Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bar Rescue - O'Face Bar Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Council Bluffs, Iowa to try to rescue the O'Face Bar.  This is the second of three Omaha area Bar Rescue's that will air this season.  The episode is called "Punch-Drunk and Trailer-Trashed" and says that Jon tries to help a feuding and dysfunctional family.  If you follow Jon Taffer, Bar Rescue, or Spike TV on social media, you already know they are hyping this up as an episode where Jon Taffer walks out on the bar.  And the hype is real as he does end up walking out on this bar, meaning no name change or anything.

Let's take a look at some information, updates and drama behind the O'Face Bar Rescue makeover and see what made Jon Taffer walk out on them.


News and Links:
  • There are 2 videos on the Spike TV site that preview this episode and show the fighting, etc.
  • Council Bluffs is referred to by some as "Council Tucky."  The Urban Dictionary definition is here, which says things like: "nickname for the town across the river from Omaha perceived to be like the backwoods country of Kentucky," "a town with its fair share of strip joints, pickup trucks, and mullet hair cuts." and "the “white trash” area of the Omaha metro."
  • Side note - MTV's Teen Mom turned porn star Farrah Abraham is from Council Bluffs, IA.
  • The Google street view of O'Face is to the right. It looks pretty much like a trailer, and the kids riding bikes and tricycles is a nice addition.
  • Here is the O'Face Facebook Page, and they now have an "As Seen On Bar Rescue" picture on their page.  On Nov. 20th they posted, "We open tonight at 7:30 for the stress test. Hope to see everyone there." and on Nov. 22nd they posted "We will be open tonight at 8pm. It will be a normal night. Everything has been delayed. Thanks for bearing with us during this time. We cannot discuss at this time what is going on. See everyone tonight."
  • Here is the O'Face website that has their daily specials. 
  • Here is the O'Face application for a liquor license, which has info such as Matt has plead guilty to "operating persay", which I think he meant per se and is basically a DUI.  They bought the bar from a place called O'Briens for $75,000. The terms were $7,000 down, $7,000 when liquor license is approved, and then $1,600 monthly payments until it was paid off.  The sale included all stock and fixtures. (Edit - The O'Briens bar is actually ANOTHER bar owned by Matt and Karen in Omaha, NE).
  • O'Face got in trouble with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission last year for serving an "alcoholic beverage or beer to someone who was intoxicated at the time." (Link to document)

  • Here are the owners Matt and Karen's Facebook pages, which are private.
  • Amanda is still at O'Face despite Jon wanting her fired, and her Facebook page lists her as "GM, Bartender, DJ at O'Face."  She had a status update a few weeks ago that said, "Watching bar rescue makes me sick to my stomach."  There was also a picture captioned "My sisters imitation of me when I'm drunk and wanting to fight lmao."  So apparently her fighting is common.
  • Here is the Facebook page for another bartender from tonight's episode named Dave.  According to comments on his page, he apparently gets slapped by fellow employees.  He also has a status update around the time of Bar Rescue leaving that says, "This is for all u nieve n shallow no life gossiping fb freaks. U dont know anything really about bar rescue at oface except they were there it was a closed set only people that do know are the employes n casting crew.so u all need to stop assuming and posting ur idiocrecy posts.caus when u assume u make an ass out of me n u. So stop hating on my bar and our staff cause u dont know."
  • UPDATE - Here is Cerisa's Facebook page, and she is friends with Amanda.  They were both commenting on the preview of the episode here, saying Cerisa "played the victim well."
  • There are photos of Amanda and Dave doing flaming shots, so look for that to be on the episode tonight, which will make Taffer angry.


The blog Hit That Dive was there during a day of the Bar Rescue filming for O'Face, and has some good details.  The person there said it was quiet and he was getting good service and actually enjoying himself at the bar.  The music was off and the lights were up in the bar, which was an indication they were filming.  Then out of nowhere the owner starts ringing a bell and yelling over the loud speaker, followed up by the music coming on and a girl dancing on top of the bar.

After this, a fight broke out between a female bartender and someone else, and they went outside to settle it (this was in the preview).  Jon Taffer then came out of nowhere to break up the fight.  Meanwhile everyone in the bar was blocked from going outside and were told to stay in the bar (that wouldn't look good on camera and Taffer couldn't do his thing).  After the fight, the bickering continued inside the bar and eventually the cops showed up to remove the bartender.


Conclusion:

Look for a lot of drama on tonight's episode with bartenders, bar owners, and employees fighting, being drunk, and not caring.  As stated before, it seems like Bar Rescue is moving more towards trying to find bars where there will be tons of drama (and possibly manufacturing some drama) this season and the show is less about the rescue.  They just got renewed for another 20 episodes, so it appears to be working.

It was only a matter of time before Jon Taffer walked out on a bar, as he is always threatening it.  You saw all of the press and publicity Gordon Ramsay and Kitchen Nightmares got when he walked out on Amy's Baking Company last year, so you would assume other makeover shows would follow.

