Spike TV Posts Piratz Tavern Bar Rescue Post-Show
Reality television host Jon Taffer had even more to say about the bar takeover that wasn't.
Just when you thought the "Piratz Tavern rejects Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue' makeover" drama was over, the television network's website had to go and provide a post-mortem on the debacle, complete with scathing commentary from show host Jon Taffer.
If you haven't been following along, Piratz Tavern, a downtown Silver Spring eatery with a--you guessed it--pirates theme, was chosen as the subject of "Bar Rescue."
The reality show brings restaurant expert Jon Taffer into struggling restaurants and he performs a sort of business makeover. He briefly reworked the tavern into Corporate Bar & Grill, thinking he'd draw all the professionals to the restaurant for lunch and happy hour.
Piratz Tavern owners weren't happy with the changes and almost immediately went back to their old motif.
"Piratz was the most bizarre experience of my entire 35-year career," Taffer said. "She [owner Tracy Rebelo] would rather be a broke pirate than a successful bar owner."
Proving they can give as good as they get, Piratz created a bawdy ballard fit for the high seas about its experience with Taffer. Some choice lyrics:
We are old buccaneers, pirates and privateers in this Corporate Bar & Grill. You said you’d rescue us, you disrespected us, and our dreams you tried to kill. I never watched your show, I had no way to know, what a bastard you could be. Unbridled arrogance with nothing in your pants; perfect for reality TV.