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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. To ensure the safety of other visitors and staff, all guests are required to wear face coverings. Within our restaurant’s face coverings must be worn by customers when arriving to and leaving their table. In line with Irish government guidance, groups can consist of no more than six people from three households.

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
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 144 People Are Saying
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Kenneth
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a good evening here, food was good so was the beer and the service was excellent, will definitely be back again

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 34 minutes ago

Hi Kenneth, What a lovely review. It sounds like you had an all around great experience which is what we love to hear. Yes, definitely come back any time!! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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PearseC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant outing -- most welcome mid Covid-19.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 37 minutes ago

Hi Pearse, Delighted that you enjoyed your time visiting us. Hopefully you enjoyed your food and drinks and also felt safe and at ease. You’re welcome to come back and visit us any time! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time to their our door area and it was fantastic. Staff was nice, food great and did a good job of following COVID19 guidelines. Can’t wait to go back

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 40 minutes ago

Hi, Thank you for this great review. We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your second visit. Delighted that you enjoyed the food (hopefully the drinks too) and that you felt at ease during these difficult times. We are looking forward to seeing you again for round three! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Stoutystout
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, super friendly and helpful. Great COVID set up, with good tunes and atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 31 minutes ago

Hi, Wow, thank you very much for this great review and the recommendation. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time visiting us. Lovely feedback about the staff - I will make sure to pass it on to the wider team. Hope you enjoyed the food and drinks snd hopefully we’ll see you again! (P.S we love your username!) Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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FabioleC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great. We had a really good time. It’d be wonderful if you keep doing it after the pandemic.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 38 minutes ago

Hi Fabiole, Thank you for this great review and feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, hopefully you enjoyed the food and drinks. We will definitely be considering it, hopefully we will get to see you again soon! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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ElaineS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for night out great ambience staff were fantastic great selection of drinks a food.

Food was very tasty very good value for money worth a visit highly reccomend

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded an hour ago

Hi Elaine, Such lovely feedback - thank you very much. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to all the staff, they’ll be delighted. Hope you enjoyed your food and drinks and hopefully we’ll see you again! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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ClaireD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great ambience and atmosphere. Really lovely setting. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Food was just mediocre, drinks more than made up for it though. Really great set up Re covid regulations, we felt very safe. Looking forward to a return visit!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded an hour ago

Hi Claire, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We have put in a lot of health and safety measures upon reopening so I am glad you felt at ease. Disappointed to hear that you weren’t fully pleased with the food, however, we do appreciate all feedback. Glad you enjoyed the drinks - they are pretty tasty! We’re looking forward to your next visit already! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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PaulL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic experience. Staff were amazing. Couldn't do enough for us and were so knowledgeable about the food and drinks. The food was sensational. All felt very safe and unhurried. Great job by all.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded an hour ago

Hi Paul, What a great review, thank you very much. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us. I agree - our staff do know their stuff so i’m glad they got to share their knowledge with you. You’re more than welcome to come back again as soon as we can reopen our gates! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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VickyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very friendly and efficient staff.
Pints were great.
Chicken wings not great.
Overall,very nice evening.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded an hour ago

Hi Vicky, Thanks for taking the time to review us. Delighted to hear that you had a nice evening. However, we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the food, we do appreciate feedback so we will definitely have a look into this. Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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CiaranF
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe there re Covid. Great atmosphere.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded an hour ago

Hi Ciaran, Delighted to hear that you felt at ease, upon reopening we have put in a lot of health and safety measures and this is the kind of feedback we appreciate and love to hear. Glad you enjoyed your visit to us and hopefully you’ll come back again! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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JosephG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super fun place for a casual dinner. The food is good but the drinks are better! I would highly recommend getting half pints so you can try as many different drinks as possible.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Joseph, Thank you for this great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. I agree - it’s a great shout to get the half pints to try the different beers as they are on a rotational tap so you might not get the chance to try them again!! Hopefully we’ll see you again in the future! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Damage
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for nice quiet social drinks with wonderful food to go along with it during these difficult days

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Great review - thank you very much. Delighted that you enjoyed the food and hopefully the beers too. You’re more than welcome to come back any time! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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CiaraR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good .. staff were so happy and happy to help .. chatty and friendly... food was amazing .... something different to the usual resturant food ..

