Friday, February 5, 2016

O Face Owner Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Abuse

Matthew Overmyer, the co-owner of Bar Rescue's most infamous episode at O Face, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree sexual abuse and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office (Link to arrest document).

Omaha.com reports that the assault took place at a house, and Overmyer attacked an adult woman who works at O Face at midnight on Tuesday.  He reportedly "used physical force, including choking, to have sex with the victim twice."  The victim called several people after the alleged attack, and one source told investigators that Overmyer tried to re-enter the room after the victim locked him out.

The suspected assault allegedly took place while Overmyers wife (co-owner of the bar) was out of town.

Matthew Overmyer did not speak to investigators and his lawyer said he will plead not guilty and expects the case to be dismissed.  Overmyer faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted and is free after posting a $50,000 bail.

I will keep you updated on the progress of this story and the case as more details emerge.

Also, I know many people think O Face is closed due to multiple review sites listing it as closed, however the bar is still open.  After this, who knows....

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bar Rescue - Stand Up Scottsdale Update Part 2 - Back To The Bar

Tonight on Bar Rescue is a special Back To The Bar episode, and one of the bars being visited is Stand Up Scottsdale.  Judging by the past and by looking at the preview for the episode, this figures to be a controversial episode, so I figured I would do another post on this bar.

Howard Hughes, the owner of Stand Up Scottsdale has been very vocal in the past about how he didn't like Bar Rescue and the changes made to his bar.  He has also responded to many fan comments and questions on a previous post on this website and made fun of people for believing in reality TV.

Back in July 2015, when Bar Rescue revisited for their Back to the Bar episode, Stand Up Scottsdale posted the following photo:


In a recent post on Facebook, Howard said, "very little lately more enjoyable than destroying in front of Bar Rescue fans. Their faces and their comments afterward are priceless. Jon Taffer is an undeniable fraud; he's the Vince McMahon of the bar industry."

In one of the comments of the previous post for Stand Up Scottsdale, Howard says, "And even more good news for fans of BR: I just went back and shot an instudio recap and just like you would hope for, it is epic. Jon is still a loud mouth fraud (I imagine many will say the same of me), so keep in touch for our video recap fo the actuality of what Bar rescue did...to the dopiest of Br fans, it'll all seem like the reality couldn't be possible but it'll be eye opening to reasonable people."

Also, there is a viewing party of the episode tonight at Stand Up Scottsdale, which says, "The first time wasn't enough!  I went back for a "confronting" episode and, well, it worked. Come see the amazing story Bar Rescue weaves this time around; I imagine I end up getting arrested ;-)"


Howard said he is launching a podcast after the show, which I am sure he will reveal more things and try to bash the show, so stay tuned.  My guess is he will be responsive to comments on here again...

Friday, December 18, 2015

Stein Haus From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Stein Haus bar in Pomona, California, which was featured on season four (2nd set of episodes) of Bar Rescue has closed.  The closure of the bar was casually mentioned in a local article, but no reason for the closure was given.  The bar's Facebook page stopped posting in November, so it appears the bar closed sometime in November.   This post on their Facebook page also confirms that they have closed and their Yelp page has the business as closed as well.

Stein Haus (formerly Friar Tuck's) is the third bar from season four (2nd set) to close and the Bar Rescue Update Page has been updated with that information.  2nd State/Alleged Bar and P's and Q's Autobody were two other bars that were recently marked closed, but I didn't do a post on those.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Bar Rescue - Power Strip (Chix on Dix) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Detroit, Michigan to try to rescue Chix on Dix.  Chix on Dix is a struggling strip club located on Dix Street in Detroit (hence the name).  Jon doesn't usually rescue strip clubs, so he will need to use some different advice to save this bar.  The performers at Chix are unsociable and the poor service is causing the bar to lose about $5,000 a month. 

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

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Bar Rescue - Back Beat Piano Bar (Jazz Katz) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Southfield, Michigan to try to rescue Jazz Katz Cafe.  The bar is owned by a former psychologist and her interfering family and lazy staff have caused the bar to fail.  The bar is supposedly losing about $8,000 a month.  During recon, one bartender leaves the bar area to confront a customer and when Jon Taffer intervenes, more drama ensues.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jazz Katz was renamed to Back Beat Piano Bar, and they have kept the new bar name, but seem to use both.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Back Beat since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue): 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bar Rescue - The Arena Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Ann Arbor, Michigan to try to rescue The Arena.  When the bar was doing well, it had revenues of about $150,000 a month.  As new bars opened nearby, the competition caused The Arena to lose customers.  The bar is now supposedly losing $10,000 a month and is supposedly $1 million in debt.

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

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Bar Rescue - Proving Ground Bar & Grill (The Hooch) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Dearborn Heights, Michigan to try to rescue The Hooch Bar & Grill.  The bar's owner Chandra is foul-mouthed and degrades her bartenders to the point that Jon declares her the most unlikeable person he has seen.  She is also losing about $4,500 a month due to the bar struggling and Jon threatens to not rescue the bar unless Chandra respects her staff.

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

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bar Rescue - Off Base Bar (The Filling Station) Update


On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in San Diego, California to try to rescue The Filling Station.  The bar is a struggling military bar, and owner Sissy doesn't trust her employees.  During recon, the bartenders sneak into the bathroom to take shots and one drunk bartender is dancing on the bar and gets hit by a ceiling fan.

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

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Bar Rescue - Tim Owens' Traveler's Tavern (Rippers Rock House) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Akron, Ohio to try to rescue Rippers Rock House.  The bar is also a live music venue that is owned by former Judas Priest front man Tim "Ripper" Owens.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Rippers Rock House was renamed to Tim Owens' Traveler's Tavern, and they have kept the new bar name.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Tim Owens' Traveler's Tavern since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Bar Rescue - The Federal (Martini Brothers) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are once again in Youngstown, Ohio to try to rescue Martini Brothers.  The owners clash with their landlord and partner who would rather paint fruit than save their failing bar.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Martini Brothers was renamed to The Federal.  They have kept the new bar name and still go by The Federal.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Federal since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):