One of Dublin’s most popular tourist destinations, the Guinness Storehouse is well worth a visit. If you’re looking for a hotel near the Guinness Storehouse, Maldron Hotel Smithfield is just a short 15-minute stroll over the River Liffey. St. James’s Gate Brewery was founded in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland, by Arthur Guinness. The Guinness Storehouse building itself though was constructed in 1902 as a fermentation plant for St. James’s Gate Brewery operating up to the year 1997. That year there was a decision made to convert the building into the Guinness Storehouse, replacing the Guinness Hop Store to Brewery’s visitor centre. Covering seven floors, being surrounded by a glass and having atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness Storehouse became one of the most popular and iconic visitor attractions in Dublin.
Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11.30am to 7.00pm (last entry 5.00pm) and Friday to Saturday from 11.30am to 9.30pm (last entry 8.00pm). Pre-booking is strongly recommended for up to 6 visitors.
The Guinness Storehouse is located at St James Gate, a 15 minutes walk from Maldron Hotel Smithfield. It is one of Dublin’s most loved tourist attractions and the best brewery tour in Ireland, marrying food, drink, heritage and history. And no visit is complete without a pint of Guinness in the gravity bar that provides you with stunning views across Dublin.