Paddy’s Pub Bar Rescue Update (Pat’s Courtyard Bar) – Still Open in 2023?

Is Pat's Courtyard Bar still open today?

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

Season: 5 | View All Season 5 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: July 16, 2017
The Bar's Original Name Was: Paddy's Pub
Pat's Courtyard Bar Address: 1700 S Pahrump Valley Blvd Pahrump, NV 89048

Paddy's Pub Bar Rescue Update (Pat's Courtyard Bar)

Episode Recap

Paddy’s Pub, later renamed to Pat’s Courtyard Bar, was a Pahrump, Nevada bar that was featured on Season 5 of Bar Rescue.

Though the Paddy’s Pub Bar Rescue episode aired in July 2017, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place at the beginning of 2017.

It was Season 5 Episode 23 and the episode name was “Things That Go Pahrump in the Night”.

Paddy’s Pub is in Pahrump, NV, which I think wins it one of the funniest town names from any Bar Rescue bar.

If you’re not familiar with Pahrump (is anyone?), it’s a small town located to the west of Las Vegas and right by the border with California.

Its population is only around 36,000 people and it’s right near Death Valley National Park.

Also, this is not the same Paddy’s Pub from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It’s a totally different thing (obviously).

Pat Rogers is the owner who bought the bar in 2006.

That mean’s he’s owned it for about a decade at the time of the Paddy’s Pub Bar Rescue episode.

Paddy's Pub owner

Russ Rogers, Patty’s son, helped her run the bar as general manager, and Patty planned to leave the bar to him.

Once Russ began managing the pub, though, he became too relaxed.

Sadly Russ was also diagnosed with an eye disease and has lost partial vision.

Russ has only been running the bar for over a year but is already in debt. 

Jon Taffer brings in Chef Vic Vegas and mixologist Daniel Ponsky to help save Paddy’s Pub.

The issues start with the bar’s location and outside.

The pub shares a parking lot with a large casino, but the bar is not visible from the street.

The outside of the bar has clovers on the window, but there is nothing else designating it as an Irish bar.

Inside they see Pat and Russ arguing.

Although the kitchen has a bar, it is not open. 

In the bar, the bartenders are using the appliances wrong.

One bartender hasn’t shown up, so Tawna, another staff member, has stepped in.

Paddy's Pub bartenders on Bar Rescue

Pat gives her son feedback regarding the bar, but he refuses to listen to her.

Jen, the bartender, finally shows up, but she is drunk and sick. Tawna gets her a ride back home. 

Jon Taffer then goes in to meet with Pat and Russ.

Pat confides in Jon that she would’ve fired him if Russ were not her son. Ouch!

As Pat tries to read Russ the letter she wrote to Jon Taffer, Russ gets up and leaves.

Steven is the new cook at the restaurant. Jen arrives for the staff meeting.

She says that yesterday she was sick because she had no food, but Jon Taffer threatens to fire her if it happens again. 

Pat charges the business $3,000 a month for rent but is not getting that.

The staff tells Jon that since Pat keeps rescuing Russ, he is not taking the bar seriously.

It seems like he spends more time hanging out than seriously managing.

Paddy's Pub party with staff

Daniel shows the bar staff how to use the tools and appliances correctly.

He also has a one-on-one meeting with Tawna.

In the kitchen, Vic Vegas shows Russ, Tawna, and Steven how to make easy and tasty sandwiches. 

For the stress test, Tawna is given the title of manager.

Russ will be working in the front of the house, and Pat will be standing by and taking notes.

The bar is bustling and is not performing well, though there are some bright spots.

The kitchen is holding up and has low ticket times.

After Pat has four pages of notes, the stress test is shut down. 

Pat was delighted that Russ was talking to the customers.

Jon tells Tawna to get it together because she was lost during the test.

Now, it’s time to start the training and improve the bar.

Daniel shows the bartenders how to make drinks with Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey.

Vic leads the kitchen team on how to make grilled sandwiches. 

While that’s happening, Jon Taffer and his crew are hard at work renovating Paddy’s Pub.

The staff shows up for the relaunch, and the bar has been renamed Pat’s Courtyard Bar, in tribute to Pat.

The interior is made to feel like you are outside in a courtyard.

The bar is gifted new workstations, entertainment systems, and POS machines.

The night starts strong. All of the customers are happy with the changes. 

So would it last? Let’s go through the update…

Pat's Courtyard Bar Update - What Happened Next?

Now that we’ve recapped the Pat’s Courtyard Bar Rescue visit, let’s talk about what happened after Jon Taffer and his crew left Pahrump, NV.

Things seemed to start off well for the bar.

The food is bringing in new customers. Drink sales have also increased six weeks later.

However, Pat and Russ would not stick to Jon Taffer’s changes.