Jon Taffer loves the attention and drama and has been building this up with a #TafferWalks hashtag on Twitter, and saying he can't wait to see people's reactions to him walking out.  I am also interesting in seeing the comments on this site after the show, as people from the show usually end up commenting.


UPDATE - The Bar Rescue O'Face Fight Video - Where Did It Come From?


UPDATE 5/2014 - O'Face's Liquor License Renewal Was Rejected by Council Bluffs City Council.

UPDATE 6/2014 - O'Face's Liquor License Suspended Seven Days and Fined $1,000. (License renewal appeal scheduled for July 28th)

UPDATE 8/2014 - A Judge Ruled O'Face should be able to renew liquor license.


*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.  

456 comments:

  1. cant wait to see this

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  2. SuperChristopher2518 .March 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Sounds like a super butt funnel.

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  3. HitThatDive will be streaming video and interviews live from the OFace starting at 7:45 Central Time. You can view it all by clicking right here! http://www.hitthatdive.com/2014/03/hitthatdive-broadcasting-live-tonight.html

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  4. I've visited that place before when visiting a friend at Offut. "Toilet" doesn't even begin to describe it.

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  5. For sure! I'll have a digital SLR with me too...so I'll be able to get some great shots.

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  6. Loved bar rescue the first couple seasons but it seems like it's going down the road of kitchen nightmares and focusing on drama (real or not) instead of what made the show popular.

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  7. The female owner Karen is terrible and needs to grow up!!! I'll never visit that plave just because she's an idiot!!! She destroyed the business and want to put the blame on her husband. She just crazy!!!

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  8. I cannot disagree that the O face is a dive, however it doea not represent the majority of the citizens of Council Bluffs and as a small business owner in this town myself I am offended by the stereotyping and neglect by this show to look further into the area. I realize the white trash allure might make better TV but you just lost a regular viewing family for trashing my town.
    Kerri Watts

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  9. I just watched this episode and did not hear ANYTHING negative about the town?
    They also mentioned how these bar owners were not normal and dysfunctional... why are you upset exactly? If you relate to these characters than that is a problem...

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  10. A bunch of Idiots ...PERIOD!!

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  11. Wow! These people do not need to own or even work at a bar...seriously
    And the titile of the show definitely hits the nail on the head with the "white trash" part. Why would they hire back a manager that physically fights other employees? Frankly, I'm glad he walked out...

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  12. Its not the show that trashed your town it the people living in it.

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  13. The owners just look like flakes. Who rings a bell and screams in their own bar, how rude. If I was that girl getting beat I would sue so bad.

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  14. Check out their "website"! http://www.ofacebar.com/ They won't even use a pic of the real place!

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  15. They apparently did two more episodes in your area...I actually feel that he did right walking out on those idiots

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  16. SICK IS BETTER OFF GETTING OUT OF THIS DUMP!!! The chick Amanda acted like a 0dude. The entire bunch except Sick is WHITE TRASH !!!!!

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  17. After this episode, I think I will no longer watch the show.

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  18. He never said anything about the town. Sensitive much? This show is not a Chamber of Commerce video for the town it takes place in.

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  19. Dysfunctional group--glad he walked out!

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  20. imagine that cow on her period

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  21. those people are in embarrassment i don't want to know them nor get to the them but two people the serucirty and the first girl that got fired who shouldn't of been fired.

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  22. You must be the owner still can't blame yourself hunny right?

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  23. There is no way a place that bad would still be open. Welcome to trashy, scripted, reality TV.

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  24. My cable changed at the end. What happened to the bar after he left. Like the bar update at the end of the show

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  25. I'm not the owner. I got disgusted with the bar owners and John. The whole thing was a joke.

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  26. The State needs to revoke their license and send Hagatha back to the trailer park!

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  27. They rehired Amanda, fired syck,

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  28. sounds like the blond women its not my fault not my fault not my fault john did nothing but waste his time. i like john

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  29. That fat ugly blonde I just wanted to smack her across her nasty fat bride of chucky face

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  30. I have been in bars with owner's like these. They want help but take no responsibility for their businesses failure. You can't drink to excesses when you are the person that is supposed to be handling the business, your employees can't drink when they are supposed to be servicing customers. How do you say you want help and then sit in an office texting and smoking. What an idiot. The husband is a bully because he refuses to blame his ball breaker of wife for anything and takes his anger out on his employees .
    The only person that had any sense at that place is the security guard and they fired him. Misery loves company and this group of people are a textbook case of enabling behavior. Jon is correct. They need help for alcoholism, anger management, and marriage counseling. A train wreck of people's lives.

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  31. Of course it was scripted all the shows are but comon they won't be open for much longer

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  32. It appears that the fired employees could easily win a wrongful dismissal suit.

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  33. But if the info/statistics don't lie, how can you be mad at the show?

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  34. Comon man tells us what happen when need more in deapth story... in fact i am wondering... if yelp has more info?

