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Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Dublin, Co Dublin

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

4.6
4.6
381 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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Booked 9 times today

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 Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 471 2455

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    The Liberties

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small Plates

  • Halloumi Fries, Beetroot Relish, GOGB Pink Sauce€6.00

    Allergens: Mustard, Sulphites

    • Shrimp Arancini, Lime, Coconut Aioli€6.00

      Allergens: Gluten, Crustacean, Eggs, Soya Beans, Milk, Tree Nuts, Celery, Mustard

      Medium Plates

      • Kish Seafood Tacos, Hop House 13 Pickled Slaw, Garlic Aioli€10.00

        Allergens: Gluten, Crustacean, Eggs, Fish, Soya Beans, Milk, Mustard, Sesame, Sulphites

        • 'Spice Bag' Wings, Soy and Honey Hot Sauce€10.00

          Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soya Beans, Celery, Mustard, Sesame, Sulphites

          • Loaded Dirty Fries€10.00

            Allergens: Gluten, Soya Beans, Celery, Mustard, Sulphites

            Brewers Toastie

            served with house fries

            • Honey Glazed Ham, Irish Cheese Melt, Potato Rosti, Onion Marmalade€14.00

              Allergens: Gluten/Rye, Eggs, Soya Beans, Milk, Mustard, Sulphites

              Burger Bar

              all burgers served with house fries

              • GOGB Hot Box - Gahan's Salt-Aged Beef Burger, Jalapeno Relish, Hot Sauce Mayo, Crispy Onions€15.00

                Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soya Beans, Milk, Mustard, Sulphites

                • GOGB Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger, Garlic Mayo, Crisp Lettuce, Beef Tomato€15.00

                  Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soya Beans, Milk, Mustard, Sesame

                  • GOGB Vegan 'Veef' Burger, Vegan Bun, Burger Sauce, Crisp Lettuce, Beef Tomato€15.00

                    Allergens: Gluten, Soya Beans, Celery, Mustard, Sesame, Sulphites

                    Flatbreads

                    • Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Spicy Ground Beef, Pickled Onion€14.00

                      Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soya Beans, Milk, Tree Nuts, Celery, Mustard, Sulphites

                      • Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Braised Shallots, Fresh Rocket€14.00

                        Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soya Beans, Milk, Tree Nuts, Celery, Mustard, Sulphites

                        Dessert

                        • Loaded Waffles, Scúp Gelato, Marshmallow, Guinness Chocolate Sauce€6.00

                          Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soya Beans, Milk, Tree Nuts

                          Last updated: February 3, 2022

                          What 381 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
                          • 4.5Food
                          • 4.6Service
                          • 4.6Ambience
                          • 4.5Value

                          NoiseModerate

                          Loved For

                          • Dublin 8

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                          1. CJ

                            ChristineJ

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 5 days ago

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                          2. JH

                            JanH

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 7, 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 :-)

                          3. JP

                            JohnP

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 7, 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.

                          4. IT

                            InuToKitsune

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 5, 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.

                          5. SJ

                            SarahJ

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great spot, food was amazing! I will be back again!

                          6. JC

                            JakeC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                          7. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          8. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Exclusive

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          9. HD

                            HilaryD

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          10. FF

                            FrankF

                            Baltimore

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on April 22, 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

                          11. NL

                            NicoleL

                            New York Area

                            8 reviews

                            2.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on April 16, 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.

                          12. CS

                            ChrisS

                            Edinburgh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 9, 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.

                          13. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Manchester

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

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

                          14. AW

                            AislinW

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            GOBG was one of my favorite places we have eaten this far!

                          15. BS

                            BrigitaS

                            Dublin

                            5 reviews

                            3.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                            overall3food1service3ambience3

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

                          16. M

                            Malico

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 17, 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.

                          17. JF

                            JasonF

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Great Beer, Great Food, Great Atmosphere. Brilliant day out altogether!

                          18. DK

                            DaithiK

                            Dublin

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Brilliant afternoon

                          19. K

                            Katarzyna

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 18, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            Lovely atmosphere, very tasty beer and excellent service!

                          20. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                          21. YZ

                            YuliaZ

                            Dublin

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on February 10, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Everything was superb!

