One TD says Dublin is losing its night-time economy spaces to hotels and developments.
Green Party Central Dublin TD Neasa Hourigan was speaking as a popular beer garden, shared by three pubs in Dublin city centre, is set to be closed due to a new hotel development on the site.
The garden shared by Fibber Magees, The Living Room and Murray's will be closed due to a large extension to the Holiday Inn Express on O'Connell Street.
Deputy Hourigan told Newstalk Breakfast this needs some joined up thinking.
"I just think it's a huge mistake - obviously we have an issue with hotel rooms in the city.
"But I think we need a viable prospect for tourism in Dublin, and one of those things is that Irish people are a good time.
"We are good for a night out... one of our big selling points is that we do nightlife really well.
"We do the pub really well, we do a night out very well.
"And we are slowly, one by one, losing those spaces - and I guess it's kind of worrying to see Dublin City Council not valuing those spaces".
Deputy Hourigan says while this is not on the same scale as the debate around the Cobblestone Pub, it should be carefully looked at.
"I don't think I or anybody else is suggesting that the beer garden is providing that kind of legacy.
"I think what we are arguing is that Dublin City Council need to have a joined up idea about what is it, in terms of tourism, that Dublin offers.
"People come here not just for a museum and not just to go to the zoo - they come here for the night-time economy, and slowly we are losing those spaces because they're getting eaten up by hotels, by developments.
"And if we continue to do that, we just won't be that cosmopolitan city that's good for a night out because those spaces won't be there".