Guinness Open Gate Brewery

4.5
194 reviews
€30 and under
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.

You can cancel/change your booking free of charge up to 24 hrs beforehand . After that, cancellations/changes are €25pp to cover our food partners. For further info, check Open Table T&Cs.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 194 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaoiseK
Dublin
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Atmosphere was lovely. Food was okay, good veggie options.
There were no heaters so it got very cold

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 14 minutes ago

Hey Laoise I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, it is a shame that you were cold on the night. Thanks again for letting us know, we do listen to your feedback. Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Summer
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always ✨

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 37 minutes ago

Great to hear Summer, glad you enjoyed! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Sf176
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are so knowledgeable and attentive, food and drink is great too!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded a day ago

Hi, Thanks for letting us know how your visit went. Our staff are passionate about our beer and food pairings so thanks for your comments. You are welcome back anytime! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely staff and really good food, reasonably priced

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RubenG
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on place a nice drinks and food outside in the heart of the liberties. I'll definitely go again soon.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ruben, appreciate the great feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your outdoor dining experience in the heart of the Liberties! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Lucy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed Guinness Open Gate Brewery!

Everything felt very COVID-safe (tables were well distanced, hand santitiser, everyone wore masks).

The staff were super friendly and attentive and the food was great!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Lucy, we're so happy you enjoyed your time out with us. The staff will be delighted with your great comments on food and safety so thanks for that. Hope to see you back soon! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best set ups in Dublin with great food and drink. Staff couldn’t do enough.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi We are so delighted to be back open so your lovely feedback on our setup and staff is much appreciated. Hope you come visit again! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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EmmaO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lay out, really attentive staff and the food was delicious. I had vegan burger and husband had ribs - can recommend. Ideal place for live music.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Emma, sounds like you and the husband had fun, appreciate the five star rating on all aspects of your visit. Hopefully live music will be back soon, as we all miss it! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Staff great. Food great.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Thanks for leaving this five star rating! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Kaleigh
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice experience for outdoor dining, staff were friendly!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Kaleigh, so glad you had a great outdoor dining experience with us. You are welcome back anytime! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service was great and staff super friendly, food was a bit disappointing but overall relaxing experience ! A great for beer lovers

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Jj24
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Table was booked for 9. Was handed a menu at 9.20. Then told we are lucky because the kitchen is closing. Offered a drink at 10.10 that never came. Then again told we were lucky to get one because the bar is closed. Made feel the whole time as if we were being done favours. Food was good. Atmosphere was good. Sever was very nice but the whole thing was just ruined. When we chose to leave at 10.45 there were still servers coming down the stairs with trays of pints and serving tables. Also asked to pay for the drink that never came. Really disappointed

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OrlaithM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing night in the open gate brewery last night. It was my birthday and they provided a gorgeous touch of surprising me with a glass of Prosecco. The drinks were delicious and the servers were brilliant. The atmosphere was incredible and I cannot wait to book another night.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Hey Orlaith So happy that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations with us. We love hearing such great feedback on our staff and venue so thanks. Definitely come visit again! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were super nice

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RitaG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - the slow cooked beef was amazing.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Rita, It sounds like you had a great time with us and enjoyed the menu and beer options. You are welcome back anytime! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great atmosphere, fun and friendly staff, music playing and drinks were super cheap! A very cool venue. An absolute must visit

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KieranM
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were fantastic. The Guinness was sublime (as expected).

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Kieran, delighted you enjoyed the food and Guinness! Hope to see you back soon! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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EoinN
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 , would go back , great spot , food was lovely too

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded a day ago

Hi Eoin, we're so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Be sure to come visit again to try some of our new drink and food creations! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely evening at the OGB yesterday. Great service and very welcoming staff, the music created a lovely atmosphere, and of course the drinks were quality as usually- a special mention goes to the Chicken wings, which were devine 👏 Well done everyone, and welcome back after a long 6 months 😊🍺

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded a day ago

Hi, Delighted to be back and thanks so much for dropping in and leaving this lovely feedback. I agree... the chicken wings are yum and deserve that special mention! 😊 Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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JHervert
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best staff. Very kind and friendly. Prices are good. The quality of the drinks and food are quite good. I'll back soon! If I have to say something maybe the music doesn't match with the place!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded a day ago

Wow. Thanks for all the kind words. Really appreciate you leaving this feedback and we will be sure to look into our music choices! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Gabs
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful during our meal. Atmosphere is lovely. Food and drink are also top notch. Will definitely be back.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the lovely feedback Gabs, delighted that the food and drinks were top notch! Come back anytime to sample some of our new brews as we would love to hear what you think. Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, good Guinness, friendly staff. Food is a bit dear but worth it, in my opinion. Looking forward to going again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Right from sanitizing immediately , wearing masks , friendly staff, amazing and delicious food and good choices of drinks. Overall, had a fantastic relaxed time.

