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Bars mean money, but they also mean stress if they aren't properly run. Jon Taffer is a bar and nightclub owner who has started, flipped, or owned over 600 bars and clubs in his career and currently owns one of the most highly respected consulting firms in the bar and nightclub industry. Jon will travel around the country and employ his expertise to return struggling bars to the cash cows they once were. Everything from the science of the perfect pour, to the height of the bar stools is a key factor in making a bar the hottest place in town.

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Started: Jul/17/2011
Usually airs on: Sunday

Type: Reality
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Country: US US

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  • s05e22
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    Taffer tries to resurrect a closed neighborhood bar by reigniting the passion of the burnt out firefighter who owns it.

  • s05e21
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    4 months ago
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    Former bar owners return to praise Taffer for turning around their businesses, including an owner once accused of embezzlement by his father, a vape-smoking dragon lady who crafted conflict in her St. Louis bar and more.

  • s05e20
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    After suffering a stroke, a bar owner is on the verge of losing his family legacy.

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    Taffer confronts AJ from Brick & Barley about her blistering attitude and civil strife with her daughters over the bar's uniforms; a combative owner comes clean about the failure of his bar after the rescue.

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    The gloves are off as Taffer confronts the leopard-print loving ladies of The Handlebar; Janet Jackson-playing bartender Brandon, plate-throwing Ami, and The Brixton owner Tim return.

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    Jon confronts a foul-mouthed owner in a failing Michigan bar with a confusing theme.

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    02:00- 03:00

    Feuding brothers' obnoxious behavior drives away customers at the oldest bar and BBQ joint in Youngstown, Ohio; Taffer tries to put the fire back in their bellies before the business goes up in smoke.

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    Taffer attempts to show the idle owner of a failing Irish bar with battling bartenders the error of his ways before his fiancee leaves him.

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    2 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Bars with the most delusional owners are revisited by Jon Taffer to judge whether they continued to succeed or fail without him, including former hookah bar Taza and Metal and Lace.

  • s04e30
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon Taffer is forced to stir up a different type of spirit than he's used to in order to save haunted bar with a cursed past.

  • s04e29
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon battles a management-heavy staff that disrespects their owner at a suburban Chicago sports bar with their attitudes and constant arguing, not helped by the owner's overbearing management style.

    Note: For the recon, Jon brought in Dan & Dave from Barstool Sports.

  • s04e28
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    One eccentric wine bar owner is too occupied to notice his business is withering on the vine.

    Note: For the recon, Jon brought in Maria Menounos and Kevin Undergaro while he talks to them through their earpiece.

  • s04e27
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon returns to bars with the most stubborn owners to see if they continued to fail or succeed without him.

  • s04e26
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon tries to motivate the inattentive owner of a failing Portland music venue that has an any infestation; attempting to amp up the business before the stage goes dark for good.

  • s04e25
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    2 years ago
    00:00- 01:00

    Taffer is assisted by Alexander Siddig and Iddo Goldberg, the stars of Spike's event series TUT, to help him rescue a Moroccan bar with an identity crisis.

  • s04e24
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Tempers ignite in this Portland bar, when Jon Taffer and his experts face off with a stubborn chef, while an owner is ready to cut the cord as his over-bearing step-daughter and business partner berates her staff.

  • s04e23
    • 3.00/5
    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon tries to navigate a turbulent partnership between an ex-pilot, his ex-girlfriend and the other partner, whose relationship is affecting the business of the bar due to the owner's inability to move on with his relationship with his ex, who does nothing and takes advantage of him.

  • s04e22
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon must help retired professional baseball player turned bar owner Dan Serafini be a leader when he allows his staff to be over intoxicated and give away all his profits.

  • s04e21
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    A family-owned bar faces shutdown due to a son's excessive drinking and resulting bad management, which leads to a sticky and unclean bar, a staff with no leadership, and questionable decision making. Jon must determine if the son can clean up his act and lead the bar, or if his family should take him off management.

  • s04e20
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Taffer butts heads with a self-proclaimed nightlife expert troubled by mounting debt and an inflated ego; showing him the error of his ways.

  • s04e19
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon Taffer returns to bars with the most hot-headed owners, including Solids & Stripes and Corporate Bar & Grill aka Piratz Tavern, to judge whether they continued to succeed or fail without him.

  • s04e18
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon must turn the luck of four Irish sisters whose constant bickering and lack of management has caused their San Francisco bar to take a downturn.

