i’m pretty sure this is on everyone’s radar for dublin, right? when in dublin, visit guinness. it was one of my grandma’s biggest priorities, and she is not a drinker, that’s how synonymous dublin and guinness are.

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the museum is in the old storehouses of guinness, beautifully cleaned up and re-designed. it takes you through the process of making the iconic dublin beer, as well as the historical and cultural significance. i loved the aesthetic of the building, and most days i would have soaked in this information at a nice slow pace. but this day was our first in ireland, we’d come on a red eye flight, we were working with the piece meal amounts of sleep we’d managed to scrape together on the plane (not much), and a 6 hour time shift. this was not us at our optimal, information soaking prime. we managed the first two or three floors (of six, i think?) and then gave up on the museum part of the experience, and headed for the top floor, where they keep the bar with a 360 degree view of the city, and you get your complimentary pint of ‘the black stuff’.

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feeling already fairly exhausted, and not particular fans of stouts in general, we opted for half pints, and that ended up being more than adequate. i have heard from multiple sources that if YOU are a fan of guinness, this is the best tasting pint of the stuff that is available! take note.

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exhausted selfie with karen and grandma rita in the background

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we ended our visit by sharing a bowl of really delicious guinness stew from arthur’s bar (a pub on the premises) and some brown bread, and trekking our tired selves back to the hotel for a quiet late afternoon/early evening nap.

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