Bar Rescue

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 12 Seasons
  • 7.6  (2,739)

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
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 (281 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+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Paramount Network.

  • Premiere Date
    July 17, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (2,739)