Waterfront, Open-air Dining & Ample Space
Our teams are excited to welcome you back to the waterfront at Port Covington! We are committed to providing a safe and sanitized environment for both our teammates and our guests. Thank you for reviewing our updated protocols below.
Sagamore Spirit Visitor Center
Open daily from 11am – 7pm
The Sagamore Spirit Visitor Center will be open under reduced occupancy for shopping your favorite whiskies, barware, and home goods. We’ve made significant updates to the interior of our space to promote physical distancing. Plexiglass shields were installed at check-out and we continue to sanitize both high and low-touch areas frequently. Teammates are monitored for symptoms at the beginning of every shift and are required to wear a mask and gloves at all times. Masks will also be required for guests while inside. We will continue to offer curb-side pickup for those who would prefer not to enter. Visit shop.sagamorespirit.com to shop.
Sagamore Spirit Distillery And Processing
The Distillery and Processing buildings will remain closed to the public and existing return-to-work protocols remain in place for teammates.
Rye Street Tavern
Open Wednesday – Sunday for dinner only. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Wednesday – Thursday : 4pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 4pm – 10pm
Sunday: 4pm – 9pm
Rye Street Tavern will be open for both indoor and outdoor dinner service from Wednesday – Sunday starting at 4pm. Every server, bartender, and staff member will be equipped with a mask and gloves and sanitize their gloved-hands often. Tabletops will be empty upon arrival. Servers will bring glassware and wrapped silverware to your table as your group is seated. At the end of the meal, you will receive only a paper receipt (no check presenter) along with a 4oz bottle of Sagamore Spirit hand sanitizer to use before and after signing your check. The front bar room, waterfront patio seating, and an outdoor tented space facing the water will be available for classic dinner service. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting https://www.ryestreettavern.com/reservations/. All menus can be viewed here.
A second tented space will serve as a first-come first-serve bar with a new bar menu, cocktails, beer, and wine. Six high-top tables are available for parties of four or less. After ordering with a bartender, customers will return to their table to wait for their food and drink. Please do not congregate at the bar. The outdoor bar does not require reservations. Cocktails are meant to be enjoyed on campus. Hand sanitizer will be available at multiple locations on campus for guest use.
Re-opening Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to wear a mask?
Following the current recommendations of state and local officials, masks should be worn when possible while visiting our campus.
Do you have restrooms available?
The restrooms at the Sagamore Spirit Visitor Center will not be open for shoppers. Restrooms will be available indoors for both indoor and outdoor Rye Street Tavern guests. Masks are required to enter Rye Street Tavern.
Is the distillery open for tours
Unfortunately, not yet. The safety of our teammates and our guests is our top priority. We are developing an abridged tour to accommodate smaller groups and will announce this on our social channels and Whiskey Thieves emails soon. Join Whiskey Thieves for updates.
What if I’m sitting outside and the weather gets bad? Can I go inside?
During times of extraordinary weather, both the Sagamore Spirit Visitor Center and Rye Street Tavern will be available for shelter. Masks must be worn inside.
Where can I find the bar menu and the classic menu for Rye Street Tavern?
All Rye Street Tavern menus can be viewed here.
Can I order food and cocktails to-go from Rye Street Tavern?
Yes. An abridged version of Rye Street Tavern’s menu will be available on GrubHub and DoorDash. It will also include pre-batched cocktails.
How will you manage crowds?
Teammates will carefully monitor the number of people on campus to ensure our capacity does not negate necessary physical distancing requirements. We will provide live updates about campus availability on our social channels.