After geeking out over all the books in The Long Room at Trinity College, we decided it was time to experience what many people come to Dublin for…the GUINNESS! Truth be told, D and I have never been fans of Guinness. Every time I'd tried it outside of Ireland, I felt like I was drinking a loaf of bread. It tasted malty and much too heavy to be one of those easy drinking beers you could have 3 of and barely bat an eye. But tasting a Guinness pint at the actual Storehouse? Totally different experience! The beer tasted sweet, yet subtle, heavier…but not overpoweringly so. It's true what they say…Guinness tastes better IN Dublin! In fact, the whole tour was quite wonderful. The Storehouse was huge and offered many options for experiencing Guinness history and the beer itself. We especially loved getting to "pour the perfect pint" at the Guinness Academy. I never knew beer pouring could be such a multi-faceted process! D and I had fun competing to see who poured the better pint. We agreed on a tie at the Storehouse (but I still not-so-secretly think I did a smidge better…hehe!).
After mastering our pouring skills, we took our pints up to the tippy top of the Guinness building to enjoy the views from their 360° Gravity Bar. The sun was still shining at this point, so we got some excellent views of the Dublin skyline…along with a nice cold pint to solidify our first Guinness experience. Guys, this one's a no-brainer. Even if you're not a beer fan, The Guinness Storehouse is just something you have to visit.
It's more than just a brewery…it's an Irish way of life!
Admission price: €16.50 (or get 10% off if you pre-book online)
Comes with a free small taste and one complimentary pint.
Opening times: 7 days a week, 9:30am-5pm