My tip is to go early and if it seems to be a busy day head straight to the Gravity Bar – otherwise it is a self guided tour that moves floor to floor with the finale being a pint at the top. The tour is very well done and give you a great history of Guinness along with the process of making this delicious beer. Buy Tickets or get all your questions answered here.
The next stop on what seems to be my alcoholic journey would be the Old Jameson Distillery.
I do love me some Irish whiskey so we stopped by and took the tour- it was awful. The only thing that saved it from being a total waste of time is at the beginning of the tour (once you watch a silly intro movie) is they ask for volunteers. RAISE YOUR HAND! The best part of the tour is the end….as you are gifted with a shot of Jameson or a Jameson & Ginger. With cocktails in hand we head around a table set for just the volunteers: we sit and taste 3 different types of Whiskeys and discuss while the rest of the group just sits there with envy. After comparing Johnnie, Jack & Jameson we are given certificates that we are now certified whiskey tasters….its a nice bragging right.
I stayed at the Westin in Dublin which is perfectly located in the center of the city, next to Trinity College and short walk to the Temple Bar area of town -with tons of pubs and restaurants this is a great area to stay in.