Bar Rescue

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 12 Seasons
  • 7.5  (3,322)

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.

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Seasons
Game Over
23. Game Over
June 12, 2022
Jon heads to Sanford, Florida to revitalize a retro-arcade bar that is falling apart and an owner who has an excuse for everything.
Till Failure Do You Part
22. Till Failure Do You Part
May 29, 2022
In Gibsonton, Florida, Jon must help rescue not only a failing bar but a broken marriage after the Covid pandemic destroyed both their business and their relationship.
Rescue on the River
21. Rescue on the River
May 22, 2022
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.
Magically Atrocious
20. Magically Atrocious
May 15, 2022
In Ybor City, Florida, Jon helps rescue a bar owner who made some questionable choices on the theme, decor, and menu in her bar.
Working to Death
19. Working to Death
May 8, 2022
Jon heads to Tampa, Fla., to help save an owner who has suffered personal loss and health scares while trying to single-handedly keep his struggling bar afloat.
Quick-Sandtown Rescue
18. Quick-Sandtown Rescue
April 24, 2022
In the heart of Atlanta, Jon helps an owner seize her second chance in life by saving her struggling bar and managing her staff.
Shutting Down the Confetti Party
17. Shutting Down the Confetti Party
April 17, 2022
Jon helps an owner who battled childhood illness and the loss of his father learn how to run a bar and manage a business.
Doing it for Dad
16. Doing it for Dad
April 10, 2022
After losing their father and stepmom, three sisters find themselves unexpectedly owning a bar that they never learned how to run.
Personal Assistant, Professional Failure
15. Personal Assistant, Professional Failure
April 3, 2022
In the heart of Texas, Jon must help an owner figure out how to be a better boss and help her personal assistant step up to lead the bar.
Ace's Wild
14. Ace's Wild
March 27, 2022
Jon heads to Texas to help a husband and wife rescue their failing bar and learn how to be better partners in business.
Penalty on the Bar
13. Penalty on the Bar
March 20, 2022
In Dunwoody, Ga., Jon Taffer tries to help a former hospitality professional regain his passion for the industry and save his flailing bar.
Wreck It Ralph
12. Wreck It Ralph
August 15, 2021
Jon helps a bar in Maricopa, Arizona who lost half million investment from the owner's parents.
Remembering Billy
11. Remembering Billy
August 8, 2021
After a series of devastating losses, Jon must help an owner and her staff get back on track from their personal tragedies as well as a global pandemic.
Ninja Karaoke's Swan Song
10. Ninja Karaoke's Swan Song
August 1, 2021
Jon Taffer tries to help a struggling married couple save their karaoke bar in downtown Las Vegas and get back on track with their goals to start a family.
Behind The 8 Ball
9. Behind The 8 Ball
July 18, 2021
A premiere billiards hall in Las Vegas is at risk of closing after it's owner struggles to recover from the effects of the pandemic and an inept manager.
A Commander & His Post
8. A Commander & His Post
July 11, 2021
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.
A Bar to Take Pride In
7. A Bar to Take Pride In
June 27, 2021
An historic gay bar in Las Vegas is on the verge of closing after losing all of its entertainment options due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rookie of the Beer
6. Rookie of the Beer
June 20, 2021
Jon Taffer must save an ambitious but rookie family-run brewery that was forced to open during the pandemic.
Viva La Casona
5. Viva La Casona
June 13, 2021
For his 200th rescue, Jon rescues a family who bought a Mexican restaurant at the height of the pandemic and put their daughter's future on the line to chase the bright lights of Vegas.
Every Rosé Has It's Thorn
4. Every Rosé Has It's Thorn
June 6, 2021
After running a successful floral business for two decades, owner Randi thought she could parlay that success into a budding new bar, but she never rose to the occasion.
A Twice in a Lifetime Opportunity
3. A Twice in a Lifetime Opportunity
May 23, 2021
In his second-ever re-rescue, Jon Taffer returns to Champagne's Cafe to help the struggling bar survive the pandemic and maintain its Las Vegas legacy.
Not Your Godfather's Speakeasy
2. Not Your Godfather's Speakeasy
May 9, 2021
Jon attempts to save the legendary Las Vegas speakeasy Capo's Restaurant and bring it back to its pre-pandemic glory.
Two Tickets to Paradise Cantina
1. Two Tickets to Paradise Cantina
May 2, 2021
In his hometown of Las Vegas, Jon rescues a beloved party bar that blames their downfall on the pandemic until Jon discovers the truth.
Description

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.

Bar Rescue is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (306 episodes). The series first aired on July 17, 2011.

Where to Watch Bar Rescue

Bar Rescue is available for streaming on the Spike TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bar Rescue on demand at , Apple TV+, Paramount+, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Paramount Network.

  • Premiere Date
    July 17, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (3,322)