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  35. VegasInfo WiseguysMarch 23, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Jon Taffert tells it like it is period

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  36. The server that got into a fight with the manger was way to attractive to be working in that dump! I hope she finds some where to work where she will be appreciated

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  37. I think the girl that was assaulted should get a copy of the tape from Mr Taffer and and the other guy, that the video was found onlne, and sue the crap out of them..... I also feel that it would be appropriate for him to get military sanctions... that is horrible for him to behave and should be an embarrassment to the US military...

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  38. Damn that blonde is a fat ass

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  39. Bar Rescue was actually very kind to them. This was a year or two ago, but fights were VERY common, and even encouraged by the employees. All anyone talked about was who could beat who's ass. Overconsumption was the norm rather than the exception. And the place was FILTHY.

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  40. O-face website says " professional and courteous staff" with fancy wine glass pictures and they don't even show the actual building .......what a mess haha ...he's embarrassing all the men and woman serving our country ...get it together!!

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  41. You know whats funny i can't even find this bar on "yelp" man so glad i don't live near them :)

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  42. The server was not only the best looking one on the show she was the only one with any sense. The security guy had a better understanding of customer service than the two owners what a shame.

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  43. I would imagine his military career is not going to progress very well after tonight's episode.

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  44. I promise you that fat heffalump isn't active duty. I'd bet money on it.

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  45. It's not called "CouncilTucky" for no reason.

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  46. Just some suggestions:
    Hubby of the bleached blonde, angry, smoking, lazy dressed pig- grow some balls, either get out of the marriage or take a stand. Stuff her mouth with anything-she does not know what she is doing and take the phone. Obviously you want to hire incompetent trash, you hired Michelle Tyson back (although she looked more like a Mike). I would not eat or drink anything there I would be afraid of catching something....either from the staff or the lack of cleanliness of everything else. Miss Piggy you are a disgrace to the female race. Oh and the guy that got slapped ? You need to take him to court. It is on film- never is there a reason you should be attacked-

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  47. Ryan Anthony BowmanMarch 23, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Wow they need to be shut down and never be able to open again. Jon taffer did the right thing by leaving that dump of a bar. The owners need to grow the he'll up. I have NEVER seen any bar nor family so dysfunctional. It angers me to Evan watch this. I really hope they get shut down. The worst bar in the hole entire world. Get them shut down Jon they need to be or something really bad is going to happen to someone that dose not deserve it. SHUT THEM DOWN.

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  48. I can't believe Karen ... Who let's a fast cow sit at the end of the bar and ring a bell for drinks. Get off your fat ass and do something useful.

    The husband is a joke too. Somebody yelled at your wife - SO WHAT! Have you thought that maybe she deserved it? Another thing - I have nothing but mad respect for our Armed Forces but the husband is a piss poor example of a military man.

    Amanda, go back to your trailer park. I think they're missing their neighborhood bully. You're a manager?! Have you thought about acting like one?!

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  49. The only thing that is truthful and accurate is the phone number. Everything else on the site is stolen from other websites. Just look at them; Do you honestly think any of them have the intelligence to make a website that.isn't one of those "EZ" site builders?

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  50. She has "Daddy issues". That has been made apparently clear.

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  51. Ryan Anthony BowmanMarch 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    What is the phone number

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  52. Wow
    even if 20% of the drama on this episode was perpetuated by John or the production company, o face and the wife and husband are the most messed up thing I have ever seen in a bar.
    I have been to many taverns, roadhouse's, etc. All over the country, but this takes the cake for sure!
    Karen and the bar manager are beeoottccchhheess!

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  53. Everybody has too look at the oface website.
    Look at the picture of the people at the bar, it looks like a picture that was ripped off from a bar at a golf course.or an A.A.R.P. convention.
    that is some funny shit!!!!

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  54. just saw that... lol... what a dump

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  55. I live in Omaha and I have no idea why (as we try not to go to Council Tucky; yes we do call it that) my fiance were in that area but we drove by this bar. We realized tonight when we were watching it tonight. We made fun of it that day. They always say don't judge a book by its cover but this time it was right! I just really wish when television shows go to Council Bluffs (Bar Rescue, Teen Mom, 16 and Pregnant) they would quit showing Omaha! Leave the trash on that side of the river!

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  56. My DVR cut out early...just after the "three months after Jon walked out..." What was the outcome?

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  57. Syck was fired . The fired manager was rehired and impregnated by the father. Baby is due in August.

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  58. haha omg you could not get a more generic pic

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  59. This show can get away doing that ONCE. The audience wants to learn about drinks, bar and business operations and find good places to eat in the local cities or when traveling.
    The human interest stories of rescuing the "person" is nice but ultimately, we want good people who are down on their luck, need a little training, a kick in the butt or a better marketing plan to be the winners.
    At the end of the day, the audience wants to root FOR the owner.

