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Bar Rescue: Anatomy of a Rescue
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Creating New Grub for a Houston Sports Hub    

Things get completely out of hand at End Zone sports bar in Katy, Texas. The staff is so disfunction that there are two separate fights, broken equipment, and two owners that are one second away from swinging at one another. Can Taffer save this place?More>>

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Mary's Outpost is Thirsty for Some Business   

The owner of Mary's Outpost is a chauvinistic, womanizer who has no respect for his business or his wife. Can Taffer turn around this owner in order to turn around his business?More>>

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Oasis Hookah Bar is Suffering a Severe Drought   

Oasis Hookah Bar in Omaha is the most disgusting bar Taffer has ever seen; people get sick after drinking there, garbage is stacked up next to customers and there are even rats. Can Taffer come in and clean this place up?More>>

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The Staff at Bryant's Ice House Gets Wild...Cattered   

Jeff, a former accountant, poured over a million dollars into Bryant's Ice House, a biker bar with a bad reputation and an even worse location and badly behaved employees. Can Taffer get customers in the door and the employees to stop fighting?More>>

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Taffer Transforms The Tailgate   

The Tailgate is an unappealing bar in Cali with serious family drama. Can Taffer take this unrefined, uncool bar and turn it into a hot spot for a hip, youthful crowd?More>>

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Scoreboard is Disqualified Due to Lack of Management   

Taffer takes on Scoreboard in Norwalk, CA, a bar owned by a couple with no management skills and a knack for filth. Can he clean this place up and get them out of their $364,000 debt to their father?More>>

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Operation for Mission Possible at O'Banion's Bar & Grill   

O'Banion's Bar & Grill used to be prosperous but part owner Jerry took his behavior to an extreme and is drinking away the profits and owners Dave and Steve are sick of it. Can Taffer come in and not only rescue the bar but its owners?More>>

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The BARcode of RG's Lounge has Officially Expired   

RG's Lounge is a failing bar less than a mile away from two professional sports stadiums in Missouri. Can Taffer rescue these twin owners from their family and financial problems in this sports loving community?More>>

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Badlands Intrudes on Whiskey Tango    

In 2008, former hot shot marketing executive, Mark Wilson bought a failing bar thinking that he could turn it around.More>>

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Fairways Gets Stuck In the Sand Trap   

After ten year in finance Richard Jordan took a swing at the bar business and invested his lifetime earning into Fairways, a golf themed bar.More>>

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M T Bottle is About to Get Canned by Taffer   

M T Bottles is a Tennessee bar that has fallen subject to a BYOB policy and pure laziness. Can Taffer light a fire under the owner at M T Bottles and turn this bar around?More>>

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Alibi Spins Out of Control   

After decades of busting his way up from dishwasher to manager, Artie Coury opened his own bar as his retirement plan in 1998 and staffed it with his longtime friends including his friend Joey as manager. More>>

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Rebuilding Bungalow One Drink at a Time After Hurricane Sandy   

After Hurricane Sandy, Bungalow Bar in Rockaway, New York was completely wiped out leaving a set of five Irish brothers to rebuild their once successful business. Taffer comes in to take over the reigns and restore hope.More>>

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Taffer Helps Kerry's Bring Home The Bacon   

North Las Vegas is ten miles from the world famous strip and houses 80 thousand people; the majority being blue collar workers 21 – 39 years old. This city does not host any professional sports teams but it boasts more than 200 sports bars that generate more than $200 million a year. Kerry’s...More>>

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Underworld Grill and Bar Reaches The End   

Las Vegas has the perfect demographics for a bar to be sucessful, but somehow the horror themed bar Underworld is failing fast. Can Taffer take this spooky staff and turn around their attitudes and their business?More>>

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Hasta La Vista to a Crappy Cantina   

In 2010, Fran and Mary Massimiano bought Rocky Point Cantina, a Mexican themed bar only a few block away from Arizona State University, as a retirement investment for their two sons Scott and Jason.More>>

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Life's Not Always a Beach..at Marley's   

Warwick, RI is home to 83,000 people, a beautiful Atlantic shore line and the failing Marley’s on the Beach. Can Taffer step in and keep this beachfront bar from sinking?More>>

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The Hammer Gets Ale'd   

In 2010, Chris Sarrett and Mitch Watson, two classically trained chefs and best friends, decided to go into business together and opened The Hammer. More>>

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Taffer Takes On A Bar Full of Bull   

In 2005, Jessica DeMelo earned a business degree and put it to practice by opening a bar. To help Jessica get started, her father Barry gave her his retirement and bought the building for $285,000. Jessica made her brother David a business partner to work at the bar in his spare time. In honor of...More>>

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Will Cliques Have to Wave their White Flag?   

