When visiting Ireland, you will likely find yourself in Dublin. A stay in Dublin just would not be complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and Brewery. Guinness is probably one of the most famous beers in the world. The craziest thing I learned during our tour was that almost all of the Guinness in the world is still supplied by this single brewery located in Dublin, Ireland. Isn’t that crazy??

The back gate of the Guinness Storehouse and Brewery

We visited the Guinness Storehouse and Brewery on our week-long road trip in Ireland, you can read all about it here.

If you have been to a brewery before you might think that this is just another brewery, what’s the big deal? I know this is what I thought, I only allotted an hour and a half for the tour but we ended up staying for 3 hours!

selfie in front of the Guinness Storehouse and Brewery

The Brewery

The Guinness Storehouse and Brewery is a beautiful 7 stories tall and will show you everything about Guinness and about beer.

street view of the Guinness Storehouse and Brewery

Level 1

The first level of the brewery is the retail store and the brewing story. This area starts you at the beginning of how it all began. This shows you all of the elements that go into making beer, beer and does so in such a lovely and immersive way. I recommend saving the shopping for the end.

Level 2

The second level will tell you the story of the man who started it all, Arthur Guinness. Arthur was so passionate about his beer that he put his name on it. I am not sure he knew that it would be an over 200-year legacy. This level also teaches you about the Cooperage and transport, this is how all of that beer you know gets to where it’s going, it has been exported since 1769. The Cooperage Cafe is on this level too. It is a cute little modern Irish cafe that has coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. It’s perfect for a snack before you continue on to the next levels.

different types of transportation

Level 3

The Tasting Experience is on the next level. It starts with rooms that stimulate your senses. Showing you the smells and flavors you should be finding in the famous beer. You will end up in the Velvet Chamber where, if you are over 18, you will learn the best way to enjoy Guinness. One thing I will confirm. Guinness does taste different fresh straight from the kegs than it does in cans or bar in the states.

Level 4

The fourth floor is the World of Advertising. I have to admit I really enjoyed this floor! In school, I studied advertising and have always loved different ads, I find the power of them so interesting. This floor has all the ads throughout the years and the stories behind some of the more famous ones. It is really a unique experience.

Level 5

The Guinness Academy is on the next level, level 5. Here you learn to pour the perfect pint of Guinness. You will even get a certificate from the academy. Level 5 also features a Connoisseur Experience. You can book a spot at a private bar and get a personal and private tasting experience.

we got our certificates!

Level 6

After all that touring, learning, tasting and pouring you will surely have worked up an appetite, the 6th level (which is actually the 5th floor). The Guinness Storehouse food experience is on this floor. It features restaurants with traditional Guinness dishes like Guinness Irish stew, YUM. You can also get, of course, a pint of Guinness and you can enjoy some live music playing traditional Irish music.

tasting clock Guinness Storehouse and Brewery

Level 7

The 7th and final floor is the Gravity Bar. In case you hadn’t had your fill of Guinness on the first 6 floors you will get one more chance, and it’s even on the house! But unlike the rest of the floors the beer isn’t the highlight here, the 360-degree panoramic view of the city of Dublin is.

view form the gravity bar at Guinness Storehouse and Brewery

Once you have explored the levels be sure to head back and get a personalized cup to take home. If you are interested in this though you will want to add it to your advance ticket purchase.

Since our visit, they have added the “stout-ie” where you can get your face or a fun message on the top of your beer foam, or head. So fun!

Important Information about The Guinness Storehouse and Brewery

I highly recommend booking your tickets online ahead of time. You will choose which time you want to go when you get your tickets.

freshest Guinness you will ever have

Hours

Hours: 9:30am – 7pm (last admission: 5pm)
Summer hours (July – August): 9.30am – 9:00pm (last admission: 7pm)

Pricing

ADULT (18+) FROM €19.50
STUDENT (18+) (STUDENT ID REQUIRED) FROM €19.50
SENIOR CITIZEN (65+) FROM €19.50
CHILD 13-17 €16.00
CHILD 6-12 (UNDER 6 ARE FREE) €5.00

Get your tickets here.

The Guinness Storehouse and Brewery Location

The Guinness Storehouse and Brewery is very centrally located in the heart of Dublin, there are plenty of ways to get there, I can recommend a horse-drawn carriage!

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30 Comments

  1. I’ve been to Dublin and enjoyed a Guinness or two but didn’t make it to the storehouse. Time to go back!

  2. We love taking tours too. Learning how things are made is exiting.

  3. This is absolutely on our to do list if we ever make it to Dublin! Thanks for the info:)

  4. Pam

    This looks like an awesome trip! We have to go here!

    • It was so cool and despite being all beer related there was a lot of kids there and they all enjoyed it 🙂

  5. What a fun tour. I love food factory tours. This one is particularly cool with the artwork and trains hanging. So much fun.

  6. jen

    This looks like so much fuN! I want to take my husband there!

    • Awesome! I’ve been wanting to visit Ireland so this is definitely on the list now

  7. Yuri Barber

    I’ve been wanting to give Guinness a try for awhile now. Thanks for this informative post

  8. Wow, they have really created an amazing museum. I do not even drink beer and you have convinced me how cool this place is.

  9. Chantelle

    I’ve read through this twice! We are headed there in April and Im so excited…thanks for this!

  10. Cynthia

    So surprising to find out that most of Guinness is still supplied from Ireland! This looks like an interesting tour. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Cindy

    Dublin is so on my bucket list and pictures make me want to go all the more.

  12. Jordan

    My dad just visited Ireland this past year and said the Guinness here is 10 times better than anywhere else. This brewery looks amazing and definitely worth spending multiple hours exploring.

  13. Amy

    This looks so fun! Didn’t have a chance to check this out when I was in Ireland.. more reason to go back 🙂

  14. I went to the Guiness Storehouse about 7 years ago. I LOVED IT! Your photos make me want to book a trip back to Dublin!

  15. Tricia Snow

    What a great idea while you were in Ireland!

  16. kmf

    This is so cool! Love all the fun facts and the different stories. Ireland is on my bucket list and this tour is a must-do.

  17. What a cool place! If I ever make it to Ireland, I would put this one my list, for sure. I love history, and I would love to learn about the man behind the beer. Great pictures!

  18. My husbands favorite! We will have to do this when we visit Ireland. Looks like a fun experience.

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