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Anatomy of a Rescue

Bar rescue tips, from the expert, Jon Taffer.

Bar Rescue Article
Zan Z Bar becomes Solids & Stripes    March 10, 2013

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>>

Rocket Article
The Brixton Takes Off As Rocket Room 6   March 3, 2013

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>>

TJ Quills Article
TJ Quill’s Gets AnneX’ed    February 24, 2013

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>>

Bud in Glass Article
Headhunters Becomes Metal And Lace   February 17, 2013

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>>

Bar Rescue Article
Turtle Bay Becomes Spirits On Bourbon   February 10, 2013

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>>

Second Base Bar and Grill Article
From Extremes to Second Base    September 30, 2012

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>>

Power Plant Article
Rocks is Reborn as the Electrifying Power Plant.   September 23, 2012

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>>

Jon Taffer Article
Win, Place or Show becomes American Live   September 16, 2012

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>>

Weber's Rum Bar and Grill Article
Weber’s Transforms into an Island Oasis Rum Bar   September 9, 2012

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   August 26, 2012

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

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