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Guinness Storehouse Tickets | Ways to Save on Admission

Updated: December 28, 2023

As tour guides, we're frequently being asked about whether or not to visit popular attractions such as Guinness Storehouse and how to save money on tickets.

Dublin, Ireland is home to several historic and beloved breweries, but the Guinness Storehouse is undoubtedly one of their most famous sites. 

Each ticket includes a self-guided tour, and depending on which type of ticket you choose, you may also enjoy tasting sessions, free drinks, and other interesting benefits.

In addition to covering ticket prices in greater detail below, we'll also include a variety of ways to save money on Guinness Storehouse tickets.

If you're looking for some help finding your way around the building, make sure to check our self-guided tour for suggestions about what to see and do while you're here.

We recommend planning your trip ahead of time, and you can also learn more about this attraction in our overview section below.


If you’re a beer lover, chances are you’re very familiar with the delicious drinks that come out of the Guinness Storehouse.

If you’re interested in getting a look behind the scenes, the Guinness Storehouse offers a variety of experiences which allow you to explore the grounds and learn about how this company produces some of the best brews in the world.

Each of their experiences includes a self-guided tour of the building and at least one free drink. 

Some ticket options also include additional drinks, tasting sessions, and professional advice on how to properly pour a pint.

The door to Guinness Storehouse. Source: Pixabay user Pasi Maenpaa.
The Guinness Storehouse Factory Door. Image Source: Image by Pasi Mäenpää from Pixabay.

There are seven floors in total to explore, including a variety of exhibitions, tasting experiences, restaurants, a bar, and the Guinness Academy.

The Guinness Brewery is open almost all year round, so there’s almost never a bad time to visit. 

Considering this activity is indoors, you don’t even have to worry about the weather!

In addition to the tours and other activities, you might also want to stop by the Guinness Open Gate Brewery to try some of the exclusive small-batch brews they are testing.

During holidays like Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day, the Guinness Storehouse will hold special events to celebrate. 

These are great times to visit the brewery, as you can expect a lot more things to see, do, and experience.

Guinness Storehouse Tickets

There are currently four different entrance ticket options which include access to different areas of the Guinness Storehouse building.

Pints of Guinness. Source: Pixabay user Jacqueline Macou.
Don't forget your complimentary pint of Guinness. Image by jacqueline macou from Pixabay.

Guinness Storehouse Experience

  • Explore the Guinness Storehouse for 90 minutes.
  • Enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness beer/non-alcoholic drink at the Gravity Bar.
    • €26/Adults | €22/Seniors & Students | €10/Children
    • €62/Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    • Kids 4 and under are free
    • Purchase tickets or learn more.

STOUTie Experience

  • Explore the Guinness Storehouse for 90 minutes.
  • Enjoy a free pint of Guinness beer/non-alcoholic drink at the Gravity Bar.
  • Get a second pint of Guinness w/ your selfie on the head.
    • €34/Adults | €29/Seniors & Students
    • €74/Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Guinness Academy Experience

  • Explore the Guinness Storehouse for 90 minutes.
  • Enjoy a free pint of Guinness beer/non-alcoholic drink at the Gravity Bar.
  • Get a second pint of Guinness and learn how to pour from the experts.
    • €38/Adults | €32/Seniors & Students
    • €82/Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Connoisseur Experience

  • Explore the Guinness Storehouse for 90 minutes.
  • Enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness beer/non-alcoholic drink at the Gravity Bar.
  • Get a second pint of Guinness and learn how to pour from the experts
  • Experience a tasting session hosted by a Guinness Beer Specialist.
  • €95/Adults

Guinness Brewery Experience

  • Exclusive tour of St. James Gate, the underground tunnels, and Brewhouse 4.
  • Complimentary pint of Guinness and oysters at 1837 Bar and Brasserie
  • €350 per person

The standard ticket option is the most readily available, and there are several different opportunities to save money on this type of admission. 

However, if you’re interested in any of the other tickets or additional activities, you’ll have to purchase them online or on-site from the Guinness Storehouse.


This section will cover the best deals on tickets to the Guinness Storehouse, allowing you to save anywhere from 10% - 50% off admission depending on which option you choose.

Tourist Passes

The Go City Dublin Pass includes standard admission to the Guinness Factory at no extra cost. 

This pass also covers the cost of tickets to the Jameson Distillery (€25) and the Teelings Whiskey Distillery (€17), so if you’re interested in visiting all three locations, this could be a great way to save money.

A 1-day pass costs just €69, so you’d only need to use it for a few more activities to start saving a good bit of money. 

Here are a few other tourist attractions included with this tourist pass:

  • Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum
  • Irish Rock ‘n Roll Museum Experience
  • Aquazone at the National Aquatic Centre
  • National Wax Museum Plus
  • Croke Park Tour
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Zoo

For more details about this service, please read our full post covering Dublin tourist passes.

Combo Packages

There aren’t currently a lot of combo deals available that include admission to the Guinness Storehouse, but there is at least one option you might want to consider:

Guinness Storehouse + Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Family Tickets

The first three tiers of admission to the Guinness Storehouse include family ticket options, and these cover the cost of tickets for 2 adults and 2 children.

