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It’s Always Beer O’Clock In Dublin! Visiting The Guinness Storehouse.

Did you know that in 1759, Arthur Guinness leased this property at IR 45 for 9,000 years!! Oh my GUINNESS! Now that’s a good deal. See what I did there?

Visiting the Guinness storehouse is a must-do when in Dublin. The entire experience/tour takes approximately two to three hours to complete.

To avoid waiting in line, purchase your tickets in advance and bring along your confirmation voucher to show it to the guard at the main entrance. This saved us at least an hour and a half of waiting in line just to purchase the tickets.

Tip # 1: Purchase your tickets in advance (and don’t forget to print your voucher!)

Visit https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/tickets to purchase your tickets! Determine your ticket category (child, student or adult) and then select the time you would like to visit. Make sure you don’t miss your designated time slot! If so, you go to the back of the line. The good thing is that you have a 30-minute time slot to arrive.

Tip # 2: Be on time! Plan ahead and don't mess it up.

As soon as you enter there’s a mini-orientation to the Guinness Experience where a guide explains its history of the 9,000 year lease. After this, the experience is all on your own and at your own pace.

Tip # 3: Take your time to learn about the brand’s history. I found it very interesting!

After you learn all about the process of making beer and how the business operated back in the 1700’s, you learn all about its success over the years. This also includes business and advertising oriented decisions and creativity they had to lead this business to success.


Tip # 4: Once you arrive to the tasting room, do not “chug” the beer as soon they give it to you.

This section of the tour explains how to taste and determine the fine quality of ingredients the Guiness Beer has.

Tip # 5: Once the tour is over, head over to the restaurant located on the top floor. Here you can socialize and make new friends while you enjoying complimentary Guinness Beer.

I do not consider myself a beer person, in fact, I never have it by choice. (Only at special occasions when there’s only beer at the party! ) That being said, I did enjoy my Guinness Experience even though beer is not my drink of choice. Never.

The beer in Europe is definitely a much better quality than the commercial beer offered in the US. The Guinness in Ireland did not taste the same as back home. This one was very good and enjoyable!

At the beginning of the tour, I said I wasn’t going to drink the Guinness, but after trying it and actually liking it (a lot!) I finished the entire pint on my own! Haha


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  1. Abigail Sinsona says

    I’ve only heard good things about the beer in Ireland! Hence, this is a tour that is definitely a must-try when you visit Dublin, it seems. I have read many great blogs about visiting this storehouse but you have added in practical tips, which is really handy!

  2. Visiting Guinness Storehouse in Dublin must be a interesting experience. Booking of tickets in advance and printing them too is a great tip. Learning about the 9000 years old brand history would be thrilling. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I think if I was to head to Dublin this would definitely be on my ‘must do’ list as Guinness is probably the thing I associate with Dublin the most! That lease fact is fascinating – Imagine if it is still there in 9,000 years! It’s funny that you mention that the Guinness doesn’t taste the same in the US as I’ve heard that it isn’t as good over here in England as it is in Ireland!

  4. Lisa says

    I love the Guinness storehouse! I completely agree with all your tips, especially about buying the tickets beforehand. Your view at the top was clearer than when I went in January! I actually was converted to Guinness after my trip 🙂

  5. I’m definitely not a beer person either (to the extent that I don’t drink beer even when it’s an only drink option) but I guess visiting the Guinness store house is just one of those things you have to do when you’re in Dublin! I doubt that I’d end up enjoying it like you did haha. Did not know that Guinness goes back in history for 9000 years!

  6. Joanna says

    If I will visit Dublin I will definitely visit the Guinness Storehouse! It looks like a brilliant experience to learn about how the most famous beer in the world in made. All I know about Guinness is that you need to let it set before you drink it. Buying tickets online is surely a great tip, to avoid your slots being fully booked already.

  7. Haha! I’m just glad I have no Dublin plans as of now. Being preggers alcohol is a no no for me and to visit a brewery and not taste the drink would be too depressing! Lolz!!!
    Been on the Heineken & Stella Artois tour. Its always so much fun!

  8. I will visit Ireland in the near future, I knew about the Temple Bar but not about the Guinness tour. It must be interesting seeing how it is made, I have absolutely no idea. The complimentary Guinness tasting is a fun way to end the tour!

  9. Well, I don’t drink so that part of the tour is lost on me, ha ha. But the process and history is interesting. You’ve provided good tips for making the most of that tour.

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