Bar Rescue: Episode Recap

Bar Rescue

Mandala Down

A self-proclaimed “nightlife expert” afflicted by mounting debt and a ballooning ego butts heads with Jon Taffer as he battles to show him the error of his ways.

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Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around the Los Angeles Brewing Company

When Richard first invested in the Los Angeles Brewing Company it was making $2 Million dollars a year. However, unfortunately, there was a legal dispute and Richard convinced his family to lend him $250 thousand dollars for a buyout.

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Bar Rescue Friar Tucks

Can Taffer Turn Around Friar Tucks?

Friar Tucks had been one of Pomona’s most successful bars since the 80’s and Ivan’s first few years were busy and profitable earning $60,000 a month but is now losing $4,000 a month.

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Bar Rescue: Taffer Turns Around Sandbar Sports Grill in Miami Florida

Taffer Turns Around Sandbar Sports Grill

Shortly after Albert Borrero purchased this Miami U hot spot in 2007, he was swimming in cash. After the local government changed legislation however, he lost his clientele and his profits.

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Heat Restaurant & Lounge

Heat Restaurant & Lounge Needs to Ele-vate Their Standards

Can Taffer take this tacky strip club in Downtown Florida and elevate their standards to make this bar female friendly?

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Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around Toucans Oceanside Bar & Grill

In 2004 best friends and New Jersey natives, Jamie and John teamed up with the goal to open a bar 40 minutes north of Miami in sunny Hollywood, Florida. After all the hard work, owning the bar started to become fun and money was flowing. Then Jamie was hit by a storm he couldn’t weather.

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Bar Rescue

The UnderGround Wonderbar has Lost Its Wonder

Can Jon Taffer take the most stubborn owner he's ever had and turn her music venue with a bar into a bar with live music?

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Second Base

Second Base (Almost) Gets Rescued for a Second Time

Extreme Sports Bar & Grill was rescued and transformed into Second Base in 2012. After the bar fell apart again, will Taffer be able to rescue it a second time?

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Packy's Pub becomes Campbell's Irish Pub on Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around Packy's Pub

In 1986, Patrick “Packy” Campbell, immigrated to the states from Ireland and got involved in the bar business in order to live the American dream. Wanting to test his luck, Packy opened his own bar and when Packy’s Pub first opened it was busy all the.

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Taffer Turns Around Y-Not 3

Taffer Transforms Y-Not 3

Taffer takes on an outdated bar with a careless owner, can he whip them both into shape or will Y-Not 3 be the last of a dying breed?

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Bar Rescue Episode Recap - Dirty Rooster/Lake Marie Lodge

Taffer Turns Around the Dirty Rooster

In 2013, best friends Rob and Steve embarked on a mission – owning and operating a successful bar in Antioch, Illinois. Once their feet were wet, all three men were ready to set sail and named the bar the Dirty Rooster.

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Taffer Turns Around Plush

Taffer Turns Around Plush

The Keswick Theater brings in 100,000 people every year to Glenside, PA. Can Taffer get them to stop in before and after showtime for cocktails at Plush?

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Bar Rescue Lickety Split Episode on Spike TV

Taffer Turns Around Lickety Split

In 2003, former Philadelphia detective, Tom Gaylord, who spent 20 years in the force, retired and bought Lickety Split. But Tom’s 27 arduous years in law enforcement began to take a toll on him and as the drinking got more out of control, so did Tom’s behavior.

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Jack's Ale House on Bar Rescue

Can Jack's Ale House Make It Through Another Renovation?

Jack's Ale House went through a long renovation which they could not recover from. Can Taffer ban these brothers together and bring back their customers?

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Bar Rescue Laguna Lounge Episode Recap

Taffer Turns Around Laguna Lounge

Ivan ran Laguna Lounge with his two sons Josh and Jeremiah attempting to make it a hot spot for Latin music. However, Ivan focused all of his attention on being a DJ; but while he spun bar sales dropped.

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Taffer Turns Around Rhythm & Brews

Taffer Ups the Tempo at Rhythm & Brews

This Staten Island bar has a complete disconnect to it's market. Can Taffer get the bikers out of Rhythm & Blues and get the classy clientele in?

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Taffer Turns Around Undisputed Sports Bar & Grill

Taffer Turns Around Undisputed Sports Bar & Grill

Can Taffer take Undisputed Sports Bar & Grill, a run down bar with a history of violence, and turn it into a cocktail bar worthy of respectable customers?

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Jon Taffer Turns around Artful Dodger on Spike TV's Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around Artful Dodger

Jon Taffer brings in Phil Wills and Jessie Barns to help turn around Mike Conforti's Artful Dodger nightclub in Huntington, NY on the latest episode of Spike TV's hit show Bar Rescue.

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Bar Rescue The End Zone

Taffer Turns Around The End Zone

Despite their long term friendship, The End Zone owners don’t see eye to eye on running the business. If Justin and Sean can’t iron out their differences they stand to lose everything.

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Marys Outpost

Taffer is Thirsty to Lay Into the Owner of Mary's Outpost

The owner of Mary's Outpost is disrespectful to all women and his manager wife is no exception. Will Taffer change this owners' outlook on females in order to save this business?

