The BEST Episodes of Bar Rescue
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2019
Network: Paramount Network
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - So We Meet Again, Mr. Taffer
Season 6 - Episode 39
Edge of Town - Blue Springs, MO<br> Owners Mark and Ozzie call on Jon for a second time when they need help with their outdated and failing bar The Edge of Town in Blue Springs, MO.
#8 - 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?
#9 - 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?
#10 - 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.
#11 - Un-Civil War
Season 6 - Episode 28
Eliphino - Las Vegas, NV <br>A Las Vegas dive bar with an unused kitchen struggles at the hands of an owner who either can't or won't ask for help and who makes more enemies than friends. Jon Taffer could be his greatest friend and rescue his business... or his worst nightmare if the owner doesn't change his ways.
#12 - 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.
#13 - Reckless Roundhouse
Season 6 - Episode 34
Whiskey Girl Saloon - Fort Worth, TX <br>To save the Whiskey Girl Saloon in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Jon must get an inexperienced co-owner to abandon his hard-partying alter ego, Rick Roundhouse.
#14 - 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.
#15 - Liv'n on a Prayer
Season 6 - Episode 29
LIV Bar and Restaurant - Las Vegas, NV <br>LIV owner Michelle can't figure out what her business is in order to survive in highly competitive Las Vegas, especially with a server who's more interested in making huge tips than doing her job properly. Can Jon help steer Michelle in the right direction for success?
#16 - 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?
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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!
#19 - 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?
#20 - 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.
#21 - All Blaze, No Glory
Season 6 - Episode 33
Thunderbolt Bar & Grill - Pleasant Valley, MO <br>Jenny McCarthy joins Jon to help the Thunderbolt Bar & Grill owner, an inexperienced man with poor leadership skills whose only ally is threatening to withdraw her services.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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...
#25 - 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.