Patrick Russell—owner of Kooper’s Tavern, Sláinte, Woody’s Rum Bar, and the Chowhound Burger Wagon—filed a liquor-license application today to acquire the Manor Tavern’s license.
If approved, the transaction sets the stage for Russell and Bill Irvin, a partner in their Fells Point Hospitality Management group, to purchase the Monkton restaurant. A hearing date hasn’t been set.
That’s all I can say now. I’ll have more info soon.
The Manor Tavern, which has a fascinating history, is still open for business in the beautiful countryside, pictured, in northern Baltimore County. The property started as a stable, then was a dirt-floor saloon with cockfights and gamblers, according to the restaurant’s website. It became a full-service restaurant in 1986.
Photo courtesy of Manor Tavern