BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A popular place to lay out and have a few drinks in the summer has closed in Baltimore.
The Tiki Barge is closed for summer, according to their attorney. It sat on the Inner Harbor 500 Harborview Drive in South Baltimore.
“A little bummed,” Berk Hassan, a resident of Federal Hill, said. “It was beautiful at twilight. Right on the water, Domino sign in the background. Classic Baltimore.”
The website is down, phone number disconnected and the Google business listing says it’s “permanently closed.”
State records show the bar is listed as “not in good standing.”
In 2011, dozens of residents filed a petition with the Baltimore Liquor Board to revoke the bar’s license.
Residents claimed that there was public intoxication, nudity, excessive noise and simulated sex on a palm tree. The owner insisted that none of that kind of behavior existed at the bar.
In 2014, the bar was put up for sale with a listing price of $1 million. It’s still listed for sale, while its doors remain shut for the season.
“It was really fun, I just went with friends from undergrad,” Allison Loeser, a resident of Federal Hill, said. “It was a great time, so hearing that it’s closing is a real bummer, especially since it’s nice weather now. A lot of my friends and I were planning on going, so it just stinks.”
At this time it’s unknown why it closed.
It’s last Facebook post was in September 2018.
The owner’s attorney did not comment on whether or not the bar will re-open next summer.