Bar Rescue follows Jon Taffer, one of the country's top restaurant and bar consultants, will give failing establishments one last chance to succeed. The show will delve into every business facet of running a bar from creating a profitable drink/food menu to crowd management to music selection to managing disgruntled employees. This marks the first food/beverage-themed show for Spike TV, furthering its effort to expand and broaden its audience.
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Stix and Stones May Break Your Bar 06x43
Raising Arizona 04x58
An owner's illicit affair produces a child, and destroys both his marriage and the reputation of his bar.
Drunk on Punk 04x57
Jon faces a resistant owner obsessed with punk music and struggling to keep his bar afloat.
Momsters Ball 04x56
A family feud, mounting debt and questionable practices threaten the future of a bar and restaurant, forcing Jon to step in.
Gone in a Flash 04x55
Jon faces a timid owner who has been ignoring promiscuous behavior from her staff.
Danny Sits on His Fanny 04x54
After convincing his friends to invest their life savings, a novice bar owner transformed a community staple into a bottomless money pit.
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat 04x53
A grieving son struggles to keep his fisherman-themed bar and father's legacy afloat, as his family's criticism slowly sinks his business.
Back to the Bar: The Luck of the Irish 04x52
Taffer reveals his most successful rescue ever, tests the luck of Campbell's Irish pub after his rescue, and revisits The Lister.
Demolition Man 04x51
The city threatens to shut down a bar after the owner unsafely renovates without a permit; Taffer attempts to school the clueless rookie owner and bring the construction disaster up to code before the city intervenes.
How to Train the Dragon 04x50
After the tragic loss of his mother, the owner of this British pub has coped poorly by drinking away profits and gambling his way to ruin with weekly poker tournaments.
Back to the Bar: Empty Pockets 04x49
Taffer revisits MT Bottle to see if they still have empty pockets; the owners of Piratz return once again.
Getting Freaki at the Tiki 04x48
Jon Taffer's discovery of a used condom at a rundown Florida tiki bar redefines owner neglect.
Land of the Beer and Home of the Misbehaved 04x47
After a downtown expansion, a successful St. Louis restaurant owner could lose everything as her out-of-control nephew and unqualified manager run her sports bar into the ground.
Back to the Bar: Meathead-to-head 04x46
Jon Taffer and his experts visit failing drinking establishments to offer one last shot at success.
Paradise Lost 04x45
Three owners are locked in a hostile feud after Taffer exposes that one of them is siphoning the profits.
Dragon Lady 04x44
An apathetic owner would rather vape in the corner than engage with customers at her own bar. Can Taffer turn the situation around before the entire business goes up in smoke?
100th Episode: Hard Heads and Softballs 04x43
For Bar Rescue's 100th episode, Taffer is called to settle the score between two feuding bar owners, one with his foot out the door and the other with his marriage on the line, in a bar that is literally split in half.
Back to the Bar: No Laughing Matter 04x42
Taffer returns to see if the McGowan brothers have cooled their fiery relationship; Taffer takes on an angry stand-up comedy club owner from Scottsdale.
Bare Rescue 04x41
Jon Taffer helps a failing Detroit strip club looking to stimulate profits before the entire business goes bottoms up.
Boss Lady Blues 04x40
A former psychologist runs a Detroit jazz club, but her interfering family and lazy staff have her seeking help from Jon Taffer.
Unnecessary Toughness 04x39
Taffer is forced to deal with the hot-headed owner of a college alumni bar who fiery temper keeps his staff on edge.
Vulgar Vixens 04x38
Jon confronts a foul-mouthed owner in a failing Michigan bar with a confusing theme.
Big Sister's Watching 04x37
The distrustful owner of a struggling military bar spends her time spying on her staff instead of paying attention to her bottom line.
Ripper's Rookie House 04x36
A rock legend and former Judas Priest front man turned bar owner calls on Jon Taffer to amp up his struggling live music venue.
Sour Lemons and Bitter Business 04x35
A landlord and partner, who would rather paint fruit in the name of art than save his failing Ohio burger bar, clashes with bitter owners.
Blowing Royal Smoke 04x34
Feuding brothers' obnoxious behavior drives away customers at the oldest bar and BBQ joint in Youngstown, Ohio; Taffer tries to put the fire back in their bellies before the business goes up in smoke.
Shamrocks and Shenanigans 04x33
Taffer attempts to show the idle owner of a failing Irish bar with battling bartenders the error of his ways before his fiancee leaves him.
Till Debt Do Us Part 04x32
A womanizing owner and his enraged wife struggle with their run-down Caribbean bar; Taffer tries to turn the bar around before the business hits the rocks and the owner's wife bails.
Back to the Bar: Delusional Owners 04x31
Bars with the most delusional owners are revisited by Jon Taffer to judge whether they continued to succeed or fail without him, including former hookah bar Taza and Metal and Lace.
Jon Ain't Afraid of No Ghost 04x30
Jon Taffer is forced to stir up a different type of spirit than he's used to in order to save haunted bar with a cursed past.
Too Many Managers, Not Enough Man 04x29
Jon battles a management-heavy staff that disrespects their owner at a suburban Chicago sports bar with their attitudes and constant arguing, not helped by the owner's overbearing management style.Note: For the recon, Jon brought in Dan & Dave from Barstool Sports.
Put a Cork In It 04x28
One eccentric wine bar owner is too occupied to notice his business is withering on the vine.Note: For the recon, Jon brought in Maria Menounos and Kevin Undergaro while he talks to them through their earpiece.
Back to the Bar: Stubborn Owners 04x27
Jon returns to bars with the most stubborn owners to see if they continued to fail or succeed without him.
