Governor Hogan declared we are allowed to open at FULL CAPACITY on Saturday, May 15th!! Masks are still required indoors so please help us comply. We’re ready – are you?! Stay tuned for more news.

Governor Hogan’s November 10th update can be found here

HOURS: We are no longer required to close at 10:00 pm and are open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

INDOOR DINING CAPACITY REDUCED TO 50%: The governor issued an emergency order reducing indoor operations for bars and restaurants from 75% to 50%. Bars and restaurants in the State of Maryland are permitted to be open for seated and distanced service only, with strict capacity restrictions. Read the governor’s order.

Staff is required to wear masks at all times. Customers may only remove masks when seated at a table while eating or drinking. The full mandate is here:

MASKS: Governor Hogan has expanded an emergency order, which requires all Marylanders over the age of 5 to wear face coverings in the public spaces of all businesses across the state. The expanded order took effect July 31 at 5 p.m. Face coverings are also required in outdoor public areas, whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing. The expanded order continues to provide certain exceptions, including for medical conditions. Read the CDC guidance regarding how you can make and use homemade cloth face coverings.

Tavern Hours | Indoor & Outdoor Seating | To-Go & Curbside Retail


The business and tavern staff is following all of Queen Anne’s County COVID-19 requirements. We must adhere to these rules so please be patient with us during these trying times.

  • Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  • Thursday & Sunday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – Midnight 

Blackwater Distilling is able to sell craft beer and cocktail growlers, along with our bottled spirits including vodka and whiskey, with curbside pick-up from the tavern just off Route 50 but distillery tours are still suspended. The Tavern is now open inside and out with expanded outdoor seating. We must follow Queen Anne’s County COVID-19 regulations, including 50% capacity seating.

For cocktail and beer growler fills, we now offer 64oz growler purchases for an additional $5, or bring your own and we’ll fill it. Call us to order or ask any questions: 443-249-3123. You may also email us at info@blackwaterdistilling.com. We will soon have our online store setup with to-go and curbside options!


Grillin’ and Chillin’

Want to be a Grillmaster? No problem! Come BBQ BBQ at Blackwater! You do the food, we’ll do the drinks. Click here for the BBQ Grill Rules and Conditions. Click here for full details.

Appetizers and Snacks

Daddy G’s Craft Salsa – Click here for full details. 

Kids Meals

Food Truck Schedule


New Winter Hours and Offerings


Given the rising COVID-19 numbers during the winter season, the Blackwater Distilling team has collectively decided to reduce our days of operation at the Tavern until it warms up this spring. The reduced capacity during the winter season makes it more difficult to keep everyone comfortable and safe. We want to make your experience pleasant when you can sit for long stretches enjoying cocktails. Until spring, Tavern hours will be Thursday – Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

There are many ways to support a small business like ours. A variety of food trucks will be on site Thursday to Sunday, we have our customer grills and other food offerings. Check out our Facebook page for regular updates and announcements.

First and foremost, we’re a distillery and we take pride in our hand-crafted cocktails to enjoy inside and out (50% capacity and masks required) Thursday to Sunday. Stop by during our winter business hours for a bite, cocktail, local craft beer, wine and more!

We continue to offer a variety of offerings for to-go and curbside pickup. Not only do we sell retail bottles and merchandise, we have a variety of our hand-crafted cocktails and local craft beer for sale in growlers and single cups to be enjoyed safely at home. You may order online through the following link or in person. With a little advanced notice, we can make arrangements for these services Monday through Wednesday. Just sent us a message at info@blackwaterdistilling.com or add a note when placing an online order here: http://blackwaterdistilling.com/store

Additionally, we recently added shipping throughout Maryland, to Washington, D.C., and a host of military bases. Send us a message if you have any questions: info@blackwaterdistilling.com. Find out more or place an order here: https://blackwater.distilleryspirits.com/

Another great way to support local is through gift cards to give to family or friends. Better yet, purchase for future use! Here’s the direct link: https://squareup.com/gift/9WV8XBX0K1TCG/order

We look forward to serving you in a variety of ways during this stretch and reopening full time in the spring!

The Blackwater Distilling Team