The factory itself is very informative. You learn the ins and outs of making Guinness and how the leftovers are used for condiments such as BBQ sauce and ketchup. There are lots of sections where you can smell different additives, feel the grain, and even ride the Guinness train. Once you reach the top, you are directed to the Sky Bar. Here is the most breathtaking view in all of Dublin. The walls are all glass, and you can see every major sight in the city. Seats are limited, so you might have to sit on the floor. Give the token to the bartender and treat yourself to a complimentary pint of Guinness. Personally, I didn't like it, but at least I gave it a shot! Before you leave, hit the Guinness store. The prices are quite reasonable. I found souvenirs here for those people who are very hard to buy for, namely, my dad. I bought him the steak sauce and a Guinness polo. I think I spent about 20 euros.
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
December 13, 2009
From journal Touring Ireland
London, United Kingdom
September 22, 2005
A stiff drink may have been better at the start of tour, which was unbelievably dull. Our group had possibly the world's dullest tour guide, who showed no enthusiasm for the subject and was lacking in the legendary Irish wit.
The gift shop was great for all those obligatory (clichéd) Guinness souvenirs for the folks back home.
From journal Enjoying the Craic in Dublin
March 16, 2005
From journal Bubblin' In Dublin
March 21, 2003
Admission prices for 2003:
9:30am to 5:00pm (All year round)
Bank Holidays will operate as normal working days.
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day and Good Friday
The Guinness Storehouse is now one of the most premier attractions in Dublin. The museum outlines the beginnings of the Guinness Empire and the growth in popularity of its beer. For fans of the Irish beer, this place is like Mecca. However, it is also appealing to those of you (like me) who do not enjoy drinking it. The multimedia set-up of the museum is very impressive. You can experience everything through all of your senses. Some of the displays show you the ingredients of the beer, let you smell them, and let you hear them as well. You can walk under a waterfall while learning about hops and yeast, and you can stand inside of an enormous beer barrel. There are also displays on the advertising history for Guinness where you can watch some of their hilarious television ads from the last 60 years.
We walked through the museum in about an hour and a half. At the end of the experience you are able to go into the Gravity Bar which is on the top of the building. Here you can get a panoramic view of Dublin and a complimentary pint or half pint of Guinness or a soft drink. Your ticket for the beer also doubles for a souvenir as it is a small drop of Guinness encased in plastic: pretty cool!
The gift store has many reasonably priced Guinness-themed items. We bought a long-sleeved t-shirt for ¢æ15 and a polo shirt with an embroidered logo for ¢æ25.
From journal St. Patty's Day in Ireland
by angie cadie
Aberdeen , United Kingdom
March 11, 2003
From journal Irish Party
by Wed Planner
Manchester, New Hampshire
February 25, 2003
From journal Honeymoon in Ireland
December 10, 2002
Admission is 12Euros for Adults.
The tour is self guided, and involves a number of informative displays over four floors. They include a display on Coopering, the Brewing Process and also a history of the Guiness family. All of it is interesting and informative but not spectacular.
There is also a very comprehensive interactive display traceing Guiness advertising, and this interstingly enough is one of the highlights. Interesting, because whatever Guiness may lack as a product (I know few people who drink it all the time) it makes up for as a brand, and it is the advertising that has made that brand.
On the fifth floor there are a number of restaurants and bars selling wholesome, hearty, Guiness suiting food: steak Pie, seafood chowder etc. These eateries all represent very good value.
The Top Floor, however, is where the ticket really pays for itself as it is Gravity, a glass walled bar with views over all of Dublin. You get a free Guiness so enjoy the view and the drink.
I guess the tour deserves its reputation as a must-see after all.
From journal Dublin for a Break
by Aaron Loukonen
April 15, 2002
In the Storehouse is a multistoried museum that takes you back to the original days of Guinness and the "genius" that went into its creation. Now, I like Guinness and in fact it is one of my favorite beers, but they went a little overboard praising their beer. It is very good beer, but it isn’t that good. They made it sound as if it were black gold. I guess that is the point of a museum dedicated solely to a single beer.
It is a very comprehensive museum, covering every part of the history of Guinness as well as how it is made and so on. It also costs 9 euros to get into the place, but at the top, on the ninth floor, is a bar where you get a complimentary beer with your ticket. That is excellent, but even better is the 360 degree view of Dublin that you have from the bar. You literally can see almost all of Dublin. So, if you are a Guinness fan, then the brewery is a definite must for you.
From journal Dublin, Ireland - Capital of the Emerald Isle
February 27, 2002
From journal Dublin: Temple Bar & Beyond
Salt Lake City, Utah
January 31, 2002
From journal Weekend in Dublin