Given the recent need for well-designed outdoor public spaces, The Garden at Barry’s is a timely addition to the Cork social scene.
Situated in the heart of Douglas Village, ‘The Garden’ is the ultimate in beer garden goals this Summer.
The Garden at Barry's of Douglas in Cork

Prior to the pandemic, the space was used as a customer car park. There was a small outdoor seating area just outside the bar. But when Barry’s reopened its doors in Summer 2020 after lockdown, the space was reimagined as a beer garden. Furniture and plants were hired from a company that usually supplied music festivals. This temporary arrangement allowed Barry’s manager Michael Kilmartin and owner Peter Collins to see the potential in the former car park and they decided to work on making The Garden at Barry’s a permanent fixture.

Fast forward to 2022 and today the space boasts several different seating areas. Some are open air and some are designed with Irish Summers in mind! During the Winter just gone glass partitions were installed to make The Garden cosier during colder weather. The Garden at Barry’s is filled with colourful plants and green shrubs, enhancing the relaxing and vibrant feel of this urban social space.

Who doesn’t love a sunny afternoon spent in a beer garden?

The Garden isn’t just the preserve of afternoon cold beer lovers. Barry’s opens at 9.30am Monday to Saturday serving coffee, scones and pastries. We also serve a full breakfast menu is until 11.30am. You can enjoy meeting a friend or client for coffee al fresco. Following on from midday daily is a delicious menu featuring salads, soup & chowder, burgers, curries and more.

Tables can be booked in advance online for up to six people here

The Garden at Barry's of Douglas in Cork
The Garden is one of Cork’s best outdoor dining & drinking spaces this Summer

Party Time

Let the celebrations begin! The Garden is the ideal venue in Douglas Village for a get-together with family, friends or colleagues. Groups large and small can enjoy a reserved area for their party or gathering. Let us take care of your outdoor celebration and choose from sharing platters of finger food or a more substantial main meal choice such as homemade beef burgers & chips or delicious curry & rice for the party guests. If you would like to plan a daytime or evening gathering with us in Douglas this Summer, please send an email to [email protected] or fill out the contact form.