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Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Located at the site of the first Maryland distillery opened after The Prohibition, enjoy the taste of this Irish beer at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery. The tap room and experimental brewery is open to the public for beer tasting events, workshops, and general service. Book a tour to learn more about the history of beer making at the original brewery in Ireland and take a guided tour with an optional tasting to learn about Guinness heritage from an insider. If you're hungry, make reservations at the 1817 Restaurant for a feast of oysters, duck confit flatbread, steak with a stout demi, and the classic Guinness chocolate brownie for a dining experience you'll never forget.

Guinness Brewery Events

  • Appreciation Night

    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.
  • Weekend Brunch

    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?
Whether you're planning a birthday party or a corporate gathering, we're happy to host your special event. We host all types of unique Guinness experiences for groups, including private guided tours and tasting events. Please email [email protected] 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?
We 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. We have dedicated parking onsite available on a first come, first serve basis.
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