Guinness has a €16M expansion plan in store

by Gazette Reporter

The multi-award winning Guinness Storehouse announced details of a €16 million expansion plan which will see the iconic Gravity Bar double in size.
With its spectacular panoramic views over the city, Dublin’s highest bar has proven to be a highlight for the 16.5 million people who have visited since it opened in 2000.
Subject to planning permission, it is hoped that construction will commence in 2018 and will welcome visitors by 2019.
Speaking at the announcement, Paul Carty, managing director, Guinness Storehouse said: “The Guinness Storehouse has become part of Dublin. It is the number one visitor attraction, and is a must-see and must-do experience; celebrated by the staff, by tourism in Ireland and by the people of Ireland.
“We are now excited to reveal the next chapter of the Guinness Storehouse, the expansion of the Gravity Bar.”
The innovative plans announced involve the creation of a new 360 degree space, which will directly link to the original Gravity Bar forming a unique, spectacular, panoramic space, which can hold up to 500 people at any one time, doubling the current capacity.
The good news for visitors is that the Guinness Storehouse and existing Gravity Bar will remain open as normal during the construction period.
In addition to the expanded Gravity Bar, the Guinness Storehouse Hub, a new facilities building, directly adjacent to the Guinness Storehouse building is also included in the plans.
This three storey building will provide additional space for the Guinness Archives one of the world’s most remarkable archives, chronicling the history of Guinness over a long 257 years, along with retail storage and employee hub.
Since first opening its doors to the public in 2000, the Guinness Storehouse has made a significant contribution to Ireland’s tourism sector and economy.

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