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!