Gordon Biersch in Harbor East. Image via Google Street View.

The Harbor East location of Gordon Biersch, a chain of brewpubs serving in-house craft brews and a menu of pub-grub staples, has closed, an employee confirmed to Baltimore Fishbowl.

A woman who answered the phone at the Harbor East restaurant said it was closed as of last night. She declined to give her name and said she could not comment further.

A representative from parent company CraftWorks Holdings, owner of 11 different restaurant brands with more than 300 locations, did not immediately respond to a phone call seeking comment.

It appears the closure of the Baltimore location is part of a larger corporate restructuring, as locations in Rockville and the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, D.C. also closed suddenly, per the D.C. blog PoPville.

The Baltimore, Rockville and D.C. locations have all been scrubbed from the Gordon Biersch website, leaving Annapolis as the only remaining location in the Baltimore region. In all, an archived version of the website from October 2019 lists 20 locations. Today, there are only 10.

The Harbor East location opened in late 2012, and as Baltimore magazine reported at the time, the brewery side of the business was able to lure Chris Cashell, formerly of The Brewer’s Art, to serve as head brewer.

This story will be updated.

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore...

2 replies on “Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Harbor East has closed”

  1. Massively over-saturated market. Seems like there is a brew pub on every corner now.

  2. Yes, and actually, alcohol is quite overrated (trust me, I’ve sucked down plenty.)

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