Angry Ham’s Garage / Octane Bar & Grill Update – Bar Rescue – Open or Closed?

Is Octane Bar and Grill still open in 2022?

Status: >> CLOSED <<
(keep reading to learn what happened)

Season: 1 | View All Season 1 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: September 25, 2011
The Bar's Original Name Was: Angry Ham's Garage
Octane Bar and Grill Address: 2 Beacon St Framingham, Massachusetts 01701

Episode Recap

Originally named Angry Ham’s Garage, Octane Bar and Grill is a bar featured on Season 1 of Bar Rescue. The episode originally aired back in September, 2011.

In the episode, Jon Taffer tries to help Tim Hanna, Lindon L.B. Meyers, and Richie Olson, the three owners of Angry Ham’s garage.

Because Richie and L.B. had some legal problems, the bar couldn’t get a liquor license with him at the helm. So the ownership was put solely in Tim’s name.

The bar had poor management and angry neighbors because of the lack of control exhibited by the owners.

Tim Hanna makes the call to Jon to help save Angry Ham’s Garage from closing.

The bar owners don’t even know how much money they’re losing at this point, which is never a good sign.

Jon feels that changing the name is the only way to save the bar, but the owners adamantly refuse because they believe it’s important.

Eventually, Jon convinces them to make the change. In addition to changing the name to Octane Bar and Grill, Jon also remakes the bar and removes much of the existing decor.

As part of the changes, he finds out the staff was giving away thousands in free liquor. A massive $2,807 in just four days!

That change, combined with Jon’s other pushing, was enough to get buy in from the owners.

Once the bar is completely changed, Tim and Jon went to the city government to get their buy in as well.

With the new decor and name change, the city officials are impressed and happy with the new direction of the bar.

Octane Bar and Grill Update - What Happened Next?

After Bar Rescue, Angry Ham’s remained open but under new ownership and a slightly different name.

At that time, went by Angry Ham’s Grill and had a 3-star rating on Yelp. Also, this Facebook post confirms that the ownership is new.

However, Angry Ham’s would eventually close and the bar has been replaced by a restaurant called Green Tea Restaurant.

Green Tea Restaurant has also subsequently failed. After that, the old Angry Ham’s Garage location was taken over by a restaurant called Beacon Street Bar And Grill.

However, Beacon Street Bar And Grill has also closed and, as far as we can tell, the location is currently empty.

So while Angry Ham’s Garage did survive for a long time after its Bar Rescue episode, it is now officially closed.

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Last updated: 2021-12-30 10:18

9 thoughts on “Angry Ham’s Garage / Octane Bar & Grill Update – Bar Rescue – Open or Closed?”

  1. I loved the new name Octane and all the revisions made to the bar on Bar Rescue! It was so much better! You could tell that it would of been a success but when an owner changes the name back to the old name that had a bad reputation, they are gonna fail! Tim was a wishy washy manager/owner, which doesn’t help the business so I can see that the place is only open still because it’s under new management!

  2. LB was a total loser. He was the one who dragged the bar into the sewer. And Tim was no manager either. Place could be a gold mine with the right management.

  3. Running a bar is definitely more than a business. It’s a full-time commitment and not for the faint of heart.

    Good idea to get training in bar, culinary, and marketing first.

  4. LB clearly had an addiction problem. The closing frame said sales at Octane were up 27% I cannot believe they changed the name back and failed…

  5. Sometimes you have to put your ego on the back burner. LB is a big name to Boston/Framingham obviously his ego got in the way. I’d rather make money 🤑🤑


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