Dublin Beer tasting & brewery tours

Our most recommended Dublin Beer tasting & brewery tours

Guinness Storehouse: Entrance Ticket

1. Guinness Storehouse: Entrance Ticket

A visit to the magical home of Guinness is a must on anyone’s trip to Dublin. Guinness Storehouse is located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery at St. James’s Gate. Housed in an old fermentation plant, the 7-story visitor experience tells the history of the world-famous Guinness Stout. Your adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building’s giant, the pint-shaped heart of glass. As you make your way through the Guinness Storehouse, you’ll discover what goes into making the Black Stuff – the ingredients, the process, and the passion. Learn about the different award-winning advertising campaigns and slogans used to market Guinness. Having traveled through more than 250 years of history, end your tour at the Gravity Bar where you’ll receive a pint of Guinness. Relax and enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views over Dublin.

Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

2. Dublin: Generation Pub Crawl

Join this pub crawl and have a guaranteed great night out in Dublin. Enjoy a taste of creamy, malty goodness with a free welcome Guinness, bar hop with your guide and fellow crawlers, and enjoy live music in fantastic local Dublin pubs before hitting the club dancefloor.  Meet your guide and fellow partygoers at the Norseman pub in Temple Bar to begin this pub crawl. Start the night with a free welcome Guinness to down before you set off to have the best night of your life. Don't worry, what happens in Dublin stays in Dublin.  Experience a night full of the craic (an Irish word slang for fun and enjoyment). Party like the locals, stagger to 5 lively venues, and get free shots and drink discounts. Enjoy skip-the-line access and free entrance to all venues with your newfound drinking buddies. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Dublin's nightlife. Drink, dance, and be merry as you hit the much-loved Whelan's. Then, finish your night on a high at the famous nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, where you will enjoy VIP entry where you can party until the wee hours. Discover some of the city's best pubs and clubs with in-the-know locals, and get exclusive savings on this pub crawl. If you enjoy drinking, dancing, and meeting easy-going people then this pub crawl is right up your street.

Dublin: Guinness Storehouse Ticket & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

3. Dublin: Guinness Storehouse Ticket & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy a day of Dublin sightseeing on board a hop-on-hop-off bus tour with a 1-day, 48-hour, or 72-hour ticket. See the best of this dynamic and historical city, and pass by Dublin's must-see landmarks, from St. Stephen's Green to the home of Guinness. See some of Dublin's top sights on top of an open-top bus and hop off whenever you like. Discover the city's highlights and hear interesting commentary from the guide. Hop off to explore the Guinness Storehouse, home to the world's most famous stout. On your self-guided tour, you'll learn all about the history and production of Guinness at this famous storehouse, which is rated one of Ireland's most popular attractions. Hear about the storehouse's 9,000-year lease and explore interactive exhibits across seven stories. Taste the freshest pints of Guinness in the world at the Gravity Bar while enjoying 360-degree unobstructed views of the city of Dublin (or choose Guinness 0.0 or a soft drink). Choose the 48-Hour and 72-Hour tickets to enjoy a 1-hour panoramic night bus tour. Ride along the open-top bus for a thrilling evening city tour. Hear information and tales of the city and gain a thorough understanding of Dublin's history, architecture, and culture from your bus guide. Pick the 72-Hour ticket and experience a half-day coastal tour, which includes, a return journey from Dublin to Howth, a guided walking tour of the cliffs of Howth, and free time to explore the picturesque Howth village.

Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

4. Skip-the-Line: Guinness & Jameson Irish Experience Tour

Experience 2 of Dublin’s essentials on this tour in and around the historic city center. Sample both whiskey and beer as you visit these two fascinating factories with your guide. Meet your local Dublin guide at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery for a tasting experience in an exclusive setting. Sample Jameson Whiskey variants and learn which 3 ingredients go into making the world’s most famous Irish whiskey. Get a coveted Whiskey Taster Certificate and enjoy a free drink among new friends. Let your guide share fascinating stories about Ireland's whiskey and history.  Continue your tour with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Skip the long lines to enjoy a tasting and a free pint of Guinness. Enjoy a tutorial about the famous beer from your guide while sipping the perfect pint of dark beer. Marvel at the world’s largest pint glass as it rises up the 7-storey atrium. Learn how Guinness is made and transported around the world before discovering some of the storehouse's other floors packed with engaging exhibits.

Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

5. Dublin: Coastal Craft Beer & Seafood Trail

After meeting with your tour guide, you will wander through a picturesque fishing village, stopping off at locations along the route to sample the delights of Howth. Along the way, you will hear tales of Howth's ancient past, including Viking and Norman invasions, the history of the 700-year-old castle, kings landing, gun running of Howth (1914), and many many more, mixed with some funny Irish anecdotes. As you stroll across Howth Harbor, you will see the fishing boats returning from sea with their latest catch, and be able to interact with the local fishermen, who are only too willing to share a story or two. Have all of your senses engaged on your journey, with the best views in Ireland, magical sea smells, sounds of the wide variety of local wildlife, and unrivaled food and drink. A selection of seafood will be made on the day, to ensure it is locally sourced and the freshest in Ireland. Your culinary choices will include Dublin Bay Prawns, gambas, mussels, oysters, crab claws, calamari, and of course, Howth's famous seafood chowder.

Dublin: Traditional Pubs Walking Tour with Local Guide

6. Dublin: Traditional Pubs Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover the real local favorite bars on this walking tour of Dublin's best bars. Join a local guide for a tour of four traditional bars, located off the beaten tourist track. Meet your guide in the hip Smithfield neighborhood and begin your tour of the area's best drinking spots. Travel through Irish history sampling traditional drinks along the way, all while enjoying a range of quintessentially Dublin pubs. Learn all there is to know behind Irish ale, cider, whiskey, and stout in the heart of Dublin’s fair city, quenching your thirst in four authentic locations. Your guide will make recommendations but ultimately, what you sample is for you to decide (drinks not included in the cost of the tour.)

Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

7. Dublin: Private Pub Crawl Tour

Dublin is where pubs are born. Some do not survive, many leave the Irish shore, but few age as gracefully as the stable pubs that bestow so much character on Dublin. Avoid the tourist traps and fake 'Irish' pubs, and escape with the locals to learn how to savor a pint of Guinness on this pub crawl. Find out how to ensure you always get a great pint and why it's important. Follow in the footsteps of the Irish literary giants like Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien, and Brendan Behan. If Dublin has hidden gems, they're the pubs that don't advertise to tourists. The locals. The authentic Irish pub where the conversation is flowing faster than the beer, where the character of the pub is as fascinating as the characters in it, where literature, society, and history eternally live. The best time to start is 7 PM, assuming you've eaten dinner prior to the tour. Bring a pen — you never know what these aged walls will murmur to your thoughts.

Dublin: Private Jameson and Guinness Half-Day Tour by Bus

8. Dublin: Private Jameson and Guinness Half-Day Tour by Bus

Discover the key whiskey and beer districts Dublin on a guided tour through iconic areas like College Green, Temple Bar, Financial District, River Liffey, and the High Courts. Enjoy a private tour of Guinness Storehouse and have a pint of Guinness at the Gravity Bar. Sample some whiskey at the Jameson Distillery. Meet your guide at your hotel after breakfast and board your luxury transport with just your private group and settle in for a comfortable ride. Your whiskey expert host will give commentary on board as you travel through many districts of Dublin. Start with a private visit to Guinness Storehouse. Most people who visit this attraction are on a self-guided ticket, but your expert host will give you a private tour and will guide you through the brewing process and the history all the way to the Gravity Bar for a pint of Guinness. Travel across the River Liffey to Smithfield which is next to the original home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. John Jameson started distilling his famous whiskey here in 1780 and today the Jameson visitor center in the old distillery buildings is one of the most popular attractions in the city.  Enjoy a saunter around the old brewhouse with your host while you enjoy a Jameson cocktail before joining the Bow St. Experience with other Jameson fans for a tour and whiskey tasting. Finish the tour with drop-off at the door of your Dublin city hotel and your host will share his/her recommendations on good places to dine and drink in Dublin, and in Ireland over the rest of your stay.

Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

9. Dublin: Guided Sights and Pints Tour

Following Irish Independence, a few men sat down and thought about what they would do with Dublin. Following much intense discussion and with the preservation of the British and Irish cultures in mind, it was born into the city it is today. Since then, Dublin has become a symbol of reconciling Ireland's British past with its Irish future. The British Trinity College (with its Protestant legacy) has produced Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, and Dublin's pubs have produced writers from the Irish tradition, such as Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan. This tour is, therefore, a tribute to Dublin's dual personality, and the pub door will be the boundary between the two worlds. Get comfortable in a few warm pubs throughout the tour where you will discuss important aspects of history, including Irish origins, the Irish language, and the Celtic Tiger. With this in mind, you will pop into a great pub every 20-40 minutes. Besides the history lessons, you'll learn about beer and the Irish pub, and will also partake in/witness an activity that the Irish are renowned for, conversation.

Dublin: Private Irish Whiskey Tour - Dublin's Distilleries

10. Dublin: Private Irish Whiskey Tour - Dublin's Distilleries

Start your afternoon with friendly meet and greet at your hotel by your Whiskey Specialist Host. Transportation awaits you outside, relax as you travel to the Liberties neighborhood of Dublin to Dublin's new , small batch, working distilleries. Enjoy a city tour as we travel along the river, passing the Financial District, O'Connell St, the Ha'penny Bridge, high courts, and much more. Your Host delivers commentary on board. Be captivated by the incredible story of Dublin's distilling heritage, with stops at the ruins of the old Powers and Roe Distilleries, which were once world leaders in whiskey making. Enjoy a bespoke tour to Teeling Whiskey Distillery for a personalized distillery floor visit and then onto the bar to try their Small Batch Blend, Single Grain and Single Pot Still, the first whiskey to be made in Dublin since 1976. Explore the heart of this neighborhood as we travel not far to The Dublin Liberties Distillery, set in a 400 year old historical building. Enjoy a private bespoke visit to the distillery floor followed by a tutored tasting in the bar of Dubliner Liqueur, the ultra smooth Dubliner Original Irish whiskey and Liberties Oak Devil Single Malt. Onto Pearse Lyons Distillery next, set in St. James’ Church which dates back to the 12th century. The private/bespoke tour includes a walk around the graveyard next to the church and a tasting of Pearse Lyons whiskeys (5 year old blend, 7 year old blend and 12 year old single malt) and gin. Finish up your tour with drop-off at the door of your hotel in Dublin city. Your Host will have plenty of recommendations on where to drink and dine in Dublin , or Ireland over the rest of your stay.

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This was a self guided experience through the history of Guinness. Very well with it. Well done! Ends at a bar with 360 views of the city in a very lively environment.

This tour was incredible. Every floor had amazing information and detail about every aspect of the company. The Gravity Bar and Stoutie station were so cool!

Well presented and visitor friendly. Enough escalators and lifts and seating, and good restaurants and bar

Mye spennende å se og lære. Gøy å få historien fortalt interaktivt. Gjennomført proft opplegg.

Definitely a must if you are visiting Dublin, learned so much!