One Year After Fire, Mt. Washington Tavern Re-Opens Its Doors

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The Mt. Washington Tavern opens today at 5 p.m., almost exactly one year after a devastating fire caused more than $1 million worth of damage to the restaurant. The new and improved Tavern features an all new interior design, a refurbished exterior, better flow and an updated menu.  The grand re-opening will be held the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 21.

The restaurant looks different immediately upon entering.


The Garden Room is now the Chesapeake Room, with lots of room and a great raw bar.


The flag that was outside the restaurant the day of the fire was saved and hangs on the wall along the stairs.

The upstairs room is called the Pimlico Room.

The refurbished and inviting Sky Bar now has an adjacent seasonal deck.

Racing silks and blankets donated by Pimlico jockeys line the walls in the Pimlico Room.


The just under 10,000 square feet of space is lighter and brighter than the old Tavern.

The much-loved shuffleboard table was saved and is back!

In the re-build, Tavern owners Dave Lichty and Rob Frisch undertook a special “bricks project” that raised thousand of dollars to benefit the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Supporters paid $75 for bricks leading to the entrance of the restaurant and each one is inscribed with a special message from the donor.  One hundred percent of the donations went to the hospital.

Owner Rob Frisch is all smiles, understandably so.

For more information about the restaurant, visit the Mt. Washington Tavern Facebook page.


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