Bar Rescue Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Bar Rescue: Season 4 (2014)

Bar Rescue: Season 3 (2013 - 2014)

  • Season 3 Episode 41: The Lost Episode

    Taking on a hot-tempered New Jersey bar owner who can't stop kicking people out of his bar.

  • Season 3 Episode 40: Muscle Madness

    Jon Taffer helps the friends and co-owners of The End Zone Sports Bar and Grill, Houston, Texas, tackle their disagreements. Their fighting is affecting their staff, and Jon discovers this is just the tip of the iceberg when he uncovers unpaid taxes, hygiene violations and bad behaviour in the bar

  • Season 3 Episode 39: Scary Mary's

    Jon Taffer sets out to salvage the fortunes of a struggling bar called Mary's Outpost in Grand Prairie, Texas, where majority owner Bill and co-owner Joe are $250,000 in debt. The filth and smell in the kitchen almost make Jon sick, and he becomes so disgusted with Bill's sexist behaviour that he is not sure he even wants to try to save the establishment

  • Season 3 Episode 38: I Smell a Rat

    Jon Taffer immediately notices a bad smell at the Oasis Hookah Bar in Omaha, Nebraska, when he visits the establishment, which is in need of help because of falling profits. The nightclub owner is shocked when he uncovers a drunk manager, appalling hygiene, toxic drinks and even a dead rat

  • Season 3 Episode 37: When Life Doesn't Hand You Lemons

    Bar and nightclub owner Jon Taffer visits Pat's Cocktails, a run-down sports bar in Hollywood, California, where he tries to make its manager appreciate he needs to start addressing the needs of his business rather than spending so much time canoodling with his wife. Narrated by PJ King

    Tuesday 23rd December 2:00pm EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 36: Taxed Out in Texas

    Bar and nightclub business expert Jon Taffer and his team attempt to salvage the fortunes of a biker bar that has a bad reputation and losses of $6,000 a month. Owner Jeff Simon has failed to get rid of the rowdy clientele or control his bartenders, who scream at customers and inflate their tabs. Can Jon fix the problems?

    Saturday 27th December 9:00am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 35: Grow Some Meatballs!

    Jon Taffer and his team visit The Tailgate in Santa Clarita, California, which has struggled since sibling owners Mike and Diane Miller hired inexperienced family members. Their father and manager advised them to sack their new employees when they proved to be a liability, but they didn't listen to him and now the bar is on the brink of closure

  • Season 3 Episode 34: Scoreboard to Death

    Jon Taffer and his team of experts visit Scoreboard - a failing sports bar and grill in Norwalk, California. Larry Herrick bought the establishment for his daughter Michelle six years ago, but under her management it is heavily in debt. Jon deals with problems such as novice staff and a health and safety nightmare as he attempts to turn its fortunes around

    Tuesday 23rd December 11:00am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 33: Punch-Drunk & Trailer-Trashed

    Nightclub owner Jon Taffer visits a feuding, dysfunctional family in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to help with their failing establishment O'Face Bar - but has second thoughts when he witnesses their outrageous behaviour

  • Season 3 Episode 32: Critters and Quitters

    Bar and nightclub owner Jon Taffer heads to Kansas to transform the ailing fortunes of KC's Neighbourhood Bar and Grill, which is having problems handling the influence of its over-generous retired manager, and suffering from poor hygiene and a raccoon infestation. Narrated by PJ King

    Tuesday 23rd December 5:00pm EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 31: Hostile Takeover

    Jon Taffer comes to the aid of a struggling Irish pub, where the proprietor's loud mouth and heavy drinking risk alienating his brother and best friend, who together hold a majority stake. The presenter performs his first hostile takeover, persuading the other business owners to overrule him and act to save the bar

    Tuesday 23rd December 4:00pm EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 30: Twin vs. Twin

    Jon Taffer attempts to diffuse the sibling rivalry between two identical twins whose egos have overshadowed their original business plan

    Tuesday 23rd December 3:00pm EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 29: Brawlin' Babes

    Jon Taffer attempts to turn around the fortunes of a failing sports bar that regularly features in-house brawls, and he soon discovers that he will also have to deal with infighting among the staff

    Monday 22nd December 9:00am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 28: Music City Mess

    A country music snob with an explosive personality turns to Taffer for help.

