Bar Rescue

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Bar Rescue
Bar Rescue Logo.jpg
GenreReality
Created byDarrin Reed
Directed byJay Hunter
StarringJon Taffer
Narrated byP.J. King
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes50 (aired)
Production company(s)Eyeworks USA
Broadcast
Original channelSpike TV
Original runJuly 17, 2011 (2011-07-17) – present
Chronology
Related showsTattoo Rescue
Car Lot Rescue
External links
Website
 
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Bar Rescue
Bar Rescue Logo.jpg
GenreReality
Created byDarrin Reed
Directed byJay Hunter
StarringJon Taffer
Narrated byP.J. King
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes50 (aired)
Production company(s)Eyeworks USA
Broadcast
Original channelSpike TV
Original runJuly 17, 2011 (2011-07-17) – present
Chronology
Related showsTattoo Rescue
Car Lot Rescue
External links
Website

Bar Rescue is an American reality series that premiered on Spike TV on July 17, 2011. It stars Jon Taffer (a long-time food & beverage industry consultant specializing in nightclubs and pubs), who offers his professional expertise plus renovations and equipment —at no charge— to desperately failing bars in order to save them from closing.

Overview[edit]

The series stars Jon Taffer, owner and chairman of bar/nightclub consulting firm Taffer Dynamics, Inc.[1] Taffer is a bar and nightclub owner who has started, flipped, or owned over 800 establishments in a career that spans over three decades.[2] Bar owners submit an application via the Spike TV website to have their failing establishment "rescued" by Taffer and his team of experts.[3]

A typical episode begins with Taffer's team performing reconnaissance and surveillance on a struggling bar to determine its operational and service weaknesses. For the recon, one or more team members and/or local residents enter the bar, order food and drinks to gauge their quality, and form an opinion of the atmosphere and service. The surveillance involves hidden cameras, pre-installed with the owner's consent, through which Taffer and his team watch the kitchen and customer service areas. He then introduces himself to the owner(s) and staff to discuss his findings, and to describe the changes he believes should be made (management, customer service, cleanliness, etc.) in order to make the bar profitable. He also examines the bar's financial records to find possible cost savings. During these meetings, Taffer exhibits a brusque, no-nonsense, and confrontational attitude intended to goad the owner(s) and staff into making drastic changes to the way the bar is run - including the firing of inept or dishonest employees when necessary.

Taffer's team members train the staff on methods of improving food/drink preparation, customer service, and efficiency, frequently overhauling the menu in the process. After the initial training, the bar is put through a "stress test" (similar to a soft opening), with Taffer inviting in a large crowd of patrons in order to determine how well the staff can use their newly learned skills to deal with the pressure of a busy night. He uses market research, technological tools, and partner companies to scientifically measure the bar's performance, and he discusses the stress test's results with owners and staff before putting them through more extensive training.

Once this phase of training is over, Taffer and his team meet to devise a new concept for the bar, and he then closes it for a few days so that construction crews can redesign the interior. Deep-cleaning and structural work are performed when necessary. After the overhauled bar (often re-branded with a completely new name or a variation of the old one) is unveiled, Taffer takes the owners and staff on a tour to point out its new features. During the grand re-opening, he observes the overall improvement as a large crowd again packs the bar.

An epilogue segment describes the changes in the bar's success or failure since the re-opening, through a combination of text and interviews with the owners and staff. Bars are not required to keep the changes that Taffer implements; some have reverted to their original names, concepts, and/or menus since being featured on the show.

