I enjoyed drinking my pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar and enjoying the view of Dublin. Probably not worth the ticket price though. The museum was mediocre, interesting in places but often felt like a string of marketing promos. Didn’t try the food — the Brasserie closes a couple hours before the bar, at about 6 as I recall, which seems like an odd time for a restaurant to close. Service was average. Would not go back.
A Tourist trap with a capital, but it's entertaining. What would Dublin be without it. In particular the film about barrel making is impressive, and its a brewery what else can I say. Glad I came there before the crowd came in. Staff is friendly.
Apparently the most visited tourist attraction in Dublin, so obviously very hyped, crowded and commercial. Authentic industrial atmosphere. Many different bars and food-places. A great view on the top bar. Only beers from St. James's Gate. A bit pricy...
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.