  • Season 3 Episode 27: Hole in None

    Entertainment industry expert Jon Taffer helps the owners of a golf-themed bar that is in need of renovation to succeed

  • Season 3 Episode 26: Empty Bottles Full Cans

    Nightclub owner Jon Taffer helps a bar manager who is making life difficult for himself by allowing customers to consume their own alcohol on his premises. Narrated by PJ King

    Tuesday 23rd December 12:00pm EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 25: Attack of the Yummy Mommies

    Jon Taffer heads to Las Vegas to help a struggling motorsports bar by making it more attractive to the area's large percentage of divorced women

    Monday 22nd December 2:05am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 24: Hurricane Jon vs. Hurricane Sandy

    Jon Taffer tries to repair the Bungalow Bar in Rockaway Beach, New York, after it was battered by Hurricane Sandy

    Tomorrow at 3:14am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 23: Grandpa Got Run Over by His Grandkids

    Jon Taffer lays it on the line to some ungrateful grandchildren who are in the process of blowing the $4million that their grandfather invested in a Las Vegas bar

  • Season 3 Episode 22: Jon of the Dead

    Hospitality industry expert Jon Taffer helps two former members of the music business who are struggling with the horror-themed bar they own

  • Season 3 Episode 21: Crappy Cantina

    Nar and nightclub owner Jon Taffer helps two brothers who have opened up a death-metal bar that is being partly subsidised by their parents' retirement fund. Narrated by PJ King

  • Season 3 Episode 20: Barely Above Water

    Jon Taffer and his team try to turn one failing bar into two successful ones, while also finding time to help the owners patch up their marriage

  • Season 3 Episode 19: Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Bar and nightclub owner Jon Taffer visits Hammers in Las Vegas. He attempts to help their owners, who despite both being classically-trained chefs, have grown tired of each other

  • Season 3 Episode 18: A Bar Full of Bull

    Jon Taffer and his team of experts visit New England as they attempt to salvage the fortunes of a struggling bar featuring a faulty mechanical bull ride that was supposed to be a major draw

  • Season 3 Episode 17: Corking the Hole

    Nightclub owner Jon Taffer visits Cliques, a bar near Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he hopes to make the establishment more attractive to the personnel of a nearby military base and reverse its current decline in popularity

    Thursday 25th December 2:01am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 16: Characters Assassination

    John Taffer arrives in the Deep South to help change the fortunes of a bar run by a New York family, and immediately has some thoughts about the provocative outfits worn by the waitresses, and the absurdly lengthy menu. Narrated by PJ King

  • Season 3 Episode 15: Play. Some. Janet. Jackson!

    Jon Taffer is tasked with helping Las Vegas' first gay nightclub Gypsy. The team of experts sets out to help the venue regain some of the polish and attraction that were sacrificed partly as a result of its inebriated owner

    Tuesday 23rd December 1:00pm EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 14: There's No Crying in the Bar Business

    Jon Taffer heads to a sports bar in Georgia where the owner's unhappiness has blinded her to the massive amount of cash being stolen by the staff

  • Season 3 Episode 13: Two Flew Over the Handlebars

    In Pawcatuck, Connecticut, Jon tries to get a struggling biker bar - which is run by two hard-drinking sisters - back on the right road. US reality series following bar and nightclub owner Jon Taffer and his team of experts as they attempt to salvage the fortunes of struggling establishments

  • Season 3 Episode 12: Don't Judge a Booze by its Bottle

    Jon Taffer tries to help a failing nightclub in North Carolina, where he is dismayed to discover staff refilling premium liquor bottles with cheap alcohol

    Thursday 25th December 3:00am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 11: Don't Mess With Taffer's Wife

    While Jon Taffer attempts to turn around a failing Las Vegas bar, its aggressive owner pays a little too much attention to his wife, Nicole