Ant's with Wings, Bro! 04x26
Jon tries to motivate the inattentive owner of a failing Portland music venue that has an any infestation; attempting to amp up the business before the stage goes dark for good.
Brokedown Palace 04x25
Taffer is assisted by Alexander Siddig and Iddo Goldberg, the stars of Spike's event series TUT, to help him rescue a Moroccan bar with an identity crisis.
It's Always Sunny in Portland 04x24
Tempers ignite in this Portland bar, when Jon Taffer and his experts face off with a stubborn chef, while an owner is ready to cut the cord as his over-bearing step-daughter and business partner berates her staff.
Emergency Exit 04x23
Jon tries to navigate a turbulent partnership between an ex-pilot, his ex-girlfriend and the other partner, whose relationship is affecting the business of the bar due to the owner's inability to move on with his relationship with his ex, who does nothing and takes advantage of him.
Take Me Out of the Bar Game 04x22
Jon must help retired professional baseball player turned bar owner Dan Serafini be a leader when he allows his staff to be over intoxicated and give away all his profits.
Sticky Situation 04x21
A family-owned bar faces shutdown due to a son's excessive drinking and resulting bad management, which leads to a sticky and unclean bar, a staff with no leadership, and questionable decision making. Jon must determine if the son can clean up his act and lead the bar, or if his family should take him off management.
Mandala Down 04x20
Taffer butts heads with a self-proclaimed nightlife expert troubled by mounting debt and an inflated ego; showing him the error of his ways.
Back to the Bar: Hot-Headed Owners 04x19
Jon Taffer returns to bars with the most hot-headed owners, including Solids & Stripes and Corporate Bar & Grill aka Piratz Tavern, to judge whether they continued to succeed or fail without him.
Loose Lips Loose Tips 04x18
Jon must turn the luck of four Irish sisters whose constant bickering and lack of management has caused their San Francisco bar to take a downturn.
Lagers and Liars 04x17
Actress Maria Menounos join Taffer at a Los Angeles beer bar where a million dollar debt and business decisions have divided a family.
Storming the Castle 04x16
A castle-shaped bar with an owner who has anger management issues and is pushing staff to their breaking point, unless Jon can get him to curb his temper.Note: Jon brought in comedian Doug Stanhope to watch the recon. The bar appeared in episode twenty four where it served as the location for both the stress test and training for Upland bar The Palace.
Bromancing the Stone 04x15
Jon visits an outdated college sports bar with an owner who is more interested in managing his fantasy football team than running a business and must get the owner's partner to take control.Note: For the recon, Jon brought in Y-100 DJs Nick and Mack.
All Twerk & No Pay 04x14
Out-of-control bartenders are too busy dancing on the bar to pour drinks until Taffer puts an end to the party.
Beach Rats 04x13
Rodents shut down a beachfront bar, but Taffer is brought to tears after finding out what the owners have endured.
Crayons & Anger Lines 04x12
Jon enforces tough love when a live music bar owner is more concerned with the spirit of wonderment than appealing to her trendy Chicago community.Note: For the recon, Jon brought in the owners from The Blue Frog 22 (re-branded as The Local), featured in the sixth episode of season 1.
Second Base, Third Strike 04x11
When Taffer returns to Second Base Bar and Grill to find an owner has let the bar deteriorate, he must decide if he will save it once again.
Irish Eyes Aren't Smiling 04x10
Jon must help an Irish bar owner, who acts more like an employee and is withholding employee paychecks to keep the business afloat to reignite his spirit plan before the staff quits for good.
Spoiled Brat Party 04x09
A third genration bar owner of a respected Milwaukee family is living off his parents and sister, so Jon teams with the owner's sister to get him to actually manage the bar, while convincing his father to stop taking their money before the family's legacy is permanently ruined.
Swinging from the Rafters 04x08
Jon faces off with an over-indulgent, out-of-control lakeside bar owner who drinks constantly, gives away products, and displays reckless behavior, which drives their customers away. It's not helped by the fact that the other two owners take a backseat in managing the business and allow him to get away with this behavior
A Dash of Bitters 04x07
A bitter brawl when Taffer uses the help of an owner's ex-wife and former manager to help turn a bar around.
To Protect and to (Over) Serve 04x06
Jon tries to straighten out a former Philly detective who now owns a bar, and hits the bottle hard after years on the force.
Anything You Can Yell, I Can Yell Louder 04x05
Jon tries to calm the sparks between three loud-mouthed firefighting brothers struggling to keep their Queens bar afloat, who are more concerned about who gets the last word rather than manage things such as quality control and holding the staff accountable.Note: For the recon, Jon brought in the co-owners of The Bungalow Bar (re-branded as The Bungalow Bar & Restaurant), featured in the Hurricane Sandy special.
El Moronte!! 04x04
Jon must deflate the ego of a passionate Puerto Rican bar owner whose constant berating, boisterous personality, and focusing more on DJ-ing, is not just turning the staff against him, but his own sons as well.
Schmuck Dynasty 04x03
A Staten Island bar that is overrun by a biker gang who are cooking their own food and getting their drinks, due to the owner's inability to stand up to them. Jon must help the owners build the courage to take back their bar and return to their glory days.
Thugs with Mugs 04x02
Rowdy customers at a New York sports bar attack Taffer's crew when they discover they are being served cheap booze at premium prices, prompting Jon to teach the importance of serving quality drinks and maintaining crowd control, but first must contend with an owner whose constant drinking and refusal to take any responsibility for his actions drives his staff to the breaking point.
Bug Bite 04x01
Jon must teach owners how to promote their business and update their décor and standards, when their fledging nightclub becomes a hazard due to the owners misguided decision to adopt a 18 and over policy, bringing unruly teens, and a bar so dirty it attracts fruit flies and mosquitos.