Bar Rescue

Continuing Sunday / 9:00pm Spike TV US 45 min.
Bars mean money, but they also mean stress if they aren't properly run. Jon Taffer is a bar and nightclub owner who has started, flipped, or owned over 600 bars and clubs in his career and currently owns one of the most highly respected consulting firms in the bar and nightclub industry. Jon will travel around the country and employ his expertise to return struggling bars to the cash cows they once were. Everything from the science of the perfect pour, to the height of the bar stools is a key factor in making a bar the hottest place in town.

Season 5

25 Episodes

Jon Taffer has to convince a foul-mouthed owner to change his ways before the bar he owns with his ex-wife shuts down for good.
Sep 10 2017
It's a race against the clock as Jon Taffer tries to rescue a crumbling bar with a crumbling floor.
Aug 20 2017
Jon helps a family run bar that's on the brink of ruin with an aggressive father at its helm.
Aug 13 2017
A Long Beach dive bar becomes infested with more than just bar problems -- they have bug problems.
Aug 06 2017
Jon Taffer tries to convince the ultimate maternal figure to make her decisions like a business owner to save her struggling Las Vegas dive bar from closing its doors.
Jul 23 2017
Its a race against the clock when Jon Taffer heads to Pahrump where he must save the failing bar of a man who might lose his sight forever.
Jul 16 2017
Taffer tries to resurrect a closed neighborhood bar by reigniting the passion of the burnt out firefighter who owns it.
Jul 02 2017
After suffering a stroke, a bar owner is on the verge of losing his family legacy.
Apr 02 2017
Taffer rescues a successful bar, and the beacon of a community, that was destroyed by flooding in Louisiana.
Mar 26 2017
The owner of a bar experiences an emotional breakdown and is brought to the brink of tears when her establishment begins to suffer from a series of setbacks that puts its opportunity to succeed in the future at potential risk.
Mar 19 2017
Jon faces a lackluster and stubborn landlord forced to become a Chicago sports bar owner after a previous tenant stopped paying rent.
Mar 05 2017
An absentee owner threatens his marriage by drinking away his financial sorrows and flirting with the female patrons.
Feb 26 2017
An abrasive owner takes advantage of his mom's generosity to take over a craft beer bar from his landlord.
Feb 19 2017
Tragedy overwhelms an owner and puts his bar in jeopardy, but he draws Jon's ire after roughhousing with his employees.
Nov 13 2016
Fort One - San Francisco, CA A spoiled owner is gifted a nightclub by his father. Can Taffer save this mice-infested tourist bar before the owner gives away all his profits?
Nov 06 2016
Brickhouse Bar & Grill - Colorado Springs, CO A military hero on the verge of being redeployed needs a rescue of his own, before he drinks away his profits and angers his bartender girlfriend past the point of no return.
Oct 30 2016
The Tradewinds - Cotati, CA A lazy step-son fails to step into his new role as bar manager. And while his father can sell a car, it doesn’t mean he can run a bar.
Oct 23 2016
Sam Jordan's - Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA Jon visits a historical bar owned by a brother and sister in conflict over profits and responsibilities.
Oct 16 2016
Schafer's Bar & Grill - Sumner, WA New bar owners accuse their manager (and the bar's former owner) of sabotaging their business to try to steal it back. With no clear proof, Jon uses a stress test to determine who's right and who's wrong.
Oct 09 2016
Russell City Grill & Sports Bar - Hayward, CA Taffer must fix an out-of-control staff and the owner’s freeloading friends. But a violent physical fight threatens this sports bar’s rescue potential.
Oct 02 2016
Ynot Sports Pub and Grub - Everett, WA Nasty nachos & goldfish races are on the menu at this sports pub. But in a Bar Rescue first, a staffing crisis hits before the stress test, leaving the owners without any employees. Can Taffer right the ship before it drowns?
Sep 25 2016
Celebrities - Yucaipa, CA Taffer helps an owner whose social media mishaps have made him public enemy number one.
Sep 18 2016
After gambling his life savings on a run down Las Vegas bar, a desperate owner tries out a fetish night to whip up new business.
Aug 21 2016
In a desert town, Taffer collides with the owner of a bar in a roller rink, a local landmark close to closing for good.
Aug 14 2016
Las Vegas's last classic dive bar with mob ties is about to close its doors due to an owner who's too busy being a nice guy to act like a wiseguy.
Aug 07 2016