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  60. I think the show is real. Yes they have to make the show interesting by editing it to seem more of a problem then it really is but these people are actually did and gin was right they need counseling.

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  61. THEY TOOK DOWN THIER FACEBOOK PAGE LMMAO

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  62. Did anybody read the specials of the day? On Sunday they offer free hot dogs during the band as if the pizza wasn't funny enough!

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  63. Amanda was rehired an Syck was fired.

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  64. That's disgusting. I hope Cerissa and Syck find jobs with sane bosses who will treat them right. The Air Force guy impregnated the fired manager? Sounds like an NJP should be in his future.

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  65. They took down their Facebook page about half an hr after the show.

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  66. They aren't scripted. They might be directed or encouraged in a certain direction; definitely heavily edited.
    However, finding higher end people is within the power of the directorial staff. Bar Rescue needs to focus on business fundamentals instead of drama. That's true enough.

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  67. Not sure why you watch it if you hate it that much, but anyhow it's obvious you've never been to a former manufacturing city. Cities like Lowell, Lawrence, Holyoke, Fitchburg, Fall River, New Bedford (all in Massachusetts) are chock full of bars just like this.

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  68. I think this show ended up exposing Bar Rescue more than it did the bar. The manager was clearly wearing a mic during her fight, during the supposed surveillance night. And if the fight shown at the end wasn't staged, who filmed it? Do you really think the producers got a hold of the footage between the stress test and the last day? Or that they don't run a background check on the bar before filming? This was set up to fail from the beginning. That's probably why Taffer only bothered to bring one expert with him for this trip.

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  69. The owner Matt is a disgrace to the US military. With the exception of Syck and Cerissa these are all horrible human beings who should be locked up so they can't infect the rest of society with their psychotic behavior.

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  70. The Blonde Blob has removed her Facebook page.

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  71. I never worked as a bartender ever, but I am sure I can serve more than 6 drinks in 40 minutes. Wow.

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  72. Kerri, don't take it personally. I'm from an Ohio rust belt city (Springfield) and we have nearly the exact same population and probably only a slightly higher median income (if not the same). As soon as we saw those stats I told my parents, "Hey, that's Springfield!" No one with even half a brain would assume that the Oface staff is a typical representation of Council Bluffs' residents and NEITHER SHOULD YOU. You've really got to take the good with the bad. If you are offended by what a Spike TV reality show about BARS barely even says about your city within only 45 minutes during a primetime slot then you clearly don't worry about (or even pay attention to) what really matters in your town. If I boycotted every national cable station that aired something even remotely negative about my town then I wouldn't be able to watch TV at all - seriously, I could make a laundry list of negative national coverage my small city has received, the latest of which was only three weeks ago: google "michaela bruce nancy grace." Just relax Kerri. If the media was informative then we would all be geniuses.

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  73. those owners deserve to die

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  74. He wasn't a marine. He was either navy or air force. He wouldn't make it through marine boot camp. The few the proud, that guy was not proud.

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  75. I did not know that Miss Piggy was allowed to leave the "Muppets Most Wanted" set to get drunk at a trashy bar ringing her little princess bell.

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  76. Scripted would mean that they would have to have the ability to read. That's not happening at this bar.

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  77. This wasn't a very good episode of lizard lick towing. Oh wait I mean hardcore pawn, or wait was it teen mom 2?

    Cut the fake/unnecessary drama
    Bring back the bar science

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  78. Can we the Fans please make a petition for John to help out our boy Syck!! probably the best person we've ever seen on the show. He was honest and real

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  79. Honestly, Bar Rescue sets them up for failure. There is NO EFFIN' WAY that bar is going to be that packed at any time. They fill the place to maximum capacity w/ a staff for 3/4 of a crowd like that and have people say they are waiting 30 minutes for a drink. What do you expect? If you flooded my repair shop w/ 100% more cars then we accustomed to daily of course you will find angry customers saying the wait times were too long. GTFOH Bar Rescue

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  80. Jamina Kauloa O'Waiohinu LewisMarch 24, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Kerri I don't believe they were saying that Council Bluff and all the citizens there are this way. You are disgusted by the way your hometown was portrayed by a show (even though it wasn't about your hometown, but a business) yet you don't seem to be disgusted at the business owners and most of their staff for the way they portrayed themselves. On another note I hope that this couple will lose this business because they have no right to be business owners especially in a hospitality field. They have no clue what it means to be customer service oriented or how to even be bosses. I'm so glad that John walked out on them because they didn't deserve his help. They will never get ahead because they don't believe they are doing anything wrong. So sad.

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  81. I'm the wife of a real military man and they lack pride and honor.

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  82. Maybe the owners of this bar should team up with Amy & Sammy from the Amy's Baking Co. episode from "Kitchen Nightmares"--the attitudes and customer service seem really very compatible...

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  83. Do you want to rephrase that?

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  84. Earlier placed a comment on their facebook page,....cannot find the page. Karen, Amanda to close for comfort? Matt did she shake your balls in the jar and hit her pink bell and told you to take it down? The place will fail......or get sued for hitting their employees.

