Saturday, April 27, 2024

Epic Live (Epic Lounge) - Bar Rescue Update

Bar Rescue Epic Live

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer is once again absent and his crew are in Downey, California to rescue Epic Lounge.  Epic Lounge is a live music venue that is supposedly struggling after years of neglect and mismanagement. During recon, the bar doesn't have enough menus, the kitchen is filthy, and they can't make basic drinks such as a ranch water.  

During the Bar Rescue makeover, they decided to slightly change the name of Epic Lounge to Epic Live and it seems they still use both names.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Epic Live since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Great spot for drinks and a good laugh"
  • "The sign on the building reads "Epic Live." I went there for a private event for the Downey Coalition of the Arts. The atmosphere was nice. There was plenty of space. One door opens to the street, and two more open into an adjoining cocktail bar, which I believe was called Epic Bites. Parking was scarce. On a busy night it would likely be difficult to find a place to park other than about half a block away in the paid parking structure."
  • "This place has been transformed. A pleasant venue."
  • "Renovated venue that feels more with the times! New drink & food menu! So yummy! First pic is truffle fries with prosecco drink and 2nd is grilled cheese which is 🔥"
  • "This is definitely a hidden gem in Downey. It's located right off of second Street and Downey blending in nicely so it's unnoticeable. I love a really good cheeseburger, especially when all the ingredients combined create perfection. This cheeseburger "the LAX" should be top ten for the month of December 2023 in LA county."
  • "Wow! This club has been recently renovated and it looks amazing. They moved the bar into the neighboring building which elevated the space drastically. There's great VIP seating with sleek new seating. I'm looking forward to karaoke night on Wednesdays!"

Negative Reviews:
  • "The new looks good but they need a new DJ that can mix well, and a better promoter"
  • "Sub par food I literally saw someone walk in with 2 bags of precooked grocery store chicken wings no crowd on a Friday night I'm seeing a Tyson frozen chicken patty being used for the buffalo fries here....this place is very low effort epic failure.... Will not be back can't even have a actual music app they have YouTube with commercials and all inside is dreary humid and not very inviting"
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Epic Lounge happened in October 2023.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue YouTube page
  • Here is the Epic Live website and Facebook page. Also, here is their Instagram.
    • Their advertisements for events use both Epic Live and Epic Lounge, so it seems they use the names interchangeably. 
  • Here are the reviews for Epic Live from Yelp and Google.
  • Owner David Devis also owns another business called LA Buns, which is a fast food restaurant specializing in burgers.


Bar Rescue decided to slightly change the name of Epic Lounge to Epic Live and it seems the bar uses the names interchangeably.  They kept the changes done by Bar Rescue, but their advertisements seem to use both Epic Live and Epic Lounge. The reviews for the bar are mostly positive with a lot of people complementing the renovations. The owner David also owns another business which specializes in burgers. This was another rescue done without Jon Taffer, but he still hasn't given a reason to why he missed a few rescues this season.

*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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