The BEST Episodes of Sullivan & Son

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2020

Network: TBS

Sullivan and Son takes place in a popular and legendary neighborhood bar in a working-class neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Penn. Filled with locals and regulars, Sullivan & Son is the unofficial “town hall” to the neighborhood. Steve Sullivan is the son of the current owner of the bar and the grandson of its founder. His Irish-American father and his Korean-American mother never expected their son to leave his job as a successful corporate attorney in New York and return to the old neighborhood to take over Sullivan & Son. But that’s just what he’s done. And so begins Steve’s quest for a more meaningful and rewarding life behind the bar.

Ladies Night

#1 - Ladies Night

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 27, 2013

Steve holds a Ladies' Night in an effort to boost his reputation on social media. A newly made-over Melanie is hit on by duplicitous ladies’ man Neal. And Hank unknowingly courts a Filipino ladyboy named Angel.

star 7.98
85 votes
Directors: Walt Becker
Writers: Zak Shaikh
How Carol Got Her Groove Back

#2 - How Carol Got Her Groove Back

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 30, 2012

Carol gets the blues when she discovers she's going through menopause. Ahmed tries to make her feel better, but his attempts backfire.

star 7.77
47 votes
Over the Edge

#3 - Over the Edge

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 15, 2013

A plastic spider hidden in a bowl of peanuts leads to an all-out prank war. And Susan helps Carol through a difficult audit. Fortunately, the auditor is a man.

star 7.66
58 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Writers: Caleb Bacon

#4 - Reunited

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 22, 2013

The bar's chances of winning the yearly karaoke contest are threatened when Carol starts dating a handsome singer, which makes Owen jealous. Meanwhile, Roy, Susan and Ahmed meet a drunk Ok Cha.

star 7.53
88 votes
Directors: Phill Lewis
Writers: Tim Fall
Hank Speech

#5 - Hank Speech

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 13, 2012

A coworker files an HR complaint against Hank for making "inappropriate comments." Meanwhile, Susan bonds with her mother.

star 7.43
104 votes
Winning Is Everything

#6 - Winning Is Everything

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 11, 2013

Steve is the new coach of the bar's peewee hockey team, but competition with fellow coach and childhood rival Lyle Winkler spurs him to reconsider his "everybody plays" mentality. Meanwhile, Ok Cha meets her "free pass."

star 7.43
111 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Dan Cohen, F.J. Pratt
Who's Your Daddy

#7 - Who's Your Daddy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 2, 2012

An annual father-and-son darts tournament triggers personal dramas, as Owen decides to find his biological father and Jack struggles with abandonment issues. Meanwhile, Hank and Carol try to conceal an old secret.

star 7.41
109 votes
Creepy Love Songs

#8 - Creepy Love Songs

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 16, 2012

The guys discover that an old comic book is valuable, so they try to sell it to a collector. Meanwhile, Owen and Carol showcase a new act at the bar; and Steve and Melanie try to crack middle-school mysteries.

star 7.41
105 votes
The Fifth Musketeer

#9 - The Fifth Musketeer

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 23, 2012

The dates come pouring in for Steve when Ok Cha creates a fake online profile for him. Inspired, the guys set up their own faux dating profiles and try to learn dating secrets from a highly regarded bachelor.

star 7.40
106 votes
Everybody Loved Frank

#10 - Everybody Loved Frank

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 24, 2014

A widow arrives at the bar telling the gang that a regular has passed away, but the group doesn't remember the deceased. Elsewhere, Roy, Owen and Ahmed plot to get funds for an Atlantic City trip.

star 7.39
88 votes
The Bar Birthday

#11 - The Bar Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 26, 2012

Steve hosts a party for the 50th anniversary of the bar bringing back a lot of people and memories, not all good. Steve and Melanie uncover a secret about the origins of the bar. Jack and Ok Cha quarrel over the unearthed details of their courtship. Owen and Carol act as wingmen for each other with their former high school classmates.

star 7.39
107 votes
About a Boy, His Mother, and the Man They're Dating

#12 - About a Boy, His Mother, and the Man They're Dating

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 1, 2014

Carol reconnects with a sightly man, but complications ensue when her son Owen wants to spend a lot of time with him. Elsewhere, Ok Cha is pitted against Roy in an eating contest featuring spicy food.

