Ireland is known for its beautiful scenery and amazing pubs (among many other things). This article highlights the 20 best beer gardens in Ireland ranked in order of greatness. Some have the best scenery for a pint, whilst others have an excellent vibe.
20. Jack Meade’s, Waterford
This really is probably the most bizarre Beer Garden you’ll ever see. It is an amazing Beer Garden with a playground for the kids in the background. The venue has a delicious restaurant alongside it. Jack Meades is an amazing spot to go to on a hot sunny day.
19. O’Sullivan’s Bar, Crookhaven
O’Sullivan’s is one of the best spots in Ireland to have a pint and take in a coastal view. It really is amazing. Along with giving drinkers an excellent view, they also hold the claim of serving the most southerly pint in Ireland.
18. Gings Bar, Carrick On Shannon
If you want a pint beside a beautiful river, this place will satisfy your needs. On a hot Summer’s day, there really isn’t many places better than this riverside gem.
17. Rosie’s Bar, Ballydehob
Rosie’s is a traditional Cork bar by a stunning river. As you can see from the photo above, it is best to go on Summer evenings for a pint. Stunning!
16. Curragower, Limerick
If you want a pint beside a stunning castle, this is the place for you. You can take in Limerick’s beautiful river and polish off that Guinness with good company!
15. Swagman, Sligo
The Swagman in Sligo is an amazing relaxed spot with a bustling beer garden and musical entertainment. If you are in the area and want a bit of craic, this is the place for you!
14. The Barge, Charlemont Street, Dublin
The Barge is a canalside hub which is a bustling pub on any day there is a bit of sun. Strictly speaking, it probably isn’t a beer garden but it may as well be.
13. The Sunflower, Belfast
Along with the title of being voted Belfast’s Best Bar in a number of competitions, this place has one of the best beer gardens in the land. If that isn’t enough to entice you to come down, they have an outdoor pizza oven which makes amazing pizza.
12. The Dirty Onion, Belfast
The Dirty Onion is one of Belfast’s newest city centre bars but it hasn’t taken long for it to become one of the best. It has an amazing beer garden which is even packed in winter as they have outdoor heating! Get down here for a pint if you’re in the great city of Belfast.
11. The Moorings, Dungarvan
Located on the seafront of this beautiful Waterford town, The Moorings has the best Beer Garden in the area. It really is a great spot to enjoy a pint and a bite outdoors.
10. O’Connell’s, Galway
If you’re in the amazing city of Galway, get over to this spot! It has an amazing Beer Garden which any pub would be proud of! Summer nights are buzzing at this spot!
9. Tigh Ned, Inis Oírr
Tigh Ned is a small family run pub on Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands. It has a stunning outdoor area where you can have a pint with your friends!
8. Harry Byrne’s, Clontarf, Dublin
Harry Byrne’s has one of the best Beer Gardens in the Dublin area. This place is easy recognisable by its cherry window boxes overflowing with flowers, but if you take a stroll through, you’ll find a sensational Beer Garden.
7. The Living Room, Dublin
Dublin’s largest beer Garden, The Living Room, is located right in the heart of the city centre on O’Connell Street. This bar has an amazing beer garden. It’s also a very busy venue so make sure you arrive early to get yourself a seat.
6. The Courtyard on Sober Lane, Cork
When the weather is good and you are in Cork, pay this stunning courtyard a visit. It really is a classy establishment!
5. The Beachcomber, Rathmullan, Donegal
If you are looking for a Beer Garden with a view, it doesn’t come much better than The Beachcomber of Donegal. I don’t think we need to do any more explaining, just look at the picture above and make your own mind up.
4. The Perch, Belfast
The Perch is a located in a Converted Victorian warehouse in the heart of Belfast. This amazing venue offers a relaxed rooftop destination for cocktails and pizzas. The Beer Garden is simply amazing!
3. Deep South, Cork
Deep South is one of Cork’s favourite bars and for good reason. It has a sensational beer garden which serves a wide selection of drinks and amazing food. If you are in the amazing city of Cork, check this place out!
2. Filthy McNasty’s, Belfast
In the north, Filthy McNasty’s boasts the claim of having one of the best beer gardens in Belfast. This place is full to the brim every weekend. The decor of the garden is amazing and the music is great. Get the pints in lads!
1. Billy Byrnes, Kilkenny
A magical beer garden. It has outdoor sofas, a converted double decker bus, graffitti and greenery to make an amazing setting. Located on John Street in Kilkenny, on a good day, there’s no better place for a few drinks!