Monday, March 12, 2012

Royal Mile Reopening Date Confirmed

It's official...the Royal Mile will be reopening this Friday, March 16th!  An anonymous comment to my post the other say they've heard that at least half of the original staff will be back, which is great news.  I plan on being there (along with most of Wheaton probably) this Friday to celebrate the reopening of this neighborhood institution.  I'm hoping that their burger remains as tasty as ever and that they keep the great beer selection that they always had (something that Limerick was sorely lacking when I went there last weekend, but that's a future post).

I will, of course, be posting my experience at the reincarnated Royal Mile after their reopening.  After that, I hope to refocus my energy into blogging about something OTHER than the Royal Mile for a while.  Cheers!


  1. I look forward to meeting the new owner soon, in hopes of getting the Royal Mile Traditional Scottish Jam Session up and running again.

  2. I, too, look forward to meeting the new owner. I 'm in Paddy Goes West, and we played at the Royal just about every month since St. Patrick's Day 2007.

    As you probably know, we lost gigs in January and February because of the closing. Tim had told me in email in early February that Mike hoped to re-open for St. Pat's. And that was the last I heard. No one was ever in touch with us about this specific re-opening.

    Assuming Mike and Tim were still involved in the Pub, I notified them by email a couple weeks ago that Paddy Goes West had accepted an offer from Tir Na Nog Irish Bar and Grill in Baltimore to play there St. Patrick's Day. We're excited about that, of course. But we also would be happy to continue to call the Royal Mile our home.

    Here's hoping the Mile has a great opening weekend. I will stop by the Mile soon to introduce myself to the new owner or manager and learn if they have live music in their plans and if there's a place for Paddy Goes West in their future.

  3. Ken, agreed. I'm in The Devil's Tailors, and we really enjoyed the three times we played the Royal Mile, and playing the Thistle & Shamrock festival, and hope the new owner is open to Celtic music coming back once things start running in the black.