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):

Positive Reviews:
  • "The food was AMAZING!!! I haven't had pulled chicken or sauce that good in a long time. I'm fixing to dig into the ribs. I'm sure they'll be just as good"
  • "Great vibe, great music, great food!"
  • "There a lot. Never a bad time. Regulars are always welcoming as well as the staff."
  • "Nice dive. Great band Saturday night. May be my new place to go."
  • "Love this place! With the changes it’s an even better music venue now too! The food is amazing and the beer is cold!"
  • "The Ribs were to die for JD I will definitely recommend the place."
  • "This place is dope! Taylor was awesome!!! JD and John taffer smashed this thing outta the ballpark!!!! Proud for this place to be called the dickson"
  • "This place went from a super dive bar to something a bit more "classy." (Which is extremely hard to do in a place like Dickson, Tennessee. No more smoking inside, Stella on Tap, excellent bbq. Honestly, I liked it a bit better when you could smoke and had a sketchy feel to it. More of an adventure back then."

Negative Reviews:

  • None
*Reviews from Facebook, Google

Other News and Links:

  • The Bar Rescue makeover happened in late November/early December 2017.
  • Here are two preview videos of the episode from the Paramount YouTube - Video 1, Video 2
  • Here is The Dickson Bar Facebook page.
  • They do not have a website for The Dickson, but here is a website for The Wanted Saloon that is out of date.
  • A lot of people on The Dickson Facebook page rave about the wings at The Dickson.
  • The bar has a slogan as the sign says The Dickson - Home of the Big One.
  • Here is the Facebook page of JD (owner) and Ashley (owner)
  • One of the changes Bar Rescue made to The Dickson was to make it a non-smoking bar. (Link)
  • There used to be a The Wanted Saloon 2, but that bar has been closed for a few years. (Link)


The Wanted Saloon was renamed to The Dickson by Bar Rescue and the bar has kept the name.  There aren't too many reviews for The Dickson, but all the reviews for the bar are positive.  It seems like people like the makeover, the food, and the atmosphere.  There are a lot of comments about how people love the smoked food - the wings, ribs, etc.

UPDATE - The Dickson closed in August 2018 - More info 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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