The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is planning to double the size of its Gravity Bar as part of a €16 million expansion.
Subject to planning permission it is hoped the redevelopment will begin in 2018 and will welcome visitors by 2019.
Speaking to The Irish Times, Paul Carty who manages the Guinness Storehouse said the bar had always been the “jewel” in the crown for the company.
He said the plan would result in the creation of a new 360 degree space which will directly link to the original Gravity Bar.
“We find that all tourists want to come to the rooftop bar for that perfect pint of Guinness. What we found in the past is that it can get a little crowded up here, so this is why we wanted to expand to improve customer experience.”
The existing Gravity Bar will remain open during the redevelopment.
In addition to the expanded Gravity Bar, the Guinness Storehouse Hub, will also have a new facilities building, directly adjacent to the storehouse building, included in the plans.
The three storey building will provide additional space for the Guinness archives, retail storage and an employee hub.