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 October 2020

Hi Ciara, Thanks for this great review. Thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. Some great feedback about the staff and food - i’ll make sure to pass on your lovely feedback to them and the chef - they’ll be delighted. Thanks again and hopefully we’ll see you again! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Shane
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great / very covid responsible

Will be back very soon

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 12 October 2020

Hi Shane, Thank you for this great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and that you felt at safe and at ease. We are looking forward to your next visit! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Ronan
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening thanks to the fantastic staff. Everyone was super friendly and welcoming. You can see the whole crew have made a huge effort to allow for social distancing and sanitising measures to help keep everyone safe. The private booth was comfortable and dry, food was delicious (the Guinness burger!!!), and the beer was great. Will be back again. Thanks all!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 14 October 2020

Hi Ronan, Amazing review - thank you very much for that. We are all delighted to hear that you had an all round great time visiting us. Great feedback about the staff - I will make sure to pass on your kind words. Definitely come back anytime, our beers are on a rotational tap and change every few weeks! We look forward to seeing you soon! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Good bar grub and very tasty beer and Guinness. Just a bit chilly so make sure to dress warm and 90mins really makes for no time for chats just eat and dash. Service was good but got chase a 2-3 times for the bill and to leave 15 mins before our 90mins was up. So good for a meal and quick few drinks

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 12 October 2020

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We have recently installed heaters but unfortunately the evenings are getting colder so it is definitely advisable to wrap up warm. Sorry to hear about this inconvenience regarding the bill and about your time slot - we’ll have a look into this. We hope you enjoyed your night and we’d love to have you back any time! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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CathalB
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the set up. The booths are excellent. Good food and a good selection of craft beers

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 12 October 2020

Hi Cathal, Thanks a million for this great review. Delighted you enjoyed your time visiting us. You’re more than welcome back anytime! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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KellyM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice and spacious. Plenty of privacy. Bit chilly but even then, they closed the booth doors which warmer us up a bit ha. Good fun overall :)

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 12 October 2020

Hi Kelly, Lovely review - thanks very much. Delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We have recently installed some heaters too so hopefully they’ll help with the cold evenings. Hopefully you’ll come back and visit us again at some stage! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice evening out but felt very rushed to leave, there was no music (so not much atmosphere) and the food was only ok. However the staff were so friendly and fun, and the beer was class.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 12 October 2020

Hi Emma, Thank you for reviewing us. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a fully enjoyable experience. Due to government restrictions we are strict on our 1 hour and 45 minute time slots just to ensure everything is fully sanitized before the next group arrives. However, we are sorry that you felt rushed - that is definitely not the experience we want people to have. Thank you for your feedback, we do appreciate it and will look into it. Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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KatieT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant experience, the menu was simple but delicious and the selection of beers was amazing. We even got some test brews canned on site to take home!!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 12 October 2020

Hi Katie, Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. I am delighted that you had a brilliant time visiting us. Our beers are on a rotational tap, so they change every few weeks - so definitely come visit us again to try them out! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Damage
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night excellent food guinness and service highly recommend

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 12 October 2020

Hi, Thank you for this review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great night, hopefully we’ll see you again soon! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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vipSolo
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal service and great atmosphere. Be warned the portions are huge!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 10 October 2020

Hi Solo Thanks for your comments. We appreciate the five stars and praise of our service and atmosphere. Hope to see you back soon! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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NiamhR
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set up and tasty food & beer. Will 100% be back

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 10 October 2020

Hi Niamh What lovely comments, we look forward to seeing you back soon! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beers and food. Great set up for Covid restrictions. We have been going to open gate pre Covid for the meatopia festival and the occasional Friday night out, they have kept that guinness/open gate feel to the place with the outdoor set up. Couldn't recommend it enough!!!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi, Thank you for this great review - we really appreciate it. Thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening and both the food and beers. You’re more than welcome back again soon to try some of our new beers that we have on tap! Thanks again and hopefully we’ll see you soon! ☺️ Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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AdrienneM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely. Im a very picky eater but food came out exactly as i ordered. Staff were lovely couldnt do enough for you. Very reasonable prices. Only complaint is it got cold but its Ireland wear something warm.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 10 October 2020

