Guinness is set to open a new pub and brewery in Chicago.
The brewery and pub will be located in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood, and Guinness plans to open in early 2023 — hopefully in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This 1,500 square foot taproom will take over a former railroad depot at 375 N. Morgan St.
According to Eater, the taproom will feature a lineup of beers brewed on-site as well as Guinness’s iconic dry Irish stout. It will also have a full-service restaurant that can seat up to 300 people and outdoor seating. There will be pub-like food as well as some mixed-in local favorites.
In a statement to the Chicago Tribune, a representative noted that Guinness isn’t trying to make a local neighborhood pub, but instead “create a special environment that has a little bit of a feel of Guinness and what you might expect from an Irish establishment, but at the same time also has some great local food and beer.”
The Chicago taproom will be the second taproom in the United States. Back in 2018, Guinness opened its first taproom in Baltimore. Chicago’s operation will be smaller with a 10 barrel brewing system.
This Chicago taproom will be the next step for Guinness in America. Chicago is traditionally one of Guinness’s largest markets, and this location is the next step in Guinness’s bid to be more active in the US beer market.