Bottoms Up Bar Rescue Update (Bikini Bar) – Still Open in 2022?

Is Bottoms Up Bar and Grill still open in 2022?

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

Season: 7 | View All Season 7 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: May 31, 2020
The Bar's Original Name Was: Bottoms Up Bar and Grill
Bottoms Up Bar and Grill Address: 8595 Katella Ave Stanton, CA 90680

Bottoms Up Bar Rescue Update

Episode Recap

Bottoms Up Bar and Grill was a Stanton, California bar that was featured on Season 7 of Bar Rescue.

Though the Bottoms Up Bar Rescue episode aired in May 2020, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that.

It was Season 7 Episode 12 and the episode name was “Bottoms Up, Going Down”.

In this episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer heads to Bottoms Up Bar & Grill in Stanton, California.

Suzie Blevins owns Bottoms Up Bar and Grill, a bikini bar with an all-female staff.

She brought the restaurant in 2006.

At first, men were very interested, and Bottoms Up brought in $1,000.00 a night.

Due to the success of the bar, Suzie opened five more locations.

Suzie gave the slowest bar to her son Patrick because she thought it would be easy to succeed.

Due to lack of experience and poor management, the staff lost respect for Patrick.

The team is always drunk and sloppy. Sarah, the owner’s girlfriend, abuses her power. 

Jon arrives with Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro to begin the rescue.

Jon notices many bikini themed restaurants in the area.

Jon watches the footage from the bar and sees a lot of physical contact.

The bartender even serves a beer after touching her bottom.

One customer twerks on the bar.

Maria is being pressured into taking a shot from the bartender’s chest. Sarah takes the shot instead. 

Jon comes in and orders Sarah to a corner and makes Patrick call his mother.

He’s not happy – this YouTube thumbnail does a pretty good job of summarizing his feelings haha.

Bottoms Up Jon Taffer visit

Jon asks Suzie what will happen if the restaurant fails.

Suzie says if Bottoms Up fails, she will sell it, but if it succeeds, it’s Patrick’s.

Sarah has to be sent home because she is out of control and too touchy with the staff. Sarah says her behavior is what draws in the customers. 

Suzie admits she hasn’t trained Patrick the right way.

Jon tells Patrick it is time to step up, or he will walk away and not rescue the bar.

Phil Wills, mixologist, and Chef Vic Vegas come in for recon. Dancer Jillian Schmitz also comes in to teach boundaries to the staff. 

Phil Wills orders various drinks, and Vic Vegas orders the food. The bartenders do not have the correct tools they need to succeed.

The food takes a long time, but Vic says it does have potential.

Jillian Schmitz teaches the staff how to be sexy yet classy.

Vic teaches the kitchen staff how to make a pastrami meatball sandwich. 

Jon starts the stress test with 32 customers.

The staff has 16 minutes to speed serve beer and food.

The bar is slow on drinks, and the girls cant connect with the customers.

Jon also notices there is no ticket system.

Sarah, who is sober, steps up and ensures all patrons are served during the test.

Jon can also see real promise in Patrick as a manager. 

Phil teaches the girls new cocktails, and they do very well.

Jillian trains the girls on how to touch the customers subtly and how to be respectable.

During relaunch, they serve 100 patrons. The bartenders are entertaining, and the drinks are well made and come out on time.

Patrick has stepped up and earned the respect of his team. Suzie is happy, and Jon is proud of Patrick.

Patrick has found his confidence. 

So was the Bottoms Up Bar Rescue episode a success? Keep reading our update to learn what happened next and if it’s still open in 2022 and beyond.

Bottoms Up Bar and Grill Update - What Happened Next?

Now that we’ve recapped the Bar Rescue Bottoms Up episode, let’s talk about what happened to the bar after Jon Taffer and his crew left Stanton, CA.

Things seemed to start off well for the bar.

Six weeks later, Patrick is maintaining his new-found prowess and Sarah is a supportive girlfriend and worker.

