Visiting the Guinness Storehouse was the first thing I did after I stepped off the plane in Dublin.
Located in St. James’ Gate, the Guinness Storehouse is home to a fabulous museum and a rooftop bar.
The Guinness Storehouse was first leased by Arthur Guinness in 1759 for 9000 years at £45 a year. If I had that kind of lease on my apartment, inflation would be my new best friend. However, that lease was for a four-acre chunk of land when technology and export weren’t at the level it’s at today. These days, the brewery operates on 50-acres that the owners have bought outright. Therefore, this sweet-deal lease is no longer valid.
Here is my experience visiting the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland!
Exploring the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland
How to pour the perfect pint of Guinness
Step 1: Grab a nice cool pint glass.
Step 2: Hold the glass under the tap at an angle of 45 degrees.
Step 3: Fill the glass to between 1.5 and 2 centimeters from the top.
Step 4: Let the glass rest for approximately 119.5 seconds (Or exactly that many seconds, depending on how A-type and bored you are).
Step 5: Top up the glass until the beer head is just beyond the rim of the glass.
Step 6: Chug-a-lug.
Ah, my first taste of a perfectly poured pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar atop the Storehouse. At 46 meters off the ground, the Gravity Bar is the highest bar in Dublin, although it’s not exactly a city of sky-scrapers.
In addition to the Gravity Bar, the Guinness Storehouse provides a full tour to people who are interested in the history and process of how Guinness is made.
Be sure to check out the Guinness Storehouse on your next visit to Dublin! Learn AND drink at the same time!
Hours: 9:30 – 5:00 7 days a week except on select holidays
Address: Guinness Storehouse, St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8
*Be sure to buy your tickets online for 10% off admission!