Sunday, March 10, 2024

Skybox Ultra Sports Lounge (Hogwash Saloon) - Bar Rescue Update

Skybox Ultra Sports Lounge Bar Rescue

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Fountain Hills, Arizona to rescue Hogwash Saloon.  In February 2023, Jason Reinke decided to buy the bar he was patronizing for years.  Now that he is the owner, he is still acting like a patron and doesn't know how to run the bar. Hogwash Saloon is supposedly losing $3,000 a month and Jason is in danger of losing the bar and his friends.

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

  • There were only 2 reviews since the makeover and they both didn't provide any text.  One was a 2-star review and the other was a 3-star review.

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Hogwash Saloon happened in October 2023.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue YouTube page
  • Here is the Skybox Ultra Sports Lounge Facebook page
  • Skybox Ultra Sports Lounge is having a watch party at the bar for the episode. (Link)
    • A recent post about the watch party said that food is coming to the bar soon and that they will have pizza and spring rolls for the watch party. (Link)
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Jason (owner), Misha (bartender), and Chaela (bartender).
  • Here are the reviews for Skybox Ultra Sports Lounge from Google.  
    • There aren't many reviews online and they don't have any on Yelp or TripAdvisor.  A big reason is probably because they do not serve any food.
  • Someone posted on Facebook during the stress test - "they wonder why they are going under the owner never owns up and takes blame. Can’t wait to watch the show to see him deny everything going wrong with this place." (Facebook comment)


Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Hogwash Saloon to Skybox Ultra Sports Lounge and the bar has kept the name. It seems the bar is more of a dive bar and they do not offer any food.  This is probably the reason why they do not have any reviews online, which makes it hard to see how they are doing.  The fact that there aren't reviews months after a Bar Rescue visit doesn't seem too promising.  Skybox Ultra Sports Lounge said they plan to offer food soon, so we will see how that goes and if there is more chatter online after that. 

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