All Bar Rescue Updates

This is where I will keep updated statistics of the bars that have appeared on Bar Rescue.  This will be continually updated, so feel free to bookmark it and share it with others.

There are relevant links to the bar updates from this site, as well as links to reasons why bars have closed and how well they are rated.

I have kept comments available on this page, so if you see anything I may have missed or have any updates regarding a bar status, feel free to leave a comment.



Running Total Of Episodes That Have Aired - 22 of 84 Bars Have Closed, 60 of 84 Bars Are Still Open, 2 Bars Sold


Season 4 (3rd Set) - 6 of 6 Bars Still Open

Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
6 Tonic Lounge - Renamed Panic Room Bar Portland, OR Open Still open and goes by the Panic Room.  Owners were happy with Bar Rescue, but locals have complaints about the name and sign.  More Detailed Update
4 Six Point Inn - Renamed Over Easy Bar & Breakfast Portland, OR Open Still open and they have kept the name. The few reviews were mostly positive.  More Detailed Update
3 Murphy's Law - Renamed Money Bar Reno, NV Open Still open and it appears they have gone back to their old name and go by Murphy's Law.  More Detailed Update
2 The Bullpen at Aspen Glen - Renamed Oak Tavern Sparks, NV Open Still open with mostly positive reviews about food and cocktails. The bar is happy with the Bar Rescue makeover.  More Detailed Update
1 Park 77 - Renamed The Lister San Francisco, CA Open Still open with mostly negative reviews about bad service. Links to the porno shot in the bar in the detailed update.  More Detailed Update


Season 4 (2nd Set) - 7 of 8 Bars Still Open, 1 of 8 Bars Closed

Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
9 Mandala Lounge - Renamed 38th Floor San Mateo, CA Open Mostly positive reviews and the owner is happy with the makeover. Reviews were also positive before the makeover.  More Detailed Update
8 The Holding Company - Renamed Patriot House San Francisco, CA Open Mostly positive reviews with people saying the place is crowded. Reviews were also positive before makeover.  More Detailed Update
7 Los Angeles Brewing Company - Renamed LA Brew Co. Los Angeles, CA Closed Has a ton of negative 1-star reviews with complaints about service, food, and being out of beers on tap. Bar is listed for sale- (and Closed).  More Detailed Update
6 Friar Tuck's - Renamed Stein Haus Brau & Brats Pomona, CA Open Has kept the name Stein Haus and there are more positive than negative reviews.  Keeps an up-to-date Facebook page.  More Detailed Update
5 Sandbar Grill - Renamed The Hot Rock Bar & Grille Coconut Grove, FL Open Mixed reviews since being on the show. Changed name back to Sandbar Grill. Owners and customers didn't like the makeover.  More Detailed Update
4 Heat Restaurant & Lounge - Renamed Ele Hollywood, FL Open No reviews since being on the show. Has somewhat kept the name and goes by Ele Lounge or Ele Nightclub. Bartenders are still dancing.  More Detailed Update
3 Toucan's Oceanside Bar & Grill - Renamed Bonny & Read's Hollywood, FL Open Mixed reviews since being on the show. Has kept the name of Bonny & Read's and keeps an up to date Facebook page.  More Detailed Update
2 Underground Wonder Bar - Renamed Clear Bar Chicago, IL Open Mixed reviews since being on the show. Quickly went back to the Underground Wonder Bar name.  More Detailed Update
1 Second Base Bar and Grill Orange, CA Open This bar was on Season 2 and was a re-rescue.  Not included in this season's stats. See below in Season 2.  More Detailed Update

