Meet Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer's life’s work is opening, running and fixing bars, nightclubs and restaurants. He’s a respected industry “voice” with nearly 30 years of hands-on experience. Jon is president of the Nightclub & Bar Media Group, chairman of Taffer Dynamics and star and co-executive producer of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” series.

He has touched more than 800 establishments worldwide, and provided expertise in the creation, development and management of casual restaurants, entertainment venues, nightclubs, bars, stadium/arena food service, resort facilities and large theme restaurants.

Known in the industry for his energetic — and sometimes in-your-face — presentations at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade show, Taffer brings his big persona to bear on failing bars as he seeks to help operators revive their livelihoods. He applies the tactics honed through his consulting practice, Taffer Dynamics, and calls upon the many industry pros he knows to assist


Re: Meet Jon Taffer
by: Dimegirl
August 20, 2012

Make sure to take some Aspirin - before you do all that yelling at those bar owners that oh so deserve it!

Re: Meet Jon Taffer
by: swatdude
September 10, 2012

Mt. Taffer, truly enjoyed watching 7 episodes of Bar Rescue last night, for the first time. I am new to the industry and have made my second career change into the Bartending profession. While watching the shows with my wife, I commented on how I would love to follow you around for a few months (or longer) and truly learn this business the right way from start, rather than fumble about. I understand trial and error, but you have got this down...!!! Thank you Sir. Respectfully Submitted, Michael L. Robinson

Re: Meet Jon Taffer
by: rochelle
August 6, 2013

I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!!! i have seen every episode. It has always been a dream of mine to open a lounge and club.Ive already started doing my research and i have started my business plan, i would love to work with Mr.Taffer so that my place can be the absolute best that it can be the first time around.