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Guinness Factory

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Dublin, Ireland.

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For someone who doesn't love heavy beers like Guinness, I was a little weary of going to the Guinness Storehouse. It actually turned out to be really great - you definitely don't have to love beer to enjoy this.

Your entrance fee pays for a self-guided tour around the museum, demonstrations on the steps to making Guinness and a free beer at the Gravity Bar when you reach the top of the factory. The building is very unique with lots of hands on displays and videos and the architecture is modeled after a giant pint glass which gives the museum its own look.

The five floors all have a different theme and the top floor is the Gravity Bar which is all windows and gives incredible views of the city of Dublin. You can sign the Guinness wall too and leave your mark on this famous establishment. When you take the lift down from the top floor, you an inundated with Guinness merchandise of all kinds in the gift shop.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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“Ireland: The Booze, and The Politics”

I’m a dubious beer-drinker at best, and back in Canada the few times I tried Guinness, I thought it was a vile brew. But on the prompting of absolutely everybody I knew, I had to try this world-famous concoction – in Ireland, from the source.… Read more...

Written by  Nora Dunn. Read more about Nora's trip to Ireland

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Worth a visit!

The Guinness Factory lived up to its reputation and is definitely something you should experience if your in Dublin. Each floor is uniquely designed and contains a lot of history and interesting information on the beer. The Gravity bar, where you can enjoy a free sample of Guinness and views of the city, was one of the best parts of the tour. The gift shop is also worth a visit, it has a ton of really cool souvenirs!

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