Bonny and Read’s Bar Rescue Update (Toucans Oceanside Bar) – Still Open in 2022?

Is Bonny and Read’s still open in 2022?

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

Season: 4 | View All Season 4 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: February 22, 2015
The Bar's Original Name Was: Toucans Oceanside Bar & Grill
Bonny and Read’s Address: 500 N Broadwalk Hollywood, FL 33019

Bonny and Read's Bar Rescue Update (Toucans Oceanside Bar)

Episode Recap

Toucans Oceanside Bar & Grill, later renamed Bonny and Read’s, was a Hollywood, Florida bar that was featured on Season 4 of Bar Rescue. Though the Bonny and Read’s Bar Rescue episode aired in February 2015, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that.

It was Season 4 Episode 13 and the episode name was “Beach Rats”.

Toucans Oceanside bar and Grill is located in Hollywood, Florida.

The bar is right on the beach and you can actually see the ocean from a lot of the tables.

The location is a huge advantage, so the bar should be able to be successful with the right strategy.

The owners of the bar and grill are Jamie Hawkes and Jon Franke.

The duo has been best friends for over fifteen years and opened the bar together.

The bar was affected by Hurricane Katrina, but before that, they were thriving.

One of Jamie’s children passed, and he hasn’t been the same since.

Jon and Jamie barely speak to each other now, which puts a strain on the entire business and the staff morale.

The staff drink at the bar, the bar is in disrepair, and the customers have stopped coming in.

The bar is in debt and less than five months away from closing for good, which is why the Toucans Bar Rescue episode exists.

To help Toucans Oceanside Bar, Jon brings in expert chef Nick Liberato and mixologist Kyle Mercado. Jon and the experts enter the bar. 

The experts and Jon order one of every drink on the menu.

Jon and Jamie admit that the bar has caused them to get divorced.

There is no one in the bar, so Jon brings in sixty people to see how the staff respond.

As you’d expect, the bar staff is overwhelmed by the number of people in the bar. 

Someone notices bugs in the liquor bottles, which is super gross.

Kalie, a bartender, gives away free drinks and takes drinks herself.

The cook leaves and quits in the middle of working in the dirty kitchen.

To add on to the classic “gross bar things”, there are also rats in the kitchen.

Jon says they need to deep clean the establishment before he returns to help them.

The bar is shut down for the night. 

Jon returns to the bar the following day.

He says if the bar is cleaned, he will help them.

Jon tells Jamie to step up and fire Kalie if she does one more thing wrong.

Last night the bar staff were so overwhelmed they gave away many free drinks. 

Chef Nick tells the staff the amount of grease in the kitchen was unacceptable.

To get things at Toucans Oceanside Bar back on track, the experts begin training the staff.

Kyle shows the bartenders how to make a Zombie.

In the kitchen, they are taught how to make oysters.

Jon Taffer tells the team that during the stress test, he is going to slam them with customers. 

Jamie is working in the kitchen, and Jon Franke is in charge of the bar for the stress test.

Jon Taffer wants money taken for every drink served. He doesn’t want any more giveaways.

During the stress test, there is no communication, and customers are waiting long for their drinks.

Kalie is messing up on every drink she makes.

The bar is then shut down for the night after a second unsuccessful day serving customers.

Jon Taffer has a sit down with Jon Franke and Jamie.

While that’s happening, an exterminator is brought in to ride the building of rats.

Jon tells Jamie to step up in honor of his son’s memory.

Chef Nick works with the staff, as does Kyle.

After the Bar Rescue crew has finished renovating the bar, Jon brings the team back to show them the renovations. 

As part of the changes, he renamed the bar from Toucans Oceanside Bar to Bonny and Read’s, which is named after two female pirates.

They are given cocktail glasses that match the pirate theme.

There are two POS terminals and a handheld POS.

During the relaunch, the customers are happy with the food and décor. 

Bonny and Read’s Update - What Happened Next?

Now that we’ve covered what happened in the Bonny and Read’s Bar Rescue episode, let’s talk about what happened after Jon Taffer took off his swim trunks and left the Florida beaches.

Six weeks after Taffer’s visit, business is good at Bonnie and Read’s, Jamie is happier, and the staff are just generally getting along better.

They’ve also managed to eliminate the rats, so there will be no more rodent friends at the bar.

They’ve mostly kept Jon Taffer’s changes, but they did make a minor tweak to the bar’s name.

Instead of just calling it Bonny and Read’s, they added a bit to name the bar Bonny and Read’s Toucan Hideout.

This keeps Jon Taffer’s changes while also adding a call back to the original Toucans Oceanside Bar name.

Is Bonny and Read’s from Bar Rescue still open?

As of 2022, Bonny and Read’s Toucan Hideout is still open and serving customers in Hollywood, Florida. The reviews are generally ok, with a 3.5 star rating on Yelp and a 4 star rating on TripAdvisor.

A lot of reviewers obviously like the location and views, as it’s hard to beat an ocean view.

People also praise the friendly service and food (though there are obviously some small complaints, too).

The bar has also seemed to breeze through the Covid-19 pandemic, which took out some of the other bars on Bar Rescue.

Overall, Bonny and Read’s is a definite Bar Rescue success story.

If anything changes with the bar, we’ll be sure to update this post.

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Last updated: 2022-02-01 09:54

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  1. I was there in March 2022 I lost my keys and went back and the one guy not the owner was waisted and could care less the place really wasn’t clean kinda dirty staff was rude only went to see the remake of the bar other wise I wouldn’t of went

    • Thanks for sharing your experience! That kind of sounds like they didn’t fully learn from the Bar Rescue episode. Jon Taffer would never be cool with a staff member drinking on the job.


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