Season 4

51 Episodes

Jul 31 2016
Jul 24 2016
Jul 17 2016
Jul 10 2016
May 22 2016
May 15 2016
May 01 2016
Apr 24 2016
Apr 10 2016
After a downtown expansion, a successful St. Louis restaurant owner could lose everything as her out-of-control nephew and unqualified manager run her sports bar into the ground.
Apr 03 2016
Three owners are thrown into a hostile feud after Taffer reveals that one of them has been siphoning the profits.
Mar 20 2016
An apathetic owner would rather vape in the corner than engage with customers at her bar; Taffer tries to keep the business up and running.
Mar 13 2016
For Bar Rescue’s 100th episode, Taffer is called to settle the score between two feuding bar owners, one with his foot out the door and the other with his marriage on the line, in a bar that is literally split in half.
Mar 06 2016
Jon Taffer helps a failing Detroit strip club looking to stimulate profits before the entire business goes bottoms up.
Dec 13 2015
A former psychologist runs a Detroit jazz club, but her interfering family and lazy staff have her seeking help from Jon Taffer.
Dec 06 2015
The Arena - Ann Arbor, Michigan At a college alumni bar, Taffer is forced to deal with a hot-headed sports bar owner whose fiery temper keeps his staff on edge and his million dollar debt on ice.
Nov 22 2015
The Hooch - Dearborn Heights, Michigan Jon confronts a foul-mouthed owner in this failing Michigan bar with a confusing theme. Can Taffer turn profanity into profits before this bar goes bust?
Nov 15 2015
Filling Station Pub - San Diego, California In a struggling military bar, a distrustful owner spends her time spying on her staff instead of watching her bottom line.
Nov 08 2015
Ripper's Rock House - Akron, Ohio Rock legend and former Judas Priest front man turned bar owner calls on Jon Taffer to amp up his struggling live music venue before he's forced to pull the plug on the entire business.
Nov 01 2015
Martini Brothers Burger Bar - Youngstown, Ohio Bitter owners clash with their landlord and partner, who would rather paint fruit in the name of art, than fight to save this failing Ohio burger bar.
Oct 25 2015
Royal Oaks - Youngstown, Ohio The oldest bar and BBQ joint in Youngstown, Ohio is in the pits as feuding brothers drive away customers with their obnoxious behavior. Can Jon Taffer put the fire back in their bellies before their business goes up in smoke?
Oct 18 2015
Molly Malone's - Ramona, California A failing Irish bar with battling bartenders calls in Taffer to show an idle owner the error of his ways, before his fiancee leaves him.
Oct 11 2015
Caribe Night Club - San Diego, California A womanizing owner and his enraged wife struggle with their run-down Caribbean bar; Taffer tries to turn the bar around before the business hits the rocks and the owner's wife bails.
Oct 04 2015
Myerz PourHouse - El Cajon, California In order to save a haunted bar with a cursed past, Jon is forced to stir up a different type of spirit than he is used to. Note: For the recon, Jon brought in podcast hosts Matt Mira and Jordan Morris.
