2014 Bar Rescue Events

Bar Rescue During the hit show “Bar Rescue” on Spike TV nightlife expert Jon Taffer travels around the country and employs his expertise to return struggling bars to the cash cows they once were. But he doesn’t work alone.  Taffer works with leading industry experts to help train the staff on methods of improving food/drink preparation, customer service, and efficiency, overhauling multiple aspects of the business in the process. 

Check out all of the upcoming "Bar Rescue" Events:


Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show
Featuring: "Bar Rescue" Recommended Sessions + Keynote

Mach 24-26, 2014
Las Vegas Convention Center

For the third year running the Nightclub & Bar Show will bring these experts to show attendees through their Bar Rescue Recommended Sessions.  Mr. Taffer himself will also be in attendance and delivering a business and life changing Keynote Presentation on Wednesday, March 26. Bar Rescue Recommended Sessions Include:

Bar Rescue: Where Are They Now? - Moderator: Thom Greco, Owner, Greco Holdings, Inc Panelists: Past "Rescue" Owners
Monday, March 24, 2014 ♦ 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Las Vegas Convention Center 

Ever wonder what happened to that bar you saw on an episode of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue"? Well, now is your chance to find out! Rescued owners will share their insights on where they were before the show, the struggles during and how they used what they learned to succeed. You'll walk away with stories of the struggles and successes of crawling out of the sea of debt and into new profitable beginnings.

Going Above and Beyond Behind the Bar - Russell Davis, President, Unlimited Liabilities
Monday, March 24, 2014 ♦ 2:10pm - 3:00pm 
Las Vegas Convention Center 

A bartender can either make or break a bar’s reputation as there are many significant aspects of the trade. The importance of hospitality in this industry cannot be stressed enough. Showmanship behind the bar will be demonstrated and explained along with the importance of having a life outside of work. Russell Davis, 2012 Nightclub & Bar Bartender of the Year, will cover all the facets of aiding in the development of great bartenders in order to better your business and increase their tips.

One Tequila, Two Tequila, 10? - Elayne Duff, Mixologist/Ambassador, Diageo and Kevin Vanegas, Director of Tequila, Wirtz Beverage
Monday, March 24, 2014 ♦ 4:10pm - 5:00pm 
Las Vegas Convention Center 

What goes into the making of tequila? Sure, the blood, sweat and tears of the craftsmen who create it. But what else? The famous agave fields of Mexico are the heart and soul of tequila. Soil, altitude, plant spacing and sun exposure are crucial factors in determining an agave’s size and flavor. In this seminar, we’ll “dig” into the roots of tequila, exploring how each small step in the agricultural and technical process has a big effect on the quality of the final liquid and which tequilas you need to have at your bar. Guests will have the opportunity to compare and contrast distillates from Mexico's different tequila producing regions and will leave with a “deep” understanding of Mexico's terroir, how agave is grown, harvested, the regulations within the industry, and how to maximize the spirit at your bar.

Raising Profits with Pizza - Tony Gemignani, Owner / Pizza Chef - Tony’s Coal Fired Pizza
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 ♦ 3:00pm - 3:50pm 
Las Vegas Convention Center 

Pizza, one of the highest profit margins and most controllable food costs in the business. Attendees will learn and receive everything they need to know on how to incorporate fresh house made pizza into their bar or nightclub. Recipes such as dough made with micro beer, sauces, artisan pizzas, and house made Anchor Steam sausages will be passed along with equipment list, quote, layout, sample menu, pricing, beer and cocktail pairing. Specialty pizzas using Campari, Jaegermeister, and Fernet reductions will be passed as samples to all attendees. The investment is minimal and the profits are tremendous. Special guests will be Mixologist Elmer Mejicanos and Beer Specialist Ricky Lewis.

Raise The Bar - Jon Taffer, President, Nightclub & Bar Media Group and Star/Executive Producer, Spike TV’s Bar Rescue
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 ♦ 11:15am - 12:00pm
Las Vegas Convention Center 

If there is anyone that can keep a bar from going belly up, it's Jon Taffer. Widely considered the greatest authority in the bar business, Taffer will bring his direct, no-nonsense approach to attendees during this profoundly impactful keynote presentation. He'll share his strategies for eliciting just the right emotional reactions from your staff and your customers.

Bar Rescue recommended session are included in all three conference passes. Register by January 31 and save up to 30% off all Conference Passes including the new VIP Pass (you can have it all). www.ncbshow.com

In addition, show attendees will have the opportunity to stop by the Spike TV booth (#801) on the trade show floor. Special appearances are expected and mentors will be present to help with all of your business needs.  


To register for the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Show and attend these "Bar Rescue" Recommended Sessions,  click here.

Rescue Tour Jon Taffer's Rescue Tour Workshop

Various Locations

Presented by Nightclub & Bar Media Group, Jon Taffer’s Rescue Tour continues into its third year with an inspiring new workshop for bar owners, managers, bartenders, chefs, and other hospitality industry professionals aiming to take their career and business to a higher level of success.

Additional stops for the third annual Rescue Tour will include:

New York, NY – Spring 2014

St. Louis, MO – Spring 2014

Scottsdale, AZ – Spring 2014

Dates and locations will be announced soon. Check www.ncbrescuetour.com for more information and updates.