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Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse
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Have you seen the epic rooftop bar on top of Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse?

The Gravity Bar opened just before the pandemic hit in March 2020 – and now it’s ready for business

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
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When you’ve finished traipsing around the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, learning loads of stuff about one of the world’s most iconic bevs, the natural thing to want to do is kick back with a pint of the brew itself. Luckily for you, there’s a (relatively) recent addition to the Storehouse, and it’s the perfect place for sipping a stout while taking in some of the Irish capital’s finest sights.

The Gravity Bar is a spaceship-like thing on the Storehouse’s seventh floor offering incredible views from one of Dublin’s highest vantage points. The bar’s figure-eight shape gives guests a 360-degree panorama stretching from the Wicklow Mountains, where Guinness sources its freshwater, to Phoenix Park and Dublin Bay. As far as places for a tipple go, it’s pretty unbeatable.  

‘But the Gravity Bar has been open for ages!’ you cry. We know. The Gravity Bar first opened in 2000, but it reopened after a €20 million (£16.7 million, $22.7million) refurb in early March 2020. In other words, it started welcoming back visitors just before the pandemic hit and so, unless you’re a Dubliner, it’s pretty unlikely you’ll have had the chance to visit.

Ireland recently lifted some of its travel restrictions, allowing fully-vaccinated travellers to visit the country without a pre-departure test. And even better, the Gravity Bar will host a St Patrick’s Day Festival (March 16 to 20), which will see the Storehouse filled with Irish music, dance and general good craic.

Fancy a visit? You can book a spot at the Gravity Bar via the Guinness Storehouse website.

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