In case you didn't notice, I just spent eight nights in Ireland! I had some amazing food, met some of the nicest people I've ever had the good fortune of coming across, and of course, checked a few items of my bucket list of Foodie Dreams.
Located in Dublin, the Guinness Storefront is worth the price of admission. Tip to the wise: buy your ticket online before you go to avoid waiting in line and get a modest discount. The tour is predominantly self-led and takes you up seven floors.
The property itself spans several city blocks, and my cab driver was kind enough to point out various sites along the way, including what used to be a hospital owned and operated just for Guinness employees, as well as recommend O'Neill's pub for some traditional Irish food after my tour. That pub was just steps away from the much more touristy Temple Bar area, and about halfway through my walk back to my hotel on O'Connell St.
Once on the seventh floor, you'll know why the stairs were worth it! You have a 360-degree view of Dublin to take in while you sip on your complimentary pint of Guinness, poured to perfection, of course. If you're really lucky, you'll have a clear day like I did.