Production[edit]

The series is from The Biggest Loser producers J.D. Roth and Todd A. Nelson for 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks US. Spike announced picking up 10 episodes of Bar Rescue in January 2011. The show began shooting in April 2011.[4] It was renewed on September 14, 2011 for a second season in the summer of 2012,[5] from which the first episode of that season aired on July 29. Taffer has confirmed that Season 3 of the show began filming in late October 2012, with 20 episodes being prepared to premiere on February 10, 2013.[citation needed] On May 9, 2013, Spike TV renewed Bar Rescue for a fourth season of 20 more episodes.[6]

Experts[edit]

Chefs[edit]

Mixologists[edit]

Other experts[edit]

Criticism[edit]

Although most of the bars that are "rescued" go on to survive and succeed, some bars do not see the same results off-camera. The changes the show made to Downey's Irish Pub, featured in the July 24, 2011, episode "Downey's and Out", were not enough to prevent a planned sheriff's sale on August 2, 2011, due to $2.4 million owed to the city of Philadelphia and Wells Fargo bank, including $125,881 in business-privilege, wage, liquor and other taxes. [9]Breakwall (from the season 1 episode, "Beach Bummer") closed in January 2012.[10] Season 1's Swanky Bubbles, after reverting to its original title, has also closed its doors.[11] The show's first rescued bar of season 2, Piratz Tavern reverted to its original pirate theme.[12] Also, The Chicken Bone, Canyon Inn, Angry Ham's Garage, Weber's Place, The Brixton and Zanzbar reverted to their original names.[13] The Chicken Bone brought back its previously popular menu while Angry Ham's replaced unpopular items with previously popular items from its original menu. Season 2's Murphy's Law closed as well, as the owners attempted to sell the business, but were unable to before being shut down. Stand Up Scottsdale reverted to its original name due to problems owning The Laugh Factory franchise.

Not all rescued bar owners have been happy with Taffer's makeovers. Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring, Maryland, quickly undid most of Taffer's drastic changes shortly after their episode was filmed. The unsuccessful pirate-themed bar was rebranded Corporate Bar and Grill by Taffer but the change was short-lived, as the bar was again going with the pirate theme by the time the episode aired. The owner even released a YouTube video of the new "Corporate" sign created by Taffer's team being burned in effigy called Piratz Revenge which was heavily disliked by YouTube viewers and currently has only a positive rating of 4%. "If you had a pirate concept that had failed for five years and had a new concept, would you go back to the concept that failed for five years or try something new? It defies logic that someone would go back to a (failed) concept just because they don't like the new name", said Taffer of their decision.[14]

Since then, the Piratz Tavern had another makeover funded by the Rebelos and attracted new customers since the episode aired. In return, owner Tracy Rebelo calls Jon Taffer an "idiot". She stated in the episode that she lived in the basement of her parents' house with her cook husband, Juciano, and their teenage daughter. However, she eventually moved the family to rent a place of their own.[15] As of April 10, 2013, the bar is still open and Tracy stated that she would do reality television again, since she is still $900,000 in debt and would take any money that any network would throw at her, despite the bad experience.[16]

The Rocky Point Cantina in Tempe Arizona closed after a repaint of the bar triggered a code inspection, which uncovered years of modifications to the building that had been completed without building permits. The bar owner opted to close the bar rather than bringing his building up to code.[17]

Episode guide[edit]

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

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TitleBar nameLocationOriginal air date
11"Fallen Angels"Angel's Sports BarCorona, CaliforniaJuly 17, 2011 (2011-07-17)

Jon heads to California to help a bar whose general manager has been so hands off, he's caused so many problems that badly affected the owner's reputation.


New Name: Racks Billiards & Bourbon 
22"Downey's and Out"Downey's Irish PubPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaJuly 24, 2011 (2011-07-24)

Jon goes to Philadelphia to help a one time chef regain his confidence and backbone in his failing pub.


New Name: N/A [Note 1] 
33"Shabby Abbey"The Abbey PubChicago, IllinoisJuly 31, 2011 (2011-07-31)

When the brothers of a legendary pub feud over how management is running it, Jon must step in and get them on the same page.


New Name: N/A [Note 1] 
44"Beach Bummer"Kilkenny's Irish PubRedondo Beach, CaliforniaJuly 31, 2011 (2011-07-31)

A pub in California with a tough and rude manager and owners who won't do anything about it, gets help from Jon.