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  85. Sorry folks. Just got back from my first trip to the OFace. The bar is great...details tomorrow.

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  86. I'm shocked they haven't posted fake reviews saying how great it is there

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  87. That's why it's called a stress test. Derp. It's purpose is to expose weaknesses so they can be corrected.

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  88. are you all aware since this episode aired their facebook page has been taken down with in hours after all the people making fun of them... THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!

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  89. Karen destroyed the business....but her nut-job hubby let her. Worst of the worst and hopefully the good ones got out and away. You can only hope a place like this is closed. Re-capping some of the comments, the trailer park doesn't deserve a nasty cow like her. And her husband is a disgrace to all the folks in the air force. Hopefully the nasty fake-blonde troll is living under a bridge somewhere!

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  90. The impregnation remark was a joke, but the rest was true lol. Only other tidbit of info was that Karen and the eunuch declined to comment on their financial status.

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  91. A couple in denial for sure.The wife has total control over her husband ..........both of them couldn't,wouldn`t and cant handle the truth.I think they thought Bar Rescue was gonna come in and throw money at them and save them.They didn't wanna work or learn.And her with that bell???really????Get a clue "Sheba".

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  92. They're alcoholics, plain and simple.

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  93. wannabe bar ownerMarch 24, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    The pics on their website are hilarious. Looks like a high end classy place hosting an AARP enrollment meeting. I think if you went there based on the web page pic you would be highly disappointed.

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  94. Remind me never to go to your repair shop. Hope you're not in southwest Ohio.

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  95. Isn't Matt, the owner military? His disgusting, filthy, low-life, below-white-trash wide owns him and he takes it. It's beyond embarrassing. Wow. I just don't know what else to say about his wide, Karen. Pure filth.

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  96. The O Face Bar didn't have permission from the actual owners to renovate the bar because of tax issues. That's why he walked out.

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  97. They took down there facebook page my guess is people saw the show. They look dumb southern rednecks I hate people like that. I hope there bar fails. They derserve to be treated like crap good thing John walk out on there dumbasses!

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  98. Both of the employees assaulted by the owner and by the manager need to contact an attorney after they contact the police and press charges. Karen was the laziest yet the most demanding of all. If smoking, drinking, and ringing a bell would be a career she would rule as queen.

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  99. Kick back and have a flaming shot out of a melted plastic cup

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  100. Why is every username that is "Scuba (Name)" a troll? Serious question; I'm a member of GTAF and the most notorious troll there is named Scuba Dave.

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  101. The phone number on their site doesn't even work...

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  102. Deserves an investigation from USAF OSI for his unprofessional conduct.

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  103. I am so pissed...Air Force don't act like that...they deserve to fail. I have never seen Jon walk out...and for it to be one of my brothers is beyond me...

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  104. That old guy with the grey hair. I wasn't bothered by him actually. Its the owners that are jackhammering that business into the bowels of hell.

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  105. What a bunch of idiots I can't believe I stayed up and watched it. The bar owner is nuts I'd tell the ogre to waddle her fat ass up the road before he can't afford to feed her anymore !! That poor server could find a lot better job !

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  106. Roy Rogers McFreelyMarch 24, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    I'm willing to bet that "cursealoud" is either the owner, his wife, or Amanda.

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  107. Harrison BergeronMarch 24, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Southern? Check the map, d-bag.

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  108. Military Deaths Make Me HardMarch 24, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    The owners also took down their pages too. disgrace to the military.

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  109. For someone who might know, was this the episode that was rescheduled because of a shooting (with a firearm, not a camera) in the bar after Taffer was there?

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  110. Holy $hit, I thought Yahoo had discontinued geocities.

    Seriously, your web design looks worse than Oface's interior/exterior design.

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  111. Military Deaths Make Me HardMarch 24, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    She has 2 better jobs.

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  112. Harrison BergeronMarch 24, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Doubtful. There were no misspelled words and the punctuation was correct.

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  113. Military Deaths Make Me HardMarch 24, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Hee acts as military acts.

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  114. The girl that took a beating, Should be calling a lawyer. That will shout them down.

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  115. I was pretty pissed when he kept saying "I'm Air Force". Truly embarrassing for all. He must be Guard or Reserve.

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  116. Amen! Male owner was a DISGRACE on all military members and their families. He will be gone soon God wiling!

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  117. 10thGenerationAmericanMarch 24, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Hands down those two owners were the worst leaders that I've seen on the show. The Air Force dude thinks that he's a marine, picks on defenseless people, and is one of the main reasons why they will fail. He panders to that witch who had a princess complex

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  118. Typical. Why because you believe everything you see on TV? They were not the owners. They put $7000 down on a place being sold for $7500. Try reading more.

