The Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin honors the dark stuff with a massive museum housed inside a giant Guinness pint glass. The property, which was initially used as a fermentation house in the early 1900s by founder Arthur Guinness, exhibits a history of the brand, ingredient sourcing, and advertising across the ages (“My Goodness, My Guinness”). Learn how to achieve the perfect pour, then enjoy a glass at the Gravity Bar, a Wonka-esque glass bar atop the 125-foot structure that unveils 360-degrees of Dublin. Upgrade to a Connoisseur Experience, and you’ll visit a private bar to taste four variants on the trademark stout: Draught, Original, Foreign Extra Stout, and Black Lager. For dessert, eat some Guinness: the savory Beef & Guinness Stew is excellent, and Guinness Brown Bread is a sweet, melt-in-your-mouth loaf.

Prices: Adults  €18.00 at the door. Discount tickets available online in advance. Tickets include a complementary pint of Guinness for adults over 18, and soft drink for those under 18. The Connoisseur Experience sessions run 1.5 hours daily and cost an additional €30 per person; reservation recommended

Address: St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland

Open daily 9.30 a.m. – last admission at 5:00 p.m.
July and August – last admission at 7:00 p.m.