                          22. ED

                            ElaineD

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was amazing and the staff were so lovely and so fun they made our evening. Get the french martini you won’t be disappointed

                          23. CB

                            ConB

                            San Francisco

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on January 29, 2022

                            overall4food2service4ambience4

                            Lovely place, great drinks selection. Food is good, taco portions could be bigger. We were told 4 times the table was needed soon in our last 10mins there

                          24. AT

                            AdamT

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 29, 2022

                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                            This place has so much potential. The heart of Guinness, lots of space (indoor and out) great decor and yet I found it underwhelming. It was screaming out for some live music (especially as it was the first weekend it opened after Christmas) but instead the only form of entertainment was a large screen showing a Guinness promo on repeat. If I was to return it would be if there entertainment otherwise there are other bars you can visit not too far that have a better atmosphere and have the same variety of beers. Hope Open Gate Brewery read this as I think they have something which could be a must visit destination with a few tweaks. Staff excellent and looked after us so can’t fault them at all.

                          25. KG

                            KeithG

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 19, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Awesome afternoon with great food, drinks staff and comedy!

                          26. OM

                            OrlaithM

                            Dublin

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Went to the open gate brewery to celebrate my boyfriend getting a new job and our night was perfect! We were greeted by Dearbhla who was so lovely and accommodating to us, we were seated straight away and straight away got a couple pints of Guinness. We must mention the food, WOW! We got the tacos and patatas Barca’s and I’m gonna be dreaming about them for a long time. Our service was impeccable and we felt very safe with the Covid measures in place and will absolutely be returning one we can!

                          27. CM

                            CianM

                            London

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great atmosphere, food, drunk, all round brilliant.

                          28. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dublin

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            Great time and lovely complimentary mulled Guinness. My friends were running late so they delayed taking our order which was very good of them

                          29. s

                            stephenb

                            New England

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                            overall2food4service2ambience1

                            Booked a week in advance only to be sitted outside. Asked server to move us in, said she would, never did. No atmosphere in the garden....

                          30. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dublin

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            Great comedy gig plus unbelieve toasties

                          31. J

                            Julien

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A very enjoyable day out - Comedians had the room in stitches. The venue itself was very spacious and allowed plenty of space for social distancing. The food was very tasty and very good value. The Guinness cocktails were especially nice :) The waiting staff were excellent. A super fun day out. Will definitely be back for more!

                          32. SM

                            ShaunaM761

                            London

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Staff were very friendly and the service was very good, would return

                          33. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Dublin

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            I’ve been a few times now with friends and we’ve loved it every time. Getting to try different types of beers combined with great food. Staff are super friendly and are really helpful. Will definitely be back again soon.

                          34. VP

                            VictorP

                            Dublin

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 5, 2021

                            overall5food3service5ambience5

                            Great place, great atmosphere, great beers, great service, OK food and prices. Last time we were there for a stand up comedy gig and that was well worth the visit, would 100% recommend.

                            Guinness Open Gate BreweryResponded on December 10, 2021

                            Hi Victor Thank you for this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and experience! Keep an eye out for more great events happening in the coming months. Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

                          35. CW

                            CiaranW

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                            overall2food3service1ambience4

                            Food was good, not quite worth the price. Bill was given to us after an hour which was disappointing because it would have been nicer to stay a bit longer and try some of their drinks

                            Guinness Open Gate BreweryResponded on December 10, 2021

                            Hi Ciaran Thanks for providing this feedback. We want all of our visitors to enjoy their experience here, so I am sorry that you left a little disappointed with the time limits on the day. We appreciate and take this feedback onboard. Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

                          36. C

                            Claire

                            Connacht

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very happy - very chilled out vibes! Will be returning

                          37. MS

                            MorenaS

                            Dublin

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on November 26, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great evening & great service! All staff are so nice and look after you. We will be back.

                            Guinness Open Gate BreweryResponded on December 10, 2021

                            Hi, thanks for letting us know how your visit went. Appreciate the kind words on our service and staff. Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

                          38. SS

                            SneakySausage69

                            Dublin

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on November 19, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was delicious. Had the fish taco & the beef croquettes. Nitro Guinness Coffee is delish. Will return.

                          39. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Exclusive

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on November 12, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Was amazing food and amazing service!

                          40. D

                            Daniel

                            Saxony

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on November 12, 2021

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            Sehr gute Auswahl an Bieren vom Fass, ausgezeichnetes Essen

                          Safety precautions

                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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 381 OpenTable diners.

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                          Booked 9 times today
                          Google Map for Guinness Open Gate Brewery

                          53 St James Street Dublin, Co Dublin D08 X20N

                          Additional information

                          • Neighborhood

                            The Liberties

                          • Hours of operation

                            Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 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

                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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