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  119. Vic Pilsner-WinkerMarch 24, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    As what I saw on the show and what I read here and seen on their online ad, WOW! If I worked for them and if a manager or owner of any bar who hits me and/or abuse me, a lawsuit would be issued. The owners and the manager all needs therapy for their anger issues and I know there are several. There was too many finger pointing and they cannot take their own blame. Jon did the right thing in walking out because this bar does not deserve to be in function. They all need to grow up, respect their employees and all work together. This is how it follows: Owners shows examples to managers and employees for their behavior and they all learn. Managers shows examples to employees for their behavior and they all learn. Any employee who gets abused or beaten by a manager or owner should prosecute and file for arrests. That is assault no matter how it is decorated. Jon is right in every direction of that fight. Both Matt, from what I saw on video and Amanda for what she did to the bartender should both be facing 15 yrs for assault and battery to their employees and pay for their loss wages. And if this Amanda reads this, you work in my business, you would be fired if you did that here and also be prosecuted.

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  120. I believe you rose to that occasion Irish. They were clearly inept, but that doesn't change the fact that the place is staffed to serve 15 people and they get pummeled with a 100. They do this at the end as well and when watching the behind the scenes it all makes sense. When they show waitresses talking to customers at the end they never let you hear what they are actually saying. Some managers are actually apologizing for the inconvenience. It's not as cut and dry as they edit it to be.

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  121. Has the licensing commission taken a good look at this bar and their liquor license?
    What do the local police have to say about this trainwreck?
    Has their local banker seen this?
    How long to their bankruptcy?
    What a laughingstock!!

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  122. Her face book page says that it was a set up .. her and Amanda did it for attention.... they are friends and just did it for that attention.... her kids dad actually took the kids and moved to Texas to get them away from the drama. Which u know kids should be with their parents but don't need to be in that kind of environment...

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  123. Omg their website pictures are obviously clip art. They've never even been allowed inside a place as nice as the pictures. The only man wearing a tie that's ever been in that "white trash can " was either a crime scene investigator, a public official serving legal papers or a lost sob!

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  124. Uhhh, was Vanessa Karen's daughter? 'Cause when I'm reading Amanda's FB page, she is VERY close to Vanessa. Personally, I read it as 'couple' close. Others may read it as 'best friend' close. But either way, it seemed destined from the start that Matt & Karen would be siding with Amanda in the big dust-up and that she'd be back behind the bar when it settled.
    I think they all just expected they'd have a shiny new bar & thousands in free equipment by then...

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  125. Doesn't surprise me about how horrible that place is I lived in Council Bluffs for a couple of years and it was the low point of my life for sure I was glad to move back to Michigan after spending time there in methland

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  126. Everyone's defending the security guy HOWEVER, he defended the bar after the taping on his Facebook page. The local rednecks defended their "favorite bar" & the "awesome owners" too. That place is a serious joke! Jon Taffer needed a serious dump to show he actually has standards. If it was all a set up, shame on Bar Rescue (even though I know the Cincinnati one was legit... as legit as a reality show can be). Council Bluffs IA is now represented by Teen Mom train wreck Farrah & now the most hillbilly bar in America.

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  127. Vic Pilsner-WinkerMarch 24, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    I noticed that, too. Like I said in my posting, WOW!

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  128. Also, Cerisa & Amanda still appear to be friends according to FB. Looks like Cerisa even planned to go back to the scene of the 'crime' to view the show tonight.

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  129. Nice mullet Scott. Apparently you spent some time in that bar tonight. Scripted or not, this was freaking phenomenal.

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  130. the girl who was beat up and the girl who beat her up and was rehired appear to be friends on facebook exchanging what I guess counts as pleasantries. something ain't right here.

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  131. Another fun fact -- the main image on the OFace bar web page isn't even from the bar. It's from a San Francisco place.

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  132. Tomorrow morning should be a fun one! They've had the good sense to pull their personal & business FB pages. Their website is a single-pager with a laughable stock photo & no social media links at all. Guess they're trying to batten hatches to weather a storm. Ha! A Piratz sinking ship reference without trying!

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  133. Well, this posting certainly blows the roof off for comments on this blog.......
    I guess the real question is: Does this episode beat the Piratz Tavern for best episode?

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  134. That places needs to be decimated.

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  135. Figures. I thought it was at least stock footage, but you could sure tell it doesn't belong on their site. It was laughable how out of place that pic is!

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  136. I'm gonna wait a few days to decide. Wanna see if they've done anything as heinous as burn Taffer in effigy like the PiRATz!

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  137. Harrison BergeronMarch 24, 2014 at 1:51 AM

    Only 10% destroyed? I'd obliterate the whole place; employees included.

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  138. I doubt they'd be quite so imaginative. If it doesn't beat Piratz, then it's as least as good (read: wacky) as the Headhunter's episode. I can't wait to hear what Afterbuzz TV has to say about this episode.

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  139. Harrison BergeronMarch 24, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    LOL at the old pirate that lived in her parents basement.

