No drinker -- or nondrinker, for that matter -- should visit Dublin without stopping in at Guinness Storehouse, Ireland's No. 1 attraction for international visitors.
WHAT'S THE DRAW? Guinness, with its famous black-and-gold label, serves 10 million glasses of its well-known stout each day in 51 countries. Its onetime plant in Dublin is now a seven-story visitor center crammed with multimedia presentations on the history, culture and making of the brew. Plus, its seventh-story bar offers a terrific view of Dublin.
TAKING THE TOUR The Storehouse building is designed in the shape of a giant pint of Guinness, which, if full, would hold 14.3 million pints. As visitors make their way up through the various levels of the visitor center, they learn how the dark brown beer is brewed and transported around the world.
THE HIGHLIGHT When visitors reach the top of the pint, the seventh-floor Gravity Bar, they receive a pint of Guinness and a chance to survey the city. It's a 360-degree view, and markers help guests locate such features as Trinity College, Christ Church Cathedral and the Wicklow Mountains.
THE DETAILS The Storehouse is at St. James's Gate and is open daily except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Boxing Day (Dec. 26) and Good Friday. Tickets are about $20 for adults. For more info, see www.guinness-store .