Guinness Storehouse is a tourist attraction at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. Since opening in 2000, it has received over twenty million visitors.
The Storehouse covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. The ground floor introduces the beer's four ingredients (water, barley, hops and yeast), and the brewery's founder, Arthur Guinness. Other floors feature the history of Guinness advertising and include an interactive exhibit on responsible drinking. The seventh floor houses the Gravity Bar with views of Dublin and where visitors may drink a pint of Guinness included in the price of admission.
|Monday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
C. K. | Jan 24, 2018
Expectations were set too high! First things first - I'm a teetotaler. I don't drink, but I am interested in the science behind making beer/whisky/other drinks. So I decided to visit the Storehouse. I wasn't disappointed, but wasn't overly exciting either. It was a self-guided tour that takes you through the history of Guinness. I made my way through the storehouse and into the pub at the top with the amazing panoramic views. Instead of a pint of Guinness, I settled at a table with my Sparking Lemonade and enjoyed the view, before heading down to the gift shop for gifts.
Roxy R | Feb 2, 2018
I’m not much of a beer drinker, but once in Dublin I knew I had to try this place out. I bought the tickets online with the student discount. It’s a self guided tour and you go around learning about the story of Guinness. I really enjoyed how the Guinness storehouse is set up, it seemed to be very interactive. The best part had to be when I got to pour myself my own beer and we went upstairs to see the panoramic view. I would highly recommend to go during sunset hours to get the best view.
Christina K | Jan 8, 2018
I hardly drink alcohol let alone Guinness, but I heard great things about the Storehouse and felt like learning about the brewing process so I visited. Student discount is available online (not sure if in-store). I did enjoy my tour and spent about 3 hours here. The tasting room was an interesting experience, smelling the different ingredients of Guinness, and pouring our own pint was fun (drinking it too!) The 360 view of the city while you drink was wonderful to relax and soak in the city view. Lovely staff, all very hardworking and eager to educate.
Kevin Hu | Feb 4, 2018
Great experience I think even if you don't drink alcohol! It was a fun experience to go through the multi level experience which is really well put together. While I'm personally not a fan of Guinness normally, this experience was great to learn about the history and the beer brewing process in general. Excellent design inside makes it engaging and full of photo opportunities
Princess Regine | Jan 31, 2018
Nice place and is a must to visit if you come to Dublin. Get the knowledge on how the Guinness been produce and you can have a chance to attend academy and get a Pint for yourself! A Pint of Guinness is so fresh and nice to drink. And of course you can get a lot of special Guinness merchandise here. Thats so amazing. Beautiful 360° city view was amazing at the top of the building. We also tried their Guinness Coffee, so special and definitely a good try.
Josh Wray | Mar 29, 2018
Such a great facility. Tons of things to do. Great tour that brings you to the basics and works you forward on exactly how they make their world famous stout. Their retail shop is extensive. Multiple items you can purchase. My advice is to take your ticket to the top floor to try a Guinness while looking at a great 360 degree view of the whole city. Great experience and I urge everyone interested to give it a go!
Rich Visotcky | Mar 31, 2018
The Guinness Storehouse gives you an awesome opportunity to walk through a classic brewery that has been well redesigned for diving into the history of Arthur Guinness and the legacy he left. The setting is a combination of industrial from the old brewery, modern technology, and hip atmosphere. Learn about brewing, how to taste beer, how to pour a Guinness, and a lot of historical context from Guinness' impact over the last 250 years on a mostly self-guided tour. Awesome views from the Gravity Bar at the 7th floor. Any first visit to Dublin should include a trip here!
Stephen Zubrycky | Mar 11, 2018
Fun for a few hours and nice since there’s a pint included. I’d recommend the pouring lesson, which was fun and interactive. I was slightly disappointed in the content of the museum in that I would’ve liked to see more of the actual beer making process. The Gravity Bar on top has some neat views of town. All in all, a must do if you’re in Dublin.
