Saturday, June 26, 2021

Badlands Saloon - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are once again in Las Vegas, Nevada to rescue Badlands Saloon.  Badlands Saloon is one of the oldest gay bars in Las Vegas and has been around for about 30 years.  The current owners bought the bar in January 2019 and they flourished at first. Then the pandemic hit, and the bar had to close for six months and the staff was furloughed.  Badlands Saloon was losing $5,000 to $10,000 a month and they were unable to have their normal entertainment due to capacity restrictions. 

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Badlands Saloon like all other bars this season. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Badland's Saloon since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Welllllll about 3 hours in I turned and had a revaluation that I landed myself in a kind of bar that I’d never been in before and ladies for the memories I say thank you for helping me attempt to shut Vegas down tonight. Decent drink prices I had a jack and coke single as usual and was $6.73. Amazing atmosphere actually!!!! Goodnight Vegas"

Negative Reviews:
  • None
*Review from Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Badlands Saloon happened in April 2021.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue Facebook page. 
  • Here is the Badlands Saloon websiteFacebook page and Instagram
    • According to their Facebook page, they are starting to have events at the bar again.
  • Badlands Saloon is having a watch party for the episode at the bar while their episode airs.
  • In a recent Fox5 Vegas story, Badlands said with the summer months along with numerous Pride celebrations, business has shown improvement.
  • Here are the reviews for Badlands Saloon from Yelp and Google
  • Jon Taffer rescued a bar in season 3 and named it Badlands, and that bar has closed


Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of Badlands Saloon and there has only been one review of the bar since the makeover, which was positive.  The makeover was just two months ago, so with limited reviews it was hard to get an idea of how the bar has been doing.  A recent local news story that featured Badlands Saloon said business has improved with the summer months and with Price celebrations.  Like other bars this season, as tourism picks up in Las Vegas, the bar business should also improve. 

*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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