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  140. There is nothing wrong with the town of Council Bluffs! I used to live there and some of my family still does! They have just depicted it that way on this show. There is trash in every town you are in, and ld2013 there is just as much trash on your side as anywhere! Trust me on that one!! From a Council Tucky resident to a cornhusker!!! Really?

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  141. Do you even watch the show? They do a stress test and then a reveal/reopening. Perhaps you should acquaint yourself with the topic at hand before you call other people names. Derp.

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  142. the owners of O Face Bar are pathetic losers......just sickening. the manager is a dirtbag. just disgusting trash.

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  143. This is NOT a true depiction on how Council Bluffs really is! Every city has an area that they're not the most proud of and that needs improvement. The owners are the "all play, and no work" kind of people. By the look on tonight's show, I highly doubt that the "double wide" will be open very much longer.

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  144. she's a vile skank. imagine a nude pix of her she'd look like the michelin man

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  145. I've seen every episode of bar recuse since it has aired. So glad Jon Taffer walked out and didn't rescue that sh$t hole. I am a veteran and knowing that the owner of O face is in the Air Force is sad. Clearly intrigity, pride, and honor doesn't mean anything to him. I think he needs major help. Completely unprofessional and a horrific failure of a business and a family.

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  146. Harrison BergeronMarch 24, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    LOL at the metropolitan cornhuskers of Omaha, NE, who like to compare their local meth addicts to the good people of Kentucky. Their new nickname should be Councilbraska.

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  147. How the hell do you run a bar in a pre-fabricated shed? #wtf

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  148. I'm sorry, I'm slightly confused with your response.

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  149. these guys are losers they derseve to get there bar shut down

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  150. *Ahem North Omaha?....South Omaha?....Old Market bums and prostitutes?...

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  151. Harrison BergeronMarch 24, 2014 at 2:16 AM

    Several commenters rightfully want to defend Council Bluffs while thinking nothing of the slanderous nickname Counciltucky. Nothing aimed at you; just an observation.

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  152. Only garbage clientele would regularly enter a garbage business and repeatedly spend money to be poorly served gas station frozen food and concentrated juice on dirty plates and in dirty "cups".
    If the clientele is too ignorant to know better, than they are too ignorant to expect better. Therefore... they would no problem with a cesspool like this. They just don't know any different.

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  153. the phone number is not there anymore either they took there number down lol

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  154. the fat blonde became pregnant and then announces she is a bull dike

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  155. No, that bar was in Tennessee.

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  156. Don't forget 'eating'... Musn't forget eating, lol! Ugh, she was gross.

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  157. Omg, I just laughed so hard at this, I scared my dog. lmaoooo

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  158. Trash and obviously poor use of grammar when it comes to writing a post. Haha! Like it or not, but Iowa has some of the best public schools in the area.

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  159. Harrison BergeronMarch 24, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    A local imam, sent from DC to be an Obamacare navigator, declared it illegal to have any contact with Karen because she is "unclean." The Air Force redeployed Chubby boy to Greenland. O Face rats and cockroaches set up a picket line to protest poor living conditions

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  160. WOW! The "manager" is a very, very poor imitation of either Miss Piggy or Beth Chapman!!! The whole place deserved exactly what happened to them! I hope the security guy has gotten a better gig! He deserves it!!!

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  161. As a long-time resident of Council Bluffs, I don't refer my city to that, and never have. In my years of observation, the people who do say "Council Tucky" live in Omaha or have never lived in Council Bluffs.

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  162. I would too if I were them! I'd dig the deepest hole and hide!

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  163. Can anyone actually find the youtube video J.T. Used to officially leave the rescue? He showed footage of the owner hitting an employee but the video looked a little too well done to be from a phone. Just wondering if it's real or just for show. :)

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  164. God, good you of imagined if Karen made an "Oh face" like Jon asked!? That would've been a sight!

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  165. Husband possibly has PTDS and self medicates with alcohol and yes, possibly some "daddy issues" for sure when it comes to the wife, that also gets self medicate with...of course...alcohol.

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  166. Can anyone find the video J.T. used to leave the rescue? He showed footage of the owner hitting an employee. It looked too well done to be from a phone. Just wondering if it's fake or for show. :)

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  167. Amy Deitrich DeubleMarch 24, 2014 at 2:56 AM

    That place needs to go out of business, thank you for walking out John. Look at how misleading the pictures are on their webpage. http://www.ofacebar.com/

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  168. Amy Deitrich DeubleMarch 24, 2014 at 2:58 AM

    For sure, get Syck a new job!

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  169. VegasInfo WiseguysMarch 24, 2014 at 3:00 AM

    Looks like a garage

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  170. A-typical lard-assed dependa thinking she's the chiat.

    She and her skank daughter are nothing but trash.

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  171. I find it hard to believe some of the drama on TV today. Most of these so-called reality shows seem to be scripted. How the hell did he get a hold of the video showing the owner slapping that guy? And the other one, when he wanted the security guy to throw whatever through the window? I think possibly the O face may be laughing all the way to the bank. I love the show BTW. Just a thought.

