(keep reading to learn what happened)
Season: 4 | View All Season 4 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: March 29, 2015
The Bar's Original Name Was: The Holding Company
Patriot House Address: 2 Embarcadero Ctr Level P San Francisco, CA 94111
The Holding Company, later renamed Patriot House, was a San Francisco, California bar that was featured on Season 4 of Bar Rescue.
Though the Patriot House Bar Rescue episode aired in March 2015, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that.
It was Season 4 Episode 18 and the episode name was “Loose Lips Loose Tips”.
The Holding Company is owned by two sisters, Danielle and Marissa Browne.
It’s located located in San Francisco, CA on the upper floor of Two Embarcadero Center.
The sisters are from Dublin, Ireland, so they should know a thing or two about pubs.
Danielle said she thought she and her sister could run the bar well after it went up for sale in 2014.
However, each sister has a different vision for the bar, and they are consistently losing money.
The Browne family is on the line.
Expert chef Tiffany Derry and mixologist Mia Mastroianni come in to help Jon Taffer with the Holding Company Bar Rescue attempt.
Marissa Browne has experience in the industry but the other sisters, Danielle, Leona, and Natalie, have no experience.
Jon refers to the bar as passable, but that is not enough for San Francisco, which is a very competitive market in the hospitality industry.
Tiffany and Mia go in as spies and order a cobb salad and mac and cheese.
The drinks they order are too sour, and the mac and cheese has too much water in it.
The spies then reveal themselves to Marissa. They say they are with Bar Rescue, which riles things up.
The sisters begin to fight about the food and drinks.
One of the sisters doesn’t believe the food and drink are a problem.
Jon tells the girls they need to check their attitude before he will help them.
Mia says the location is excellent, but the bar is lousy.
Tiffany asks for her check and Jon decides to wait until the morning to confront the sisters.
Jon goes back to the bar the next day.
He gets real and tells the sisters he brought his A team with him even though this isn’t an A-level bar.
The sisters are hard workers; they just don’t know how to work together.
Tiffany tells Danielle she wants 15-20 minute ticket times for the lunch service.
However, the sisters do not have the knowledge to run a lunch rush.
Some customers wait almost 30 minutes for their food.
I’ve seen a lot worse ticket times on Bar Rescue, to be honest, but 30 minutes is still too long in a place like San Francisco.
After lunch, Jon sits with the sisters. The stress test is coming up.
The tickets are making it through, but the drinks are not getting made.
At one point, the sisters are 24 drinks behind.
Danielle steps up and acts like a leader.
Jon also blames Marissa as she is the one with the experience and should know better.
Jon makes them shut down the bar.
Mia teaches the bartenders some new drinks like the Madison Squeeze and Taft’s Crowd Pleaser.
Tiffany shows them new items which will be added to the menu.
Jon Taffer and his crew also get to work on renovating the bar.
As part of the changes, Jon renames the bar from The Holding Company to The Patriot House.
The sisters are happy with the changes Jon made and hug him.
The ticket times are better during relaunch, and the Browne sisters are working together.
The customers are happy with the decor, food, and drinks.
They made almost $2,500 dollars in their first hour of the relaunch, which is something they never would’ve accomplished before the Bar Rescue episode.
Patriot House Update - What Happened Next?
Now that we’ve recapped the Patriot House Bar Rescue visit, let’s talk about what happened when Jon Taffer left San Francisco.
Six weeks after Taffer’s visit, the Bar Rescue producers checked in with Patriot House and found that sales were up 24%, which led to over $210k in gross sales.
They’ve kept most of Jon’s changes, including the new Patriot House name.
Is Patriot House from Bar Rescue still open?
As of 2022, Patriot House is still open and serving customers in San Francisco, CA. Reviews for the bar are good but not great – it has a 3.5 star rating on Yelp but a 4.5 star rating on its Facebook page.
Recent reviews seem to be generally positive. Most people praise the casual food and friendly staff. People also find the food and drinks to be reasonably priced.
While a lot of the reviews compliment the staff, there are a few negative reviews about service. The reviewers kind of seem like the bad people, though, so I think the Patriot House service mainly seems pretty good.
If you want to see the menu or book a visit, you can check out the official Patriot House website.
Overall, the Patriot House Bar Rescue update seems like a genuine success – congratulations to everyone involved!
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Last updated: 2022-02-17 06:48