New Name: Breakwall [Note 2] 
55"Swanky Troubles"Swanky BubblesPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaAugust 14, 2011 (2011-08-14)

When a once successful bar suffers from an owner blindsiding his partner by offering free drinks and harassing women, Jon must get his partner to set him straight before the bar shuts down.


New Name: Sheer [Note 2] [Note 3] 
66"The Blue Frog Sings The Blues"The Blue Frog 22Chicago, IllinoisAugust 21, 2011 (2011-08-21)

When a mother's bad habits get in the way of her relationship with her son and running their bar, Jon must convince her to give up her habits before the damage is done.


New Name: The Local [Note 4] 
77"Bad To The Bone"The Chicken BoneFramingham, MassachusettsAugust 28, 2011 (2011-08-28)

Jon has his work cut out for him when he confronts an owner whose bad decision making, and inability to trust his manager threatens to ruin his bar and finances.


New Name: The Bone (modernized version of old name) [Note 3] 
88"Chumps"Champs Sports PubBurbank, CaliforniaSeptember 11, 2011 (2011-09-11)

Jon helps a once iconic bar that suffers from the owner being neglectful and blaming his inexperienced staff for the problems.


New Name: N/A [Note 1] 
99"Bar Fight"The Canyon InnYorba Linda, CaliforniaSeptember 18, 2011 (2011-09-18)

Jon helps a baseball player turned owner update his dive bar but not without some opposition. This is the first bar to not have either a stress test or a soft opening.


New Name: The Canyon Saloon (modernized version of old name) [Note 3] 
1010"Hogtied Ham's"Angry Ham's GarageFramingham, MassachusettsSeptember 18, 2011 (2011-09-18)

Jon heads to Massachusetts to help a failing garage themed bar that includes poor decoration placement, an owner who treat his employees as friends and can't have a liquor license due to two of the owners having past D.U.I.


New Name: Octane [Note 3] 

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

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TitleBar nameLocationOriginal air date
111"Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb"Piratz TavernSilver Spring, MarylandJuly 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)

Jon visits a failing Maryland tavern where the owner and staff are reluctant to let go of the cheesy pirate theme, despite it slowly killing the business.

Note: For the recon in this episode, Jon brought in the bar owner and his wife of The Chicken Bone, featured in the seventh episode of season 1.


New Name: Corporate Bar & Grill [Note 3] 
122"Tiki Curse"The Bamboo Beach Tiki BarFort Lauderdale, FloridaJuly 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)

Jon has serious work to do in Florida when the owner's lack of a backbone has allowed not just staff members to walk over him, but also caused short tempers with other staff and a bar that's slowly falling apart.


New Name: Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar (modernized version of old name) 
133"Murphy's Mess"J.A. Murphy'sFell's Point, Baltimore, MarylandAugust 5, 2012 (2012-08-05)

Jon goes to Baltimore to help two frat brother owners who don't know how to properly run a bar including one whose arrogant and abrasive attitude have cost them key staff members. This is the second bar to not have either a stress test or a soft opening; the bar was structurally unsound.

New Name: Murphy's Law (modernized version of old name)[Note 2] 
144"Mystique or Murder?"Mystique LoungeWest Palm Beach, FloridaAugust 12, 2012 (2012-08-12)

Jon helps two club promoters who took over a once popular bar whose reputation is badly tarnished by not just a murder that took place a few years back, but also poor management, declining conditions, and a promoter who brings the wrong people.


New Name: Aura Nightclub [Note 2] 
155"Bottomless Pit"The Olive PitOrange, CaliforniaAugust 19, 2012 (2012-08-19)

When the owner's bad drinking and actions to women threatens to shut down a long running dive bar, Jon must get his daughter to step up and take over.


New Name: The O.P (modernized version of old name) 
166"Broke Black Sheep"The Black SheepCheviot, OhioAugust 26, 2012 (2012-08-26)

Jon has a long list to complete at Cheviot when he helps a bar owner who is too busy with his jobs to keep his Irish-German pub in check and has over $800,000 in loans that his family doesn't know about.


