Looking for the best Summer BBQ Venues in Dublin to book this year, check these out. We’ve outlined some of our favourite barbecue and garden party spots below with some information on their summer BBQ parties and packages to suit all. Ideal for treating staff during the year as a corporate evening event or team building event, and equally perfect for relaxed friend get-togethers or wedding day-after parties in the sun. We strongly advise booking well in advance to get your preferred date, particularly if you require a Thursday or Friday night as these usually book up first.
The Sandymount Hotel on Herbert Road, D4, has probably one of Dublin’s biggest outdoor terraces, complete with marquee to ensure that your event can go ahead whether the sun is splitting the rocks or that thing we don’t like happening might happen…rain. Capacity wise it can hold up to 250 guests and the space is actually open for BBQs all year round. There is also use of a private bar should the weather not play ball. The private landscaped gardens provide the perfect setting for a summer’s evening. The BBQ menu includes everything from lemon & thyme chicken drumsticks, lemon grass marinate prawns and 8oz prime Irish beef burgers, to salads, deserts and more. Packages are priced from €25pp, based on minimum numbers of 50 guests.
Dtwo on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 has their ‘Backyard BBQ’ open all year round serving some of the best BBQ food in town. During the summer is really when this huge outdoor beer garden and seated area comes to life and is spacious enough to hold even the largest of BBQ parties (up to 800 guests), whether for corporate team building events and evenings or other celebrations. BBQ menu pricing starts at only €14.95pp.
The Grayson on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 brings the outside in with a stunning atrium and outdoor terrace, which acts as the perfect sun trap for summer parties and BBQs. This centrally located venue is suited for minimum guest numbers of 50 – 120. With an outdoor grill their chefs will be cooking up mouth-watering menus includes tasty options such as Pork & Chorizo Sausages, Smoked Brisket & Hot Dogs and Whole Seabass. Build your own menu choosing from meats, sides & salads. Vegetarian options also available.
The Trinity City Hotel on Pearse Street, Dublin 2 has a fantastic outdoor courtyard and stunning terrace. Ideal for those sun drenched days and for summer BBQ parties. Whether a friends get-together or a work / corporate evening their chefs will cook up some delicious BBQ food while you relax with a drink in plenty of space and sunshine. The courtyard, combined with indoor space should the weather take a turn, is one of the largest BBQ spaces in Dublin, suitable for up to 250 guests. BBQ menus start at only €24.95pp based on a minimum of 30 guests. For smaller BBQ parties of up to 60 guests the Brunswick Terrace is also available. This terrace is sheltered and offers a relaxed intimate atmosphere with comfortable seating and tables. Please note for the larger spaces min. guest number of ~80 apply on Thursdays & Fridays. Click below to see the BBQ menus and/or to enquire about hosting your summer party here.
Every summer The Odeon in Dublin 2 lay on one of the best BBQ parties around. Their beer garden adjacent to the venue is a serious sun trap and its central location at the Harcourt Street Luas stop make it a super popular choice of summer BBQ venue. Seating and areas can be reserved in The Odeon itself or for larger groups and more exclusivity, the private function room; The Bourbon Bar above The Odeon can also be reserved. Promotions include a BBQ item and drink (beer or prosseco) for only €10.
The Morgan Hotel’s brand new courtyard terrace, adjacent to the AA rosette award winning 10 Fleet Street Bar & Restaurant is located in Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This stylish space is suitable for up to 150 guests with BBQ menus starting from €24pp – €30pp, based on minimum guest numbers of ~30 (case by case basis), with delicious sides included on all packages. With a mix of open air and covered spaces and plenty of options on food such as premium sausages, beef burgers & vegan burgers to name a few it’s bound to be one of city’s biggest crowd pleasers this summer. Drinks packages, cocktail/prosecco on arrival and drinks tokens also available. Click below to see more images and the BBQ menu.
Ballsbridge Hotel on Pembroke Road in Dublin 4 is only minutes from the city centre. Every year they roll out the green carpet onto the sun soaked terrace outside their Dubliner Pub and serve up the most delicious BBQ food and drinks. They offer exclusive hire for for corporate events and team building evenings, as well as shared evenings for after work get togethers. The terrace is adjacent to a private function room which can be used if the weather requires it or for later in the night. Being a hotel, overnight accommodation can be arranged also if needed, with special pricing for guests. Pricing for the BBQ menu starts from €21pp which includes 2 mains, 2 salads & includes a complimentary Aperol Spritz & Glenown Farm ice Cream Tub, based on minimum guest numbers of 30.
Sophie’s rooftop restaurant, bar & terrace on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 is perched above the The Dean Hotel and offers unrivalled 360 degree views of the city. Watch the sun go down whilst enjoying a refreshing cocktail and delicious BBQ options such The Dean beef burger, pork sliders, spicy beef tortillas with vegetarian options also available. This unique terrace and perfect space to entertain can host up to 70 guests.
