Let’s face it, no trip to Dublin is complete without visiting the Guinness Storehouse. This stop is on every beer drinker bucket list and is loved throughout the world.
Guinness Storehouse in Dublin Ireland
The hop on-hop off bus even has a dedicated stop for it and pretty sure every cab driver in town can find it too.
We had so much fun exploring the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. There is so much to see and do at the storehouse
I believe the Guinness Storehouse is the undisputed champion of brewery tours. The seven-story building resembles a pint glass with each floor having its own theme.
The Guinness Storehouse is filled with a ton of displays and educational areas. Educational in that you get to learn each step that goes into perfecting Guinness.
This is the 9000-year lease that Arthur Guinness signed. Can you imagine have the forethought to sign a 9000-year lease!
Each floor of the Guinness Storehouse teaches you about making and producing Guinness. The displays are incredibly high tech and fun to look at. We are not talking about boring signs that you walk by there are screens that are motion activated and talk to you.
You are taught the perfect way to pour a pint of Guinness and what to look for in a pint of Guinness. You then enter a room where an employee guides you through how to taste your Guinness and truly enjoy it.
You can attend the Guinness Academy and learn how to pour the perfect pint.
We learned that pouring the perfect pint is all about holding the glass at the correct angle and pouring it at the right speed.
Pouring the perfect pint of Guinness took a lot of concentration 🙂
Don't be surprised that it takes 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint of Guinness. It is a 6 step ritual to pour the perfect pint!
The views from the bar include Trinity College, Aviva Stadium, and St. Patrick's Cathedral. This is the perfect place to enjoy the sights and a beer.
By the end of the tour you will agree, it's a lovely day for a Guinness.
After our experience at the Guinness Storehouse, we were inspired to make some great recipes with Guinness!
How long is the Guinness Storehouse Tour?
It really depends on how much time you want to spend in the Storehouse.
A large portion of the tour is self-guided. You can zip through the experience or take your time reading every display panel.
The Guinness Uncovered ticket is a fully guided tour. It is a 60-minute experience with a Beer Specialist featuring a tasting session with Guinness favorites and new experimental beers from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery.
Should I buy Guinness Storehouse Tickets in Advance?
You can buy tickets online in advance which is a great idea so you do not have to stress about getting tickets while in Dublin.
Lines can get long for tickets at the Storehouse. Having your ticket pre-purchased will save you time and stress.
Make sure to arrive at the time of your ticket!!!!
How much is the Guinness Storehouse Ticket?
It depends on the tour that you book.
Ticket prices also correspond with the age of the visitor and the time of day.
- Adult tickets range from €15.00 to €25.00.
- Child tickets (5-17 years) are €4.00 and Children aged 0-4 go free. All children must always be accompanied by an adult.
Guinness Storehouse Hours
Our opening hours are: Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm (last entry 5 pm)
Friday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (last entry 8:00)
The Guinness Storehouse is not open from the 24th of December to the 26th of December.
Is the Guinness Storehouse Wheelchair Accessible?
Yes, there are elevators available throughout the experience.
Wheelchairs and pushchairs will need to enter on Market Street.
Visitors will need to push the call button to gain access and should follow internal signs to the lift/elevator and ticket desks.
Is there an age restriction?
There is no age restriction to visit the Storehouse. If the guest is under 18 they need to be accompanied by an adult and will not be served a Guinness, the ticket can be used for a soft drink.
Guinness Storehouse Address
St. James's Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland
We went for Spring Break and Tom Cruise had been there the day before us. 🙂
It was a most excellent place to tour!