Saturday, July 10, 2021

VFW Post 10054 Pahrump - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Pahrump, Nevada to rescue VFW Post 10054.  VFW Post 10054 opened in 1979 and is a staple in the community for the veterans that go there and for the locals who go there to gamble.  Marty Aguiar is the post commander and says the pandemic has had a big impact on the VFW Post.  Also, his wife is facing a battle with cancer and he will soon have to step aside to help her. With the amount of visitors down, the VFW Post is wondering if they will be able to stay open. 

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer obviously kept the name of VFW Post 10054.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for VFW Post 10054 since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Friendly. Great Sunday breakfast! The steak was tender and had a great favor! Eggs were perfect! Breakfast also included O'Brien potatoes with gravy and toast.... all for $9!!!!! REALLT tasty!!"
  • "Good was good. The staff was great. Breakfast for two was $15 total. Threw on two Bloody Mary's from the bar for $2.25 each. Really nice deal for under $20. The only negative was that it really smoky in both sides (bar side and food service side). Would have liked to hang for a bit, but the smoke was too much. Maybe if outside is an option later in the season it might be better."
  • "The Post is great! Anyone and everyone is welcome here! it was taco tuesday, met the Post Commander! Stop in and enjoy yourself!"

Negative Reviews:
  • None
*Reviews from Yelp, Facebook

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for VFW Post 10054 happened in April 2021
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue Facebook page.
  • Here is the VFW Post 10054 website and Facebook page which is pretty active. 
  • The VFW Post 10054 is having a viewing party for the episode and it is a potluck asking people to bring something to share. (Link)
  • Steve Kennard (sr. vice commander), Vicky (bartender), Steve Kennard (sr. vice commander), Remi (bartender), Sue (Marty's wife)
  • Right after the makeover, VFW Post 10054 posted, "So for Those who don’t Know. The Vfw Clyde Newman Post 10054, located at 4651 Homestead, here in Pahrump, was the recipient of a very large makeover courtesy of the television series, "Bar Rescue", Jon Taffer, and 3 Ball Productions. It was an Amazing Experience,  Jon and his team made it fun and exciting.  Many those involved who worked long hours. It was literally 10-12 hour days plus working or doing our daily routines. We will reopen today at 3 PM and welcome anyone that wants to come and see all the improvements. We are season 8 Episode 8 and we have no idea when it is going to air.  So you all have to wait to see us make an fools out of ourselves on national TV.  It was amazing to work with the Bar B Que King “Kevin Bledso” and the amazing, talented and funny, celebrity-bartender “Alex Goode”. Thanks again to all of you. HUGE thanks to the whole team of volunteers who helped all week, and especially to our Post Commander, Marty Aguiar, for championing the post to the producers. See you there!"
  • Marty said he will be officially stepping down as post commander in June 2022. (Link)
  • Jon Taffer also did an episode at a VFW in Albuquerque, NM. (Link)


Jon Taffer obviously decided to keep the name of VFW Post 10054.  There have been a few reviews for VFW Post since the Bar Rescue makeover, all of which have been positive.  Marty is very thankful for the Bar Rescue makeover and he still plans to step down as post commander in June 2022.  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.

*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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