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Check out these great Dublin pubs for some pints in the sun
With longer days, potentially sunny skies, and warmer weather, we know Dubliners want to spend as much time outside as possible this summer. There are so many good reasons to grab a pint outside: from soaking up the fresh air and warm sunshine to maybe bringing your dog to join in the craic.

Luckily, in a city full of warm and welcoming pubs, there are a growing number of spots thinking outside the box. From beer gardens to patios and all sorts of other outdoor spaces, there are some great places to enjoy warmer weather.

Here are some of our favourites in and around Dublin.

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The Barge
Charlemont Street and the Grand Canal

Sunny days are legendary at The Barge Gastro Bar on Charlemont Street. Massive crowds spill from the pub and onto the Grand Canal lock outside. Hundreds of people collectively enjoying one of the most beautiful spots in town, it’s grand!

There’s just something special about sitting on the side of the water with your friends on a sunny day.

Of course, please be responsible out there. As with many gatherings, it has a tendency to get out of hand, with people leaving behind litter and worse. Take good care of the space, and you’ll be rewarded with a truly memorable time.

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Harry Byrnes - Clontarf

We all love the sunshine and all, but in Dublin you have to be realistic. Rain in the forecast is more likely than a sunny spell. That’s where Harry Byrnes on Howth Road in Clontarf comes in.

Their beer garden is a haven for all seasons. The fully enclosed area will let in every bit of sunshine, while also keeping the rain out of your pint! So catch the match with an energetic crowd. You won’t regret it.

**Dockyard No. 8 **- Bray
Located right by the marina in Bray, Dockyard No. 8 is my favourite place to grab lunch after a day by the beach. The cafe is amazingly dog friendly with an open-air patio that looks right out onto the water.

While it is known more for their food and wine than beer, you’ll find a cheerful place with a retractable roof that can be used in all seasons. Be sure to check out the daily specials, as I can’t say enough for their sambos.

Bernard Shaw/Eat Yard - South Richmond Street
You’ll be hard pressed to find a better combination of street food and drink in town. The Bernard Shaw, arguably one of the coolest pubs in Dublin, already won hearts over with their beer garden out back. It’s packed with everything from a double-decker bus that serves pizza to twice-monthly flea markets.

Add in the Bernard Shaw’s connected food market, EatYard, and you have an unbeatable day.

Grab a pint with the friends and then head over to one of the eight food vendors, serving up everything from elegant egg sambos and burgers to vegan fish and chips. Remember, they don’t want broken glass in EatYard, so transfer your drink to one of the plastic cups by the door as you head over.

Just don’t forget to leave room for dessert.

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**The Brian Boru ** - Galsnevin
This is one of those Dublin pubs you just have to experience. With history dating back a thousand years, when the High King himself supposedly camped there before heading off to thrash some Vikings, the Brian Boru has been a staple on the North Side. James Joyce even mentioned the pub in Ulysses as mourners passed by on their way to Glasnevin Cemetery.

History aside, the pub is remarkable today for its service and beer garden. Seriously, how lovely is that space? They also have a conservatory that gets great sunshine on those rainy days. You simply can’t go wrong.

The Queens - Dalkey
On a sunny Saturday, you just want to be outside. I don’t blame you! So here’s a great idea: a gorgeous day spent on Killiney Hill, paired with a pint and food.

That’s how I first visited the Queens in Dalkey a while back. The steak room, which dates back to 1745, serves up great pub fare, but the real draw on a sunny day is the large outdoor space.

With more than 20 tables outside under Dalkey Castle, it’s a great way to relax after a nice walk. Then hop back onto the Dart to wherever you’re going.

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