Seven - Guinness, Oyster Stout, and Irish Music
It was a rainy morning, hampering my daily early exploration, so
I was on a mission to find a laundry facility. I asked around and scoured
the area, but none were to be found. I finally stopped at an Internet
cafe for some research and learned there indeed were none in the area,
St James's Gate Brewery
The Gravity Bar
The Bagel Haven Cafe was
out choice for lunch and an excellent choice it was, with crisp and
delicious bagel sandwiches and salads to choose from.
we visited the Guinness St James's Gate Brewery and Storehouse for
a tour and education on the process of making the fine stout. It
was very interesting and quite well organized, plus, at the end of
tour, we got a free pint of Guinness in the top floor Gravity Bar,
We spent the rest of the early evening doing some shopping and dodging
rain drops, before seeking out the Porterhouse
Brewing Company for dinner
and drinks. I tried the Oyster
Stout, which was a very smooth stout
similar to Guinness. The food was terrific and the atmosphere very
Four our last night in Dublin, we found a little pub called Krueger's.
At one of the tables, 5 or 6 of the locals had brought a variety of
instruments and they played Irish song after song, often singing along,
right at their seats. We enjoyed the impromptu performance along with
a few points of Guinness before turning in.
Tomorrow would be a busy and unique day.