Hi Adrienne So happy to hear that you enjoyed the food choices and that all the staff were so helpful. The winter woollies are definitely a good idea with our beautiful Irish weather! Deirdre Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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vipEMMLG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great concept - the pods were great, super comfy and private yet outside. The service is by and far the best thing, the guys knew their stuff, were great craic and were always checking in to see if we needed anything. Of course the beer was delicious, we tried a number of great ones - the Foxtober was a fan fav. For those driving Pure Brew was wonderful. Something different and fun to do - the kind of spot you will become a regular of.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi, Wow that an amazing review to read - thank you very much. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Such lovely feedback about the staff too - I have to agree, they really are great and full of enthusiasm! You’re more than welcome to return at any stage, our beers are on a rotation tap so they change every month or so! We’d love to have you back! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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KateB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very covid freindly. Goof could be improved but overall excellent experience with how safe it was.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Kate, Thanks for this lovely review. We have put in a lot of health and safety measures upon reopening in July so we are glad that you felt at ease. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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CatrionaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Limited food menu but tasty and good value. Staff friendly and attentive without overbearing. Very enjoyable.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Catriona, Thanks a lot for this great feedback. Sounds like you had an all round enjoyable time visiting us - which is what we love to hear. Some lovely words about the staff, I’ll make sure to pass it on to the team. We hope to see you again soon! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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DanielaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! The only thing is that they might need more heatings

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi Daniela, Delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the feedback also, we are currently looking into it. Hopefully they’ll be installed just in time for your next visit! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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LeanneM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was just perfect considering all of the restrictions in place at the moment. The staff were absolutely fantastic and made our evening just wonderful, everyone from Paddy the security man to the table service was exceptional. Thank you so much for a wonderful date night in the middle of a pandemic

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi Leanne, What an amazing review! Thank you so much. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time visiting us. I will make sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to the whole team - they will be chuffed. You are more than welcome back anytime! We hope to see you again soon! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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LigianoA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Horrible customer service, medium level for the food. excellent beer.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are disappointed to hear that you did not have an overly great experience with us. Would you like to contact us and we can discuss in further detail? Glad you enjoyed the beers 🙌🏼 Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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clover
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

they just need a few heaters for the seasin ahead...great idea...great service

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 5 October 2020

Hi, Thanks a million for the lovely review and rating. We are looking into heaters so hopefully they’ll be set up and ready to go in time for your next visit! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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DaithiK
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great visit and even with tighter restrictions due to Covid 19 than our last time service, food and of course beer quality as top notch as always

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 30 September 2020

Hi Daithi, Thanks again for this amazing review - it is greatly appreciated. Delighted that you enjoyed yourself and the food and beer. Drop by again any time, we’d love to have you! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really fantastic staff and great environment to be in

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Nicola, Thank you for this lovely review. Thrilled to hear your kind words about the staff - I will make sure to pass it on to them. You’re more than welcome back anytime! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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EllenP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great afternoon amazing the value of the pints and food considering it’s a tourism spot from the security the staff they were all lovely could have done with a Few outdoor heaters maybe bring a jacket if attending But all in all great day out considering the circumstances with covid

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 28 September 2020

Hi Ellen, Thanks a million for this great review - it is greatly appreciated. It sounds like you enjoyed your time visiting us and thank you for the kind words about the staff, they are great. We have only recently opened our beer garden so we are still adjusting to it but thank you for that feedback about the heaters, - we will definitely have a look into it! You are more than welcome to come back and visit us anytime Ellen, it would be great to have you! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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IzzyGrange
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outdoor seating was cosy and perfect for social distancing restrictions, the service was wonderful and all staff were lovely!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 30 September 2020

Hi Izzy, Thank you for this great review and feedback. Delighted that you had an enjoyable experience - come back anytime! Erin Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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M123
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Staff where great, really friendly and helpful but food was rather spicy that food was not that enjoyable. One of our bookings was not on the system when we arrived but staff ensured we where seated.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 September 2020

Thank you for this positive review, our staff love to hear it :) we'll be sure to pass on the feedback on the food! Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Garr
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were greeted by the lovely staff full of energy and jokes who were very welcoming and informative since it was our first time here. There was samples of the smoothie IPA and if we were unsure of some other beers they let us try before we made a decision. Food was excellent, quick and very fresh. Overall we had a great night and can't wait to go back!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 September 2020

We're thrilled to hear you had such a great experience on your visit. Thank you! Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top food and amazing selection of beer! Never lets us down. Service and staff and brilliant.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 September 2020

Delighted to hear you had such a great time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again :) Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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ShaneD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience well organised, friendly staff, good atmosphere, highly recommended!

Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on 22 September 2020

Thanks so much for this positive review :) Michelle Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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Guinness Open Gate Brewery is rated 4.5 stars by 144 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.