The Guinness Open Gate Brewery Chicago continues its transformation at 375 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market. The project, housed within the former Pennsylvania Railroad Terminal building and adjacent to the ongoing construction 360 N Green Street, boasts a newly painted exterior of brick walls. This single-story establishment is set to become the second location in the U.S. for the brewing company, the first being in Baltimore.
The development recently announced changes that include a coffee shop and morning bakery in addition to the brewery. Separated from the main dining area, the bakery will serve Intelligentsia Coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and brown bread to go, surrounding patrons with copper wall tiles and detailed lighting fixtures.
A multi-level bar and restaurant, designed by Chicago firms Studio K and Whitney Architects, are part of the plan. The space is designed as a modern setting with industrial-style windows, a wood and plant-lined harp-shaped centerpiece, and a décor of wood and leather. The brewing process will be visible to visitors through a glass wall. Apart from its signature stout, the brewery plans to offer brews inspired by Old Style beer and a selection of international dishes.
Stefani Signature Restaurants and Hyde Park Hospitality are partnering to manage the space. The construction, being managed by Clune Construction, is progressing with a targeted opening this summer.
Meanwhile, additional renderings were recently revealed for a 43-story structure to be built on the adjacent plot of land, directly west of the brewery. The architectural firm HPA has been appointed to design this high-rise, although no further details have been made available as to when it will break ground.