Monday, November 25th, 2013
1: Music City Mess
BoondoxXx BBQ Nashville, TN A country music snob with an explosive personality turns to Jon for help. Note: The episode was originally supposed to air on November 24, 2013, but was replaced with an encore after the owner was accused of fatally shooting a patron, and then claimed the shooting was in self-defense. However, it aired unintentionally three hours later in a late-night "encore slot" due to a technical/human error.
Sunday, June 1st, 2014
2: The Lost Episode
In this special 'lost' episode, Taffer takes on a hot-tempered New Jersey bar owner who can't stop kicking customers and employees out of his bar. Originally filmed in June of 2010, this episode was the pilot of the series.
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
3: Taffer's Top 10: Worst Owners
Nightlife expert Jon Taffer counts down the ten worst owners he's encountered from the first three seasons of Bar Rescue.
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
4: Taffer's Top 10: Most Disgusting Bars
Nightlife expert Jon Taffer counts down the ten most disgusting bars he's encountered from the first three seasons of Bar Rescue.
Sunday, June 29th, 2014
5: Taffer's Top 10: Angriest Moments
Nightlife expert Jon Taffer counts down his ten angriest moments from the first three seasons of Bar Rescue.
Sunday, June 29th, 2014
6: Taffer's Top 10: Toughest Rescues
Nightlife expert Jon Taffer counts down his ten toughest rescues from the first three seasons of Bar Rescue.
Sunday, April 5th, 2015
7: Back to the Bar: Hot-Headed Owners
Jon Taffer returns to bars with the most hot-headed owners, including Solids & Stripes and Corporate Bar & Grill aka Piratz Tavern, to judge whether they continued to succeed or fail without him.
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
8: Back to the Bar: Stubborn Owners
Jon returns to bars with the most stubborn owners to see if they continued to fail or succeed without him.
Sunday, August 30th, 2015
9: Back to the Bar: Delusional Owners
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.
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
18: Back to the Bar: For Whom The Cajun Belle Tolls
Taffer revisits The Cajun Belle to see if husband Dave still supports his hard-working wife and if their marriage needs another rescue, checks in on the partnership at Hammer & Ales, and heads back to The Wildcatter.
Sunday, December 20th, 2015
10: Back to the Bar: No Laughing Matter
Taffer revisits Jack's Fire Department to see if the McGowan brothers have cooled their fiery relationship, and its no joke when he takes on an angry stand up comedy club owner from Scottsdale.
Sunday, March 27th, 2016
11: Back to the Bar: Meathead-to-Head
Taffer revisits the Dirty Rooster and ruffles the feathers of owner Rob, and mediates a muscle-bound dispute between two rival bar owners from Houston, Texas.
Sunday, April 17th, 2016
12: Back to the Bar: Empty Pockets
Taffer revisits MT Bottle to find out if they still have empty pockets, and puts a fork in a gravy dispute. The owners of Piratz return once again and the Bar Rescue’s most stubborn owner plays out the show.
Sunday, May 8th, 2016
13: Back to the Bar: The Luck of the Irish
Sunday, November 20th, 2016
14: Back to the Bar: Drunky McDrunkerton Returns
Biker-gloves are off as Taffer confronts the leopard-print lovin¹ ladies of The Handlebar, while Janet Jackson-playing bartender Brandon, plate-throwing Ami, and The Brixton owner Tim return.
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
15: Back to the Bar: Brick & Barley Above Water
Taffer confronts AJ from Brick & Barley about her blistering attitude and civil strife with her daughters over the bar's uniforms; a combative owner comes clean about the failure of his bar after the rescue.
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
16: Back to the Bar: Hallelujah for Jon
Sunday, July 30th, 2017
17: Back to the Bar: Flying Fists and Bar Brawls
It's all fists and fury when Taffer revisits the bars with the biggest fights, including the most dangerous brawl in show history at the bar whose owner is fighting foreclosure.
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
19: Back to the Bar: Disasters of Epic Proportions
Taffer revisits 3 bars whose fortunes have turned for the worse after disasters have ravaged their futures, from the apocalypse themed bar The End to Chicago landmark The Abbey. Can Taffer develop a plan to help them get back on their feet?
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
20: Back to the Bar: Don't Call It a Comeback
Taffer revisits The Comeback to see if owner Susan has been able to control her boozing; attempts are made to convince a stubborn owner to break her bizarre addiction to canned meat; reconnecting with Dimples' owner Sal.
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
21: Back to the Bar: Blue in the Frog Face
Taffer revisits The Local, and finds family turmoil as Mimi is still a thorn in her son's side; Todd and Elise of Mac & Chesters update Taffer on their marriage and bar.
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
22: Back to the Bar: The Power of Bacon and Beer
Taffer revisits some of his favorite transformations, including the mega-successful Bacon Bar in Vegas, and The Aging Room at Cirivello's.
