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Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Dublin, Co Dublin

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

4.6
4.6
400 reviews
€30 and under
Brewery
As we are a working brewery, you must be aged 18 years or over to visit.

The Guinness Open Gate Brewery is located in the heart of The Liberties, Dublin 8. The home of experimentation at Guinness, our brewers are given the creative license to dream in beer. Explore exclusive small-batch brews, all of which are limited editions. Not too sure what beers to try? Don’t worry, our beer specialists are at hand to help you choose a beer paddle suited to you. We offer casual dining, with dishes designed to perfectly pair with our constantly rotating beer menu. Our seasonal food menu is curated using locally sourced Irish ingredients.

You can cancel/change your booking free of charge up to 24 hrs beforehand. After that, cancellations/changes are €15pp to cover our food partners. For further info, check Open Table T&Cs.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 471 2455

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Summer of DJs, curated by Black & Irish

    12 Aug - 10 Sept 2022
    Enjoy some of Ireland’s best DJs every Friday and Saturday curated by Black & Irish, including R3D, Azeez (Blckcnvs), DJ Safarii, Alice (A-MON€Y) and more. Taste an exclusive brew from the Boateng Twins, the Boateng Brew, a delicious mango and lime Brett ale, on tap all summer long, and savour Ruby Tuesday’s Soul Food special (which pairs perfectly with the ale), all in the vibrant surroundings of our colourful beer garden.

What 400 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Dublin 8

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Custo

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Not very buzzy for a Saturday afternoon. Food was great. Staff really good. Some of the beer on offer was fantastic and some of it they should be ashamed that they're charging full price for. Worth a visit but doubt I'll be back.
  2. JD

    JennyD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed a meal here for our anniversary. Good and service were excellent, staff couldn’t do enough to help and service was fantastic. Would highly recommend and definitely visit again in future! 😊
  3. V

    Valc

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish we had a great experience. The staff were very informative on the drink on offer. Food was amazing and plentiful. Will be going again. 👏👏👏👏
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Delicious beers, worth trying something new. The sharing platter for 2 is great value for money!
  5. CF

    CathalF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool bar, great for, super service. Defo recommend.
  6. ST

    SaraT

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tipsy and well worth the price. Highly recommend
  7. SC

    StefanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday as well as our first night in Dublin on our vacation from Canada. The staff were lovely, the food was delicious, and the drinks were fantastic!!
  8. PS

    PawelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good place with awesome food and outstanding beers
  9. CA

    CodexArcanum

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was pretty good and it's fun to try unique beers, all of which were pretty good. Portion sizes were inconsistent on appetizers: fries and cheese sticks come in the same quantity which is great if you want lots of cheese and not great if you want more than a little handful of fries. The service is abysmal though: slow, inattentive, and generally unhelpful. They make a big deal out of their beer pairings, but these aren't written down anywhere nor are they suggested by the (seemingly) unknowledgable staff. It was a pretty baffling experience. The atmosphere is alright, though the industrial/concrete aesthetic makes the dining floor echo and somewhat noisy.
  10. FM

    FedericaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must see in Dublin for every craft beer lover! Service is nice and accurate and food is tasty! Definitely a paradise if you love quality beer!
  11. MD

    MichaelD

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Kind of cool to have Guiness and burger at the Guiness brewery. And not a bad burger. Wife said chicken sandwich as also good
  12. CC

    CristinaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is really great, and food is superb. Let alone the beer tasters. A great and enjoyable experience!
  13. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Everyone was super lovely and nice and attentive. However, the brownie is served on a piece of paper in the bowl and while it looks lovely, it ends up sliding all over the place and gets annoying. Also, the hand sanitizer bottles are not cleaned so when I pressed it down, the sanitizer flew across to the other table and landed in a guys eye. My bad of course but sheesh talk about embarrassment.
  14. LC

    LauraC

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    They only had 2 cocktails on the menu and they were on draft and tasted dreadful. We ordered wings to share which were fine. I then had the fish and chips which was probably the worst I’ve ever had. The fish was frozen with a doughy greasy batter . Horrible, my husband had a chicken burger which he said was ok. Staff were very friendly and nice but I will not be returning.
  15. M

