14 euroís for the self guided tour is an outrage, but I paid anyway cause when am i gonna be in ireland again? You did get a free pint at the end, and the gravity bar with a good view of the city is reallly awesome. Oh yeah and fresh guinness is so good! there also is a bar on the 5th floor with a good selection of brews and you can eat there allthough i think it is expensive.
I took the tour and enjoyed seeing the history behind one of my favorite beers. Seeing some of their old advertising materials was pretty interesting. The food was good but a little pricey. I liked the view from the Gravity Bar. It is not the actual brewery though.
I whent there with a tour group of 20yr olds and I was 17 at the time. They card at the entrance of the brewery not the bar since i was in a tour group we went around the lines at the Brewery and i got to Drink in the gravity Bar. Everyone was giving away their free pints passes so i got four free Pints of Draught Woot.
Great tour, donít miss this if you are in the Dublin area. The gravity bar was a great end to the end of the day. The first time Iíve had the Extra Stout and Foreign Extra Stout, they opened my eyes to what Guinness can do. Iím not a fan of nitro beers, these were a pleasant change.
Itís a tourist trap but it is a very well done tourist trap. Donít be a snob and just go. Itís worth it. Very good cool building, museum, and multimedia. And if youíve never had a the Foreign Extra Stout, youílll be pleasantly surprised that it is on par with many good American stouts. I had beter pints of the regular Guinness elsewhere but they are still really good here.
OK, itís a ímust visití for fans of the worldís most famous black brew. Iím sorry to hear that itís become a tourist trap in recent years. I guess I was fortunate to visit St. James Gate during the off season and many years ago. It doesnít merit a repeat visit, but Iím glad I made the pilgimage when I did.