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
1: Fallen Angels
Angel's Sports Bar - Corona, CA 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.
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
2: Downey's and Out
Downey's Irish Pub - Philadelphia, PA 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.
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
3: Shabby Abbey
The Abbey Pub - Chicago, IL 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.
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
4: Beach Bummer
Kilkenny's Irish Pub - Redondo Beach, CA 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.
Sunday, August 14th, 2011
5: Swanky Troubles
Swanky Bubbles - Philadelphia, PA 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.
Sunday, August 21st, 2011
6: The Blue Frog Sings the Blues
The Blue Frog 22 - Chicago, IL 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.
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
7: Bad to the Bone
The Chicken Bone - Framingham, MA 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.
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
Champs - Burbank, CA 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.
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
9: Bar Fight
The Canyon Inn - Yorba Linda, CA 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.
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
10: Hogtied Ham's
Angry Ham's Garage - Framingham, MA 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.
Sunday, July 29th, 2012
1: Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb
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.
Sunday, July 29th, 2012
2: Tiki Curse
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?
Sunday, August 5th, 2012
3: Murphy's Mess
J.A. Murphy's - Fells Point, MD 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.
Sunday, August 12th, 2012
4: Mystique or Murder?
Mystique Lounge - West Palm Beach, FL 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?
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
5: Bottomless Pit
Olive Pit - Orange, CA 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.
Sunday, August 26th, 2012
6: Broke Black Sheep
Black Sheep - Cheviot, OH 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.
Sunday, September 9th, 2012
7: Weber's of Lies
Weber's Place - Reseda, CA 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.
Sunday, September 16th, 2012
8: Owner Ousted
Win, Place, or Show - Fairfield, OH 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.
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
9: On the Rocks
Rocks - Laguna Niguel, CA 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...
Sunday, September 30th, 2012
10: Bikini Bust
Extremes - Orange, CA 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?
Sunday, February 10th, 2013
1: Turtle on Its Back
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?
Sunday, February 17th, 2013
2: Rock N Roaches
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.
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
3: Bro's Got to Geaux
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?
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
4: Tears for Beers
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.
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
5: Empty Pockets
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?
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
6: Jon T, He Don't Like It
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.
Sunday, March 24th, 2013
7: In a Pinch
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?
Sunday, March 31st, 2013
8: Karaoke Katastrophe
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.
Sunday, April 7th, 2013
9: A Horse Walks Into a Bar
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.
Sunday, April 14th, 2013
10: Meat Sauna
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.
Sunday, July 7th, 2013
11: Don't Mess With Taffer's Wife
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?
Sunday, July 14th, 2013
12: Don't Judge a Booze by its Bottle
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.
Sunday, July 21st, 2013
13: Two Flew Over the Handlebars
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?
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
14: There's No Crying in the Bar Business
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.
Sunday, August 4th, 2013
15: Play Some Janet Jackson!
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?
Sunday, August 11th, 2013
16: Characters Assassination
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.
Sunday, August 18th, 2013
17: Corking the Hole
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.
Sunday, August 25th, 2013
18: A Bar Full of Bull
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?
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
19: Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas
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.
Sunday, September 15th, 2013
20: Barely Above Water
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.
Sunday, October 6th, 2013
21: Crappy Cantina
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.
Sunday, October 13th, 2013
22: Jon of the Dead
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.
Sunday, October 20th, 2013
23: Grandpa Got Run Over by His Grandkids
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?
Sunday, October 27th, 2013
24: Hurricane Jon Vs Hurricane Sandy
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.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
25: Drunk & Dirty Dolls
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?
Sunday, November 10th, 2013
26: Empty Bottles Full Cans
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.
Sunday, November 17th, 2013
27: Hole In None
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.
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
28: Brawlin' Babes
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!
Sunday, December 15th, 2013
29: Twin Vs. Twin
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.
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
30: Hostile Takeover
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!
Sunday, March 16th, 2014
31: Critters And Quitters
KC's Bar and Grill Johnsonville, KS A raccoon infestation threatens to exterminate this member's only bar in Kansas.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
32: Punch-Drunk & Trailer Trashed
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?
Sunday, March 30th, 2014
33: Scoreboard To Death
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.
Sunday, April 6th, 2014
34: Grow Some Meatballs!
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.
Sunday, April 13th, 2014
35: Taxed Out in Texas
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.
Sunday, April 20th, 2014
36: When Life Doesn't Hand You Lemons
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.
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
37: I Smell A Rat
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.
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
38: Scary Mary's
Mary's Outpost Grand Prairie, TX The lecherous owner of a dying Texas dive crosses the line with one of Taffer's experts.
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
39: Muscle Madness
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.
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
40: Muscle Madness
The End Zone 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.
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
1: Bug Bite
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.