  • s04e17
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Actress Maria Menounos join Taffer at a Los Angeles beer bar where a million dollar debt and business decisions have divided a family.

  • s04e16
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    A castle-shaped bar with an owner who has anger management issues and is pushing staff to their breaking point, unless Jon can get him to curb his temper.

    Note: Jon brought in comedian Doug Stanhope to watch the recon. The bar appeared in episode twenty four where it served as the location for both the stress test and training for Upland bar The Palace.

  • s04e15
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    2 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon visits an outdated college sports bar with an owner who is more interested in managing his fantasy football team than running a business and must get the owner's partner to take control.

    Note: For the recon, Jon brought in Y-100 DJs Nick and Mack.

  • s04e14
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    2 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Out-of-control bartenders are too busy dancing on the bar to pour drinks until Taffer puts an end to the party.

  • s04e13
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    2 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Rodents shut down a beachfront bar, but Taffer is brought to tears after finding out what the owners have endured.

  • s04e12
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    3 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon enforces tough love when a live music bar owner is more concerned with the spirit of wonderment than appealing to her trendy Chicago community.

    Note: For the recon, Jon brought in the owners from The Blue Frog 22 (re-branded as The Local), featured in the sixth episode of season 1.

  • s04e11
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    3 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    When Taffer returns to Second Base Bar and Grill to find an owner has let the bar deteriorate, he must decide if he will save it once again.

  • s04e10
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    3 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon must help an Irish bar owner, who acts more like an employee and is withholding employee paychecks to keep the business afloat to reignite his spirit plan before the staff quits for good.

  • s04e09
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    3 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    A third genration bar owner of a respected Milwaukee family is living off his parents and sister, so Jon teams with the owner's sister to get him to actually manage the bar, while convincing his father to stop taking their money before the family's legacy is permanently ruined.

  • s04e08
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    3 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon faces off with an over-indulgent, out-of-control lakeside bar owner who drinks constantly, gives away products, and displays reckless behavior, which drives their customers away. It's not helped by the fact that the other two owners take a backseat in managing the business and allow him to get away with this behavior

  • s04e07
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    A bitter brawl when Taffer uses the help of an owner's ex-wife and former manager to help turn a bar around.

  • s04e06
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    3 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon tries to straighten out a former Philly detective who now owns a bar, and hits the bottle hard after years on the force.

  • s04e05
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    3 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon tries to calm the sparks between three loud-mouthed firefighting brothers struggling to keep their Queens bar afloat, who are more concerned about who gets the last word rather than manage things such as quality control and holding the staff accountable.

    Note: For the recon, Jon brought in the co-owners of The Bungalow Bar (re-branded as The Bungalow Bar & Restaurant), featured in the Hurricane Sandy special.

  • s04e04
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon must deflate the ego of a passionate Puerto Rican bar owner whose constant berating, boisterous personality, and focusing more on DJ-ing, is not just turning the staff against him, but his own sons as well.

  • s04e03
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    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    A Staten Island bar that is overrun by a biker gang who are cooking their own food and getting their drinks, due to the owner's inability to stand up to them. Jon must help the owners build the courage to take back their bar and return to their glory days.

  • s04e02
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    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Rowdy customers at a New York sports bar attack Taffer's crew when they discover they are being served cheap booze at premium prices, prompting Jon to teach the importance of serving quality drinks and maintaining crowd control, but first must contend with an owner whose constant drinking and refusal to take any responsibility for his actions drives his staff to the breaking point.

  • s04e01
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    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon must teach owners how to promote their business and update their décor and standards, when their fledging nightclub becomes a hazard due to the owners misguided decision to adopt a 18 and over policy, bringing unruly teens, and a bar so dirty it attracts fruit flies and mosquitos.

  • s03e99
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    Jon attempts to turn around a Nashville bar with a dated concept.
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    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Two meatheads' tempers and testosterone threaten their friendship and their Houston bar, forcing Jon to address not only their management style, but their personal issues.

  • s03e39
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon faces off with an owner of a dying Texas bar who is lecherous and disrespectful towards women patrons, treats his wife/general manager with little respect, and gives away his products, after he crosses the line with one of his experts.

  • s03e38
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Finding a hookah bar plagued by unsanitary smoking equipment, putrid odors, an inexperienced manager, and an owner who lets his staff run wild, Jon wonders if the bar's concept can ever turn a profit.