Season 4 - 9 of 10 Bars Still Open, 1 of 10 Bars Closed

Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
10 Packy's Pub - Renamed Campbell's Irish Pub Milwaukee, WI Open Still open and keeps an up-to-date Facebook page.  Reviews are pretty positive and the bar is happy with the changes. More Detailed Update
9 Y Not III  - Renamed Nick's House Milwaukee, WI Open Still open and keeps an up-to-date Facebook page.  Still goes by Nick's House and has kept the 70's theme.  Owner happy with changes. More Detailed Update
8 Dirty Rooster - Renamed Lake Marie Lodge Antoich, IL Open Still open and keeps an up-to-date Facebook page.  Officially changed name to Lake Marie Lodge. Complaints about service. More Detailed Update
7 Plush - Renamed Osteria Calabria Glenside, PA Closed Bar Rescue called them to be on the show. Removed a lot of the changes installed by Bar Rescue. More Detailed Update. Closed in May 2015 - More info on the closing.
6 Lickety Split - Renamed 2nd State Lounge and Alleged Bar & Pizza Philadelphia, PA Open Still open and keeps an up-to-date Facebook page.  Removed the Alleged Bar & Pizza and goes by 2nd State Lounge.  Owner doesn't seem happy with Bar Rescue. More Detailed Update
5 Jack's Ale House - Renamed Jack's Fire Dept. Sunnyside, NY Open Still open with minimal reviews. Keeps an up-to-date Facebook page.  Owners happy with the makeover. More Detailed Update
4 Laguna Lounge - Renamed Tres Cuartos Jersey City, NJ Open Still open with the same name.  Has a bad reputation from the past. More Detailed Update
3 Rhythm & Brews - Renamed 5th & Vine Staten Island, NY Open Still open with mixed reviews. Have kept the wine bar theme, and keeps an up to date Facebook page. More Detailed Update
2 Undisputed - Renamed So Yo Craft Bar Yonkers, NY Open Still open with mostly positive reviews. Owners have kept the concept and are happy with the changes. More Detailed Update
1 Artful Dodger/Radio - Renamed P's and Q's Auto Body Huntington, NY Open Still open with some positive reviews. Keeps multiple Facebook pages up to date. A fire damaged the bar in March 2015 and they are currently closed to fix the damage with plans to reopen. More Detailed Update

Season 3 (3rd set) - 8 of 10 Bars Are Still Open, 1 of 10 Bars Closed, 1 Bar Sold

Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
Pilot* South Park Bar & Grill - Renamed The V Bar Montclair, NJ Closed The pilot was filmed in 2010 and first aired on Spike in June 2014.  They renamed the bar Park Sports Bar after the makeover.  The bar closed in 2012 due to a lot of drama. More Detailed Update
10 End Zone Sports Bar and Grill - Renamed Houston Sports Hub Houston, TX Open Still open and keeps an up to date Facebook page.  A few mixed reviews. Owner said the bar was not struggling and was not in need of a rescue. Went back to the name End Zone Sports Bar. More Detailed Update
9 Mary's Outpost - Renamed Thirsty's Roadside Bar Grand Prairie, TX Open Still open and keeps an up to date Facebook page.  They got rid of the picnic tables and had to order new bar stools. Said things on the episode were done for show. More Detailed Update
8 Oasis Hookah Bar - Renamed Taza Nightclub Omaha, NE Open Still open and uses both names calling their bar Oasis Hookah Bar/Taza. Went back to 18+ instead of 21+. Mixed reviews so far. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. More Detailed Update
7 Pat's Cocktails - Renamed Pat's Cocktails - A Mixology Bar Valley Village, CA Open Still open and the mixology concept is not catching on. More of a sports bar. Customers glad the bad smell is gone. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. More Detailed Update
6 Bryant's Ice House - Renamed The Wildcatter Saloon Katy, TX Open Still open and the owner is sticking with the recommended changes. Positive reviews, but left by the same person. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. More Detailed Update
5 The Tailgate - Renamed The Shot Exchange Santa Clarita, CA Sold Still open with mixed reviews.  Owner applied for Bar Rescue 5 times. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. More Detailed Update. The bar was sold in March 2015 - Info on the sale.
4 Scoreboard 2 - Renamed Agave Junction Cantina Norwalk, CA Open Still open, and they seem to be doing well with positive reviews and increased food sales at the bar. Keeps Facebook page up to date. More Detailed Update
3 O'Face Bar Council Bluffs, IA Open* Still open, but this bar actually didn't get rescued by the show.  Jon Taffer walked out on the bar during the taping. More Detailed Update. Also, Where did the slap video come from?
2 KC's Neighborhood Bar & Grill - Renamed Johnson County Line Merriam, KS Open Still open, and went back to being KC's Bar after the makeover. Regulars were not happy with the change and it caused some drama. More Detailed Update
1 O'Banion's - Renamed Sorties Tavern Bellevue, NE Open Still open with some negative reviews about the owner who was highlighted in the episode. They do not use the kitchen. More Detailed Update The bar is currently listed for sale
*O'Face not in statistics as it was not rescued by Jon Taffer

