Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Morgue (Kiva Lounge) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Kiva Lounge & Bar in San Marcos, Texas which appeared on season 6 (2nd set) of Bar Rescue has closed.  On October 14th, the bar posted on their Facebook page, "As of today our doors are closed. Thanks for all the memories San Marcos!"  The comments on that post say the closure was sudden and there were still bands scheduled.  People were also saying that someone bought the bar, but nothing can be confirmed.

When Jon Taffer did the makeover of Kiva Lounge & Bar, he renamed the bar to The Morgue.  The bar did not keep the name and went back to the name Kiva Lounge & Bar a few months after the makeover.  Here is the detailed update from when the episode aired and Kiva Lounge & Bar/The Morgue is now marked 'closed' on the Bar Rescue Updates page.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Bar Rescue - The Fifth Amendment Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in West Bountiful, Utah to rescue The Fifth Amendment.  The Fifth Amendment is also referred to as "The Fifth" and is owned by Brad Hepworth whose father previously owned the bar.  During recon, Jon packs the bar and pulls all of the bartenders out of the building.  The owner Brad doesn't even notice, and he is just sitting in the bar drinking.  Brad has owned the bar for 20 years and still doesn't know how to make drinks or use the cash register.


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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Bar Rescue - Malloy's Bar & Grill (GI Jodi's) Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Littleton, Colorado to rescue GI Jodi's. GI Jodi's is owned by a woman named Jodi who lost her military-veteran father who helped run the bar.  She is now overworked and needs her son to step up to take more responsibility at the bar and to fill the void.  Jodi's leadership style has caused the bar and her family relationships to fail.  Jon needs to convince her that she is the problem and that she needs to change for the bar to succeed.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of GI Jodi's to Malloy's Bar & Grill and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Malloy's Bar & Grill since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Bar Rescue - The Prime Bar (WildeFire Bistro) Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Aurora, Colorado to rescue WildeFire Bistro.  WildeFire Bistro is owned by Tony David who bought the bar and is a performer who must choose between his career and his responsibilities.  Tony used his savings to open the bar and he is supposedly losing $15,000 a month and is $250,000 in debt.  While Jon is doing recon, he sees that Tony's performances are not entertaining and he also sees food at the bar that has a hair in it.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of WildeFire Bistro to The Prime Bar and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for The Prime Bar since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Bar Rescue - Water's Edge Bar & Grill (Edge of Town) Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Blue Springs, Missouri to rescue Edge of Town.  Edge of Town is owned by Mark Wilson and his fiance Ozzie who are getting another chance at a Bar Rescue.  They also owned Longshots/Badlands Country Nightclub which appeared on season 3 (2nd set) of Bar Rescue in late 2013.  While Jon is doing recon, he finds bartenders that can't make basic drinks, are drinking on the job, and a cook who cannot correctly cook basic items.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Edge of Town to Water's Edge Bar & Grill and the bar has kept the name.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Water's Edge Bar & Grill since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Bar Rescue - Pit Stop Bar & BBQ (Stix & Stones Bar and Grill) Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Sugar Creek, Missouri to rescue Stix & Stones Bar and Grill.  Stix & Stones is owned by Billy Banks who supposedly wrote Jon Taffer asking for help.  While Jon is doing recon, he sees bartenders that are too drunk and a cook who is cross contaminating all of the food items.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Stix & Stones Bar & Grill to Pit Stop Bar & BBQ, but the bar quickly changed the name back to Stix & Stones. The bar did close for a bit, but it is now open again.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Stix & Stones Bar & Grill since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Bar Rescue - BCBG (Buffalo City Bar & Grille) Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in St. Petersburg, Florida to rescue Buffalo City Bar & Grille.  Buffalo City Bar & Grille is owned by Doreen Levy whose late father opened the bar.  The bar is losing about $5,000 a month, revenues are down 25% and the bar has supposedly given away $90,000 worth of liquor in the past year.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to slightly change the name of Buffalo City Bar & Grille to BCBG and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for BCBG since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Bar Rescue - Butcher & Brew Pub (Drunken Donkey) Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Lewisville, Texas to rescue Drunken Donkey Bar & Grill. Drunken Donkey Bar & Grill is owned by two best friends who are on "the verge of losing their bar."  Co- owner Nick Vogiatzis is working while wearing sandals, the bar has 75 different kegs, and they are using four different managers to help run the bar.  The bar's menu is too large, and the kitchen is using a microwave to warm up food.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Drunken Donkey Bar & Grill to Butcher & Brew Pub and the bar has kept the name. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for Butcher & Brew Pub since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Fatballs (Bayou Bar & Grill) From Bar Rescue Has Closed

Fatballs in Jacksonville, Florida, which appeared on season 6 of Bar Rescue, has closed.   The bar last posted on Facebook in May 2019, and they confirmed that they closed in late May 2019.   Owner Tony Azer also confirmed Fatballs was closed on his personal Facebook page and it appears he is now involved with a sandwich shop.

Fatballs was renamed to Bayou Bar & Grill by Jon Taffer, but the bar changed back to Fatballs after the makeover.  At the time, owner Tony Azer said he changed the name back due to his licenses being in that name, decreasing sales with the new name, and customers thinking Fatballs closed due to the name change.


The Bar Rescue for Fatballs was done in January 2018 and the episode aired in July 2018.  Since the makeover, there weren't too many reviews and Fatballs had a few bad restaurant inspections.  If you are interested in the detailed update done for the episode, here is that post.  Fatballs is now marked as 'Closed' on the Bar Rescue Updates page.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Bar Rescue - JB Taco (Harbor Point Club & Grill) Update

On this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Richardson, Texas to rescue Harbor Point Club and Grill. Harbor Point Club & Grill is co-owned by John Willis and Bert Novey who have no prior bar experience.  The owners are drinking in their bar and during recon, Bar Rescue pretends they are not making over the bar to see the reaction of John and Bert.  Jon Taffer sees they are genuinely upset and decides to go through with the makeover.


During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to change the name of Harbor Point Club & Grill to JB Taco.  The bar did not keep the name and currently goes by the name Rocket's Sports Bar & Grill.  Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for JB Taco/Rocket's Sports Bar & Grill since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):