The BEST episodes of Sullivan & Son

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

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.

Last Updated: 1/8/2023Network:TBS
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Ladies Night
star
7.99
81 votes

#1 - Ladies Night

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/27/2013

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.

Directors: Walt Becker
Writer: Zak Shaikh
Watch Now:Amazon
How Carol Got Her Groove Back
star
7.80
44 votes

#2 - How Carol Got Her Groove Back

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/30/2012

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

Watch Now:Amazon
Over the Edge
star
7.69
54 votes

#3 - Over the Edge

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/15/2013

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Writer: Caleb Bacon
Watch Now:Amazon
Reunited
star
7.52
85 votes

#4 - Reunited

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/22/2013

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.

Directors: Phill Lewis
Writer: Tim Fall
Watch Now:Amazon
Hank Speech
star
7.43
101 votes

#5 - Hank Speech

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/13/2012

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

Watch Now:Amazon
The Fifth Musketeer
star
7.40
102 votes

#6 - The Fifth Musketeer

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/23/2012

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Who's Your Daddy
star
7.40
106 votes

#7 - Who's Your Daddy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/2/2012

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Winning Is Everything
star
7.40
106 votes

#8 - Winning Is Everything

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/11/2013

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."

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Everybody Loved Frank
star
7.40
83 votes

#9 - Everybody Loved Frank

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/24/2014

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.

Personal Injury
star
7.39
83 votes

#10 - Personal Injury

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/8/2013

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.

Creepy Love Songs
star
7.38
101 votes

#11 - Creepy Love Songs

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/16/2012

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
You, Me and Gary
star
7.37
78 votes

#12 - You, Me and Gary

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/9/2014

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

Watch Now:Amazon
The Bar Birthday
star
7.37
104 votes

#13 - The Bar Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/26/2012

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
A Kiss Is Never Just a Kiss
star
7.37
79 votes

#14 - A Kiss Is Never Just a Kiss

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/2/2014

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

Hank Goes Black
star
7.36
84 votes

#15 - Hank Goes Black

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/5/2014

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

Open Mic Night
star
7.35
80 votes

#16 - Open Mic Night

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/29/2014

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.

About a Boy, His Mother, and the Man They're Dating
star
7.35
49 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/1/2014

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.

Luck of the Half-Irish
star
7.31
81 votes

#18 - Luck of the Half-Irish

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/15/2014

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.

Lyle & Son
star
7.30
82 votes

#19 - Lyle & Son

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/22/2014

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Prodigal Sister
star
7.29
102 votes

#20 - The Prodigal Sister

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/6/2012

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Monkey Plate
star
7.28
83 votes

#21 - Monkey Plate

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/19/2014

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.

Sullivan's Travels
star
7.27
51 votes

#22 - Sullivan's Travels

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/26/2014

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Sexual Healing
star
7.26
85 votes

#23 - Sexual Healing

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/8/2014

Steve questions a man who wants to try and make up for his promiscuos past.

OwenBrau
star
7.26
89 votes

#24 - OwenBrau

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/12/2014

The guys decide to go into the beer brewing business together, but Steve is reluctant to mix business with friendship; the ladies get some "girl time" away from the bar and end up sharing secrets.

Rumspringa
star
7.25
80 votes

#25 - Rumspringa

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/18/2013

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller

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