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Oasis Hookah Bar

Oasis Hookah Bar Goes Up in Smoke

Oasis is a devastatingly filthy hookah bar in Omaha, Nebraska with absolutely no hookah market. What will Taffer come up with in order to turn around this failing business?

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When Life Doesn't Give You Lemons, What Does a Bar Do?

Pat's Cocktails is owned by an absentee owner and run by a neglecting manager. Can Taffer come in to save this business and help the attentive bartenders make money to provide for their families?

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Bryant's Ice House

Taffer Melts Bryant's Ice House

Taffer takes Bryant's Ice House a trashy biker bar with argumentative employees and transforms it into The Wildcatter Saloon, a money-making, comfortable environment.

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The Tailgate

Taffer Exchanges The Tailgate In for a More Youthful Bar

The Tailgate is an unnoticeable bar in Saugus, CA with three colleges surrounding it. Can Taffer get a younger crowd into this bar to make it a hip place for college kids to hang out?

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Scoreboard

Agave Juntion Cantina: One Million, Scoreboard: -10

Scoreboard is a bar in Norwalk, California with a lack of trained employees and a serious absence in management. Can Taffer turn owner Michelle into a real manager or will the business be consumed by her debt?

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Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around KC's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

KC’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill a private club in Kansas City was wildly popular as the only smoking bar in the area bringing in $41,000 a month.

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Sorites

Taffer Goes on a Sortie at O'Banion's Bar & Grill

O'Banion's is a bar in Nebraska with a confusing concept, lack of clientele and badly behaved owner. Can Taffer rescue the drunken owner and the bar?

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Bar Rescue

Taffer Gives RG's Lounge a New BARcode

RG's Lounge is a failing bar that resides one mile away from two professional sports stadiums. The bar is failing because owners and twin brothers, Rick and Randy, cannot put aside their differences. Can Taffer rescue this family?

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Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around Long Shots Sports Bar

Former hot shot marketing executive, Mark Wilson bought a failing bar thinking that he could turn it around; assuming that he could hire a couple of hot bartenders to sling drinks and keep the customers flocking to the bar. However, the gaggle of girls that Mark brought in didn’t get along and he...

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Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around Fairways Golf & Grill

Fairways owner, Richard, is unable to chip away at his $150,000 debt. With his house on the line and his dreams in a sand trap, Richard has two months before he’ll need to close the doors for good.

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Bottles and Cans

Taffer Leaves the M T Bottles Behind to Make Room for the Full Bottles and Cans

M T Bottle is a failing, beer only bar in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with a sexy feel and a lazy owner, can Taffer turn this brown bagging liability into a classy redneck money maker?

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Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around Alibi

The Alibi, with its motor sports theme, fails to flag down any women and the female bartenders are a terrible representation of women behind the bar.

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Bungalow Bar

Hurricane Sandy Rocks Bungalow Bar Away

Hurricane Sandy left Bungalow Bar in Rockaway Beach, NY in shambles. The once successful bar has worked countless hours to redo their bar and get back for the summer but only have five days left. Can Taffer pull together Bungalow in this short amount of time?

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Kerry's Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around Kerry's

Las Vegas boasts more than 200 sports bars that generate more than $200 million a year. Kerry’s Sports Bar in North Las Vegas fails to capture any of that money and is on the verge of being knocked down.

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The End

Can Taffer Save Underworld Grill and Bar From Going Under?

Underworld Grill and Bar is a failing horror themed bar in Las Vegas. Will Jon Taffer be able to take this spooky theme, warp it and make it work?

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Rocky Point Cantina Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around Rocky Point Cantina

With no prior experience, Scott mismanaged Rocky Point Cantina from the start. Now, the bar is now losing up to $10,000 a month and Fran and Mary have depleted their retirement; currently $1.5 million in debt.

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Marley's on the Beach

Lifegaurd Taffer Rescues Marley's on the Beach

Marley's on the Beach in Warwick, RI has found themselves losing $4,000 a month and $250,000 in the hole, can Taffer come in and rescue them from drowning on their own beach?

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Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around The Hammer

Located in an industrial area one mile from the famed Las Vegas Strip sits The Hammer. Opened in 2010 by Chris Sarrett and Mitch Watson, two classically trained chefs and best friends.

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Libad's

Taffer Turns Around Libad’s

Barry DeMelo gave his retirement to his daughter Jessica in 2005 to purchase Libad’s. Upon opening, Libad’s enjoyed early success as the only watering hole in the seaside fishing town.

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22 Klicks Bar & Grill

Taffer Turns Around Cliques

Cliques is a failing military bar just 12 miles away from the U.S. Army's largest military base, Fort Bragg. Can Taffer save Cliques before the white flag is thrown?

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Bar Rescue Characters Quarters

Taffer Turns Around Characters Quarters

Owner Guy Wavra and his parents have over $350,000 invested in Characters Quarters. Upon opening the bar drew crowds curious to see the concept. Cashing in on the curiosity the bar was bringing in $80,000 a month.

