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Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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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.

Our staff will be wearing face coverings, unless behind a Perspex screen. Please note face coverings are not mandatory for visitors, but they are recommended by the Irish government for situations where it is difficult to maintain a 2m distance. Please feel free to wear a face covering if it makes your visit more comfortable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 37 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Paddy
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was decent, 232 flatbread a little salty but ok. Otherwise it was a great night, service, drinks, value were great. Pity the card machine isn’t set up to tip the staff.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 7 hours ago

Thanks Paddy for the lovely review, sounds like you had an all around great experience and we could not ask for more than that. Hope to see you again soon :) Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Aaron151
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third time here, excellent as usual. Covid setup is flawless. Had a great time!!! One minor criticism is the music was just a little bit too loud.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks a million for the lovely feedback Aaron, delighted that you enjoyed it. Hopefully we'll see you again soon on your fourth visit! :) Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Banter
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very tasty burger, great staff and nice selections of beer.

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Derek
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Many good beers on offer and very friendly staff

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 7 hours ago

Thanks a million Derek! Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Stran
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The burger was good but nothing special and quite pricey for just a burger. Also very difficult to eat - it was served on a wooden tray that was too narrow to cut it without spilling food all over the table.

Nice place overall and would go back but order something else!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks for the feedback Stran, we'll have a look into this. Hope you enjoyed your time and hopefully we'll see you again soon :) Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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EileenG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Nice staff, very well organised , felt very safe and comfortable in the outdoor pods great idea!
Could do with music to ad to the ambiance

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Delighted to hear you had a great time Eileen, you're more than welcome back anytime! Also, thanks for the feedback, we take it all on board and will look into it :) Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Gggwww
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Staff were lovely, service was a bit slow as they were just getting into the swing of things in the crisis but that can be expected. Food was lovely. Something different to do, enjoyable.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your visit and your food! :) Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Hanmarq
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely friendly staff very tentative. Great atmosphere. Food and drinks were fab!

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AlanF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great spot . Food was lovely staff very friendly and drink as good as ever . One small point is to check the directions on the link in the confirmation mail . It takes you to kennys on James street approx 10 mins away - not good when your wife is wearing heels 😂! Keep up the great work

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks a million Alan for the feedback, we'll look into it. Hope you and your wife had a great evening and hope to see you again in the future :) Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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DavidD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night, great food and amazing service. Would highly recommend and will be back

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Hi David, thanks a million for the feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit :) Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Cristo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hi there awesome 👏 experience disappointing to hear you stopped
The Guinness Ambassador

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Hope you enjoyed your evening Cristo :) Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent and the service was faultless! Even whilst strictly keeping to social distancing rules, we had an enjoyable experience, almost like the world was back to normal. Definitely recommend!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks for the lovely feedback and the recommendation, delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service and great beer. Just as we expected.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks very much, hope you had a great time! Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Morrowhead
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great night with good food and great new beers

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Glad to hear you had a great night visiting us. You're more than welcome to return any time! Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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SiobhanQ
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to eat and have a few drinks. Well setup for safe dining. Lovely outdoor booths.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks very much for the lovely feedback Siobhan! :) Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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AlAD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Booked an outside table (Covid times), but we were seated inside. The atmosphere is good and its an interesting space. Nice selection of alternative brews. The food menu is limited and the service was terrible however. The restrooms were not maintained but hand sanitizer was freely available. Overall a disappointing experience from a famous brewery.

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GlennT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very welcoming staff,
Everything on the menu is very reasonably priced,
Staff give great recommendations on the beers,
Have already booked again 😁

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Ingo
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Perfect setting on a sunny evening, service was brilliant. Definitely be back 😁

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Luana404
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, friendly staff and lovely service. Fab outdoor area, great atmosphere. Highly recommended! ***Would be nice to have more food option, included a properly vegan meal.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks for the kind words Luana. We appreciate and take on board all feedback so thank you for that. Delighted to hear you had a great time. You're more than welcome back anytime :) Erin, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super recommend!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much! Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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ShaunaD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very unique experience - really enjoyed it. Wish there was a bit of music playing but that’s only a minor point

