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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue  

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There are so many good episodes of Bar Rescue, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Drunk on Punk" the best, or is "Antisocial Media" your favorite episode of Bar Rescue? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Bar Rescue are, let's rank every Bar Rescue episode from best to worst. Don't forget that this show is serialized, so you can watch any episode of Bar Rescue you want without worrying you are missing something.

Bar Rescue is a reality TV series airing on Spike TV and starring Jon Taffer, a consultant from the food and beverage industry. In the series, Taffer offers his expert advice on how struggling nightclubs, pubs, and bars can avoid closing their doors. Bar Rescue also features Jon's family, his wife Nicole and their daughter Samantha. Bar Rescue has aired in the UK since January 8, 2014.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Bar Rescue, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Bar Rescue episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Punch-Drunk & Trailer-Trashed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 32: A dysfunctional family's feuding pushes Jon Taffer to the limit. Will their outrageous antics force Taffer into an extreme decision?

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Muscle Madness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 39: Two muscle-bound meatheads can't see pec-to-pec on how to run their Houston bar. Now, their tempers and testosterone threaten to tear their friendship apart.

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Don't Mess With Taffer'... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 11: An aggressive Las Vegas bar owner tries to pick up Nicole Taffer, sending Jon into a rage. Can he set this owner's wandering eyes straight and save a once famous blues bar without coming to blows first?

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Storming the Castle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 4 Episode 16: Jon Taffer arrives at this castle-shaped bar to a surly owner with anger management issues whose attitude has pushed his staff to their breaking points.

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Antisocial Media is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 4: Taffer helps an owner whose social media mishaps have made him public enemy number one.

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Momster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 7 Episode 14: A bar owner relies on her attractive bartender daughters and spaghetti wrestling events to lure customers in the door. But mounting debt, a lack of female customers, and a family feud threaten the future.

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Vulgar Vixens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 6 Episode 7: Jon confronts a foul-mouthed owner in this failing Michigan bar with a confusing theme. Can Taffer turn profanity into profits before this bar goes bust?

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Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Dumb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 2 Episode 1: Bar Expert Jon Taffer must patch holes in a sinking Pirate-themed bar in Silver Spring, Maryland. However, mutiny is in the air when Jon forces the pirate staff to cater to the city's corporate clientele.

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Zero Drunk Thirty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 10: A military hero on the verge of being redeployed needs a rescue of his own, before he drinks away his profits and angers his bartender girlfriend past the point of no return.

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Second Base, Third Strike is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 4 Episode 11: In a first-ever re-rescue, Jon Taffer returns to Second Base Bar & Grill to find a disengaged owner who has let the bar deteriorate. Will Jon save this bar once again?

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I Know What You Did Last Summi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 15: An absentee owner puts his marriage on the line by drinking away his financial sorrows and flirting with the female clientele. Can Taffer step in to save a crumbling relationship and a failed bar?

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All Twerk and No Pay Makes Taf... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 18: An owner twerks her way to tears when her bar gets out of step.

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Thugs with Mugs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 4 Episode 2: Taffer's crew is attacked in a massive brawl at this New York sports bar when rowdy customers discover they're being served cheap booze at premium prices.

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Turtle On It's Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 1: 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?

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Punk as a Drunk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 12: A former punk rocker hits bottom after being overwhelmed with tragedy. But his constant roughhousing with his employees draws Taffer's ire.

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Fallen Angels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 1 Episode 1: Corona, CA - Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to rescue a failing biker bar that's struggling with rowdy clientele and a scandalous reputation due to its scantily clad bartenders and the fact it's located next to a strip club.

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Listen Y'all it's Saba... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 7: New bar owners accuse their manager – and the bar's former owner – of sabotaging their business to steal it back.

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When Life Doesn't Hand You... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 36: Too busy canoodling to notice his staff is sinking, a manager treats his bar like a romantic playground, forcing Taffer to demand inside help from the bartenders.

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Drunk on Punk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 7 Episode 15: A resistant owner of a rancid dive bar refuses to sell out by putting his obsession with punk music before his own financial success. Will his clash with Taffer threaten the bar's future?

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A Dash of Bitters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 4 Episode 7: It's a bitter brawl when Taffer shows up at this rescue enlisting the help of the owner's ex-wife and former manager to turn the bar around.

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Wheels of Misfortune is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 2: In a desert town, Taffer collides with a hometown hero who operates a bar out of a roller rink, a local landmark that is one wipe-out away from crashing for good.

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Don't Tell Mom the Bar is ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 14: An abrasive owner takes advantage of his mom's generosity and risks a potential deal to take over this craft beer bar from his landlord.

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Struck Out at the Dugout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 16: Taffer faces his most resistive owner yet after a lackluster landlord falls into the sports bar business when a previous tenant refuses to pay rent of this World Series winning Chicago Cub's hangout.

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Ice, Mice, Baby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 11: A spoiled owner is gifted a nightclub by his father. Can Taffer save this mice-infested tourist bar before the owner gives away all his profits?

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Bar Fight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 1 Episode 9: Yorba Linda, CA - Bar expert Jon Taffer goes toe-to-toe with a former baseball player turned bar owner as he tries to revive the Canyon Inn, a decaying bar on its last legs. (Canyon Inn to Canyon Saloon)

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Bar Over Troubled Water is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 19: In this special episode, Taffer rescues a successful bar – the beacon of the community – that was destroyed by flooding in Louisiana.

