Happy New Year 2011! We decided to celebrate last night at a Dublin landmark -- the Guinness Storehouse. This was the first time the Storehouse hosted revelers for New Years Eve so we felt lucky to be here for the occasion. Our taxi pulled up and spotlights shone into the foggy sky letting everyone know where to find the city's premier party.
The Gravity Bar boasts panoramic views of Dublin.
ties in Dublin over the past few months (mainly at the new Convention Center) where the food is brought around hors d'oeuvres style by roaming waiters and waitresses. I've never seen this anywhere else we've lived or visited. The food was delicious (we tried the vegetarian curry couscous and Beef and Guinness Stew) but I still think it's more efficient to serve the food buffet style rather than having to stalk the waiters as they come out of the kitchen in the hopes of nabbing something to eat.
There was a variety of music on offer throughout the evening including The Joshua Tree, a (you guessed it) U2 cover band and Republic of Loose.
We really liked the vibe up in the Gravity Bar and returned there to ring in the New Year. Here a DJ was playing what the programme described as 'funky chill-out music'.