Piratz Tavern Returns to Silver Spring

Their doors reopen Thursday at 4 p.m., according to the owner Tracy Rebelo.


will reopen its doors to the Silver Spring community two months after being remodeled by Spike TV’s Jon Taffer into the Corporate Bar & Grill.

Piratz Tavern owner Tracy Rebelo tells Patch that the theme just wasn't working.

"Piratz is back [and] we were a Corporate Bar & Grill all but one day and it definitely was not working," said Rebelo.

The pirate-themed bar chronicled their renovation on a YouTube video called Piratz Revenge.

It started with taking down the Corporate Bar & Grill’s sign and burning it. During the video the narrator sings:

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.

With over 300 views on YouTube, a few of the viewers wrote that they were excited about the return of the pirate-themed bar and restaurant. One viewer  suggested that the owners pay attention to complaints so they wouldn't lose money.

The pirate-themed restaurant is set to reopen Thursday, April 5 at 4 p.m. with a happy hour. Customers can expect a renovated tavern with a slightly different menu.

The happy hour special from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. will include half-price drinks, signature cocktails, and margaritas.

Francine Blume April 06, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Huzzah! I've missed you so! I need to come get my streak on a stone because you were closed for my birthday, and that's the best steak in the DC area!
Fortune McLemore April 06, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Love the picture of the Corporate sign burning. Wish I'd been there to watch it. My guy and I love Piratz. Just as an example of what the place means to us, I've been in a medical boot twice in the last two years, and each time I got out of it, we went to Piratz with our friends, and had a "Surrender the Booty!" party. I stood at the head of the table, yelled "Surrender the Booty!", and dropped the boot with a loud thud. Where else could you do something so silly? Um...nowhere??
giovanni April 14, 2013 at 08:05 PM
The place sucks, you are all delusional!
giovanni April 14, 2013 at 08:06 PM
How did it work out for you? I bet you are not even in business anymore!


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