Bookmakers Cocktail Club Closed, Listed for Sale

| March 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Bookmakers Cocktail Club, which has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down restaurants in March 2020, has been listed for sale with Restaurant Brokers and Developers, Inc. Baltimore Business Journal is reporting that it will likely not reopen.

The two-story, 3,968 sq. ft. building, liquor license, and business at 31 E. Cross St. is listed for $1,500,000.

Bookmakers Cocktail Club opened in 2014 and won SouthBMore’s Best Drink Selection all three years of the competition. The team at Bookmakers also ran Boiler Room in Federal Hill for the two years it was open.

From the listing:

• Located in the heart of Federal Hill. The property is a 2 story, with basement, 3,968 sq ft masonry building. This bar and restaurant, formerly “Bookmakers Cocktail Club”, featured the LARGEST Whiskey/Bourbon menu in the entire state of Maryland when it was in operation!!!• The main floor of the restaurant has laminate hardwood floors and a gorgeous marble top bar which seats 25 patrons and had 6 beers on tap. There is one large TV at the bar, large lit barback & ornate chandeliers in the dining area. There is a manager’s office on the main floor with liquor storage and security monitors in place. Ceiling vents are displayed for a rustic old Baltimore feeling. Back staircase serves the restaurant from the upstairs kitchen.• The upstairs portion of the restaurant features a beautiful marble bar, which seats 7 patrons and hardwood flooring throughout. This second floor includes a private and comfortable lounge area with “bottle service” style seating involving velvet sofas and chairs. Pendant lights and & cathedral arches in the abundant woodwork. Plenty of natural sunlight upstairs with views of city life.• The kitchen is fully equipped and located on the 2nd floor. It contains a 28’ hood, three stoves with ovens, a 2 ft. charbroil grill, 2-basket fryer, 3 stand-up freezers, and 5 stand-up fridges, large dish room.• There are 4 restrooms in this restaurant- 2 upstairs and 2 on main floor. Full Sprinkler and security system in place. 4 TOAST P.O.S. stations located throughout this establishment. • All Furnishings, fixtures & equipment convey in “as-is” condition. Capacity is 98 on the first level and 50 on the second level.• Class BWL liquor license is included. Virtual video available. Contact us to have it sent to you.

This was first reported by Baltimore Business Journal. 

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