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Meat Sauna

    Jon Taffer and his team focus their efforts on raising the spirits of a struggling comedy club, where smoke from the burger bar often fills the room and both the owners and customers are unhappy

    Tomorrow at 2:13am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 3 Episode 9: A Horse Walks Into a Bar

    Jon Taffer tries to help bar owners in Arizona who drink on the job, serve poor quality food and struggle with their finances. However, he must first contend with the fact they allow motorcycles and horses on to the premises

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Karaoke Katastrophe

    Jon Taffer and his team of experts attempt to salvage the fortunes of America's first karaoke bar, Dimples in Burbank, California. However, they have their work cut out due to the dated decor, an angry chef and an oblivious owner, who is also a hoarder

  • Season 3 Episode 7: In a Pinch

    Jon Taffer visits Lona's Wardlow Station in California, which has fallen out of favour with locals because of a bar game involving lobsters, and helps to reverse the establishment's fortunes and make it popular once more

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Jon T, He Don't Like It

    Jon Taffer visits the Kasbah Lounge in Aurora, Colorado, a nightclub and bar that was once considered an urban hotspot in the area but is now struggling to draw the crowds in

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Empty Pockets

    Jon Taffer takes on a billiards bar in Denver and its slightly dictatorial owner, who reluctantly agrees to a set of important changes to revitalise the flagging business, including a new themed menu and cocktails. However, persuading the overworked kitchen staff and bartenders to agree will prove a further challenge

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Tears for Beers

    Bar and nightclub owner Jon Taffer travels to Austin, Texas, to help a couple whose marriage is on the line along with their business. The establishment on the historic Sixth Street appears to be too cool for its own customers, and Jon does all he can to stop it from failing

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Bro's Got to Geaux

    Jon Taffer tackles a run-down college bar in New Orleans with a reputation for serving underage customers. To make matters worse, the owner has employed several of his friends as bartenders, which only serves to contribute to the unprofessional feel around the place

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Rock 'N Roaches

    Presenter Jon Taffer visits Headhunters, a rock and goth bar in Austin, Texas, where he finds a serious cockroach infestation and tasteless musical performances among the venue's many issues, and faces resistance as he gets the difficult owner to clean up his act

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Turtle on Its Back

    The US reality series revitalising struggling bars returns from a break as Jon Taffer attempts to rescue a venue that should be thriving on New Orleans' Bourbon Street, but is instead in decline. Before he can try to turn its fortunes around, he must convince the owner to stop trying to imitate rival watering holes and come up with some ideas of his own. Narrated by PJ King

Bar Rescue: Season 2 (2012)

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Bikini Bust

    Jon Taffer visits a bar in Orange County, California, called Extremes, which is trying to draw the crowds with beautiful, bikini-clad waitresses, but is less than a month away from having to close its doors. He sets out to discover where the owner is going wrong, and finds a man who may be a little too fond of his own product, plus some extremely nasty hygiene issues

  • Season 2 Episode 9: On the Rocks

    Nightclub owner Jon Taffer tries to save a failing bar in Laguna Niguel, California, which only seems to attract the oldest swingers in town, despite there being six colleges in its catchment area. The regulars are not happy that Jon is keen to cater for a different crowd - by introducing a dress code that bans biker jackets, ripped clothes and baseball caps - and he faces a tough task trying to persuade the staff to change their ways

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Owner Ousted

    Jon Taffer attempts to save 'Win, Place or Show', a failing bar in Fairfield, Ohio. However, the owner, a former navy man, does not appear to be fully conversant with the skills needed to run a successful business, and fails to understand the seriousness of the situation

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Weber's of Lies

    Jon Taffer turns his attention to former strip club and live music venue Weber's Place in Reseda, California, which is experiencing financial difficulties. He soon discovers the bartender has been stealing money and fires the man himself, before deciding the whole place could do with a makeover - suggesting a Caribbean theme focused on rum-based drinks

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Broke Black Sheep

    Jon Taffer and his team visit a failing family-owned bar in Cincinnati, Ohio, which was a success when it first opened in 2007, but has suffered as a result of owner Scott leaving it with no functioning management as he juggles two other jobs. Jon also discovers that Scott has taken out secret loans to keep the business afloat

    Tuesday 23rd December 10:00am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 2 Episode 5: Bottomless Pit

    Jon Taffer has his hands full trying to rescue a failing bar in Orange, California, called the Olive Pit. Owned by a retired banker, Jon soon discovers why the bar is losing so much money and has operated at a loss for the last two years. US reality series following a bar and nightclub owner and his team of experts as they attempt to salvage the fortunes of struggling establishments

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Mystique or Murder?

