Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bar Rescue - The Legacy Bar & Grille (Game Time Sports Grill) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Arlington, Tennessee to rescue Game Time Sports Grill.  Game Time Sports Grill is a bar that is run by Cody, but his belligerent father is causing issues at the bar.  The kitchen is filthy at Game Time and the cook has a short temper.  To turn this bar around, Jon Taffer needs to clean up the bar and figure out a way to make the family work together.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer changed the name of Game Time Sports Grill to The Legacy Bar & Grill and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Legacy Bar & Grille since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Decent decor and service was good. Food was prepared properly and tasty. My wife had the Chicken Philly and tots and they were very good. I had the Fried Catfish with Onion Straws, cooked perfectly and crispy. Only drawbacks, they did not have tartar sauce and siracha for my fish but I made due."
  • "The food and service was great, owner changed channels to accommodate all the football that was on today.Food came out hot and delicious, drink's selection was good. But how can a shot of tequila cost more than the drink that had the same shot tequila in it?? .....So all and all a great experience!!! Highly recommend, good service, good food and locally owned."
  • "Went to see some friends play(Musicboxx) great band BTW check them out. Very cool atmosphere! Would recommend"
  • "Love this place. Nice people, Jessica was so nice from the minute I came in. Bartender and staff cool. Chicken wings were really good. Ill be back.."
  • "Good service, recommend the angus burger........."
  • "Last night was our first time there. It was very busy, but our waitress was great. The band was awesome!"
  • "Last night and tonight was my first 2 nights here since they reopened as Legacy. I had a Fabulous Time. We came here for the bands both nights. They food was really good and the service was AWESOME!! My glass was NEVER empty and everyone was SOOOOOO friendly!!! I will definitely be back sooner than later!!!!"

Negative Reviews:
  • "Ordered 40 piece wings for takeout. They were AWFUL! Some weren't even done all the way!!! Not to mention the staff wasn't friendly... at least the celery & carrots were nice & fresh."
  • "Looked like a good place to watch the game. I liked the Bartender, Server, & the interior. But the beer wasn't cold. Menu was shrunk to 5"x7" & the print was too small to read. So I left."
  • "Wasn't a fan before the makeover, not a fan still."
  • "Filthy kitchen and I mean horribly Filthy, staff are unfriendly, the owners are psycho criminal rednecks, actually the male owner i would say is a Rage-neck i say this because he tried to assault me in the parking lott after i confronted him with the check he wrote that bounced. He has also attacked other employees in a fit of rage. Anyway...Atmosphere is dark and like a bar. Food is surprisingly very good for bar food. This is my honest opinion based on my experience at this place."
  • "The place recently changed to Legacy Bar and Grill by John Taford was a disappointment. Service was slow, took long time to get someone to the table and then had to search to tab out. Beer was actually warm to me but the glasses were clean. Noticed there were multiple taps but most were empty. My girl friend said the bathrooms were filthy which was really unexpected since the place had been renovated 3 days earlier. I doubt ibwill be returning."
  • "My Fiance and I went Friday night. Horrible service. Our waitress knew nothing about the menu nor what was served at the bar. I ordered my meal and order tater tots with cheese.. They were newked SO bad."
  • "Terrible!!! My wife and I ordered take out first they got our order wrong. When I ordered chicken and waffles I got 2 small chicken breasts and half a waffle. My wife had country fried steak that was fair but her side of corn was definitely straight from the can.. $32.00 for that was just ridiculous!!! Never going back. Our opinion they need rescuing again from bar rescue"
  • "Worst experience ever!! They had a Monday night football special on draft beer, at 7:30 they supposedly ran out of draft beer. Our server was not only new, I am pretty sure she has never smiled before in her life. We had 8 orders and she messed up 5 of them. Initially she blamed the kitchen staff than finally admitted it was her. Food was pretty bland, not all that impressed."
*Reviews from Yelp, Facebook and Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue makeover happened in October 2017.
  • Here are two preview videos of the episode from the Paramount site - Video 1, Video 2
  • Here is the Legacy Bar & Grille Facebook Page.
  • Here is the Legacy Bar & Grille website and menu.
  • The bar is having a viewing party for the episode. (Link)
  • Game Time Sports Grill had a 3 star average on Yelp before the makeover with over 30 reviews. (Link)
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Theresa (owner), Cody (Owner) Bryan (Cody's dad), Kristina (bartender), Trey (bartender)
  • During the filming Theresa said she "wasn't feeling too lucky" regarding making the show. (Link)
  • Kristina posted after makeover, "The craziness of "Bar Rescue" is finally done taping so, it's up to us to raise the bar by following through and making "The Legacy" live up to its name! Thank you so much for everything you've done for us Lisamarie Joyce because without you, and the help of Jon Taffer none of this would be possible!"
  • Legacy Bar responded to a negative review right after the makeover stating, "We have adds out for more servers and cooks. We were also given a guide book of systems, that we are working in implementing. We wish things could change over night, like they appear on the show, but there has definitely been an adjustment period. We hope that you will come back to see us, once we have these systems in place."
  • Cody had a baby a few weeks after the episode was filmed at the bar.
  • Legacy Bar & Grille started offering a Happy Hour in February 2018. (Link)


Legacy Bar & Grille has kept the name given to them by Bar Rescue and the reviews for the bar since the makeover are mixed.  People seem to like the bands and atmosphere while there are complaints about the service and empty beer taps.  Judging by their social media, the bar seems satisfied with the makeover and they are excited to see their episode air on TV.

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

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