Malloy’s Bar Rescue Update (G.I. Jodi’s) – Still Open in 2023?

Is Malloy's still open today?

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

Season: 6 | View All Season 6 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: September 22, 2019
The Bar's Original Name Was: G.I. Jodi's Bar and Grill
Malloy's Address: 11550 W Meadows Dr Littleton, CO 80127

Malloy's Bar Rescue Update (G.I. Jodi's Bar)

Episode Recap

G.I. Jodi’s Bar and Grill, later renamed to Malloy’s Bar and Grille, was a Littleton, Colorado bar that was featured on Season 6 of Bar Rescue.

Though the Malloy’s Bar Rescue episode aired in September 2019, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that.

It was Season 6 Episode 46 and the episode name was “Saving GI Jodi”.

Jodi Malloy owns the bar in Littleton, CO.

If you’re not familiar with Littleton, it’s a suburb of Denver that’s located to the south of the city.

Jodi was in the bar business for decades and wanted to open her own.

GI Jodi's owner on Bar Rescue

The bar is filled with army memorabilia because Jodi’s dad was a soldier.

This is also the source of the name, if you haven’t picked up on that yet.

He was proud of his daughter but passed away before they were able to expand.

Travis is Jodi’s son and helps in the restaurant, although the two have a hard time working together. 

Jen is the bartender who has been there since opening, and she wants the job as manager.

Expert mixologist Mia Mastroianni and chef Tiffany Derry assist Jon Taffer with rescuing G.I Jodi’s Bar and Grill.

The bar is losing thousands of dollars monthly, which is why the GI Jodi’s Bar Rescue visit happened.

The bar and menu are both huge. There are only five staff members in a bar that big.

Todd and Adam, members of Jon’s staff, go in as spies.

They order margaritas and chicken wings and an Italian Sammy. The drink is bad, but the food is decent. 

The experts distract Jodi as Jon speaks to Travis in the SUV.

Jodi tells the ladies Travis is a manager, but Travis tells Jon he is not.

They both admit they have communication issues.

Travis says his mother is running the bar poorly but that he doesn’t have any responsibility to fix things.

GI Jodi's Travis on Bar Rescue

After talking in the recon car, Jon Taffer and Travis go into the bar to confront her.

They have a meeting, and things look better, but chef Tiffany isn’t so sure. 

At the staff meeting the next day, Jon’s experts give feedback on the meal the spies had.

The food was okay, but the bar needed work.

Jon also says the memorabilia hanging from the walls is confusing.

After Jon tells Jodi he is taking down the war collectibles; she becomes emotional.

During the stress test, Travis is given full control.

The kitchen is doing great during the trial, and Travis acts as a runner.

Travis makes eight drinks at once at the bar and is applauded.

The bar is then shut down for renovations. 

While the Bar Rescue crew is working on updating the bar’s design, Mia introduced a new cocktail to the staff called Snow in Spring.

She wants them to have consistency.

Meanwhile, new cook Joey is training with Tiffany in the kitchen.

On relaunch night, the new bar name and concept is revealed.

Jon has changed the name from GI Jodi’s to Malloy’s Bar and Grille.

The bar is named after Jodi’s father to continue to honor his memory, which is a nice thing for Jon to do.

There is a new sign made by Freeman Signs.

There are a number of new TV screens in the bar.

A new POS system is also installed – Jon Taffer always gives bars a new POS to set them up for success and efficiency.

Fine Line Graphics helped with the graphics, and Team Electric did all of the electric work.

As always, GI Jodi’s did not have to pay for the Bar Rescue renovations as everything was covered by the show and/or the sponsors.

The bar is a blue color with military-inspired décor.

Centennial Bar Tap Service helped install the bar taps.

They open to the public for the relaunch.

Jodi begins to act like the owner and Travis is doing well.

The relaunch is successful. 