Shortly after the visit, they changed the name back to Paddy’s Pub from Pat’s Courtyard bar.

They would keep this name for a little before eventually switching to a completely new name – Oasis Bar.

Is Paddy’s Pub from Bar Rescue still open?

Paddy’s Pub closed in September 2017, less than a year after the Paddy’s Pub Bar Rescue episode.

At the time that the bar closed, it was doing business as Oasis Bar and seemed to be targeting more of a younger crowd.

Obviously, that didn’t work as the newly named Oasis Bar failed pretty quickly.

There was a sign in the Oasis Bar window that listed the bar for sale, but I’m not sure if anyone purchased it.

Because the bar closed so shortly after the visit from Jon Taffer, I wasn’t able to find any reviews.

As of 2023, I believe that the old Paddy’s Pub Pahrump, NV location is occupied by a new bar called Rhinestones Country Bar and Dance Hall.

However, I’m not totally sure if that’s the right business.

Unfortunately, I can’t find the suite number for the business and there’s no Google Maps street view for me to see if a business moved in.

The only Google Maps shot that I can find is from 2018 and still shows the Oasis Bar branding.

I’ll embed it below just in case Google updates it:

If you know anything about the business that replaced Paddy’s Pub / Oasis Bar, please let me know in the comments section.

If you want to see another Bar Rescue Pahrump Nevada episode, you can check out my update for VFW Post 10054.

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Last updated: 2023-02-06 09:42

16 thoughts on “Paddy’s Pub Bar Rescue Update (Pat’s Courtyard Bar) – Still Open in 2023?”

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  1. My take on this episode was that (most) of the staff wanted the place to succeed, but the dynamic between mother and son, plus his health issues, were just destined to fail. I’ll never understand why bars ask Jon to come in and change things, only to not give them a chance to work.

    • I guess some people just want the free renovation or the publicity from being on TV. I don’t get it either.

      There have been a few where Jon Taffer missed the work, in which case I can understand not using the concept. But most of the time, Taffer’s concept is a big improvement.

    • Everyone thinks they know better than the expert(s). Just a level of arrogance that many/most people seem to have. The time we live in now is more tragically emblematic of that than any other before. Doubting this, doubting science, doubting medicine. It sucks, and so do those people.

    • Yeah this is true (sadly). Getting a free renovation from Jon Taffer and Bar Rescue is a great way to increase the selling price of your bar.

  2. Pat was 81 and too entrenched in the old days. Her son is not only handicapped but did not appear bright enough to manage the business. The woman manager was too inexperienced. Then they had to compete with a casino right next door.

  3. If change brings money why do they always go back to what wasn’t working? I wish he would stop doing rescues for bars that truly don’t want to remain in the business.

    • That’s the age-old question! Some people just don’t trust Taffer’s concept for some reason. I’m not sure why they even went on Bar Rescue then.

  4. If you move/walk the location to the other side of the building, you’ll see that oasis bar is on the right, and paddy’s was in the middle, and a 3rd business was on the left.
    Maybe the oasis moved in, and put them under?
    Took all the business

  5. Russia was not smart enough to run his life with out mommy let along a business. I’d guess the manager needed more training she seemed to care.

  6. Love to watch Bar Rescue. Jon Taffer does his best to give these bar owners a positive direction for their business. But you can not fix broken people who do not have the drive to succeed. In otherwards you can lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink. Most all Bar Rescue episodes face this challenge.

  7. This place was hopping for many years.

    The reason it closed? Pahrump is a poor rural “town” (not legally anything really), and most of the citizens are on welfare, make/sell/use meth, or hook sex for drug money, smoke like goats (whatever that means), and don’t have cars. Having lived in Pahrump, nothing is within either walking nor biking distance. Drive along NV 160 through the middle of “town” and none of the residences are near by.

    Though Paddy’s Pub was in the middle of the neighborhood. My house was a 10 min. walk from this bar. Oh, but there is another small bar on Calvada Blvd., and the casino had booze and $3 jumbo foot-long chili dogs. Why would I go to Paddy’s Pub?

  8. It is indeed Rhinestones now, and a great bar at that. And as for the Jackass who stated ALL of Pahrump’s residents are on welfare, make/sell/use meth, or hook sex for drug money, smoke like goats (whatever that means), and don’t have cars. At least we have one less after you moved. Pahrump is a great town with great people and Rhinestones is a great pub and is doing well as of September of 2023.

  9. I’m all too familiar with Pahrump. I lived in Reno for years. I would go to Death Valley on the hwy 395 side (through Lone Pine), sometimes hit Vegas, and I’ll have to go through Pahrump. Or go to Beatty and catch hwy 50 back north. Talk about the most boring drive ever. Pahrump is a sh!t hole


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