Aug 23 2015
Pro's Sports Bar - Chicago, Illinois Jon battles a management-heavy staff that disrespects their owner at a suburban Chicago sports bar with their attitudes and constant arguing.
Aug 16 2015
Brix Sunset Beach - Sunset Beach, California One eccentric wine bar owner is too occupied to notice his business is withering on the vine.
Aug 09 2015
Tonic Lounge - Portland, Oregon Motivating the inattentive owner of a failing Portland music venue that has an ant infestation.
Jul 26 2015
The Palace - Upland, California Alexander Siddig and Iddo Goldberg help Jon rescue a Moroccan bar with an identity crisis, due the exterior and interior's conflicting designs. The designs are the least of his worries however, when he discovers a staff untrained in Moroccan foods and a chef who has no cleaning standards.
Jul 19 2015
Six Point Inn - Portland, Oregon Tempers ignite in this Portland bar, when Jon Taffer and his experts face off with a stubborn chef, while an owner is ready to cut the cord as his over-bearing step-daughter and business partner berates her staff.
Jul 12 2015
Murphy's Law Irish Pub Reno, Nevada Before he’s able to save a bar from spiraling out of control, Jon Taffer is forced to navigate a turbulent partnership between an ex-pilot and his ex-girlfriend that’s neither business nor pleasure.
Jul 05 2015
The Bullpen Bar Sparks, Nevada A retired professional baseball player turned bar owner strikes out as his intoxicated staff gives away his profits. Can Jon Taffer fix his slump and save his business before he's forced to retire for a second time?
Jun 28 2015
Park 77 - San Francisco, CA A family-owned bar faces shutdown due to a son's excessive drinking and resulting bad management, which leads to a sticky and unclean bar, a staff with no leadership, and questionable decision making. Jon must determine if the son can clean up his act and lead the bar, or if his family should take him off management. Note: This episode debuted on Amazon Prime, the Spike app and on-demand prior to its airing.
Jun 21 2015
Mandala Lounge - San Mateo, CA A self-proclaimed “nightlife expert” afflicted by mounting debt and a ballooning ego butts heads with Jon Taffer as he battles to show him the error of his ways.
Apr 12 2015
The Holding Company - San Francisco, CA Four bickering Irish sisters talk themselves in circles as their San Francisco bar takes a nosedive. Can Jon Taffer turn their luck around before they miss the boat on their American dream?
Mar 29 2015
The Los Angeles Brewing Company - Los Angeles, CA Celebrity guest Maria Menounos joins Jon Taffer at this Los Angeles beer bar where a million dollar debt and decision to keep or sell the business has triggered a family divide.
Mar 22 2015
Friar Tucks - Pomona, CA Jon Taffer arrives at this castle-shaped bar to a surly owner with anger management issues whose attitude has pushed his staff to their breaking points.
Mar 15 2015
Sandbar Sports Grill - Coconut Grove, FL Jon Taffer has his hands full with the owner of an outdated college sports bar who is more interested in managing his fantasy football team than running a business.