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for this, great to know enjoyed your visit with us! We'll keep that in mind regarding music :) Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time at open gate. It was great to see how they’ve adapted to the new procedures. Still as great as before, if not better!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for this lovely review! We're delighted to hear this :) Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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fatboyfin
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I am biased because I love the beers and all the brewing pipework, etc. Great venue, food a litlle limited and the flatbread/pizza did not set the world on fire, but I had very good company and it is a brilliant space to be in, so well done.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for this great review! We appreciate all feedback :) Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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CaitD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our time here! The staff were so friendly and helpful, the tasting tray of drinks was fun and the vegan dirty fries were AMAZING! Staff were really careful and were all wearing masks. Tables were more than 2m apart. We can’t wait to go back!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 27 July 2020

Thanks for this review Cait! we're thrilled you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back :) Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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KerriR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everyone was super friendly. Great atmosphere. Very chilled.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 27 July 2020

Thanks Kerri - Glad to hear it :) Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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DaireS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service all night and an all round great experience.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 27 July 2020

Thanks for this Daire, great to know enjoyed your visit with us! Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great set-up, made us feel v comfortable & they adhered to all the H&S guidelines.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thanks for this review, we really appreciate the feedback! Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Killian
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

A great opportunity to drink and eat food in an active brewery. Great rotational beers and of course beautiful Guinness and it's creations.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thanks for this review Killian, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit! Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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SeanM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

IT WAS A NICE EXPERIENCE, AMAZING SELECTION OF BEERS, ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE FOOD, OUTSIDE WAS COOL AND YOU WERE WELL DISTANCED FROM OTHERS, THEY WERE COMPLETELY COMPLIANT SO YOU FELT SAFE DURING THESE COVID TIMES, I WOULD GO BACK WHICH SAYS IT ALL REALLY

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thanks so much for the great review, delighted you enjoyed your visit! Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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FrankC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyable experience, obviously hampered somewhat by covid19 restrictions, but nonetheless would recommend it to friends and will hopefully return in the future

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thanks for this review Frank, we hope to have you back again too! Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience
Great staff. Great welcome
Knowledgeable staff
Beer and food excellent
All round 100%

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 17 July 2020

Thanks so much for the lovely review, delighted you enjoyed the evening! Hopefully we see you again soon to try some of our latest brews! Padraig Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Geoff
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Mike looked after us superbly. We werent rushed, and felt the couple of hours we had were relaxed...food was excellent as was the beers.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thanks for your review Geoff, we're thrilled you had a great time! Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place, what a brilliant idea being able to sit in a real brewery and enjoy some of there finest beers. The food was lovely and the staff that are serving the tables are all beer specialists so they have no problem pearing the perfect beer to suit your food. The DJ had their finger on the pulse with a nice chilled out vibe. All in all a great evening out at a fab price, will be back soon

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thanks for this Robert, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to welcoming you back :) Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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DaithiK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The set up changes as a result of Covid 19 have done nothing to reduce the atmosphere, actually they are really cool, particularly the outdoor booths and pods. It's a big change for the team and they are doing a great job. Really enjoyed our evening, good to be back

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 July 2020

Thank you for your review Daithi, its great to hear these things about our team, we'll be sure to pass it on! Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Gill
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really friendly staff who worked hard to make sure everyone was comfortable given opening night after lockdown. Well done to all and we really enjoyed the evening.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 July 2020

Thanks for that, we're delighted you enjoyed your evening with us! Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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SeanR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived on time, actually 10min early. We were seated outside. 20min later we still had no menu to order drinks. Eventually someone came along with the menu apologised and said the would be back in a moment to take our drinks order. 10min later still no drinks ordered never mind even looking at food menu. SO WE GOT UP AND LEFT, we would my recommend this venue.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 July 2020

Hi Sean, we're sorry to hear this and have messaged you privately about it. Thanks, Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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EamonL
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lots of selection of beers, and really nice food, I would recommend the dirty fries!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 July 2020

Thanks for your review, we appreciate the 5 stars :) The dirty fries are indeed a favourite on the menu! Michelle, Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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