Guinness Open Gate Brewery Coming to West Loop in Summer 2023

This will be Guinness' second brewing facility and taproom in the U.S.
Guinness Taproom Coming to West Loop in Summer 2023
Rendering: Official (Studio K, Whitney Architects)
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Guinness is getting ready to finally open their new taproom in Chicago’s West Loop, located at 901 W. Kinzie St.

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Previously What Now Chicago reported the company was expected to open a new space at 375 North Morgan Street in Fulton Market District in Spring 2023. Now the company announced that the Guinness Open Gate Brewery (OGB) Chicago will open its doors to the public in Summer 2023. The new taproom will feature a full-service restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. This is Guinness’ second brewing facility and taproom in the United States, following the Guinness OGB in Baltimore.

“Chicago and Guinness have been part of each other’s stories for more than a century, and OGB Chicago has been a dream throughout – we are thrilled to open our doors to the West Loop community this summer,” Ryan Wagner, a national ambassador of Guinness, said in a press release. “As we grow closer to the opening date, we are looking forward to the brewery becoming a part of our new neighborhood with a lively food and beverage program, unique retail offerings, and impactful community partnerships.” 

When the new taproom opens, customers can expect an American craft beer experience that is authentically Guinness and distinctly local. The taproom will feature local collaborations that highlight the history and flavors of Chicago. The Open Gate Brewery Chicago is also partnering with Chicago-based coffee company Intelligentsia for its coffee program. The brewery’s name takes inspiration from the  Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Dublin – the brand’s original location.

“Guinness has a long history of hospitality, communion, and bringing people together from all walks of life, and that fits so well with the spirit of Chicago,” said Rodney Williams, president of Diageo Beer Company. “This is a great moment in time for Guinness in America, and we can’t wait to tap into all the different flavors and variety of heritages represented in this great city.”

Guinness Taproom Coming to West Loop in Summer 2023
Rendering: Official (Studio K, Whitney Architects)

Joey Reams

Born in San Diego, Joey moved to San Francisco to study Music Journalism at San Francisco State University. There, he worked for several publications, including The Culture Trip and RIFF Magazine, and served as the News Editor at Golden Gate Xpress. Joey previously worked as the News Assignment Editor for Pasadena Now. When he’s not working, you can find him exploring new cities, finding delicious food, and having fun at concerts.
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