About The Rams Head Group


Rams Head Group is a family owned & operated, Annapolis-based restaurant and entertainment company. Established in 1989, Rams Head believes in Food, Fun & Beer while giving back to the community in which it serves.

Rams Head Group currently owns and operates five restaurant locations in the region: two Rams Head Tavern locations (Annapolis, MD and Savage, MD); Rams Head Roadhouse in Crownsville, MD; Rams Head Shore House in Stevensville, MD and Rams Head Dockside (formerly Reckless Ric’s) in Glen Burnie, MD.

Additionally, Rams Head owns and operates Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland which has been recognized as the Top Club under 500 seats in the world by Pollstar Magazine. Rams Head also provides programming for Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College, both in Annapolis, Maryland and Key West Theater, Sunset Green Event Lawn, and Key West Amphitheater, all located in Key West, Florida.

FOOD

1989 – Rams Head Tavern Annapolis

Formerly called “The Crown and Dial” and “Sign of the Green Tree” in the late 1700s, this historic location was purchased by the Muehlhauser family in 1989.  Originally seating only 30 customers in the original pub, Rams Head Tavern Annapolis has expanded over the course of 20 years to the bustling location that it is today.

1999 – Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill

Historic Savage Mill was started in the 1820s as a cotton mill.  In the mid-1980s, renovations began on the mill to bring in shopping and in 1999 Rams Head opened its largest restaurant location.  With four floors of dining options, featuring a deck overlooking the Little Patuxent River, Rams Head Savage Mill has something for everyone.

2004 – Rams Head Roadhouse

On the border of the Annapolis and Crownsville city lines, a small tavern named “Rudy’s” was purchased and added to Rams Head Group line-up as Rams Head Roadhouse.   A favorite watering hole for Muehlhauser meetings of the minds, this community staple continues to serve up memorable sandwiches, pizza and beer in a casual atmosphere.

2006 – Rams Head Shore House

Venturing just over the Bay Bridge to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Rams Head purchased the Island Inn in October of 2006.  Serving up breakfast 7 days a week as well as separate dining and bar options, the friendly service of Rams Head Shore House is bound to win you over time and time again.

FUN

The Rams Head Group is known for fun, especially when it comes to music.  In addition to our music venues listed below, our four restaurants showcase local and regional music on a regular basis.  The booking arm of the company, Rams Head Promotions, hires talent more than 600 concerts per year including off-site locations such as Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Bands in the Sand and MSP Polar Bear Plunge.

1997 – Rams Head On Stage | Annapolis, MD

On a November day in 1997, Rams Head On Stage opened its doors for the first time to national recording artist Livingston Taylor.  Since that date, the club has expanded to seat over 300 guests in an intimate atmosphere.  Hosting more than 400 shows per year, Rams Head On Stage is the top club under 500 seats in the world, according to Pollstar Magazine rankings.

2004 – Rams Head Live | Baltimore, MD

After year long construction, Rams Head Live opened in December 2004 within Baltimore’s high energy Power Plant Live.  With a capacity of over 1600 and more than 200 shows per year, Rams Head Live consistently ranks Top 10 in the World according to Pollstar Magazine.

2007 –  Pier Six Pavilion | Baltimore, MD

In early 2007, Rams Head began booking and operation Pier Six Pavilion, located waterside in Baltimore.  The outdoor facility, owned by the City of Baltimore, is surrounded by water on three sides and offers a picturesque view of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  From April to October, national acts play to the 4200 capacity audience.

2011 –  Silopanna Music Festival | Annapolis, MD

In 2011, plans for the inaugural Silopanna (Annapolis spelled backwards) Music Festival were well underway.  3 days prior to the event, Hurricane Irene had other plans and the event had to be cancelled.   In 2012, Silopanna Music Festival returned as the areas largest national music festival featuring more than 20 bands including CAKE, G.Love & Special Sauce, Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph and the Family Band.   The 2014 Silopanna line-up featured The Flaming Lips, Dashboard Confessional, Matt & Kim, Eric Hutchinson, Sleeper Agent, Hellogoodbye and more.  In 2015, Rams Head Group decided to no longer pursue the Silopanna Music Festival.

2012 –  Rams Head Center Stage | Hanover, MD

As part of the Maryland Live Casino, Rams Head Center Stage opened in August with The Charlie Daniels Band.  Located in the center of the casino, live music is be featured in the 500 capacity mixed-used facility.  The facility is now operated by Maryland Live! Casino.

2015 –  Rams Head Live | Baltimore, MD

In August of 2015, the Rams Head Group said goodbye to its beloved Rams Head Live facility after a sale to AEG Live.   “We have actively been pursuing a sale for years, narrowing in on AEG for the past year,” said Erin B. McNaboe, previous president of Rams Head Group, in a statement to The Baltimore Sun.  McNaboe said “the sale would allow the group to pursue its mission of working with small, intimate music venues. For example,” she said, “the company recently started booking concerts at a small theater in Key West, FL.”

2015 –  Key West Theater | Key West, FL

In the fall of 2015, Rams Head announced the first steps towards expansion in the Key West market with the booking of concerts in a small, intimate 250 capacity club in Key West, Florida. In 2018, Rams Head Promotions booked over 50 shows at the Key West Theater, Sunset Green Event Lawn and the Key West Amphitheater.

BEER

The Rams Head Group has always been deeply rooted in beer.  Since the first business opened in 1989, Rams Head has featured more than 100 beers from around the world at each restaurant location.

1995 –  Fordham Brewing Company | Annapolis, MD

In 1703, a man named Benjamin Fordham began the first industry of the new provincial capital, soon to be re-dubbed Annapolis.  Nearly 300 years later, Fordham Brewing Company was re-established at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.

2007 –  Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company | Dover, DE

Over the years the brand continued to grow and in 2007 Fordham joined forces with Old Dominion Brewing Co.  Today, Dover, Delaware is home to Fordham & Dominion where they welcome you to stop in for a tour, a tasting, or one of their many special events throughout the year.

2019 –  Fordham & Dominion’s Canned Beer Lineup | Dover, DE

In early 2019, Fordham & Dominion launched a new line of canned beer, a first for the brewery. The line features six brands, available to wholesalers and retailers: Copperhead Ale, The 11th Sour, Cherry Blossom Lager, Backstage IPA, Oak Barrel Stout and Gypsy Lager. In January 2019, Fordham & Dominion also launched Splash & Go, a lager brewed in commemoration of the Dover International Speedway’s 50th Anniversary.

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