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.
#2 – Hurricane Jon Vs Hurricane Sandy
Season 3 – Episode 24
Bungalow Bar Rockaway Beach, NY It’s the biggest rescue in series history: resurrect the hurricane battered Bungalow Bar in Rockaway Beach, NY. But with the summer season fast approaching, Jon races to repair the structure & retrain the staff in time.
The episode was rated from 56 votes.
#3 – Characters Assassination
Season 3 – Episode 16
Characters Quarters Garner, NC Characters Quarters might be the worst bar concept ever, but it’s only 1 of the problems Jon must overcome at this confused establishment run by a family of Yankees in heart of Dixie.
The episode was rated from 84 votes.
#4 – I Smell A Rat
Season 3 – Episode 38
Oasis Hookah Bar Omaha, NE Oasis Hookah Bar is in dire straits. They serve toxic drinks and have terrible service. To top it all off, there’s a dead rat somewhere in the building, but nobody knows where.
The episode was rated from 45 votes.
#5 – Empty Pockets
Season 3 – Episode 5
Zanzibar Denver, CO Bar Expert Jon Taffer must rescue a pool hall in Denver from closing, but a prideful immigrant owner stands in his way. Can Jon help him fulfill his American Dream or will it continue to be a nightmare?
The episode was rated from 104 votes.
#6 – Jon T, He Don’t Like It
Season 3 – Episode 6
Kasbah Aurora, CO 10 years ago, The Kasbah Lounge in Aurora, Colorado was an urban hotspot. Now it is a relic. Bar Expert Jon Taffer must breathe new life into this dying nightclub otherwise it will become extinct for good.
The episode was rated from 103 votes.
#7 – Turtle on Its Back
Season 3 – Episode 1
Turtle Bay New Orleans, LA For a bar to fail on Bourbon Street in New Orleans it takes a special kind of incompetence. Can bar expert Jon Taffer get these delusional owners to ditch their copy-cat ways and start thinking for themselves?
The episode was rated from 118 votes.
#8 – The Gaslamp Redemption
Season 7 – Episode 15
When the owner of Jolt’n Joe’s in San Diego was diagnosed with cancer, he began leaning on his manager, but a broken promise over sweat equity threatens to run the bar into the ground.
The episode was rated from 19 votes.
#9 – Saving Post 6216
Season 7 – Episode 5
Jon is in Albuquerque, NM, to help Commander Rudy and his staff recruit young veterans to become members and inject new life into his VFW Post 6216 bar and hall.
The episode was rated from 49 votes.
#10 – The Mother of All Failures
Season 7 – Episode 16
Jon is at The Armadillo Grill in Phoenix, AZ, to help its beloved owner Brenda who is in over her head and oblivious to a filthy kitchen that is hazardous to both employees and patrons.
The episode was rated from 28 votes.