Join us as we celebrate, like many other Irish Americans, St. Patricks Day! All things green we will have specialty drinks ready to create for you and your friends to pair with some traditional Irish dishes.
It’s hard to believe that already a year has passed. From our opening day of December 13th 2020, we have watched as Firewater has continued to grow beautifully. It’s because of all our wonderful guests, from locals to our visitors, and our beyond extraordinary family of staff that each passing day is better.
It all started from Brenda’s vision of creating this warm and welcoming atmosphere right along the Deep Creek’s shores. A place where she can have a “small outdoor bar with some food” that all those coming in from the lake could enjoy. This “small little place” became a destination place with the best views around.
When stepping through those doors you walk into this warm atmosphere where smiling faces are everywhere to be seen. Tables are buzzing with friends and family enjoying each others company. Our staff excited to put their creativity to the test and share with you specialty dishes and innovative drinks.
Firewater would not have been as successful if it weren’t for our guests. Celebrating our 1 year anniversary truly brings to light all that we have achieved and grown in such a short time. Here’s to many more years of good times, delicious food, premium drinks and many smiles of satisfied guest!
Brenda thought as she gazed down towards the shoreline of Deep Creek. The marina sitting there where many come in from their day of fun on the lake. She imagined a place where all could come in and relax, taking in the scenery while enjoying food and drinks. She went to Deep Creek Design Studio and Doug Storck with her vision of a “small outdoor bar with some food”. That’s when Firewater first began to spring to life.
While Doug was designing Firewater he had went with ActivWall when choosing windows. He had chosen four different window sizes for this project. Firewater had 14 custom built gas strut ActivWall windows that are energy efficient, aluminum framed and insulated glass. Doug explained, “ActivWall Gas Strut Windows are a key element in the biophilic design of Firewater Kitchen and Bar. The restaurants interconnection between interior and exterior space, place and environment through natural light, fresh air and social connection is a direct attribute of the design and functionality of these windows.” Jeany Blamble, the General Manager of Firewater Kitchen, says, “The windows are a fabulous addition to our restaurant! There is a real WOW factor when our guests see them opening.”
Beginning in the spring of 2020 RPM Construction was the general contractor hired for this innovative job. As mentioned the design was put together by Doug Storck but not without the input from Steve Richards of Deep Creek Timber Frame. Wanting to keep the rustic yet modern and open look for Firewater, RPM, Woodhouse, and DCL Design Studio put their great minds and skills together in bringing this to life. “Woodhouse provided an advisor for a week to keep us all straight,” says Bruce Swift, owner of RPM Construction. “The frame and the walls went up incredibly quick. We then installed tongue-in-groove paneling for the ceiling, and then the SIPs for the roof,” Swift says. Woodhouse provided design, engineering, and the entire envelope for the structure, including windows and doors.
The ending masterpiece wouldn’t be possible without The Welding Rod LLC and Deep Creek Fireplace as well. Only in person can you truly appreciate every inch of beauty and intricate detail that went into bringing this all together. High quality isn’t just in the food and drinks but was a front of the mind focus from the very first idea when creating Firewater. Keeping it local was nothing short of incredible and creative when it came to all these highly experienced and skillful suppliers that came together to bring Firewater to the Deep Creek community.