The Ireland-based brewer has started construction on the 15,000-square-foot space!
For anybody with a thirst for that smooth, creamy, world-famous Irish dry stout, you’re in luck! Guinness is opening its second U.S. location right here in Chicago. The iconic Ireland-based brewer has signed a multi-year lease for a 15,000-square-foot space in the former Pennsylvania Railroad Terminal located at 375 N. Morgan Street.
Construction has reportedly already started transforming the West Loop space but, according to Guinness, it, unfortunately, won’t be opening to the public until next St. Patrick’s Day in 2023.
The taproom will offer a rotating menu of various food and beers, including the company’s world-famous Guinness Draught Stout that will be imported from St James’s Gate in Dublin. A 10 barrel brewing system will also make a selection of small-batch brews that will be exclusively available in the new Chicago taproom. Oh, and there will be informative tours, of course!
It’s not just beer that guests will be able to experience in the new taproom, however. The 15,000-square-foot Chicago space will also function as an events space, a venue for local artists, and will house a bakery like the one in the company’s Maryland location which opened in 2018.
The Chicago taproom will create 75 jobs and “offer rotating beers, cuisine, and events, all bringing to life the spirit of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods and unique cultural elements” said a Guinness spokesperson in an official statement.
Now, who fancies a Guinness?
[Featured image from Guinness.com]