Guinness Storehouse

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It may no longer be part of the active brewery but this 'visitor experience', housed in a six-storey listed building dating from 1904, has become the popular public face of what is undoubtedly Ireland's most recognisable brand. The building is designed around a pint glass-shaped atrium and incorporates a retail store, exhibition space, function rooms, a restaurant and two bars. Much of the vast floor space is taken up with presentations on the history and making of the humble pint, which, although self-congratulatory in tone, are magnificently realised.

Most entertaining, perhaps, is the advertising section - a testament to the company's famously imaginative marketing. The Storehouse tour includes a complimentary pint of the best Guinness you are likely to get, and there's nowhere better to drink it than in the Gravity Bar, at the very top of the building. This circular bar has a 360-degree window and offers the kind of spectacular view over Dublin that makes the rather steep entrance fee worthwhile. Despite the crowds, this really is a great place in which to linger.


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Guinness Storehouse details

Address
St James's Gate

Area Liberties

Transport Bus 51B, 78A, 123/Luas James's Street.

Telephone 408 4800

Guinness Storehouse website

Open Sept-June 9.30am-5pm daily. July-Aug 9.30am-7pm daily.

Admission €15; €8-€10 reductions; €30 family; free under-6s.

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Comments & ratings 4/5 (Average of 8 ratings)

By Richard Waldron - Jul 17 2014
1/5

As part of a short break in Dublin for which we had saved, we visited the Guinness factory.
We went on the tour but reached only the first floor (having coffee) when the lights went out and everyone was asked to leave. We therefore missed the major part of the tour and of course, our pint of Guinness at the top.

Our tickets were for 4 seniors timed at 15.12, my own retained ticket shows a cost of €14.50 (X 4 people) = €58 wasted cash. .

My wife and 2 friends (on their first trip to Dublin) may not have retained their receipts so the above applies to mine which I kept. We were extremely upset and disappointed as we may not be able to afford to visit Dublin again. Other visitors that we spoke to, told of the high quality of the tour on other days. The disappointment was increased because one senior has difficulty walking using a stick and was forced to walk a long way down unfamiliar streets. We had in the end to take a taxi back to our hotel (more expense) as we were a good way from the tour bus stop.

At the very least, I trust that Guinness will refund the ticket monies. I would welcome further compensation if my and my friends' faith in Guinness is to be restored.

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5/5

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By Brian Whelan - Jul 31 2011
5/5

It's easy to see why the Guinness Tour has been the most popular attraction in Dublin year after year - I highly recommend it.
Brian (Dublin Visitors- http://www.dublin1.webs.com)

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By Brian Whelan - Jul 31 2011
5/5

It's easy to see why the Guinness Tour has been the most popular attraction in Dublin year after year - I highly recommend it.
Brian (Dublin Visitors- http://www.dublin1.webs.com)

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