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Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, providing a journey into the heart of the world famous Guinness brand and company. This historic building is central to Dublin’s heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of industrial tradition and contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of Guinness, telling the story from its origins at St. James’s Gate in Dublin to its growth as a global brand, known all around the world.
The enormously popular tour takes in the history of the Guinness family, the ingredients and craft of brewing, cooperage and transportation, Guinness’s long tradition of award winning advertising, the craft of pouring the Perfect Pint, the use of Guinness in cooking, and a chance to enjoy a pint of Guinness in the lofty Gravity Bar, taking in breath-taking panoramic 360° views of the city.
Open 7 days a week 9.30 am – 7.00 pm (last admission at 5.00 pm).
Late opening during July & August: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm (last admission at 7.00 pm)
Closed Dec 24-26 & Good Friday.
St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8.
Tel: 01 408 4800.
Ticket prices vary. The standard walk in rate is €25 per adult but if you book online in advance the off peak adult rate can drop to €19.50. All adult prices include a pint of Guinness. There are price concessions for senior citizens and for children.
The Open Gate Brewery is the home of brewing experimentation and innovation at St. James’s Gate where Guinness brewers are given license to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and experiment freely to bring exciting new beers to life.
Rather than a walking tour of the facility, brewers and beer experts will be on hand to meet visitors and explain in detail what goes on inside the facility. You can purchase Guinness stout and the latest brewers project releases like Hop House 13 lager, Dublin Porter and West Indies Porter. You can also purchase experimental beers. Some of these beers will end up on tap at your local pub or on the far side of the world, while others will never leave these walls. Every visitor will receive a complimentary beer tasting board of four sample size beers on arrival.
Open Thursdays and Fridays, from 4.00 pm to 10.30 pm (last entry at 9.30 pm, last orders at 10.00 pm). Also on Saturdays from 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm (last entry at 7.00 pm, last orders at 7.30 pm). See the website to check availability.
Tickets are €9 each and include a beer tasting board. Over 18’s only.