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“The View & The Friendship”

Guinness Storehouse
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$22.18*
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Skip the Line: Guinness Storehouse Entrance Ticket
Ranked #10 of 503 things to do in Dublin
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: GUINNESS STOREHOUSE(R), Ireland's No. 1 visitor attraction is a "must see" on any visit to Dublin. Housed in an old fermentation plant in the heart of St James's Gate Brewery, the now seven-storey visitor experience tells the story of Ireland's iconic drink and beings to life the heritage of this world famous beer. Your journey begins standing at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass, which rises through the building. It is a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity(R) Bar, Dublin's highest bar where you will receive a complimentary pint of GUINNESS(R) while enjoying spectacular views over Dublin.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
East Maitland, Australia
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“The View & The Friendship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

To a must to visit & if you are lucky you can meet the Rose of Trahlee Entrants in August.
The experience was unbelievable & the view was superb. Will definitely visit again

Visited August 2012
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GuinnessStorehouse, Guest Relations Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you for visiting Guinness Storehouse. Sláinte!
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“A little lame”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

For such a high price tag (16.50 euros per adult), this "tour" was pretty lame. You start on the ground floor of a 5 story building that shaped like a pint where a guide tells you the layout of the building and some background information on Arthur Guiness. Then you are left to roam around the giant storeroom and read a lot of information about ingredients, process, history, advertising, and shipping of the beer. I was really not impressed. You just get to wander through giant exhibits that aren't really that impressive and don't tell you anything beyond what you could find on a simple internet search. Plus, you don't even get to see the beer being made. The free beer at the end was worth it and the sky bar, a lounge on the top floor with windows that allow for panoramic views of the city was pretty awesome, but I don't think it was worth 16.50 euros!

Visited January 2013
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GuinnessStorehouse, Guest Relations Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Many thanks for your review. We will take all your comments onboard in our future development plans. Sláinte!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“The food was outstanding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Guinness Storehouse is a little expensive for what it has to offer, but I would still recommend visiting. You do get a free pint of Guinness with your admission ticket. The food available for purchase is outstanding. I would highly recommend eating there. The Guinness stew was delicious. They also have a super sized gift shop of Guinness stuff. If you purchase your tickets online they are 14.50 euros or at the gate 16.50 euros. You can purchase online and pick the tickets up at the gate. We spent a couple of hours wandering the facility, eating, and shopping.

Visited March 2013
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GuinnessStorehouse, Guest Relations Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you for this fantastic review of Guinness Storehouse. I am glad that you enjoyed the restaurant and the recently renovated gift shop. Sláinte!
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“Splurge for the Guinness Connoisseur Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I can tell you the general Guinness tour is quite a bit different from other brewery tours. You do not tour the actual brewing facilities, it's basically a self guided interactive museum exhibit that explains the brewing process and Guinness history. It's not going to be for everybody, but it is nicely done. Sitting in the Gravity Bar while sipping a perfect pint of Guinness and enjoying the 360 degree views of the Dublin skyline would be worthy of the admission alone. If that isn't enough, the Guinness Academy, where you can learn to pour the perfect pint, is also worth the admission alone if you are a Guinness fan. You can then brag to your friends and show them your perfect pint certificate:)

But if you are a TRUE Guinness lover, I HIGHLY recommend the Guinnness Connoisseur Experience. We were in Dublin for my partner's 50th birthday and I booked the Connoisseur Experience as his birthday treat. There is a 15 person limit so you will always have a small group and personal experience, but as it happened we were the only people booked for the 4:30 timeslot and as such were treated like royalty with a one-on-one experience. We were ushered into a hidden, private bar by our host Ian, who then proceeded to serve us four different types of Guinness peppered with the history of each style and anecdotes about Guinness in general. Frankly it was fascinating to learn the differences in the styles while experiencing them first hand, and Ian was a fantastic guide through the variations of each. There was never a dull moment! We were there over an hour and a half and it was WELL worth the €25 per person...think about it: we got four servings of Guinness each, how much would that be down in Temple Bar? Exactly. It is a MUST for any Guinness lover! Book in advance as I am sure it sells out during busy summer months.

I've read a few comments that the general tour may be a just a tad expensive at €16.50 per person, but you can save 10% by booking online in advance bringing it to €14.85...again, this gets you a free pint which would set you back €5+ in Temple Bar, so it's not that bad. Just don't go expecting a proper brewery tour since it is a different sort of experience, but it holds its own and is worthy of an afternoon of your time. Enjoy!

Visited March 2013
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GuinnessStorehouse, Guest Relations Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback on your recent trip to Guinness Storehouse. I am delighted that you and your partner enjoyed the new Connoisseur experience with Ian. As you learned this is a secret ‘hidden bar’ which offers true Guinness fans and beer aficionados a premium cosy space to get under the skin of Guinness’s four main variants – Guinness draught, Guinness Original, Foreign Extra Stout and Guinness Black Lager – with an intimate tutored tasting session. Once again thank you for the feedback and recommendation. Sláinte!
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“Stay for the stew.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Thought this was a pretty average sight. What I did takeaway from this place was that the Irish truly are proud of their Guinness. There was one interesting section that showed a video of the production of the wooden barrels. I have to say the biggest surprise was how delicious the Guinness Irish Stew was from the cafeteria. Really wasn't expecting it from an average looking cafeteria. The Gravity Bar has the best view of Dublin, but Dublin from above wasn't much to look at.

Visited February 2013
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GuinnessStorehouse, Guest Relations Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you for visiting Guinness Storehouse. Sláinte!
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