    Marjolein

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food to acompany the different beers. Nice to be sory of in the brewery. Good service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Do not waste you time or money on this place. You are allotted 1:45 for your visit, but the service is so bad that your time is wasted. We were able to order 2 drinks and one food item, then they brought us the ticket 20 minutes before our time expired. We waited 45 minutes then flagged down the manager just to get water. The beer was okay, but there are too many options in Dublin to get better service and drinks. I had high hopes for this after doing the connoisseur tour, which we loved, but this is completely different.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great experience! Bruno, our waiter, took care of our tables in quick fashion. Top service. Outside area was perfect to allow a large group of us to chat and catch up without feeling crowded in. Thanks OGB!
  18. a

    andyg

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great beer and lovely food
  19. E

    Evan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good place, good beer. I thought the food would be better, it was nice good though.
  20. CJ

    ChristineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and really enjoyed being able to try the flights of beer. Great evening. Thanks
  21. JH

    JanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    It seems that the waiters were to byssi. We got tastes of beer, thankyou. But when we wanted to order our beer the waiter had forgotten us. So our foot was served, and we had to ask three waiters, before one took our beer orders. Food and beer was good, but not outstanding. Surroundings was outstanding :-)
  22. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    The Open Gate is good for a a few enjoyable pints in a good atmosphere. HOWEVER - It's not as good as it used to be prior to the pandemic. The format has altered and it has lost something in the process.
  23. IT

    InuToKitsune

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed trying different beers, and received a free sample to taste when we arrived. Beers' prices were good: 3€ for half a pint, around 6€ for a pint. As far as it concerns the food, we orderded two different hamburgers for 16€ each (they come with a LOT of freshly fried french fries). Also, staff was incredibly friendly.
  24. SJ

    SarahJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, food was amazing! I will be back again!
  25. JC

    JakeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly, Drink and food very nice and good value. Would definitely recommend it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a first visit. We really enjoyed the food and sampling the various beers
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was incredible! Such amazing staff who were very attentive and fun. Would recommend anytime!!
  28. HD

    HilaryD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing drinks. Fabulous food. Wonderful staff. I would recommend this place for small & large groups.
  29. FF

    FrankF

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you enjoy craft beer and would like to see what Guinness can do than this place is for you. Make sure you try the beers you may never get anywhere but here. Rob the Open Gate manager is extremely helpful with questions you may have
  30. NL

    NicoleL

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Front end and bar staff was not friendly to us. Very rude upon our arrival. Made the dining experience quite uncomfortable. Food was good but will not be back.
  31. CS

    ChrisS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! Somewhat off the beaten path, but so worth the detour. Staff, drinks and food all amazing! We will be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love open gate. The only downfall was the air conditioning being on too high so we were quite cold
  33. AW

    AislinW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GOBG was one of my favorite places we have eaten this far!
  34. BS

    BrigitaS

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Too empty no ambience, cold. As well staff advised that we have hour and 45min, when 8 tables were occupied
  35. M

    Malico

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We loved it. The only disappointment was that the DJ's music was TOO loud. We are not old, but the volume was more for a night club. We could barely hear ourselves speak to each other. There just weren't enough people in the place to call for the volume. We loved the energy, but it needed to come down just a wee bit.
  36. JF

    JasonF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great Beer, Great Food, Great Atmosphere. Brilliant day out altogether!
  37. DK

    DaithiK

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant afternoon
  38. K

    Katarzyna

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, very tasty beer and excellent service!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot to grab some food and drinks before heading to Vicar Street for a gig!
  40. YZ

    YuliaZ

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Guinness Open Gate Brewery is rated 4.6 stars by 400 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Guinness Open Gate Brewery

53 St James Street, Dublin, Co Dublin D08 X20N

Additional information

  • Area

    The Liberties

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We offer complimentary parking on Crane Street on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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