No great story ever started with a glass of milk! If you are visiting Dublin, you definitely must visit the Guinness Storehouse. You’ll be enchanted to know how Arthur Guinness started his brewing business with a 9000-year lease. Seven floors will not seem enough to enjoy this experience; you will learn which ingredients make this iconic stout through a multi-sensory tasting journey. Learn about the world of advertising, and culminate this tour with a perfect pint of Guinness at the Gravity Bar, where you’ll enjoy a 360° view of the city of Dublin! You won’t regret coming!
Where the magic begins
The story of one of the most successful beer brands starts in St. James Gate Brewery, where you’ll feel welcomed with the 9000-year lease document on the ground floor, which can be seen behind a pane of glass. The staff is very friendly and will provide you with audio guides in seven different languages if needed. Don’t forget, you can enjoy the tour at your own pace! Feel delighted with the story of the man that began everything: Arthur Guinness. Also, get to know the key ingredients of one of the most famous stouts in the world. There’s no room for boredom during the tour, as it incorporates smart glass technology, the animations activate as you pass in front of them, which makes it dynamic and engaging.
Once you get to know the key ingredients found in a Guinness, you’ll be able to use your five senses in The Fountain of Truth. Feel immersed in the four different swirling vapors of malt, roasted barley, hops and beer. This space was designed under specific conditions of humidity and air pressure to create the perfect environment to sample the taste of Guinness.
Do you know how to drink a Guinness stout correctly? If not, you’ll surely end up mastering the art of drinking in The Velvet Chamber. Let the staff teach you how to hold, smell and drink your stout!
Distil the incredible world of advertising
This floor is one of the favorites. Get to know John Gilroy’s famous zoo campaign, where you’ll see oversized 3D installations and illustrations of the most famous posters. Fall in love with the live animatronic 3D jewels, the pedaling fish and the whistling oyster! Have a lot of fun with the photo booths, where you can place yourself within Guinness ads and share them on social media. Last but not least, the cinema area will make your jaw drop. It consists of a huge 360° LED wall that shows the brand’s best TV propaganda in high quality and shaking sound!
Feeling hungry? No problem!
This experience might make you hungry, but that’s the perfect excuse to visit the cafes and restaurants available at the Guinness Storehouse. What about watching the chefs working their magic? Brewer’s Dining Hall is inspired by the old dining rooms at St. James’ Gate and offers an incredible menu at an average of 10 EUR per meal (approximately 11 USD). Does basil cream with pulled Guinness-baked ham salad sound tasty? Then you can go to Gilroy’s, which serves Irish dishes while you have an amazing view of the city.
A 360° view of Dublin at Gravity Bar
The general entrance to Guinness Storehouse costs 20 EUR (Approximately 22 USD) and it includes a ticket that you can exchange for a pint within any of the three bars available in the building. Do you know that it takes 119.5 seconds at a 45° angle to prepare the perfect pint? Learn how to pour it at the Connoisseur Bar and earn your certificate. Even though the experience is enjoyable at any pub, you should definitively exchange your ticket for a pint at Gravity Bar, where you’ll be able to enjoy a 360° view of Dublin on one of the most famous rooftops of the city!
You’ll walk out with a smile on your face
Don’t hesitate to have one of the most amazing experiences in Ireland! Walk out with exclusive merchandise from the Guinness Retail Store located at the ground floor. You’ll feel each euro was worth it!
What are you waiting for?
Guinness Storehouse is one of Ireland’s major attractions! If the world’s most distinctive people don’t miss the experience why should you? Keep in mind that it will take you 2 - 3 hours to complete the tour. It is always better to visit during weekdays; you’ll find it less crowded!
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