New Name: The Public House 
177"Weber's of Lies"Weber's PlaceReseda, CaliforniaSeptember 9, 2012 (2012-09-09)

Jon's attempts to refurbish a former strip-club-turned-bar in California are complicated by an untrained staff, a head bartender who steals from the till, and a kitchen serving dangerously undercooked food.


New Name: Weber's Rum Bar & Grill (modernized version of old name) [Note 2] [Note 3] 
188"Owner Ousted"Win, Place or ShowFairfield, OhioSeptember 16, 2012 (2012-09-16)

A former navy man who can't run his bar properly and lets his partner/musician run wild has Jon doing a serious tactic in an attempt to save the owner's bar.


New Name: America Live [Note 2] 
199"On the Rocks"RocksLaguna Niguel, CaliforniaSeptember 23, 2012 (2012-09-23)

Jon has some major hurdles to get over to rebuild a once popular bar that fell from grace due to a recent change in laws has caused major decline, but has fierce resistance with regular customers who scare away women.


New Name: Power Plant [Note 3] [18] 
2010"Bikini Bust"ExtremesOrange, CaliforniaSeptember 30, 2012 (2012-09-30)

When an owner's early success gets over his head and causes him to get drunk and let the staff become divided, Jon must get him back to reality before his once successful bar closes down.

Note: For the recon in this episode, Jon brought in the owner and general manager of Angel's Sports Bar (re-branded as Racks Billiards & Bourbon), featured in the first episode of season 1.


New Name: Second Base 

Season 3 (2013)[edit]

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TitleBar nameLocationOriginal air date
211"Turtle on Its Back"Turtle BayNew Orleans, LouisianaFebruary 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)

Jon heads to New Orleans to give a recently opened bar a major overhaul when he notices no identity, lackluster management and questionable food practices.

Note: For the recon in this episode, Jon brought in the bar manager and kitchen manager of The Black Sheep (re-branded as The Public House), featured in the sixth episode of season 2.


New Name: Spirits On Bourbon 
222"Rock N Roaches"HeadhuntersAustin, TexasFebruary 17, 2013 (2013-02-17)

Jon tries to save a roach-infested bar and deals with a stubborn owner. This is one of the few rescues that Jon did not thank the owner for his help.


New Name: Metal and Lace 
233"Bro's Got to Geaux!"TJ QuillsNew Orleans, LouisianaFebruary 24, 2013 (2013-02-24)

Jon has a lot of work to do when he helps an owner and his frat brother friends who recently purchased a hangout notorious for bartenders who drink on the job and for serving people with fake I.D.s.


New Name: The Annex 
244"Tears for Beers"The BrixtonAustin, TexasMarch 3, 2013 (2013-03-03)

Jon has more than just a bar to fix when he helps a couple, where the husband is belligerent insulting customers, and not knowing how to make proper drinks, which threatens to derail everything they worked hard for.


New Name: Rocket Room 6 [Note 3] 
255"Empty Pockets"ZanzbarDenver, ColoradoMarch 10, 2013 (2013-03-10)

Jon gets more than he bargins for when he has a face off with a very prideful and stubborn owner who is desperate to keep his bar alive after a car crash a few years back ruined its success when his old staff failed to control it while he was recovering.


New Name: Solids & Stripes [Note 3] 
266"Jon T, He Don't Like It"The KasbahAurora, ColoradoMarch 17, 2013 (2013-03-17)

Jon goes to work for a reformed night club that used to cater to an older crowd, forced to accommodate to the younger, more hyper customers. The security poses massive issues of safety while the bartenders' service suffers.


New Name: N/A [Note 1] 
277"In a Pinch"Lona's Wardlow StationLong Beach, CaliforniaMarch 24, 2013 (2013-03-24)

Jon works with a nice but passive owner whose poor decisions, including putting in a controversial animal crane game, has caused her bar to hit the rocks.