Paul Reid | Mar 31, 2018
You don't have to be a beer lover to enjoy the Guinness Storehouse. It's a self guided tour, so you go at your own pace. The tour covers evening from ingredients for the beer, to the history and advertising of the Guinness brand. You can spend as little or as long as you like doing it. I've done the tour in 30 minutes previously and also 2 hours. The views from the bar at the end of the tour are spectacular.
Natalia P | Apr 30, 2018
Worth to visit! Even if you're not a huge fan of Guinness you might enjoy short training of properly pouring the beer which you get for free after that, together with a pic. Stuff is super friendly, exhibition interesting. Sightseeing takes 2-3h, plus the waiting line (it took me almost an hour to buy the ticket, in the middle of week, in January..). Don't expect much from Gravity bar, the view is great, but the place is quite small and all the seats are taken - people are just standing around so imagine the crowd. Better not to buy souvenirs in there, its overpriced.
Stefan Andren | Apr 27, 2018
If you like Guinness this is the place to visit. It is definitely worth to pay for the connoisseur experience. The tasting last for almost 2 hours and it's only 12-14 people. The bar VIP bar i really nice. They have a huge store where you buy more or less everything with with a Guinness logo. It's 5 star with the connoisseur experience and 3 star without.
David Pettitt | Apr 10, 2018
A must visit while in Dublin. Fantastic souvenir shop on the ground floor. Easy to walk round and well laid out. Staff are very helpful and friendly. My wife and I took the tour to the top. Easy to do with the travellator between the floors.Brilliant to see the different stages in the making of the black stuff. Wonderful view over Dublin and relax with a few pints of Guinness, and something to eat in the brilliant restaurant.
Nicky van Vroenhoven | Apr 28, 2018
You can go through the Storehouse yourself in your own pace. You get a sample Guinness and an instruction of how to drink a real Guinness. You can even poor your own draft Guinness and drink it in the Panorama bar. They provide a good history and all the facts of how a Guinness was and is made. It's almost all in reading or audio format so you don't have to wait for a guide or other people to be finished.
Ravinder Singh | May 22, 2018
For hardcore fans of all things Guinness this is a religious experience. The place is just amazing. Very well put together. Very clean and Modern. This a self guided walk through tour, so u can take your time to view the many presentations. I highly recommend this for anyone visiting Dublin. Buy tickets online with your phone and walk right past the long line up. Always busy and crowded but well worth it.
Steve Smith | Jun 8, 2018
If your looking at this place online, you've probably made your mind up that it's a must see attraction in the city , and I'm not going to convince you otherwise. Me and my friends had a great time soaking up the culture and rich history of Arthur Guinness and his contribution to Dublin, Ireland and Beer. If you are even remotely interested in the historical significance of Guinness and it's importance to Ireland then you will really enjoy this place. As you enter you can see the original 9000 year lease that Arthur Guinness signed for the land and brewery. Throughout the 7 or so floors you'll experience the science, history , advertisement, transportation and culture that the black stuff has created. The Gravity bar , giving a 360 panoramic view of the city is a highlight , with which you can take in while sipping your included pint of your choice.
Dan Hardinges | Jun 5, 2018
Great museum dedicated to the black stuff. I'm not a huge Guinness fan but visited as part of a group. The exhibition is brilliant, informative and very well presented. With your ticket you receive a free Guinness in one of the bars, thankfully it's not just Guinness your limited to but a whole range of other drinks they produce (Hop House Larger is particularly good.) Entry is reasonable especially given the free drink (a pint of Guinness on Temple Bar will cost you €8). I'd recommend.
Emily Lau | May 20, 2018
Interesting place! You get to learn the history behind Arthur Guinness and Guinness and how the beer is made. They star the tour on the first couple of floors by telling you how each ingredient and processed and then they take you to a tasting room. But you have to line up until the line is full and then they take you in to smell the aromas before you can try a shot glass size of the beer. They then take you to the advertising floor and then the academy floor which you can learn how to pour the beer properly. Each ticket gets a free beer at the end of the tour.
