NileGuide Expert Says:
Visiting Dublin without seeing the Guinness Storehouse is like seeing Paris without the Eiffel Tower, New York minus the Statue of Liberty, or London without Big Ben!
St James's Gate
St. James's Gate
8 Dublin, Ireland (Eire)
tel: +353 1 408 4800
fax: +353 1 408 4965
Daily 9:30am-5pm (until 7pm in July and Aug). Guided tours every half-hr
NileGuide Expert tip:
By booking your tickets online you can save 10% and skip the queue on arrival.
Dublin's most popular and most spectacular visitor attraction, the Storehouse is a modern Disneyesque visitor centre, right at the heart of today's working brewery, set inside a beautifully converted fermentation building used between 1904 and 1988. It comprises seven floors of exposed glass and steel, linked by a giant atrium. There is all manner of historical and modern brewing paraphernalia to marvel at but do note that visitors do not
get to see the actual brewing process taking place - though it is all happening just a few yards away from where you stand. Each floor deals with the process of making and marketing Guinness, from its origins in 1759 right up until today. It's a fascinating story, tracing ingredient, the brewing process, transportation (much more interesting that it sounds!). the tasting laboratory, advertising ( many people's favourite area), and finally the stylish 7th floor Gravity Bar. You'll never taste a better pint of Guinness in your life than the one that is served up here, and with its full-length glass walls and 360-degree views, the only better view of Dublin is from a helicopter. Slainte!