Mar 08 2015
Heat Restaurant & Lounge - Hollywood, FL Too busy dancing on the bar top to pour drinks, these out-of-control bartenders are in for a shock when Jon Taffer puts an end to the party.
Mar 01 2015
Toucans Oceanside Bar & Grill - Hollywood, FL This failing beachfront bar is shut down after rodents invade the kitchen, but Taffer is brought to tears upon discovering what the owners have endured.
Feb 22 2015
Underground Wonder Bar - Chicago, IL A hippy-dippy live music bar owner is more concerned with the spirit of wonderment than appealing to her trendy Chicago community, causing Taffer to enforce some tough love.
Feb 15 2015
Second Base - Orange, CA In a first-ever re-rescue, Jon Taffer returns to Second Base Bar & Grill to find a disengaged owner who has let the bar deteriorate. Will Jon save this bar once again?
Feb 08 2015
Packey's Pub - Milwaukee, WI The American dream becomes a hard reality for this Irish bar owner after Taffer discovers he withheld employee paychecks to keep the business afloat.
Dec 14 2014
Y-Not III Milwaukee, WI A third generation Milwaukee bar owner puts his father’s legacy on the line by living off his family instead of trying to cut his own piece of the pie.
Dec 07 2014
Dirty Rooster - Antioch, IL An outrageous lakeside bar owner spends more time swinging from the rafters than managing his bar, causing Taffer to abandon ship until the owner can face reality.
Nov 23 2014
Plush - Glenside, PA A rescue turns testy when Taffer enlists the help of the bar owner's ex-wife and former manager.
Nov 16 2014
Lickety Split - Philadelphia, PA A former Philly detective-turned-bar owner hits the bottle hard after years of dark days on the force when Jon Taffer shows up to straighten him out.
Nov 09 2014
Jack's Ale House - Sunnyside, NY Three loud-mouthed firefighting brothers struggle to keep their Queens bar afloat. Can Taffer calm the sparks before this family implodes?
Nov 02 2014
Laguna Lounge - Jersey City, NJ A passionate Puerto Rican bar owner berates his staff and sons as the bar sinks further into debt. Can Taffer deflate the owner's ego in order to save his bar?
Oct 26 2014
Rhythm & Brews - Staten Island, NY A Staten Island bar that is overrun by customers who are cooking their own food and getting their drinks, due to the employees poor work ethic and the owner's hands off approach in running the bar. Jon must re-ignite the owner's fire and teach the staff why they need to do their own work.
Oct 19 2014
Undisputed Sports Bar & Grill - Yonkers, NY Rowdy customers at a New York sports bar attack Taffer's crew when they discover they are being served cheap booze at premium prices, prompting Jon to teach the importance of serving quality drinks and maintaining crowd control.
Oct 12 2014
The Artful Dodger - Huntington, NY A nightclub resorts to an 18-and-over night to draw a crowd, but ends up liable for unruly teenagers while an infestation of mosquitos and fruit flies puts the owner in a precarious position.
Oct 05 2014

