Reality/Game Show
Jul. 17, 2011
Returning Series
60 min.

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Bar Rescue

A reality program featuring Jon Taffer, who 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.

Bar Rescue Season 5 (2016-2017)

5x01 5 5x01 The Perks of Being a Wallpaper
Jon tackles a Las Vegas dive bar on the verge of closing due to an owner accused of being too nice.
Aug. 07, 2016
5x02 5 5x02 Wheels of Misfortune
In a desert town, Taffer collides with a hometown hero who operates a bar out of a roller rink, a local landmark that is one wipe-out away from crashing for good.
Aug. 14, 2016
5x03 5 5x03 12 Beers a Slave
Jon faces a Vegas bar owner who tried hosting fetish nights to spark new business in a run down bar.
Aug. 21, 2016
5x04 5 5x04 Antisocial Media
Taffer helps an owner whose social media mishaps have made him public enemy number one.
Sep. 18, 2016
5x05 5 5x05 How To Train Your Goldfish
Nasty nachos & goldfish races are on the menu at this sports pub. But in a Bar Rescue first, a staffing crisis hits before the stress test, leaving the owners without any employe ...
Sep. 25, 2016
5x06 5 5x06 Win, Lose or Brawl
Taffer must fix an out-of-control staff and the owner’s freeloading friends. But a violent physical fight threatens this sports bar’s rescue potential.
Oct. 02, 2016
5x07 5 5x07 Listen Y'all It's Sabatoge
New bar owners accuse their manager (and the bar's former owner) of sabotaging their business to try to steal it back. With no clear proof, Jon uses a stress test to determine who's ...
Oct. 09, 2016
5x08 5 5x08 Gettin' Jigger With It
Jon visits a historical bar owned by a brother and sister in conflict over profits and responsibilities.
Oct. 16, 2016
5x09 5 5x09 Chase Lounge
Jon helps a father and son run their bar more efficiently after the son fails to act as bar manager and the father struggles to run the day-to-day operations.
Oct. 23, 2016
5x10 5 5x10 Zero Dark Drunky
Jon helps a military veteran about to be redeployed whose drinking habits put bar and personal life in jeopardy.
Oct. 30, 2016
5x11 5 5x11 Ice, Mice, Baby
Jon battles a spoiled owner who was gifted a tourist bar from his father and has seen mice infest the establishment.
Nov. 06, 2016
5x12 5 5x12 Punk As A Drunk
A former punk rocker is overwhelmed with tragedy, and his constant roughhousing with the employees draws Taffer's ire.
Nov. 13, 2016
5x13 5 5x13 Back To The Bar: Drunky Mcdrunkerton Returns
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 re ...
Nov. 20, 2016
5x14 5 5x14 Don't Tell Mom The Bar is Dead
An abrasive owner takes advantage of his mom's generosity to take over a craft beer bar from his landlord.
Feb. 19, 2017
5x15 5 5x15 I Know What You Did Last Summit
An absentee owner threatens his marriage by drinking away his financial sorrows and flirting with the female patrons.
Feb. 26, 2017
5x16 5 5x16 Struck Out At The Dugout
A lack luster landlord falls into the sports bar business when a previous tenant refuses to pay rent on a World Series winning Chicago Cub's hangout.
Mar. 05, 2017
5x17 5 5x17 Back To The Bar: Brick & Barley Above Water
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 ...
Mar. 12, 2017
5x18 5 5x18 All Twerk And No Pay Makes Taffer Shut It Down
The owner of a bar experiences an emotional breakdown and is brought to the brink of tears when her establishment begins to suffer from a series of setbacks that puts its opportunity ...
Mar. 19, 2017
5x19 5 5x19 Bar Over Troubled Water
Jon rescues a successful bar, and the beacon of a community, that was destroyed by a recent catastrophic flood in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
Mar. 26, 2017
5x20 5 5x20 Desi, You Got Some 'splainin' To Do
After suffering a stroke, a bar owner is on the verge of losing his family legacy.
Apr. 02, 2017
5x21 5 5x21 Back To The Bar: Hallelujah For Jon
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 ...
Apr. 09, 2017
5x22 5 5x22 Casually Tapped Out
Taffer tries to resurrect a closed neighborhood bar by reigniting the passion of the burned out firefighter who owns it.
Jul. 02, 2017
5x23 5 5x23 Things That Go Pahrump In The Night
It's a race against the clock when Jon Taffer heads to Pahrump, where he must save the failing bar owned by a man who might lose his sight forever.
Jul. 16, 2017
5x24 5 5x24 Mother Doesn't Know Best
Jon Taffer must convince a maternal figure to make her decisions like a business owner to save her struggling Las Vegas dive bar from closing its doors.
Jul. 23, 2017
5x25 5 5x25 Flying Fists And Bar Brawls
Jon Taffer revisits the bars with the biggest fights. Included: the most dangerous brawl in Bar Rescue history.
Jul. 30, 2017
5x26 5 5x26 Silence Of The Ants
A Long Beach dive bar becomes infested with more than just bar problems - they have bug problems.
Aug. 06, 2017
5x27 5 5x27 Daddy Dearest
Jon Taffer arrives just in time to save a family run bar on the brink of ruin with an aggressive father at its helm.
Aug. 13, 2017
5x28 5 5x28 Rickety Rockin' Rhonda's
It's a race against the clock as Jon Taffer tries to rescue a failing bar with a crumbling floor.
Aug. 20, 2017
5x29 5 5x29 Back to the Bar: For Whom the Cajun Belle Tolls
Taffer revisits The Cajun Belle to see whether husband Dave still supports his hard-working wife and whether their marriage needs another rescue, checks in on the partnership at Hammer ...
Sep. 03, 2017
5x30 5 5x30 There Will Be Family Blood
An owner staffs his entire bar with his relatives, causing friction right down family lines.
Sep. 10, 2017
5x31 5 5x31 Back to the Bar: Disasters of Epic Proportions
Taffer revisits three bars whose fortunes turned for the worse after disasters ravaged their futures, from the apocalypse-themed bar The End, to Chicago landmark The Abbey.
Sep. 17, 2017
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