On Location Blog

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Bar Rescue
Peter O'Connor Helps Taffer with Cliques   August 18, 2013

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>>

Chef Brian Duffy on Bar Rescue
Bar Rescue: On Location with Chef Duffy   August 11, 2013

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>>

Bar Rescue
Chef Brian Duffy Reflects on Handlebar Café’s Transformation    July 30, 2013

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>>

Kid Chilleen's
Bar Rescue: Kid Chilleen's Bad Ass BBQ Steakhouse   April 7, 2013

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
Bar Rescue: Chef Duffy On Location At Dimples   March 31, 2013

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

Bar Rescue
Chef Duffy Dishes On Bar Rescue's ZanZBar    March 14, 2013

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>>

The Brixton
Bar Rescue: The Brixton, Austin, TX   March 3, 2013

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>>

TJ Quills
Bar Rescue: TJ Quills, New Orleans, LA    February 24, 2013

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
Bar Rescue: Turtle Bay, New Orleans    February 8, 2013

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>>

Nancy Hadley
Bar Rescue: Extremes Sports Bar in Orange, CA   September 28, 2012

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>>



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