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Bar Rescue


Flying Fish Crafthouse Is Set To Open

On Monday, December 5th, Brian Duffy of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue is opening Flying Fish Crafthouse in Brewerytown. The massive 191-seat restaurant is located at 363 North […]


Bar Rescue Host Jon Taffer Gave Away Breast Enhancements at His Philly Bar in the 1980s

Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer has an interview online today with the New York Times talking bars, rescuing them, and TV. The conversation takes a […]


Want to Buy a Bar? Downey’s Irish Pub on South Street is For Sale

Man, Spike’s Bar Rescue has not been good to the locals over the past few weeks. Michael Klein of The Insider reported last week that Osteria […]


WATCH: Bar Rescue at Lickety Split

Last night, Bar Rescue’s Lickety Split episode ran on Spike TV. Jon Taffer remade the bar into two concepts, Alleged Pizza on the first floor […]


Philadelphia Bars Bailing on Bar Rescue

Michael Klein has the story that both recently filmed Bar Rescue bars are backing away from their Jon Taffer makeovers. The former Lickety Split has removed […]


“Bar Rescue” Converts Glenside Bar to Osteria Calabria

Last week Jon Taffer broke Lickety Split into two concepts for his “Bar Rescue” show. Downstairs is now Alleged Pizza and upstairs is 2nd State Lounge. […]


Bar Rescue Converts Lickety Split into Alleged Pizza and 2nd State

As we reported earlier, Jon Taffer of the Spike TV show “Bar Rescue” has been in Philadelphia filming new episodes. One of the spots he’s […]


Where Would You Like to See Bar Rescue Rescue?

With Jon Taffer in town we got to thinking, what bar would you like to see the show “Bar Rescue” rescue? Maybe a favorite watering hole […]


Spotted: Jon Taffer Rescuing Bars

Jon Taffer, host of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue has been spotted in Philadelphia this week. Yesterday, he was seen “stressing” West Tavern (formerly Westy’s) at 15th and Callowhill. WXPN’s […]


Quick Bites: Stollenwerk Replaces Stollenwerk, Swanky’s Bubble Bursts

When Mike Stollenwerk’s Fish moves to its bigger digs at 13th and Locust the Lombard Street restaurant space will be replaced by Mike Stollenwerk’s Brick […]


McCrossen’s Gets a Makeover

By Sunday night at 11, Spike TV will have aired four episodes of “Bar Rescue,” the reality makeover show that has consultant Jon Taffer transforming […]


Filming Today: Bar Rescue at Downey’s

Spike TV’s new series Bar Rescue is filming at Downey’s on South Street today through Thursday. The show follows Jon Taffer (slick web site), a […]