Friday, April 13, 2018

Breakwall Bar & Grill (Kilkenny's Irish Pub) Is Closed

Kilkenny's Irish Pub in Redondo Beach, California appeared on season 1 of Bar Rescue in July of 2011. During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer and team renamed the bar to Breakwall Bar & Grill and the bar kept the name. 

Breakwall Bar & Grill didn't last too much longer after the Bar Rescue episode aired as they surrendered their liquor license in January 2012 and closed.   

Owner Allie Speed told the local paper, "Breakwall, like many businesses, closed its doors in early January because it was impossible to keep it open. Sadly, we had no choice. We truly thank our patrons, employees and the Redondo Beach community for their support over the past six years."

In that article there are also tons of comments from locals who blame Carlos for the closure and have some not so nice things to say about him.  

Breakwall Bar & Grill is marked as 'Closed' on the Bar Rescue Updates Page.

Weber's Rum Bar & Grill (Weber's Place) is Closed

Photo - Facebook
Weber's Place in Reseda, California appeared on Bar Rescue in September of 2012.  During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer and team slightly renamed the bar to Weber's Rum Bar & Grill.  The owners decided to rename the bar to Weber's Sports Bar and Grill after Jon Taffer left.  Weber's also brought back live music after Bar Rescue left..

The reviews for Weber's Sports Bar and Grill were pretty negative after Bar Rescue left and some of the reviews are below:
  • "Sigh.....this place has tremendous potential. It has everything it needs to be successful: a stage and sound system for local talent, a large bar, plenty of crowd space, plenty of parking space, and name recognition. Unfortunately, gross mismanagement and downright apathy on behalf of the owners are its demise."
  • "Anything upgraded from their episode in Bar Rescue has vanished. It's a dirty little punk dive and not the good kind. The bartenders didn't even know how to make a hurricane."
  • "Weber's inability to serve most of their menu and the gross discourtesy shown to the headlining band (and others bands) is the cause for the poor rating."
  • "MR. OWNER! Read these reviews about your poor customer service and hire some servers who know what they are doing! If you don't, you'll lose a really great opportunity to make money. These poor customer service reviews are killing you!"
  • "I wanted to check out this place after I saw it on Bar Rescue and I can see why it was on there!!!!! We walked in and it had a great look but HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!! "
*Reviews from Yelp


Weber's Sports Bar and Grill closed in the middle of 2013, so not too long after they appeared on Bar Rescue. Their Facebook Page is still up, but they obviously have not posted since they closed.  The Bar Rescue Updates Page has Weber's listed as 'Closed'.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Bar Rescue - The Iron Horse (Joe's Thirsty Lizard) Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Horn Lake, Mississippi to rescue Joe's Thirsty Lizard.  Joe's Thirsty Lizard is a dive bar owned by a Navy veteran Joe Scott who has put his unqualified friend in charge of managing the bar.  The cook at the bar doesn't care about anything and is caught taking showers at the bar.  Joe's Thirsty Lizard is dirty and in need of repairs and Joe is losing about $4,000 to $6,000 a month.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer changed the name of Joe's Thirsty Lizard to The Iron Horse and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Iron Horse since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Laguna Lounge (Tres Cuartos) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Tres Cuartos in Jersey City, NJ from season 4 of Bar Rescue has closed.  The bar appeared on Bar Rescue in October 2014 and was originally named Laguna Lounge.  Jon Taffer and Bar Rescue changed the name to Tres Cuartos, but the bar quickly changed their name back to Laguna Lounge.  Laguna Lounge eventually changed the name of the bar to Laguna Shots Bar, which was the name of the bar when it closed.

The bar closed around August 2017 with owner Ivan saying that the bar was closed and he had a new business called Viva La Musica Entertainment Company.  So it looks like Ivan is going to focus more on DJing as DJ El Comandante (Jon Taffer referred to him on the show as El Moron-te).


