Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Bus to Guinness

A reasurrance to readers of the previous post: there's nothing yucky in THIS one!

Sunday was rainy, so we decided to take the hop-on-hop-off green bus tour around Dublin.

We rode one whole loop around town, and then decided to get off at...where else? The Guinness Storehouse. Now, they don't actually make it there anymore, but since Guinness has a 9,000 year lease (seriously! it's true!) on the property, they wisely made a tourist attraction of it.

We worked our way through the high tech exhibits of how they make the stuff, and made our way to the 7th floor Gravity Bar. A pint is included with the price of your ticket. Mmmmm, good.

And the view was good, too.

Here's a view of the bar from the other side of the River Liffey, which I took a few days later.

And isn't it funny how everything leads to the gift shop?


Mom on the Run said...

There is nothing DOTR likes better than a hop on-hop off bus tour so he can get "oriented". One of the stops was right across the street from our hotel, so we got on and off a few times, went back and got coats so we could ride on the top in comfort, and spent the whole day hopping on and off. Did you go to the whiskey distillery, too?

Jen on the Edge said...

Pete would be ALL OVER that. He loves Guinness.

barbra said...

Bringing back memories again.

We went there! They must have changed it. In my memory, they still produced beer at the site, AND the bar where you get the included sample was underground (cavey -- cool), AND you got two tickets for samples with admission. But they were half-pints, I think, so it's the same.

I am also recalling some sort of government building right by the Guinness place that was really cool. I would have to go find the photo in the basement and scan it in to show you, though.

Minnesota Matron said...

Wow! You lucky girl!!! I just breezed through a few pages and am as green as a clover with jealousy. How incredible!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Everything in life seems to lead to the gift shop nowadays!

Coachdad said..., that looks like heaven.

Vanessa said...

Finally getting caught up here....a 9000 year lease? Incredible!

Louise said...

The view is very worth it!

BOSSY said...

Did somebody say Pint? Sure, Bossy will have a double.