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The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue 

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Updated June 11, 2019 922 votes 479 voters 19k views 143 items

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 & Traile... 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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Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of... is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Don't Mess With Taffer's... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Struck Out at the Dugout... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Antisocial Media is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Storming the Castle is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Second Base, Third Strik... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Vulgar Vixens is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Thugs with Mugs is listed (or ranked) 10 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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All Twerk and No Pay Mak... is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Momster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Punk as a Drunk is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Listen Y'all it's Sabato... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Don't Judge a Booze by i... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 12: North Carolina's Cashmere Nightclub has a bad name, poor décor and an embarrassing manager, but when Jon learns that they are refilling premium liquor bottles with cheap booze, all hell breaks loose.
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Turtle On It's Back is listed (or ranked) 16 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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A Dash of Bitters is listed (or ranked) 17 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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I Know What You Did Last... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Rock N Roaches is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Bar Rescue
Season 3 Episode 2: Jon Taffer descends on a grotesque goth and rock bar in Austin, TX. Tasteless performances and cockroach infestations are the least of his problems as he spars with the worst bar owner to date.
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Zero Drunk Thirty is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Drunk on Punk is listed (or ranked) 21 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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When Life Doesn't Hand Y... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Fallen Angels is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Blowing Royal Smoke is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Wheels of Misfortune is listed (or ranked) 25 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.