The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue

#1 - Turtle on Its Back 7.83

Season 3 - Episode 1

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?


#2 - Demolition Man

Season 4 - Episode 45


#3 - El Moronte!!

Season 4 - Episode 4

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?


#4 - Rock N Roaches 7.57

Season 3 - Episode 2

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.


#5 - Shabby Abbey 7.44

Season 1 - Episode 3

The Abbey Pub 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.

Directors: Jay Hunter

#6 - Downey's and Out 7.60

Season 1 - Episode 2

Downey's Irish Pub Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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.

Directors: Jay Hunter

#7 - Schmuck Dynasty

Season 4 - Episode 3

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.


#8 - Tiki Curse 7.59

Season 2 - Episode 2

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?


#9 - Fallen Angels 7.42

Season 1 - Episode 1

Angel's Sports Bar Corona, California 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.

Directors: Jay Hunter

#10 - Swanky Troubles 7.15

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

Directors: Jay Hunter

#11 - Mystique or Murder? 7.59

Season 2 - Episode 4

Mystique Lounge West Palm Beach, Florida 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?


#12 - Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder 7.79

Season 4 - Episode 5

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?


#13 - Tears for Beers 7.39

Season 3 - Episode 4

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.


#14 - Murphy's Mess 7.60

Season 2 - Episode 3

J.A. Murphy's Fells Point, Maryland 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.


#15 - Thugs with Mugs

Season 4 - Episode 2

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.


#16 - Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb 7.45

Season 2 - Episode 1

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.


#17 - Beach Bummer 7.83

Season 1 - Episode 4

Kilkenny's 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.

Directors: Jay Hunter

#18 - Broke Black Sheep 7.61

Season 2 - Episode 6

Black Sheep, Cheviot, Ohio 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.


#19 - Empty Pockets 7.94

Season 3 - Episode 5

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?


#20 - Bottomless Pit 7.71

Season 2 - Episode 5

Olive Pit Orange, California 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.


#21 - Jon T, He Don't Like It

Season 3 - Episode 6

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.


#22 - Win, Lose, or Brawl

Season 5 - Episode 6

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.


#23 - Bad to the Bone 7.63

Season 1 - Episode 7

The Chicken Bone 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.

Directors: Jay Hunter

#24 - Weber's of Lies 7.68

Season 2 - Episode 7

Weber's Place Reseda, California 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.


#25 - In a Pinch 7.70

Season 3 - Episode 7

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?