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 summer 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.
Guest Numbers: 35 – 1500
If a luxurious corporate summer party or summer BBQ venue is what your company is looking for this year, then look no further than the five star setting on offer at the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, just 15 minutes from the city centre. This stunning venue has three equally beautiful outdoor spaces available for exclusive private hire, each of which come with their own indoor space should it be required; the Le Panto Suite & Terrace (min. 35 guests), Portico Suite & Secret Garden (min. 60 guests) and the Pembroke Suite & Private Lawn (min. 120 guests). Exclusive hire of the entire venue and outdoor spaces is also possible, accommodating the largest of companies for up to 1500 guests. BBQ are priced from €45pp, room hire may apply based on numbers. Click below to enquire with the team to check availability and pricing.
Guest Numbers: 50 – 5000
Connectopia is this summer’s hottest corporate BBQ / party immersive experience. Brought to you by the ever creative, bespoke event specialists; Verve, this sprawling, purpose-built mini-festival style setup is located in the RDS, Dublin 4 and is only available to book for corporate summer parties. This unique experience takes place from May until mid-July and combines all of the best elements of summer from beaches, live DJs and music festivals, to culture and the best of food & drink. Reconnect with colleagues, rebuild company culture and rejuvenate staff & teams for the rest of the year ahead. Exclusive hire of the venue is available for groups of 500 – 5000 guests. Some shared nights are possible for groups of 50+ or more, more dates TBC but currently June 2nd & June 16th are for mixed / shared company nights. Pricing is on a per person basis which includes a reserved area for your team (shared nights), entertainment and a food & drink spend. Availability is limited so enquire as soon as possible below to check your preferred date(s).
The Harcourt Bar on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 have their stunning heated and covered ‘Garden Lounge’ open all year round serving some of the best BBQ food in town. During the summer this huge outdoor garden and seating area comes to life. Spacious enough to hold even the largest of BBQ parties (up to 1000 guests), it is perfect for corporate team building get togethers and other celebrations. BBQ menu pricing starts from only €23.95pp.
Guest Numbers: 80 – 350
The Garden at The Church on the corner of Mary Street & Jervis Street, Dublin 1 is one of the city’s largest and best outdoor terraces for summer parties and company summer BBQs, accommodating up to 350 guests. This stunning gated terrace wraps around the entire venue and it can also be covered and heated if required. Corporate BBQ / summer parties require minimum of 80 guests for sole use of the BBQ grill (Sunday – Friday). Menus start from only €20pp with fantastic drinks and cocktails options also. Semi-private garden party reservations are also available for smaller companies and groups of minimum 10 guests (up to 79 guests).
Guest Numbers: 20 – 1000
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. Generally the terrace is used for shared party groups (min. 20 guests), however 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.
Guest Numbers: 50 – 300
One of Dublin city centre’s most stylish hotels, The Gibson on Point Square, Dublin 1 offers the perfect mix of indoor and outdoor space for a late afternoon or evening summer company soirée. Located on the upper floors, The Gibson’s beautiful outdoor courtyard is central to the venue’s multiple spaces for entertaining, including Coda Restaurant (made famous by Ireland’ First Dates TV show) and the Hemi Bar, all of which have direct access to the outdoor space as well as large outdoor balcony terrace which overlooks the 3Arena and Dublin Port. Ideally suited to larger corporate summer parties and get togethers The Gibson can comfortably host up to 300 guests (min. 50 guests) with a range of catering options available including many BBQ favourites.
Guest Numbers: 16 – 35
If exclusive experiences are your company’s preference, VenueSearch present to you the stunning Rock Star Suite’s rooftop terrace at The Hard Rock Hotel, for the ultimate summer BBQ venue for small corporate summer parties and get togethers. This private rooftop terrace, right in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, offers 360 degree panoramic views of the city and features a heated and covered outdoor lounge area, built-in BBQ / kitchen station, as well as an outdoor seated dining area. The dining area of the terrace seats 12 guests with room for up to max. 35 guests in total when the adjacent lounge area is included. Hire of this space is on request Mon – Thurs only and for corporate bookings only of min. 16 guests. Menus are bespoke, tailored to your preferences. Guideline price for this experience is from ~€100pp.
Guest Numbers: 50 – 80
The Morrison Hotel located in the heart of Dublin City on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin 1, have a gorgeous sunny courtyard available for exclusive private summer BBQs and corporate summer parties. With its own private entrance, retractable canopy with heaters and use of indoor space adjacent to courtyard your guests will be guaranteed a great evening rain or shine. This space is only available if hired privately (room hire may apply). Min. guest numbers of 50 required (max. 80 in the courtyard). Menus can be tailored to your preference but generally start from ~€27pp. Click below to enquire about availability and pricing with the team.
Guest Numbers: 50 – 200
Opium’s super central, ultra chic, enchanting ‘Botanical Garden’ is the ultimate space to host your company summer party in Dublin this year. This light-filled garden space has its own fully-stocked bar and fully retractable roof for those extra sunny days, but also includes heaters and can be covered if required, guaranteeing that the party never stops at Opium, whatever the Irish weather can throw at it. Exclusive hire of the Botanical Garden is available until 10.30pm, based on min. spend and max. guest numbers of 200. Click below to enquire with the team or to check availability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 23 May 2022