Is Bottoms Up Bikini Bar still open?

As of 2022, the Bottoms Up Bikini Bar is still open and serving customers in Stanton, CA.

Reviews are positive and praise the friendly, fun staff.

As of late 2022, the bar has the following ratings on various review platforms:

  • Google Reviews – 4.2 stars
  • Yelp – 4 stars
  • Facebook – 4.5 stars
  • GrubHub – 3.4 stars

The bar did have to briefly close due to Coronavirus restrictions, but it has since re-opened and seems to be doing well.

Here’s a sampling of reviews that were written after the visit from Jon Taffer…

5 star review from April 2022:

This is the legendary Bottoms Up that was on bar Rescue.

It was formerly Fuzzybears (which was a grimy spot) but after Bottoms took over they really cleaned it up.

The bar is much more inviting and the girls are a lot of fun. They have bar food & ice cold beer.

I’ve been here probably hundreds of times over the years and have always felt welcome.

The regulars are friendly and if you have Jukebox credits the crowd loves a good song, anything from Hip Hop to rock to Country.

Its always a good vibe, I always stop by when in the area.

5 star review from September 2020:

This place is awesome! Girls are great, and John Taffer did a wonderful job with the space!

2 star review from July 2020:

Damn shame Bar Rescue came out here and wasted their time on this place.

Came in on Thursday night. Ordered a drink, waited 20 minutes and nothing.

Had to walk inside and order from another bartender to finally get a drink.

Bartenders are nice but spend all their time taking care of their regulars.

Since there was only about 12 other guys here, I’m guessing this place is losing a bunch of $$ everyday and I can see why.

If you live near Stanton, California and want to give it a visit, head on over to visit the Bottoms Up Bikini Bar!

Here’s what the current sign looks like from the Facebook page:

Bottoms Up Stanton CA sign

If you want to read about some other nearby California Bar Rescue episodes, you can check out my updates for The Cave in Anaheim, Agave Junction Cantina / Scoreboard in Norwalk, and Second Base / Extremes in Orange.

Thanks for reading!


More Information

https://www.yelp.com/biz/bottoms-up-bar-and-grill-stanton
https://www.facebook.com/bottoms.bikinibar/


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Last updated: 2022-11-11 06:49

16 thoughts on “Bottoms Up Bar Rescue Update (Bikini Bar) – Still Open in 2022?”

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  1. Have to say disgusting and I’m a guy who wants to look at that while there eating or in any setting I actually lost my appetite seeing them and definitely don’t look at all the least bit attractive sorry being truthful I would never step foot in there

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  2. Place is a nasty dump. Sorry, but the girls there acting like that was so nasty. Nobody wants to see your butt cheeks while they drink a beer or eat dinner.

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    • Based on the latest pics that Lena Dunham posted on Insta, I hope her jiggly self applies for a job to sweat and flop about with these beefaloes. Between her ratchet tattoos, pasty skin, and bursting flab rolls, she’ll be right at home.

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  3. I think the whole concept is degrading and disgusting. A “lady” would never act like they do. Honestly, I can’t believe bar rescue wasted time on this dump.

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  4. They should have a policy that employees cannot weigh more than the combined weight of … let’s say, 2 average customers.

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  5. I loved this episode! Personally, it is not my type of bar to hang in, but I thought the team got along great and were so positive. They cleaned up their act with the help of the burlesque choreographer and that was an interesting component of the rescue. There is nothing disgusting about a bar like this if well managed and within proper boundaries. What is disgusting are the comments on here about the bodies of these women: completely inappropriate. These ladies prove all bodies can be sexy and attitude is everything. Great bar rescue showcasing a great team!

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  6. Sorry Kristy, clearly not “all bodies can be sexy.” As a former exotic dancer in Rose City, Portland, I can guarantee that nobody wants jiggly cottage cheese sweating butterscotch to drip up the joint and make it a sleazy heezy. Those big gals need more than makeup and a gym membership to train for that job.

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