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I absolutely loved the Guinness storehouse tour and my time spent in the gravity bar was some of the happiest I had in Dublin. I thought the Guinness was excellent and, disagreeing with some of the comments from other posters, I only encountered one person in the whole Guinness building who wasn't Irish, and she was the person on reception as we arrived. Definitely worth doing the tour. If you want more than a pint, though, there aren't many seats, so get your freebie in the Gravity Bar, then go a couple of floors down where you can sit and drink in comfort.
beerface - 1 Jun 2011 16:49
Great views, could do with a slightly better layout seating wise.

Guinness was good.
mrse1 - 12 Nov 2009 12:50
Did the tour last month. €15 now.
On the 5th floor there is a bar where you can pour your own Guinness, with the help of a Filipino girl who uses scripted instructions to guide you through the process. Although she was pleasant I would have thought that a true Dublin barman with a local wit and sense of humour would have provided a more genuine experience. I did enjoy the pint I poured for myself.
Two floors up in the Gravity Bar I was taken by the views and saw a city I now quite well in a different light. But I have to disagree with some of the posts below. The Guinness here was ok, but far from the best I've ever drank. Again there were no local barstaff serving behind the bar. I found this disappointing, not because I have anything against foreigners doing a good job, but surely in Dublin's busiest tourist attraction those of us who pay admission to the place can expect to meet some of the people who's city made Guinness the institution it is today. Would anyone visiting the Tower of London be impressed to meet Beefeaters with Italian, German, or Latvian accents.
As for the tour of the storehouse, I wouldn't put anyone off seeing it. It is a good 21st century museum with audiovisual displays housed in a beautiful early steel framed building. (The first of its kind in Europe).
While I'm here, tomorrow is Arthur Day, when Guinness celebrates it's 250th birthday around the world.
I'll no doubt raise a glass somewhere at a minute to 6. (17.59).
Happy Birthday Guinness.

Slainte !
The_Inspector - 23 Sep 2009 01:27
The Storehouse is an interesting and informative tour which leads you to the Gravity Bar. The presentation has moved on in several areas since my last visit, however the one area which is lacking is the advertising section.

The gwince was OK but not the best I had over the weekend....I gave up looking for anything else that may be worth drinking.
LickeyEndBooze - 3 Nov 2008 10:36
Oh dear. Yes, the views are great but the beer is shameful. This bar only serves the the (free) pint of watery Guinness gloop that has been pumped full of nitrogen and forced through a sieve to get the "surging" and "creamy" experience. Not only that, it was pretty bland (as in blander than almost everywhere else in Dublin).

I went to the downstairs bar and had a bottle of Guinness Extra Stout and Guinness Foreign Export instead which is REAL GUINNESS and not laced with chemicals and articifical taste.

Guinness, a stout for people who don't like stout.
AleKing - 27 Aug 2008 16:58
Get there early and go straight to the bar before it gets packed and you have the choisest views of Dublin. Then do the tour!
BobOs - 25 Aug 2008 18:47
The Gravity Bar is the finale to the Guinness Storehouse tour, in which I recently paid a reasonable 14 euros to partake in. The bar itself benefits highly from the stunning views across the City of Dublin, but is otherwise, just an accommodating oval shaped room where you can drink your complementary pint of the ‘black stuff’. It found it to be a suitable ending to a highly pleasurable experience and taking in all I had learnt on the floors beneath only made the pint more enjoyable. However, despite the accolades above, I will not be rating this place as it isn’t technically a free house of any kind. It is a part of a pre-pay tour and is otherwise, not accessible to the public.

10 out of 10 for the tour though!


HTM69 - 22 Jun 2008 14:24
I thought it would be hateful but it wasn't. Everyone sipping in the magnificent views, not to mention the stout.

Not a real pub but something you should do at least the once.
E1_Norton - 27 Feb 2007 17:07
Agreed, this is the best place for an all round view over dublin and the best free pint of Guinness you will ever taste. Does get crowded though.
NeilA - 6 Dec 2006 17:09
Best place to sink a Guinness which incidentally tastes better than having it anywhere else.

Charming and friendly and great views of the city.
Well worth a visit even if you don't like Guinness. Mrs Terenced doesn't but managed to sink a Guinness to my disappointment (hoping to help her out with her free Guinness)...

Technically not a real pub but deserves an accolade all the same.
terenced - 3 Aug 2006 09:12
Definately not a pub, but stunning views and the best pint of black stuff you'll ever drink
drunkmarv - 22 Mar 2006 15:37
There are far better places for a pint in Dublin, although you should be guaranteed a decent one. I still prefer to remember the old brewery tours rather than the new Storehouse.
anonymous - 21 Sep 2005 12:14
Yes, it's a great view, a must visit on any trip to Dublin, and a good pint of the black stuff (they should know how to pour it here...). However, not sure this can rightly be called a pub.
Mr.Matt - 6 Sep 2005 03:38
What a bloody great view and what a fine pint of Guinness! Excellent tour around the brewery and coming up here for your 'free' pint afterwards is a must. Shame it costs 14 Euro to get up here cos the view is something you could look at all day (so long as you don't have issues with heights).

Lovely atmosphere whilst everyone is equally impressed with exactly what you're busy being impressed with. Bring binoculars - and a local so they can tell you where you are! Definitely recommended, even if you're not a Guinness drinker - believe me, it tastes good here whether you like it or not!
Cleversaz - 15 May 2005 01:59

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