Plans are afoot at James’ gate, the home of Guinness, to open a new bar on the site to the public. The bar will be on their ‘micro brewery’ site where they currently brew the 2 new Dublin porter’s that were launched last year.
The new bar is currently the tasting area for the smaller brewery facility and is in a 5 floor building located on the upper ground floor. They’ll be refurbishing the area on the outside as well as in, which will include a new lift, a smoking area with cover, refurbished toilets, and the interior of the tasting area.
The Guinness Storehouse is already the most visited tourist spot in the country, and they’re looking to capitalise on the current growing trend of drinks tourism that is taking off in the city and around the country. Already we have the Guinness storehouse, the Jameson Distillery, the new Teeling distillery in Newmarket square, and the Irish Whiskey Museum on College green. There are other plans for more distilling and brewery visitor tours around the city.
Once all the work is done the bar will be open 2 days a week to visitors and it’ll likely also be used for tasting events and parties.
H/T Fountain Resource Group. Link.