"Bar Rescue" Punch-Drunk & Trailer-Trashed (TV Episode ) - IMDb
Directed by Glenn GT Taylor. With Jon Taffer, P.J. King, Russell Davis. A dysfunctional family's feuding pushes Jon Taffer to the limit. Will their outrageous antics. The episode is called "Punch-Drunk and Trailer-Trashed" and says that Jon And the hype is real as he does end up walking out on this bar, .. They need help for alcoholism, anger management, and marriage counseling. Trailer Trash: Drums, dreams, drugs and teasers for awards season family and sacrifice his relationship with his girlfriend if it means being able to . same freewheeling madness as that fleeting image near the trailer's end. . This time out, as with his previous works Boogie Nights and Punch Drunk Love.
Bar Rescue Updates: Bar Rescue - O'Face Bar Update
And the hype is real as he does end up walking out on this bar, meaning no name change or anything. Let's take a look at some information, updates and drama behind the O'Face Bar Rescue makeover and see what made Jon Taffer walk out on them.
There are 2 videos on the Spike TV site that preview this episode and show the fighting, etc. Council Bluffs is referred to by some as "Council Tucky.
The Google street view of O'Face is to the right. It looks pretty much like a trailer, and the kids riding bikes and tricycles is a nice addition. Hope to see everyone there. It will be a normal night. Everything has been delayed. Thanks for bearing with us during this time. We cannot discuss at this time what is going on. Here is the O'Face application for a liquor licensewhich has info such as Matt has plead guilty to "operating persay", which I think he meant per se and is basically a DUI.
The sale included all stock and fixtures. O'Face got in trouble with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission last year for serving an "alcoholic beverage or beer to someone who was intoxicated at the time.
Here is the Facebook page for another bartender from tonight's episode named Dave. According to comments on his page, he apparently gets slapped by fellow employees. He also has a status update around the time of Bar Rescue leaving that says, "This is for all u nieve n shallow no life gossiping fb freaks.
U dont know anything really about bar rescue at oface except they were there it was a closed set only people that do know are the employes n casting crew. After the rescue, the closing scene is Taffer overlooking the pianist playing to a packed bar. As the scene fades out, the very last chord of the song is edited to sound dissonant before a negative "Where Are They Now? More than a few "chefs" that have appeared on the show seem to lack the most basic skills when it comes to cooking, often resulting in someone getting sick.
A few examples stand out, though: The chef from Turtle Bay in New Orleans didn't know to bring the gumbo up to temperature, which the gumbo expert regretted dearly. The alleged chef from Fairways Golf and Grill, who didn't even know how to cook a hamburger, and kept what was likely the most unsanitary kitchen to have ever appeared on the show.
You know things are bad when the mixology expert gets sick off the beer. Letting the Air Out of the Band: While the rest of the staff is celebrating, she is not happy. More than a few kitchens have prepared food that the spies refused to eat, based purely on the sight or smell of it. On a few other occasions, they weren't so lucky. The male owner of the Sand Dollar sees himself as one.
He's not very lovable, but the latter half of the trope very much applies. Make an Example of Them: Taffer often does this when he first arrives by firing the worst employee in the bar or forcing the owner to do so when the owner has been letting them walk over him. In the episode based on The Blue Frog 22 renamed to The Local during the episode, now open as Blue Frog's Local 22the decor of the bar was compared quite seriously to that of a carnival, with board games all over the place and bright red colors.
Not exactly inviting decor. It should be noted, that the original decor in question, was not so much the owner's choice, but rather more of a case of being an Extreme Doormatto his own mother who also worked there.
That became the first priority of that rescue. Steve from Headhunters seems to think everything Taffer says is a joke and nothing is his problem.
Taffer flat-out calls the owner of the Brixton a child. James from Cashmere is referred to as a child in the body of a year-old for his various antics. Taffer seems to think that everyone involved in running Piratz Tavern is this it didn't help that the owner and her husband were deep in debt and living with her parents at the time.
Paul, owner of Gipsy and its short lived relaunch SBLV, spent the episode screaming at customers and staff over petty things like what music was being played, and also threatening to fire his staff for wisely refusing to serve him another drink because of how drunk he was. Sober, he was not much better, resisting the changes to the point of walking out before the relaunch.
He then shut the place down for good when he returned. Absolutely awful non-existent management skills, and acting like a spoiled brat despite being clearly well past 50 or Her first meeting with Taffer, she spends the entire meeting doodling on the paper table cover with crayons that she puts out for customers to do the samehearts and "Anger Lines".
She brushes off Taffer and the chef expert there to help her every chance she gets, insulting or questioning a decision all the time. Then despite signing an agreement that she would not change the name back to Underground Wonder Bar for at least one year, just days after Taffer left she took down the Clear name and went back to calling it the old name. Jacob, landlord of Martini Brothers renamed to The Federal takes customers to an adjacent "art gallery" for finger painting sessions.
Several bar owners have taken offense to how the show presents them. This is reality television, so it comes with the template. Done more intentionally and to highlight owners' or employees ridiculous, false, or outlandish claims of being successful despite the business failing.
