Bar Rescue 4 Seasons 2011

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Watch all new episodes of Bar Rescue Sundays at 9p/8c on Spike. Corona, CA - Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to rescue a failing biker bar that's struggling with rowdy clientele and a scandalous reputation due to its scantily clad bartenders and the fact it's located next to a strip club.

Starring:
Jon Taffer, P.J. King
Runtime:
42 minutes
Original air date:
July 17, 2011

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Product Details

Genres Reality TV
Director Jay Hunter
Starring Jon Taffer, P.J. King
Supporting actors Scott Ford, Deborah Maguire, Nicole Taffer, Michael Tipps, Rene Vickery
Season year 2011
Network SPIKE
Producers Barry Bloom, Michael Braverman, JoAnn Cianciulli, Sun de Graaf, Jill M. Goslicky, Gregg Moscot, Todd A. Nelson, D.J. Nurre, Mike Odair, Jason Rath, Darrin Reed, J.D. Roth, Adam Saltzberg, Ryan Smith, Jon Taffer
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I now know the signs of a failing bar.
Jim
I think Jon Taffer is a great host and really enjoy seeing him change the bars, drinks, food and people.
Carey
The more i watched the more i liked this guy.
Michael_Martin45

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rodney D Brown on December 20, 2013
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It's fun to see outdated and poorly run bars get an overhaul. The show focuses on helping inexperienced bar owners and staff make dramatic changes to improve sales and reduce costs, in hopes of bailing the owners out of debt. The production is more for entertainment but there is some fun education to be had as well.

Each show follows the same pattern: Yell at the owner and staff, tell them to clean their dirty bar & kitchen, put them under a stress test to figure out the winners and losers, renovate the bar and change the name (usually against the will of the owner), then launch the new business and exaggerate their success and happiness. Most of the improved bars show a moderate increase in revenue afterwards, but the more important increase in profit is rarely revealed.

Even if you are not in the bar business, or have interest in it, the show does help you to open your mind to possibilities and identify more clearly the bad things about your business that you may no longer see on a day to day basis.

Fun reality show, but a little too over dramatized for my liking. But that's the norm in the reality show industry.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By KDS on March 23, 2013
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This show does a great job exposing the cause of failing bars. Each episode is different enough that the series keeps your attention. My only complaint is that it makes me want to open a bar :-)

For those who enjoy shows with a real life business element or even home makeover shows, this is worth watching. The combination of real people and a little made-for-television drama keeps the show tasteful.
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I began to watch Bar Rescue since I was once a Food & Beverage Manager for a resort. I focused on conference room sales; particularly weddings. I lived in Sedona, Arizona. I was highly successful.
I had no expectations for Jon Taffer's show. Zip. Nada. None. I suppose I was thinking more of entertainment. Yet, as I watched the show I saw a high perfectionist who got quite easily annoyed when establishments (and their owners) did reckless things that endangered patrons. I was drawn to this moral.Then I saw that Taffer is a visionary who shares his visions with others. His perception is exceedingly high and he is a man who delivers. Yet, the reason is because Taffer researches, analyzes, explores and discovers. To like Bar Rescue is to admire Jon Taffe's ingenuity and innovations.
I am certain there is more than meets the eye regarding the "re-launches." I would imagine corporations are behind this entire show. I know that sponsorship must be from the spirit companies Jon promotes. I would also imagine there must be revenue received from each bar that was re-vamped. Could even be corporate ownership of some sort. Yet, it doesn't appear to matter.
When Jon goes into a failing operation he takes his analysis, keen perception and visionary status with him;no matter who he is rescuing. Jon researches history and demographics not only of the area, but of the niche bars and various themes business owners developed. Jon integrates this, along with profession and cutting edge artists to create a master piece that is engineered to be a business and make money, but at the same time creating high integrity not only in the workplace but within the hearts of employees and owners. Jon Taffers is a magician!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James Beswick VINE VOICE on November 7, 2011
Bar Rescue is a must-watch for anyone in the bar industry. It contains many of the elements of Restaurant: Impossible and Kitchen Nightmares - a little drama, a little makeover and the trademark failure-to-success character arc. But it also focuses on things that do make bars profitable and reminds operators that this industry is about monotonous consistency such as:

- Developing dependable drink formulas
- Testing and measuring staff on pours
- Understanding and catering to your bar's market
- Fixing classic owner/staff problems (stealing, drinking on duty etc.)

It's quite informative though as with all reality TV the drama gets grating sometimes.
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This was totally worth purchasing. To see how it all began. It amazes me how there are owners who are months away from being out of business, Taffer with all of his expertise comes in, willing to help. Yet these people are reluctant to listen to him and fight him thinking they know what is best for their bar. Umm who called who here? I'm sure Jon Taffer's time and expertise could be used in a more productive way for him to make money. But instead he is willing to share what he knows to help these struggling owners and staff to make their establishment a class act. He comes on strong. But the man has a heart of gold. I love him and his show!
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I really like this show. Jon Taffer's really seems to get into everything about the bar rather than just decorating and maybe some menu changes like Restaurant Impossible. He looks at everything, the name of the bar, signage, the staff's clothing, etc. as well as decorating and menu changes. He will even send in his wife to go undercover to see what is really going on before he comes in. I love to see the change in the bars. I have checked a few out and they are still up and running long after he is gone, which speaks volumes in what he does. He runs into some real character too, which always makes for good entertainment.
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