Enter the Guinness Storehouse, the quintessential museum for travellers to Dublin and for some their first Guinness Pint is tasted here. In the Centre of the main floor, you’ll see encased, a copy of the 9,000-year lease that Arthur Guinness signed on the brewery at St James’s Gate. Look up and you’ll see various glass panels staggered all the way up. You, ladies and gentlemen, are standing in the middle of the largest Guinness pint glass and it’s pretty cool.
Travel up to the Gravity Bar on the 7th Floor and you are essentially on the “head” of the pint. The 360-degree panoramic view is spectacular, whether at night or during the day, you are looking out from the second highest building – no skyscrapers here. I was lucky to experience both vJews during my trip to the Guinness Storehouse and as you can see, it was indeed spectacular.
As part of my Evening at the Storehouse, a number of us were given a preview of the collaboration between the Guinness Storehouse and Air BnB to offer a “Night at the Storehouse.”
Renowned interior designer Graham O’Donnell, transformed the space at the Gravity Bar that allowed for play, rest and the variations in between. He incorporated artifacts from the brewery, its archive, and Irish artisans.
It has been suggested that you can survive by only drinking Guinness, unfortunately, this is not true. What better way to experience your meal, made using local ingredients, than to have it created by Guinness Storehouse Executive Chef Justin O’Connor. An interesting side note, Chef O’Connor previously worked at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto under Chef John Higgins who has appeared in Preferred Magazine as part of the Chopped Canada’s Gents piece – it’s a small world after all!
The special experience “Night at the Storehouse” is much vaster than this and something that you should experience. Specific details on the experience are available through the competition link. As you admire your pint of Guinness, do you see the darkness? Now hold it up to the light, it’s actually a dark shade of Ruby and to experience this and more at the Home of Guinness, log on to airbnb.com/night-at/guinnessstorehouse and answer the question: ‘What makes you the world’s biggest Guinness fan?’ The competition closes on March 22nd and the prize can be redeemed on April 24th. See website for full terms and conditions.
Good Luck and for those interested in the Guinness Storehouse experience a more detailed article will appear in the near future in the print magazine or you can direct any questions you have to @g2whisky (Gerald) via social media.
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