‘Rye Street Tavern’ Expects to Reopen on May 6th at Sagamore Spirit

| February 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

Rye Street Tavern, which has been closed at the Sagamore Spirit Distillery in Baltimore Peninsula since May 2021, is expected to reopen on May 6th. Washington, D.C.-based Clyde’s Restaurant Group (CRG) is taking over the restaurant and has been renovating the two-story, 12,000 sq. ft. building in recent months.

Rye Street Tavern was opened in 2017 by New York City-based NoHo Hospitality, but later closed to “reimagine” its concept.

Rye Street Tavern will be the first Baltimore location for CRG, which currently has 12 other properties in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. CRG ran Clyde’s of Columbia until 2020.

CRG will be employing 150 individuals at Rye Street Tavern. The company will host a hiring event in the near future.

About the renovation from CRG:

Working alongside Grizform Design Architects, the restaurant space was redesigned to include a variety of unique and distinctive bars, dining, and private event spaces, all furnished with art and artifacts that celebrate the rich heritage of Baltimore. Extensive renovations of the existing facility include a fully redesigned kitchen, oyster bar, and a spectacular outdoor waterfront venue. A 75-seat bar will be the centerpiece of the outdoor dining experience. Rye Street Tavern will feature Sagamore Spirit Rye, which is produced in an award-winning distillery located in Baltimore Peninsula adjacent to the restaurant.

Rye Street Tavern “will feature classic fare with a Southern culinary lean.”

“With the support of incredible partners like Clyde’s Restaurant Group, Baltimore Peninsula becomes more vibrant every day,” said Kevin Plank, principal and CEO of Sagamore Ventures, a partner of the Baltimore Peninsula development team, in a press release. “Clyde’s renowned menu and service, combined with the great atmosphere and unmatched location on the waterfront, will undoubtedly make Rye Street Tavern the next dining hotspot in Baltimore.”

“Clyde’s is honored to partner with Baltimore Peninsula and Sagamore Spirit on this project. We are currently assembling a fantastic service team to bring this gem to life, and our hiring center will open at Baltimore Peninsula in late March,” said Jeff Owens, CFO and head of development at CRG, in a press release. “The outdoor bar shows promise to be the best waterfront seating in the region!”

In addition to Rye Street Tavern, restaurants opening this year at the Baltimore Peninsula Development are Ben & Jerrys, Jersey Mike’s Subs, BK Lobster, Slutty Vegan, Bar Vegan, a coffee shop and general store by Method Co., and a multi-vendor space called The Exchange.

Renderings courtesy of Clyde’s Restaurant Group (CRG)

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