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 - 41 of 121 Bars Have Closed, 77 of 121 Bars Are Still Open, 3 Bars Sold

Season 5 - 10 of 12 Bars Still Open, 2 of 12 Bars Closed


Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
12Triple Nickel TavernColorado Springs, CO OpenThe reviews are mostly positive and were also positive before the makeover. People weren't impressed with the makeover and the bar got rid of some changes. More Detailed Update
11Fort One Bar & Lounge - Renamed The Roc Bar & GrillSan Francisco, CA OpenThe bar has kept the name and is still open.  Reviews are mixed.  More Detailed Update
10Brickhouse Bar & Grill - Renamed Garrison TavernColorado Springs, CO OpenThe bar has kept the name, but the bar was listed for sale shortly after Bar Rescue did their makeover.  More Detailed Update
9Tradewinds BarCotati, CA OpenThe bar got to keep their name. Bar is still open with negative reviews about the service. People are unimpressed with makeover.  More Detailed Update
8Sam Jordan'sSan Francisco, CA OpenThe bar got to keep their name. Bar is still open with positive reviews and they seem happy with the Bar Rescue makeover. More Detailed Update
7Schafer's Bar & Grill - Renamed R. Lee'sSumner, WA OpenStill open with mixed reviews. Quickly went back to the old name of Schafer's.  Not happy with their Bar Rescue experience. More Detailed Update
6Russell City Grill - Renamed Fogline Bar & GrillHayward, CA OpenStill open with mixed reviews. People like the makeover but there are complaints about service. More Detailed Update
5YNot Sports Pub - Renamed The Forbidden PubEverett, WA Open Still open with mostly negative reviews. Went back to the name of YNot Sports Pub and is still a sports bar. More Detailed Update
4Celebrities Sports Grill - Renamed The Victory Bar and RestaurantYucaipa, CA ClosedHad all negative reviews after the Bar Rescue makeover and the bar closed a couple months after the makeover and before the episode even aired. More Detailed Update
3City Bar - Renamed The Bradley Gaming and Cocktail LoungeLas Vegas, NV Closed Closed just three months after the Bar Rescue makeover and before their episode aired. Another bar is currently in that location. More Detailed Update
2The Wheelhouse Bar - Renamed Derby's Bar & GrillHemet, CA Open Still open and the bar has kept the name and changes. Owner continued renovations after Bar Rescue left. Reviews are mixed. More Detailed Update
1Champagne's Cafe - Renamed Champagne'sLas Vegas, NV Open Still open with mostly positive reviews. Owner Greg is happy with the makeover and has thanked Bar Rescue. He said business is up since the makeover. More Detailed Update

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


Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
4Gallopin' GooseCoolidge, AZ Open Still open with a mixed reviews. Seems like the owner was looking for a free makeover.  More Detailed Update
3Blacklight District Lounge*Long Beach, CA Open Still open with a lot of negative reviews about the owner/staff/parking. Jon Taffer walked out on the owner and didn't make over the bar.  More Detailed Update
2Baseline Sports Bar - Renamed Brick and BarleyTempe, AZ Open Still open with mixed reviews.  Still has "babes" as bartenders.  More Detailed Update
1City Bistro - Renamed The BeechwoodSt. Louis, MO Open Still open with not much of a presence online. Negative reviews and owner Tiffany also owns a used car lot.  More Detailed Update

*Blacklight Lounge not included in statistics as Jon Taffer didn't make the bar over. 
Season 4 (5th Set) - 9 of 9 Bars Still Open


Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
9Cirivello's Sports Stop - Renamed Aging Room at Cirivello'sLong Beach, CA Open Still open with a lot of negative reviews about poor service. More Detailed Update
8The Bridge LoungeTarpon Springs, FL Open Still open and the reviews are mostly positive, however there are complaints with smoke in the bar. More Detailed Update
7Grinders Sports Bar - Renamed The Cajun BelleSanta Clarita, CA Open Still open and pretty much all positive reviews.  The main issue seemed to be with the city and permits. Owners happy about Bar Rescue.  More Detailed Update
6George & Dragon English Pub & RestaurantPhoenix, AZ Open Still open and didn't seem they needed help but were interested in a makeover.  Poker is still at the bar.  More Detailed Update
5Freaki Tiki's - Renamed Frankie T'sClearwater, FL Open Still open and they changed the concept and go by Franky T's Dive Bar.  Owners do not seem happy with the Bar Rescue experience. More Detailed Update
4O'Kelley's at the Ballpark - Renamed Pastimes on 4th St. Louis, MO Open Still open and the reviews are mixed.  Owners previously appeared on Food Network's Restaurant Impossible for their other restaurant. More Detailed Update
3Dale 1891 - Renamed Cayman Cove Tampa, FL Open Still open and the reviews are mixed.  Owners have had money issues in the past. More Detailed Update
2 Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro - Renamed Crafted St. Louis, MO Open Still open and the reviews are mostly positive. Owner Dani said they were not in need of a rescue. More Detailed Update
1 Mac and Chester's Standing Room Only - Renamed Boulder Lodge Bar & Grill Oak Grove, MN Open Still open and the owners seem happy with the makeover.  They have welcomed back the bikers to the bar. More Detailed Update

Season 4 (4th Set) - 5 of 10 Bars Still Open, 5 of 10 Bars Closed

Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
10 Chix on Dix - Renamed Power Strip Detroit, MI Closed Not many reviews as it is a strip club.  They seem to have a lot of ads for hiring dancers. More Detailed Update. The bar closed around May 2016 and is looking for a buyer - More info on closure
9 Jazz Katz - Renamed Back Beat Piano Bar Southfield, MI Closed Still open with more negative than positive reviews.  People seem to like the music but have complaints about food and service. More Detailed Update. Closed in early 2015 - More info on closure
8 The Arena Ann Arbor, MI Closed Still open with more negative than positive reviews.  Owner seemed to do the show for a free makeover and has brought back some things removed from the show. More Detailed Update. Owner Mike was sentenced to prison for failure to pay taxes in 7/2016.  The bar was put up for auction shortly after
7 The Hooch Bar & Grill - Renamed Proving Ground Bar & Grill Dearborn Heights, MI Closed Still open with mixed reviews, but they are better than before the makeover. Has kept the new name. Keeps an up-to-date Facebook Page.  More Detailed Update. Bar was for sale after the show.  The bar closed in May 2016 - More info on closure.
6 The Filling Station - Renamed Off Base Bar San Diego, CA Open Still open with mixed reviews, but they are better than before the makeover. Owner Sissy owned 2 bars at the time of the makeover.  More Detailed Update
5 Rippers Rock House - Renamed Tim Owens' Travelers Tavern Akron, OH Closed Still open with mixed reviews.  Keeps an up-to-date Facebook Page. Both owners have other businesses.  More Detailed Update. The bar closed in Sept. 2016 as the owners decided to focus on their other businesses. Info on closure.
4 Martini Brothers - Renamed The Federal Youngstown, OH Open Still open and it seemed like they were not struggling before the Bar Rescue makeover. Owner Dan was recently involved in large fraud scheme.  More Detailed Update
3 The Royal Oaks Youngstown, OH Open Still open with positive reviews both before and after the Bar Rescue makeover. More Detailed Update
2 Molly Malone's - Renamed Way Point Saloon Ramona, CA Open Still open with positive reviews about the bartenders and interior, but complaints about high prices.  Has kept the name but also still uses the Molly Malone's name. More Detailed Update
1 Club Caribe - Renamed La Luz Ultra Lounge Bonita, CA Open Still open with some negative reviews about service, management and the cover charge.  Have kept the name and the bar seems happy with the makeover. More Detailed Update

