(keep reading to learn what happened)
Season: 6 | View All Season 6 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: March 10, 2019
The Bar's Original Name Was: Country Nights
Madame Dalias’s Country Bar Address: 12130 Oconnor Rd San Antonio, TX 78233
Country Nights, later renamed Madame Dalia’s Country Bar, was a San Antonio, Texas bar featured on Season 6 of Bar Rescue.
Though the Country Nights Bar Rescue episode aired in March 2019, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that.
It was Season 6 Episode 26 and the episode name was “Dalia’s Inferno”.
Located in San Antonio, TX, Country Nights opened in 2015.
Owner Dalia Denmore opened seven bars in fifteen years.
A bar was bought for Dalia by a millionaire, but after that relationship ended, she was pushed out of business.
Dalia has leased out the bar to a BBQ restaurant due to debt.
The bartender Melissa, parties with Dalia during the workday.
Dalia is a hard partier and embarrassed her daughter, Crystal.
Jon brings in Mia Mastroianni to help him recon the bar. In doing so, they notice the outdoor sign is broken, which is never a great sign for a bar.
Ed is the barback, and Kara is the bartender.
Dalia buys the bar a round of drinks and begins twerking on the bar.
She even gives out $5.00 shots from her chest.
Dalia begins talking about her body to Jon Taffer, and he is embarrassed for her.
Jon is frustrated and walks away from her after offering him a drink.
Jon promises to help is Dalia calms down and stops talking about her chest.
As he leaves, she flashes her chest again.
Crystal is in charge of talking to her mom and will let Jon know that Dalia is ready to rescue the bar the next day.
The next day Dalia is sober, but Melissa is already drinking.
Jon has to remind Dalia that Melissa’s boss, not her friend.
Mia and Kevin Budso, a BBQ expert, come in to help the staff.
Jon has the team wear goggles to make them feel like they are drunk and then serve drinks.
Kevin teaches the staff how to make a pulled pork taco.
Overall, the team is really not ready for the stress test, which is about to begin.
Melissa messes up right away as she overpowers multiple drinks.
The kitchen is doing well, though, and holding up under pressure.
Dalia is looking for change for a $10.00 bill and goes next door to retrieve change.
She returns with a Slurpee.
Jon shuts down the restaurant as they can’t run if they do not have change.
I mean seriously, how is that supposed to work? C’mon guys!
Dalia shows remorse and uses the money she has to pay Melissa for the night.
Crystal, who left her child at home with a babysitter that night, cannot get paid as the bar does not have enough cash in the register.
Mia, the mixologist, then trains the staff on BBQ-based cocktails.
Melissa is notably absent during the training.
Jon tells Dalia she has lost the respect of her staff and daughter and must change for the bar to succeed.
Melissa is fired when she finally arrives and is highly emotional.
The bar is relaunched under a new name, Madame Dalia’s Country Bar.
There are warmer tones in the bar now and lots of branding.
Harbor Touch donates three POS systems. Eastcoast Chair and Barstool provide all of the furnishings.
Dalia is also given a lifetime subscription to TVT for training and Bevinco for inventory.
All of this equipment is free because bars never have to pay for their renovations.
There is a significant turnaround during the relaunch.
So was the Madame Dalias Bar Rescue episode a long-term success?
Keep reading to learn what happened next and if it’s still open in 2023.
Madame Dalias’s Country Bar Update - What Happened Next?
Now that we’ve recapped the Country Nights Bar Rescue episode, let’s talk about what happened to the bar after Jon Taffer and his crew left San Antonio, TX.
Six weeks later, and sales are up, which is a good sign.
Melissa has also stayed away.
Dalia did seem to give Jon Taffer’s changes a try, but she slowly moved back from the name change.
First off, Dalia did remove the “Madame” from the name because she was afraid it sounded like a brothel.
I gotta be honest – I kind of agree with Dalia here. I’m not sure what Jon Taffer was thinking there.
As of 2023, it seems like the bar still uses both names in different spots – both Dalia’s Country Bar and Country Nights.
For example, the Yelp page and Facebook page still use the Country Nights name, but some other places use Dalia’s Country Bar.
In recent Facebook posts, they also refer to the bar as Dalia’s Country Nights.
You can see an example of a promo image from late 2021:
I checked out Google Maps street view for the Country Nights San Antonio address, but the most recent shot is from May 2019.
In that May 2019 picture, the bar’s sign is still Madame Dalia’s Country Bar:
In case anything changes, I’ve included a live embed of the Country Nights San Antonio location from Google Maps street view:
Regardless of the naming confusion, it seems like the Country Nights Bar Rescue episode was a success…
Is Madame Dalia’s Country Bar still open?
As of 2023, Country Nights is still open and serving customers in San Antonio.
The bar is still using both names – Country Nights and Madame Dalia’s Country Bar.
For example, you can see that this Facebook post from November 2022 still includes both names, though the actual Facebook page is named “Country nights club”.
Reviews for the bar don’t seem very good though.
It has just a 3.4 star rating on Google Reviews on over 84 reviews.
On Yelp, it’s worse, with just a 2.5 star rating, though only on 6 reviews.
Here’s a sampling of a few Country Nights reviews that were written after the visit from Jon Taffer…
4 star Google review from June 2022:
My wife and I were in San Antonio a few weeks ago and wanted to get our own experience of the bar after seeing it on Bar Rescue.
We had fun.
Dalia personally made me a margarita which was very good and the bartenders were very attentive.
We had a good time and will visit again on our next visit to San Antonio – hopefully Dalia is prepared this time so we can get a photo! Lol
3 star Yelp review from March 2019:
Just saw it on Bar Rescue, love the show.
I guess cuz of the angles they shot on the show, the place looks way bigger on TV.
It’s nice and clean, beer drinks seem reasonable, did not try any signature drinks nor did I ask if they still make them or price.
Bartender was very nice, but was not one of the main ones on the show.
Went on a Wed night so it was very slow and BBQ place attached to it was already closed.
It is now named Madam Dalia’s Country Tavern.
1 star Google review from November 2021:
Went with a small group to this establishment last night.
We were not even acknowledged even once by anyone behind the bar.
Waited 15 minutes at the table still nothing.
Thought okay maybe we have to go to the bar.
My husband stood at the bar for 10 minutes and was ignored by both employees behind the bar.
So we waited for the rest of our party to arrive and went to Eddie’s where we we greeted the minute we walked in.
I guess if you aren’t a regular you don’t get service at country nights.
1 star Yelp review from December 2020:
It’s a shame this place reverted right back into the crap factory it was before.
If you aren’t a slobbering fool, don’t expect a welcoming environment.
1 star Google review from 2020:
Bathroom were broken.
Broken mirror in the bathroom.
No paper towels.
Ask for lone star.
And they were out.
Bar Rescue should have closed them down.
Despite the poor reviews, Madame Dalia’s / Country Nights is still open for now.
If you want to see some other nearby Bar Rescue San Antonio updates, you can check out my updates for The Base Line / Recovery Room in San Antonio, Tipsy Bull / China Grove Trading Post in China Grove, and The Morgue / Kiva Lounge in San Marcos.
Or, you can check out my full list of all 15+ Bar Rescue episodes in Texas as of 2023.
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Last updated: 2023-04-01 05:03