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Bar Rescue is a show that focuses on failing bars across the United States that enlist the help of Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group, who has over thirty years of bar experience. Each show begins with Jon and his colleagues observing hidden camera footage from the bar in question before entering the bar undercover to get a first-hand experience.

After making their judgments, Jon confronts the owners and staff of the bar and explains what he believes is currently causing the bar to fail. He then gives the bar's employees a stress test which involves letting patrons enter the bar in droves and assessing how well they can handle the crowd, including pouring hundreds of drinks and serving the most impatient of customers.

The next portion of the show focuses on making changes to the owners, the staff, and the bar itself. Jon often brings in specialists to teach bartenders to make better drinks, to help hostesses improve their service, and to redesign some or all of the bar. After all the changes are made, the bar has a grand re-opening, often under a new name, and Jon is able to observe whether or not the owners and staff have learned from Jon and his colleagues' teaching.

After seeing that the bar is prospering thanks to his help, Jon is on his way to seek yet another failing bar. To sate viewers' curiosity, a statement about how the bar has improved, or sometimes declined, several weeks or months later is always provided.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Spike TV
9 Seasons, 185 Episodes
July 17, 2011
Cast: Jon Taffer, P.J. King
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Bar Rescue Full Episode Guide

  • An owner staffs his entire bar with only his relatives, causing friction straight down family lines.

  • An absentee owner turned his back

  • Taffer revisits Tradewinds to see if negligent manager Chase has earned his sweat equity stake in the bar and returns to grill the owner of military bar 22 Klicks on his rookie mistakes.

  • Jon Taffer must turn an aspiring musician into a responsible bar owner if he's going to save a roadhouse and a marriage.

  • 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.

  • Jon Taffer heads to Puerto Rico, where he sets out to help a small community hit hard by two hurricanes.

  • A Chinese immigrant must come out of his shell and battle his emotional manager in order to save his dream beach bar.

  • Love is in the air when Taffer finds out if the hesitant-to-commit owner of the Badlands is ready for marriage while JP and Edith of La Luz continue to repair their tumultuous relationship after "Bar Rescue."

  • A couple on the verge of bankruptcy battles their stubborn, lazy son before he sinks the family business.

  • 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.

  • Taffer revisits some of his favorite transformations, including the mega-successful Bacon Bar in Vegas, and The Aging Room at Cirivello's.

  • After years of running a successful bar in Las Vegas, all bets are off for an owner who spends more time drinking than running his bar.

  • Taffer revisits The Local and finds family turmoil as Mimi is still a thorn in her son's side, while Todd and Elise of Mac & Chesters update Taffer on their marriage and bar.

  • A son and mother find themselves at odds on how to save their failing bar. When mom steps away, her son runs the bar into the ground.

  • Taffer tries to tame the rocket-like owner of the famed Cooper Rocket before he does himself in.

  • A daughter must grapple with the loss of her father as she struggles to find a way to keep his bar afloat and save his legacy.

  • A gentleman's club in Las Vegas, Nev., is in need of some gentlemen.

  • Taffer revisits The Comeback to see if owner Susan has been able to control her boozing, attempts to convince a stubborn owner to break her bizarre addiction to canned meat, and reconnects with Dimples’ owner Sal about plans to revive his bar.

  • A Navy vet finds himself in over his head when relies on his unqualified friend to manage his failing Mississippi dive bar.

  • A son and mother find themselves at odds on how to save their failing bar. When mom steps away, her son runs the bar into the ground.

  • Two scientists struggle with the correct formula to run a successful bar.

  • On the season premiere, a son takes over the failing family business and must battle his belligerent father, a volatile cook, and a filthy kitchen before JonTaffer shuts it down.

  • Taffer revisits three bars, including apocalypse-themed bar The End and Chicago landmark The Abbey, whose fortunes have declined as certain difficulties jeopardize their futures. Taffer must develop a plan to help them get back on track.

  • 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.

  • Jon Taffer embarks on a cross-country tour of the worst drinking establishments in America. Bad drinks, wild staffs and wasted owners conspire against him and his experts as they give failing businesses one last shot at success.

  • Jon Taffer arrives in the nick of time to save this family run bar on the brink of ruin with an aggressive father at its helm.

  • Jon tackles a Long Beach dive bar infested with bar problems and bugs.

  • Jon Taffer revisits the bars with the biggest fights. Included: the most dangerous brawl in Bar Rescue history.

  • Jon Taffer must convince a maternal figure to make her decisions like a business owner to save her struggling Las Vegas dive bar from closing its doors.

  • Jon Taffer tries to save the failing bar of a man who might lose his sight forever.

  • Jon tackles a closed bar owned by a burnt-out firefighter.

  • Bar owners come back to praise Jon for saving their establishments.

  • After having a stroke, a bar owner is close to losing his family legacy.

  • Jon recreates a Baton Rouge bar ruined in a hurricane.

  • The owner of a bar experiences an emotional breakdown and is brought to the brink of tears when her establishment begins to suffer from a series of setbacks that puts its opportunity to succeed in the future at potential risk.

  • Taffer approaches AJ from Brick & Barley concerning her blistering attitude and civil discord with her daughters over the bar's uniforms; an aggressive owner comes clean about the failure of his establishment after the rescue.

  • Jon encounters a lackluster and stubborn landlord who had to become a Chicago sports bar owner after a former tenant stopped paying rent.

  • A distant owner endangers his marriage by drinking away his financial woes and flirting with the female patrons.

  • An annoying owner takes advantage of his mother's generosity to overtake a craft beer bar from his landlord.

  • Jon heads back to The Handlebar; Gipsy; Zan Z Bar; and The Brixton.

  • Tragedy encompasses an owner and puts his bar in danger, but he draws Jon's ire after roughhousing with his workers.

  • Jon struggles with a spoiled owner who was give a tourist bar by his dad and has seen mice infest the place.

  • A military hero on the verge of being redeployed needs a rescue of his own, before he drinks away his profits and angers his bartender girlfriend past the point of no return.

  • New bar owners accuse their manager € and the bar's former owner € of sabotaging their business to steal it back.

  • After gambling his life savings on a run down Las Vegas bar, a desperate owner rolls the dice on a fetish night in order to whip up new business. Will it be a decision he's quick to regret when Taffer takes over?

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Bar Rescue Video Clips & Extras

Bar Rescue Season 6 Official Trailer | Paramount Network Clip (01:16) 'Bar Rescue: Operation Puerto Rico 🇵🇷' Official Trailer | Bar Rescue (Season 6) Clip (01:16) Jon Taffer Donates To The Abbey Pub | Bar Rescue (Season 5) Clip (01:10) Historic Chicago Bar Burns Down | Bar Rescue (Season 5) Clip (02:10) Fix the A*SHOLE, Fix the Bar | Bar Rescue (Season 5) Clip (02:26)