The father and son duo of Bob and Rob Cockey are excited to be back in Southwest Baltimore as they open Pigtown Tavern this Thursday at 737 Carroll St. in the former home of SHAKERS. They have been involved in many restaurants and food businesses over the years and previously owned three Cockey’s locations in and around nearby Hollins Market. They also currently run Baltimore Hire Power, which trains Baltimore residents for food service jobs and runs local concessions.
Pigtown Tavern is 3,200 sq. ft. and has a bar and seating on the first floor, and a large dining room, lounge and newly-built kitchen on the second floor. The first floor features hardwood paneling and the upstairs is highlighted by exposed brick. Both floors have multiple televisions for sports viewing. The Cockeys painted the exterior and added a new sign outside, as well as new planters and landscaping along the perimeter of the building. They spent two months getting the space ready.
The Cockeys are currently working on an expansion of the first floor which will add a second kitchen and dining room as well as a new draft beer system. They are hoping to have the expansion ready in the next six to eight weeks..