Cliques is a failing military bar just 13 miles away from the Army's largest military base in the country, Fort Bragg. Taffer takes over so Cliques does not have to wave their white flag.More>>

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Characters Quarters Puts Stock in a New Race   

In 2010 after relocating to North Carolina, Long Island born Guy Wavra left the real-estate business and opened a character themed bar with financial help from his mom Helen and stepdad Charlie Alexander. Guy’s sister Alex was hired as a server to complete the family affair. More>>

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BRANDON! Make Me a Drink and THEN Call Bar Rescue!   

The owner of Gipsy Nightclub in Las Vegas has found himself in $2 million of debt because of his irresponsible management style and heavy drinking. Can Taffer turn this one around?More>>

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Can Barlow’s Comeback?   

Two year after purchasing Barlow’s Bar & Grill with her husband, Susan Wood found herself divorced and without a partner. Susan admits that since they purchased the bar they have never see a “heyday” where the bar was profitable. More>>

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The Handlebar Cafe Gets Grilled   

The Handlebar Café in Pawcatuck, CT has set themselves up for failure and they have found themselves in a $25,000 deficit with only 3 months left before going bankrupt.More>>

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All In With Duel Ultra Nightclub   

In 2009 after establishing a successful landscaping business entrepreneur Brandon Klintworth poured $210 thousand into Cashmere, a martini nightclub. As the hot new club on the block Cashmere became an instant hit and was doing upwards of $60 thousand a month and then all the competition came...More>>

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Stand Up Scottsdale Becomes Laugh Factory    

Season 3 Episode 10: After cruising the LA comedy circuit and a painful divorce Howard Hughes moved back to Scottsdale where he teamed up with investment banker Nathan Learner and opened Stand Up Scottsdale in 2012.More>>

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Kid Chilleen's Grows Up   

Haling from a long line of restaurateurs Scott Chilleen and his wife Donna took on their on family business in 2003 when they bought Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ.More>>

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Dimples Gets Its Encore   

Season 3 Episode 8: In 1982 after 20 years in the bar business, Sal opened Dimples – a Hollywood themed karaoke bar named after the Shirley Temple movie.More>>

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Lona’s Wardlow Station Hits the City Limits   

Lona bought a 30,000 square foot bar in 1999; at the time Lona’s Wardlow Station was a busy, blue collar bar in split between two cities, Long Beach and Signal Hill, California.More>>

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The Kasbah Gets Secured    

Season 3 Episode 6: When Shelton Bouknight invested his 401K into The Kasbah in 1997, it was the first old school dance club in the Denver area. The Kasbah was an overnight success breaking into an unexploited market; in the first few years.More>>

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Zan Z Bar becomes Solids & Stripes    

Season 3 Episode 5: Bars and restaurants in Denver Colorado have created a lively party atmosphere that appeals to a younger demographic. Failing to grab this demographic is Zan Z Bar – a billiards bar whose cheap drinks and free pool draw an undesirable crowd. More>>

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The Brixton Takes Off As Rocket Room 6   

Season 3 Episode 4: Newlyweds Tim and Sara bought The Brixton, a failing punk rock themed dive bar on the world famous 6th street in the heart of Austin, TX. Once Sara and Tim took over the bar they did little to improve the venue.More>>

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TJ Quill’s Gets AnneX’ed    

Episode 3 Season 3: Uptown New Orleans should be the perfect location to turn a profit, with populated universities nearby filled with thirsty college students craving a hang out spot. More>>

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Headhunters Becomes Metal And Lace   

Season 3 Episode 2: In 2003 Steve Richie left the field of engineering and opened Headhunters, a no rules tiki bar and live music venue on the red river district of Austin, TX.More>>

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Turtle Bay Becomes Spirits On Bourbon   

After having his portion of Tropical Isle bought out by the other two owners, Brad Bohannan decided to venture out on his own and open Turtle Bay on Bourbon Street in New Orleans directly across from Tropical Isle.More>>

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From Extremes to Second Base    

Situated along a busy street, lined with strip malls and empty storefronts, Extremes Sports bar would have been invisible if not for the gigantic purple-framed lightbox sign with the lettering “Extremes” in nondescript black font on a field of cheap fluorescent white.More>>

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Rocks is Reborn as the Electrifying Power Plant.   

