Woody's to be open year-round, owners want input

If all goes as planned, Woody's Rum Bar and Island Grill will be open year-round starting next week, according to its owners.

This week, they're installing a $10,000 heating system to the third-story watering hole located above Slainte in Fells Point. It's got one of the best views in Fells Point. Yesterday, the owners called me, asking for input.

What should they do with the space, now that it's going to be up and running in the winter? ...

If I remember correctly, they were hosting live acoustic music semi-regularly at Woody's over the summer. I don't know how successful that was, but if it brought in a decent amount of customers, I'm all for having live music one or two nights a week.

I don't know how many different types of rum Woody's offers, but rum isn't considered a wintertime drink. However, if done right, a one-off "summer in December" event would be fun. People could dress like it's hot outside, there could be tons of different warm and cold rum drinks (maybe even a rum tasting?) and such.

I like how you have to walk up three flights of stairs to get to Woody's. That means you almost have to know it's there. And the view is a nice payoff. The idea of turning it into a cozy, romantic space where people could get drinks and desserts and enjoy the view is tempting. But the low key, summertime furniture doesn't suit that scene.

What do you think?

(Photo courtesy of Woody's)

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