Guinness Storehouse Tickets and Tours in Dublin: how to buy and prices

Be sure to visit this brewer's paradise: explore the Guinness brewery and sample the best of beers

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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Guinness Storehouse Tickets and Tours in Dublin: how to buy and prices

Entrance to the Guinness Storehouse | ©Roberto Serrini

It is safe to say that one of Ireland's most prized cultural assets is its beer. The brewing process has become an art form and a tourist attraction in itself. The best example of this is the Guinness brewery in Dublin.

So if you are planning a trip to Dublin, I recommend that you set aside a few hours to visit the birthplace of Guinness beer and get to know in depth not only its brewing process, but also its history and leading role in Irish culture. Keep reading to find out what it's all about.

The most convenient option

Dublin Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

Book a guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery and enjoy the local flavours.

Forget about dealing with queues and waiting in line. Book this Irish experience and tour the country's most famous beer and whisky breweries with a local expert guide.

This is a great option as you'll have about 4 hours to tour the brewery and distillery facilities. You will learn from a local guide all the curiosities and details about the brewing process of the two most iconic drinks of the Irish capital.

In addition, you will have the chance to taste both products and you will have access to the Gravity Bar of the Guinness Storehouse, which has fantastic views of the city of Dublin. Forget about queuing and getting tickets, this option frees you from the formalities so you can enjoy the local flavours.

Recommended if... you have a few days to explore Dublin and you want to get to know this cultural and gastronomic aspect so typical from its origins. If you decide to book this guided Irish experience, you will take away a fun and interesting souvenir of your stay in the city.

What's included in the Guinness Storehouse tour with entrance tickets

Guinness tasting at the Gravity Bar| ©José María Mateos
Guinness tasting at the Gravity Bar| ©José María Mateos

For beer lovers, this tour is a must and for those who want to get to know the culture and idiosyncrasies of the Irish capital, this is a must. Here's how to buy tickets to the Guinness Storehouse and what's included:

Guinness Storehouse Hop-On Hop-Off Tickets in Dublin

As the Guinness Storehouse is such a popular place to visit, it is not uncommon for there to be long queues at the entrance, which means a considerable amount of waiting time. So when you buy your Guinness Storehouse tickets online I recommend that you make sure they include direct access to the Guinness Storehouse to avoid the queues.

With this ticket you will have access to a complete tour of the factory (7 floors in total) where you can go at your own pace. Much of the brewery is set up as a museum so as well as looking around the premises you will also learn the secrets of brewing the different types of beer and why it is such a popular drink in Ireland. Includes a drink tasting (beer for adults and a soft drink for children), which you can do from the glassed-in bar on the top floor: Gravity Bar, which boasts the best views of Dublin.

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What to see at the Guinness Dublin Brewery

Guinness Store| ©Ryan Schreiber
Guinness Store| ©Ryan Schreiber

What is the secret of Irish beer? Few places can answer this question as well as the Guinness Brewery in Dublin's city centre. This tour is a cultural experience with many dynamic elements along the way. As well as learning about the history of the drink, you will also discover details about the brewing process and learn about the different types of beer.

The Guinness brewery is divided into 7 floors and on each floor there is something special about the visit so that, contrary to what you might think with such a specialised theme, the final experience is not boring at all.

Highlights of the visit

When I visited the Guinness Storehouse I didn't really know what I was going to find and I was quite pleasantly surprised; to give you a similar feeling I'll just outline a few of the things you can see and do at the store:

  • Learn about the four ingredients of the beer and the secret of its foam.
  • Enjoy a tasting in the Gravity Bar with panoramic views over the city
  • Learn how to pour a Guinness and earn a diploma
  • Learn the secrets of a good beer tasting and practise it
  • Option to get personalised products from the Guinness Store
  • Learn about the beer's relationship with Guinness World Records
  • Discover the secrets that have made Guinness advertising a success.

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Arrange your visit to the Guinness Brewery in Dublin

Views of Dublin from the Gravity Bar| ©Horst Gutmann
Views of Dublin from the Gravity Bar| ©Horst Gutmann

How to get to the Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Brewery is located near St James's Station, about 20 minutes walk from Dublin city centre. If you are travelling by public transport, the 123 bus drops you off at the door. Access by car is also permitted and many tickets include parking, but I recommend arriving early in the morning or evening to avoid a full car park.

Opening hours

The factory is open to the public every day of the year except Good Friday, 24th, 25th and 26th December. The opening hours in winter are from 9.30am to 7pm and in July and August you can visit the factory until 8pm. Please note that the last time the factory is open to the public is always two hours before closing time.

Duration of the visit

The average visit lasts two hours. The brewery has a total of 7 floors including a rooftop bar to enjoy the views while you sip a beer, a floor where you can learn how to pull beer or a shop selling exclusive Guinness gifts.

Guided tours

It is possible to book a guided tour of the brewery, but the facilities are so well appointed that I recommend you do the tour at your own pace by purchasing an audio guide in your own language at the entrance for approximately one euro.

Where to eat

The factory has two restaurants where you can take a break during your visit. These restaurants are Arthur's Bar and the 1937 Bar & Brasserie; if you want to eat in either of them I recommend you book a table in advance through the official website of the Guinness Storehouse. Also, without reservation, with general admission you will have access to the famous Gravity Bar, located on the top floor of the Guinness Storehouse with panoramic views of Dublin.

Special Events

On certain dates, the factory hosts events or exhibitions inside the factory, although it is still open to the public. It is interesting, for example, to visit the Guinness Storehouse on St. Patrick's Day.

Ana's Traveller Tip

The Guinness Storehouse is also suitable for children: children under the age of 13 get in free of charge. Instead of a pint of beer at the end of the tour, they can enjoy a soft drink.

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Dublin City Sightseeing Bus Tour| ©D464-Darren Hall
Dublin City Sightseeing Bus Tour| ©D464-Darren Hall

Visiting the Guinness Storehouse is one of the most popular experiences for anyone visiting Dublin. For this reason, it is common to find discounts on admission. One of the most convenient is the one included in the Dublin Pass tourist card as it directly means free entry to the factory.

The Dublin Pass also has as one of its main attractions the free use of the Dublin tourist bus for 24 hours, something that will perfectly complete your visit to the Irish capital. If you want to know more about the Dublin Pass and the Dublin sightseeing buses, you can check this article: Dublin Pass.