Saturday, May 18, 2024

VFW Post 1689 - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Jacksonville, Florida to rescue VFW Post 1689.  While Jon is doing recon, he finds that the bartenders do not know how to make basic drinks such as a dirty martini. He also finds a building that is falling apart and beer taps that do not function properly.  He will need to find a way to turn things around and increase the membership numbers at the bar.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of VFW Post1689 like he has for all other VFW rescues. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for VFW Post 1689 since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Saturday, May 11, 2024

Three Tides Restaurant & Bar (Los Cocos) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer is once again absent and Ashish Alfred is in charge of the rescue.  The Bar Rescue crew is in Port Saint Lucie, Florida to rescue Los Cocos Restaurant.  The bar is a family run business owned by Evens Latortue and  brothers Eddy, and Carl.  There are no systems in place or basic standards and the stress of the failing business is having an impact on the family's relationship.  The bar is supposedly losing $8,000 a month and the brothers are almost $300,000 in debt.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Los Cocos to Three Tides Restaurant & Bar and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Three Tides Restaurant & Bar since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Sunday, May 5, 2024

Boca Luna Luxe Lounge (One11 Boca) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer is back and they are in Boca Raton, Florida to rescue One11 Boca.  One11 Boca is owned by Jay Joseph who designed the entire layout of the bar.  During recon, Jon says it is one of the worst layouts he has ever seen and there is no flow to the bar. Also, the bar is dirty, the furniture is falling apart, and Jay is supposedly $800,000 in debt.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of One11 Boca to Boca Luna Luxe Lounge and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Boca Luna Luxe Lounge since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Saturday, April 27, 2024

Epic Live (Epic Lounge) - Bar Rescue Update

Bar Rescue Epic Live

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer is once again absent and his crew are in Downey, California to rescue Epic Lounge.  Epic Lounge is a live music venue that is supposedly struggling after years of neglect and mismanagement. During recon, the bar doesn't have enough menus, the kitchen is filthy, and they can't make basic drinks such as a ranch water.  


During the Bar Rescue makeover, they decided to slightly change the name of Epic Lounge to Epic Live and it seems they still use both names.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Epic Live since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Saturday, April 20, 2024

Playoffs Sports Lounge - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer is back and they are in Desert Hot Springs, California to rescue Playoffs Sports Lounge.  The 20-year-old bar is owned by Eric and Ann-Sofie Pontius and the episode description says it has failed to ever make a profit.  The bar is outdated and it has no systems in place such as a POS system. While Jon is doing recon, they find that the bartenders are making drinks that are way too strong and are keeping tabs by hand.  


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Playoffs Sports Lounge. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Playoffs Sports Lounge since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Saturday, April 13, 2024

La Perla Sports Club (Cantina) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, the show is in Glendale, Arizona to rescue La Perla Sports Cantina. This is another episode this season where Jon Taffer is not present, and Dustin Drai is in charge of rescuing La Perla Sports Cantina.  During recon, the bartenders cannot make basic drinks such as spicy margaritas.  Also, the owner Mark is buying rounds for everybody while being supposedly $750,000 in debt. He is treating the bar as a personal hangout instead of a business.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, the show decided to slightly change the name of La Perla Sports Cantina to La Perla Sports Club and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for La Perla Sports Club since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Saturday, April 6, 2024

47 Social (Finesse Lounge) - Bar Rescue Update

47 Social Finesse Lounge Bar Rescue

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Banning, California to rescue Finesse Lounge.  The bar is owned by AJ Cabral and the failing bar is causing a rift between him and his sister. While Jon is doing recon, he finds that AJ and the employees do not know how to use their own POS system correctly.  Jon needs to help them find a way to save the bar and AJ's relationship with his sister.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Finesse Lounge to 47 Social, but it seems they have gone back to using Finesse Lounge. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Finesse Lounge since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Saturday, March 30, 2024

Arnold's Lounge - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in St. Augustine, Florida to rescue Arnold's Lounge.  The bar has been open for many years, and Philip Smith who bought the bar in 2022 is the most recent owner.  The bar is supposedly struggling and when Jon Taffer is doing recon, he finds that the bartenders cannot make the most basic drinks correctly.  The bar is supposedly losing $20,000 a month and months away from closing while Philip is $3.5 million in debt.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Arnold's Lounge for the bar. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Arnold's Lounge since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Saturday, March 23, 2024

Cinco Cantina (High 5 Grille) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Tucson, Arizona to rescue High 5 Grille.  The bar is owned by Cathy Whaley, who has owned it since 2019. While doing recon, Jon finds that the walk in cooler does not work properly and it is about 85 degrees in the cooler. There is beer and food being stored in there, so Jon does not want anybody eating the food.  He also finds that the bar hasn't served draft beer in about a month because of the walk in being broken.  

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of High 5 Grille to Cinco Cantina and the bar did keep the name, however they closed before the episode ever aired. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Cinco Cantina since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Saturday, March 16, 2024

The Foxy Ox (Thirsty Ox) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, the show is in Oxnard, California to rescue The Thirsty Ox.  Rony Ortega and his wife Gaby bought the bar in 2021 to fulfil his lifelong dream of owning a bar.  Despite it being Rony's dream, Gaby is the one that is there every day running the bar.  The Thirty Ox is supposedly losing up to $4,000 a month causing Rony and Gaby to be about $50,000 in debt.  The bar is supposedly six months away from closing and is causing Rony and Gaby to put having kids on hold.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Bar Rescue decided to change the name of The Thirsty Ox to The Foxy Ox, however the bar has switched back to The Thirsty Ox.  Lets take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Foxy Ox since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):