Season 3

39 Episodes

The End Zone Sports Bar & Grill Houston, TX Two muscle-bound meatheads can't see pec-to-pec on how to run their Houston bar. Now, their tempers and testosterone threaten to tear their friendship apart.
May 11 2014
Mary's Outpost Grand Prairie, TX The lecherous owner of a dying Texas dive crosses the line with one of Taffer's experts.
May 04 2014
Oasis Hookah Bar Omaha, NE Oasis Hookah Bar is in dire straits. They serve toxic drinks and have terrible service. To top it all off, there's a dead rat somewhere in the building, but nobody knows where.
Apr 27 2014
Pat's Cocktails North Hollywood, CA Too busy canoodling to notice his staff is sinking, a manager treats his bar like a romantic playground, forcing Taffer to demand inside help from the bartenders.
Apr 20 2014
Bryant's Ice House Katy, TX Torn apart by a dysfunctional staff and a bad reputation, a tax accountant turned bar owner struggles to keep his biker bar afloat.
Apr 13 2014
The Tailgate Santa Clarita, CA At a family run bar, a brother and sister are locked in conflict with their explosive father. But while Taffer struggles to train an inexperienced staff, disaster is about to ignite in the kitchen.
Apr 06 2014
Scoreboard Norwalk, CA Jon visits a subpar sports bar that's failing due to ownership issues and an undertrained staff. Maria Menounos and Adam Carolla are guests.
Mar 30 2014
OFace Bar Council Bluffs, IA A dysfunctional family’s feuding pushes Jon Taffer to the limit. Will their outrageous antics force Jon into an extreme decision?
Mar 23 2014
KC's Bar and Grill Johnsonville, KS A raccoon infestation threatens to exterminate this member's only bar in Kansas.
Mar 16 2014
O'Banion's Bar & Grill Omaha, NE A heavy drinking owner of an Irish sports bar is the subject of a hostile takeover… by his co-owners!
Mar 09 2014
RG's Lounge Independence, MO Lights, sirens and handcuffs greet Jon before he even enters the door of this Kansas City bar. Sibling rivalry between two identical twins with identical huge egos, present Taffer with one of his toughest rescues.
Dec 15 2013
Longshots Grain Valley, MO. A sports bar with no TV’s isn’t Jon’s biggest problem at this Missouri establishment. Taffer must get brawling buckle bunny bartenders and their spineless owner to unite in one common cause: Gut the competition!
Dec 08 2013
Fairways Golf & Grill Murfreesboro, TN This golf-themed bar is a swing and a miss and its horrendous sanitary conditions are completely out of bounds. Jon must clean house and get rid of the filth as well as the staff responsible for making his expert sick.
Nov 17 2013
MT Bottles Murfreesboro, TN Customers bringing in their own booze and bartenders flashing their boobs aren’t Jon’s biggest problems with this Tennessee watering hole. Taffer must ignite a lazy owner’s ingenuity to save the bar from going bust.
Nov 10 2013
The Alibi Las Vegas, NV This Vegas motorsports bar has come off the track thanks to an inept owner & a staff of busty cougars. Can Jon create a new & classy concept to tap into the largest single & divorced MILF population in the country?
Nov 03 2013
Bungalow Bar Rockaway Beach, NY It’s the biggest rescue in series history: resurrect the hurricane battered Bungalow Bar in Rockaway Beach, NY. But with the summer season fast approaching, Jon races to repair the structure & retrain the staff in time.
Oct 27 2013
Kerry's Sports Pub Las Vegas, NV William invested $4 million on a Vegas bar to secure his kids & grandkids’ futures. In return they use it as their private boozing & breeding grounds, wasting millions in the process. Can Jon turn this family tragedy around?
Oct 20 2013
The Underworld Grill & Bar Las Vegas, NV Underworld is a “horror” bar run by 2 rocker-burnouts who managed to surpass their music industry failure with an even bigger failure in the bar biz. Jon attempts to transform this hive of scum & villainy into a profit center.
Oct 13 2013
Rocky Point Cantina Tempe, AZ Two brothers have drained their parents' retirement fund by opening an ill-conceived death-metal concert bar. Taffer arrives to run off the metal-head clientele & straighten out this festering mosh pit of failure.
Oct 06 2013
Marley's On The Beach Warwick, RI Taffer makes two bars out of one in an attempt to save both a beachfront bar in Warwick, Rhode Island, and the owner’s marriage.
Sep 15 2013
