The Lister Bar Rescue Update (Park 77) – Still Open in 2022?

Is The Lister still open in 2022?

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

Season: 4 | View All Season 4 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: June 21, 2015
The Bar's Original Name Was: Park 77
The Lister Address: 77 Cambon Dr San Francisco, California 94132

The Lister Park 77 Bar Rescue Update

Episode Recap

Park 77, later renamed to The Lister, was a San Francisco, California bar that was featured on Season 4 of Bar Rescue.

Though the Lister Bar Rescue episode aired in June 2015, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that.

It was Season 4 Episode 21 and the episode name was “Sticky Situation”.

Park 77 was a struggling bar in San Francisco, California featured in Season 4 of Bar Rescue.

The owners, two brothers named Tano and Wayne, drank on the job and weren’t serious about making Park 77 a successful business.

At the time of filming, Park 77 was a massive $188,000 in debt and in desperate need of help from Jon Taffer and his team.

In order to revive the struggling bar, Jon Taffer rebranded it to The Lister in an attempt to make it the perfect hangout for college students.

Jon and his team did a huge renovation in just 36 hours to make it fit the new theme.

The outdoor design was much more attractive and modern.

Inside, there were also games and heaters to make it nicer for people to hang out.

Of course, Park 77 also got a bunch of new equipment courtesy of Bar Rescue’s sponsors.

As a sidenote, Park 77 was also known for the skeezy act of filming an…adult film inside the bar.

Jon Taffer was not happy, to say the least!

Despite happening almost five years ago, you can still find a Facebook event for the shoot.

I won’t link you to the video, but it is fairly easy to find on sites dedicated to that sort of thing. So yes, Park 77 definitely was the bar that had a skeezy video shot in it.

So was the Park 77 Bar Rescue episode a success? Keep reading our update to learn what happened and how the bar is doing in 2022 and beyond.

The Lister Update - What Happened Next?

Now that we’ve recapped the Lister Bar Rescue episode, let’s talk about what happened to the bar after Jon Taffer and his crew left San Francisco, CA.

In 2016, Jon Taffer revisited The Lister. The bar had torn down the pictures Jon put up and put a Ping Pong table in the middle of the dance floor.

The owners said that the remodel “sucks” and that Jon Taffer was “full of shit”. It doesn’t seem like they were happy, does it?

In an act of rebellion, the owners even brought back the infamous couch from the aforementioned porno that was shot in Park 77.

Though the owners were unhappy with the remodel, The Lister seemed to be limping on and was still open as recently as 2018.

Recent reviews were mixed. Many seemed positive, complimenting the pool table and hookah. But some criticized the high prices and slow service.

Is The Lister from Bar Rescue still open?

The Lister would eventually succumb to the Coronavirus pandemic and other issues. As a result, the Lister closed for good in April 2021.

So, while The Lister did manage to survive for about six years after the Park 77 / The Lister Bar Rescue episode, it has now officially joined our list of Bar Rescue failures.

As of 2022, the old The Lister San Francisco, CA location seems to still be vacant. When a new bar or business moves in, I’ll update this post to reflect that.

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Last updated: 2022-06-01 06:11

19 thoughts on “The Lister Bar Rescue Update (Park 77) – Still Open in 2022?”

  1. I truly think that Jon Staffer IS the anchor of all the failing spirits establishments. If Jon walks into your bar, give him the utmost respect and honor his gifts as God has given it to him to give to ALL THOSE WHO NEED HIS HELP! Ijs. It’s not about leading the horse to water, it’s about Jon’s experiences given to you that matters. Ms. Ice Cream has spoken.✌️🍦 I love Jon Taffer! He is our pitbull_bar Angel. Love always, 🍦✌️

    • His rescues, unless only marketing oriented, all seem to focus on team building and management at any organization. He knows better than most managers that you create great things through lesser people acting in concert. Sure he blasts the ground out from underneath some of them but most well deserve the shade but even then he is giving the rest a cohesion they could not otherwise possess, thus the team is created.

  2. Wasn’t really a big change johns performance was typical on the four 15 min segments its like a sitcom of canned performance. The neck canting, bulging eyes leaning in shaking his head. Don’t forget the finger pointing. Very canned.

    • Cue up the ole Seinfeld audio tracks and yeah his antics lend more towards 90 sitcom than someone trying to help turn a business around.

      They’re drinking behind the bar Jerry! Behind the bar! *Kramer slides out of the SUV and into the bar*

    • His performance is the best of most of the rest of yhe episodes.
      Him screaming and humiliating the people in charge are the best part of this series.

  3. Unless people knew of the College president, the pictures were lame. If he was famous then they were pretty funny. I guess The Lister didn’t want to pay for the license for dancing.

  4. I thought this was one of the weakest remodels John ever did. The basic concepts were good, but the whole “Lister” thing was really stupid.

    • The name was fine, but trying to sell Lister as a been everywhere done everything sort of guy was meh at best.

  5. Sometimes John needs to “feel” his emotion and realize that you cannot please everyone and there are good chance of a failure to re launch even though all is given to them with expert advice they still fail. Maybe a 3 year contract that items will NOT change if buisness is remodeled..then you will see who is honest and them who are NOT>

  6. He has but they ignore them take the lady from wonder bar. If the bar changes they are required to pay back 75% of the cost. This was explained on TV one.

    • That woman was a joke. She would have made bank appealing to the more upscale crowd. Jon told her she could move her bar to some podunk town and make it work but she was trying to do her hippie shit in a place where people want something nicer.

      As for the payback they should have to cover 80% if they change back within a year.

  7. John is a genius with his rescues, but when you deal with drunks who ‘run’ a bar, your are fighting a losing battle…

  8. I love the show, but john goes to far with shaming. I don’t like him calling people losers. He he great in rebuilding the bar and getting in management. That bar was hopeless from the st4RT.

    • Only because they let a chump remain as manager. No way three days is enough to take the party out of a party boy. The other owners should have leveraged to get their investment back in exchange for their share of the initial investment and ran. Let the two brothers and dad go under.

  9. I watched the episode of park 77/the lister. It was a good episode as far as getting the family finally kicking Angela‘s ass in gear. His behavior was a palling he should be embarrassed. It’s really sad to hear that the owners think that the remodel was crap and that they brought that nasty ugly couch back in there. If you don’t listen to Jon Taffer and his many years of experience then you can’t blame him for your bar failing. Most bars that he does remodel do very well if they keep the brand he gives them. The bars that fail go back to their old awful ugly ways. Sad. It seems like if you go back to your old ways what was the point? Oh yeah to get a brand new bar! I think they should sign paperwork stating they cannot change the name back and they cannot remodel the bar for two years after Jon has been there.

  10. I watch his series religiously , why ?? i don’t know because it is plain and simple the bar owners are idiots that is why they are failing . it is obvious when they all drink and party and let a moron run it for them that they will fail again . the majority of the bars are very irresponsibly operated it does not take a rocket scientist to figure them out

  11. I’m just curious…if family dynamics are one of the main reasons a bar is failing, realistically how can that be successfully changed/improved in just a matter of days??

  12. Sue, I often question the feasibility that the behind the bar daily drinkers (hard drinking) can sober up overnight? That doesn’t happen in real life. I often wonder if the rescued folks stay sober…

  13. This ‘kid’ Angelo, Isn’t anymore. He’s a Loser with a Capital ‘Lose’. What a putz his father is for Allowing 25% of ownership to this little, drunken 💩. He was Not doing him a favor by any means. The other two relatives were invisible and irrelevent anywya. They All lost in the End. Good going you blankers. Now You Have Nothing to show for anything But Your Loser Selves.😆😀😂


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