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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
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.
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. D
uring 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.
Bottoms Up Bar and Grill Update - What Happened Next?
Six weeks later, Patrick is maintaining his new-found prowess and Sarah is a supportive girlfriend and worker.
Reviews are positive and praise the friendly, fun staff. As of 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.
If you live near Stanton, California and want to give it a visit, head on over to Bottoms Up Bar and Grill!
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Last updated: 2021-12-29 08:42