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Guinness Storehouse

Guinness is synonymous with Ireland and no visit to Dublin is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse – the Home of Guinness stout, "the Black stuff". Ireland’s number one International Visitor Attraction unfolds its tale across seven floors shaped around a giant pint, which, if filled would contain 14.3 million pints of Guinness.

Located in the heart of the legendary St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, this production site has been home to the Guinness Brewery since 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years. The Guinness Storehouse building dates back to 1904 and is built in the style of the Chicago School of Architecture. It was once the fermentation plant of the brewery and is now a seven-storey visitor experience dedicated to the history of the making of this world famous beer.

Here, on a mostly self-guided tour, you can experience Guinness like nowhere else. As you make your way through the impressive storehouse, discover the age-old art of brewing that makes Guinness so distinctive. Visit the Tasting rooms, a multi-sensory tasting experience designed to help you appreciate the distinctive taste of the iconic stout, from the very first velvet sip to the last lingering drop.

You can learn how to pour the perfect pint in the Guinness Academy, earning a certificate and selfie. Step into the wonderful world of Guinness Ads over the last 250 years at the new Advertising Exhibit. This area is fun for the whole family. Enjoy the best in Irish cuisine at the Guinness & Food Experience on level five.

The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar, symbolically the ‘Head of the Pint”, where visitors can enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of Dublin city – views that are all the better with a complimentary pint in hand!

If you want to keep exploring, the Guinness Open Gate Brewery is around the corner. This experimental brewpub and taproom opens on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, offering a rotating selection of new & unique craft beers and delicious food. Admission price includes a paddle of sample beers.

Special Tours at Guinness Storehouse:
Connoisseur Experience - 1 hour, 30 minutes - Book in at the luxurious private Connoisseur Bar for a tasting experience like no other. Taste the 4 different types of Guinness while expert staff take you on a journey leading right to the heart of the black stuff. Pre-booking recommended.

Guinness Beer Club - a 1 hour 30 minute guided tour of the brewing and advertising floors, culminating in a tutored tasting session of some of the beers. Before or after your guided tour, you can explore the Guinness Storehouse at leisure.

3-hour Official Guinness Brewery Tour - You are invited to come ‘Behind the Gates’ of the historic St. James’s Gate Brewery for the ultimate 3-hour Guinness experience. Tickets include: Guided access to the Roast House, Brewhouse 4, the underground passenger tunnel and more; an exclusive beer sampling of limited-edition experimental brews in the Guinness Open Gate Brewery; a guided beer and food tasting session; Adult admission to the Guinness Storehouse; and a Guinness-branded parting gift.

The STOUTie - for an additional price, your face can be on the head of a pint of Guinness! A stout selfie!
Or you may want to get an engraved Guinness pint glass with your name on it. See website for details.

Pre-booking is recommended. Discounted prices are offered on the website.
Audio guides are available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Mandarin and can be rented on the ground floor for a small fee.
Free parking is a short walk away on Crane Street on a first come, first served basis.

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