Sunday, March 29, 2020

Bar Rescue - VFW Post 6216 Albuquerque Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Albuquerque to rescue VFW Post 6216.  This rescue is a bit different because it is not rescuing a struggling bar but a VFW Post.  Jon Taffer will attempt to boost membership and raise funds for VFW Post 6216 by doing a Bar Rescue makeover.  VFW Post 6216 is outdated, and the bar and kitchen area are in need of a lot of upgrades.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer obviously didn't change the name of VFW Post 6216. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for VFW Post 6216 since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:

Negative Reviews:

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for VFW Post 6216 happened in September 2019.
  • Here is a 7-minute preview video of the episode from the Paramount YouTube page.
  • Here is the Facebook page of VFW Post 6216.
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Diane (bar manager), Christian (bartender), Rick (judge advocate)
  • The VFW is also known as Hurley-Carbajal VFW Post 6216 and has over 150 members. The VFW is open to the public on Tuesdays. (Link)
  • In 2018, VFW Post 6216 was burglarized, and the thieves cut the power and made off with $3,000 in cash. (Link)
  • Here are reviews for VFW Post 6216 on Yelp and Google.
  • Here is a video with Johnny Lopez after the Bar Rescue makeover where he describes what the show did for VFW Post 6216.  He said Bar Rescue "replaced everything in the VFW including the chairs, tables, pool table and lighting." They also turned the kitchen into an industrial one and added new technology.  He hopes the changes will attract younger veterans to the VFW.
  • VFW Post 6216 is currently closed due to government restrictions and will reopen when they are lifted. (Link)


Jon Taffer obviously decided to keep the name of VFW Post 6216.  There haven't been any reviews for VFW Post since the Bar Rescue makeover, which isn't too surprising as it is a member only bar for veterans.  Jon Taffer is hoping this makeover will boost membership at VFW Post 6216 and also boost membership for the national VFW organization.  As this makeover was for a non-profit organization and not a failing bar, the VFW Post will not be included in the Bar Rescue statistics on the Bar Rescue Updates page.

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