Sunday, April 19, 2020

The Roost Bar (Broadway Club) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Tooele, Utah to rescue The Broadway Club.  The Broadway Club is co-owned by Patty Bullock and Randy Hunt and there is friction between the two of them.  Patty doesn't know anything about running a bar and drinks while she is there.  Patty's antics are causing her husband Adam and co-owner Randy to pick up the slack at the bar.

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

Positive Reviews:
  • "Excellent food and great bartender. Love you Sarah"
  • "I have had there breakfast and there dinner and was pleasantly surprised with both"
  • "Atmosphere was great! Service was wonderful! Food quality good! Will definitely be going back! Also can't wait to try there bloody Mary bar and Mimosa's brunch on Sunday!"

Negative Reviews:

  • "We had brunch on Sunday, so it was quiet. Service was friendly. Inexpensive drinks and food. Eggs Benedict with hash browns had been in the serving window for a bit so they got a little cold. Not the end of the world. Pineapple Mimosa was great. We will try dinner later to get a feel if this is a place to frequent. One constructive gripe I do have is cleanliness, clean up the beer cans and cigarette butts, and weed the area."
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for The Broadway Club happened in July 2019.
  • Here is a 6-minute preview video of the episode from the Paramount TV YouTube page.
  • Here is The Roost Bar Facebook Page and here is their menu.
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Patty (co-owner), Adam (Patty's husband), and Sarah (bartender)
  • Patty, Adam and Randy took over ownership of the bar in November 2018. (Link)
  • While Bar Rescue was in town, locals seemed to think the location was the problem and there were also a few complaints about Sarah. (Link)
  • Right after the makeover, the bar posted, "The show was a whirlwind and incredibly stressful for all of us. We were given no information in any way as to what their intentions were. We learned more on Facebook than we did from production. When we walked in during the big reveal we were as shocked as you were to have the dance floor covered in furnishings. We understand what the show’s goal is and it was to utilize the kitchen and make the bar profitable because, I assure you, it was not. Where they say “Bust open the books!” that’s exactly what they did. That is the sole premise of the show.
    We are two days in and still trying to absorb. We are hearing a tremendous amount of rumors and I assure you they are all just that, rumors. The staff has been instructed to say “no decisions have been made in any direction.” And that is what I am offering to all of you.
    Again, we are TWO DAYS into the rescue. We are asking for your time and patience while we sort this out. I promise you we are hearing your input, however, we are not going back to business as usual. It wasn’t working and it was not profitable. Now we have a new foundation to build from and great things are coming. Some old, but mostly new. Stay tuned..."
  • Right after the makeover, the bar also posted, "2 announcements: - Tables are moved and dance floor is open! - Our staff has been pretty beat down over the past 2 weeks and have asked for a day off so we will be closed tomorrow, Sunday."
  • Right after the makeover, the bar posted, "The show gave us an amazing foundation in our kitchen but a few issues remain that need to be addressed before we can open our kitchen full time - and we want the issues addressed. We will be closing the kitchen for one week, at least. We realize what a disappointment that is for you and we apologize for that but we want to offer you the best we can. Great things are coming!"
  • In August, the bar posted, "We’ve had a great deal of comments regarding the fried chicken so here’s the scoop: The show’s chicken was a delicious concept but it just doesn’t work for the bar because the breading clogged the fryer which left the outside burned and inside raw. We figured you would be more upset if you ordered the chicken then we had to tell you that we had to shut down the fryer in order to unclog it and you’d have to order something else. (This has happened) We may only bring it back for specials. The signs for chicken are still there and are costly to replace but will be changed as soon as we can. I hope I’ve cleared up any questions."  
    • So, the fried chicken is no longer on the menu despite the sign touting famous fried chicken, but they do have chicken wings. 
  • During filming, Patty said that she was Jon Taffer's target. (Link)
  • In a local article after the makeover, Patty said people seem to like the new look and food and they have had a lot more people coming in.  They have also added a Sunday brunch.
  • After the Bar Rescue preview came out there was a Facebook post that both Adam and Patty commented on. Patty said, "anytime you see me drinking with a colored straw it is water. I had half a drink and half a shot that night that the producers pressured me to drink. I didn’t realize what they were up to or I wouldn’t have even had that. When I’m there to work I don’t drink. It’s illegal." Adam said, "TRUTH?? Y'all don't know anything close to the truth!! She's put SO much time, effort, blood, sweat and tears into that place! So much work goes on behind the scenes but everyone seems to believe everything they see on "reality" tv!! SMH!!"
  • Here are the reviews for The Roost Bar from Yelp and Google
  • The Roost Bar is currently closed due to government regulations on social distancing, but will reopen when allowed. (Link)


Jon Taffer decided to change the name of The Broadway Club to The Roost Bar and the bar has kept the name. There haven't been too many reviews of The Roost Bar since the makeover, but Patty has said in an article that more people have been coming in.  It seems that The Roost Bar has moved some of the tables put in by Bar Rescue so they could still have their dance floor.  Despite the bar sign saying "famous fried chicken," the bar no longer serves fried chicken because the breading clogged the fryers, but they are still using their kitchen and serving food.  Patty and Adam don't seem so happy with how they were portrayed on the preview and claim the show told her to drink while filming.  The Roost Bar is currently closed due to government regulations on social distancing, but will reopen when allowed.

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