Sunday, November 10, 2013

Bar Rescue - M T Bottles and Cans (M T Bottle) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are headed to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to rescue M T Bottle.  M T Bottle stands for Middle Tennessee Bottle, and if you say it fast, it sounds like "empty bottle".  The M T Bottle is a taproom with 'risque bartenders' who 'flash their boobs'  and has customers bringing in their own booze to the bar.  During the Bar Rescue makeover, the name went from M T Bottle to M T Bottles and Cans.

Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates of M T Bottles and Cans since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar.


  • There have been no reviews other than some comments on the M T Bottles and Cans Facebook Page.
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  • M T Bottle and Cans keeps an up to date Facebook page, although it is still named just M T Bottle.  Also, here is the website set up by Bar Rescue, which is just a menu with food and drinks.

Other News and Articles:
  • There are 28 comments on an article about when Bar Rescue makeover came to do the makeover at M T Bottle.  There are people who say it is good as a biker bar and always seems crowded and others say the location is bad and attracts a weird crowd.  There was one commenter who said "We went a while go and the top parking lot was full, so w parked around back. There was raw sewage streaming across the parking area. We left immediately and never went back."  Judging by the preview video of the show, this may not have been a lie.
  • According to that same article, Bar Rescue spent $100,000 on the makeover and helped them get a liquor license to serve mixed drinks.
  • It looks like there were some issues with the liquor license in October, and the bar said it could be their last weekend.  The liquor license was terminated, and here is a picture of the document from their Facebook page.  Despite this, the bar is still operating, and I don't have any updates on the situation.
  • There is also a bar called M T Bottle Too in Unionville, TN and is owned by the same owners.  Here is the M T Bottle Too Facebook Page.

Conclusion:

It seems like there could be issues with the bar's liquor license, but it is unclear why there are issues or if it had anything to do with Bar Rescue.  I wonder why Bar Rescue chose to come to a bar where the owner owns multiple bars.  I'm sure there were probably other owners/bars out there in more need of a rescue, but I guess it is about ratings.

I will follow up and update this post if there is any more information about the liquor license situation.  Let me know what you thought of the episode after watching.


Here is a video of Brandi doing a headstand in her uniform if you are interested.  Judging by the comments on this post, I am guessing people are.
 

To see how all of the bars from Bar Rescue are doing, go to the Bar Rescue Update page, and also Like us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter to stay up to date with all things involving Bar Rescue.

78 comments:

  1. Still greatly appreciate the work you put on updating each episode. It's even better when it is available before the episode airs. I just wish that the folks who recap each Bar Rescue episode at AfterBuzz TV would capitalize on the information provided on this website.

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  2. It's a shame he chose that bar when he could have came to mine befir we had to sell it.:(

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  3. I went to bottles and cans and was just great everithing ;) we liked it specially everything. Jijiji.

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  4. I'm disappointed in the outcome. I watch BR to be uplifted
    by the results of the rescue. I want to see owners who are desperate,
    disenchanted, and mostly sympathetic, walk away excited with a renewed interest
    in taking control and responsibility for their lives.

    John dismissed the owner's (wife) emotional
    response to the Red Neck theme. He told her they had to target the lower income
    customers in the area. To me it sounded like -- 'you were a red neck growing
    up, there's no hope for more; just accept it and try to make it work for you.'

    Reminiscent of the episode with the gay bar in Las Vegas.
    The owner closed the bar the day after BR left. Not the feel good ending that I
    hope for.

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  5. They lost their liquor license? Did somebody flash their nips again?

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  6. The wife seemed to be boasting about "redneck engineering" in the beginning of the episode, so it struck me as odd she didn't like the makeover. Apparently a pit of muck in the basement was okay, though. If she really wanted an upscale image, why would she proudly sport a nipple ring T-shirt? There was no hint of decor suggesting she wanted to lean in that direction before the makeover. Some people can't accept success on a subconscious level. Losing their liquor license bears that out.

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  7. Is there anyway to find out where bar rescue is going next? I want to catch one live.

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  8. Agreed.
    When I etch shows like this or say 'Hotel Impossible'...
    Where behaviors or attitudes, change or don't make sense...
    I immediately know manipulation is going on, as deceit is often...Hard to keep

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  9. I kind of suspect the wife's outburst after the renovation was coached or rehearsed. The bar, frankly, looked like a dump before Taffer made the changes. Not sure why she wasn't more appreciative.