It’s hard to find a better spot in the city to enjoy a summer’s day or evening than FIRE on Dawson St, Dublin 2. The stunning terrace overlooks the Mansion House’s outdoor garden and gets plenty of sun. The terrace is conveniently located just outside the lounge so that should the weather change the party won’t stop! Menus start fro €54.50pp and on offer is delicious BBQ food as well as a range of refreshing cocktails such as a champagne mojitos to wash it down with. This beautiful space is suitable for up to 100 guests max. (52 seated), and please note minimum guest numbers of 40 are required. Click below to see the BBQ menu and to enquire for more information or to check availability.
Only 5 minutes from the city centre, Croke Park have some fantastic, expansive areas to host summer BBQs and corporate summer parties for up to 300 guests. The Cuasack concourse (pictured below) or the Public Level 3 concourse are suited to large parties (minimum 60 guests, max 300). Great options on entertainment can be provided from live music to fun team building activities. For smaller events their private corporate boxes offer views out over the pitch for groups of 5 – 60 guests with an alternative BBQ ‘Stadium Street Food’ menu available. Each party is unique depending on requirements so pricing will vary, but feel free to enquire with the Croke Park events team directly via their VenueSearch listing and they’ll get back to you super quickly.
Searsons on Baggot Street, Dublin 2 are a very popular venue for all types of events, parties and being near the Aviva; match days of course. To the rear of the venue is a truly spectacular beer garden for Summer BBQs. Available for exclusive private hire this unique space is one of Dublin’s best sun traps and can accommodate up to 100 guests for summer parties. It comes complete with its own private bar and toilets. and a retractable roof, fully heated all year round, should the weather require it or for BBQs outside the summer months. Please note this space cannot be hired on Fridays, all other days ok.
The Harbourmaster’s sprawling, sun drenched beer garden offers the perfect spot to soak up some rays this summer. Located to the rear of the venue in the IFSC on the docklands in Dublin 1 this space can host up to 200 guests (min. 30 guests) and has full use of the ‘Greenhouse’ function room adjacent if required should the weather not hold up. For smaller parties the ‘Blueroom’ area with beer garden is suitable for up to 30 guests. There’s also a Luas stop directly outside making it super easy getting to and from the venue. BBQ menus start from only €16.95pp with great options such as beef burgers, veggie burgers, 6oz stripling steak and plenty more. Click below to see the menu or enquire for more information.
Sunny summer evenings in Ely Bar & Grill are a real treat. Ely is located in the CHQ Building on Dublin’s docklands and within easy reach of the city centre. With a waterside outdoor terrace and the Atrium bar, and its infamous reputation for food and drink you can be assured of some of the finest BBQ food and libations Dublin has to offer. BBQs can be arranged for guest numbers of at least 20 guests (semi-private) but available for up to 180 guests (exclusive hire). Custom packages are available, please click below to see a sample menu or to enquire for more information.
Roberta’s on Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 is another stunning super central location to host a Summer BBQ or party this year. This venue is centred around a unique bar surrounded by restaurant dining space and a courtyard terrace, all encapsulated under a magnificent glass atrium ceiling. Roberta’s spacious surroundings are perfect for those larger Summer events taking guest numbers of 100 – 650. Being a restaurant you can be guaranteed that their innovative chefs and teams are on hand to deliver an exception BBQ event experience.
I don’t think anywhere quite catches the sun as well as Johnnie Fox’s beer garden on a fine summer’s day. Being perched in a prime position on the Dublin mountains definitely helps I’m sure though! Only a few minutes drive from South Dublin and with an express bus service from the city centre this is certainly one of the spots you’ll find us this summer 😉 The Haggart is Johnnie Fox’s outdoor beer garden area, and comes complete with a marquee covering if the rain should try dampen the spirits. The area is heated also if needed to allow for extra late summer evening get togethers, with live music to top it off of course.
For those located in or near Smithfield, Dublin 7, Christophe’s is a hidden gem. On the Luas line and located on the same courtyard, directly opposite the Jameson Distillery this venue opens for private summer BBQ evenings on request. With an outdoor heated terrace, tables and seating you’re sure to soak up the sun in style. Packages from €22.95pp including tasty options such as Hereford beef burgers, Clonanny farm black pepper sausages, roast vegetable skewers to name but a few and a selection of salads and homemade breads.
For those on or near the south side of Dublin, Union Cafe will be hosting regular barbecue summer parties at their Mount Merrion venue. Perfect for local businesses and people in the area. Perched high above the neighbouring houses, Union Cafe offers stunning views over the city and it’s sure to be a popular spot this summer. The outdoor terrace is adjacent to White Room should the weather take a turn. Ideally suited to guest numbers of 50 – 200.
This article was updated: 08 April 2020