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  172. So if a door fell out or the roof caved in, they couldn't fix it? Doesn't pass the smell test.

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  173. If you are a bartender that blows fire behind the bar you certainly should have the skills to handle the number of people in this episode. A good bartender can easily make over one hundred drinks in less than an hour.

    Good bartenders have good memories and can take 5-8 orders at a time. Drunk bartenders can't.

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  174. wow, you're fucking illiterate

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  175. true, but remember they're making them pour a lot out.

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  176. Sure, sure, all reality shows are fake. EXCEPT:


    Taffer and the show really did a number on these people's reputations. If there wasn't some truth to what happened, they would have opened themselves up to a lawsuit. So there you go.

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  177. She is like Mama Fratelli from the Goonies

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  178. Whomever wrote the copy on their website need to be visited by the new series "English grammar rescue".

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  179. How much was this episode scripted? Cuz it seems so outrageous

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  180. There is no way that this was made up by the show, these people are just losers!!! And Jon Taffer is not going to waste his time with rejects that do not respect someone that is world class is business operation. I would walked after the first hour of being their!!! Give me a friggin break!!

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  181. They don't script this show. About the closest they come to it is to encourage the behavior that has been exhibited previously.

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  182. At first I thought this was just an early April fool's joke. The sad part is that we were once at this bar. Yes, from the outside it does look like a trailer but when you get inside the smell it what was bad for me. Saw Syck at the door, greeted us nicely but we were not there more than 15 minutes when the owner started yelling at someone sitting at the bar. We both looked at each other and decided to leave. But I did see the female owner sitting at the end of the bar with her little bell and yes she was ringing it. Saw Bar Rescue tonight and the show was very accurate on its description. Concerning the one employee who was beaten up by the manager, see an lawyer. Because what I could see you could win big. Like to see the bar a year from now, who am I kidding, the women is still going to be drinking and the owner yelling at people. But remember it is ALWAYS someone else's fault.

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  183. I have never taken the time to post comments regarding the show because it is just not me, but the behavior of hitting an employee or anyone period is beyond words. The employees and customers that were and WILL be harmed in the future should be prepared and get legal help. Mr. Taffer said it right when he said "your character is the problem" and 'the problem is you think your behavior is okay'. I can not believe it. I have supervised and managed for several years and I have to laugh to think if only I could beat those employees because I don't like their attitude. I can see it now, hit the employee, company terminates me on the spot and calls the police who then takes me to jail. These people behavior is horrible.

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  184. Wow, sometimes I forget people of this caliber exist. Amanda and Karen are as DISGUSTING as they come. Punishing to watch. Blows my mind her husband chooses to stay in a situation like that with a monster puffing on her marlboro. He's lost his mind and should be kicked out of the military for his behavior. Really hope this place gets shut down or hit by a tornado ASAP. That girl needs to sue them. These people belong on a long lost island thousands of miles from land. We can helicopter drop insane clown posse CD's while they drink miserably ever after. Omaha and other places dealing with white trash like this don't need it anymore.. it's 2014.

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  185. Those are character issues you're seeing, not PTSD. Dr Phil isn't going to come swooping in and send him to rehab instead of jail as he has so many criminals this season. Jon T. didn't rescue him either.

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  186. That's confusing to me. On one hand you're saying the fight was a setup but on theother hand it sounds as if you're saying the fake fight had the result of her losing her children. If it was really an act why would she lose the kids?

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  187. In all fairness, that isn't a website. It's a yellow page ad. They didn't hire a photographer to take a shot on site and submit it. It's expensive.

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  188. You've gone too far. Get a grip. It's a reality show. You don't have a stake in the game.

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  189. Show me that Facebook page. You seem unusually invested.

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  190. And get what?

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  191. I want to cum all over Karens' big tits!
    Then I'm going to have my own bell and every time I ring my bell Karen will have to lick up a drop of my cum off of her tits and swallow it.
    Hey Karen my cum is sweet like taffy!

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  192. It's too bad Mr. Matt claims military standing, when all he is, is a pussy whipped bully that takes his frustrations out on timid employees cos he's not man enough to stand up to the pig creature he calls a wife! And she needs to remove those bat wing lashes before she bows down to kiss her "managers" cootchie, or they'll be tangled forever! Most disgusting episode ever! Jon, you should have run, not walked, out of that Hell hole!

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  193. Yeah cause prostitutes are specific to Omaha and none of them are across the river. Omaha has its issues but they don't parade their trash on national television. You know why they always show Omaha, because there is literally nothing attractive about Council Bluffs. Maybe all the casinos? I don't know. Even people from Sioux City (people who are from there call it even call Sewer City) don't like Council Bluffs. Let me tell you Sioux City is not too bad. Would rather drive the hour there then just across the bridge. In all seriousness who likes Council Bluffs besides people who live there? And I don't usually have issues with Old Market bums.....

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