Bar Rescue

Bar Rescue

  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 11 Seasons
  • 7.6  (2,688)

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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The Dirty Truth: Struck Out at the Dugout
23. The Dirty Truth: Struck Out at the Dugout
April 18, 2021
A Chicago bar attracts more flies than customers, bar expert Jon Taffer steps in to save it before its game over.
The Dirty Truth: Jon Ain't Afraid of No Ghost
22. The Dirty Truth: Jon Ain't Afraid of No Ghost
April 11, 2021
When a haunted bar in Southern California scares away the owner and the profits, bar expert Jon Taffer helps the staff overcome its fears and heavy-handed pours; includes a behind-the-scenes look at how the surprisingly spooky rescue went down.
The Dirty Truth: Turtle on Its Back
21. The Dirty Truth: Turtle on Its Back
October 18, 2020
Turtle Bay, a failing New Orleans bar, gets turned upside down when expert Jon Taffer arrives; includes behind-the-scenes info and funny takeaways on the Bourbon Street bar's reinvention.
The Dirty Truth: Mississippi Rears
20. The Dirty Truth: Mississippi Rears
October 11, 2020
A Navy vet finds himself drowning in debt as his Mississippi bar is mismanaged by a friend, and his cook uses the kitchen as his own personal bathroom. Can Jon clean up this dirty South bar? Get the Dirty Truth behind this extremely dirty rescue.
The Dirty Truth: Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb
19. The Dirty Truth: Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb
October 4, 2020
Get behind-the-scenes info and laugh out loud as bar expert, Jon Taffer tries to stop a pirate bar in Silver Spring, MD from sinking. Will the staff make Jon walk the plank for suggesting they ditch their swashbuckling ways?
The Dirty Truth: Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder
18. The Dirty Truth: Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder
September 27, 2020
Three former firefighting brothers are on the brink of professional and personal collapse at the family bar. Can Jon Taffer douse the flames before it turns into a three-alarm disaster? Get the Dirty Truth behind the rescue of this Queens bar.
The Dirty Truth: A Horse Walks Into A Bar
17. The Dirty Truth: A Horse Walks Into A Bar
September 20, 2020
The drunken owners of a rowdy roadhouse in Arizona need some tough love from bar expert Jon Taffer. Can he help them dry out & straighten up before the bank forecloses on them? Find out all the insider tips & tricks that went into this wild rescue.
The Mother of All Failures
16. The Mother of All Failures
September 13, 2020
Jon heads to Phoenix, AZ to help a veteran bar owner who's borrowed money from her entire family to fund her failing business.
The Gaslamp Redemption
15. The Gaslamp Redemption
September 6, 2020
A cancer-battling owner and his high-strung manager must get on the same page to save their failing bar in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District from closing its doors for good.
Fear and Molding on Pineapple Hill
14. Fear and Molding on Pineapple Hill
June 14, 2020
Jon goes to Orange County, CA, and attempts to revitalize Pineapple Hill Grill, a neighborhood bar whose owner's hands-off approach puts patrons at risk.
A Silver Dollar Saved, Is a Silver Dollar Earned
13. A Silver Dollar Saved, Is a Silver Dollar Earned
June 7, 2020
Jon heads to the Silver Dollar in Chula Vista, CA, where the unresolved tensions between the father and son owners have led to operational issues and neglect.
Bottoms Up, Going Down
12. Bottoms Up, Going Down
May 31, 2020
Jon drops in on the lively Bottoms Up Bar and Grill in Stanton, CA, to teach the owner's son how to manage a rowdy atmosphere while still keeping patrons happy.
In the Rough
11. In the Rough
May 17, 2020
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.
Raging Turkey
10. Raging Turkey
May 3, 2020
Jon Taffer must help a defiant owner take responsibility for his failures in order to save himself from ruin.
Beast Rescue
9. Beast Rescue
April 26, 2020
In Oakland, NFL legend Marshawn Lynch calls for help to get his family in line at his bar, Rob Ben's.
Come Home to Roost
8. Come Home to Roost
April 19, 2020
The drunk antics of a bar owner chase away customers, forcing her husband and their investor to pick up the slack.
Taken For Granted
7. Taken For Granted
April 12, 2020
Jon heads to Northern California to rescue The Grant Bar for a know-it-all owner who blames everyone but himself for the failures of his bar.
Life's a Beach
6. Life's a Beach
April 5, 2020
Jon attempts to rescue "The Sandbar" as an investor and owner battle over control of a sinking bar.
Saving Post 6216
5. Saving Post 6216
March 29, 2020
Jon sets out on a rescue close to his heart when he attempts to boost membership and raise funds for a struggling New Mexico VFW post.
Still Bill
4. Still Bill
March 22, 2020
An owner evokes the wrath of Jon and his staff because of his passive approach towards running his bar.
Breaking Brandon
3. Breaking Brandon
March 15, 2020
A son on the verge of a meltdown after emptying his sick mother's life savings is four days away from closing his dream bar.
Gutterball!
2. Gutterball!
March 8, 2020
A retired Vietnam vet bought a bar and bowling center as a tribute to his father, but the business is heading into the gutter. Now, his family's legacy is at stake, as his business is in danger of shutting down for good.
SacTown Going Down
1. SacTown Going Down
March 1, 2020
T-Pain and Jon Taffer travel to historic Old Town Sacramento to resurrect an owner haunted by the ghosts of his past, as well as his failures as an owner to put his own interests in front of his business.
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 11 seasons (269 episodes). The series first aired on July 17, 2011.

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  (2,688)