Scott Terheggen left his lucrative real estate career to open Rocks in Laguna Niguel, California. This beach community is located along the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by six different colleges.More>>

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Win, Place or Show becomes American Live   

In 2010 decorated retired career navy man, Barry Rogers, decides to take $50,000, his entire life savings, and invest it in what had once been an unpopular biker bar in Fairfield, OH.More>>

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Weber’s Transforms into an Island Oasis Rum Bar   

Like many bars, Weber’s Place opened with a perfect formula for failure. Located in Reseda, a suburb of Los Angeles, Jon Taffer and his team were able to give this failing bar an identity as a rum bar. More>>

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The Black Sheep   

Jon Taffer turns around The Black Sheep in Cheviot, Ohio.More>>

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The Olive Pit is reborn as O.P.   

A frequent watering hole for the local blue-collar crowd, The Olive Pit, located in Orange, California, is the dive bar that nobody knows about—though it’s been around since 1962.More>>

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Out With Mystique and in With a New Aura   

A person walking into a venue forms an opinion within the first three to five steps. However, in the case of Mystique Lounge in West Palm Beach, FL, opinions are formed before the customer even gets to the front door. And it’s not a positive opinion.More>>

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J.A. Murphy’s is reborn as Murphy’s Law   

Two college buddies whimsically decide to open a bar in 2009. For the first year, J.A. Murphy’s was very successful. Since 2011, however, the bar has become a run-down place for the frat boy-type to get wasted.More>>

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Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar    

As only one of three tiki bars left is South Florida, Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar was once a South Florida hot spot. But this beach front bar has turned into a South Florida disaster.More>>

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Piratz Tavern is Reborn as Sleek Corporate Bar & Grill   

Piratz feels a bit like a haven for misfits and the buccaneer business owner, Tracy Rebelo, had no background in running a bar; acting more like a mother figure to her quirky staff, than a boss.More>>

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Shifting into High Gear   

When an owner who can’t separate his business from his friendships and imposes no discipline on his staff is combined with a bar concept that’s easily confused with an auto-repair shop and has ticked off the city brass, patrons get a bar that’s driving the fast lane to failure. More>>

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From Dingy to Classy: Yorba Linda's Canyon Inn   

As the only bar in Yorba Linda, Calif., that has a liquor license safely grandfathered, Canyon Inn has served generations of Orange County customers. But because it’s focus has morphed, Canyon Inn now is a confused little spot with an identity crisis.More>>

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Looking to Score at Champs   

Jon Taffer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" takes on perhaps his biggest challenge yet as he looks to turnaround Champs, the oldest -- and now failing -- sports bar in Burbank, Calif. More>>

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The Chicken Bone: Can This Bird Fly?   

The Chicken Bone undergoes a star-studded turnaround when Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer comes to Framingham, Mass. along with a team of experts to revive this failing wings-and-live-music venue. More>>

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Blue Frog 22 to The Local: What's In a Name?   

Located in Chicago’s hip, urban River North district, Blue Frog 22’s potential prosperity suffers from a lack of clear leadership and a misguided concept fueled by inexperienced, squabbling co-owners Mimi Witschy and her son, John Reed. Can Jon Taffer and the Bar Rescue team put it on the right...More>>

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Swanky Bubbles to Sheer   

Outdated Champagne bar Swanky Bubbles gets a much-needed makeover from Jon Taffer and Bar Rescue. More>>

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Kilkenny's: From Irish Pub to Beach Bar   

Kilkenny's Irish Pub was once a Redondo Beach, Calif., hotspot, but the bar and its owners Allie and Alexis Speed have fallen on hard times. Can Jon Taffer and the "Bar Rescue" team step in before it's too late?More>>

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Resurrecting The Abbey   

The Abbey once was a top music venue in Chicago, but now the showroom-and-pub venue is failing. Can Jon Taffer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" bring it back to life? More>>

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Downey’s – Back From The Brink   

Downey's Irish Pub & Restaurant was falling apart -- literally -- and owner Dominic Centofonti was out of money, patience and time. Enter Jon Taffer, star of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" to bring it back from the brink of disaster. More>>

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From Angels Sports Bar to Racks Bourbon and Billiards   

Once a go-to sports bar in Corona, Calif., Angels was losing money to bigger and better competitors, and Owner Renee Vicary’s efforts to keep the bar afloat weren’t enough. Enter Jon Taffer, NCB Media Group President, who, with the help of his “Bar Rescue” team of experts, took Angels into...More>>


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