Sunday, October 12th, 2014
2: Thugs with Mugs
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.
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
3: Schmuck Dynasty
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.
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
4: El Moronte!!
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?
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
5: Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder
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?
Sunday, November 9th, 2014
6: To Protect And (Over) Serve
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.
Sunday, November 16th, 2014
7: A Dash Of Bitters
Plush - Glenside, PA A rescue turns testy when Taffer enlists the help of the bar owner's ex-wife and former manager.
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
8: Swinging From the Rafters
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.
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
9: Spoiled Brat Party
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.
Sunday, December 14th, 2014
10: Irish Eyes Aren't Smiling
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.
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
11: Second Base, Third Strike
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?
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
12: Crayons & Anger Lines
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.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
13: Beach Rats
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.
Sunday, March 1st, 2015
14: All Twerk & No Pay
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.
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
15: Bromancing the Stone
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.
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
16: Storming the Castle
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.
Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
17: Lagers and Liars
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.
Sunday, March 29th, 2015
18: Loose Lips Loose Tips
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?
Sunday, April 12th, 2015
19: Mandala Down
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.
Sunday, June 21st, 2015
20: Sticky Situation
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.
Sunday, June 28th, 2015
21: Take Me Out of the Bar Game
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?
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
22: Emergency Exit
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.
Sunday, July 12th, 2015
23: It's Always Sunny In Portland
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.
Sunday, July 19th, 2015
24: Brokedown Palace
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.
Sunday, July 26th, 2015
25: Ants with Wings, Bro!
Tonic Lounge - Portland, Oregon Motivating the inattentive owner of a failing Portland music venue that has an ant infestation.
Sunday, August 9th, 2015
26: Put A Cork In It
Brix Sunset Beach - Sunset Beach, California One eccentric wine bar owner is too occupied to notice his business is withering on the vine.
Sunday, August 16th, 2015
27: Too Many Managers, Not Enough Man
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.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
28: Jon Ain't Afraid of No Ghost
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.
Sunday, October 4th, 2015
29: Till Debt Do Us Part
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.
Sunday, October 11th, 2015
30: Shamrocks and Shenanigans
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.
Sunday, October 18th, 2015
31: Blowing Royal Smoke
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?
Sunday, October 25th, 2015
32: Sour Lemons and Bitter Business
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.
Sunday, November 1st, 2015
33: Ripper's Rookie House
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.
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
34: Big Sister's Watching
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.
Sunday, November 15th, 2015
35: Vulgar Vixens
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?
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
36: Unnecessary Toughness
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.
Sunday, December 6th, 2015
37: Boss Lady Blues
A former psychologist runs a Detroit jazz club, but her interfering family and lazy staff have her seeking help from Jon Taffer.
Sunday, December 13th, 2015
38: Bare Rescue
Jon Taffer helps a failing Detroit strip club looking to stimulate profits before the entire business goes bottoms up.
Sunday, March 6th, 2016
39: Hard Heads and Softballs
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.
Sunday, March 13th, 2016
40: Dragon Lady
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.
Sunday, March 20th, 2016
41: Paradise Lost
Three owners are thrown into a hostile feud after Taffer reveals that one of them has been siphoning the profits.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
42: Land of the Beer and Home of the Misbehaved
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.
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
43: Getting Freaki at the Tiki
Sunday, April 24th, 2016
44: How to Train the Dragon
Sunday, May 1st, 2016
45: Demolition Man
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
46: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
47: Danny Sits on His Fanny
Sunday, July 10th, 2016
48: Gone In A Flash
Sunday, July 17th, 2016
49: Momster's Ball
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
50: Drunk on Punk
Sunday, July 31st, 2016
51: Raising Arizona
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
1: The Perks of Being a Wallpaper
Champagne's Cafe - Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas' 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.
Sunday, August 14th, 2016
2: Wheels of Misfortune
The Wheel House Bar - Hemet, CA In a desert town, Taffer collides with the owner of a bar in a roller rink, a local landmark close to closing for good.
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
3: 12 Beers a Slave
City Bar - Las Vegas, NV 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.
Sunday, September 18th, 2016
4: Antisocial Media
Celebrities Sports Grill - Yucaipa, CA Taffer helps an owner whose social media mishaps have made him public enemy number one.
Sunday, September 25th, 2016
5: How to Train Your Goldfish
YNot Sports Pub & 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?
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
6: Win, Lose, or Brawl
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.
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
7: Listen Y'all It's Sabotage
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.
Sunday, October 16th, 2016
8: Gettin' Jigger With It
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.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
9: Chase Lounge
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.
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
10: Zero Dark Drunky
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.
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
11: Ice, Mice, Baby
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?
Sunday, November 13th, 2016
12: Punk as a Drunk
Triple Nickel Tavern - Colorado Springs, CO Tragedy overwhelms an owner and puts his bar in jeopardy, but he draws Jon's ire after roughhousing with his employees.