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Bromancing The Stone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 4 Episode 15: Jon Taffer has his hands full with the owner of an outdated college sports bar who is more interested in managing his fantasy football team than running a business.

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The Blue Frog Sings the Blues is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 1 Episode 6: Chicago, IL - Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to get The Blue Frog 22, a failing bar in Chicago, to grow up. To do that, he'll need the mother-and-son owners to ditch the "Mom's Basement" aesthetic that's dragging them down.

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Anything You Can Yell, I Can Y... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 4 Episode 5: Three loud-mouthed firefighting brothers struggle to keep their Queens bar afloat. Can Taffer calm the sparks before this family implodes?

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Hogtied Ham's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 1 Episode 10: Boston, MA - Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to save automotive-themed Angry Ham's Garage from stalling out. Rowdy owners and stonewalling city officials are all lurking right under the hood.

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Win, Lose or Brawl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 6: Taffer must fix an out-of-control staff and the owner's freeloading friends. But a violent physical fight threatens this sports bar's rescue potential.

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The Perks of Being a Wallpaper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 1: Las Vegas's last classic dive bar with mob ties is about to close its doors due to an owner who's too busy being a nice guy to act like a wiseguy.

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Grandpa Got Run Over By His Gr... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 23: William invested $4 million on a Vegas bar to secure his kids & grandkids' futures. In return they use it as their private boozing & breeding grounds, wasting millions in the process. Can Jon turn this family tragedy around?

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How to Train Your Goldfish is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 5: Nasty nachos & goldfish races are on the menu at this sports pub. But in a Bar Rescue first, a staffing crisis hits before the stress test, leaving the owners without any employees. Can Taffer right the ship before it drowns?

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Ripper's Rookie House is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 6 Episode 5: Jon Taffer embarks on a cross-country tour of the worst drinking establishments in America. Bad drinks, wild staffs and wasted owners conspire against him and his experts as they give failing businesses one last shot at success.

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Shabby Abbey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 1 Episode 3: Chicago, IL - Legendary music venue, The Abbey Pub, is a family-owned bar on its last legs. When Jon Taffer tries to return the pub to its original glory, he discovers that two of the sibling managers don't see eye-to-eye.

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Gone in a Flash is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 7 Episode 13: A timid bar owner looks the other way as her promiscuous staff expose themselves in an effort to retain their customers. Can Jon Taffer clean up their reputation before the staff's assets strip the bar's profits bare?

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Characters Assassination is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 16: Charters 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.

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How to Train the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 7 Episode 8: After the tragic loss of his mother, the owner of this British pub is destroying his family legacy, by drinking the profits and gambling his way to ruin with his weekly poker tournaments.

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We're Gonna Need a Bigger ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 7 Episode 11: A grieving son struggles to keep his fisherman bar and father's legacy afloat, while the weight of his family's criticism are slowly sinking his business.

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Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 7 Episode 16: A saloon owner's illicit affair produces a child & destroys both his marriage & the reputation of his bar. Taffer offers him the chance to save his business & reconcile with his ex-wife, who's been raising the child as her own.

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Bikini Bust is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 2 Episode 10: Despite beautiful bikini-clad bartenders, Extremes is less than a month from closing its doors. Can Bar Expert Jon Taffer successfully use the sexually-charged atmosphere to create a profitable bar?

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Beach Bummer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 1 Episode 4: Redondo Beach, CA - Bar expert Jon Taffer is called to Redondo Beach to save Kilkenny's, an Irish Pub on the decline. Though bar manager, Carlos, threatens Jon's method and the pub's success, owner Allie refuses to fire him.

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12 Beers a Slave is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 3: After gambling his life savings on a run down Las Vegas bar, a desperate owner rolls the dice on a fetish night in order to whip up new business. Will it be a decision he's quick to regret when Taffer takes over?

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Crayons & Anger Lines is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 4 Episode 12: A hippy-dippy live music bar owner is more concerned with the spirit of wonderment than appealing to her trendy Chicago community, causing Taffer to enforce some tough love.

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Gettin' Jigger With It is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 8 Episode 8: A historical landmark bar, divided in profits and responsibility, leave brother and sister bar owners at war with each other.

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Bad to the Bone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 1 Episode 7: Boston, MA- Bar expert Jon Taffer sets off to help Bill, the owner of The Chicken Bone, avoid financial ruin. Bill, a former customer who took over the Bone, learned the hard way that running a bar is much tougher than it looks.

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Take Me Out of the Bar Game is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 5 Episode 2: A retired professional baseball player turned bar owner strikes out as his intoxicated staff gives away his profits. Can Jon Taffer fix his slump and save his business before he's forced to retire for a second time?

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Blowing Royal Smoke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 6 Episode 3: The oldest bar and BBQ joint in Youngstown, Ohio is in the pits as feuding brothers drive away customers with their obnoxious behavior. Can Jon Taffer put the fire back in their bellies before their business goes up in smoke?

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A Horse Walks Into a Bar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 9: Horses defecating inside this Arizona bar are the least of Jon Taffer's problems. He must contend with drunk owners, a family in turmoil, and a bank foreclosure if he hopes to save this business.