Gravity Bar II
The new Gravity Bar II has opened at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse, with lighting design by Michael Grubb.
The new and improved £16 million bar offers stunning panoramic views of Dublin, allowing visitors to take in some of the Irish capital’s most iconic sights while enjoying a perfectly poured, perfectly chilled pint of Guinness.
A major expansion on the Guinness Storehouse’s previous bar, the new version is more than double the size of the previous establishment.
The result of some 600 people working 16 months and a total of 175,000-man hours, the bar is a sight to behold and will offer panoramic views of the Dublin mountains and nearby Phoenix Park. It represents a major upgrade on the original Gravity Bar which first opened in 2000 and brought in a staggering 1.7 million visitors in the past year alone.
Everyone from Kylie Minogue and Tom Cruise through to Bill Clinton and Queen Elizabeth has taken a tour of the famous venue. The opening also coincided with a visit from Prince William and Kate Middleton – who dropped by for a pint of the black stuff.
A new edition to the popular tourist hotspot, the bar is part of a major revamp of activities for visitors that also includes a new, special behind-the-scenes tour.