Ireland offers some pretty amazing adventures, one of which includes the Guinness Storehouse. Thanks to Trip Advisor, the VGB Squad headed out to go on this adventure.
The Guinness Storehouse is located in Dublin, Ireland in the heart of the legendary St. James’s Gate Brewery. It is over seven floors of eye catching attractions that allows a person to discover what goes into making every pint. You will learn about the brand history stretching over the past 250 years. There are fun little things like learning how to pour the perfect pint, tasting experiences, restaurants, and a gravity bar when you reach the top!
Our Guinness Storehouse Tour Experience
You know you are at a hot spot when over 4 million visitors stop by this place every year since it’s opening in 2000. The seven floors surround a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. Let us walk you through our favorite moments to try and inspire you to visit!
The ground floor of the Guinness Storehouse introduces you to the beer’s four ingredients. These ingredients are water, barley, hops, and yeast. You see a water feature that is lit up to a bright blue to draw your attention to begin your self guided tour. This is great for a group of 5 because we were able to go at our own pace and spend more time on the things that interested us personally.
The entrance also provides one of the largest gift shops I’ve ever seen. Drew, Dooley, and Ady racked up on some amazing Guinness gear for the remainder of our trip.
The history of beer is told through various interactive exhibition areas. They include brewing, transport, cooperage, advertising, and sponsorship. Ady, being a marketing and advertising guru loved the advertising exhibit. I loved the brewing portion where they had quite the impressive “bubble” display. It said that there are over 20 million bubbles in every pint. Fun fact, that over 3 million pints are brewed every day at this brewery on top of all the fun that they have going on!
Be sure to stop of the fifth floor if you are hungry. The Brewery Bar offers Irish cuisine using their beer to cook in the food.
The top floor houses the Gravity Bar with views of Dublin. You can end your tour with a pint of Guinness. This is a really cool experience to be able to sit down with your friends and talk about your favorite parts of the tour. It is a time to relax and enjoy the city views and reflect on the fun interactive tour that you just went on!
Don’t worry, if you aren’t planning at trip to Ireland soon. The founders signed a 9,000 year lease on the Guinness Storehouse so you still have plenty of time. As soon as you do get a chance to head to Dublin, make sure you check Trip Advisor. Be sure to book your Guinness Tour. It is an experience that will open your mind to all the passion and creativity that goes into every pint of Guinness!