How to Make Your Bar the Hottest Joint in Town

The host and executive producer of the TV series Bar Rescue gives his tips on what makes a rockin’ bar. Take notes, people.

Jon Taffer is a longtime food and beverage industry consultant specializing in nightclubs, lounges, and pubs, who’s had a hand in 800 establishments over the course of his three-decade career. He’s also the host and executive producer of the Spike TV show Bar Rescue, which sees Taffer and his team “rescue” failing bars from the brink of closure. New episodes of the series begin June 21.

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Jon Taffer Is All About Authenticity

Age 60
Claim to fame Host of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue (new episodes begin Sunday, June 21); president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and Taffer Media
Base Las Vegas
Twitter @jontaffer

What’s the first information you consume in the morning?
I’m a news junkie to some degree, so I’ll turn on a news channel like CNN pretty early in the morning, grab a cup of coffee and see what’s going on in the world.

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Bar Rescue: Toughest Rescues on DVD

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Fun Facts about Jon Taffer

Jon TafferJon Taffer is best known as the host of Bar Rescue on Spike TV. He is hardworking, charismatic and a sweetheart to boot. He recently talked to TVGrapevine in an exclusive interview. Below are some of the highlights from our chat.

1. He is a University of Denver graduate and majored in political science. In fact,he says that this political science background helps him in the bar business because it all has to do with human behavior.

2. He was a musician who tended bar, but when he moved to California to pursue his dreams, he realized his real passion was in the bar business.

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Video: The Evolution Of Holiday Marketing & More

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Jon Taffer discussing Panera’s decision to come “clean,” and the evolution of holiday marketing on Fox Business with Varney & Co.

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May 5th officially named “Jon Taffer Day”


Congratulations to Jon Taffer for having May 5th officially named Jon Taffer Day!! Thank you, Mayor Faulconer of San Diego!

13 Tips for Setting Up The Perfect Bar at Home

Screenshot 2015-05-01 11.41.38Jon Taffer, host of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” knows a thing or two about setting up the perfect bar. He shared with us everything you need to know to have an amazing home bar (including what you should avoid at all costs).

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Jon Taffer Explains the Valuable Lesson He Learned from Losing $600,000

imageJon Taffer has spent four seasons of “Bar Rescue” turning around failing bars across the US.

The show is filled with plenty of yelling, fighting, and weirdos that make for great television, but the principles Taffer teaches are all based on lessons he’s learned over his nearly 40 years in the bar and nightlife business.

Taffer tells Business Insider that even though he was one of the first inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame and has worked with more than 800 businesses in his career, he’s never had formal management training. Instead, he’s learned through trial-and-error, and there have been plenty of errors.

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Jon Taffer Describes the 3 Worst Bar Disasters

jon-taffer-5Over four seasons of hosting Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” Jon Taffer has seen a lot of things, including someone riding a horse into a bar. He’s even gotten into some tussles with angry bar owners.

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