While most visitors to Dublin will visit the restored Old Jameson Distillery to do the tour (which is fascinating, see below), it can also be a handy spot for a drink at one of the bars or a bite to eat.
There are special menus for groups (including evening functions, when the Distillery is not otherwise open) but the Third Still Restaurant is also open to individuals - lunch and light all-day contemporary food is served. The standard of cooking is generally higher than might be expected of a major tourist attraction - although it would be nice to see Irish food culture showcased as enthusiastically as the drinks.
Downstairs, in the reception area, JJ's Bar (where mixologists create the finest Jameson Cocktails) opens from midday.
Shindig Nights in the "Sine Metu Suite" at the Old Jameson Distillery from April - October run on Thursday , Friday and Saturday evenings* from 7.30 - 11.30 . * subject to availability
Package includes; A fully guided tour, a Signature Jameson drink, a sumptuous four course meal and entertainment from the famous Jameson Players and Claddagh Dancers.
* Tour - Re-live the story of John Jameson & Son through the history, the atmosphere and above all the taste. Discover the time honoured secret of how three simple ingredients - water, barley & yeast - are transformed into smooth golden spirit that has always been and continues to be Jameson Irish Whiskey.
After the tour, all visitors are rewarded with a Jameson signature drink and lucky volunteers are selected to participate in a tutored whiskey comparison and earn a much coveted personalised Whiskey Taster Certificate. The Exclusive Jameson Gift Shop stocks a wide range of gift ideas including a full portfolio of Jameson Irish Whiskeys.
Distillery opening times - All year: daily, 9.30am to 6pm (last tour at 5.15pm) Entrance fees - Adult €14, Children under 18 years €7.70, Family (2 adults, 3 children) €35, Student & OAPs €10.60 and group rate (+15 people): €11 pp.
Package deal for groups (15+ people) - Guided Tour and Lunch from €24.50 pp.