Interview claims will often be intercut with contradicting videosuch as a chef claiming his cooking is sanitary, immediately followed by a video of obvious health code violations and cross-contamination. Another favorite, done nearly Once an Episodeis an owner in denial, claiming they have loyal regulars or that their regulars enjoy whatever "quirk" Taffer focuses in on, followed by a cut to a shot of a completely empty bar.
It's been revealed, however, that many of these "empty bar" shots are completely staged, when the bar isn't actually open. The " Where Are They Now " Epilogue to each episode, only account for typically about 6 weeks after Taffer leaves the bar, and is almost often almost unfailingly positive for the bar, often in sales.
This is still all within the period of the buzz of a place being on TV and getting a remodeling and menu update. After four years and 80 episodes, there have been several "Revisit" episodes that only touched on a few of the bars. While the show has a fast production time from episode filming to airing on TV, there's often still a 3 to 6 month gap, meaning it's not that unusual to find reviews of bars that are supposedly doing great are hated by customers or have gone back to their old ways, and mentioning that they're empty again.
In the original airing of "Thugs with Mugs", Jon shouts to the crowded bar that the owners poured cheap booze into premium bottles. This caused a fight to break out.
In subsequent airings, Jon's shout to the crowd is edited out, but the fight remained. Not quite as common as on Kitchen Nightmares, but still pops up from time to time. One especially horrific example is Steve from Headhunters, who blamed the absolute filth on his bar on his workers, saying it was dirty because the workers weren't doing their job or that the customers didn't like it clean, and trying to convince his workers that they didn't need to be paid.
Ami from ZanZBar approached just about every problem he ran into by screaming at the top of his lungs and throwing temper tantrums. When he was informed that he was giving away thousands of dollars in drinks, he immediately rounded up his employees and said that they all "betrayed" him, screaming that they were incompetent and stealing from him.
The problem is that he was the one who ordered the employees to give away those drinks, something they didn't want to do and something that Taffer almost immediately calls him out on. The owners at O'Face, in season three, were so incredibly hopeless that Taffer actually did give up and walk out on the rescue, saying he didn't want his name associated with them. Between the various police reports, the drinking by staff members, and the video evidence Taffer acquired of one of the co-owners physically injuring the bartender he even tried to bribe his bouncer to throw the bartender through a glass windowthere was no chance in hell of their getting any help from Taffer.
According to the show's page on The Other Wikithis is the only bar Taffer has refused to rescue in over thirty years of rescuing bars. How bad were they? When Taffer arrived, the manager was fighting with a server. He ordered the owners to fire the manager. Instead, they fired the server for "stirring up trouble", and after he walked out, fired their bouncer, the one person who was on Taffer's side.
The manager who instigated the assault on the server in the beginning was also re-hired. Minor with Fake I. Inverted in one rescue. The X washes off almost immediately, allowing her to buy alcohol.
When a bar has a reputation for underage drinking, Taffer will send people in with fake ID's to test the doorman during the stress test. Unfortunately he is often disappointed with the results. My Greatest Second Chance: Much like Kitchen Nightmares and other rescue shows, this is the whole premise of the genre, failing, or struggling bar owners, and their employees looking for a second shot at success: They are the first bar to be subject of the rescue, twice. The first time around, the bar was rescued as normal, and originally, everything was going well.
However, soon after, the owner fell back into how he handled Extremes, not investing any money into the location. Then on top of that, a fatal shooting occurred in November at the location, further harming its reputation.
The owner calls Taffer back again for a second rescue. However, when it's clear that the majority of the problems once again stem from the owner, and that because everyone's hands are tied, they've lost the spirit to put out effort, not to mention the owner treating Taffer's experts poorly, and refusing to put effort himself into fixing his bar up, Taffer decides he's not going to fix it again, and walks out.
Chix On Dix, to date the series' only attempt to rescue a strip club. Stays drunk, will absolutely not smile while performing, and clashes with authority and Taffer while swearing like a sailor. A recurring problem with owners: Tim, owner of the Brixton, refused to believe that his obnoxious behavior was scaring away customers, or that he needed to change his business practices.
Ami, owner of ZanZBar, spends most of the time blaming his employees for everything that goes wrong, even as he tried to do everything himself. This is rooted in his fears of employee betrayal, after his previous staff took advantage of him when he was recovering from a car accident. Steve, the owner of Headhunters, was so self-absorbed that he didn't even realize what was wrong with not paying his employees, and anytime he was forced to explain his failures, he blamed it on his employees.
The entire staff of O'Face Bar qualifies, with the exception of Syckfor being oblivious to the negative consequences of constantly drinking, abusing customers, abusing employees, and having a stupid name for their bar.
Aside from sanitation issues, several bars have had problems with the structural integrity of their buildings. In these cases, Taffer often has to recruit contractors and structural engineers to fix the defects before he can even start redesigning the bar. This is the biggest problem with "Grinders", whose owner decided to make structural changes to the bar without drawing up plans or checking to make sure anything was up to code. He broke so many rules he was within a hair's breath of being shut down by the city.
