Free Brew Legacy Tour

Explore our remarkable beer brewing heritage & discover our exciting new craft-beer revolution.

Meeting Point

In the square in front of The Central Bank, Dame St.


No other free walking tour will offer you free beer samples!

Dublin has a timeless legacy for quality beer brewing and was home to an absolutely thriving beer producing economy throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Join us on this free walking tour to learn the fascinating story of our brewing heritage, how our world-famous Guinness brand dominated the brewing scene here for centuries and the remarkable impact it has had on Dublin and indeed Ireland as a whole. We will also delve into our burgeoning craft beer revolution as we learn about local craft brewers and enjoy free samples of locally produced, quality craft beers - many of which can only be found in Ireland, in Dublin or indeed in only one pub!

  • Dublin's brewing heritage
  • The Guinness legacy
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral & Iveagh Trust
  • The Irish Craft Beer revolution
  • Free samples of local craft beers
  • The official World's Best Stout
  • Dublin's only brewpub
  • The brewing process & micro-brewery
  • Beer & Food pairing recommendations
  • Lovely local guide


Things to note

How do free tours work? It's simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms.

Booking is recommended to reserve your space, especially during high season & at weekends. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour!

Groups of 7+ must book online 24 hours in advance. Please note, fixed rates apply for groups joining the tour.

Please note, groups of 7-15 people who book to join the tour are not guaranteed their own guide. Should your group require their own guide, we recommend you use our contact form to arrange a private tour exclusively for your group.


Starts at
Monday 3 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 3 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 3 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday 3 PM


On foot:

The Central bank is located on Dame Street, one of the main streets in Dublin, so if you are staying in the city centre the best way to get here is by foot. Please note that we are NOT located at the Bank of Ireland close to Trinity College. The Central Bank is 1-2 mins walk from Trinity College, The Ha'penny Bridge & Dublin Castle in the very centre of the City. See the map above for it's location.

Dubliners are very friendly people so they'll be glad to give you directions. The Square at the Central Bank is a relatively spacious public area and once you are there you will see our guides in blue HostelCulture T-shirts and holding blue HostelCulture Free Tour umbrellas.

Please note that tour requires a minimum number of people to run.

You can download our city map from here.


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