Season 3 (2nd Set) - 5 of 10 Bars Have Closed, 5 of 10 Bars Are Still Open, 1 Bar Has Moved


Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
1 Rocky Point Cantina - Renamed Havana Cabana Tempe, AZ Closed After Bar Rescue came, they had a lot of issues with the local government and the permits for live entertainment and the bar closed around August 2013. More Detailed Update
2 The Underworld Bar and Grill - Renamed The End Las Vegas, NV Open/
Moved
Still open with mostly positive reviews as recent as 8/2014.  Keeps an up to date Facebook page. More Detailed Update.  The End moved locations shortly after the makeover - More info.
3 Kerry's Sports Pub - Renamed Bacon Bar Las Vegas, NV Open Still open with average to above average reviews as recent as 8/2014. More Detailed Update
4 The Bungalow Bar Rockaway Beach, NY Open Still open with above average reviews. Keeps an up to date Facebook Page.  More Detailed Update
5 Alibi Casino - Renamed Garnet Lounge Las Vegas, NV
Closed
Still open with minimal reviews. Keeps an up to date Facebook Page.  More Detailed Update.  Closed in 12/2013 - Info on the closing.
6 M T Bottle - Rename M T Bottles and Cans Murfreesboro, TN Open Still open with minimal reviews. Keeps an up to date Facebook Page. May be issues with their liquor license. Brandi and Big Smo are Bar Rescue legends.  More Detailed Update
7 Fairways Golf & Grill - Renamed Brew U Murfreesboro, TN Closed Still open with mixed reviews. Keeps an up to date Facebook Page. More Detailed Update. Closed in 12/2014 - Info on the closing.
8 BoondoxXx BBQ - Renamed Pit and Barrel Nashville, TN Closed Here is the update before the episode aired. The owner shot and killed a man the weekend the episode was scheduled to air.  Spike TV pulled the episode, but mistakenly aired the encore.
9 Longshots - Renamed Badlands Country Nightclub Grain Valley, MO Closed Still open, and keeps and up to date Facebook page.  Owner of the bar has 2 additional bars nearby. More Detailed Update
10 RG's Lounge - Renamed BARcode Independence, MO Open Still open, but does not have a Facebook page.  The few reviews about the bar do not like the makeover and the crowds are smaller. More Detailed Update


Season 3 (1st set) -  5 of 20 Bars Have Closed, 14 of 20 Bars Are Still Open, 1 Bar Has Been Sold


Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
1 Turtle Bay - Renamed Spirits On Bourbon New Orleans, LA Open Still open with average reviews as recent as 9/2013. Some 1-star and 5-star reviews too.  Keeps an up to date Facebook page
2 Headhunters - Renamed Metal and Lace Austin, TX Closed Still open with horrible reviews.  Probably the worst reviews of all bars from the show.  Lot of 1-star reviews.  Keeps an up to date Facebook page. The bar closed in 4/2014 - More information on the closing.
3 TJ Quills - Renamed The Annex New Orleans, LA Open Still open with a lot of negative reviews as recent as 6/2014. Keeps an up to date Facebook page (under the TJ Quills name)
4 The Brixton - Renamed Rocket Room 6 Austin, TX Open Went back to The Brixton after the show. Still open with above average reviews as recent as 9/2013. One of the best rated from the show. Keeps an up to date Twitter
5 Zanzibar - Renamed Solids & Stripes Denver, CO Open Went back to Zanzibar after the show.  Still open with average to above average reviews as recent as 12/2013. Keeps an up to date Facebook page
6 The Kasbah Aurora, CO Open Still open with minimal average reviews as recent as 9/2014. Keeps an up to date Facebook page
7 Lona's Wardlow Station - Renamed Lona's City Limits Cantina Long Beach, CA Open Still open with great reviews to start and average reviews as of late.  Reviews as recent as 3/2015.
8 Dimples Burbank, CA Closed Still open with a lot of 1-star reviews and 5-star reviews.  Some people like it, some people hate it. Dimples closed in early 2015 - More Info on the closing.
9 Kid Chilleen's Badass BBQ - Renamed Chileen's on 17 Black Canyon City, AZ Open Still open with average reviews as recent as 4/2015. More negative reviews lately.
10 Stand Up Scottsdale - Renamed The Laugh Factory Scottsdale, AZ Open Still goes by Stand Up Scottsdale.  Still open with above average reviews as recent as  4/2015.  One of the better rated places from the show. Keeps an up to date Facebook Page.  More Detailed Update. Owner is active in comments section of the update.
11 Sand Dollar - Renamed Bar 702 Las Vegas, NV Sold Still open with average reviews as recent as 2/2014. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. Bar owner sued Jon Taffer and production company - Details. Sold to new owners in May 2014 - Info on that
12 Cashmere - Renamed Dual Ultra Nightclub Raleigh, NC Closed Still open with minimal average to below average reviews as recent as 1/2014. Keeps an up to date Facebook page.  Closed in 5/2014 - More information on the closing.
13 Handlebar Café - Renamed Handle Bar and Grill Pawcatuck, CT Open Still goes by Handlebar Café. Reviews as recent as 6/2014.  Keeps an up to date Facebook Page.  Got in trouble for Bar Rescue Mural and Handlebar sign. More Detailed Update
14 Barlow's - Renamed The Comeback Tucker, GA Open Still open with average reviews as recent as 9/2014. Keeps an up to date Facebook page
15 Gipsy - Renamed SBLV Las Vegas, NV Closed Closed just days after the Bar Rescue makeover because the owner didn't like it.  Said they were going to redo the place and reopen, but it's not looking like it. Still plans to reopen over a year after the episode aired - Information on that.
16 Characters Quarters - Renamed Moonrunners Saloon Garner, NC Open Still open with average to above average reviews as recent as 3/2015. Has a good amount of reviews and recent ones are really good. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. One of Taffer's favorite rescues
17 Cliques - Renamed 22 Klicks Bar and Grill Hope Mills, NC Open Still open with above average reviews as recent as 4/2015.  Minimal reviews, but they are good.
18 Libad's Bar & Grille - Renamed Libad's Seaside Tavern New Bedford, MA Open Still open with minimal above average reviews as recent as 5/2014. Keeps an up to date Facebook page
19 The Hammer - Renamed Hammer & Ales Las Vegas, NV Open Still open with average reviews as recent as 3/2015.  More Detailed Update
20 Marley's on the Beach - Renamed Michelle's Beach Club Warwick, RI Closed Renamed to Marley's Beach Club. Still open with average reviews as recent as 10/2013. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. More Detailed Update. Closed in 11/2013 - Information on the closing.


Season 2 6 of 10 Bars Have Closed, 4 of 10 Bars Are Still Open.


Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
1 Piratz Tavern - Renamed Corporate Bar & Grill Silver Spring, MD Closed Controversial episode and they went back to Piratz Tavern after show. Keeps an up to date Facebook Page.  Closed in April 2015 - Info on the closing and the drama.
2 The Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar - Renamed Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar Fort Lauderdale, FL Open Still open with average to below average reviews as recent as August 2013. Keeps an up to date Facebook Page. The hotel the bar is at was also on Hotel Impossible.
3 J.A. Murphy's - Renamed Murphy's Law Fells Point, Baltimore, MD Closed Closed around July 2012 before the episode even aired in August 2012
4 Mystique Lounge - Renamed Aura Nightclub West Palm Beach, FL Closed Closed sometime in 2013.  Both website domains are expired, facebook inactive and marked as Closed on Urbanspoon
5 The Olive Pit - Renamed The O.P. Orange, CA Open Still open with above average reviews.  Reviews as recent as 12/2013
6 The Black Sheep - Renamed The Public House Cheviot, OH Open Still open with below average reviews on Yelp and average reviews elsewhere.  Reviews as recent as 9/2013.  Keeps an up to date Facebook page
7 Weber's Place Renamed - Weber's Rum Bar & Grill Reseda, CA Closed Closed in June or July 2013.  Had below average reviews after Bar Rescue came.  Lot of complaints about service.
8 Win, Place, or Show Renamed America Live Fairfield, OH Closed Closed in July 2012 before the episode even aired in September 2012.  The landlord terminated their lease.
9 Rocks - Renamed Power Plant Laguna Niguel, CA
Closed
Went back to Rocks - Laguna Niguel. Had average reviews.  Closed in early 2015.
10 Extremes - Renamed Second Base Bar and Grill Orange, CA Open Still open with below average reviews.  In Nov. 2013, a man was fatally shot behind the bar. (Link with info). Jon Taffer came back to re-rescue the bar in Season 4, but walked out on them. More Detailed Update.

 
Season 1 3 of 10 Bars Have Closed, 7 of 10 Bars Are Still Open.


Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
1 Angel's Sports Bar - Renamed Racks Billiards & Bourbon Corona, CA Open Still open with average reviews as recent as 9/2013. Worse reviews as of late. Keeps an up to date Facebook page
2 Downey's Irish Pub  Philadelphia, PA Open Still open with below average reviews as recent as 4/2015. Lot of 1-star reviews. Bar listed for sale in May 2015.
3 The Abbey Pub Chicago, IL Open Still open with average reviews as recent as 12/2013. Better reviews lately. Keeps an up to date Facebook page
4 Kilkenny's Irish Pub Renamed Breakwall Redondo Beach, CA Closed Had terrible reviews and closed in January 2012
5 Swanky Bubbles - Renamed Sheer Philadelphia, PA Closed Went back to name Swanky Bubbles after show aired.  Closed in November 2011 just a few months after their episode aired
6 The Blue Frog 22 Renamed The Local Chicago, IL Open After the makeover, they combined the 2 names to be Blue Frog's Local 22. Still open with above average reviews as recent as 4/2015. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. In 5/2015 scaffolding outside the bar was impacting business, so they filed a lawsuit - Info on suit.
7 The Chicken Bone - Renamed The Bone Framingham, MA Closed Went back to The Chicken Bone after show. Keeps up to date Facebook Page. Had many health code violations in an inspection. Closed for the summer of 2014,  and was supposed to reopen, however they remained closed.  Information on the closing.
8 Champs Sports Pub Burbank, CA Open Still open with average reviews as recent as 12/2013.  Better reviews as of late. 
9 The Canyon Inn - Renamed The Canyon Saloon Yorba Linda, CA Open Went back to the Canyon Inn after the show. Still open with average reviews as recent as 12/2013.  Better reviews right after makeover, worse reviews as of late. 
10 Angry Ham's Garage - Renamed Octane Framingham, MA Open Went back to Angry Ham's after show. Still open with average reviews as recent at 12/2013. Keeps an up to date Facebook page


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  2. Piratz tavern/corporate bar and grill is closed

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    1. They are their facebook is rude as always

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  3. Considering Piratz had concerts there Thursday-Saturday this weekend it is kind of hard for them to be closed

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  4. The End has closed its original location and is now in a smaller location in the same strip mall as the free standing location

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  5. What happens when one of the bars close after the rescue? Do they have to pay back the money put into the bar?

