Image via Tavern On the Hill’s Facebook page.
Image via Tavern On the Hill’s Facebook page.

Low-key Mount Vernon bar and restaurant Tavern on the Hill will close this Sunday, the restaurant announced in a Facebook post.

“We want to take this time to thank everyone who made the Tavern a great neighborhood bar and kept us alive for our 5 years,” the post reads.

As a final act of customer appreciation, the restaurant will offer specials over the weekend: 20 percent off a food check on Friday; half off beer, wine, and liquor on Saturday; and to-be-determined food and drink specials coupled with the normal brunch deals on Sunday ($6 Bloody Marys, $4 mimosas) on Sunday.

In their stories on the closure, both The Sun and Baltimore Business Journal note that local restaurants have been having a tough go of it lately, even for the ever-volatile restaurant business.

Tavern On the Hill may never have had the accolades of some of the city’s big-name restaurants, but it’s the kind of eatery every neighborhood needs. Baynard Woods, my former colleague at City Paper, summed it up this way: “[I]t ain’t fancy. It’s solid. It’s everyday.”

Baltimore Fishbowl reached out to owner Lee Cohen for further comment. We’ll update this post when we hear anything.

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...

4 replies on “Mount Vernon’s Tavern On the Hill is Closing”

  1. We went there almost every Saturday for breakfast with friends and really enjoyed the staff, the food, and particularly the outside shaded patio in beautiful weather. We’ll miss you!

  2. When I read this headline, my family let out a collective, “Noooohhhh!!” We have enjoyed many breakfasts, and some really nice dinners there. It was the perfect mix: friendly atmosphere, cozy, good food and affordable. This is a real loss.

  3. For the past few years I have been happy to call this my “Cheers”. I have met countless friends, made so many memories and even celebrated a couple of birthdays here.I am so very saddened by the loss of the location but the friends will remain in my heart always. It saddens me even more that my goodbye to the location is limited due to my work schedule however please enjoy for me. Much love for my Tavern friends. It will not be easy to find a place quite like this one!

  4. Very sad to read this. I loved taking a walk there for lunch. The staff, the food, sitting outside . . . all will be missed. Best of luck to everyone. Sorry to see you go.

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