Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Dickson (Wanted Saloon) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

The Dickson bar in Dickson, Tennessee, which appeared on season 6 of Bar Rescue has closed.  The Dickson was originally named The Wanted Saloon before Bar Rescue came and the makeover was done in late November/early December of 2017.  The Dickson episode aired on August 5th, 2018 and the bar announced they were closing on August 24th, so just a few weeks after their episode aired.


The Dickson posted the following message on their Facebook page to announce their closure:

"Y’all come out this Friday and Celebrate with us One Last Time!!! We are selling and closing this weekend!! We have decided to focus on the new family member 💙 joining us in 5 short weeks!!! Thank you all Soo Soo very much for 6 YEARS in business!!!! so come out and party with us and see Jessica Meuse throw down with Jd Outlaw for the final show EVER!!! at The Wanted Saloon/ The Dickson!!!
The Last Honky Tonk
Also we are taking offers on the business until Thursday latest Friday this week, so if you’re interested in owning a place with one hell of a story shoot us a line! Serious inquires only please, we love you all and can’t wait for the next chapter in our lives!!!"

It seems like JD and Ashley decided to focus on their family with a new baby on the way and that is why they decided to close the bar.  I am not sure what this means for JD's musical career.  The Dickson bar has been marked as 'Closed' on the Bar Rescue Updates Page and here is the original update for the bar if you are interested.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bar Rescue - Island Lounge (Island Bar & Grill) Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are just outside of Chicago in Blue Island, Illinois to rescue Island Bar & Grill.  Island Bar & Grill is owned by Adam Shorter who has staffed the bar with his family members which is causing friction at the bar.  The bar was opened about four years ago and is supposedly losing $5,000 a month.  While doing recon (without Jon Taffer), it is discovered that the kitchen is dirty and the staff has a lack of professionalism.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to slightly change the name of Island Bar & Grill to Island Lounge.  The bar seems to use the names interchangeably.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Island Lounge since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Bar Rescue - Britestar Tavern Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Glendora, California to rescue Britestar Tavern.  Britestar Tavern is a beer only bar owned by Jim Reed who is an absentee owner.  The bar has been losing money and Jon Taffer sees one of the problems is the bar's tap system which wastes a lot of beer.  During recon, they also see a disorganized open mic night and a gross, chunky Bloody Mary mix.

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

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Bar Rescue - The Dickson (The Wanted Saloon) Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Dickson, Tennessee to rescue The Wanted Saloon.  The Wanted Saloon is owned by JD, who is an aspiring musician, and his wife Ashley.  The bar is barely breaking even and some months they are losing money.  Jon Taffer discovers that the bar is hard to find and only serves beer.  He also thinks JD's lack of effort at the bar is causing issues with both the business and his marriage.


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


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Bar Rescue - Bayou Bar & Grill (Fatballs) Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Jacksonville, Florida to rescue Fatballs. Fatballs is a sport bar with a bad reputation and an even worse name.  While doing recon, there are barely any customers and Jon Taffer still has to wait forever to get some food and drinks.  Even with the long wait, the food and drinks are not up to standards.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Fatballs to Bayou Bar & Grill, but the bar has changed the name back to Fatballs.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Fatballs/Bayou Bar & Grill since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bar Rescue - Puerto Rico El K'rajo Beach Bar Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Puerto Rico for a special episode where they help El K'rajo Beach Bar rebuild after Hurricane Maria.  Janet and Victor are the owners of the bar and after the hurricane hit, they found their bar without a roof and filled with six feet of sand.  Jon has plenty of help with celebrities such as Bethenny Frankel, Mark Cuban, Jose Barrea, Luis Guzmán, Chef Jose Enrique, and Bernie Williams. 

Besides rebuilding the bar, everyone helps rebuild the local community center in Loiza, Puerto Rico, including the basketball courts and baseball field.  As this is a special episode, this will not be a normal Bar Rescue update, but I will provide info about El K'rajo Beach Bar and other related links.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Paladino's (Theory) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Paladino's in Tarzana, California which appeared on Bar Rescue in March of 2018 has closed.  The bar was renamed to Theory A Vintage Parlor Bar during the Bar Rescue makeover and Paladino's ended up using the names interchangeably.  Paladino's closed at the beginning of July 2018 and their website now says, "PALADINOS IS NOW CLOSED
Decades of great memories shows and friendships. Thank you to one and all. Stay tuned for what the future will bring."

Paladino's also had a couple live Facebook feeds from their final night on their Facebook page and  answered some questions from customers.  They said they did music on weekends under the name Paladino's and used the name Theory during the week.  They also said that the bar was sold and the new owner will be doing upgrades and changing the name, so it is the end of an era.

Paladino's (Theory) has been marked as 'Closed' on the Bar Rescue Updates Page.  If you are interested in the original update for Paladino's, here it is

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bar Rescue - Sydney an Australian Beach Club (Blue Water Daiquiri and Oyster Bar) Update

Photo - Facebook
On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Jacksonville Beach, Florida to rescue Blue Water Daiquiri and Oyster Bar. Blue Water Daiquiri and Oyster Bar is owned by a Chinese immigrant who must battle his emotional manager to save his dream beach bar.  Jon Taffer gets Lil Jon to help out during recon and they find that some of the daiquiri machines don't work at the bar.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided change the name of Blue Water Daiquiri and Oyster Bar to Sydney an Australian Beach Club and the bar has kept the name.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Sydney an Australian Beach Club since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Bar Rescue - The Airliner Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Los Angeles, California to rescue The Airliner.  The Airliner is a Los Angeles dive bar and music venue owned by Luiz Quiroz.  The band American Authors are on hand to help Jon Taffer do recon and they discover the food is inedible.  The owner Luiz has lost his passion for running the bar and Jon will need to reignite his passion to turn the bar around.

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

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Bar Rescue - Phish Tales (Phish Heads) Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Lake City, Florida to rescue Phish Heads.  Phish Heads is a bar owned by couple Toni and Philip Crenshaw who are supposedly $250,000 in debt.  Their "stubborn, lazy" son James has been working at the bar for 9 years and doesn't think he can run it by himself.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to slightly rename Phish Heads to Phish Tales and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Phish Tales since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):