Toast your favourite drinks at these iconic venues across the globe
When the High Museum of Art in Atlanta opened its exhibit to celebrate the world’s most iconic soft drink, it showed beyond a shadow of a doubt that beverages have grown to become more than thirst quenchers. Proof of that is the museum’s Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100 – a four-part exhibit salutes the Coca-Cola bottle and its special place in the worlds of art, design and commerce over the past century. Currently ongoing until 4 October 2015 the exhibit showcases two original Andy Warhol paintings alongside 100 original bottle-inspired artworks and photographs as well as original bottle prototypes and sketches. While Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is just one unique stage where a beverage is celebrated in grand fashion, there are others that have also become a reputable tourist destination in their own right…
World of Coca-Cola
121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States
If you missed the High Museum of Art’s celebration of Coca-Cola, then take solace in the fact that there’s a permanent place you can discover everything about the drink and the brand. And that’s at its very own museum. The World of Coca-Cola houses exhibits and experiential tours as well as films and interactive displays that highlight the brand’s rich history and legacy. Located in Coca-Cola’s global headquarters, the 20-acre complex is situated at Pemberton Place, fittingly named in honour of Coca-Cola inventor, John Pemberton.
Starbucks, Pike Place
Pike Place Market, 1912 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
There are over 22,000 Starbucks stores worldwide but fans of the coffee brand know that there’s one that’s worth travelling to – Starbucks@Pike Place. Located at Seattle’s iconic and popular Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks store has been in operation since 1971. In fact, because the market is a historic district with design guidelines, the store retains its original look and design.
Amsterdam Heineken Experience
Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam
It’s been considered the world’s best beer, and it’s a Dutch establishment that put Amsterdam on the map. Heineken is practically an institution in Holland and it’s also one of its main city attractions. The Heineken Experience, located in Amsterdam, is a historic brewery and corporate visitor centre for the internationally distributed Dutch pilsner, Heineken beer. Housed in one of the company’s pioneer breweries, which was built in 1867, the facility celebrates the iconic brew with museum exhibits, a gallery as well as a mini amusement centre.
St James' Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland
Guinness is one of the world’s biggest success stories and it lays claim to being the world’s most popular dark beer. Fans of the delectable brew however can relish in the opportunity to learn more about the Guinness brand including how Sir Arthur Guinness signed a miraculous 9000-year-lease at St. James’ Gate. The Guinness-themed tourist attraction houses a museum as well as exhibit with historical advertising as well as a Gravity Bar and Perfect Pint bar where fresh pints of Guinness are served. Visitors can also visit the Brewery Bar where signature Irish cuisine and dishes made using Guinness are carried on the menu.