star 7.38
56 votes
Personal Injury

#13 - Personal Injury

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 8, 2013

When Ok Cha injures her leg in a traffic accident with Gary, her charming-but-antagonistic neighbor, Steve discovers things aren't quite what they seem. Is Gary at fault? Or is his mom a con artist? Meanwhile, the guys try to cure Hank's glaucoma with marijuana-spiked brownies.

star 7.36
87 votes
Writers: Shelly Gossman
You, Me and Gary

#14 - You, Me and Gary

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 9, 2014

Melanie and Steve want to keep things quiet after their kiss, but Melanie's nosy neighbor cannot keep a secret.

star 7.35
79 votes
A Kiss Is Never Just a Kiss

#15 - A Kiss Is Never Just a Kiss

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 2, 2014

Melanie helps Steve impress a new woman; Hank's doctor prescribes him testosterone, but a mishap leads to a "juiced up" Hank.

star 7.35
80 votes
The Prodigal Sister

#16 - The Prodigal Sister

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 6, 2012

Steve's con-artist sister arrives and stirs up trouble at the bar. Meanwhile, Doug tries to bolster his confidence; and Susan confronts Ok Cha about being overly critical.

star 7.29
106 votes
Hank Goes Black

#17 - Hank Goes Black

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 5, 2014

Roy's mom moves back to town and starts dating Hank; Owen and Ahmed's friendship is threatened by a girl.

star 7.29
87 votes
Open Mic Night

#18 - Open Mic Night

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 29, 2014

Having an Open Mic night at the bar to get on the Hot List in The Pittsburgh Reader; Susan's new talent making fun of Ok Cha; Carol and Owen's inappropriate act saves the day.

star 7.28
83 votes
Luck of the Half-Irish

#19 - Luck of the Half-Irish

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 15, 2014

One of the bar stools is declared lucky after a visit from race car driver Brad Keselowski, who finally breaks his losing streak. The gang benefits from the luck until Steve breaks the stool and the bar turns on him.

star 7.27
85 votes
Sullivan's Travels

#20 - Sullivan's Travels

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 26, 2014

Steve complains that he never gets time off from the bar; Jack shows him what life would be like if me missed crucial points in the gang's life.

star 7.25
52 votes
Monkey Plate

#21 - Monkey Plate

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 19, 2014

Steve and Susan try throwing the perfect party for Ok Cha's birthday, but cousin Jenny's arrival brings up an old family feud over a monkey plate; Roy has rare field passes to a game and Own and Ahmed compete for the extra pass.

star 7.24
86 votes

#22 - Rumspringa

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 18, 2013

Steve's morals are tested when Ruth, an innocent Amish girl, enters the bar on her Rumspringa, searching for a man to give her a "wooden bird." Things get more complicated when Owen becomes convinced Ruth is his long-lost-sister. He suddenly becomes her over-protective big brother. Meanwhile, Ok Cha becomes addicted to the power of her first credit card and gets into a minor traffic accident with a NASCAR driver.

star 7.24
84 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Writers: Valeri Vaughn
Last, Best, and Final

#23 - Last, Best, and Final

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 19, 2012

Steve Sullivan returns home to Pittsburgh to celebrate his father, Jack Sullivan's birthday. He quickly learns that Jack is retiring and selling the family bar Sullivan & Son. Steve contemplates leaving his New York corporate life behind to buy the bar from his parents.

star 7.24
185 votes
Lyle & Son

#24 - Lyle & Son

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 22, 2014

Steve's old rival opens a bar across the street and he is out out for payback from a childhood wrestling match; settling their differences with a bartending competition; Carol's new boss at the DMV drives her crazy.

star 7.24
85 votes
Hank Hallucinations

#25 - Hank Hallucinations

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 25, 2013

Steve and the bar crowd worry that Hank has Alzheimer's when he is visited by a vision of "Wheel of Fortune's" Pat Sajak, who guest-stars as himself. Meanwhile, clad in new suits, Owen and Ahmed accidentally take two classy ladies to the most expensive restaurant in Pittsburgh, but can't pay the bill.

star 7.23
112 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Writers: Dan Cohen, F.J. Pratt