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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Exploring Dublin: The Guinness Storehouse

The Señor is a beer lover, and when we landed in Dublin for a few days, a trip to the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's most popular tourist attraction, soared to the top of our itinerary. 

Imagine that?! An old beer factory trumps the Blarney Stone and the Book of Kells as Ireland's most popular tourist attraction! 

Designed as a seven story pint glass, the Guinness Storehouse gives visitors an interactive history of the Irish brew that culminates with a pint on the famous rooftop Gravity Bar. 

The tour begins with the history of Arthur Guinness and his 9,000 year old lease, signed in 1759. 

On the first floor, visitors learn about the four ingredients that go into Guinness: water, barley, hops, and yeast. 

The water used in Guinness manufacturing comes from the Wicklow Mountains, not the River Liffey. The water rights were part of the original 1759 lease negotiated by Guinness. 


And hops

Each floor offers an interactive exhibit teaching visitors about the Guinness history. There are plenty of spaces for photo opps. 

The Guinness story, told in the perfect pint. 

Visitors are given a free pint of Guinness, which they can enjoy in the Perfect Pint bar, where you can learn how to pour the perfect pint and later, receive a certificate. Or you can enjoy your Guinness in the rooftop Gravity Bar. 

I learned the fine art of pouring the perfect Guinness. 

And, since I'm not a beer drinker, the Señor was doubly blessed. He poured the perfect pint and then enjoyed my beer in the rooftop bar. 

When you start to get hungry, you can eat in the Storehouse's full-service restaurant, The Brewery Bar, or you can help yourself to the snack bar's specialty, Guinness Stew. 

So good!

And shop all things Guinness to your heart's content. 

Even though I'm not a beer drinker, I had a great time at the Guinness Storehouse. The museum is very user friendly, with handsets for non-English speakers, and the interactive layout brings the history to life. 

If you're lucky enough to visit Dublin, make the Guiness Storehouse part of your itinerary. 


Have you ever been to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin? Did you enjoy your pint in the pouring room or in the Gravity Bar? 


  1. I have been! I've been outside of it, though, because I don't drink beer. ;) But Ireland is a place I want to get back to and bring my husband to visit. It's so beautiful.

  2. What a fabulous opportunity! Although I don't like the taste of Guinness, I would love to tour it! Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. I enjoyed the Guinness storehouse. We'll be going back again next year for my dad's 60th!

  4. I am not much of a beer drinker but i much prefer Ale's. Sounds like a fun tour though.

  5. Hi Kelly, thanks for the lovely tour through the Guiness Storehouse. It looks like a very good time. and especially nice learning how to pour your own perfect pint of Guiness!

  6. We had a great time; Antonio loved his Guinness. It was fun to learn about the history.

  7. It was fun to learn the history. I don't care for beer; he drank mine too. He was a happy guy. ;-)

  8. That's great! Dublin is such a fun city. I loved the music everywhere, even in the streets.

  9. It was fun to learn the history. I don't care for beer either; my husband drank mine too. He was a happy guy. ;-) Thank you for stopping by!

  10. It was fun to learn the history. I don't care for beer either; my husband drank mine too. He was a happy guy. ;-)

  11. I would love to visit a brewery! And even better if you get to taste some beer :)

  12. I LOVE the Guinness storehouse! I went there during my first trip to Dublin and had the time of my life. My friends and I actually spent the better part of a day there! I'm not a huge beer drinker either, but for some reason Guinness just tasted to much better there! :D