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Bar Rescue

Clefication: Conversations with Wyclef Jean, Bravo's Kirk and Laura Knight and Spike's Jon Taffer, Plus a Gecko Turner Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.16.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As musicians, we are constantly just writing music every day in the studio. Then once in a while we get an itch to put out a body of work. For me the itch came back after I ran for President of Haiti and went through the fire and came back home."

Piratz Tavern Owner's Surprising Disclosure

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.10.2013 | DC

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Piratz Tavern was the standout establishment in season 2 of "Bar Rescue." The Silver Spring pirate themed bar did not enjoy thei...

The Grossest 'Bar Rescue' Ever

Posted 02.18.2013 | TV

On "Bar Rescue," Jon Taffer encountered the grossest bar he had ever seen -- and that’s saying a lot. This Austin bar, Headhunters, was full of cock...

Piratz Crew Calls 'Bar Rescue' Host An 'Idiot'

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 09.16.2012 | DC

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Not long ago, "Bar Rescue" host Jon Taffer told The Huffington Post he didn't understand why one of the D.C. area's most quirky ...

'Bar Rescue': College Buddies Have Dead Rat In Kitchen

Posted 10.06.2012 | TV

Two college buddies and frat brothers decided to live their dream and open up a bar on "Bar Rescue" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on Spike). The problem is that th...

Spike TV Host Says Local Pirate Revolt 'Defies Logic'

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.31.2012 | DC

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- "Bar Rescue" host Jon Taffer has an important question about one of the D.C. area's most quirky businesses, an establishment tha...

Pirates Take on Spike's Bar Rescue

Harmon Leon | Posted 09.26.2012 | TV
Harmon Leon

Bar Rescue certainly has its hands full in the season opener. Jon Taffer is sent to fix an establishment called Piratz Tavern. If you haven't guessed, it's a pirate-themed bar run by a group of friends who like to dress as pirates. (Sounds like a formula for disaster, doesn't it?)

LOOK: Pirate Bar Rebels Against Reality TV Show Makeover

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.28.2012 | DC

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- It can be tough running a pirate-themed bar. Just ask the crew over at Piratz Tavern, an establishment that's had trouble making...

Saturday: Watch me on Spike TV's Bar Rescue!

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Entertainment
Harmon Leon

Like most citizens of San Francisco, I enjoy drinking in dive bars. I also enjoy being on TV. When the planets are in the right place, I find the co...

I Drink Loads on the Set of Spike TV's Bar Rescue

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Entertainment
Harmon Leon

Bar Rescue is like Kitchen Nightmares -- but with bars. Renowned bar and restaurant consultant Jon Taffer and his bar-transforming-posse traverse the country to give failing watering holes one last chance to succeed.