Friday, April 15, 2022

Tropica Bar & Cafe (Confetti's) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Norcross, Georgia to rescue Confetti's Bar & Grill.  The bar is owned by Scott Cohen who bought the bar in 2018 with the help of his father to fulfill a lifelong dream. After battling a childhood illness and losing his father, Scott is motivated to make Confetti's a success.  His lack of experience has caused the bar to suffer and he seems more interested in the social aspect of the bar instead of the business side.  He is an absentee owner and the bar is supposedly losing about $4,000 a month leaving him about $75,000 in debt and months away from closing.

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

Positive Reviews:
  • "Had a blast. Saturday Night Karaoke w/ Kings Of Karaoke was Awesome"
  • "Fun place great Bartender. Bancia"

Negative Reviews:
  • "These people are something else. After waiting days for them to finalize my receipt they over charge me 40 bucks on tip. I didn't even leave a tip because the waitress at the bar didn't do anything worth of service. We order beer and shots and paid we didn't even sit at the bar. But to give yourself a tip even after I signed the receipt is ridiculous. Tried to call the response and mailbox was full. Smh...just disgusted with this place. Just know I will be reporting this bar to the BBB especially for all the extra activities that goes on in there."
  • "New name . Same poor service."
  • "We gave this place another chance because we heard bar rescue came and left so we figured hey why not? The place smells so bad I threw my clothes out and showered after. There are holes in the walls. The menus still say confettis as does Google… the fryer oil seemed old. The drinks were high priced. The owners were hanging out fixing cameras over our heads while we were trying to enjoy a beer. This place actually got worse after bar rescue came in. Can’t wait to see the episode if they choose to air it."
  • "Please do not go here if you’re on your lunch break. Me and my coworkers got here at exactly 12:10 we work 2 seconds away so this was very convenient. When we arrived it instantly smelled like cigarette smoke when walking in (there was somebody that was smoking in the back and they left the door open) to the point it was nauseating. It was literally 3 people at the bar and 3 other people in a booth we added 4 extra people so the place was not packed. We all had looked at the menu prior to arriving so we knew what we wanted and ordered instantly, around 12:15, our food did not come until 12:54 our lunch break is over at 1. The next problem was the serving size which was inadequate for the price, one person never got their food and walked back to work without eating and another person received their food but was highly disappointed (she asked for chicken tenders and when she received them it appeared that they had been fried in fish grease). The customer service was sub par after we placed our order she never came back to our table to check on us, she never updated us about the status of our orders, and once 2 of our orders came out she said nothing in regards to the other 2 orders, my coworkers had to ask and at which point 1 cancelled and the other received their food just to return it. This is not somewhere we will be revisiting."

*Reviews from Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Confetti's Bar & Grill/Tropica Bar & Cafe happened in December 2021.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue Facebook page.
  • Here is the Tropica Bar & Cafe  website and Facebook page
  • The bar advertises a lot of poker events and hookah.
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Scott (owner), Melissa (manager), Bianca (manager)
  • Here are the reviews for Tropica Bar & Cafe from Yelp and Google.
  • The bar is located in Norcross Georgia and they say it is also known as Peachtree City.
  • Scott said he will be on a dating show on Bravo called 'Love Match Atl' that airs May 8th. (Link)


Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Confetti's Bar & Grill to Tropica Bar & Cafe and the bar has kept the name.  The reviews for Tropica Bar & Cafe since the makeover have been pretty negative with people complaining about the food, the service, and the smell in the bar. Scott is supposedly also appearing on another reality TV show in May, so it appears he likes being on TV.

*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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