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
13: Don't Tell Mom the Bar is Dead
An abrasive owner takes advantage of his mom's generosity to take over a craft beer bar from his landlord.
Sunday, February 26th, 2017
14: I Know What You Did Last Summit
Summit House Grill And Tap - Lakewood, CO An absentee owner threatens his marriage by drinking away his financial sorrows and flirting with the female patrons.
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
15: Struck Out at the Dugout
The Dugout - Chicago, IL Jon faces a lackluster and stubborn landlord forced to become a Chicago sports bar owner after a previous tenant stopped paying rent.
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
16: All Twerk and No Pay Makes Taffer Shut It Down
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.
Sunday, March 26th, 2017
17: Bar Over Troubled Water
Big Mike's Sports Bar & Grill - Denham Springs, LA Taffer rescues a successful bar, and the beacon of a community, that was destroyed by flooding in Louisiana.
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
18: Desi, You Got Some 'Splainin' to Do
Desi Romano's Sports Bar & Grill - Chalmette, LA After suffering a stroke, a bar owner is on the verge of losing his family legacy.
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
19: Casually Tapped Out
Casual Tap - Chicago, IL Taffer tries to resurrect a closed neighborhood bar by reigniting the passion of the burnt out firefighter who owns it.
Sunday, July 16th, 2017
20: Things That Go Pahrump in the Night
Paddy's Irish Pub - Pahrump, NV 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.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
21: Mother Doesn't Know Best
Jack's Place - Las Vegas, NV 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.
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
22: Silence of the Ants
Liquid Lounge - Long Beach, CA A Long Beach dive bar becomes infested with more than just bar problems -- they have bug problems.
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
26: Silence of the Ants
A Long Beach dive bar becomes infested with more than just bar problems -- they have bug problems.
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
23: Daddy Dearest
Sidelines Sports Grill & Bar - Mount Dora, FL Jon helps a family run bar that's on the brink of ruin with an aggressive father at its helm.
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
27: Daddy Dearest
Jon helps a family run bar that's on the brink of ruin with an aggressive father at its helm.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
24: Rickety Rockin' Rhonda's
Rockin' Rhonda's Lounge - Sanford, FL It's a race against the clock as Jon Taffer tries to rescue a crumbling bar with a crumbling floor.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017
28: Rickety Rockin' Rhonda's
It's a race against the clock as Jon Taffer tries to rescue a crumbling bar with a crumbling floor.
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
25: The Unlucky Leprechaun
Lucky Leprechaun Irish Saloon - Davenport, FL 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.
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
30: The Unlucky Leprechaun
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.
Sunday, March 11th, 2018
1: Put it on Cody’s Tab
Game Time Sports Grille - Arlington, TN A son takes over the failing family business and must battle his belligerent father, a volatile cook, and a filthy kitchen before Jon Taffer shuts it all down.
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
2: Close, But No Cigar
Havana Mix Cigar - Memphis, TN When an old-school Memphis cigar man takes a stab at the bar business, he discovers hiring his millennial son wasn't quite what he had expected.
Sunday, March 25th, 2018
3: Weird Science
Paladino's - Tarzana, CA Two scientists struggle with the correct formula to run a successful bar.
Sunday, April 1st, 2018
4: Ground Control to Major Jon
King's Duck Inn - Merritt Island, FL Jon visits a Cape Canaveral area bar frequented by local NASA astronauts; Jon attempts to get the bar back off the ground before a mother-daughter feud causes a failure to launch.
Sunday, April 8th, 2018
5: Mississippi Rears
Joe's Thirsty Lizard Bar & Grill - Horn Lake, MS A Navy vet finds himself in over his head when he relies on his unqualified friend to manage his failing Mississippi dive bar.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
6: Pole Without a Purpose
Club Platinum - Las Vegas, NV A gentleman's club in Las Vegas, Nev., is in need of some gentlemen.
Sunday, April 29th, 2018
7: An Ode to the Cap'n
Cap N Odie's Lounge - Atlantic Beach, FL A daughter must grapple with the loss of her father as she struggles to find a way to keep his bar afloat and save his legacy.
Sunday, May 6th, 2018
8: Crazy Little Thing Called Selman
Taffer tries to tame the rocket-like owner of the famed Cooper Rocket before he does himself in.
Sunday, May 13th, 2018
9: Caving In
A mother and son find themselves at odds on how to save their failing bar; when mom steps away, her son runs the bar into the ground.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
10: Down and Out in Las Vegas
After years of running a successful bar in Las Vegas, all bets are off for an owner who spends more time drinking than running his bar.
Sunday, June 17th, 2018
11: Father Knows Best
A demanding father struggles to hand over the reins to his daughter or control his unruly customers at this failing biker bar in Central Florida.