  • s03e37
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon recruits the bar's bartenders to get inside help about the bar's problems and must get the manager to stop treating the place like a romantic playground, while convincing the owner to go more hands on with his business.

  • s03e36
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    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon must give a bar a major overhaul, from the staff to the name, when a tax-accountant-turned-owner bought it and the bad reputation and that it gained a few years back, while dealing with bartenders who spend more time drinking and creating drama, and one of the worst locations he's dealt with.

  • s03e35
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon must mend the relationship between the owners and their father, who's fed up with the staff's unruly behavior, but can't do anything since the owners are too lenient and refuse to fire them. However, when one of the employees causes a disaster in the kitchen, Jon must convince them otherwise.

  • s03e34
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon is joined by celebrity guests Maria Menounos and Adam Carolla as he takes over a failing sports bar, wrangles with an incompetent owner, whose father owns the building as a whole, and undertrained staff.

    Note: Maria and AfterBuzzTV co-creator Kevin Undergaro go undercover during the recon.

  • s03e33
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    A family's feuding pushes Jon Taffer to the limit. Outrageous antics force an extreme decision.

    Arguments and fights among a bar's owners and staff leave Jon wondering if he even wants to attempt to rescue it.

  • s03e32
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    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon must make a members-only club into an asset, but has trouble with a carefree owner and his aloof son, bartenders who over-pour, a manager who is set to take over but has little power, and a raccoon infestation that poses a major health hazard.

  • s03e31
    • 0.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    When an owner's heavy drinking and loud antics threaten the bar's fortune, Jon must get the owner's brother and his best friend, who together hold a majority stake, to overrule him and act to save the bar.

    Note: Two of the three co-owners join Jon to watch the recon. This is also the first episode where he performed a hostile takeover.

  • s03e30
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    4 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    When a personal feud between twin brothers threatens the future of the bar they own, one brother's son calls Jon in to save the business.

  • s03e29
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    Jon must help a sports bar's owner and staff overcome long-held infighting, poor training, and a lack of publicity and promotion in order to succeed against the local competition.

  • s03e28
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    A country music snob with an explosive personality turns to Jon for help.

    Note: This episode was originally supposed to air on November 24, 2013. The day before, the owner of the bar was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing one of his patrons in an argument. Spike pulled the episode, which was scheduled at 9:00 PM on the 24th, and replaced it with a rerun. An oversight by the network, however, led to the intended 12:00 AM encore on the 25th airing as scheduled and drawing complaints from viewers.

  • s03e27
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    4 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    Surveillance on a golf-themed bar reveals terrible sanitary conditions and incompetence in the kitchen, which is run by the owner's friend, that threaten to ruin the owner's investment, unless Jon can get the borderline-oblivious owner to take control and fix things up.

  • s03e26
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    4 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    A Tennessee bar without a liquor license has severe sanitation problems in the kitchen and basement, female bartenders who routinely flash their breasts at customers, and an owner who has a reputation for ingenuity yet leaves all the hands-on work to his wife.

    Note: Big Smo, who used to perform at MT Bottle, joins Jon to watch the recon. He later appeared during the grand re-opening of the bar's new name.

  • s03e25
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    4 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    A motorsports bar's female-unfriendly theme and its employees' vulgar behavior - including heavy drinking on the job and display of a sex doll - prompt Jon to push the owner to reassert control over the business.

  • s03e24
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    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon faces the triple challenge of rebuilding a successful bar that was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, getting the five brothers who own it to set aside their disagreements, and retraining staff members who are long out of practice.

    Note: For this episode, the staff training and stress test were done at a bar in Manhattan, since the Bungalow Bar was undergoing extensive reconstruction. Prior to the grand re-opening, the owners of Turtle Bay (re-branded as Spirits on Bourbon, episode 1 of season 3) visited to present the staff with a new set of souvenir cups and T-shirts and a $5,000 donation. As Jon prepared to leave, the owners presented him with an autographed picture of an American flag raised amid Hurricane Sandy's floodwaters, framed with wood taken from the portions of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk that were destroyed in the storm. This is also the first bar that was not a failure prior to an overhaul, but a way for Jon to give back to his community.

  • s03e23
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    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon confronts a bar owner's adult grandchildren, whose lax oversight of inventory and money handling have brought the bar close to failure.

  • s03e22
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon encounters poor food service, tacky decor, and deep distrust between employees and management as he tries to save a Halloween/horror-themed bar run by two former rockers.

