With a dismal Yelp rating and a Web site that looks like it was commissioned during the heyday of GeoCities, Piratz may need a professional to bring the business into 2012.

More from Washington Business Journal’s Missy Frederick: “If you never made it to Piratz Tavern before the makeover, you missed a place that features sea shanty singers, belly dancers, an eclectic island-themed menu and, at one point, a waiter named ‘One-Eyed Mike,’ who really did only have one eye.”

Reality television producers are fans of the area. Gordon Ramsay’s Fox show “Kitchen Nightmares” sent scouts to the area last year, and will air an episode featuring Baltimore eatery Café Hon on Feb. 24.