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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Air Date: July 31st, 2016
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# of Episodes: 110
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Season 4
Bug Bite
Episode 1: Bug Bite
Air Date: October 5th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Thugs with Mugs
Episode 2: Thugs with Mugs
Air Date: October 12nd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Schmuck Dynasty
Episode 3: Schmuck Dynasty
Air Date: October 19th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
El Moronte!!
Episode 4: El Moronte!!
Air Date: October 26th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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?
Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder
Episode 5: Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder
Air Date: November 2nd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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?
To Protect And (Over) Serve
Episode 6: To Protect And (Over) Serve
Air Date: November 9th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 7: A Dash Of Bitters
Air Date: November 16th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: Plush - Glenside, PA A rescue turns testy when Taffer enlists the help of the bar owner's ex-wife and former manager.
Episode 8: Swinging From the Rafters
Air Date: November 23rd, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 9: Spoiled Brat Party
Air Date: December 7th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 10: Irish Eyes Aren't Smiling
Air Date: December 14th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 11: Second Base, Third Strike
Air Date: February 8th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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?
Episode 12: Crayons & Anger Lines
Air Date: February 15th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 13: Beach Rats
Air Date: February 22nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 14: All Twerk & No Pay
Air Date: March 1st, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 15: Bromancing the Stone
Air Date: March 8th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 16: Storming the Castle
Air Date: March 15th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 17: Lagers and Liars
Air Date: March 22nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 18: Loose Lips Loose Tips
Air Date: March 29th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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?
Episode 19: Mandala Down
Air Date: April 12nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 20: Sticky Situation
Air Date: June 21st, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 21: Take Me Out of the Bar Game
Air Date: June 28th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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?
Episode 22: Emergency Exit
Air Date: July 5th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 23: It's Always Sunny In Portland
Air Date: July 12nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 24: Brokedown Palace
Air Date: July 19th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 25: Ants with Wings, Bro!
Air Date: July 26th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: Tonic Lounge - Portland, Oregon Motivating the inattentive owner of a failing Portland music venue that has an ant infestation.
Episode 26: Put A Cork In It
Air Date: August 9th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: Brix Sunset Beach - Sunset Beach, California One eccentric wine bar owner is too occupied to notice his business is withering on the vine.
Episode 27: Too Many Managers, Not Enough Man
Air Date: August 16th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 28: Jon Ain't Afraid of No Ghost
Air Date: August 23rd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 29: Till Debt Do Us Part
Air Date: October 4th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 30: Shamrocks and Shenanigans
Air Date: October 11st, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 31: Blowing Royal Smoke
Air Date: October 18th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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?
Episode 32: Sour Lemons and Bitter Business
Air Date: October 25th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 33: Ripper's Rookie House
Air Date: November 1st, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 34: Big Sister's Watching
Air Date: November 8th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 35: Vulgar Vixens
Air Date: November 15th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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?
Episode 36: Unnecessary Toughness
Air Date: November 22nd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 37: Boss Lady Blues
Air Date: December 6th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: A former psychologist runs a Detroit jazz club, but her interfering family and lazy staff have her seeking help from Jon Taffer.
Episode 38: Bare Rescue
Air Date: December 13rd, 2015, 09:00 PM
Summary: Jon Taffer helps a failing Detroit strip club looking to stimulate profits before the entire business goes bottoms up.
Episode 39: Hard Heads and Softballs
Air Date: March 6th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 40: Dragon Lady
Air Date: March 13rd, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 41: Paradise Lost
Air Date: March 20th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: Three owners are thrown into a hostile feud after Taffer reveals that one of them has been siphoning the profits.
Episode 42: Land of the Beer and Home of the Misbehaved
Air Date: April 3rd, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 43: Getting Freaki at the Tiki
Air Date: April 10th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Episode 44: How to Train the Dragon
Air Date: April 24th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Episode 45: Demolition Man
Air Date: May 1st, 2016, 09:00 PM
Episode 46: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Air Date: May 15th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Episode 47: Danny Sits on His Fanny
Air Date: May 22nd, 2016, 09:00 PM
Episode 48: Gone In A Flash
Air Date: July 10th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Episode 49: Momster's Ball
Air Date: July 17th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Episode 50: Drunk on Punk
Air Date: July 24th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Episode 51: Raising Arizona
Air Date: July 31st, 2016, 09:00 PM