Visited here in April í09 at the end of the brewery tour.
A non beer person friendly tour I must add which I took with my girlfriend.
The tour gives you a voucher for a pint at the top (of the pint!).
There are always folk who donít want a pint so you may be offered a voucher or two if you fancy it!
Great views of Dublin from up top.
beers available are obviously from Guinness.
(Visited 11/2012): The Guinness tour at the Storehouse ends in the Gravity Bar on the 7th floor. It is located on Thomas Street at St. James Gate and is on the route of a couple of the hop on-hop off buses.
The bar offers a 360į view of Dublin. Vouchers for a pint that are part of the tour cost are redeemed at a small bar in the center, and there is seating around the perimeter plus several standing tables.
Not surprisingly the selection here is limited to Guinness. Despite not wanting to reinforce a cliche, it does taste better from the source.
Service at the bar was good, and they obviously take the whole "perfect pour" philosophy seriously.
We did not try any food during our tour.
Overall whether a fan of the beer or not, the tour is well done and the view is incredible, making this a worthwhile stop in Dublin.
September 2009 -- OK, so you have to go here once. Itís a major ripoff if you ask me, and swarming with tourists. But itís a fun-enough brewery visit and its the easiest place to find the sometimes hard-to-find Extra Stout and even Foreign Extra Stout.
It doesnít look like much has changed since the last time I visited a decade ago. Still have the museum tour thatís more about the brand than the beer. Thereís a big souvenir store plus the pints. Of course it was less than a fiver my last time here. Not a beer destination but a visit to Dublin feels incomplete without a trip here.
A giant tourist trap, but the tour is very well put together; lots of history and you get to try three types of Guinness during the tour: normal, extra stout, and foreign extra stout. With the beer samples you get snacks like smoked salmon on pumpernickel bread. It sort of has a museum feel going through here. The finally is Gravity Bar, which is a glass floored cylinder high above the brewery looking over the Dublin skyline. You get at least one pint of Guinness here for free. Overall, a crowded by well done Guinness museum with Guinness samples throughout. Gravity Bar at night could be a pretty posh venue if youíre up for it. Admission fee I remember was pretty high, but itís a neat experience. So for a craft beer place, yeah low score. But itís a fun thing to do in the afternoon and then later you can Temple Bar District it up.
Aahh... I got up early, had a full Irish breakfast at the hotel. What to do then? Guinness Storehouse! And, a chance to try the modern tram (Luas Red-line) A single ticket from the nearby Jervis Street to Heuston cost 1,90 Euro. Then only a short walk to the entrance. No queue at all before noon in February. Admission is 20 Euro or 18 Euro online. Informative seven storey visitor experience. Itís not a brewery tour, but about the history and making of Guinness.Try the Taste Experience, here you can smell the distinctive flavours off Guinness. Mmm... Hops and malt. And in the end: a free pint (lovely!) and 360 degrees Dublin city views. (Visited February 17th 2016)
This is a great place and a must see for any beer lover while in Dublin...or Ireland for that matter. The low ratings reflect only one thing really...the fact that you really canít rate "selection" higher than even a very friendly 5 or 6. Nonetheless...if you love beer...craftbeer or not...this is a great tour and a great view from the top...especially with the "perfect pour" in your hand. I also tried the food and thought the Guinness stew was excellent.
Something of a rigid schedule to get to the bar. However, the information is interesting, and the process is complicated enough to be entertaining. The Guinness you could get anywhere nearby, but the view is unique. It is worth the money to have the experience.