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Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Savor the flavors of Irish beer at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, situated at the historic site of Maryland's first post-Prohibition distillery. Delight in beer tasting events, workshops, and general service in the tap room and experimental brewery, open to the public. Dive into the heritage of Guinness with guided tours that include optional tastings, and gain insider knowledge about their brewing legacy from passionate experts.



We raise a glass to local heroes every Monday night. First Responders, U.S. Military, and members of the hospitality industry receive a 10% discount on all food and beverage purchases when they show their professional ID and pay stub. Make sure to join us for a toast and kick your week off right.


Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 1817 Restaurant for a delicious brunch. The menu includes Irish Eggs Benedict, avocado toast and freshly made cinnamon rolls. Brunch is served from 11am to 3pm and reservations are recommended.


Can I Tour The Guinness Open Gate Brewery? Do I Need To Buy A Ticket?

A one-hour guided tour with optional tasting is available and you will need a ticket to go on this brewery tour. You do not need tickets to visit any of the public areas, to drink beer in the Taproom, or to eat at 1817 Restaurant.

Can I Book A Private Event At The Guinness Open Gate Brewery?

Yes, they host all types of unique Guinness experiences for groups, including private guided tours and tastings. Please email for more information.

When Is The 1817 Restaurant Open?

1817 Restaurant is open Thursdays and Friday from 3pm to 10pm, Saturdays from 11am to 10pm and on Sundays from 11am to 9pm. We serve a special brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays.

How Do I Get To The Guinness Open Gate Brewery? Can I Park Onsite?

They are located at 5001 Washington Boulevard, Halethrope, MD 21227. When you are using GPS, you can take exit 3 on I95 for easy access to the site. They have dedicated onsite parking available on a first come, first served basis.