“Grand Pirates”, a pirate-themed maid cafe and bar, has been open in Akihabara since mid-March.
Based on the concept of a pirate hideout in the middle of Akihabara, the cafe exudes a fun party atmosphere from the second visitors walk through the door. The cafe currently employs approximately 20 girls playing all types of characters, from pirate queens to widows to heavy drinkers.
The cafe has an extensive alcohol menu, including original cocktail creations, and a pirate-themed food menu. Customers can also request live performances and table games from the employees. The most popular game, “Pirate Queen Awilda’s Initiation Punishment”, costs 1,000 yen, and involves getting slapped in the face by a pirate maid.
The cafe is open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Friday and the day before national holidays from 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Saturday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and Sundays and national holidays from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM.