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Bar Rescue: On Location
Peter O'Connor Helps Taffer with Cliques   

After arriving at the bar with Jon Taffer and Chef Nick Liberto, we noticed that the bar was located in a strip mall with very little signage or bar look and feel. The name Cliques sounded more like a female hair salon than a bar; which was the first of this bars downfalls. More>>

Bar Rescue: On Location with Chef Duffy   

As I headed to Garner NC to help save another failing bar I had an odd feeling that this would be a tough one. Jon Taffer has mentioned that the entire family worked at the bar when he asked me to come down and help out. More>>

Chef Brian Duffy Reflects on Handlebar Café’s Transformation    

When called to the Handlebar Café in Pawcatuck, CT, I was well aware that it was a biker bar, however I was unsure what I was going to walk into.More>>

Bar Rescue: Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ Steakhouse   

Pulling up to the Kid Chilleen’s Bad Ass BBQ, it’s a ghost town. It’s dark, it’s down a dirt road and at one point I wondered if I was pulling up to the correct location. For a female in her late 20’s I would have normally kept passing by and suffered the starvation.More>>

Bar Rescue: Chef Duffy On Location At Dimples   

Dimples of Burbank, America's first karaoke bar owned and operated by a bachelor and showman like no other. I hope...More>>

Chef Duffy Dishes On Bar Rescue's ZanZBar    

Yes, people get upset and lash out but you never ever personally attack a staff member. Ami was an attacker. A verbally abusing man from the moment we walked into the place.More>>

Bar Rescue: The Brixton, Austin, TX   

Season 3 Episode 4: Jon Taffer asked me to come down to Austin and help him with the training of the staff and to design a unique drinks theme that would not be found anywhere else in Austin.More>>

Bar Rescue: TJ Quills, New Orleans, LA    

Here’s a scenario, take eight high school buddies, $315K, an obscene amount of booze, a historic bar on the main drag in-between two massive universities plagued with the lore of underage drinking and add a splash of sexual harassment and a blatant disregard for any form of law that states...More>>

Bar Rescue: Turtle Bay, New Orleans    

Bourbon Street in New Orleans is known as the “bar hop” capital of the world. It’s made up of over 50 bars and nightclubs in a single mile long stretch.More>>

Bar Rescue: Extremes Sports Bar in Orange, CA   

Driving up to Extremes Sports bar in Orange, CA, I almost passed it. Set back on a block with multiple storefronts off the main street, it had signage to yawn at. More>>

Bar Rescue: Rocks in Laguna Niguel, CA   

After years of success in Real Estate, Scott Terheggen fulfilled a dream by opening Rocks in 1996, a bar located off the busy Interstate 5 freeway in Laguna Niguel, California—a youthful beach town.More>>

Bar Rescue: Win Place and Show in Fairfield, OH   

My initial reaction as a designer to the front of the building is that it’s got a great deck, great view, but the signage is terrible. It’s not well done, and then name of the place is a little too wordy. Located in Fairfield, Ohio, a small town north of Cincinnati, Win Place and Show, owned by...More>>

Bar Rescue: Weber's in Reseda, CA   

A former strip club, converted to a concert venue that featured punk, rockabilly, and metal bands, with beveled mirrors along one side, Weber’s is an accident that just keeps happening. More>>

The Black Sheep in Cheviot, OH   

In 2007 Owner Scott, a local firefighter, decided to open the Cheviot, Ohio bar The Black Sheep. This family owned bar was a huge success at first, pulling in $70,000 a month however with lack of a functioning management the bar is losing $8,000 a month. More>>

The Olive Pit in Orange, CA   

A frequent watering hole for the local blue-collar crowd, The Olive Pit, opened in 1962 in Orange, California (about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.)More>>

Mystique or Murder?   

Mystique Lounge in West Palm Beach, FL has operated under the shadow of a murder for the past three years. A fight that broke out outside the venue in 2009 escalated, leaving one victim murdered and another seriously injured.More>>

J.A. Murphy’s in Fells Point, Maryland   

J.A. Murphy's is located in the heart of historic Fells Point MD, a fun and thriving area on the water with loads of foot traffic.More>>

Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring, MD   

After a career in corporate communications, Tracy Rebelo went out on a limb and opened Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. But from the beginning, Piratz only attracted a select customer base of Renaissance Fair performers and Saturday afternoon children’s parties. More>>

On Location with “Bar Rescue:” Angry Ham’s Garage, Framingham, Mass.   

Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" taped at Angry Ham's Garage in Framingham, Mass., where Jon Taffer worked to repair a bar suffering from lack of leadership, systems and controls. Will the Taffer fix clean up this mess? More>>

On Location with “Bar Rescue:” The Chicken Bone in Framingham, Mass.   

Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" tackles out-of-control costs and dated decor at The Chicken Bone in Framingham, Mass. Will the bar fly right again? More>>

On Location with "Bar Rescue:" Canyon Inn in Yorba Linda, Calif.   

The Canyon Inn in Yorba Linda, Calif., is a confused little spot with an identity crisis; bar tabs and clientele are at an all-time low. Enter Jon Taffer and the "Bar Rescue" crew!More>>

On Location with "Bar Rescue:" Champs in Burbank, Calif.   

Champs in Burbank, Calif. is in deep trouble — bartenders are over-pouring, the decor is out of date and the menu is a mess. Can Jon Taffer of NCB Media Group and Spike TV's new show "Bar Rescue" prevent disaster? More>>

On Location with "Bar Rescue:" Swanky Bubbles in Philadelphia   

Outdated decor, unwieldy menu, unworkable bar — can this bar be saved? Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" shoots an episode at Swanky Bubbles in Philadelphia. More>>

On Location with "Bar Rescue:" Downey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Philadelphia   

Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" puts the fix on Downey's in Philadelphia. Our writer was on location for the shoot and the grand re-opening. More>>



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