So was the GI Jodi Bar Rescue episode a long-term success? Keep reading to learn what happened next and if it’s still open in 2024.

Malloy's Update - What Happened Next?

Now that we’ve recapped the Malloy’s Bar Rescue episode, let’s talk about what happened after Jon Taffer and his crew left Littleton, Colorado.

Six weeks after the visit, sales at Malloy’s were way up.

The kitchen sales had more than tripled and the overall bar sales were up 30%.

Unlike a lot of owners, Malloy’s kept the new name that Jon Taffer gave them and did not return to G.I. Jodi’s Bar and Grill.

Jodi said that the regulars stuck around even with Taffer’s changes, which is good to hear.

The bar was also running free live music shows on Friday and Saturday nights, which helped draw people in.

Travis is still in control of the bar and seems to be doing well, which is great to see.

Is Malloy’s from Bar Rescue still open?

As of 2023, Malloy’s is still open and serving customers in Littleton, CO. Reviews for the bar are generally good, with a 4.1 star rating on Google Reviews.

However, there are some mixed reviews. For example, the Yelp rating is only 3 stars.

In general, the positive reviews praise the large portion sizes.

People also like the redesign from Bar Rescue, including the atmosphere and patio/outdoor seating area.

Most of the negative reviews focus on service and complaints about treatment with respect to service.

People seem to imply that the service can be spotty or slow unless you’re a regular.

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

4 star Yelp review from February 2022:

The staff is so nice and responsive.

It’s laid back and there aren’t drunk people slamming into you every second.

Definitely stopping by again – may even raise to a 5

5 star Yelp review from May 2021:

Always amazing food and drink at Malloys!

People are always nice and friendly!!

Best place in Littleton to hang out and enjoy!!

1 star Yelp review from November 2021:

Recently moved back into the area and remembered this place as GI Jodie’s… now it’s Malloy’s but that’s beside the point.

The point is Mike was super cool and took care of everybody the couple times I went in there earlier in the week.

I went in there tonight and it was a disaster.

I sat at the bar for at least 15 minutes before being acknowledged.

I was finally met by a young man who said “what’s your name, I need to see your debit card to start a tab”.

Great intro, VERY welcoming.

It’s clear this place caters to their locals and regulars but nothing lasts forever and the treatment I got this evening may well have turned off a patron that takes care of servers who give a shit.

1.5/10, seriously disappointing experience after Mike had made such a great first impression.

1 star Yelp review from June 2020:

This place was always a hole in the wall.

But not even bar rescue could fix this place.

Terrible management and service if your not a regular.

The mom and son that run this place are the worst kind of people you can think of.

Why the name changed from gi Jody’s? I wonder why lol

1 star Yelp review from June 2021:

Food was bland, but service was terrible.

If you go, expect to order at the bar and clean up your own table.

Malloy’s bar does have a Facebook page, but it doesn’t seem to be very active as the last post is from April 2022.

Here’s what the Malloy’s Littleton Colorado location looks like in the most recent Google Maps street view picture:

So far, the Malloy’s Bar Rescue episode is going well and goes on Jon Taffer’s success list, despite some of the mixed reviews. If anything changes, we’ll be sure to let you know.

If you want to see some other nearby Bar Rescue Colorado episodes, you can check out my updates for The Kasbah in Denver (Aurora), Zanzibar in Denver, and St8 Pub / Downstairs Bar in Denver (Englewood).

There were also some other episodes in Denver and Colorado Springs that you can find on the full Bar Rescue updates page.

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Last updated: 2023-02-05 10:23

7 thoughts on “Malloy’s Bar Rescue Update (G.I. Jodi’s) – Still Open in 2023?”

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  1. As a former employee it was a very interesting episode. I hope this Bar Rescue really helps Jodi and Travis out.

    • I know right! I was wondering as well. She was so cocky with no skills. Got orders wrong, couldn’t bartend. I hope they learn to be welcoming to everyone and not just the regulars.


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