Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bar Rescue - Summit House Grill and Tap Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Lakewood, Colorado to try to rescue Summit House Grill and Tap. Summit House's owner Josh is excessively drinking which is causing issues with both his bar and his marriage.  The bar is supposedly losing $4,500 a month and has a debt of $750,000.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Summit House. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Summit House since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Friday, February 24, 2017

Frankie T's (Freaki Tiki) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Frankie T's Dive Bar (Freaki Tiki), which appeared on Bar Rescue in April 2016 has closed. The bar celebrated its final weekend this past weekend after being in business for over nine years.  Pictured right is the advertisement for the final weekend thanking everybody for the friendships and memories.

Owner Frank shared the advertisement saying,  "Thanks for the memories my friends. What a ride it has been. Time to be married to my wife instead of married to the business. Stop by and say hi this weekend. We'd love to see you."  So it appears he is looking forward to spending time with his family.

This is the first bar from season 4 (fifth set) of Bar Rescue to close and the Bar Rescue Update Page has been updated to show Frankie T's as Closed.  Also, here is the original update for Frankie T's if you are interested. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bar Rescue - Downstairs Bar + Kitchen (State Pub) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Englewood, Colorado to try to rescue State Pub (St8 Pub). State pub is supposedly $35,000 in debt with $25,000 from rent and $10,000 from a loan.  After 13 months of not paying rent to his landlord, owner Sean supposedly has five weeks to pay in full or be shut down for good.  His drunken behavior is supposedly causing a decline at the bar and is driving customers away.  Also during recon, Jon Taffer sees some unsanitary food being made in the kitchen.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of State Pub to Downstairs Bar + Kitchen and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Downstairs Bar + Kitchen since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Oasis Hookah Lounge (Taza Nightclub) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Oasis Hookah Lounge (Taza Nightclub), which appeared on Bar Rescue in April of 2014 has closed. The bar was renamed to Taza Nightclub, but they changed their name back to Oasis Hookah Lounge in 2016.

The bar posted the following message on their Facebook Page after closing on February 5, 2017:
"Omaha, it has been a fun 6 1/2 years. Thank you for all the support over that time, thru all the ups and downs. Thank you to all the staff that has worked here and busted their ass for this place. Thank you to all the DJs that kept the party going every weekend and kept you moving. And finally thank you to you, the loyal Hookah Heads that have been puff, puff, passing it with us since July 16th, 2010.
We will genuinely miss you and we just hope we made a few fun memories for you all.
So goodbye for now and See You in the Smoke!!!!"

Taza/Oasis has had some issues with disturbances at the bar and had to report to Omaha City Council multiple times about their liquor license (more details in original post).  This was part of the reason that the nightclub theme was dropped and they went back to the hookah/lounge theme.  In December 2016, Omaha City Council stripped Oasis Hookah Lounge of their liquor license citing 911 calls over the years. Oasis could have appealed to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, which it appears they did.  I am not sure if Oasis is closing due to a failed appeal or if Jesse decided to close the bar on his own.

Oasis Hookah Lounge has now been marked as Closed on the Bar Rescue Update Page.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Panic Room (Tonic Lounge) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Photo - Spike
Panic Room in Portland, Oregon which was featured on season 4 of Bar Rescue has closed.  The bar was originally called Tonic Lounge, but was renamed to Panic Room by Bar Rescue and Jon Taffer in April of 2015.  In August of 2016, the bar changed their name to The Raven which only lasted a few months as they are now closed.

Williamette Week reported that the bar was closed, but there isn't too much information on why the bar closed.  The website reached out to he booking manager of The Raven who confirmed that the bar has closed by simply responding to an email with, "The Venue is closed."

When the bar changed their name to The Raven in August 2016, the booking manager didn't have positive things to say about Bar Rescue.  He stated, "The sign and name were horrible, the show was absolute staged and edited bullshit, the props were cheap and silly, and all the actual stage and lighting gear was rented or borrowed and we didn’t get to keep. The show did irreparable damage to the venue’s image, and provided no benefits other than a small amount of decent furniture"

The Raven (formerly Panic Room and Tonic Lounge) is the second bar from season 4 (3rd set) of Bar Rescue to close and the Bar Rescue Updates Page has been updated to show the bar as closed.

Friday, November 18, 2016

5th & Vine (Rhythm & Brews) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

5th & Vine bar in Staten Island, New York, which appeared on season four of Bar Rescue has closed.  The bar posted a video on their Facebook Page on November 13th titled 'The End', which had a slide show of pictures from the past.  Also, owner Erik Lachow's posted this on his Facebook Page on November 12th, "This Saturday night is the last night to party down with the cast of 5th & Vine. Don't miss out on the memories!"

Also, the day after, Erik posted, "I want to thank everyone for coming down last night! It was nuts! I'm very sorry that i didnt get to talk to so many of you cause we were mobbed and working with archaic tools ( no soda guns, everything running out). I apologize to so many people i just waved too. Thank you so much for the love anyway."

5th & Vine was actually shut down by the health department in April of 2016, but quickly reopened after fixing their issues.  In another recent article, owner James said about Bar Rescue, "Short term, it helped slightly."

5th & Vine appeared on Bar Rescue in October of 2014 on season 4 of the show and it is the fifth bar from that season to close.  They also kept the name given to them by Bar Rescue until they closed. The Bar Rescue Updates Page has been updated to show 5th & Vine as closed.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bar Rescue - Triple Nickel Tavern Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Colorado Springs, Colorado to try to rescue Triple Nickel Tavern.  The Triple Nickel Tavern's owner JJ has had some recent deaths in the family and has lost interest in running the bar due to that.  The bar went from bringing in $25,000 a month to about $150,000 in debt.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Triple Nickel Tavern.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Triple Nickel Tavern since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bar Rescue - The Roc Bar & Nightclub (Fort One) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in San Francisco, California to try to rescue Fort One Bar & Lounge. Fort One Bar & Lounge is owned by Jason Wanigatunga and it was given to him by his father.  He is giving out too many free drinks, the bartenders are drinking too much during their shifts, and the bar is supposedly $200,000 in debt.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Fort One Bar & Lounge to The Roc Bar & Nightclub and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Roc Bar & Nightclub since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bar Rescue - Garrison Tavern (Brickhouse Bar & Grill) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Colorado Springs, Colorado to try to rescue Brickhouse Bar & Grill. Brickhouse Bar & Grill is owned by Jon Nicholls and his excess drinking is causing conflicts with his staff.  He is hooking up with one of the bartenders, but he also flirts with the customers which is causing drama.  The bar is supposedly $300,000 in debt and a few months from closing.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Brickhouse Bar & Grill to Garrison Tavern and the bar has kept the name, however it is listed for sale.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Garrison Tavern since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bar Rescue - Tradewinds Bar Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Cotati, California to try to rescue Tradewinds Bar. Tradewinds is a bar that is co-owned by Eric Loria and Dan Thompson, but they also gave manager Chase Meyers a 20% stake for running the bar.  Chase isn't too focused on making the bar a success and even leaves to go to the bar across the street.  The bar is supposedly $300,000 in debt and a few months from closing.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of the bar and it still goes by the name of Tradewinds. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Tradewinds Bar since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):