The BEST Episodes of Abby's

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2021

Network: NBC

The best neighborhood bar in San Diego is also an unlicensed, makeshift establishment in Abby's backyard and the perfect gathering place for locals to find camaraderie and sanctuary. To maintain the perfect bar ecosystem, all patrons must abide by a specific set of rules. This includes no cell phones (not even to look something up), understanding that rising through the hierarchy to earn a seat at the bar takes time and knowing that losing a challenge may have some unpleasant and unpalatable drink-related repercussions. As a bar owner, Abby has found her true calling hosting friends and newcomers alike. No-nonsense Abby is ex-military, having served two tours as a staff sergeant in the Marines. Her world is shaken when new landlord Bill, who recently inherited the house from his deceased aunt, unexpectedly shows up and cites all kinds of reasons why the whole venture is illegal. Newly divorced, he is a cautious worrier and definite non-risk-taker who eventually warms to the place and agrees to let the bar remain open, provided Abby makes some changes.

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The Fish

#1 - The Fish

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 13, 2019

When Bill admits to the group that he has Padres season tickets behind home plate that he lost in his divorce, the gang forces him to invite his ex-wife to the bar to reclaim the tickets.

star 7.19
42 votes
Directors: Betsy Thomas
Writers: Chelsea Devantez
Book Club

#2 - Book Club

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 18, 2019

When it's revealed that Fred has a crush on a bar patron, Abby and Beth encourage a reluctant Fred to start dating.

star 7.07
67 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Shaun Diston
Mail Bin

#3 - Mail Bin

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 25, 2019

Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

star 6.98
58 votes
Writers: Jacquie Walters, Taylor Cox
Soda Gun

#4 - Soda Gun

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 9, 2019

When Abby and Bill hire a professional repairman to the fix the broken soda gun that Fred installed, they're surprised by the repercussions. James takes a stab at the emergency plan for the bar.

star 6.96
52 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Betsy Thomas

#5 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 28, 2019

Abby's unlicensed backyard bar hits a major snag when new landlord Bill, who recently inherited the house from his deceased aunt, shows up and proposes major changes.

star 6.95
132 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman

#6 - Backup

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 30, 2019

Bill offends Abby when he innocently steps in to resolve an issue with unruly customers. Meanwhile, James accidentally breaks Beth’s beloved mug but refuses to confess.

star 6.93
43 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Noah Garfinkel
Rosie's Band

#7 - Rosie's Band

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 30, 2019

Abby finally allows Rosie's band to perform at the bar. When the band isn't exactly what Abby hoped it would be, she has trouble telling Rosie the truth.

star 6.91
45 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Josh Malmuth
Free Alcohol Day

#8 - Free Alcohol Day

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 11, 2019

When a secret about Abby’s dating history is revealed, Beth worries she might not be as close to Abby as she hoped. The gang enjoys a few too many drinks thanks to a visit from a liquor promoter.

star 6.88
76 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Brigitte Liebowitz
Liquid Courage

#9 - Liquid Courage

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 2, 2019

James gets offered a new position at work that he worries he's not qualified for, so Abby serves up some tequila shots in order to get him to accept the promotion. when James gets a little too much liquid courage, he offends Abby's neighbor.

star 6.81
58 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Marc Muszynski, Russ Finkelstein
Rule Change

#10 - Rule Change

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 4, 2019

Abby and Bill clash when he proposes a change to one of the coveted bar rules. Facing an impasse, the two appeal to the bar regulars to help settle their dispute.

star 6.54
74 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Niki Schwartz Wright