The Hammer Las Vegas, NV Hammers is a watering hole for blue-collar locals, owned and operated by two classically trained chefs and former friends. Taffer arrives to discover that both their business and their friendship appear beyond repair.
Sep 08 2013
Libad's New Bedford, MA A rickety mechanical bull fails to attract customers in this salty New England whaling community. Can Jon right this ship and prevent two siblings from sinking the bar and their father’s retirement?
Aug 25 2013
Cliques Hope Mills, NC 13 miles from Fort Bragg, Cliques suffers from a juvenile name and a repugnant reputation. Jon puts the owners through his personal bar boot camp in the hopes of making it the R&R destination of choice for local military personnel.
Aug 18 2013
Characters Quarters Garner, NC Characters Quarters might be the worst bar concept ever, but it’s only 1 of the problems Jon must overcome at this confused establishment run by a family of Yankees in heart of Dixie.
Aug 11 2013
Gipsy Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas' first gay nightclub, Gipsy, is months from closing its doors thanks to its verbally abusive and over intoxicated owner. Can Jon rescue one of Sin City’s most famous landmarks?
Aug 04 2013
Barlow's Bar & Grill Tucker, GA Jon heads to a Georgia sports bar and encounters an owner who’s incessant crying seems to prevent her noticing the massive employee theft issue occurring right under her nose.
Jul 28 2013
The Handlebar Café Pawcatuck, CT Two buxom sisters have driven their biker bar in Pawcatuck, Connecticut into a ditch. Can Jon get these party women to stop binge drinking and focus on the real assets of their bar?
Jul 21 2013
Cashmere Raleigh, NC North Carolina’s Cashmere Nightclub has a bad name, poor décor and an embarrassing manager, but when Jon learns that they are refilling premium liquor bottles with cheap booze, all hell breaks loose.
Jul 14 2013
Sand Dollar Las Vegas, NV An aggressive Las Vegas bar owner tries to pick up Nicole Taffer, sending Jon into a rage. Can he set this owner’s wandering eyes straight and save a once famous blues bar without coming to blows first?
Jul 07 2013
Stand Up Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ Bad ventilation cause hot, moist burger smoke to fill Scottsdale’s least funny comedy club. Jon Taffer arrives to clear the air and use proven bar techniques to create bigger laughs and bigger profits for the troubled owners.
Apr 14 2013
Kid Chilleen's Black Canyon City, AZ Horses defecating inside this Arizona bar are the least of Jon Taffer’s problems. He must contend with drunk owners, a family in turmoil, and a bank foreclosure if he hopes to save this business.
Apr 07 2013
Dimples Burbank, CA At Dimples, America’s first karaoke bar, Jon Taffer must deal with dated décor, an angry chef, and an oblivious owner… who’s also a hoarder.
Mar 31 2013
Lona's Wardlow Station Long Beach, CA Lona's Wardlow Station has locals upset over a controversial lobster tank game. Can Jon Taffer bring peace and profitability back to this blue-collar watering hole?
Mar 24 2013
Kasbah Aurora, CO 10 years ago, The Kasbah Lounge in Aurora, Colorado was an urban hotspot. Now it is a relic. Bar Expert Jon Taffer must breathe new life into this dying nightclub otherwise it will become extinct for good.
Mar 17 2013
Zanzibar Denver, CO Bar Expert Jon Taffer must rescue a pool hall in Denver from closing, but a prideful immigrant owner stands in his way. Can Jon help him fulfill his American Dream or will it continue to be a nightmare?
Mar 10 2013
The Brixton Austin, TX Bar Expert Jon Taffer fights to save a terminally hip bar on 6th St in Austin, TX that is too cool for its own customers. If he fails it will not only cost a husband & wife their business but possibly their marriage.
Mar 03 2013
TJ Quills New Orleans, LA Bar Expert Jon Taffer must rescue a rundown college bar with a bad reputation for serving minors. But can he get the owner and his bartender buddies to ditch their frat boy ways and focus on the business?
Feb 24 2013
Headhunters Austin, TX Jon Taffer descends on a grotesque goth and rock bar in Austin, TX. Tasteless performances and cockroach infestations are the least of his problems as he spars with the worst bar owner to date.
Feb 17 2013
Turtle Bay New Orleans, LA For a bar to fail on Bourbon Street in New Orleans it takes a special kind of incompetence. Can bar expert Jon Taffer get these delusional owners to ditch their copy-cat ways and start thinking for themselves?
Feb 10 2013

