Came here on 25.5.2017. This bar is located on the third floor in the original Guinness brewery. Before you reach the bar you pass through the merchandising store and can conduct a self guided brewery tour. The tour is below average and unfortunately we could not even see the brewhouse. It seems it was under reconstruction. The Guinness beer was served a bit too cold, but was definitely better than overseas. Overall a must visit while you are in Dublin although it is obviously very touristic and commercial.
Great place to sink a pint of Guinness. Awesome views of the city. Shame it’s ticket only beers and you could not buy a second pint. Worth the 20 Euros for the Guinness experience to get up there. Wifi was weak but the Guinness was good!
If you know a bit about brewing, then you won’t find there anything new. Fine, it’s not for beer geeks, but for tourist. But since Guinness has a great and long history it’s a pity that there is very little information about it. You can find a lot more at their website, I guess it should be the other way around. What you find there? Mostly corporate bullshit I’m afraid. Even the section about commercials was a bit disappointing, I expected more. The Gravity Bar has a great view (I guess it’s the best view in Dublin), but it was so crowded that you can fell like being in sauna. And it was just about 15C outside, image how it would fell on hot summer day.
The actual brewery is just across the street, but you can only see a glimpse of the brewhouse, and you don’t get any information about current brewery or brewing process, or anything. But you do get a lot of reminders, that Guinness is special, unique and better, that others big beers.
And now the biggest drawback - prices and value. You have to buy a ticket just to enter the gift shop, which sounds idiotic to me. But don’t bother with this shop, as prices there are higher, than in Irish gift shops in Dublin, or at the airport! Badge of fudge is 3 vs 3,5, two glasses 8 vs 10, a shirt 15 vs 18.
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. It’s 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)
Es gibt einen Rundgang der nichts besonderes ist. Nett ist, dass man sich am Schluss sein eigenes Pint Guiness zapfen darf. Von Oben in der Bar mit tollem Blick über Dublin schmeckt das doppelt so gut.