    Jon Taffer tries to change the fortunes of the Mystique Lounge, a nightclub in West Palm Beach, Florida. The establishment is plagued by poorly trained staff and management problems, and has a bad reputation among locals since a murder occurred there three years previously

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Murphy's Mess

    Jon Taffer tries to fix a rat-infested bar owned by two fraternity brothers in Fells Point, Maryland, but the project gets derailed when he discovers the building is about to collapse

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Tiki Curse

    Jon Taffer visits a tiki bar that is failing despite being located on a prime stretch of beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It soon becomes clear that the root of the problem lies with the Bamboo Beach's owner, whose indecisiveness and overly tolerant nature have had a disastrous effect on his staff

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb

    Jon Taffer visits the Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he finds himself awash with problems. The owner and staff want to keep the pirate theme, despite the fact it is slowly sinking the business, and mutiny is in the air when Jon forces the staff to cater to the city's corporate clientele

Bar Rescue: Season 1 (2011)

  • Season 1 Episode 10: Hogtied Ham's

    Jon Taffer visits Framingham, Massachusetts, to help the rowdy owners of car-themed bar and grill Angry Ham's Garage improve their service, but he struggles with city officials

  • Season 1 Episode 9: Bar Fight

    Jon Taffer helps a baseball player-turned-bar owner as he tries to revive the decaying Canyon Inn in Yorba Linda, California, which has seen better days

  • Season 1 Episode 8: Chumps

    Jon Taffer visits a dated sports bar in Burbank, California, where he advises the owner to update the decor and take control of the carefree staff to win back clientele

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Bad to the Bone

    Jon Taffer visits the Chicken Bone, a failing bar in Boston, Massachusetts, where he tries to help the owner avoid financial ruin by transforming the establishment

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Swanky Troubles

    Jon Taffer heads to Philadelphia, where he tries to breathe new life into failing champagne bar Swanky Bubbles. He begins by focusing on the sprawling menu, and what he considers to be the worst bar layout in America

  • Season 1 Episode 5: The Blue Frog Sings the Blues

    The Blue Frog 22 is a failing bar in Chicago.

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Shabby Abbey

    Nightclub owner Jon Taffer visits the Abbey Pub, a music venue and family-owned bar in Chicago, and tries to return it to its former glory, but discovers that two of the sibling managers do not see eye to eye

  • Season 1 Episode 3: The Blue Frog

    Nightclub owner Jon Taffer visits the Blue Frog 22, a failing bar in Chicago, where he tries to persuade the mother-and-son owners to get rid of the establishment's current look, which he believes is dragging them down

    Tuesday 23rd December 9:00am EST - Spike TV
  • Season 1 Episode 2: Fallen Angels

    US reality series following bar and nightclub owner Jon Taffer and his team of experts as they attempt to salvage the fortunes of struggling establishments by providing their owners with honest, no-nonsense advice. In the opening episode, Jon takes a trip to Corona in California, where a failing biker bar is struggling with a rowdy clientele and a scandalous reputation, thanks in part to bikini-clad bartenders and the fact that it's right next door to a strip club

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Beach Bummer

    US reality series following bar and nightclub owner Jon Taffer and his team of experts as they attempt to salvage the fortunes of struggling establishments by providing their owners with honest, no-nonsense advice. In this episode, Jon is called to Redondo Beach in California, where Kilkenny's Irish pub is in decline. Though bar manager Carlos threatens the success of both Jon and the pub itself, owner Allie refuses to fire him

Bar Rescue: Special (2014)

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