Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Panic Room (Tonic Lounge) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Photo - Spike
Panic Room in Portland, Oregon which was featured on season 4 of Bar Rescue has closed.  The bar was originally called Tonic Lounge, but was renamed to Panic Room by Bar Rescue and Jon Taffer in April of 2015.  In August of 2016, the bar changed their name to The Raven which only lasted a few months as they are now closed.

Williamette Week reported that the bar was closed, but there isn't too much information on why the bar closed.  The website reached out to he booking manager of The Raven who confirmed that the bar has closed by simply responding to an email with, "The Venue is closed."

When the bar changed their name to The Raven in August 2016, the booking manager didn't have positive things to say about Bar Rescue.  He stated, "The sign and name were horrible, the show was absolute staged and edited bullshit, the props were cheap and silly, and all the actual stage and lighting gear was rented or borrowed and we didn’t get to keep. The show did irreparable damage to the venue’s image, and provided no benefits other than a small amount of decent furniture"

The Raven (formerly Panic Room and Tonic Lounge) is the second bar from season 4 (3rd set) of Bar Rescue to close and the Bar Rescue Updates Page has been updated to show the bar as closed.

UPDATE - Local bar owners decided to open a bar at this location and named it Tonic Lounge.  They have no affiliation with the owners from Bar Rescue.

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