Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bar Rescue - Triple Nickel Tavern Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Colorado Springs, Colorado to try to rescue Triple Nickel Tavern.  The Triple Nickel Tavern's owner JJ has had some recent deaths in the family and has lost interest in running the bar due to that.  The bar went from bringing in $25,000 a month to about $150,000 in debt.

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

Positive Reviews:
  • "Triple Nickel rules! Best dive in the springs. Great place to see live music too. And the chicken wings are great!"
  • "I know FB reviews don't mean a lot but hey, if you're reading this you should definitely hit this bar if you're in the Springs. Great jukebox, great people working there, they book great bands when they come through town, the drinks are priced right, and they just got some new food going on which is stellar. do it, you won't regret it."
  • "Great music and great people, what more could you ask for."
Negative Reviews:
  • "Your typical dive bar. The only exception is the reality show bar rescue came in and really screwed up the joint. By the time you get there, they should have all that mess fixed up."
  • "All I can say is boo to bar resue..."
*Reviews from Facebook, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue makeover happened in August 2016.
  • Here are two preview videos of the episode from the Spike TV website - Video 1, Video 2.
  • Here is the Triple Nickel Tavern website and the Triple Nickel Facebook Page.
  • Here are the Facebook Pages of JJ (owner), Sierra (bartender), Jacob (bartender/manager), Randy (bartender), Steven (bartender), Reid (bartender)
  • Here is the Facebook page of JJ's band Nobody's.
  • The bar has a Facebook event for the episode premiere and it seems like they are joking about what is going to happen.  The bar commented, "God I can't even take this serious. I'm on verge of laughing the whole time"
  • A local blog had a post about the makeover, which pretty much said it was done poorly.  There are complaints about the cheap bar stools and the bar top finish.  It also said Triple Nickel Tavern was solicited to be on the show and they didn't call for help.
    • In the comments of that article, another local bar owner said he was contacted to be on the show and went through interviews, but they would have to create drama and say they were losing money, so they decided not to do the show.
  • A CS Indy article said the Triple Nickel has already removed the bar top finish and has sanded it down.  
  • Here are the Yelp reviews of Triple Nickel Tavern before the Bar Rescue makeover, which are mostly positive.
  • Triple Nickel Tavern was listed for sale in 2012, but I guess JJ decided not to sell.


Triple Nickel Tavern kept the name of their bar after the Bar Rescue visit, and the reviews of the bar are mostly positive, but they were also positive before the Bar Rescue visit.  It seems like people weren't impressed with the changes Bar Rescue made and that the bar had to fix things done by Bar Rescue such as the bar top.  It also seems that Triple Nickel is joking about their appearance on the show and that they made their episode entertaining on purpose.

*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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