Grevey’s Sports Bar to close

WASHINGTON — Grevey’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, owned and operated for years by former Washington Bullets Kevin Grevey, will close its doors Dec. 11.

Grevey cites an inability to renegotiate a favorable lease at its Yorktown Shopping Center location in Falls Church.

Grevey opened the sports bar in the Merrifield neighborhood in 1979, when he was playing for the NBA champion Washington Bullets. The bar and restaurant is known for its pub food and dozens of televisions.

“Serving Merrifield has been a pleasure and a privilege,” Grevey said in a statement. “I will miss the camaraderie with our state and regulars. We had a great run.”

Grevey says he is searching for a new location. The restaurant’s catering business will remain open after the restaurant and bar close

Grevey told WTOP he would like to reopen Grevey’s at a new, smaller location within the next six months to a year.

“We have a broker and are looking in the Merrifield area for a place with some foot traffic, and metro stop or in Arlington or near the Verizon Center. I’d love to open near the Verizon Center,” Grevey told WTOP.

Grevey says nearby restaurants like Sweetwater Tavern and Glory Days Grill have offered to hire his employees after the restaurant closes.

Grevey’s will host a goodbye party with live music on Dec. 10.


Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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