Saturday, May 20, 2023

Bullseye Sports Bar & Kitchen (Strikers) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Meridian, Idaho to rescue Strikers.  The bar is located inside a bowling alley and is owned by Andy Propst who bought it in 2017.  Andy had no bar experience and doesn't even drink, but bought the bar because he wanted to give back to the community. He hired Roger as the general manager and he has a lot of experience with the bowling portion of Strikers, but not much with running bars.  Andy has over $3 million invested and is struggling to earn a profit.  

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

Positive Reviews:
  • "Fun quieter atmosphere for a weekend night"
  • "Very quiet, chill place to play darts and get strong inexpensive drinks."
  • "Actually did not go in the bar, but did order a pitcher. Waitress was efficient and quick. And it was very busy there."
  • "Had a great time there .Great service, and bar rescue came down ,and Jon Taffer put his flair on it, and looks great"
  • "Strikers, now Bullseye, has been a staple next to Meridian Bowling Lanes, a great place to hang out, but I think Bar Rescue elevated it from a local hangout to a destination place. It had all the elements already, outstanding food, dart tournaments and a friendly staff, but Bar Rescue added things that took it to the next level.”

Negative Reviews:
  • "Used to me my favorite place, not anymore....."
  • "Allows violence to take place without regard for peoples safety."
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Rockabillies happened in July of 2022.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue YouTube page
  • Here is the Bullseye Sports Bar & Kitchen website and Facebook page
  • The bar is having a watch party for the episode. (Link)
  • Here are the reviews for Bullseye Sports Bar & Kitchen from Yelp and Google.
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Andy (owner), Amanda (bartender), Roger (general manager), Alex (bar manager)
  • In a local article, owner Andy Propst said this about Bar Rescue, "Changing up Strikers was a hard decision, for 65 years the bowling alley has been part of this community. The job that Bar Rescue did, keeping history and nostalgia with the retro vibe yet making it a standalone destination for locals looking for well-priced drinks and top-notch food, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Bullseye is right on target!”
  • Someone asked Andy how Jon Taffer was, and he responded, "he was super nice. He loves what he does and he cares a bunch."
  • Meridian Lanes (the bowling alley) has different reviews and Facebook pages which are below
  • Here is an article about when Andy bought Meridian Lanes in 2017.  The family that owned Meridian Lanes before he bought it owned it since 1959. (Link)


Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Strikers to Bullseye Sports Bar & Kitchen and the bar has kept the name.  There aren't too many reviews for the bar, but it seems the success of the bar is tied to the bowling alley and darts that are there.  Since Meridian Lanes has been open since 1959, it seems like there is a lot of nostalgia for the customers that continue to go there.  Owner Andy said that he was happy with how the Bar Rescue makeover turned out and that Jon Taffer was super nice and seems to really care.

*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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