We know what you’re thinking: Eating outside in the winter? We agree, it sounds crazy but we can promise you that the dining scene in Dublin offers unique outdoor experiences that will keep you warm and wow your taste buds no matter the temperature.

Check out these unique outdoor dining experiences in Dublin.

VASO’s Rooftop Igloos

Two couples conversating inside the VASO Rooftop Igloos

Elevate your dining experience with the Igloos at VASO Rooftop Lounge. Located atop the AC Marriott Hotel, VASO’s patio boats stunning views of Downtown Dublin. Their igloo dining experience is private, heated and seats up to eight guests complete with cozy fur-covered chairs, blankets, call pods, twinkling lights and a seasonal menu. We recommend pairing this experience with their "Truly Neutral" made with Norden Aquavit, Midori Melon Liqueur, Luxardo Maraschino and Dry Vermouth.

VASO’s igloos are now accepting reservations. Learn more here.

Café Istanbul’s Riverside Patio

Cafe Istanbul View

Make all your Mediterranean foodie dreams come true at Café Istanbul in Dublin. Outfitted with scenic views overlooking the Scioto River, their heated patio brings all the atmosphere and comfort you’re looking for and more. Pair this outdoor dining experience with their 614 Columbus cocktail made with local Watershed Vodka, Brothers D. Mead, chilled linden tea, honey water, and Buckeye Chocolate.

Pro Tip: Come back in the summer and enjoy warm-weather cocktails under a retractable roof. Reservations are available for Café Istanbul’s patio. Learn more here.

With the cooler weather comes new ways to explore Dublin's dining scene. Try something new this season and share your memories with us using #SoDublin.

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