The WORST episodes of Bar Rescue

Every episode of Bar Rescue ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 4/17/2024Network: Paramount NetworkStatus: Continuing
Bar Over Troubled Water
5 votes

#1 - Bar Over Troubled Water

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/26/2017

Big Mike's Sports Bar & Grill - Denham Springs, LA Taffer rescues a successful bar, and the beacon of a community, that was destroyed by flooding in Louisiana.

Father Knows Best
4 votes

#2 - Father Knows Best

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/17/2018

No Name Saloon - Edgewater, FL A demanding father struggles to hand over the reins to his daughter or control his unruly customers at this failing biker bar in Central Florida.

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Not Cleared for Takeoff
3 votes

#3 - Not Cleared for Takeoff

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/1/2018

The Airliner - Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, CA Jon must help reignite a bar owner's passion for his notorious East LA music venue.

The Unlucky Leprechaun
6 votes

#4 - The Unlucky Leprechaun

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/10/2017

Lucky Leprechaun Irish Saloon - Davenport, FL Jon Taffer has to convince a foul-mouthed owner to change his ways before the bar he owns with his ex-wife shuts down for good.

The Unwanted Saloon
2 votes

#5 - The Unwanted Saloon

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 8/5/2018

The Wanted Saloon - Dickson, TN Jon heads to middle-of-nowhere Tennessee to rescue The Wanted Saloon, whose remote location is just the first of many challenges.

Mother Doesn't Know Best
3 votes

#6 - 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.

Momster's Ball
4 votes

#7 - Momster's Ball

Season 4 - Episode 49 - Aired 7/17/2016

Baseline Sports Bar Tempe, Arizona. Jon is called in to help the failing owner of Baseline Sports Bar, whose sexually exploitive spaghetti wrestling events have driven away female customers.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fatballs
41 votes

#8 - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fatballs

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/29/2018

Fatballs - Jacksonville, FL Jon Taffer tries to rescue a Jacksonville sportsbar with a horrible reputation and an even worse name that leaves the bar without a single customer.

Un-Civil War
39 votes

#9 - Un-Civil War

Season 6 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/28/2019

Eliphino - Las Vegas, NV 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.

Don't Cry for Me Jon Taffer
1 votes

#10 - Don't Cry for Me Jon Taffer

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/17/2019

RJ'S Replay - Tucson, AZ Jon attempts to save sports bar RJ's Replays, which is full of potential but failing due to poor management, and mend the owner's relationships with his wife and parents.

Pole Without a Purpose
2 votes

#11 - Pole Without a Purpose

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/22/2018

Club Platinum - Las Vegas, NV A gentleman's club in Las Vegas, Nev., is in need of some gentlemen.

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Don't Tell Mom the Bar is Dead
5 votes

#12 - Don't Tell Mom the Bar is Dead

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/19/2017

St8 Pub - Englewood, Colorado. An abrasive owner takes advantage of his mom's generosity to take over a craft beer bar from his landlord.

Ripper's Rookie House
55 votes

#13 - Ripper's Rookie House

Season 4 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/1/2015

Ripper's Rock House - Akron, Ohio Rock legend and former Judas Priest front man turned bar owner calls on Jon Taffer to amp up his struggling live music venue before he's forced to pull the plug on the entire business.

Till Debt Do Us Part
58 votes

#14 - Till Debt Do Us Part

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/4/2015

Caribe Night Club - San Diego, California A womanizing owner and his enraged wife struggle with their run-down Caribbean bar; Taffer tries to turn the bar around before the business hits the rocks and the owner's wife bails.

Horseshoe Bend It Like Bar Rescue
31 votes

#15 - Horseshoe Bend It Like Bar Rescue

Season 8 - Episode 33 - Aired 5/14/2023

Jon must save a small country bar in rural Idaho from going under while teaching the General Manager how to be a true leader.

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Ants with Wings, Bro!
59 votes

#16 - Ants with Wings, Bro!

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 7/26/2015

Tonic Lounge - Portland, Oregon Motivating the inattentive owner of a failing Portland music venue that has an ant infestation.

Rescue on the River
30 votes

#17 - Rescue on the River

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/22/2022

AJ’s on the River – Gibsonton, FL – A riverside bar in Florida is struggling to stay afloat due to a manager with no experience, a staff co-mingling and a wildly out-of-line menu for their community.

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Miles from Success
29 votes

#18 - Miles from Success

Season 6 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/21/2019

Kiva Lounge and Bar - San Marcos, TX Two burnout rockers have lost $200,000 just two years into owning their bar. Now Jon has to make them face the music and grow up before their lights turn off for good.

Loveless in Loveland
25 votes

#19 - Loveless in Loveland

Season 8 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/2/2023

Blue Sports Grille in Loveland, CO. The owner is in danger of losing his marriage and retirement dreams if Jon can't get him to step up, make changes and create an identity for his bar.

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Big Trouble in Little China Grove
36 votes

#20 - Big Trouble in Little China Grove

Season 6 - Episode 30 - Aired 5/12/2019

The China Grove Trading Post - China Grove, TX When the owners of a country bar, a couple on the brink of retirement, can't stop enabling their belligerent daughter, Jon must get them to face facts.

Sour Lemons and Bitter Business
60 votes

#21 - Sour Lemons and Bitter Business

Season 4 - Episode 32 - Aired 10/25/2015

Martini Brothers Burger Bar - Youngstown, Ohio Bitter owners clash with their landlord and partner, who would rather paint fruit in the name of art, than fight to save this failing Ohio burger bar.

Shutting Down the Confetti Party
22 votes

#22 - Shutting Down the Confetti Party

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/17/2022

Confetti’s Bar & Grill – Peachtree Corners, GA – Jon helps an owner who battled childhood illness and the loss of his father learn how to run a bar and manage a business.

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Desi, You Got Some 'Splainin' to Do
169 votes

#23 - Desi, You Got Some 'Splainin' to Do

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/2/2017

Desi Romano's Sports Bar & Grill - Chalmette, LA After suffering a stroke, a bar owner is on the verge of losing his family legacy.

Wreck It Ralph
32 votes

#24 - Wreck It Ralph

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/15/2021

True Grit Taver (New Name: The Roost) – Maricopa, AZ – Jon heads to Arizona to help save True Grit Tavern, whose owner Ralph's focus on other business ventures and lack of experience has put his family in over $500,000 of debt.

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Mandala Down
34 votes

#25 - Mandala Down

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/12/2015

Mandala Lounge - San Mateo, CA A self-proclaimed “nightlife expert” afflicted by mounting debt and a ballooning ego butts heads with Jon Taffer as he battles to show him the error of his ways.

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