  • s03e21
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon must do a reality check on a bar whose oblivious owner, ill-conceived death metal theme, and filthy bathrooms are driving away the college-age crowd.

  • s03e20
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    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon tries to save a marriage and a bar by splitting one bar into two, but has trouble with an inexperienced staff, including a good, but frustrated cook, and the husband not doing anything to help. First time the landlord and rival business owner appear as part of the recon team.

  • s03e19
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    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon helps repair the strained relationship of two classically trained chefs who have a blue collar bar in desperate need of help.

  • s03e18
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon tries to help two siblings who are wasting their father's retirement with a rickety mechanical bull, get hold of their inexperienced, over-pouring bartenders, and help them recover from a family loss that had the owners closing the kitchen, in a New England whaling community.

  • s03e17
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon must humble an arrogant and condescending U.S. Marine/bar owner who bulldogs his employees and fails to capture the local military personnel due to poor design choices.

  • s03e16
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    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon deals with a Yankee family who is having trouble adapting to a more Dixie environment, mostly because the brother is a hot-head who verbally insults his family and staff, and the other members wear ridiculous costumes to support one of the worst concepts Jon has seen to date. The episode also had a flashback to the infamous Piratz Tavern episode.

    Note: During the Back to the Bar special, it was shown that not only is Moonrunners successful, they are scouting out a second location for a franchise.

  • s03e15
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    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon looks to save Las Vegas' first gay nightclub from its verbally abusive and intoxicated owner.

  • s03e14
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    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon must put an end to a feud between two owners, whose bitter resentment towards each other is allowing their staff to get away with theft, drinking on the job, and constant fighting at their failing sports bar.

  • s03e13
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    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon tries to get two partying sisters to stop binge drinking in order to save a biker bar.

  • s03e12
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    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon learns that a North Carolina nightclub has an immature and partying manager who is refilling premium liquor bottles with cheap alcohol, and must get the owner to hold him and his employees accountable to save his bar.

  • s03e11
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    4 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    A Las Vegas bar owner tries to pick up Nicole, leaving Jon in a frenzy and tough predicament. He also has to get the owner's partner to become a manager, get a new sound to attract more people and loosen gambling rules in their games.

  • s03e10
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon journeys to a comedy club, where he must assist the business with achieving more laughter and securing a larger amount of profit from the customers.

  • s03e09
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon heads to the Arizona desert to help a family-owned bar whose members drink on the job and allow running motorcycles and horses inside, creating health hazards for the customers.

  • s03e08
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    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    When America's first karaoke bar is facing closure, Jon decides to go hands on to help this historic establishment.

  • s03e07
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon works with a nice but passive owner whose poor decisions, including putting in a controversial animal crane game, and her ignorant manager, has caused her bar to hit the rocks.

  • s03e06
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    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon goes to work at a reformed night club that used to cater to an older crowd, but was forced to accommodate to the younger, more hyper customers. The security poses massive issues of safety while the bartenders' service suffers.

  • s03e05
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon gets more than he bargains for when he has a face off with a very prideful and stubborn owner who is desperate to keep his bar alive after a car crash a few years back ruined its success when his old staff failed to control it while he was recovering.

  • s03e04
    • 0.00/5
    4 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    Jon has more than just a bar to fix when he helps a couple, the husband of which is belligerent, insulting to customers, and doesn't know how to make proper drinks, which threatens to derail everything they worked hard for.

    Note: This is the fourth bar that reverted to its name at the end of the episode.

  • s03e03
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    4 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    Jon has a lot of work to do when he helps an owner and his frat brother friends who recently purchased a hangout notorious for bartenders who drink on the job and for serving people with fake I.D.s.

  • s03e02
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    5 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    Jon tries to save a roach-infested bar and deals with a stubborn owner.

    Note: Instead of doing the recon, Jon and his experts acommpany Nicole instead of having her go in alone after reviewing the customer's point of view in addition to a disturbing concert that took place that night. This is one of the few rescues where Jon did not thank the owner for his help.

  • s03e01
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    5 years ago
    03:00- 04:00

    Jon heads to New Orleans to give a recently opened bar a major overhaul when he notices no identity, lackluster management and questionable food practices.

    Note: For the recon in this episode, Jon brought in the bar manager and kitchen manager of The Black Sheep (re-branded as The Public House), featured in the sixth episode of season 2.

  • s02e10
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    5 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    When an owner's early success goes to his head and causes him to get drunk and let the staff become divided, Jon must get him back to reality before his once successful bar closes down.

    Note: For the recon in this episode, Jon brought in the owner and general manager of Angel's Sports Bar (re-branded as Racks Billiards & Bourbon), featured in the first episode of season 1. Extremes also appeared in season 4 and was originally going to be the first re-rescue.

  • s02e09
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    5 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon has some major hurdles to get over to rebuild a once popular bar, which fell from grace due to a recent change in laws, but has fierce resistance with regular customers who scare away women.

  • s02e08
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    5 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    A former Navy man who can't run his bar properly and lets his partner/musician run wild has Jon doing a serious tactic in an attempt to save the owner's bar.

  • s02e07
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    5 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon's attempts to refurbish a former strip-club-turned-bar in California are complicated by an untrained staff, a head bartender who steals from the till, and a kitchen serving dangerously undercooked food.

    Note: This episode was dedicated to Yvette Taffer (1924-2012), Jon Taffer's mother.

  • s02e06
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    5 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon has a long list to complete at Cheviot when he helps a bar owner who is too busy with his jobs to keep his Irish-German pub in check and has over $800,000 in loans that his family doesn't know about.

  • s02e05
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    5 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    When the owner's drinking and behavior toward women threatens to shut down a long-running dive bar, Jon must get his daughter to step up and take over.

  • s02e04
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    5 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon helps two club promoters who took over a once popular bar whose reputation is badly tarnished by not just a murder that took place a few years back, but also poor management, declining conditions, and a promoter who brings the wrong people.

  • s02e03
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    5 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon goes to Baltimore to help two frat brother owners who don't know how to properly run a bar, including one whose arrogant and abrasive attitude has cost them key staff members.

    Note: This is the second bar to not have either a stress test or a soft opening; the bar was structurally unsound.

  • s02e02
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    5 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon has serious work to do in Florida, when the owner's lack of a backbone has not only allowed staff members to walk all over him, but also caused short tempers with other staff and a bar that's slowly falling apart.

  • s02e01
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    5 years ago
    01:00- 02:00

    Jon visits a failing Maryland tavern where the owners and staff are reluctant to let go of the cheesy pirate theme, despite it slowly killing the business.

    Note: For the recon in this episode, Jon brought in the owners of The Chicken Bone, featured in the seventh episode of season 1. This is the first bar to change back to its old name and theme. During the Back to the Bar special, the bar is shown to be failing badly and requests a re-rescue. However, Jon is not sure he is willing to do it due to the disrespect the owners showed him but will consider it for the sake of their daughter.

  • s01e10
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    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon heads to Massachusetts to help a failing garage themed bar that includes poor decoration placement, an owner who treat his employees as friends and can't have a liquor license due to two of the owners having past D.U.I.

  • s01e09
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    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon helps a baseball player turned owner update his dive bar, but not without some opposition.

    Note: This is the first bar to not have either a stress test or a soft opening. It is also the second bar to revert to its old name during the epilogue, when the owner changed the name of 'Canyon Saloon' back to the 'Canyon Inn'.

  • s01e08
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    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon helps a once iconic bar that suffers from the owner being neglectful and blaming his inexperienced staff for the problems.

  • s01e07
    • 0.00/5
    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon has his work cut out for him when he confronts an owner whose bad decisions and inability to trust his manager threaten to ruin his bar and finances.

  • s01e06
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    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    When a mother's bad habits get in the way of her relationship with her son and running their bar, Jon must convince her to give up her habits before the damage is done.

  • s01e05
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    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    When a once successful bar suffers from an owner blindsiding his partner by offering free drinks and harassing women, Jon must get the partner to set him straight before the bar shuts down.

    Note: This is the first episode where the bar reverted to its old name at the end of the episode.

  • s01e04
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    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    A pub in California, with a tough and rude manager and owners who won't do anything about it, gets help from Jon.

  • s01e03
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    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    When brothers who own a legendary pub feud over how management is running it, Jon must step in and get them on the same page.

  • s01e02
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    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon goes to Philadelphia to help a one-time chef regain his confidence and backbone in his failing pub.

  • s01e01
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    6 years ago
    02:00- 03:00

    Jon heads to California to help a bar whose general manager has been so hands off, he's caused so many problems that badly affected the owner's reputation.