Season 2

10 Episodes

Extremes Orange, California Despite beautiful bikini-clad bartenders, Extremes is less than a month from closing its doors. Can Bar Expert Jon Taffer successfully use the sexually-charged atmosphere to create a profitable bar?
Sep 30 2012
Rocks, Laguna Niguel, California Bar expert Jon Taffer must save a failing former smoker’s haven in Laguna Niguel, California from burning out for good. However, the bar’s gang of hard-drinking regulars aren’t about to give up...
Sep 23 2012
Win, Place, or Show Fairfield, Ohio Bar expert Jon Taffer must rescue a bar owned by a former Naval Officer from total ruin. But when Jon discovers one of the owners isn’t pulling his weight, Jon shows him the door.
Sep 16 2012
Weber's Place Reseda, California Bar expert Jon Taffer must make a former strip club turned music venue profitable. But when the bar’s staff is found to be contributing to the financial problems, Jon must convince the owner to take a stand.
Sep 09 2012
Black Sheep, Cheviot, Ohio Bar expert Jon Taffer is called in to save the family-run Black Sheep in the Irish-German community of Cheviot, Ohio. But Jon discovers that the bar may be beyond rescue due to the owners’ massive debt.
Aug 26 2012
Olive Pit Orange, California Bar expert Jon Taffer has his hands full with a failing dive bar in Orange, CA. When he discovers the owner is incapable of running the bar, Jon must pin his hopes on the owner’s untested but eager daughter.
Aug 19 2012
Mystique Lounge West Palm Beach, Florida Mystique Lounge in West Palm Beach, Florida, has operated under the shadow of a murder for three years. Can bar expert Jon Taffer restore a positive mystique to this once-cursed venue?
Aug 12 2012
J.A. Murphy's Fells Point, Maryland Bar expert Jon Taffer must fix a dirty, binge-drinking bar owned by two fraternity brothers in Fells Point, Maryland. But the rescue gets derailed when Jon discovers the building is about to collapse.
Aug 05 2012
The Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar Fort Lauderdale, FL Located on a prime stretch of beach, The Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar is still failing. Can Bar Expert Jon Taffer get a bevy of beautiful barmaids to fix this oceanfront eyesore instead of working on their suntans?
Jul 29 2012
Piratz Tavern Silver Spring, MD Bar expert Jon Taffer must patch holes in a sinking Pirate-themed bar in Silver Spring, MD. But mutiny is in the air when Jon forces the pirate staff to cater to the city's corporate clientele.
Jul 29 2012

Season 1

10 Episodes

Angry Ham's Garage Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to save automotive-themed Angry Ham’s Garage from stalling out. Rowdy owners and stonewalling city officials are all lurking right under the hood.
Sep 25 2011
Canyon Inn Bar expert Jon Taffer goes toe-to-toe with a former baseball player turned bar owner as he tries to revive the Canyon Inn, a decaying bar on its last legs.
Sep 18 2011
Chumps 1x08
Champs Burbank, California Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to take Champs, a dated sports bar in Burbank, CA out of retirement. To do that, he’ll need owner Joe to go on the offensive, and take control of his over-pouring bartenders.
Sep 11 2011
The Chicken Bone Bar expert Jon Taffer heads to Boston to help Bill, the owner of The Chicken Bone, avoid financial ruin. Bill, a former customer who took over the Bone, learned the hard way that running a bar is much tougher than it looks.
Aug 28 2011
The Blue Frog 22 Chicago, Illinois Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to get The Blue Frog 22, a failing bar in Chicago, to grow up. To do that, he'll need the mother-and-son owners, Mimi and John, to ditch the "Mom's Basement" aesthetic that's dragging them down.
Aug 21 2011
Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to breathe new life into failing Philadelphia champagne bar Swanky Bubbles. To accomplish that, he'll need to deal with a playboy owner, a sprawling menu, and the worst bar layout in America.
Aug 14 2011
Kilkenny's Bar expert Jon Taffer is called to Redondo Beach, CA, to save Kilkenny’s, an Irish pub on the decline. Though bar manager Carlos threatens Jon’s method and the pub’s success, owner Allie refuses to fire him.
Aug 07 2011
The Abbey Pub Legendary Chicago music venue The Abbey Pub is a family-owned bar on its last legs. When bar expert Jon Taffer tries to return the pub to its original glory, he discovers that two of the sibling managers don’t see eye-to-eye.
Jul 31 2011
Downey's Irish Pub Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to resuscitate Downey’s, a failing Irish pub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To do that, he’ll have to inspire Dom, a one-time star chef turned negligent owner, who has let the bar go to ruin.
Jul 24 2011
Angel's Sports Bar Corona, California Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to class up Angels, a failing biker bar in Corona, California. To do that, he’ll have to transform their rowdy clientele, scantily-clad bikini bartenders and strip club persona.
Jul 17 2011