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Season: 3 | View All Season 3 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: October 20, 2013
The Bar's Original Name Was: Kerry's Sports Pub
Bacon Bar Address: 3520 N Rancho Dr Las Vegas, NV 89130
Bacon Bar, originally named Kerry’s Sports Pub, was a Las Vegas, Nevada bar featured on Season 3 of Bar Rescue.
Kerry’s Sports Pub is a bar located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Owner Bill Davis has invested his life savings into the bar and hired his family and staff to save money.
In 2011 Bill suffered a stroke, and his family took advantage of him. Justin, Bill’s grandson, is a flirt, and Kim, his daughter, lets too many things slide.
The bar is losing money, and there are no customers.
Bill tells Bar Rescue he only has three months’ worth of cash to keep the place going. MElody and Jana are bartenders and are both exes of Justin’s.
Jon has undercover hospitality employees go into Kerry’s Sports Bar to check the service.
They order a margarita and a bloody mary.
There are two bartenders required to make these simple drinks.
Jon and Bill then call a meeting, and Jon plays a video of Justin badmouthing the bar. Jon has a surveillance video of John and Lacey, another staff member, stealing money from the till.
They say it was just their tips. Lacey then accuses Melody of stealing.
Kim decides to give everyone one more chance.
Jon pulls up a report that shows stealing is occurring in the bar.
Jana and Melody are responsible for losing 1/2 of the bars sales. Kim is convinced to act as a manager and fires both girls.
Jon promises to find them, new bartenders.
Jon then introduces Chef Brendan Collins.
Brendan has the cook make a BLT and trains him on the presentation.
Mixologist Phil Wills teaches Justin and Lacey on drinks until the new bartenders are hired.
Phil says that Lacey is nervous and Justin is rude.
Kim is designated as manager during the stress test.
Kerry’s Sports Pub is immediately slammed.
Justin is not applying any of his feedback, and Lacey is flustered. Justin is only making one drink at a time.
Phil steps in to help Justin, but he walks away, annoyed.
The next day Justin comes in apologizing.
Jon says they will use bacon to differentiate themselves from other sports bars.
Victoria is hired as a new bartender, and Justin is instructed not to date her.
Phil trains the bartenders on making Bloody Mary’s with a bacon twist.
The kitchen is trained on making bacon sandwiches.
The bar is renovated and renamed The Bacon Bar.
The interior is very colorful with bacon-themed decor.
There is even a separate bucket for tips.
The customers love the bacon concept.
Kim is taught to check the cash register at mid-bar operation.
Bill loves the new bar and is very excited about the future.
Bacon Bar Update - What Happened Next?
The Bacon Bar is one of Jon Taffer’s true success stories.
Six weeks later, sales were up 32%. Justin and Lacey no longer combine their tips, and there are mostly positive reviews online.
Many regulars are happy with the changes that Bar Rescue has made.
As of 2022, Bacon Bar is still open and receiving customers in Las Vegas.
The reviews aren’t always amazing – it has just 3.5 stars on Yelp – but they’ve definitely built a successful business out of it.
Overall, the Bacon Bar Bar Rescue episode goes down as a winner – congrats to Bill Davis and Jon Taffer!
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Last updated: 2021-12-30 12:12