Guinness officially launched its first ever flagship store in Malaysia, called Arthur’s Storehouse, at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur last week.
This isn’t just any bar though – here, fans of the iconic beer can enjoy the true Guinness experience alongside an impressive menu of Guinness-infused food and cocktails, as well as exclusive merchandise imported from the Dublin Storehouse.
From the outside it looks like a merchandise store, but you can then walk further in through a corridor decked with a Guinness history wall and information how Guinness is made.
This then opens up to a surprisingly huge restopub area, one half of which is a pub area and the other a restaurant dining area, with a large bar in the middle, a stage for live bands .
The flagship outlet is the first in Malaysia to showcase a variety of exclusive Guinness-infused dishes at the forefront of its menu.
Some of the more notable items include familiar favourites such as BBQ Guinness Pork Ribs and Braised Lamb Shank (best paired with Guinness Foreign Extra Stout) and the Guinness aged Ribeye Steak and Guinness Shepherd’s Pie (both best paired with Guinness Draught).
There’s also BBQ Hot Wings Glazed with Homemade Guinness Sauce, Guinness Bak Kut Teh, Guinness Battered Onion Rings... you get the picture.
Besides Guinness, there’s also a menu of Guinness-infused cocktails such as the classic Black Velvet (Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and Prosecco), the St James Gate (Guinness Draught, Irish Whiskey and coconut milk with cinnamon), and the Guinnesstini (Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur and ice cream).
Patrons can also learn pouring the perfect glass themselves with the guidance of the Guinness Academy (available at a special rate) and take home a customised Guinness glass with their name engraved on it.
For more information, visit arthursstorehouse.com.