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Anatomy of a Rescue

Bar rescue tips, from the expert, Jon Taffer.


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>>

blank Article
The Black Sheep   August 26, 2012

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

O.P. Article
The Olive Pit is reborn as O.P.   August 19, 2012

A frequent watering hole for the local blue-collar crowd, The Olive Pit, located in Orange, California, is the dive bar that nobody knows about—though it’s been around since 1962.More>>

Mystique Article
Out With Mystique and in With a New Aura   August 12, 2012

A person walking into a venue forms an opinion within the first three to five steps. However, in the case of Mystique Lounge in West Palm Beach, FL, opinions are formed before the customer even gets to the front door. And it’s not a positive opinion.More>>

Murphy's Law Article
J.A. Murphy’s is reborn as Murphy’s Law   August 5, 2012

Two college buddies whimsically decide to open a bar in 2009. For the first year, J.A. Murphy’s was very successful. Since 2011, however, the bar has become a run-down place for the frat boy-type to get wasted.More>>

Tiki Bar Article
Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar    July 29, 2012

As only one of three tiki bars left is South Florida, Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar was once a South Florida hot spot. But this beach front bar has turned into a South Florida disaster.More>>

One Eyed Mike Article
Piratz Tavern is Reborn as Sleek Corporate Bar & Grill   July 29, 2012

Piratz feels a bit like a haven for misfits and the buccaneer business owner, Tracy Rebelo, had no background in running a bar; acting more like a mother figure to her quirky staff, than a boss.More>>

Octane Bar and Grill Article
Shifting into High Gear   September 22, 2011

When an owner who can’t separate his business from his friendships and imposes no discipline on his staff is combined with a bar concept that’s easily confused with an auto-repair shop and has ticked off the city brass, patrons get a bar that’s driving the fast lane to failure. More>>



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