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Blue Ruin hosts multiple events during the month including parties, live music, theme nights, fundraisers, and more! Interested in private parties or classes? More information can be found at the bottom of the page!


Summer 2022

Weekly Activities

Tuesday Trivia and Karaoke at 7PM

Live Music

August - 7-10pm

August 12th - Colby Sard

August 13th - Endless Ember

August 20th - Joe Hickey

August 26th - Trinity Blues

Parties and Celebrations

August 20th - Autism Awareness Fundraiser

Family friendly games, children's reading lounge, dunk tank, Windy Way Farms therapeutic animal petting zoo

Please bring an interactive toy, books, school supplies, or a monetary donation for autism awareness in Dorchester County.

Sponsorships available: Please contact if interested.

September 24th - 80's Party 

80's music, 80's movies, themed attire, classic 80's cocktails, beer truck

Charity Events

August 20th - August for Autism 

Family-friendly party and fundraiser with dunk booth, special food and drinks, silent auction, kids activities, and more!

Closed for Private Parties and Holidays

Closed October 14th for private event

Closed September 5-12 for summer vacation

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Basics of Mixology:

Course at Chesapeake College Cambridge Center

Chesapeake College and Blue Ruin have collaborated to bring Maryland a series of enrichment courses to introduce community members to the Basics of Mixology. This curriculum can be utilized to enhance a skill, build upon a knowledge base, and as a crash course for restaurant employees looking to improve their professional abilities and knowledge. This four week course will teach you the uses of barware, proper glassware and etiquette, how to make both classic and unique seasonal cocktails, and how to identify different types of liquor, wine, and beer, all for only $40!


Paul Dendorfer, head mixologist at Blue Ruin, will lead this class with the knowledge and passion provided by over two decades in the industry. He has helped define the restaurant and bar culture of Cambridge, Maryland for the last 8 years which has culminated in the creation of Blue Ruin, a cocktail bar and restaurant with over 150 craft cocktails and the acquisition of property for Horse Head Distilling, an up and coming venture that will focus on small batch craft spirits and bitters. Learn from one of the best mixologists in Maryland at Chesapeake College Cambridge Center at 418 Race Street. 

Four sessions are currently scheduled for the months of September, October, November, and January. Blue Ruin will also offer the opportunity for students of Basics of Mixology to guest-bartend at a family and friends event held at the bar at 400 Race Street on completion of the class. To register and access additional information for this course, use the keyword “Mixology” at the following link: Please contact Lois Thomas at 410-827-5810 for more information on the many enrichment courses offered at Chesapeake College Cambridge Center.

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Private Parties and Events

Blue Ruin offers our space and our staff for private gatherings and classes. 

  • Specialized Dinners with Cocktail Pairings in our restaurant​

  • Bartending Classes 

  • Private Home Parties 

  • Outdoor Event Space

Hosting a birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette party, work event, team building activity, or private gathering that needs catered?

Please contact Paul Dendorfer at with inquiries!