Bar Rescue
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Bar Rescue
First Aired: July 17th, 2011
Status: Continuing
Genre: Reality
Air Time: Sunday, 09:00 PM
Network: Spike TV
Summary: 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.
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Season 4
Episode 1: Bug Bite
Air Date: October 5th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: A nightclub has to deal with teenagers and a bug problem.
Episode 2: Thugs with Mugs
Air Date: October 12nd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Customers at a New York sports bar attack Taffer's crew when they discover the booze is cheap and been sold on at a higher price.
Episode 3: Schmuck Dynasty
Air Date: October 19th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: A family try to regain control of their Staten Island bar, overrun by customers cooking and drinking their own food and drink.
Episode 4: El Moronte!!
Air Date: October 26th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Taffer has to deflate the egotistical owner of a bar, who is berating his staff and sons.
Episode 5: Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder
Air Date: November 2nd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Three loud-mouthed firefighting brothers struggle to keep their Queens bar afloat. Can Taffer calm the sparks before this family implodes?
Episode 6: To Protect and to (Over) Serve
Air Date: November 9th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 7: A Dash of Bitters
Air Date: November 16th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: It’s a bitter brawl when Taffer shows up at this rescue enlisting the help of the owner’s ex-wife and former manager to turn the bar around.
Episode 8: Swinging from the Rafters
Air Date: November 23rd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: An outrageous lakeside bar owner spends more time swinging from the rafters than managing his bar.
Episode 9: Spoiled Brat Party
Air Date: December 7th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: A third generation Milwaukee bar owner puts his father’s legacy on the line.
Episode 10: Irish Eyes Aren't Smiling
Air Date: December 14th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: The American dream becomes a hard reality for this Irish bar owner.
Episode 11: Second Base, Third Strike
Air Date: February 8th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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?
Episode 12: Crayons & Anger Lines
Air Date: February 15th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 13: Beach Rats
Air Date: February 22nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 14: All Twerk & No Pay
Air Date: March 1st, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: Too busy dancing on the bar top to pour drinks, these out-of-control bartenders are in for a shock when Jon Taffer puts and end to the party.
Episode 15: Bromancing the Stone
Air Date: March 8th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 16: Storming the Castle
Air Date: March 15th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 17: Lagers and Liars
Air Date: March 22nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 18: Loose Lips Loose Tips
Air Date: March 29th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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?
Episode 19: Mandala Down
Air Date: April 12nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 20: Sticky Situation
Air Date: June 21st, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: A son's over drinking at a family-owned bar causes some really bad management decisions.
Episode 21: Take Me Out of the Bar Game
Air Date: June 28th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: A former professional baseball player's drunk staff is giving away his profits.
Episode 22: Emergency Exit
Air Date: July 5th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: Jon Taffer attempts to deal with a turbulent partnership between an ex-pilot and his former girlfriend.
Episode 23: It's Always Sunny in Portland
Air Date: July 12nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 24: Brokedown Palace
Air Date: July 19th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: Taffer is assisted by Alexander Siddig and Iddo Goldberg, the stars of Spike's event series TUT, to help him rescue a Moroccan bar with an identity crisis.
Episode 25: Ant's with Wings, Bro!
Air Date: July 26th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: A failing Portland music venue with an ant infestation brings in Jon Taffer to motivate an inattentive owner, and amp up their business before the stage goes dark for good.
Episode 26: Back to the Bar - Stubborn Owners
Air Date: August 2nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: Bars with the most stubborn owners are revisited by Jon Taffer as he judges whether they continued to succeed or fail without him, including walk-out bar O'Face and Spirits on Bourbon.
Episode 27: Put a Cork in it
Air Date: August 9th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: A wine-bar owner becomes distracted by being the life of the party and receives some much-needed help from Jon.
Episode 28: Too Many Managers, Not Enough Man
Air Date: August 16th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: A suburban-Chicago sports bar's management-heavy staff and Taffer battle it out.
Episode 29: Jon Ain't Afraid of No Ghost
Air Date: August 23rd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: Jon Taffer is forced to stir up a different type of spirit than he's used to in order to save haunted bar with a cursed past.
Episode 30: Back to the Bar - Delusional Owners
Air Date: August 30th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: Bars with the most delusional owners are revisited by Jon Taffer to judge whether they continued to succeed or fail without him, including former hookah bar Taza and Metal and Lace.