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  10. Disgusting before & after. Now I know why I don't visit, let alone live in the south.

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  11. Too bad you judge everybody in "the south" by these imbeciles. Sounds like you need to stay in "the north".

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  12. It was like the husband wanted to be P Diddy, and the wife was just looking for a luxury remodel into a Los Angeles club, IMHO. I can't stand either of them, but the wife was by far the worst. Manipulative, greedy and unappreciative.

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  13. Matt: Why was the comment I made last Sunday removed?

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  14. I was trying to just remove the video, but there was no way to do that. A video was popping up with the comment.

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  15. Yes, I put a link (<a href="") to a youtube webpage (not the actual video) and the video popped up. This never happened before in Disqus. Thanks for the info.

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  16. I think John puts A LOT of thought into the theme of the restaurants that he rescues. In every episode John talks about the target market and how it relates to the location, people, income in the area where the bar is located. It is obvious that John is trying cater to the people in that area and he is an expert in marketing. I cannot believe that this bar owner took it personal.

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  17. Michael SchonewilleNovember 18, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    I'm not surprised, I think she expected an upscale reno which probably wasn't realistic. She may have seen this as her chance to make significant changes in her life and was disappointed that it seemed like more of the same. Taffer was right when he said, "this is your market". If she wants to improve her life then do it at home. The bar is workspace and doesn't necessarily have to reflect you.

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  18. Michael, sound thinking and advice,
    Should be more people like you.
    Cheers.

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  19. Michael SchonewilleNovember 19, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Cheers.

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  20. Pangea GardenscapesNovember 19, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Almost like they weren't appreciated of what bar rescue did. If someone tried to help me better my business I would take that opportunity to make the best if it and return help other business that have the same passion grow there's!

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  21. Gina didn't even help build that bar (the wife). It was started by my mother Melissa. They named it MT bottle for Melissa and Tracy's bottle. Also Teighlor and mackenzie which are mine and my sisters names. We all helped build that bar from the ground up until that dreadful woman came along

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  22. I could do with an update on that really good-looking bartender who likes to flash the customers.

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  23. People like you give northerners a bad name. Fortunately many southerners know that not all Northerners are as ignorant as you!


    I live in Smyrna TN which borders Murfreesboro. Middle Tennessee has a very diverse culture. We have the worlds best Symphony Hall. We have some of the best food. No one has a better music scene, and it is not just country. We have a top class theater group. Comedy clubs. Night clubs. Honky Tonks. Swanky bars. Amazing park systems. One of the countries best Universities. We have people from every culture in the world. We have intellectuals. We have good down home country folk. And yes we have ignorant rednecks.


    Do you self a favor. stop being close minded and leave your little corner of the earth. Find out that everywhere else is not what you think it is.

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  24. I am tired of Tennessee getting a bad reputation from the national media. I completely understand your criticism of the south because this is the way it its always portrayed in popular media; as a po-dunk, hillbilly, redneck, and back woods place to be. However, as a Murfreesboro, Tennessee resident, I find that most portrayals of Tennesseans in the national media make us all look like country hicks who "don't know nothin' bout nothin' 'cept Nascar, whiskey, and huntin' season." I love Bar Rescue, but this episode really supports that stereotype. I am proud to be a Middle Tennessean, and this is not an accurate representation of my home. Take a trip and form your own opinions instead of believing everything you hear. Down here, we call that being ignorant.

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  25. I wanted to see Brandi's boobs

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  26. The muck pit in the basement, thats the reflection!

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  27. I love when the owners go back to their old ways and end up failing again . How ignorant can business owners be? Not to listen to someone who knows what they are doing (tafford) is just plain ignorant. If their old ways were failing, why would they revert back to them!?!

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  28. Just make it a booby bar featuring Brandie.

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  29. My cousins hubby works at a place in New Bedford Mass. that Bar Rescue
    filmed an episode. After they watched the tv version the staff realized
    that BR had been watching the place on and off for months before they
    contacted them. This is where they get the stock footage that shows up
    in the beginning of many episodes. It sounds like Bar Rescue producers
    do some groundwork before they fix someplace, I know I would, just to
    make sure it's not a scam on the part of the bar owners. It's a wonder
    they missed the dry county rules.

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  30. Or maybe the production company distorted the truth and the real story line to fit their confrontation and drama filled priorities. Trust me, on this show they give each person a "role" to play and mix audio clips from one day onto another by dubbing their voices. I guess you can call it unscripted reality, they just script it after the fact to how they want everything to go down...