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Gipsy

The Owner that Couldn't be Rescued

Due to Paul’s irresponsible management style, it is now losing $15,000 a month and in a whopping $2 million in debt when he finally decided to seek help. Can Taffer rescue this Gipsy Nightclub?

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Comeback

Taffer Turns Around Barlow’s

Two year after purchasing Barlow’s Bar & Grill with her husband, Susan Wood found herself divorced and without a partner.

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Handlebar and Grill

Taffer Handles the Handlebar Cafe

The Handlebar Café in Pawcatuck, CT set themselves up for failure with immaturity and over pouring. They found themselves losing $4,000 a month and with only 3 months before being forced to close.

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Bar Rescue

Taffer Turns Around Cashmere

With 40 bars and 15 nightclubs to compete against, Cashmere began to unravel and Brandon is now $250 thousand in debt and two months away from losing both of his businesses.

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Stand Up Scottsdale / Laugh Factory

Season 3 Episode 10: Enamored with the comedy scene, Nathan put up $180K with the plan of having Howard act as managing owner.

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Chilleen's on 17

Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ Steakhouse

Haling from a long line of restaurateurs Scott Chilleen and his wife Donna took on their family business in 2003 when they bought Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ. But after four years in the black Scott and Donna starting reveling in their small success as they went from serving drinks to throwing them...

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Dimples

Taffer Turns Around Dimples

Season 3 Episode 8: The first karaoke bar in America is situated just four miles from Hollywood in Burbank, CA. Owner Sal opened Dimples – a Hollywood themed Karaoke bar named after the Shirley Temple movie – in 1982.

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Lona's Recap

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. Lona’s philosophy for her business was if she could work 80 hours a week for someone else, then she could do it for...

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The Kasbah

The Kasbah

Season 3 Episode 6: The Kasbah, a nightclub plagued by thugs and security issues, is situated nine miles east of Downtown Denver in Aurora, Colorado.

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Bar Rescue

Zan Z Bar / Solids & Stripes

Season 3 Episode 5: Israeli born Ami move to the US with $200 in his pocket in search of the American dream and after owning and running bakeries in New York, he decided to cash in his life savings and open Zan Z Bar in Denver’s emerging downtown.

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The Brixton / Rocket Room 6

Season 3 Episode 4: The Brixton owned by Sara and Tim has struggled to keep up with the budding culture due to the attitude and abrasive personality Tim gives to every customer that walk through the door.

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AnneX

TJ Quills/AnneX

Nestled between two large universities, TJ Quills, is run more like a frat house than a legitimate business.

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Metal and Lace

Taffer Turns Around Headhunters

Season 3 Episode 2: Headhunters, a once thriving bar in Austin, TX, has become a dilapidated, cockroach infested pile of garbage due to the years of negligence by owner Steve Richie.

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Bar Rescue

Turtle Bay/Spirits on Bourbon

Owners Brad Bohanna and Steve Smith opened Turtle Bay on the famous Bourbon Street in New Orleans after Brad was bought out by his former partners at Treasure Isle.

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Bar Rescue

Extremes Sports Bar

Terry Bryant left landscaping in 2003 to buy a failing bar in Orange, CA. He reopened the bar as Extremes Sports Bar. At first the bar was a success, bringing in $12,000 a month, with its main attraction being the scantily clothed bartenders.

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Rocks

Scott Terheggen left his lucrative real estate career 16 years ago to open Rocks in Laguna Niguel, California. This beach community, located along the Pacific Ocean, is surrounded by six different colleges and has a population of 63 thousand.

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Bar Rescue

Win Place or Show

Win Place or Show is so bad that the bar has never turned a profit since it opened under the shadow of its former hardcore bike bar. Some of the problems Win Place and Show faces include poor menus, flat beer, and horrible branding.

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Weber's Rum Bar and Grill

Weber's Place

Weber’s Place, a local bar owned by Kervin Cinton, should be doing everything in it power to attract a young free-spending crowd. However, Weber’s is having an identity crisis and lacks direction.

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The O.P.

The Olive Pit

The Olive Pit was profitable at first costing on its built-in clientele but after year of neglect with a crumbling interior, profits began to take a huge dive. Losing $5,000 a month and food sales bringing in a mere $25-$150 per day the Olive Pit is only months away from closing.

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Mystique

Mystique Nightclub

Successful former promoters, Torres Anwar and Darren Cummings purchased Mystique Nightclub in West Palm Beach, FL thinking that they would be sitting pretty. Unfortunately, that's not the case.

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Murphy's Law

Murphy's Mess

It was a family affair on the J.A. Murphy’s episode of Bar Rescue when Jon Taffer calls on his daughter, Samantha Taffer, to help him out.

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Bamboo

Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar

Owner Frank Talerico made the biggest investment of his life in 2004 when he purchased the Ocean Manor Hotel out of bankruptcy. Complete with a hurricane damaged poolside bar.

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Piratz Tavern

Piratz Tavern

Yo-ho, Yo-ho, it’s a Pirates life for me. Or in this case, the staff at Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring, MD.

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