Come and explore Ireland's number one visitor attraction, providing an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous GUINNESS® brand and company. This historical building is central to Dublin's and Ireland's heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of GUINNESS®, telling the story from its origins here at St. James's Gate in Dublin to its growth as a global brand, known all around the world.
GUINNESS STOREHOUSE® is also home to the GUINNESS® Flagship Retail Store packed with unique and exclusive merchandise and memorabilia.
Your experience starts by standing at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass, which rises up through the centre of the seven storey building. If full, the giant pint glass atrium would hold 14.3 million pints of GUINNESS®(...). At the bottom of the glass atrium you will see the 9000 year lease that our founder Arthur Guinness signed on the St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin - the lease marks the beginning of the GUINNESS® story and also the beginning of your journey through the world of GUINNESS®.
At the end of your journey, as you arrive back at the ground floor, you will also see the GUINNESS® Store across the Atrium. Here you will find an emporium of treats, GUINNESS® casual wear and memorabilia,(...) much of which being unique and exclusive to the Guinness Storehouse. It is in the Guinness Store that you can also create or collect your personalised bottle of GUINNESS® Foreign Extra Stout or the Genealogy certificate of your ancestors.
GUINNESS® stout is made from four natural ingredients - water, barley, hops and yeast. Follow our Master Brewer, Fergal Murray, as he guides you step by step through the brewing process.(...) Discover how our brewers combine these four ingredients using age old traditions and state of the art modern technology to craft the perfect pint of GUINNESS® every time.
Having learned how each pint of GUINNESS® is brewed, we now invite you to experience your first sample of GUINNESS® in our Taste Experience.
GUINNESS® beer became loved around the world because it retained its wonderful flavour, even after the long and arduous journeys of yesteryear.(...)
Coopers were the most highly skilled of all the Brewery craftsmen. Captured on film, Master Cooper Dick Flanagan demonstrates the craft of the coopers who made the wooden barrels which were used to transport GUINNESS® stout across the globe.
Then explore the transportation methods used to take the GUINNESS® beer from St James's Gate and beyond - including horses, trains, barges, ships and road transport. Today GUINNESS® beer is transported to over 150 countries worldwide.
GUINNESS® has a long tradition of award winning advertising. This advertising is celebrated in our Advertising Gallery, which contains the stories of popular GUINNESS® icons from the toucan to the television advertisements(...) which have made GUINNESS® a favourite Irish brand across the globe.
GUINNESS® is involved in a range of sponsorships - from the Hong Kong 7s to the Hurling Championships in Ireland. Our Sponsorships Cinema celebrates this great tradition of supporting different cultural and sporting activities around the world.
On the fourth floor we invite you to pour your very own Perfect Pint of GUINNESS®. Our experienced GUINNESS® Ambassadors will teach you the craft of pouring the Perfect Pint; you will receive a certificate,(...) exclusive to GUINNESS STOREHOUSE®, to show to your friends and family at home. And of course you can enjoy your perfect pint in our dedicated Perfect Pint Bar.
"FIVE" Guinness and Food Experience
There is a long tradition of using GUINNESS® stout in cooking and as an accompaniment to food. All our classic dishes in the Brewers Dining Hall, for example our world famous Beef and GUINNESS® stew, are made by
(...) our dedicated catering team with years of experience in cooking with GUINNESS®.
Sit and relax in Arthur's Bar on the fifth floor, enjoying spectacular views of the St. James's Gate Brewery as it goes about its daily task of brewing the millions of glasses of GUINNESS® beer that are consumed each day around the world. When the steam billows from the immense steel vessels in the brewery yard - you know that the crucial phase of boiling down the 'wort' has again been reached.
When you reach GRAVITY® Bar, as many have said, you have truly reached the top of the world. We invite you to sit, relax and enjoy your perfect pint of GUINNESS® while taking in the breath-taking panoramic 360° views(...) of Dublin city and beyond. While here you can truly immerse yourself in the fun, friendly and warm atmosphere of GUINNESS STOREHOUSE®, the Home of GUINNESS®. Sláinte!
Connoisseur Bar Experience
The Guinness Connoisseur Bar is the most exclusive GUINNESS tasting experience in the world. Experience a sensual journey through the four most popular variants of GUINNESS® - Draught, Original, Foreign Extra Stout and Black Lager.
Opening Hours & Map
Open 7 days a week from 9.30am - 5pm
(last admission is at 5pm).