Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar / Bamboo Beach Club – Bar Rescue Update in 2022

Is Bamboo Beach Club still open in 2022?

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

Season: 2 | View All Season 2 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: July 29, 2012
The Bar's Original Name Was: Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar
Bamboo Beach Club Address: 4040 Galt Ocean Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33310

Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar / Bamboo Beach Club - Bar Rescue Update

Episode Recap

Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar, later renamed Bamboo Beach Club, was a Fort Lauderdale, Florida bar featured on Season 2 of Bar Rescue. Though the Bamboo Beach Club Bar Rescue episode aired in July 2012, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that. It was Season 2 Episode 2.

Located in Fort Lauderdale, the Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar is owned by Frank.

Frank bought a hotel along with the poolside bar. 

Fun fact, the hotel where the bar is located would later be featured on Hotel Impossible, though that hadn’t happened at the time of the Bar Rescue episode.

He used a loophole to be one out of three beach bars in the city.

In the beginning, the bar was very successful, but decay in the building drove the profits down. 

John does recon with Chef Josh Capon and mixologist Terrelle Treco.

Terrelle goes into the restaurant as a spy.

She orders a pina colada, and the bartender suggests a fried fish meal to eat.

The fried fish is rubbery, and there is blonde hair in Terrelle’s food.

Jon walks in and gives Frank feedback, but he gets defensive. 

The bar floor is uneven and wet because of poor drainage.

The drinks are cloudy, and fruit flies swarm the bar.

Frank calls Jon overbearing. I guess there’s some truth to that, but Jon has to play it up for the TV cameras and he only has the bar’s best interest in his heart.

There are no covers on the sauces or food in the fridge, which is hazardous. The staff stays to clean the bar overnight. 

Jon calls the staff together for a meeting, and staff member Mia is running late.

Alyssa, the head bartender, has been there the longest. Mia is often late and was late the day before.

Jon believes Frank keeps the girls on the payroll because they’re pretty. I mean, it is a beach bar, so there is some advantage to that. Leave a comment if you disagree.

Mia arrives, but she is four hours late. Frank fires Mia but says she think she will be back. 

Frank lays down new rules for the staff. Chef Josh trains the staff on seafood recipes that will appear on the new menu.

Terrelle trains the bar on mixologist techniques they could apply when serving drinks.

She also teaches them some new signature drinks that will be served at the bar.

The locals all gather together for the stress test. 

The bar staff can’t keep up with all of the drink and food orders coming in.

One of the staff members, Abbie, becomes so overwhelmed she runs off crying.

Barry, another team member, has a temper, and Jon tries to calm him down.

Abbie finally returns to the bar, and Jon says he is happy she came back.

Terrelle keeps working on training the staff so that they can work faster without sacrificing standards.

Abbie does well making the new drinks, so things start looking up later in the stress test.

Now, it’s time for the Bar Rescue renovations.

Here, there’s a bit of drama because Frank does not want to change the bar’s name.

The staff tries to convince him to change it and eventually gets the ok (though, spoiler alert, he wouldn’t keep the name for long).

The bar is going to need extensive work during the makeover.

Beyond the physical work, Jon renames the bar Bamboo Beach Club.

Inside, the bar is clean and bright.

There is also a new four-compartment sink in the kitchen. The staff is very happy and more confident. 

Bamboo Beach Club Update - What Happened Next?

One month after Jon Taffer’s visit, the bar is doing great!

Mia did come and ask for her job back, but she was not rehired.

Alyssa is still the bar manager and seems to be doing a great job.

So – has the bar managed to survive the decade since its Bar Rescue appearance, including the Covid-19 pandemic?

Here’s the question you’ve been dying to get answered…

Is Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar from Bar Rescue still open?

As of 2022, Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar is still open and serving customers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. However, they have continued using their original name, rather than the new name that Jon Taffer gave the bar.

Reviews are solid but not amazing:

  • Yelp – 3.5 stars
  • TripAdvisor – 4 stars
  • Facebook – 4.4 stars
  • Google Reviews – 4.3 stars

Overall, though, the Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar Bar Rescue episode was a success given that the bar is still open more than a decade after Jon Taffer visited it.


More Information

https://www.yelp.com/biz/bamboo-beach-tiki-bar-and-cafe-fort-lauderdale
https://www.facebook.com/BambooBeachTikiBar/


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Last updated: 2022-01-14 06:42

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  1. Glad to see Frank got his head out of his ass and took what John was teaching him to heart. But I’m a former truck driver and started going to bar rescue bars after seeing the show, now I know why the cab driver wasn’t familiar with the bamboo beach club because Frank changed the name! Amazing how 1 little thing like changing the name back cost them a customer!!! He worried to much about the local business gotta wonder how many people tried to find this place while on vacation and couldn’t find it because they didn’t know the name change! Good thing I found a fantastic bar the cab driver recommended and when in the area I always go there! Out of respect to John Taffer I won’t give the name of the other bar I found!

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