New Name: Lona's City Limits Cantina (modernized version of old name) 
288"Karaoke Katastrophe"DimplesBurbank, CaliforniaMarch 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)

When America's first karaoke bar is facing closure, Jon decides to go hands on to help this historic establishment.


New Name: N/A [Note 1] 
299"A Horse Walks Into a Bar"Kid Chilleen's Badass BBQBlack Canyon City, ArizonaApril 7, 2013 (2013-04-07)

Jon heads to the Arizona desert to help a family owned bar whose members drink on the job and allow running motorcycles and horses inside, creating health hazards for the customers.


New Name: Chilleen's on 17 (modernized version of old name) 
3010"Meat Sauna"Stand Up ScottsdaleScottsdale, ArizonaApril 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)

Jon journeys to a comedy club, and he must assist the business with achieving more laughter and securing a larger amount of profit from the customers. Reverted back to original name of Stand Up Scottsdale.


New Name: The Laugh Factory [Note 5] [Note 3] 
3111"Don't Mess with Taffer's Wife"Sand DollarLas Vegas, NevadaJuly 7, 2013 (2013-07-07)

A Las Vegas bar owner tries to pick up Nicole, leaving Jon in a frenzy and tough predicament. He also has to get the owner's partner to become a manager, get a new sound to attract more people and loosen gambling rules in their games.


New Name: Bar 702 
3212"Don't Judge a Booze by Its Bottle"CashmereRaleigh, North CarolinaJuly 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)

Jon learns that a North Carolina nightclub has an immature and partying manager and is refilling premium liquor bottles with cheap alcohol and must get the owner to hold him and his employees accountable to save his bar.


New Name: Duæl (The third letter is a superposition of "a" and "e", making the name both "Dual" and "Duel") 
3313"Two Flew Over the Handlebars"Handlebar CafePawcatuck, ConnecticutJuly 21, 2013 (2013-07-21)

Jon tries to get two partying sisters to stop binge drinking in order to save a biker bar.


New Name: Handlebar and Grill (modernized version of old name) 
3414"There's No Crying in the Bar Business"Barlow'sTucker, GeorgiaJuly 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)

Jon must put an end to a feud with two owners, whose bitter resentment towards each other is allowing their staff to get away with theft, drinking on the job, and constant fighting at their failing sports bar. Note: This is the first time a female chef expert is helping with the food aspect of a bar.


New Name: The Comeback 
3515"Play. Some. Janet. Jackson!"GipsyLas Vegas, NevadaAugust 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)

Jon looks to save Las Vegas' first gay nightclub from its verbally abusive and intoxicated owner.

Note: This is the first episode whose epilogue specifically states that the bar has closed down since Jon's visit. In this case, the owner expressed his belief that the overhaul was a mistake, then closed the bar two days after its relaunch.


New Name: SBLV (South Beach Las Vegas) [Note 2] 
3616"Characters Assassination"Characters QuartersGarner, North CarolinaAugust 11, 2013 (2013-08-11)

Jon deals with a Yankee family who is having trouble adapting to a more Dixie environment, mostly because the brother is a hot-head who verbally insults his family and staff, and the other members wear ridiculous costumes to support one of the worst concepts Jon has seen to date. The episode also had a flashback to the infamous Piratz Tavern episode.


New Name: Moonrunners Saloon 
3717"Corking the Hole"CliquesHope Mills, North CarolinaAugust 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)

Jon must humble up an arrogant and stubborn U.S. Marine/bar owner who bulldogs his employees and fails to capture the local military personnel due to poor design choices.


New Name: 22 Klicks 
3818"A Bar Full of Bull"Libad's Bar & GrilleNew Bedford, MassachusettsAugust 25, 2013 (2013-08-25)

Jon tries to help two siblings from wasting their father's retirement with a rickety mechanical bull, get a hold of their inexperienced, over-pouring bartenders, and help recover from a family loss that had the owners closing the kitchen, in a New England whaling community.

Note: This is the first time the bar owner is watching the recon of the bar with Taffer.


