The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue

Last Updated: Apr 23, 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.

Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder

#1 - Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder

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?

star 10.00
1 votes
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Miles from Success

#2 - Miles from Success

Season 6 - Episode 27

star 9.00
1 votes
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Don't Judge a Booze by its Bottle

#3 - 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 8.50
2 votes
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Meat Sauna

#4 - Meat Sauna

Season 3 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.30
4 votes
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Don't Mess With Taffer's Wife

#5 - 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 8.30
3 votes
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Characters Assassination

#6 - 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 8.30
4 votes
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A Bar Full of Bull

#7 - A Bar Full of Bull

Season 3 - Episode 18

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?

star 8.30
3 votes
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Tiki Curse

#8 - 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 8.20
5 votes
Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
Writers: Darrin Reed
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A Horse Walks Into a Bar

#9 - A Horse Walks Into a Bar

Season 3 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.20
5 votes
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Turtle on Its Back

#10 - 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 8.00
5 votes
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There's No Crying in the Bar Business

#11 - There's No Crying in the Bar Business

Season 3 - Episode 14

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.

star 8.00
3 votes
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Play Some Janet Jackson!

#12 - Play Some Janet Jackson!

Season 3 - Episode 15

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?

star 8.00
5 votes
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Corking the Hole

#13 - Corking the Hole

Season 3 - Episode 17

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.

star 8.00
4 votes
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Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas

#14 - 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 8.00
3 votes
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Barely Above Water

#15 - 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 8.00
4 votes
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Put it on Cody’s Tab

#16 - Put it on Cody’s Tab

Season 6 - Episode 1

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.

star 8.00
1 votes
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Scary Mary's

#17 - 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 7.93
43 votes
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Jon T, He Don't Like It

#18 - 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
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Empty Pockets

#19 - 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
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Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb

#20 - Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb

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.

star 7.80
6 votes
Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
Writers: Darrin Reed
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Bottomless Pit

#21 - 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 7.80
4 votes
Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
Writers: Darrin Reed
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Broke Black Sheep

#22 - Broke Black Sheep

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
Writers: Darrin Reed
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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 7.80
4 votes
Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
Writers: Darrin Reed
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Tears for Beers

#24 - Tears for Beers

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.

star 7.80
5 votes
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Karaoke Katastrophe

#25 - Karaoke Katastrophe

Season 3 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.80
5 votes
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