Sunday, September 10, 2017

Bar Rescue - Lucky's Corner Pocket (Lucky Leprechaun) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Davenport, Florida to rescue The Lucky Leprechaun Irish Saloon.  The Lucky Leprechaun is a bar owned by Terry Browne and his ex-wife Georgiann.  The bar has a lot of pool tables and owner Terry is illegally gambling on pool games against customers.  Terry also has a foul mouth and Jon Taffer needs to change his ways if the bar wants to succeed. 

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

Positive Reviews:
  • ""Give it a shot." New ozonators eating up the smoke just fine. $1 Nathan's dogs will keep you satisfied between drinks. New taps / crisp cold beer. Free Wi-Fi. Good mix of pool/karaoke/DJs. If you haven't been here in awhile... check it out again."
  • "Big improvement. Still not my style"
  • "Roger is the man behind the bar. I've been going there for years when it was under a different management for the billiard leagues. One thing i love now is that there is NO smoking allowed inside. I wish them the best."
  • "Enough pool tables for all, a great place to make friends. Excellent and quick service, all of the bartenders are very nice and knowledgeable! Not to mention good lookin'"

Negative Reviews:
  • "Well it did not last long within one week this place smells like an Ash tray that has been sitting in a closet. I will find a new place to have a fresh relaxing beer. And not only that after bar rescue came to save this place. The old way is back stronger."
*Reviews from Yelp, Google, Facebook

Other News and Links:

  • The Bar Rescue makeover happened in May 2017.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Spike TV website.
  • Here is a Lucky Leprechaun Facebook Page and also a Lucky's Corner Pocket Facebook Page, both of which are active.
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Georgiann (owner), Cailin, David and Roger
  • In a local article, Georgiann said her Bar Rescue experience was "interesting, a bit hectic, but overall, worthwhile."  She also said the show spent about $80,000 on the makeover, with most money used to get the bar up to code.
  • There were a few negative reviews on Yelp about loud karaoke, but they seem to be left by the same people.
  • Bar Rescue moved a bunch of stuff from the bar into storage, which is now in Georgiann's garage (Link).
  • About a month after the makeover, the bar was still waiting on the air filtration system and the installation of a sign.  Companies were paid to do it, but it was not complete yet. (Link)
  • Lucky's Corner pocket was planning to have a Bar Rescue viewing party tonight, but it was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma which is expected to hit Florida pretty much as the episode airs.  Yesterday the bar said, "HURRICANE UPDATE: We will be closing our doors promptly at 10pm tonight! We will re-open when it becomes safe for people to travel on the roadways again!!! Stay safe everyone!!!"


Lucky's Corner Pocket has kept the name given to them by Bar Rescue and there haven't been too many reviews since the makeover.  The reviews compliment the makeover, the bartenders, and the fact that there is less smoke inside.  Owner Georgiann has stated she is happy with the makeover done by Bar Rescue.  With the Bar Rescue episode airing as Hurricane Irma hits the bar, hopefully Lucky's Corner Pocket gets a favorable edit and the bar doesn't get damaged.

UPDATE - Lucky's Corner Pocket closed in January 2019 - More information on the closure.

*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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