Guinness Storehouse

Guinness is synonymous with Ireland, and the brewery's visitor centre is one of Dublin's most entertaining and interactive attractions.

There are few things more definitively Irish than a perfectly poured pint of Guinness. In an increasingly lager-dominated world, where many people haven’t even heard of “stout”, you would be hard pushed to find someone who isn’t familiar with Guinness. The Guinness Storehouse will tell you all you need to know about the history, production and success of this global phenomenon.

Brewing Fame and Bottling Glory

The Storehouse is situated next to the St. James’ Gate Brewery. Experienced brewers have been creating Guinness here since 1759, and the plan is to keep doing so for some time yet – Arthur Guinness famously signed a 9,000 year lease for the site. Covering a full seven floors, the Storehouse is laid out on its different levels around an enormous central Guinness pint glass (capacity - 14.3 million pints of the stuff). The ground floor deals with the basics – the four key ingredients and Arthur himself – and as you ascend through the building you will learn about the brewing processes, cooperage, transportation, advertising, and considerably more. You can enter the multisensory tasting room, receive an education in pouring the perfect pint, and familiarize yourself with the four most popular Guinness variants.

The Head of the Pint

Emerging onto the seventh floor, you will find yourself in the Gravity Bar, where you will receive a complimentary pint of Guinness included in the price of your ticket. Here you can put your newfound connoisseurship to the test while enjoying some spectacular views of Dublin from the 360° panoramic windows. An experience not to be missed.

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Having worked in the drinks business for 20+ years, Gareth has accumulated a wealth of knowledge regarding Ireland’s great whiskey heritage.

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