Mark McCormack | May 25, 2018
The Guinness Storehouse was so much fun. We spent a few hours in here with everyone and it was amazing. The place is really put together well and we felt like we didn't want to leave. The live music and bars everywhere was so much fun. I also loved the green hue that is all throughout the place. The history we learned was presented in a really fun manner. There is a 360 degree lookout at the top that allows you to see all of Dublin.
Darren | Jul 5, 2018
Had a really fun time at the Guinness Storehouse. We spent a good 2-3 hours there traversing the various levels and looking over the exhibits. You get a pint included with the price of your ticket (student entry only 20 euros), and a tasting session. There's a decent 360 viewing point right at the top of the building, and an interesting section on the history of Guinness' branding. The building is situated a little off the main roads of Dublin but isn't much trouble to find. It took us 15-20 minutes to walk following Google maps from the main town centre. Thoroughly recommend.
Matt Henry | Jul 15, 2018
There’s something about watching a pint of freshly poured Guinness gently cascading and here, you can pour your own proper pint. Even if you are familiar with the roasting and brewing process you will find this tour interesting. Take a look not only at the brewing process but also the history of this company, the effects of war on business and some historical marketing campaigns. When you’ve nearly made it to the top/end of the tour, take the time to learn how to pour your own proper pint (though all your future bartenders may not be happy about your new skills) and then enjoy it while taking in 360° views of Dublin up in the Gravity Bar.
Justin | Jul 12, 2018
Great place to visit. My first pint of Guinness in Ireland carefully pulled under strict instructions by my loving wife. Not a bad start to a weekend away. The staff were amazing, helpful, entertaining and couldn't do enough for us. The sky bar was a really nice experience and seeing how the drink is made from start to finish was incredibly interesting, even the Mrs, despite the fact that she hates guiness, really enjoyed it. Would recommend it every day of the week. The only down side would be the guide ends at 8pm latest. Would have loved to have stayed later to enjoy the view over the city just a little longer. Great work guys, keep this wonderful drink coming and use every second of that 9000 year lease. A center piece to the history of Dublin and a must do for everyone that visits. Good things come to those who wait. The experience was worth waiting for.
Joaquín López | Jun 27, 2018
First off, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND booking in advance for the VIP tour, please allow yourself this luxury to fully enjoy this experience. It is truly magical. The tour itself is good and informative, as you walk around the various areas that describe and explain the process on how to make and what it takes to create the perfect pint of Guinness. This can easily take up a good few hours, then you have other levels which include the Guinness Academy where you learn to pull pints, various other exhibits we didn't get a chance to do and the 'gravity bar' where you may get a free pint with your visit and get pretty wasted (the poor cleaners on the staircase, don't worry they do keep it very safe and clean). However the BEST section by far was the VIP tour in the private bar. You are assigned a time slot when you book and this will be the time you move away from the tour or what you're doing to be whisked off with a very small group to a private and hidden bar which is exclusively for you. Here you learn not only the history of Guinness from an expert barman and host of the Guinness factory but sample various foreign, current and discontinued ales from their past. Every little detail in here is perfect and it's a gorgeous experience. You not only have several decent sized samples, but you also get to pour yourself a pint of one of the freshest most delicious kegs from the factory, choice of ales to take home as a gift (both included in the VIP price) AND you receive an additional free gravity bar pint/bottle on top of the one recieved with your regular admission. So overall you get 4 drinks included in the price which isn't even that high for the standard this experience it is at. You also get 2 restaurants alongside the gravity bar in which you can also use your free pint coupon if you fancy a bottle of original or other choices of Guinness products not sold at the gravity bar. In one of these you can get delicious Guinness stew, Guinness burgers and Guinness spicy hot dogs! This place is a dream come true for me and was one of the biggest highlights of our entire Ireland trip and I just cannot wait to return here as soon as we can! I sincerely hope you get the same on your visit, cannot recommend VIP enough, worth everything and more.
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