Bar Rescue

10 Worst Episodes of Bar Rescue

Bar Rescue, a reality show available on Paramount Network and first aired in 2011, follows nightlife consultant Jon Taffer as he attempts to help struggling bars turn into profitable businesses. The show has aired nine seasons so far and has become a popular favorite. Here we have ranked the worst episodes of Bar Rescue.

The show follows a general formula, as Jon Taffer visits a bar and its staff and discovers their problems. He then works with the owners and staff to come up with a solution. This can involve changes to the bar's menu, pricing, layout, and staff. Some episodes are more successful than others and are highly praised by viewers.

However, not all episodes are seen as successful or popular. Some episodes have been criticized for the lack of resolution or the changes made to the bar. These episodes have been ranked as some of the worst in the show's history. We'll take a look at these episodes and why they were so unpopular.

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Bar Rescue - S6E16

#1 - Not Cleared for Takeoff (Season 6 - Episode 16)

In the episode of Bar Rescue titled Not Cleared for Takeoff, Jon Taffer is tasked with reviving a storied L.A. music venue that has fallen into disarray. The owner has clearly lost his passion for the business, and Jon is determined to help him reignite it.

The episode is sure to be full of drama and tension as Jon works to transform the bar and bring the owner back to life. With the help of his team, Jon will have to navigate the challenges of running a bar and help the owner regain his enthusiasm for the business. It's an inspiring journey for all involved, and a great story of how a passionate leader can make a difference.

The episode was rated 6.74 from 38 votes.

Bar Rescue - S6E28

#2 - Owner on the Run (Season 6 - Episode 28)


In the episode Owner on the Run from the show Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer attempts to rescue The Original Hideout in Tucson, Arizona. The owner of the bar, Ramiro, is deeply in debt and facing financial ruin. His brother Raoul, who is helping manage the bar, is overwhelmed and unable to turn things around.

Jon works to help Ramiro and Raoul to get the bar back on its feet and to turn a profit. He meets with both of them and assesses the current situation. He then sets out to restructure the bar and to bring in a new menu and updated decor. He works with the brothers to create a plan to get the bar back on track and to increase their customer base.

In the end, Jon helps Ramiro and Raoul to turn the bar around and to get out of debt. He also helps them to create a system for managing the bar and to increase their profits. The episode ends with Jon and the brothers celebrating their success and their newfound success in running and managing a successful bar.

The episode was rated 6.95 from 37 votes.

Bar Rescue - S4E33

#3 - Shamrocks and Shenanigans (Season 4 - Episode 33)

A lackadaisical owner may lose more than his Irish pub if Jon isn't able to help him take charge and end the fighting among his bartenders.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 54 votes.

Bar Rescue - S4E29

#4 - Too Many Managers, Not Enough Man (Season 4 - Episode 29)


Jon is back at it again with another episode of Bar Rescue. This time he is headed to Chicago to save a sports bar that is strugging to stay afloat. The bar is run by a team of managers who have little respect for the owner. Jon must work his magic to create a new dynamic that will bring the bar back to life.

Jon quickly sets to work diagnosing the problem and coming up with a solution. He interviews the staff, inspects the bar, and assesses the financials. After his investigation, it's clear that the bar needs to reduce the number of managers and put the owner back in charge. Jon must find a way to convince the staff to trust the owner if the bar is to be successful.

The episode was rated 7.02 from 56 votes.

Bar Rescue - S6E45

#5 - The Sound of Failing Music (Season 6 - Episode 45)

In "The Sound of Failing Music" episode of Bar Rescue, Jon and his team travel to affluent Aurora, Colorado to help an undisciplined singer-turned-bar-owner. This individual has allowed his bloated ego to negatively affect his business and family.

Jon and his team are tasked with the difficult job of repairing the damage caused by the bar owner's ego. The episode is sure to be an emotional one, as Jon and his team must find a way to help the bar owner understand the consequences of his actions. They will also have to find a way to restore balance within the family and bring the bar back to its former glory.

The episode was rated 7.03 from 37 votes.

Bar Rescue - S4E25

#6 - Brokedown Palace (Season 4 - Episode 25)


The episode "Brokedown Palace" from Bar Rescue features Jon Taffer, who is assisted by Alexander Siddig and Iddo Goldbert, the stars of TUT, as they attempt to rescue a Moroccan bar with an identity crisis. As the name suggests, the bar is in a state of disrepair and needs some major changes to become more successful. The bar is suffering from a lack of focus and direction, and Jon Taffer and his team must act quickly to transform it into a profitable business.

The episode is sure to be an exciting one as the team assesses the bar's current situation, makes necessary changes, and helps the bar's owners gain a better understanding of how to run a successful business. With the help of Alexander Siddig and Iddo Goldbert, who bring their experience from TUT, the team is sure to make a positive impact on the bar and help it become profitable. This episode of Bar Rescue is sure to be an interesting one, as the team takes on a challenge like this for the first time.

The episode was rated 7.05 from 57 votes.

Bar Rescue - S4E32

#7 - Till Debt Do Us Part (Season 4 - Episode 32)

A womanizing owner will lose his run-down Caribbean bar, and his wife, if he can't change his toxic behavior.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 58 votes.

Bar Rescue - S5E18

#8 - All Twerk and No Pay Makes Taffer Shut It Down (Season 5 - Episode 18)


In the episode "All Twerk and No Pay Makes Taffer Shut It Down" of the hit show Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer is called upon to help a struggling bar owner. The owner has been relying on twerking to draw in customers but has been struggling to pay her staff and keep the bar afloat. As Taffer begins to assess the situation, it quickly becomes apparent that the owner has been relying too heavily on twerking to bring in customers and not enough on actually running her business.

Taffer quickly realizes that the bar is failing due to the owner's lack of knowledge in running a business and the fact that she's been relying too heavily on twerking. He works with the owner to help her understand how to run a successful bar and how to attract customers without relying solely on twerking. After helping her understand the basics of business management, Taffer then works with the owner to come up with a plan to make the bar profitable.

In the end, the bar is successful and the owner is able to pay her staff and keep the business running. This episode of Bar Rescue is an important reminder that relying solely on twerking to attract customers won't necessarily make a bar successful. The owner learns the hard way that there is more to running a successful bar than just twerking.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 168 votes.

Bar Rescue - S6E27

#9 - Don’t Cry for Me Jon Taffer (Season 6 - Episode 27)

Jon attempts to save sports bar RJ's Replays, which is full of potential but failing due to poor management, and mend the owner's relationships with his wife and parents.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 28 votes.

Bar Rescue - S6E30

#10 - Back to School (Season 6 - Episode 30)


Putting the future of the service industry to the test, Jon and the crew help students at UNLV's College of Hospitality prepare for a VIP cocktail party.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 35 votes.

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