After a fire, a flood, a temporary space and three years of renovations, the basement bar you know and love is back. Quarry House officially opened its doors this weekend and it felt like half of Silver Spring showed up to help break the bar in. Patrons smuggled Sharpies into the bathroom to help build up Quarry House’s once famous graffiti, and unending amount of beer, tots and shots were consumed. It was one of those magical evenings where time slipped right by and you wandered out of the bar not entirely sure how long you’d been there, or what exactly you talked about, but you could feel in your bones that you’d had a good time.
While most of the patrons were deeply familiar with every nook and cranny of the basement bar, there was a smaller contingent of folks (like myself) who had only ever been to their temporary location. The Quarry House I knew operated out of the old Piratz Tavern space, where I had spent a decent amount of time drinking beer in the sunshine of the back patio. I wasn’t used to this dimly lit basement bar, all of my memories of Quarry House featured a lot of sun and a lot of heat, but it was clear the second I walked down those stairs this is place where Quarry House belongs. This is its home.
Quarry House is located at 8401 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Maryland. They’re open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday thru Thursday and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Words by Kaylee Dugan, Photos by Clarissa Villondo