Updated: Aug 6, 2020
Don't you want to see how a Guinness is made?!
Well I don't have all of that in this post, but I do have a peak into the totally awesome Guinness Storehouse.
On our recent family vacation to Ireland we stayed in Dublin and then ventured out on day trips around the country, but one of my favorite things was the Guinness tour in Dublin's city center. It may sound weird that one of my favorite things was a brewery tour when there are so many amazing castles and beautiful sceneries to be seen... BUT that is because the Guinness Storehouse is so well done it literally had me amazed (or maybe it was because I was still hungover from the Guinness the night before).
In all honesty, it's probably one of the cooler things I've seen lately. From the self-guided tour through seven levels of the building that's shaped like a pint glass, to the restaurants on site that use local, seasonal ingredients, to the gift shop where you can get your engraved beer mug, to the gravity bar with panoramic views of the city.
Every single thing had me going OMG this is so cool!
I come from a marketing background so cool visuals and branding always geek me out. This place is full of creativity, unique art exhibits, and a whole floor devoted to their best advertisements brought to life (and there's photo booths to top it all off)!
If you ever find yourself in Dublin, this should be a top thing to do on your list, but be sure to buy your tickets online in advance to bypass the lines!