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Bar Rescue
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Cast of 'Bar Rescue'

  • Jon Taffer

Bar Rescue

Jon Taffer is the Gordon Ramsay of the bar and nightclub business. In each episode of this series, Taffer helps transform a struggling bar into a vibrant, profitable business, utilizing his expertise as a nightlife consultant who has started, flipped or owned more than 600 bars and clubs in his career. From the height of the bar stools and the science of the perfect pour to the effect the tempo of the music has on alcohol consumption, Taffer delves into every facet of the business, and he does it with a no-holds-barred style. He's assisted by his wife, Nicole -- who enters establishments under cover to help diagnose the problems -- along with a rotating cast of experts that include a celebrity chef, a Master of Whisky and a mixologist.

Premiere:
Jul 19, 2011
Original Network:
Spike TV
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Downey's and Out

S01, E02  (First Aired: Jul. 24, 2011)
Jon Taffer attempts to resuscitate Downey's, a failing Irish pub in Philadelphia.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
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Bro's Got to Geaux

S03, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 2013)
Jon has to get the owners of a bar known for serving minors to give up their frat-boy ways.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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Shabby Abbey

S01, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2011)
The Abbey Pub in Chicago is on its last legs.
  • Sat 7/30
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Bottomless Pit

S02, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 19, 2012)
Jon pins his hopes for a failing dive bar in Orange, Calif., on the owner's daughter.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Swanky Troubles

S01, E05  (First Aired: Aug. 14, 2011)
Swanky Bubbles is a failing champagne bar in Philadelphia.
  • Sat 7/30
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Turtle on Its Back

S03, E01  (First Aired: Feb. 10, 2013)
Jon tries to save a Bourbon Street bar in New Orleans from its delusional owners.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
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Hostile Takeover

S03, E31  (First Aired: Mar. 9, 2014)
Co-owners take over an Irish sports bar with a heavy drinking owner.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Bar Fight

S01, E09  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 2011)
Jon Taffer revives the Canyon Inn.
  • Sun 7/31
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Punch-Drunk & Trailer-Trashed

S03, E33  (First Aired: Mar. 23, 2014)
A family's feuding pushes Jon Taffer to the limit. Outrageous antics force an extreme decision.
  • Sun 7/31
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Back to the Bar: Stubborn Owners

S04, E27  (First Aired: Aug. 2, 2015)
Jon revisits bars with the most stubborn owners to judge whether they continued to succeed or fail without him.
  • Sun 7/31
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Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas

S03, E19  (First Aired: Sep. 8, 2013)
Two classically trained chefs have a blue collar bar that seems beyond repair.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
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We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

S04, E53  (First Aired: May. 15, 2016)
A grieving son struggles to keep his fisherman-themed bar and father's legacy afloat, as his family's criticism slowly sinks his business.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
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Boss Lady Blues

S04, E40  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 2015)
A former psychologist runs a Detroit jazz club, but her interfering family and lazy staff have her seeking help from Jon Taffer.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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Getting Freaki at the Tiki

S04, E48  (First Aired: Apr. 10, 2016)
Jon Taffer's discovery of a used condom at a rundown Florida tiki bar redefines owner neglect.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
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Drunk on Punk

S04, E57  (First Aired: Jul. 24, 2016)
The resistant owner of a dive bar refuses to give up on his punk music obsession to obtain greater financial success.
  • Sun 7/31
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Raising Arizona

FINALE NEW
S04, E58 
An owner's illicit affair produces a child, and destroys both his marriage and the reputation of his bar.
  • Sun 7/31
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How to Train the Dragon

S04, E50  (First Aired: Apr. 24, 2016)
After the tragic loss of his mother, the owner of this British pub has coped poorly by drinking away profits and gambling his way to ruin with weekly poker tournaments.
  • Sun 7/31
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Demolition Man

S04, E51  (First Aired: May. 1, 2016)
The city threatens to shut down a bar after the owner unsafely renovates without a permit; Taffer attempts to school the clueless rookie owner and bring the construction disaster up to code before the city intervenes.
  • Sun 7/31
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Raising Arizona

S04, E58  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2016)
An owner's illicit affair produces a child, and destroys both his marriage and the reputation of his bar.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
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Vulgar Vixens

S04, E38  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 2015)
Jon confronts a foul-mouthed owner in a failing Michigan bar with a confusing theme.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
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Second Base, Third Strike

S04, E11  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 2015)
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.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
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Storming the Castle

S04, E16  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 2015)
A castle-shaped bar with an owner who has anger management issues and is pushing staff to their breaking points.
  • Mon 8/1
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Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jul. 22, 2012)
Jon patches holes in a sinking pirate-themed bar in Silver Spring, Md. and forces the bar's staff to cater to the city's corporate clientele.
  • Mon 8/1
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Empty Bottles Full Cans

S03, E26  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 2013)
Customers bring their own alcohol and women flash the patrons at a Tennessee bar.
  • Mon 8/1
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Crayons & Anger Lines

S04, E12  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 2015)
Taffer enforces tough love when a live music bar owner is more concerned with the spirit of wonderment than appealing to her trendy Chicago community.
  • Mon 8/1
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It's Always Sunny in Portland

S04, E24  (First Aired: Jul. 12, 2015)
A Portland bar with a stubborn chef and an owner ready to sever ties with his over-bearing step-daughter and business partner who berates her staff.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Back to the Bar: Empty Pockets

S04, E49  (First Aired: Apr. 17, 2016)
Taffer revisits MT Bottle to see if they still have empty pockets; the owners of Piratz return once again.
  • Mon 8/1
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Taffer's Top 10: Most Disgusting Bars

(First Aired: Jun. 22, 2014)
Counting down the ten most disgusting bars encountered during the first three seasons.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
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A Dash of Bitters

S04, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 2014)
A bitter brawl when Taffer uses the help of an owner's ex-wife and former manager to help turn a bar around.
  • Sat 8/6
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
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All Twerk & No Pay

S04, E14  (First Aired: Mar. 1, 2015)
Out-of-control bartenders are too busy dancing on the bar to pour drinks until Taffer puts an end to the party.
  • Sat 8/6
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El Moronte!!

