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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.

About Bar Rescue

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.

TV Show Information

Year of Release: 2011
Country: us
Last Updated: Friday 11 August, 2017
Minutes per Episode: 43
Genre: reality
Rating: 7,6/10
Season(s): 2
Network: Spike TV
TV Show Status: returning series
Releasing Episodes: Sunday on 21:00
Likes: 249

Episode Overview

Season: 4
Episode: 26 - Put A Cork In It
Released: 10 August 2015
Description: Brix Sunset Beach - Sunset Beach, California One eccentric wine bar owner is too occupied to notice his business is withering on the vine.
Episode: 28 - Jon Ain't Afraid of No Ghost
Released: 24 August 2015
Description: 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: 30 - Shamrocks and Shenanigans
Released: 12 October 2015
Description: 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
Released: 19 October 2015
Description: 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
Released: 26 October 2015
Description: 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
Released: 02 November 2015
Description: 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
Released: 09 November 2015
Description: 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
Released: 16 November 2015
Description: 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
Released: 23 November 2015
Description: 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
Released: 07 December 2015
Description: 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
Released: 14 December 2015
Description: 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
Released: 07 March 2016
Description: 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
Released: 14 March 2016
Description: 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
Released: 21 March 2016
Description: 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
Released: 04 April 2016
Description: 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
Released: 11 April 2016
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Episode: 44 - How to Train the Dragon
Released: 25 April 2016
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Episode: 45 - Demolition Man
Released: 02 May 2016
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Episode: 46 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Released: 16 May 2016
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Episode: 47 - Danny Sits on His Fanny
Released: 23 May 2016
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Episode: 48 - Gone In A Flash
Released: 11 July 2016
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Episode: 49 - Momster's Ball
Released: 18 July 2016
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Season: 5
Episode: 1 - The Perks of Being a Wallpaper
Released: 08 August 2016
Description: 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.
Episode: 10 - Zero Dark Drunky
Released: 31 October 2016
Description: 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.
Episode: 11 - Ice, Mice, Baby
Released: 07 November 2016
Description: 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?
Episode: 2 - Wheels of Misfortune
Released: 15 August 2016
Description: In a desert town, Taffer collides with the owner of a bar in a roller rink, a local landmark close to closing for good.
Episode: 22 - Silence of the Ants
Released: 07 August 2017
Description: A Long Beach dive bar becomes infested with more than just bar problems -- they have bug problems.
Episode: 23 - There Will Be Family Blood
Released: 11 September 2017
Description: An owner staffs his entire bar with his relatives, causing friction right down family lines.
Episode: 24 - Jack\'s Place
Released: 01 January 1970
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Episode: 26 - Silence of the Ants
Released: 07 August 2017
Description: A Long Beach dive bar becomes infested with more than just bar problems -- they have bug problems.
Episode: 4 - Antisocial Media
Released: 19 September 2016
Description: Celebrities - Yucaipa, CA Taffer helps an owner whose social media mishaps have made him public enemy number one.
Episode: 5 - How to Train Your Goldfish
Released: 26 September 2016
Description: 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?
Episode: 6 - Win, Lose, or Brawl
Released: 03 October 2016
Description: 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.
Episode: 7 - Listen Y'all It's Sabotage
Released: 10 October 2016
Description: 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.
Episode: 8 - Gettin' Jigger With It
Released: 17 October 2016
Description: 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.

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