New Name: Libad's Seaside Tavern (modernized version of old name) 
3919"Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas"The HammerLas Vegas, NevadaSeptember 8, 2013 (2013-09-08)

Jon helps repair the strained relationship of two classically trained chefs who have a blue collar bar in desperate need of help.


New Name: Hammer & Ales (modernized version of old name) 
4020"Barely Above Water"Marley's on the BeachWarwick, Rhode IslandSeptember 15, 2013 (2013-09-15)

Jon tries to save a marriage and a bar by splitting one bar into two, but has trouble with an inexperienced staff, including a good, but frustrated cook, and the husband not doing anything to help. First time the landlord and rival business owner appear as part of the recon team.


New Name: St. Michelle's Beach Club [Note 6] [Note 2] 
4121"Crappy Cantina"Rocky Point CantinaTempe, ArizonaOctober 6, 2013 (2013-10-06)

Jon must do a reality check on a bar whose oblivious owner, ill-conceived death metal theme, and filthy bathrooms are driving away the college-age crowd.

Note: For this episode, Jon's experts assess the problems in the bar without him being there. He stays outside and watches footage of their visit, then enters after the staff has cleaned the bar.


New Name: Havana Cabana [Note 2] 
4222"Jon of the Dead"The Underworld Grill & BarLas Vegas, NevadaOctober 13, 2013 (2013-10-13)

Jon encounters poor food service, tacky decor, and deep distrust between employees and management as he tries to save a Halloween/horror-themed bar run by two former rockers.


New Name: The End 
4323"Grandpa Got Run Over by His Grandkids"Kerry's Sports PubLas Vegas, NevadaOctober 20, 2013 (2013-10-20)

Jon confronts a bar owner's adult grandchildren, whose lax oversight of inventory and money handling has brought the bar close to failure.

Note: This is the second episode where the bar owner watches the recon with Taffer.


New Name: Bacon Bar 
4424"Hurricane Jon vs. Hurricane Sandy"Bungalow BarRockaway, New YorkOctober 27, 2013 (2013-10-27)

Jon faces the triple challenge of rebuilding a bar that was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, getting the five brothers who own it to set aside their disagreements, and retraining staff members who are long out of practice.

Note: For this episode, the staff training and stress test were done at a bar in Manhattan, since the Bungalow Bar was undergoing extensive reconstruction. Prior to the grand re-opening, the owners of Turtle Bay (re-branded as Spirits on Bourbon, episode 1 of season 3) visited to present the staff with a new set of souvenir cups and a $5,000 donation. As Jon prepared to leave, the owners presented him with an autographed picture of an American flag raised amid Hurricane Sandy's floodwaters, framed with wood taken from the portions of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk that were destroyed in the storm.


New Name: Bungalow Bar & Restaurant (modernized version of old name) 
4525"Drunk & Dirty Dolls"The AlibiLas Vegas, NevadaNovember 3, 2013 (2013-11-03)

A motorsports bar's female-unfriendly theme and its employees' vulgar behavior - including heavy drinking on the job and display of a sex doll - prompt Jon to push the owner to reassert control over the business.


New Name: Garnet Lounge [Note 2] 
4626"Empty Bottles Full Cans"MT BottleMurfreesboro, TennesseeNovember 10, 2013 (2013-11-10)

A Tennessee bar without a liquor license has severe sanitation problems in the kitchen and basement, female bartenders who routinely flash their breasts at customers, and an owner who has a reputation for ingenuity yet leaves all the hands-on work to his wife.


New Name: Bottles & Cans 
4727"Hole in None"Fairways Golf & GrillMurfreesboro, TennesseeNovember 17, 2013 (2013-11-17)

Surveillance on a golf-themed bar reveals terrible sanitary conditions and incompetence in the kitchen that threaten to ruin the owner's investment.


New Name: Brew U 
4828"Music City Mess"BoondoxXx BBQ & Juke JointNashville, TennesseeNovember 25, 2013 (see note)

A country music snob with an explosive personality turns to Jon for help.