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  31. You should be ashamed of yourself coming on here contributing to the demeaning way they are talking about a member of your family. Whether you like her or not, you DO NOT have to join in while the rest of the sheep bash her. From the sounds of you you are a child, if not, grow up.

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  32. Hey, be nice! She has the same right to comment as you do. Only hers seems to be a bit more civil and grammatical. Plus, many children of divorces don't consider a parent's new spouses as "family". Please reread your comment and ask yourself why you consider HER statement as childish??? And not many people tagged Gina in a demeaning way. Some felt sorry for her. Please get a grip.

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  33. Does anyone know the Brandi girls last name by chance ? I use to live in that area think she looks familiar ?

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  34. MS-I totally agree with you. I don't think she was acting and I also cried when she did because it was real. I know what it's like to grow up poor and "making do". I worked hard to earn 2 college degrees, drive a Jag, and have a cement pond in the back yard. Being reminded of redneck engineering can be painful, but funny too.

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  35. I love this show because it helps people! John please come help my friends at The Tidal Wave Bar in auburn ny!! Terri & Michelle really need your expertise.

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  36. Looking at the Facebook page, it appears that Bottles & Cans was issued a liquor license as if it was within city limits, where liquor sales are allowed, but that their location is actually 450 feet outside of city limits. Since they are in an unincorporated area, they are not allowed to sell liquor as their county is "dry". So it does look like the revocation of B & C's liquor license has nothing to do with Bar Rescue, which is good.


    I am a little surprised to find that the owners have a 2nd bar, which wasn't mentioned by Bar Rescue. Is it possible the production staff dropped the ball?

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  37. Are you psychotic? You sound psychotic.

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  38. "Trust me, on this show they... mix
    audio clips from one day onto another by dubbing their voices."


    Huh? What the hell is that supposed to mean? I have excellent ears and am very familiar with cutting audio. I notice audio cuts all the time. I don't ever notice blatant dubbing on this show.

    You're full of crap. Obviously you've got an agenda that's against this show.

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  39. I think you're just trying to find her on Facebook.

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  40. Funny how the South sounds so proud while thumping their chests, what a joke. Didn't we fight a War way back in the day? How'd that work out for yall?

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  41. James VolianitesApril 1, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    I love the show but this was the first one that I disagreed with the change. I mean if I drove by I would have thought it was a redemedtion place to return empties

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  42. Are you insinuating that the people who live in the South today have the exact same beliefs of the people who fought in the Civil War? You need to open your eyes and quit being so ignorant and closed minded. I'm not even from the South and I find your comment offensive.

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  43. Adam aka "The Shitflooder"April 7, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    She's mad because she signed a whole bunch of forms like a dumbass and let Adam Corolla come into their house and spray shit everywhere like we were back on The Man Show circa 2004 baby! To Catch A Contractor is made by the same company that makes Bar Rescue. So she goes to all the posts and gets all Tea Party psycho because her house probably still smells like doodoo.

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  44. funny how you sit there thumping your chest as if though yo had anything t do with said war.....you probably would be the first to surrender if the South were to attack...lol

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  45. I was there this past Saturday night (4/19/14) and will be there again Thursday night (4/24/14) for this year's 1st bike night. BOTTOM LINE... If you don't like it, don't go! We don't want a bunch of whiners there anyways!!

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  46. showbound, the even funnier thing to your post is the North fought to keep the South. LOL How's that make you feel? I guess the good folks of the North back then had plenty of good sense... Which you seem to lack.

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  47. does brandi even work at this bar?
    when i goto their FB page - she is in none of their pics.
    was she a ringer?

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  48. So what exactly was the deal with the basement full of muck? Apparently there was no black mold but the water was obviously not clean water from an artesian spring. So what was it? Where was it coming from? Why was it so gross? Also, rerouting the water into a "fountain" made from a toilet and an old bathtub is not the kind of thing you really want to see at a place where you get food.

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  49. drop dead PIG!

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  50. all biker bar owners are low class and unappreciative! they do not know how to be thankful and only like crudeness the more the better! she wears nipple rings and works in a dump but when things are improved is disappointed! she would be the way if she were given a 3/2 brick home and not a double wide!!

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  51. you my friend are the reason people from the south despise northerners especially ones from n.y. and n.j. i hope you do not comm to florida.

