Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bar Rescue - The Study Lounge (Myerz Pourhouse) Update

Photo - Facebook
On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in El Cajon, California to try to rescue Myerz Pourhouse.  The bar is just outside of San Diego and is supposedly haunted and struggling.  Jon Taffer brought in two podcasters this week to help with the recon of this bar.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Myerz Pourhouse was renamed to The Study Lounge and they have kept the new name of the bar.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Study Lounge since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ele Lounge From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Ele Lounge in Hollywood, Florida, which was featured on Bar Rescue in March 2015 has closed.  A reader that is local to the area let me know that it was closed and provided pictures of what the building currently looks like.

Here is the bar right after the makeover from the Bar Rescue makeover:


Here are the pictures of what the bar currently looks like - provided by reader William Grimaldi

Exterior with paper over the windows:

Photo - William Grimaldi

Interior, which is pretty much gutted:

Photo - William Grimaldi
Photo - William Grimaldi


There was no official announcement of the closure, so I am not sure what happened, but if I get more information, this post will be updated.  People were posting current pictures to the Ele Lounge Facebook page in early August, but it appears sometime after August 3rd, 2015 that the bar closed.

The bar kept the name and changes provided by Bar Rescue, but also hired back someone who was fired on the show and the bartenders continued to dance for tips (as stated in the original update).  This bar closed just 5 months after being on the show and less than a year after their makeover (Nov. 2014).  The Bar Rescue Update page has been updated to show this bar as 'Closed.'

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bar Rescue - BR Steak (Pro's Sports Bar) Update

Photo - BR Steak
On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Country Club Hills, Illinois to try to rescue Pro's Sports Bar & Grill.  The bar is just outside of Chicago and has a management heavy staff that disrespects its owner.  Jon Taffer brought in Dan aka Big Cat from Barstool Sports to help him with the recon of this bar, and the drink he was made during recon had about 7 ounces of liquor.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Pro's Sports Bar & Grill was renamed to BR Steak and they have kept the new name of the bar.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for BR Steak since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Monday, August 10, 2015

Man Fatally Stabbed Outside Bar Rescue's Racks Billiards & Bourbon

Photo - Spike
A man was fatally stabbed outside Racks Billiards & Bourbon in Corona, California late on Sunday night.  Police were called to the bar for a reported stabbing, and when they arrived they found a man with a non-threatening stab wound.  That man was taken to the hospital and while the police were investigating the scene, they found another stabbing victim who was already dead when police discovered him.  Police did arrest a suspect and took him into custody for questioning (Link).

Racks Billiards & Bourbon was featured on season 1 of Bar Rescue and before Jon Taffer changed the name, it was called Angel's Sports Bar.  It was the first episode ever to air of Bar Rescue.

This is the third murder to happen at a bar affiliated with Spike's Bar Rescue. In November 2013, a man was fatally shot outside of Second Base Bar & Grill from season 2.  Also, the bar owner of Pit and Barrell murdered a man inside of the bar a few days before the episode was supposed to air on Spike.  Spike TV meant to remove the episode from airing, but mistakenly aired an encore.

There have also been shootings outside of Taza Nightclub in Omaha and So Yo Craft Bar in Yonkers (just happened last week), so be careful out there.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Bar Rescue - Pacific Coast Wine Bar (Brix Sunset Beach) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Sunset Beach, California to try to rescue Brix Sunset Beach. Brix Sunset Beach is a wine bar with an eccentric owner Rick Reich, who is too busy being the life of the party to notice his business is failing.  During the recon, the spies get him to open multiple bottles of wine to sample without buying any, which probably cost Rick hundreds of dollars.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Brix Sunset Beach was renamed to Pacific Coast Wine Bar, however the bar has already gone back to its old name of Brix Sunset Beach.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Brix Sunset Beach since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bar Rescue - Panic Room Bar (Tonic Lounge) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Portland, Oregon to try to rescue Tonic Lounge.  The Tonic Lounge is a failing music venue that has ants and bugs all over the kitchen when Bar Rescue visits.  Jon Taffer needs to motivate the inattentive owner of the bar in hopes of turning it around.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Tonic Lounge was renamed to Panic Room Bar and it appears the bar has kept their new name.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Panic Room Bar since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bar Rescue - Menara (The Palace Lounge) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Upland, California to try to rescue The Palace Lounge.  The Palace Lounge is a Moroccan bar that seems to have an identity crisis and problems with authenticity.  Jon Taffer has brought in actors from Spike TV's mini-series Tut to help him do recon on the bar.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, The Palace Lounge was renamed to Menara, however it appears the bar has gone back to its old name of The Palace.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Palace since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bar Rescue - Over Easy Bar & Breakfast (Six Point Inn) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Portland, Oregon to try to rescue Six Point Inn.  The bar was once making $30,000 a month, but owner Oleg focused on opening other businesses, which put his inexperienced step-daughter Sunny in control of the bar.  They are now supposedly $1 million in debt and Oleg and Sunny need help with both their bar and their relationship.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Six Point Inn was renamed to Over Easy Bar & Breakfast.  It appears the bar has kept the name given to them by Bar Rescue.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Over Easy Bar & Breakfast since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bar Rescue - Money Bar (Murphy's Law) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Reno, Nevada to try to rescue Murphy's Law.  The owner Gary is a former pilot and opened the bar with his former girlfriend Maria and friend "Nelly" in 2011.  Gary and Maria each own 40% of the bar while Nelly owns the remaining 20% despite Maria not putting any money into the business.  Gary is losing about $2,000 a month and is supposedly only "4 months away from losing everything."

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Murphy's Law was renamed to Money Bar.  It seems that the bar has went back to their old name and still goes by Murphy's Law.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Murphy's Law since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar:

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bar Rescue - Oak Tavern (The Bullpen at Aspen Glen) Update

Photo - Facebook
On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Sparks, Nevada to try to rescue The Bullpen at Aspen Glen.  The bar is owned by former major league pitcher Danny Serafini.  After his career was over and he went through all of his baseball earnings, he borrowed money from his parents to open a bar.  The bar was supposedly doing $45,000 to $50,000 a month in sales, but has gone downhill and is $300,000 in debt.  A lot of the issues at the bar are due to an out of control staff that drinks and parties on the job.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, The Bullpen was renamed to Oak Tavern and it seems they have kept the new name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Oak Tavern since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar: