Guinness Storehouse Tour

Dublin

What to expect on the Guinness Storehouse Tour

If you’re a fan of a pint or two of the black stuff, then now is the time to add the Guinness Storehouse Tour to your short city break itinerary. The Guinness Storehouse Tour is one of the highlights of any trip to Dublin, especially for those who consider themselves to be beverage connoisseurs or love foodie-themed experiences. Here’s our quick guide to what to expect from your visit to help you plan your trip.

How long is the Guinness tour?

This self-guided tour has a recommended duration of about 1 ½ hours, although guests are welcome to stay for as long as they like and make the most of their visit. As it’s fairly short in duration, it should be easy to fit in around other attractions and sightseeing commitments.

When is the tour?

The Guinness Storehouse factory tour is easily accessible from all the O’Callaghan Collection Dublin Hotels and opens seven days a week, from 9.30am – 7 pm, although it’s advised you plan your visit carefully as the last admission is at 5 pm.

Please also note that the tour is closed on:

  • Good Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • St Stephen’s Day

What’s the tour about?

Located in the very heart of St James’ Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse has the distinction of being named Ireland’s favourite tourist attraction – which is saying something considering the sheer scale of things to see and do in the Emerald Isle! It’s home to the brewery which creates the world-famous Guinness stout, and highlights of the tour include the chance to see the world’s largest pint glass. There is also a fully interactive journey through seven floors filled with everything you could ever possibly want or need to know about Ireland’s long brewing history. At the end of your tour, you’ll be rewarded with a glass of Guinness yourself at the world-famous Gravity Bar, offering 360-degree views across the city’s impressive skyline. It’s the perfect chance to savour your new knowledge and take a few pictures of the stunning vistas below.

What’s the tour itinerary?

There is no official itinerary for the factory tour as such, given that the tour is self-guided. However, there are seven floors each dedicated to helping you learn a little more about what goes into each delicious pint of Guinness – and plenty of opportunities to take a break and relax with a drink or a meal along the way. The Cooperage Café on the first floor offers coffee, pastries and sandwiches, while subsequent floors tell the tale of how Guinness has been travelling the globe since 1769, as well as providing more information about the creator of Guinness, Arthur Guinness, and offering unique tasting experiences on a multi-sensory tasting journey which helps to bring the distinctive flavours of Guinness to life. There is also a chance to learn more about how Guinness is advertised around the world with the Guinness World of Advertising, helping you get closer than ever before to this iconic brand.

Guinness Storehouse Dublin

Learn the history of the craft and the significance Guinness has had on Dublin and it's people over the years.

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Hotels Near the Guinness Storehouse

The Alex Suite Bedroom

The Alex Hotel

The Alex Hotel is a stylish, boutique hotel in the Dublin 2 district in the south of the city. It’s tucked away in a quiet part of town, but a short walk from all the hustle and bustle of Grafton Street, with attractions such as Merrion Square, Trinity College and the National Gallery on its doorstep.

How Near is The Alex Hotel to Guinness Storehouse?

  • Walking Time: 37 minutes
  • Dublin Bus: 27 minutes
  • By Car: 10-28 minutes
  • By Taxi: €10 – €15

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The Davenport Suite Bedroom

The Davenport Hotel

The Davenport Hotel is an elegant 4-star hotel that combines the splendour of Georgian Dublin re-imagined with the best of 21st-century facilities. This hotel is located in Dublin 2 and is close to many of the attractions that the south side of the Dublin city has to offer.

How Near is The Davenport Hotel to Guinness Storehouse?

  • Walking Time: 37 minutes
  • Dublin Bus: 27 minutes
  • By Car: 10 – 28 minutes
  • By Taxi: €10 – €15

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The Mont Classic Bedroom-min

The Mont Hotel

The Mont Hotel is a modern, designer hotel in the heart of Dublin city. Enjoy style and luxury in a location adjacent to Trinity College and Merrion Square which ensures that you are at the heart of the action, whether you’re in Dublin for business or pleasure.

How Near is The Mont Hotel to Guinness Storehouse?

  • Walking Time: 37 minutes
  • Dublin Bus: 27 minutes
  • By Car: 10-28 minutes
  • By Taxi: €10 – €15

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The Green Hotel Dublin Bedroom

The Green Hotel

Wake up with the iconic Stephen’s Green Park on your doorstep at one of Dublin’s most central hotels. The Green Hotel is also a stone throw from Dublin’s premier shopping street, Grafton Street, the Stephens Green park and shopping centre.

How Near is The Green Hotel to Guinness Storehouse?

  • Walking Time: 24 minutes
  • Dublin Bus: 21 minutes
  • By Car: 6-12 minutes
  • By Taxi: €8 – €12

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Guinness Storehouse FAQs

What is the address?

St. James’ Gate, Market Street (just off James’ Street), Dublin 8, Ireland.

Is it wheelchair accessible?

Yes. There are lifts (elevators) throughout the tour.

Do I need to book a ticket in advance?

You do not have to book your ticket in advance, but it is recommended that you do, to avoid long delays. You can buy tickets online from the offical website.

How much are the Guinness tour tickets?

  • Adult tickets range from €18.50 to €23 (depending on the time).
  • For children aged 13-17 tickets cost €16, while under 13’s go free.
  • Student (with valid ID) and senior citizen tickets cost €18.50.

How long does it take to get through the tour?

There is no time limit, but it usually takes about 1.5 hours.

What happens on the tour?

The tour is self-guided and you can travel through the experience, using various interactive elements. There is a coffee shop within the tour and 4 floors, taking you through the history of Guinness, the craft of brewing the world-famous stout and The Gravity Bar, where you can have a fresh pint while taking in the extraordinary view of Dublin city.

What are some 4-star hotels near Guinness Storehouse?

We have a selection of luxury and boutique 4-star hotels near Guinness Storehouse. The Alex Hotel, The Green Hotel, The Mont Hotel and The Davenport Hotel are a short distance away.