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vipChelsea
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pints, great service, solid pub food. Will definitely be back!

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Darren
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night here,the food was delicious ,great service and what more can i say about the Guinness👍

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded a day ago

Thanks Darren, great to know that you enjoyed your night with us. We love being back open and these comments are fantastic for the team to hear. Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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MegK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED IT. Had read an article online about their UseLESS beer and thought we’d give it a go. We tasted various, quality beers all night and the food was just perfect. Staff are welcoming and attentive - would definitely recommend!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 29 December 2020

Hi Meg, Thank you so much for the amazing review. We are delighted you got the opportunity to try out our new UseLESS beer. It is such an exciting collaboration. We will be sure to pass on the kind words to the staff. Olivia Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Took ages for them to take our food order...then once our food arrived...no server came near us again...despite many attempts to grab attention.

When eventually got their attention we were told kitchen was closed and we couldn’t order dessert 🙄

Very disappointed 😞

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hi there, We're so sorry to hear this - This is not our standard and we're sorry to have disappointed you. We'd love to have you back when we reopen! Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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RonanO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opengate is a lovely venue with a unique charm as you are beside the production line fornaome unique beers. Very informative staff who are only to glad to answer and beer related questions you may have. Both the beer and food are to die for

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hi Ronan, Thank you for this lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you enjoyed the food and beers! Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Goran
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Defiinitely won't be my last visit...

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hi there, Thank you for this review. We're glad to hear you'll be back! Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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SandraD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love this little Micro Brewery. By day a working Micro Brewery, by night a quirky bar & restaurant. Staff are fun and welcoming and will offer any advice on what to drink and eat. This is my annual Xmas catch up place with the girlies. Very mixed age group too! all welcome. Beautiful huge Xmas tree in courtyard for photos with outdoor booths or warm cosy bar inside. Your choice.
Merry Christmas

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hi Sandra, Thank you for this great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and experience! Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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RobertJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff and excellent choice of non alcoholic beers

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 23 December 2020

Hi Robert, Thank you for this review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our selection! Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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LauraA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always nice, and the staff very careful as well! Pleasant!

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AnitaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The staff were really nice very quiet place considering I couldn't get any times I wanted it does t seem busy

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LEEF
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Enjoyed my night made the most of it but won’t be returning.. food was nice but again wouldn’t be in a hurry to have it again ans especially for the price I’d have been happier with a McDonald’s been honest. Service wasn’t great either and had to keep asking to be served.. place was freezing too couldn’t even take my coat off so was happy to leave when my time was up.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 December 2020

Hi there, We're very sorry to see this, thank you for sharing. We will take all of your feedback on board. Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Ciara
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot - delicious craft beers, nice pub food with generous portions, and the outdoor area has great social distancing!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 December 2020

Hi Ciara, Thank you for this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you enjoyed the food (hopefully the drinks too!) Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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DarrenK
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were sat in a horrible car park with no ambience and the staff didn't care tried to order a drink while waiting on friends and were refused so we left

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 December 2020

Hi Darren,   We're very sorry to see this. If you'd like to contact us again we'd love to arrange another visit for you!  Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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TtotheK
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Lovely venue, good seasonal ambience. Truthfully food was ok at most - burgers looked the best bet; grilled sandwiches were bland.
Inside staff, the guys in particular were superb - warm, engaging, informative. Female staff seemed disinterested.
Main point for them to work on was the very poor handing of masks-wearing by clients in the building. No instructions upon entry from the girl at reception - I saw lots of customers walking around the inside building with no masks on, or being reminded of this by the staff.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 December 2020

Thank you for this review. We will certainly take your feedback on board! Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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AlnalC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Servers were great. Manager was extremely rude.
Food was overpriced for the quality .
Like wise with drinks. Would I go back again? Strong No.
would recommend . No .

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KateF
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing Christmas ales! Great service with social distancing - felt very safe!

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CarlW
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food is poor pub grub with an enormous amount of salt on top. The seat they had us in was freezing, the service was fair enough but could of been far better considering it wasn’t that busy. The pint of Guinness was of a shocking standard my local pub is by a mile superior.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 December 2020

Hi there, We're very sorry to see this, thank you for sharing your comments. We appreciate your feedback and will ensure it is taken on board. Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Guinness Open Gate Brewery is rated 4.5 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.