Saturday, April 6, 2024

47 Social (Finesse Lounge) - Bar Rescue Update

47 Social Finesse Lounge Bar Rescue

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Banning, California to rescue Finesse Lounge.  The bar is owned by AJ Cabral and the failing bar is causing a rift between him and his sister. While Jon is doing recon, he finds that AJ and the employees do not know how to use their own POS system correctly.  Jon needs to help them find a way to save the bar and AJ's relationship with his sister.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Finesse Lounge to 47 Social, but it seems they have gone back to using Finesse Lounge. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Finesse Lounge since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "What a fun spot! Live music and manager Julian made sure there was no wait time on drinks literally perfect"
  • "Julian is an amazing manager, really appreciate his attentiveness. The music was great and my drinks were just the way I like them"
  • "Great place, great staff and all around great atmosphere"
  • "Best drinks in town. And great pool tables"

Negative Reviews:
  • "Did not like your bar. Very rude bartender. Will not return to your lame ass bar. Tell your bartender working the night of February 17th, 2024 I heard her insulting comments as she went to billiards room"
  • "I almost never write reviews. This place is very nice but the bartender was drunk! She was all over the place and kept forgetting what we ordered. It was pretty bad. The place is so nice i hope they can get it together. We wont be back"
  • "I'm not sure what to make of this place. The drinks on their cocktail menu would have been tasty if they weren't pre-mixed. Music was good, but it's not really comfortable to be there. There's a lot of potential, but it needs more TLC."
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Finesse Lounge happened in August 2023.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue YouTube page
  • Here is the Finesse Lounge Facebook page
    • As you can see on their Facebook page, all of their recent advertisements still have Finesse Lounge and the Finesse Lounge logo.
    • The bar still has the 47 Social signs (video with signs visible) and decorations inside the bar, so they didn't remove those despite still using the name Finesse Lounge. 
  • Here is the Facebook page of AJ (owner)
  • Here are the reviews for Finesse Lounge from Yelp and Google.


Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Finesse Lounge to 47 Social and it seems the bar used both names at first, but everything lately only refers to Finesse Lounge.  Despite going by Finesse Lounge, the interior still has the 47 Social signs installed by Bar Rescue.  The bar doesn't post much on social media and there haven't been too many reviews since the makeover, but the reviews that are available are mixed.  Finesse Lounge definitely isn't trying to take advantage of the publicity of being on Bar Rescue and it seems like it is just business as usual.

*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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