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Bar Rescue

"Swanky Troubles"

Swanky Bubbles is a failing champagne bar in Philadelphia.  (Repeat)

Wed 9/9 10:00 AM  SPIKETV
Duration: 1 hour
Rated: TV-PG
Reality, Interests

Jon Taffer

J.d. Roth (Executive Producer), Todd Nelson (Executive Producer)

11:00 AM
"Swinging From the Rafters"  Taffer abandons ship until an outrageous lakeside bar owner can face the reality of managing his bar.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
12:00 PM
"I Smell a Rat"  Overwhelming odors and frat house behavior at this hookah bar are causing profits to go up in smoke.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
01:00 PM
"El Moronte!!"  Taffer attempts to deflate the ego of a passionate Puerto Rican bar owner who berates his staff and sons.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
02:00 PM
"Bug Bite"  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.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
03:00 PM
"When Life Doesn't Hand You Lemons"  A manager treats his bar like a romantic playground. Taffer demands inside help from the bartenders.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
04:00 PM
"Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb"  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.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
05:00 PM
"Back to the Bar: Hot-Headed Owners"  Taffer returns to bars with the most hot-headed owners to see if they continued to fail or succeed without him.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
06:00 PM
"Scoreboard to Death"  Wrangling with an incompetent owner and undertrained staff; actress Maria Menounos guest stars.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
07:00 PM
"It's Always Sunny in Portland"  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.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
08:00 PM
"Sticky Situation"  A son's excessive drinking at a family-owned bar results in bad management decisions that are draining profits and attracting some x-rated characters.  (Repeat) SPIKETV
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.

Current cast
Jon Taffer

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.