O Face Bar Rescue Update – Open or Closed?

Is O Face Bar still open in 2022?

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

Season: 3 | View All Season 3 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: March 23, 2014
The Bar's Original Name Was: O Face Bar
O Face Bar Address: 2400 9th Ave Council Bluffs, IA 51501

O'Face Bar Rescue Update

Episode Recap

O’Face Bar is a Council Bluffs, Iowa bar featured on Season 3 of Bar Rescue. The O Face Bar Rescue episode aired in March 2014.

Located in Council Bluff’s, Iowa, O’Face Bar is owned by Karen Overmyer and Matthew Overmyer, a husband and wife duo.

In 2011 they cashed in their retirement funds to fulfill their dream of owning a bar.

O’Face Bar was successful at first, but they have started to decline due to poor management.

Now they are over $250,000.00 in debt and definitely need a helping hand from Jon Taffer and the Bar Rescue team.

To help, Jon brings in Russel Davis, a mixologist.

The two joke about how O’Face means orgasm face.

The exterior is hideous, and Jon says it might be the ugliest bar he has ever seen.

 Two locals help Jon and go undercover to recon the bar.

They order two beers and two orgasm shots. What a weird name, right?

When the recon team drinks the shots, they notice that the shots taste premade. 

The restaurant uses washed plastic containers for shots which is unsafe.

The bartender Dave, is serving the flaming drinks wrong, which is dangerous.

The owner and their friends always get free drinks.

A customer is seen making their drink at one point because there is no one behind the bar. 

Bartenders Cerissa and Amanda get into a physical altercation. J

on and Russel break up the fight.

Amanda is rude to Jon, and he gets fed up. Jon gives Matt an ultimatum, Amanda goes, and he will stay to assist them.

Matt wants her to go, but Karen wants to provide her with one more chance, so they fire Cerissa instead. 

Jon is mad the next day when he returns to the bar and sees Amanda.

Jon wants Matt to admit that the bar’s failings are Karen’s fault as he is seen appeasing his wife.

Amanda is fired, and Jon brings back Cerissa and has the owners apologize for unfairly firing her.

Russel is at the bar watching the bartenders make drinks and evaluating them, but he has to keep dumping the poorly made drinks down the drain. 

The stress test begins, and Matt starts cooking the pizzas.

The pizzas taste awful, and the drinks can’t be made properly. Jon shuts down the stress test.

The next day at training, the bartenders are not taking the bar rescue seriously.

Jon hates the name of the bar and wants it to be changed.

The owners are found gossiping the back by a security guard, Syck. Another argument ensues. Jon is fed up and does a business background check. 

Russel trains the bartenders, but they can’t keep up. Russel doesn’t think that they will be able to handle a full bar.

As Jon looks at the background checks, he notices many criminal offenses have occurred on the bar premises.

There is even a video of Matt assaulting an employee.

Jon questions why he is there and leaves the bar. He does not rescue it. 

O Face Bar Update - What Happened Next?

Because the O Face Bar Rescue episode ended with Jon leaving, you might expect that things were a little chaotic after the episode.

Syck, the security guard, is fired for supporting Jon.

All of the staff still drinks at the bar.

Due to the show, the bar lost its liquor license, but it was reinstated on appeal.

In season 4, Jon does recon once again and sees Matt step up.

Jon says that things are better, but he will never return.

Beyond that, Matthew Overmyer had some legal issues after the show, with an arrest for some pretty serious charges.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in jail for each charge. You can read about the charges in this article.

There was also a shooting at O’Face Bar in February 2021. You can learn more in this news article.

Despite these many issues, O’Face Bar is still open as of early 2022.

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Last updated: 2021-12-29 05:22

5 thoughts on “O Face Bar Rescue Update – Open or Closed?”

  1. Im surprised you have anyone that will work for you. Jon was there to help you. Hopefully people see this and don’t go there. Your a disgrace to all bar owners. Jon did the right thing. Can’t help someone that doesn’t want the help. The employees that were hit should sue, I would have because all they did was fire the good employees. If I get any retaliation on my email from voicing my opinion, my lawyer will get in touch. Asking for email is just asking for trouble.

    • I don’t own the bar or have any connection to the bars that I write about 😉 I just post content about the Bar Rescue TV show.


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