Sunday, June 30, 2024

Dr. Philgoods Laboratory Bar & Grill (Dr. Philgoods Sports Bar) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, which is the 250th episode, Jon Taffer and crew are in Pompano Beach, Florida to rescue Dr. Philgoods Sports Bar.  The bar is owned by Carl Johnson and they do not even have a drink menu available during recon.  The bartenders also cannot make standard drinks such as an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to slightly change the name of Dr. Philgoods Sports Bar to Dr. Philgoods Laboratory Bar & Grill. It seems they mostly use "Dr. Philgoods" but they seemed to have gone back to Dr. Philgoods Sports Bar. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Dr. Philgoods Sports Bar since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Cool place, cool people. Great place to go if you're hanging at the nearby hotels and need someplace close by. Good hotdogs"
  • "Good place, quiet, good atmosphere and spending time with family, friends or colleagues."
  • "Unexpectedly big inside and very different from the outside that is needing a face lift but inside you'll find great food,( chicken wings were on point every time)good music and great service."
  • "I love coming here they are so friendly and nice I love my two favorite bartenders Kelly and Desiree. When you come to this bar you feel like family here. The food and drinks are amazing of course."

Negative Reviews:
  • "Sorry bar rescue, epic fail from the outside to the inside & the service sucks as much as it did before...."

*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Dr. Philgoods happened in February 2024.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue YouTube page
  • Here is the Dr. Philgoods website and Facebook page.
    • All of the posts and advertisements use Dr. Philgoods Sports Bar, so they still go by their old name.
    • Here is a Facebook post right after the makeover that tells people to come to Dr. Philgoods Laboratory Bar & Grill, but it uses an old picture that has the 'Sports Bar' sign. (Link)
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Carl (owner), Patty (Carl's daughter/server), Debbie (bartender), Jay (bartender)
  • The bar is having a watch party for the episode and Carl is advertising that they will have free pizza and free shots. (Link)
  • The bar had a ZipRecruiter ad to hire a General Manager right after the makeover offering $65,000 a year with benefits. (Link)
  • Here are the reviews for Dr. Philgoods from Yelp and Google.
    • Yelp is the only place that still has the bar listed as Dr. Philgoods Laboratory Bar & Grill.


Jon Taffer decided to slightly change the name of Dr. Philgoods Sports Bar to Dr. Philgoods Laboratory Bar & Grill.  All of their advertisements still use Dr. Philgoods Sports Bar, but as the bar is mostly referred to as Dr. Philgoods, the tagline below doesn't really matter too much.  There aren't too many reviews since the makeover, but the few reviews seem to be positive and customers like the atmosphere and bartenders. The owner Carl has been advertising their episode and watch party for quite some time on social media, so he seems happy about the experience with Bar Rescue.

*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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