Bar Rescue

The BEST episodes of Bar Rescue

Every episode of Bar Rescue ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Bar Rescue!

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.

Last Updated: 8/13/2022Network: Paramount Network
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We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
star
9.84
31 votes

#1 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Season 4 - Episode 46 - Aired 5/15/2016

The Bridge Lounge Tarpon Springs, Florida. A former doctor decides to run The Bridge Lounge, his father's once-successful bar, but runs into trouble when the BP oil spill devastates the local customer base.

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Too Many Managers, Not Enough Man
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8.83
6 votes

#2 - Too Many Managers, Not Enough Man

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired 8/16/2015

Pro's Sports Bar - Chicago, Illinois Jon battles a management-heavy staff that disrespects their owner at a suburban Chicago sports bar with their attitudes and constant arguing.

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Quick-Sandtown Rescue
star
8.29
17 votes

#3 - Quick-Sandtown Rescue

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/24/2022

SandTown Pub – Atlanta, GA – In the heart of Atlanta, Jon helps an owner seize her second chance in life by saving her struggling bar and managing her staff.

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A Commander and His Post
star
8.29
35 votes

#4 - A Commander and His Post

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/11/2021

VFW Post 10054 – Pahrump, NV – Jon goes to VFW Post 10054 in Pahrump, Nevada, where beloved Commander Marty is stepping down to care for his ailing wife, and Steve, his less-experienced replacement, must learn the ropes.

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Blowing Royal Smoke
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8.20
5 votes

#5 - Blowing Royal Smoke

Season 4 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/18/2015

Royal Oaks - Youngstown, Ohio The oldest bar and BBQ joint in Youngstown, Ohio is in the pits as feuding brothers drive away customers with their obnoxious behavior. Can Jon Taffer put the fire back in their bellies before their business goes up in smoke?

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Danny Sits on His Fanny
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8.20
5 votes

#6 - Danny Sits on His Fanny

Season 4 - Episode 47 - Aired 5/22/2016

Cirivello's Bar Long Beach, California. After convincing his friends to invest their life savings, the rookie bar owner of Cirivello's has turned a community staple into a money pit and now faces a hostile takeover.

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Characters Assassination
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8.18
200 votes

#7 - Characters Assassination

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 8/11/2013

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.

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Hurricane Jon Vs Hurricane Sandy
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8.12
57 votes

#8 - Hurricane Jon Vs Hurricane Sandy

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 10/27/2013

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.

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Hogtied Ham's
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8.09
244 votes

#9 - Hogtied Ham's

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/25/2011

Angry Ham's Garage - Framingham, MA Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to save automotive-themed Angry Ham’s Garage from stalling out. Rowdy owners and stonewalling city officials are all lurking right under the hood.

Directors: Darrin Reed
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Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder
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8.03
130 votes

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

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/2/2014

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?

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Viva La Casona
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8.02
41 votes

#11 - Viva La Casona

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/13/2021

La Casona Bar and Grill – Las Vegas, NV – Jon rescues the owners of a historic Las Vegas Mexican restaurant who have a lot of heart but not enough business acumen to keep their dream of being successful restaurateurs alive.

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Meat Sauna
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8.00
209 votes

#12 - Meat Sauna

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/14/2013

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.

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Mother Doesn't Know Best
star
8.00
1 votes

#13 - Mother Doesn't Know Best

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 7/23/2017

Jack's Place - Las Vegas, NV Jon Taffer tries to convince the ultimate maternal figure to make her decisions like a business owner to save her struggling Las Vegas dive bar from closing its doors.

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Don't Mess With Taffer's Wife
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7.98
190 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/7/2013

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?

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I Smell A Rat
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7.98
50 votes

#15 - I Smell A Rat

Season 3 - Episode 38 - Aired 4/27/2014

Oasis Hookah Bar Omaha, NE Oasis Hookah Bar is in dire straits. They serve toxic drinks and have terrible service. To top it all off, there's a dead rat somewhere in the building, but nobody knows where.

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Don't Judge a Booze by its Bottle
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7.97
153 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/14/2013

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.

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A Horse Walks Into a Bar
star
7.96
233 votes

#17 - A Horse Walks Into a Bar

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/7/2013

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.

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Tiki Curse
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7.95
271 votes

#18 - Tiki Curse

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/29/2012

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?

Directors: Glenn GT Taylor
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A Bar Full of Bull
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7.93
176 votes

#19 - A Bar Full of Bull

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/25/2013

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?

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Saving Post 6216
star
7.92
59 votes

#20 - Saving Post 6216

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/29/2020

VFW Post 6216 - Albuquerque, NM – Jon is in Albuquerque, NM, to help Commander Rudy and his staff recruit young veterans to become members and inject new life into his VFW Post 6216 bar and hall.

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Turtle on Its Back
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7.91
265 votes

#21 - Turtle on Its Back

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/10/2013

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?

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A Bar to Take Pride In
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7.91
33 votes

#22 - A Bar to Take Pride In

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/27/2021

Badlands – Las Vegas, NV – Badlands Saloon is a Las Vegas institution proudly serving the LGBTQ+ community, but the owners need Jon's help after the COVID-19 pandemic brings down their business.

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Doing It For Dad
star
7.89
19 votes

#23 - Doing It For Dad

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/10/2022

G. Willickers – Arlington, TX – After losing their father and stepmom, three sisters find themselves unexpectedly owning a bar that they never learned how to run.

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Barely Above Water
star
7.89
198 votes

#24 - Barely Above Water

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/15/2013

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.

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The Mother of All Failures
star
7.88
42 votes

#25 - The Mother of All Failures

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/13/2020

Armadillo Grill - Phoenix, AZ – Jon is at The Armadillo Grill in Phoenix, AZ, to help its beloved owner Brenda who is in over her head and oblivious to a filthy kitchen that is hazardous to both employees and patrons.

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