In later seasons, this has become the standard reaction when the bar staff, particularly the owners, see Taffer walking in for the first time. Like its inspiration, Kitchen Nightmares, Bar Rescue tends to follow a particular set pattern: Much of the time, they also mention that things used to be better before some particular event or change at the bar.
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Afterwards, it cuts to Taffer sitting outside in his car, looking at surveillance footage with his spies or his experts, as they point out all the things that are going wrong and occasionally, the rare thing that's being done right.
Once Taffer has seen enough to make an assessment or someone's life is in dangerhe gets out of the car and goes into the bar to start tearing the owner s and employees a new one. It cuts to the next day, where Taffer and his experts try to figure out where the problems start and do a rudimentary assessment of people's knowledge and skills. They also do a bit of training to prepare them for The bar is packed with lots of customers to see who holds up, and who breaks down.
If someone is going to get fired or quit, it'll usually be during the Stress Test or shortly thereafter. Everyone who makes it through the Stress Test gets training, while Taffer meets with the owner s to discuss the new design for the bar, including the new concept and how best to monetize the space they have.
Taffer lines everyone up with their backs to the bar, several hours before opening. He reminds them how far they've come, and has them turn around to see the new bar. Cue cries of excitement and joy at the fancy new bar. Even in the bars where Taffer can barely stand the majority of the staff, there are usually one or two employees whom he regards as being worthwhile. In a few instances, these employees are also the resident Butt Monkeys simply because everyone else is so dysfunctional that they take it out on them.
Taffer had one of the bartenders deliberately serve nearly eighty free drinks over the course of a hour during recon to hammer home the point that the manager just didn't care what was going on. While Taffer has gotten really upset quite often on the show, the angriest he ever got in the first two seasons was during the episode based around "J. Murphy's", when the chef, on hidden camera, picked up raw chicken with her bare hands, then started preparing nachos.
The customer those nachos were for? Needless to say, righteous fury soon entered the bar in the form of Taffer. It also extends to shoddy treatment of any woman he sends in to do recon. The two ladies sent in to do recon as new employees are seen being informed by the male owner that if he tells them to take their tops off, they will do it. Taffer interrupts the recon to get them out of the situation and tell the owner how disgusting he is.
One was taped inbut didn't air until June as "The Lost Episode". Many of the managers looking over the bars are relatives or friends of the owners and have absolutely no experience in managing a bar. More often than not they are one of the main reasons that the bar is failing. Nearly once every 10 minutes. The mixed drinks always have some major brand's drink in them, if not featuring at least part of the brand's name in the drink's name itself.
For example, if the drink is made using a Captain Morgan's product, it'll often feature "Captain" in the drink's name. Granted, part of this is justified as Theme Namingand often being popular brands in the U. As is the City Bistro episode. Somewhat justified in both cases, as both are located in St. Louis, where Budweiser is based. Swiffer is often seen when a major cleanup is shown Inverted when various brands are covered up in the bar's decor during taping, when the tap handles for those beers are not installed before the relaunch, or when patrons are shown simply saying "I'll have a beer" when ordering during a stress test.
It's a show involving the bar industry. Unless the bar is considered a landmark by the locals, or has a family name in it, then chances are its name will be this if it wasn't already by the end of the episode, complete with themed drinks. Paul walked out during the relaunch and came back two days later to close it for good.
KC's Neighborhood Bar had an infestation of these critters in the building. Taffer gives one laced with Tranquil Fury on his way out of O'Face: The first day I got here, I never even made it inside the bar. I got involved in a fight in the parking lot where your manager [Amanda] was fighting with you, Cerissa [the server].
At the end of that fight, you [Karen, co-owner and wife to husband Matt] looked at her and said she had it coming.
And then I saw a video a few minutes ago that took me over the top, and I want an answer to this. Matt, Dave [the bartender], please explain this. How do you like it when he slaps you in the face?! Your bar isn't what's wrong, your character is what's wrong. The problem is you guys think this is okay.
You guys are a mess. My tolerance for an owner hitting an employee: You have no responsibility. You see, I have a reputation and I have to protect it.
And you will destroy it, just like you destroyed your own. I am not going to rescue a bar, and then read in a newspaper that somebody got hurt here next week. I won't have any part of it. Since I've been here, you guys have proven to me you don't have the fundamentals to begin running this business, and have proved to me how irresponsible you are.
So here's the deal. I am not rescuing your bar. My advice to you is this, as another human being; you need some help and you need to pull your lives together. And then maybe you can save your business. You need a counselor, not a bar professional.
This is the first bar rescue I've ever walked out on. Sometimes, Taffer's redesigns seek to emulate aspects of this era as a bar's theme. The name is a reference to the old term to mind your manners, or in Bar terminology, of "mind your Pints and Quarts. Many of its mixed drinks incorporate the legally produced moonshine flavors, and serves them in mason jars. Often spoils things as a Foregone Conclusionbecause if Taffer, or the editors find anything worthy of turning into a Running Gag, you can bet that whatever, or whoever they are mocking is probably not going to see the end of the episode, or else Taffer's going to walk out of the location.