Note: The episode was originally supposed to air on November 24, 2013, but was replaced with an encore after the owner was accused of fatally shooting a patron, and then claimed the shooting was in self-defense.[19] However, it aired unintentionally three hours later in a late-night "encore slot" due to technical or human error.[20]


New Name: Pit & Barrel 
4929"Brawlin' Babes"Long Shots Sports BarGrain Valley, MissouriDecember 8, 2013 (2013-12-08)

Jon must help a sports bar's owner and staff overcome long-held infighting, poor training, and a lack of publicity and promotion in order to succeed against the local competition.


New Name: Badlands Country Nightclub 
5030"Twin vs. Twin"R.G.'s LoungeIndependence, MissouriDecember 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)

Jon teams up with the son/nephew of the owners of a failing bar to stop their longtime feud between them.

Note: Taffer watches recon with the owners' son/nephew.


New Name: BARcode 

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c d e This bar kept its original name.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j This bar has since closed.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j This bar has reverted to its original name post-show.
  4. ^ The Local had combined the old and new names, becoming known as Blue Frog's Local 22.
  5. ^ Stand Up, Scottsdale is negotiating for the right to be branded as a franchisee of the Laugh Factory. For the time being it has reverted to its original name of Stand up, Scottsdale!.
  6. ^ St. Michelle's Beach Club had combined the old and new names, becoming known as Marley's Beach Club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taffer's website http://www.jontaffer.com/
  2. ^ ABOUT Bar Rescue http://www.spike.com/shows/bar-rescue
  3. ^ Spike’s Bar Rescue is Casting for Season 3 http://www.spike.com/articles/7568ry/bar-rescue-spike-s-bar-rescue-is-casting-for-season-3
  4. ^ "Spike Orders Two New Reality Series - 2011-01-31 20:51:09 | Broadcasting & Cable". Broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  5. ^ "Picks Up "Bar Rescue" for a Second Round". SPIKE. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  6. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/05/09/spike-tv-renews-bar-rescue-for-fourth-season/181770/
  7. ^ http://www.unlimitedliabilities.com/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Bar Rescue Bios". SPIKE. 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  9. ^ http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Officially-we--now-name-the-worst-Irish-pub-in-America-125624388.html
  10. ^ Nicole Mooradian (March 6, 2012). "Despite 'Bar Rescue,' Breakwall Closes". Redondo Beach Patch. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Say So Long to Swanky Bubbles". Grub Street Philadelphia (New York (magazine)). November 21, 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  12. ^ Wetherbee, Brandon (July 30, 2012). "Bar Rescue' Host Jon Taffer On Piratz Tavern Revolt: 'It Defies Logic". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ Clapper, Bill (July 16, 2011). "The Chicken Bone, Angry Ham's Opt To Keep Original Names". Framingham Post. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ 'Bar Rescue' Host Jon Taffer On Piratz Tavern Revolt: 'It Defies Logic' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/bar-rescue-taffer-piratz_n_1720145.html
  15. ^ Piratz Tavern Crew On 'Bar Rescue' Host Jon Taffer: 'He's An Idiot' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/15/piratz-tavern-jon-taffer_n_1879172.html
  16. ^ Piratz Tavern Is Still Open: Owner Tracy Rebelo Says She Would Do Reality TV Again, Despite The Bad Experience Of 'Bar Rescue' http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/piratz-tavern-still-open_n_3053144.html
  17. ^ "Bar Rescue" goes bad: Work permits were not obtained http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/23774324/2013/10/24/bar-rescue-goes-bad-business-goes-under
  18. ^ This bar has gone back to The Rocks Laguana Niguel https://www.facebook.com/RocksLagunaNiguel
  19. ^ Wadhwani, Anita (24 November 2013). "Nashville police investigate claim of self-defense in downtown bar slaying; Wayne Mills died in shooting". The Tennessean. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Bar Rescue Episode on 'Pit and Barrel' Airs to Outrage". WZTV. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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