S04, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 2014)
Taffer attempts to deflate the ego of a passionate Puerto Rican bar owner who berates his staff and sons.
  • Sat 8/6
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
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Lagers and Liars

S04, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 22, 2015)
Actress Maria Menounos joins Taffer at a Los Angeles beer bar where a million dollar debt and business decisions have divided a family.
  • Sat 8/6
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Bug Bite

S04, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 2014)
A nightclub ends up liable for unruly teenagers when they resort to an 18-and-over night to get a crowd; an infestation of mosquitos and fruit flies.
  • Sat 8/6
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
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Too Many Managers, Not Enough Man

S04, E29  (First Aired: Aug. 16, 2015)
Battling a management-heavy staff that disrespects its owner at a suburban Chicago sports bar.
  • Sun 8/7
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
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Gone in a Flash

S04, E55  (First Aired: Jul. 10, 2016)
A timid bar owner's promiscuous staff exposes themselves in an effort to retain customers, prompting Jon Taffer to clean up their reputation.
  • Sun 8/7
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
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Schmuck Dynasty

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 2014)
A family tries to regain control of their Staten Island bar that is overrun by customers who are cooking their own food and pouring their own drinks.
  • Sun 8/7
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Mandala Down

S04, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 12, 2015)
Taffer butts heads with a self-proclaimed nightlife expert troubled by mounting debt and an inflated ego; showing him the error of his ways.
  • Sun 8/7
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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Loose Lips Loose Tips

S04, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 29, 2015)
Four Irish sisters bicker as their San Francisco bar struggles; Taffer tries to turn their luck around before their American dream gets away from them.
  • Sun 8/7
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
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Muscle Madness

S03, E40  (First Aired: May. 11, 2014)
Two meatheads' tempers and testosterone threaten their friendship and their Houston bar.
  • Sun 8/7
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Swinging From the Rafters

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 23, 2014)
Taffer abandons ship until an outrageous lakeside bar owner can face the reality of managing his bar.
  • Sun 8/7
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Back to the Bar: Meathead-to-Head

S04, E46  (First Aired: Mar. 27, 2016)
Taffer revisits the Dirty Rooster and ruffles the feathers of owner Rob; Taffer mediates a dispute between two rival bar owners from Houston.
  • Sun 8/7
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Land of the Beer and Home of the Misbehaved

S04, E47  (First Aired: Apr. 3, 2016)
After a downtown expansion, a successful St. Louis restaurant owner could lose everything as her out-of-control nephew and unqualified manager run her sports bar into the ground.
  • Sun 8/7
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Danny Sits on His Fanny

S04, E54  (First Aired: May. 22, 2016)
After convincing his friends to invest their life savings, a novice bar owner transformed a community staple into a bottomless money pit.
  • Sun 8/7
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The Perks of Being a Wallpaper

PREMIERE NEW
S05, E01 
A classic dive bar with mob ties in Las Vegas is about to close its doors because of an owner who's busy being a nice guy rather than a wise guy.
  • Sun 8/7
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Paradise Lost

S04, E45  (First Aired: Mar. 20, 2016)
Three owners are thrown into a hostile feud after Taffer reveals that one of them has been siphoning the profits.
  • Sun 8/7
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Big Sister's Watching

S04, E37  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 2015)
The distrustful owner of a struggling military bar spends her time spying on her staff instead of paying attention to her bottom line.
  • Sun 8/7
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The Perks of Being a Wallpaper

S05, E01  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2016)
A classic dive bar with mob ties in Las Vegas is about to close its doors because of an owner who's busy being a nice guy rather than a wise guy.
  • Mon 8/8
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Emergency Exit

S04, E23  (First Aired: Jul. 5, 2015)
Jon Taffer tries to navigate a turbulent partnership between an ex-pilot and his ex-girlfriend that threatens to leave his bar spiraling out of control.
  • Mon 8/8
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Till Debt Do Us Part

S04, E32  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 2015)
A womanizing owner and his enraged wife struggle with their run-down Caribbean bar; Taffer tries to turn the bar around before the business hits the rocks and the owner's wife bails.
  • Mon 8/8
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Critters and Quitters

S03, E32  (First Aired: Mar. 16, 2014)
A members-only bar in Kansas has a raccoon infestation.
  • Mon 8/8
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Bikini Bust

S02, E10  (First Aired: Sep. 30, 2012)
Jon must save a bar that is soon closing down despite beautiful bikini-clad bartenders.
  • Thu 8/11
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Scoreboard to Death

S03, E34  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 2014)
Wrangling with an incompetent owner and undertrained staff; actress Maria Menounos guest stars.
  • Thu 8/11
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Beach Rats

S04, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 2015)
Rodents shut down a beachfront bar, but Taffer is brought to tears after finding out what the owners have endured.
  • Thu 8/11
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Don't Judge a Booze by its Bottle

S03, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 14, 2013)
Jon learns that a North Carolina nightclub is refilling premium liquor bottles with cheap alcohol.
  • Thu 8/11
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