At €62 per standard family ticket, you’ll be saving at least €10 on admission.

Senior and Student Discounts

Senior citizens over the age of 65 are eligible for a decreased price of €4 - €6 less than general admission depending on the type of ticket you purchase.

Students with a valid ID are also eligible for this rate.

Children’s Ticket

Kids between the ages of 5-17 are eligible for the rate of €10, which is more than half off the adult ticket price.

Children 4 and under get in for free!

2 For 1 Tickets

Sadly, there are not currently any legitimate 2 for 1 offers for Guinness Storehouse tickets.

Free Tickets

While there currently is no way to get free admission to this attraction, they will sometimes offer free tickets.

One time last year, they even offered free entry to anyone named Brigid!

Self-Guided Tours

All tours currently offered at the Guinness Storehouse are self-guided and admission is valid for approximately 90 minutes. 

There are 7 floors of exhibits, restaurants, bars, and more to experience during your time at this historic site. 

This section details some of the most interesting things to see and do while you’re taking a Guinness Storehouse tour.

The Story of Guinness

Located on the ground floor, this attraction provides some of the more interesting historical details about the brewery. 

You can expect to see a variety of notable artifacts such as the 9,000-year lease signed by Arthur Guinness, the largest pint glass in the world, and the ingredients used to make their beer.

Meet Arthur Guinness

This exhibit can be found on the first floor, and it covers the history of Arthur Guinness, the man who created the empire behind this beloved brew.

While here, you’ll see some of the wooden vats used in the brewing process, a gigantic copper kettle, and many other unique artifacts/attractions of interest to Guinness drinkers.

Guinness World of Advertising

This is where you’ll find pretty much the entire history of Guinness in advertisements. 

In addition to seeing how the branding of this brew evolved over the years, there are also opportunities to participate in a little advertising of your own!

One of the attractions here allows you to recreate the Guinness advertisement with a workman carrying a beam. 

To see this and more historic advertising for yourself, head to the third floor.

Gravity Bar

No matter which ticket option you select, you’ll have access to a free drink at this bar located on the seventh floor.

Being at the top of the building, the Gravity Bar also provides one of the best panoramic views of Dublin, Ireland. 

Even if you don’t want a drink, it’s worth heading up here just to see the view of this city from seven stories high!

Guinness Academy

If you get a ticket with access to this attraction, you’ll have the opportunity to come to this attraction on the fourth floor and learn how to pour the perfect pint from an expert.

Anyone who has ever struggled with pouring beer into a pint glass will definitely want to take a class here and learn how the professionals get the job done right!

The Tasting Experience

Want to know exactly what makes Guinness taste the way it does? 

The Tasting Experience provides some interesting extra-sensory experiences to help you understand the science behind the flavour.

You’ll find this attraction on the second floor.

Food on Five

As the name implies, this is the fifth floor of the Guinness Storehouse, and it’s home to the restaurants of the brewery. 

Brewers' Dining Hall, Arthur’s Bar, and 1837 Bar & Brasserie serve a variety of Guinness drinks and excellent food which will pair up nicely with their brews. 

Needless to say, all the food and drinks at these locations will cost extra.

Plan Your Visit

This section will cover all the details you will probably need to know before visiting the Guinness Storehouse, including opening hours, how to get here, and commonly asked questions.

How to Get Here

The entrance to the Guinness Storehouse is located on Market Street, and the address is St. James's Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland. Use this map to get specific directions.

If you're staying in the city center, chances are you'll be a 20-30 minute walk away from the Guinness Brewery. You can also get here by bus, tram, car, or bike.

By Bus

Bus #123 provides the closest stop on James Street near the Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, which is about a 5-10 minute walk from Guinness Storehouse.

By Tram

The Luas Red Line will take you as close as possible to the Guinness Brewery, and the closest stop is the James's Luas stop.

Unfortunately, this is a bit further away, so the walk will likely take 10-15 minutes.

By Car

The closest free parking is on Crane Street, and it's only a 3 minute walk from the Guinness Brewery. If you can't get one of these parking spots, consider the Thomas Street Car Park, which is about a 5-10 minute walk away.

By Bike

Dublin offers an affordable bike rental service with hundreds of stations all over the city. One of these stations is just a 5 minute walk from the Guinness Storehouse on Grand Canal Place.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday: 9:30 am to 7 pm

The last admission is 2 hours before closing time.

What is the best time to visit Guinness Storehouse?

This attraction is usually most busy in the afternoon, so we recommend visiting in the morning if at all possible.

How much time do you need at the Guinness Storehouse?

The tour should take about 90 minutes to enjoy, but since it is self-guided, you can take your time and explore the brewery for as long as you want within business hours.

What is the dress code for Guinness Storehouse?

This brewery does not actually have a strict dress code, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothing. That said, you should of course expect that the typical rules of "no shirt, no shoes, no service" may apply.

About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: December 28th, 2023
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