Tres Cuartos/Laguna Lounge/Laguna Shots Bar is now marked as 'Closed' on the Bar Rescue Updates Page and here is the original update for this episode.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Bar Rescue - Kings Duck Inn Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Merritt Island, Florida to Kings Duck Inn. Kings Duck Inn is a Cape Canaveral area bar frequented by local NASA astronauts.  The bar is owned and operated by Serena Biscontini and Amanda Biscontini who are mother and daughter.  The conflict between them is causing issues at the bar and the bar's POS system is old and inefficient.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the bar's name of Kings Duck Inn.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Kings Duck Inn since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Friday, March 23, 2018

Bar Rescue - Theory A Vintage Parlor Bar (Paladino's) Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Tarzana, California to rescue Paladino's.  Paladino's is a bar that doubles as a music venue and is owned by two scientists who may be smart, but lack common sense.  They are supposedly over $500,000 in debt and they are having trouble attracting customers and good bands.  Paladino's also doesn't have draft beer in the bar or the ingredients to make a simple cocktail such as a Manhattan.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer changed the name of Paladino's to Theory A Vintage Parlor Bar and the bar has somewhat kept the name.  They use both names interchangeably and use Paladino's more often than Theory.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Theory since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bar Rescue - Robusto By Havana Mix (Havana Mix Cigar Emporium) Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Memphis, Tennessee to rescue Havana Mix Cigar Emporium.  Havana Mix is a cigar bar owned by Robb Hunter who is starting to think that hiring his millennial son wasn't such a good idea.  He is too focused on talking to customers about cigars and is forgetting about the other customers that want to buy drinks.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer somewhat changed the name of Havana Mix Cigar Emporium to Robusto By Havana Mix and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Robusto By Havana Mix since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bar Rescue - The Legacy Bar & Grille (Game Time Sports Grill) Update

On tonight's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Arlington, Tennessee to rescue Game Time Sports Grill.  Game Time Sports Grill is a bar that is run by Cody, but his belligerent father is causing issues at the bar.  The kitchen is filthy at Game Time and the cook has a short temper.  To turn this bar around, Jon Taffer needs to clean up the bar and figure out a way to make the family work together.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer changed the name of Game Time Sports Grill to The Legacy Bar & Grill and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Legacy Bar & Grille since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

SoYo Craft Bar From Bar Rescue Has Closed

SoYo Craft Bar in Yonkers, New York which appeared on season 4 of Bar Rescue has closed.  The bar was originally named Undisputed, but they were renamed to SoYo Craft Bar by Bar Rescue and the bar kept the name.  According to the local news, the bar was sold in January 2018 and a new Central American restaurant/bar will be opening in the building.

It is kind of surprising SoYo Craft Bar stayed open as long as it did.  There were many police incidents at the bar (65 between July 2015 and April 2016) including a shooting outside of the bar in August 2015.  Also, the bar was listed for sale around July 2016 for a price of $150,000.  So it took over two years for the bar to sell.

Here is the detailed update from the SoYo Craft Bar episode of Bar Rescue and SoYo Craft Bar is now listed as 'Closed' on the Bar Rescue Update Page.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Speakeasy Bar & Grill (Second Line Co.) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Speakeasy Bar & Grill in Kenner, Louisiana which appeared on season 5 (2nd set) of Bar Rescue has closed.  The bar closed at the end of 2017 and a new bar has taken over the location.  The bar opening in its place is named Area 504 and seems to be a Latin themed bar/club.

On December 29th, 2017, owner Amanda posted this message on her Facebook page, "Keith, Barbara, and I would like to thank each and every friend, family member, employee and customer for the wonderful support the last 2 and a half years. It is official, we have made the decision to sell Speakeasy. It has been a long hard road, and collectively we have decided it is what is best. So with that being said, we will be having a big blow out Saturday night! We will be having music from 9pm-1am! Come have some fun with us!"

Speakeasy Bar & Grill also posted the following message on Facebook on January 4th, "We want to thank everyone for their support over the last 2 and half years. We are officially closed, and the new owners will be taking over on Monday!"


Speakeasy Bar & Grill was renamed to Second Line Co. by Bar Rescue, but they did change their name back to Speakeasy Bar & Grill after Bar Rescue left.  Here is the original update for the episode which was most known for owner Amanda twerking in the bar.  Speakeasy Bar & Grill is now marked as 'Closed' on the Bar Rescue Updates Page.