Saturday, June 8, 2024

Shore's Bar + Kitchen (Inland Tavern) - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, they are in San Marcos, Florida to rescue Inland Tavern.  This is another episode where Jon Taffer is not there and Phil Wills is in charge of the rescue. During recon, they see that the bartenders cannot make basic drinks and they are not trained properly.  The owner Pete is supposedly $800,000 in debt and Inland Tavern is supposedly less than a year from having to close.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, they decided to change the name of Inland Tavern to Shore's Bar + Kitchen and the bar has kept the new name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Shore's Bar + Kitchen since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "My boyfriend and I stopped in here when we were in San Marcos having a fun weekend. We were having a drinking night so we stayed at the bar and ordered some drinks. The bartender was lovely, very attentive and makes tasty drinks. I also loved the atmosphere of this Very cute restaurant."
  • "So happy to have found this place! It's super cute, great music, food is bomb and Sabrina the bartender/server is super sweet and efficient. She let us know one of our favorite shows, Bar Rescue, helped reinvent the place. We'll be back!"
  • "Love this place! Only been here twice but definitely will be going again very soon. Amazing Happy Hour prices, food and drinks Mon.-Fri. and definitely the best place for Taco Tuesday. Up scale food with great prices. Nice clean inviting atmosphere and a big dog friendly patio."
  • "Love this Bar & Kitchen! Not only are the food & drinks amazing but the staff Rock!! Best service in town!! I will definitely recommend this spot to EVERYONE! It's a must try!"
  • "Okayyy!! I have not been here in a while and I am happy I am back! This place has everything new! The service is amazing! The ambiance here is absolutely delightful! The hubby and I will definitely be back here now that it is all renovated! Come and check it out and enjoy a drink by the fireplace"
  • "Love this place. The service is great. Really very welcoming, and really relaxing vibes. I come for football. I stay for the wings and burgers. Shoutout to the entire staff. They are the picture of consistency. If you're looking for some good food and cold beers to watch your evening games I think this spot is slowly becoming my favorite. See you next Thursday!"
  • "This place has completely turned around. Much more comfortable aesthetically and the service is amazing. I'll definitely be coming back"

Negative Reviews:
  • "Why the heck did you ruin the fish and chips? The chips are no longer fresh made and the fish was so dry! What a Shit show this place is now!!Never again! Save your 33.00 and go somewhere else! Price is ridiculous also!"
  • "The service was very slow for a mid week lunch. I was hoping the food would have had more flavor, but it wasn't horrible."

*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for Inland Tavern happened in September 2023.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue YouTube page
  • Here is the Shore's Bar + Kitchen website and Facebook page
    • Despite the URLs saying Inland Tavern, all of the graphics now have "Shore's Bar + Kitchen."
    • Right after the makeover the bar posted, "We not only changed the name, we also completed a much-needed remodel. We are still the fun-loving costal vibe venue, with new exciting changes! All our staff is still on board, and Executive Chef Corey has revamped the menu with fresh new bites.  We have implemented a stunning cocktail program, along with our 20 Craft Taps."
      • They also said they are still a Packers bar for football season and they plan to do updates to their patio.
  • Here are the Facebook page of Pete (owner), Cara (bartender), Corey (chef)
  • Here are the reviews for Shore's Bar + Kitchen from Yelp and Google.
    • The reviews before the makeover were not too bad either.


Bar Rescue decided to change the name of Inland Tavern to Shore's Bar + Kitchen, and the bar has kept the name.  The reviews since the makeover are very positive with people liking the service, food, drinks, and atmosphere.  It seems like Shore's Bar + Kitchen has had a positive response to the makeover and the reviews before the makeover were not that bad either.  The bar seems happy with the makeover and plans to continue making updates.

*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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