Sunday, September 22, 2019

Bar Rescue - Malloy's Bar & Grill (GI Jodi's) Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Littleton, Colorado to rescue GI Jodi's. GI Jodi's is owned by a woman named Jodi who lost her military-veteran father who helped run the bar.  She is now overworked and needs her son to step up to take more responsibility at the bar and to fill the void.  Jodi's leadership style has caused the bar and her family relationships to fail.  Jon needs to convince her that she is the problem and that she needs to change for the bar to succeed.

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

Positive Reviews:

  • "New favorite place we've been here once a week the food is amazing and the portions are huge. The wait staff bar/bar tenders are super. I can't even begin to explain how good the Pastrami is. We will be back soon."
  • "They did a major renovation on this place! Redid the menu and lost their dive bar feel of the old GI Jodi's. I've had a couple of their dishes from the new menu and all have been good. Still has that small town bar touch, but with a facelift."
  • "I had an amazing experience here! The bartender Jennifer was awesome! And the foofoo drink with cotton candy was delicious! The atmosphere is sleek, up to date and inviting. A great place for girls night out or date night. The menu looked great too although I wasn't there to eat."
  • "Great service, great food,great atmosphere! Will be returning! Recommend this establishment highly!"
  • "New look, new menu and really, really good food. The staff is friendly and a nice patio for warm or cool summer nights."
  • "I had a very pleasant experience here. The drink menu was cool had some different stuff on it that I tried. I had already eaten but the fries looked so good I had to have one and the wings just smelled bomb diggity. Bar tender was good at what he is doing fast and friendly. All the servers were super chill and upbeat. The inside is visually appealing, I liked the patio alot. And the phone chargers on the table were super helpful!"
  • "The bar is clean and the staff is professional! The outdoor area is set up well and the location is convenient. This is a good place to come and was fixed up nicely since the last owner."

Negative Reviews:

  • "Might as well b.y.o.b because good luck getting any one to service you. Been in here freaking 2 times and left without even being acknowledged. Bar rescue clearly did not work!"
  • "Food was terrible, service wasn't much better, but the band was good!"
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:

  • The Bar Rescue for GI Jodi's happened in May 2019.
  • Here is a 5-minute preview video of the episode from the Paramount YouTube page.
  • Here is the Malloy's Bar & Grill website and Facebook page.
  • Here is the old unofficial GI Jodi's Facebook page.
  • Malloy's Bar & Grill is having a watch party for the episode tonight. (Link)
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Brittany (bartender), Travis (bartender/Jodi's son), Ashley (Bartender)
  • A pinned post on Facebook states, "Welcome to Malloy's! We are a local bar and grille in the Ken Caryl and Littleton area offering the highest quality, food and spirits. We'll be using this Page to announce special offers, highlight seasonal local beers and craft cocktails and food specials. If you'd like to get in touch with us, message us on messenger. Don't forget to like or follow us so you are always up to date with bar events and happenings along with food and drink specials. Thanks for visiting Malloy's Bar and Grille and we hope to do business with you soon! Saved by Jon Taffer and Bar Rescue."
  • In August 2019, Malloy's installed a glass overhead garage door that opens to the patio.  There are pictures of the garage door in this Facebook post.
  • Back in 2013, GI Jodi's was for sale and priced at "less than 1/2 annual gross."  The listing said they were hoping for a quick close, but it was later taken off the market. (Link)


Jon Taffer decided to change the name of GI Jodi's to Malloy's Bar & Grill and the bar has kept the name.  The reviews for Malloy's Bar & Grill have been pretty much all positive with people complimenting the food, service, renovation, cocktails, and outdoor patio.  The bar seems happy with the makeover as they have a "Saved by Jon Taffer and Bar Rescue" message on Facebook and Yelp. Malloy's Bar and Grill has also done additional improvements after Bar Rescue left by installing a glass overhead garage door that opens to their patio.

*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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