The BEST Episodes of Bar Rescue

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2019

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.

Hurricane Jon Vs Hurricane Sandy

#1 - Hurricane Jon Vs Hurricane Sandy

Season 3 - Episode 24

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.

star 8.09
54 votes
Scoreboard To Death

#2 - Scoreboard To Death

Season 3 - Episode 33

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.

star 8.00
34 votes
Scary Mary's

#3 - Scary Mary's

Season 3 - Episode 38

Mary's Outpost Grand Prairie, TX The lecherous owner of a dying Texas dive crosses the line with one of Taffer's experts.

star 7.98
44 votes
Characters Assassination

#4 - Characters Assassination

Season 3 - Episode 16

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.

star 7.93
83 votes
Jon T, He Don't Like It

#5 - 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.

star 7.92
106 votes
John And Bert Bought A Bar

#6 - John And Bert Bought A Bar

Season 6 - Episode 35

Harbor Point Club & Grill - Richardson, TX <br>Jon tries to fix the negligent behavior at Harbor Point Club & Grill in Richardson, Texas, where owners drink the profits away and the staff struggles to get one order right.

star 7.91
23 votes
Empty Pockets

#7 - Empty Pockets

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?

star 7.84
102 votes
Turtle on Its Back

#8 - Turtle on Its Back

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?

star 7.76
116 votes
Twerking 9 to 5

#9 - Twerking 9 to 5

Season 6 - Episode 24

Crossroads Grille - Antioch, TN <br>A twerking, drinking, fighting staff threatens a once-thriving bar, leaving Ashley and Robert Gaddy's future at a crossroads.

star 7.74
23 votes
Don't Judge a Booze by its Bottle

#10 - Don't Judge a Booze by its Bottle

Season 3 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.70
87 votes
Beach Bummer

#11 - Beach Bummer

Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.70
107 votes
Directors: Jay Hunter
Writers: Darrin Reed
El Moronte!!

#12 - 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?

star 7.69
111 votes
Barely Above Water

#13 - Barely Above Water

Season 3 - Episode 20

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.

star 7.68
82 votes
Brawlin' Babes

#14 - Brawlin' Babes

Season 3 - Episode 28

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!

star 7.67
46 votes
Muscle Madness

#15 - Muscle Madness

Season 3 - Episode 39

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.

star 7.66
38 votes
Bottomless Pit

#16 - Bottomless Pit

Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.66
110 votes
Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
Writers: Darrin Reed
Tiki Curse

#17 - Tiki Curse

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?

star 7.65
121 votes
Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
Writers: Darrin Reed
Bad to the Bone

#18 - Bad to the Bone

Season 1 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.65
97 votes
Directors: Jay Hunter
Writers: Darrin Reed
Owner Ousted

#19 - Owner Ousted

Season 2 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.65
96 votes
Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
Writers: Darrin Reed
Don't Mess With Taffer's Wife

#20 - Don't Mess With Taffer's Wife

Season 3 - Episode 11

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?

star 7.64
96 votes
Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas

#21 - Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas

Season 3 - Episode 19

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.

star 7.64
87 votes
So We Meet Again, Mr. Taffer

#22 - So We Meet Again, Mr. Taffer

Season 6 - Episode 39

Owners Mark and Ozzie call on Jon for a second time when they need help with their outdated and failing bar The Edge of Town in Blue Springs, MO.

star 7.64
11 votes
On the Rocks

#23 - On the Rocks

Season 2 - Episode 9

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...

star 7.62
87 votes
Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
Writers: Darrin Reed
Bro's Got to Geaux

#24 - Bro's Got to Geaux

Season 3 - Episode 3

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?

star 7.62
103 votes
Land of the Beer and Home of the Misbehaved

#25 - Land of the Beer and Home of the Misbehaved

Season 4 - Episode 42

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.

star 7.62
100 votes