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    1. No spike pays for the remodle and there giving spike the drama for the tv episode so they dont have to repay anything

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  6. Alot of these bars are like kitchen nightmares want someone to drop 100k on their bar and hopes it fixes it. You can't fix dumb and stupid owners.

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  7. Bar 702 needs to close! She doesn't know how to make money

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    1. I agree, sadly though. I was there this past October and it was pretty lame. They canceled the band because a member was under 21 and the "owner", Lisa, was on her iPhone more than she payed attention to us. Plus, no kitchen and no food...makes it tough to maintain.

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  8. Who pays for the bars to be rescued?

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    1. Alot of it is donated for product placement. That's why there are company names listed at the end of the show.

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    2. According to an interview with taffer everything is paid for by the network

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    3. Not true SpikeTV Doesn't pay for all new equipment. At the end of every episode the names of the companies who supply the items are mentioned in return for payment. Just about everything is donated!

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  9. I notice some of these bar owners do not want to change the name or the theme of the bar I dont know if the are doing for the show or they are that stupid. And after bar rescue leaves they change the name back and think they are going to stay in business. It didnt work before bar rescue got there why would it work after they leave.

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    1. Because you can't change ignorant people . USA is full of them

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    2. Even with us having ignorant people we are still A GREAT COUNTRY #1

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    3. Because you have the guns, otherwise China would be #1.
      You could have written "not all of us..." or "there are ignorant people here just like in any country..." but you decided to write "even with us..." embracing your ignorance and almost telling the world "Yeah! I'm so stupid but still have a larger pennis!". Sad.

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    4. Friedrich its spelled "penis". You ignorant dumbass

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    5. Arguing on the internet is pretty stupid. You forgot to use an apostrophe for it's...Mr. Grammar King

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  10. So just seen the pirates tavern episode late I know but really curious if it has closed down or if they some how kept their nose out of the water

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  11. You can't fix lazy and stupid i.e. Swanky Bubbles.

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  12. Would love a episode dedicated to revisiting the bars that were rescued.

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  13. Me too. according to all the comments the show does a really shoddy fix up job. I wonder if they're trying to hide thw fact that theyre really just putting a bandaid on things.

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  14. Yeah kind of hard to renovate a bar in 32 hours....or so the show says

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  15. Went to Metal and Lace last...night and the employee's say nearly everything was staged. Mainly the owner Steve being an ass...they indicated that Taffer asked him to play the villain for better TV. Everyone there said he is a good boss and they all like working for him....anyway "reality" tv...

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    1. Totally agreed with you on that. I mean: a couple of months ago I was watching Cheaters and realized the fact the people involved didn't cry or try enough to punch each other, they were just screaming, running or almost hugging in a rude way to make it look like a fight; they all were triying so hard to make it look "real" but it didn't work. They should realize 2 things about Reality TV and that is: you need to go back to the roots and pay some writers to get an good TV SHOW; and the other one is that you don't need a villain when the economy is on it's knees. Bankruptcy is the Lex Luthor of the US people right now.

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  17. I think tj quills is closed

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  18. I would love to see a show of all the bars that have been on the show and how they look , if they maintain the clean up , stop being drunks...and how the financial situation is now. If they are closed ...an interview with those bar ownrrs of why they shut down too.

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  19. Piratz Tavern is still open, rethemed back to the original Pirate way. Proof https://plus.google.com/+PiratzTavern/about?gl=US&hl=en

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