Ireland > Dublin
Beer Available At Guinness Storehouse / Gravity Bar (arranged by most recent)
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout 95, Guinness Draught / Extra Stout 4.1% 83, Hop House 13 25, Smithwickís Pale Ale 35, Kaliber 1, Guinness Dublin Porter 29, Guinness Extra Stout 5.0% (Continental Europe) 54, Guinness West Indies Porter 84, Kilkenny 33, Viven Porter 96, Gulden Draak 98, Guinness Special Export (Belgian version) 96, Guinness Blonde American Lager 19
GT2 (662) Oceanside, California | July 22, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
fata2683 (131) Tucson, Arizona | June 18, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
stopped here on our visit to Dublin, neat place and a very interactive tour of the brewing process ending with an excellent view of the city and lots of the black stuff. One of the better large brewery tours I have ever done.
delnoche (19) Alamogordo, New Mexico | April 3, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very cool tour. My favorite part was probably the advertising exhibit. I also really enjoyed the cooper exhibit- very informative. The Gravity Bar is awesome. The 360 view of Dublin is beautiful. Of course the free pints of Guinness were delicious. I highly reccommend visiting if in Dublin.
TrueTrue (16) South Carolina | February 22, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Worth it for the views alone. I wasnít overwhelmed by the tour itself, but the Gravity Bar was an awesome finale.
Definitely a must visit while in Dublin despite the "tourist feel"
flying_pig (30) , Scotland | December 6, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Value wise I had no real complaints, you get a nice tour & a free pint of the black stuff at the end. Service was very fast as well in the Gravity Bar although it was Guiness or a soft drink as youíd expect although that is what you go for after all. It was jumping but we got a seat & it was pleasant enough with decent views of the city.
Countbeer (243) Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, Netherlands | October 27, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A museum where you have to walk and read for yourself. Walk your way up to the restaurant, have a pie (I loved it) and go to the gravity bar for a pint and a 360 view of Dublin.
Very nice place, really nice people, pretty filled souvenir shop and just really fun to do.
CaptainSean (1) Springfield , Illinois | September 10, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
pumpmaster (53) Pembroke Pines, Florida | May 22, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Fun to visit at least once. To taste different Guinness beers like the Foreign Extra Stout, the Mid-Strength, etc go to the Fifth Floor bar.
waolsen (66) Littleton, Colorado | February 8, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I am really shocked with the negative reviews. 250 years of brewing, a heavy hand in the city and history during this time. Largest brewery in Europe! I would be disappointed if they didnít have a musuem type atmosphere.
I took their podcast tour from Trinity College to the brewery. Excellently done, it was both informative and entertaining. I stopped by many of the sites along the way. By the time i hit the brewery I was pretty fired up. The entrance fee was reasonable. Inside was very well done. There is nothing revolutionary in the brewing process but if you have seen one tour you have seen them all. I thought they did an excellent job mixing the old with the new. Guinness truly is a marval in the industry and the tour does it justice. There are a few places to catch a beer. You get a free tasting half way through. Then you have an option of pouring your own, grabbing a beer at the resteraunt(Foreign Extra Stout) or headig up to the Gravity Bar. The view of the city is worth admission alone. Very cool. There is a large gift shop as well. Although you do not get to see the actual brewing process the tour is by far the best Iíve been on.
SFtaster (13) San Francisco, California | January 21, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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