Happy Birthday Guinness

Today, Thursday 24th September 2009, marks the 250th anniversary of the signing of the infamous 9,000 year lease by Arthur Guinness, for a four-acre site at St. James’s Gate in Dublin, on which the Guinness brewery is now located.

As a Guinness drinker (for more years than I care to admit to my parents), I’ve enjoyed many a pint of the black stuff, and have enjoyed some of my favourite pints in the following pubs:

  1. Martha Power’s Bar, Queen Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford
  2. Kavanagh’s (The Gravediggers), Glasnevin, Dublin 9
  3. Downes Bar, Thomas Steet, Waterford City
  4. Jack Quinn’s, Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, USA
  5. Geoff’s Bar, Michael Street, Waterford City
  6. The Spaniard Bar, Kinsale, Co. Cork
  7. The Cornerstone Bar, Lahinch, Co. Clare
  8. An Crúiscín Lán, Villierstown, Co. Waterford
  9. Benny Andersons, Ardee, Co. Louth
  10. The Shannon, Taipei, Taiwan

Where have you enjoyed your best pints of Guinness, and why?