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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
1 Season, 208 Episodes
July 17, 2011
Reality
7.6/10
Cast: Jon Taffer, P.J. King
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Bar Rescue Full Episode Guide

  • Nightlife expert Jon Taffer helps struggling bar owners overcome health hazards, mediocre staffing and branding issues in order to become profitable establishments.

  • After losing her military-veteran father, an overworked woman needs her son to step up and fill the void left by her former right-hand man.

  • A longtime performer buys a bistro so he could keep his one man show going.

  • After a decade of success, a drag racing bar owner is seeing his profits go up in smoke.

  • The daughter of a longtime bar owner steps into his shoes after his abrupt passing. Will she learn the business on the fly or see her father's legacy crumble right under her?

  • Two best friends are acting more like jackasses than owners and find themselves on the verge of losing their dream.

  • Two owners with no prior experience in the bar business are on the verge of losing their one shot with Taffer unless they shape up.

  • To save the Whiskey Girl Saloon in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Jon must get an inexperienced co-owner to abandon his hard-partying alter ego, Rick Roundhouse.

  • An owner with a frat boy mentality must shape up and learn how to properly manage his bar, or risk losing his business and the opportunity to leave his three grandsons a financial legacy.

  • Two longtime postal employees' failing pizza bar is on the brink of closing its doors for good unless Jon Taffer can find a way to rescue both the bar and their friendship.

  • When a Texas couple on the brink of retirement can't stop enabling their belligerent daughter, Jon Taffer must get them to face facts at this China Grove, Texas country bar.

  • Is it a club, restaurant, or bar; Liv can't find its identity in order to survive in the highly competitive service town of Las Vegas.

  • A Las Vegas dive bar struggles at the hands of the bar owner who makes more enemies than friends.

  • Two burnout rockers have lost 200 thousand dollars just two years into owning their bar. Now they have to face the music and grow up before their lights turn off for good.

  • Jon travels back to San Antonio, Texas to find a bar and marriage both crippled at the hands of its party hungry owner.

  • Jon Taffer has one of his biggest challenges to date, getting the UNLV hospitality students ready for the real world in just one week.

  • A twerking, drinking, fighting staff threatens a once thriving bar, leaving Ashley and Robert Gaddy's future at a Crossroads.

  • A pair of brothers can't see eye to eye on how the business is run, so one of them takes a run.

  • On the verge of tears and closing his bar, the owner can't seem to get either together.

  • San Antonio's wild mom parties hard while her bar peters out.

  • A brother and sister duo from Puerto Rico find themselves in over their heads after Hurricane Maria destroyed their bar.

  • 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.

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)

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