Season 4 (3rd Set) - 8 of 9 Bars Still Open, 1 of 9 Bars Closed

Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
9 Myerz Pourhouse - Renamed The Study Lounge El Cajon, CA Open Still open with mixed reviews. Some like it while some think the theme doesn't fit the area.  Have kept the name and the bar seems happy with the makeover. More Detailed Update
8 Pro's Sports Bar - Renamed BR Steak Country Club Hills, IL Open Still open with minimal reviews, which are mixed.  Have kept the name and they seem happy with the makeover. More Detailed Update
7 Brix Sunset Beach - Renamed Pacific Coast Wine Bar Sunset Beach, CA Open Still open with positive reviews both before and after the makeover. Went back to their old name of Brix about 3 weeks after the makeover. There are two Brix locations. More Detailed Update
6 Tonic Lounge - Renamed Panic Room Bar Portland, OR Open Still open and seemed the owners were happy with Bar Rescue, but locals have complaints about the name and sign. Bar changed the name to The Raven in 8/2016.  More Detailed Update
5 The Palace Lounge - Renamed Menara Upland, CA Open Still open and goes by their old name of the Palace Lounge. Positive reviews before and after the makeover. May have been picked to cross promote Spike's series Tut. 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 Closed Still open and it appears they have gone back to their old name and go by Murphy's Law. More Detailed Update. The bar closed in October 2016 - More info on closure
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) - 4 of 8 Bars Still Open, 4 of 8 Bars Closed

Episode Bar Name City Status Comments
9 Mandala Lounge - Renamed 38th Floor San Mateo, CA Closed Mostly positive reviews and the owner is happy with the makeover. Reviews were also positive before the makeover. More Detailed Update. Closed in 4/2016 - Info on closing.
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 Closed Has kept the name Stein Haus and there are more positive than negative reviews.  Keeps an up-to-date Facebook page.  More Detailed Update. Closed in November 2015 - Info on closing.
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 Lounge Hollywood, FL Closed 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.  Closed in August 2015 - More Info on the closure.
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 - 5 of 10 Bars Still Open, 5 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 Closed 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. Closed in 4/2016 - More info on closing.
8 Dirty Rooster - Renamed Lake Marie Lodge Antioch, IL Closed Still open and keeps an up-to-date Facebook page.  Officially changed name to Lake Marie Lodge. Complaints about service. Closed at the end of 2015. More Detailed UpdateMore info on the closing.
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 Closed 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. Closed in mid to late 2015.  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 Closed Still open with mixed reviews. Have kept the wine bar theme, and keeps an up to date Facebook page. Shut down by health department in 4/2016 but reopened. More Detailed Update.  The bar closed for good in November 2016 - Info on Closing.
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. A man was shot outside the bar in August 2015
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 closed to fix the damage with plans to reopen.  They finally ended up reopening around May 2016. 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. Went back to the name Mary's Outpost. 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? Owner Matthew Overmyer was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in 2/2016 - More info on arrest.
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) - 6 of 10 Bars Have Closed, 4 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 Closed Still open with mostly positive reviews as recent as 8/2015.  Keeps an up to date Facebook page. More Detailed Update.  The End moved locations shortly after the makeover - More info. The Bar closed at the end of Jan 2016 - More info on closing.
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) -  6 of 20 Bars Have Closed, 13 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/
Moved
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.  Here is an update on the Back to the Bar special.
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 Closed Still open with average reviews as recent as 9/2015More Detailed Update - Closed in 3/2016 - More info on the closure
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 5 of 10 Bars Have Closed, 4 of 10 Bars Are Still Open, 1 has Sold


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 8/2015. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. A man was fatally stabbed outside the bar in August 2015 - Info on that incident. Renamed the bar to "Bar 1650."
2 Downey's Irish Pub  Philadelphia, PA Closed Still open with below average reviews as recent as 4/2015. Lot of 1-star reviews. Bar listed for sale in May 2015. Closed March 2016 - More info on closing.
3 The Abbey Pub Chicago, IL Closed Still open with average reviews as recent as 10/2015. Temporarily closed due to a fire in Nov. 2015.  Planned to reopen Feb. 2016, but never did.
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 7/2016.  Better reviews right after makeover, worse reviews as of late. 
10 Angry Ham's Garage - Renamed Octane Framingham, MA Sold Went back to Angry Ham's after show. Still open with average reviews as recent at 7/2016. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. Is under new ownership but has kept the name. 


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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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