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  52. liste you ignorant fool you are the reason i feel now as they did then! ASSHOLE!

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  53. redemption! are you from tennessee which has one of the worse school systems in the u.s.

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  54. Good lord lady - why are you SO friggin angry!

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  55. Some people are just ungrateful!

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  56. In the bar business, you really have to play to your demographic. I doubt that when your customer base is a bunch of bikers and blue-collar works, that you don't want to have a upscale Bohemian themed bar. I've been working in the service industry for about 10 years, and I've seen some bars do horribly because of the management. I thought what BR did was great for them.

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  57. I sit laughing at all the people that got bent. BTW, Civil War was white man's war over his practices. Had nothing to do with my ancestors. Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out would more closely represent my views. Have at it clowns.

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  58. We just went tonight and the only things were draught beer and music from the jukebox that was way too loud (not equalized). I wanted to order one of the specialty drinks from the menu - George Dickle and Dr Pepper - and the waitress said they didn't have any of the drinks. The waitress was very nice and attentive, and otherwise the place was okay. It's a shame they are letting cobwebs grow on the front entrance.

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  59. Oh...and the ladies' room smelled like sewage. It really was bad.

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  60. jon got their liquor license they lost it !! screw them!!

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  61. with those bartenders I would deffinatly go there they were sexy as hell but didnt seem like the bitchy type...well not all of them

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  62. I love the show for what it is and realize I'm getting a story, not a documentary. If you can't hear dubbing in every single episode, I find it hard to believe that you're "very familiar with cutting audio". Unless "excellent ears" is a brand of headphones, you don't have them Sir.

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  63. I hear lots of cuts, I don't hear dubs. I'm also sure that much of what they show isn't a first take. I don't even watch the show anymore though. It wasn't bad at first, when they actually talked about "bar science," but now they just push drama and it's like every other garbage reality TV show.

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  64. A lot of what you say is true, but, as a new viewer, I'm absolutely shocked you can't hear the overdubbing.

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  65. I am from wisconsin, but I was stationed in the south while in the army. Funny thing is, besides the accents it was very similar to home.the real difference is people from cities vs people from small towns.

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  66. Oh my god. Brandi Brandi Brandi. Marry me and let me take you away from that lifestyle. A goddess like you should be dining on caviar and wearing Versace and being chauffered in a Bently while wearing a million dollars of diamonds around your neck. Every lowlife who lays eyes on you should be forced to pay a tax just to catch a glimpse of your beauty.

    Run away with me into the glamourous lifestyle a woman as stunning as you deserves.

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  67. JerseyGirlRahwayJuly 6, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    I don't believe the wife's response was coached OR rehearsed. I think she wanted a more "upscale" new establishment, although there is absolutely no demographic to defend or support such a change. The team worked with what they had....a single redneck engineering feat that the husband came up with because of laziness, not ingenuity. Having a low income demographic doesn't equate to low class or total lack of personal integrity and respect and Jon tried to convey that; unfortunately it was a lost cause. I don't know many younger men who are going to frequent this bar because of a middle-aged woman wearing a nipple ring or a bartender who needs to constantly flash fake boobs to get a dollar tip. Gets old REALLY quick.

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  68. It was probably because A & E or Spike or whoever was going to do a reality show about Big Smo (a country rapper who was Jon's go-to guy for information about this bar). It is apparently the bar where he got his start, he has a following there, along with performing there regularly. I am stunned that $100,000 was spent on the makeover as it looked HORRIBLE!!! They have done such better jobs on other bars on the show. I can't believe they 'decorated' (if you can call it that) this bar that was obviously going to play some part in Big Smo's reality show. Their excuse for dressing it even further down that it was originally, was that the 'clientele wouldn't feel comfortable in some swanky bar'. This didn't come close to swanky. It was 'early backwoods barn goes to yard sales'...and, it's possible I'm being too kind.

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  69. Come on folks...no need to defend the South (our heart and soul) to this idiot. Some Yankees are simply snobs. This cretin's comments clearly run no deeper than that.

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  70. Cato... glad you have decide to stay up North. We sure appreciate it.

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  71. I have nothing against TN, but if it really is illegal for women to show their nipples, yall need to repeal that stupid law.

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  72. wow, you seem crazy.

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  73. That's public indecency everywhere in the US, not just Tennessee...

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  74. Not only should it be legal for women to show their nips, it should be mandatory.

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  75. I think Brandi should just go b a stripper.nasty

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