The Dirty Rooster / Lake Marie Lodge Update – Bar Rescue – Open or Closed?

Is The Dirty Rooster still open in 2022?

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

Season: 4 | View All Season 4 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: November 23, 2014
The Bar's Original Name Was: The Dirty Rooster
The Dirty Rooster Address: 25855 Rt 173 Antioch, IL 60002

The Dirty Rooster Bar Rescue Update

Episode Recap

Located in Antioch, Illinois, the Dirty Rooster was a struggling bar with two owners who hated each other.

As part of Jon’s attempt to save the bar, he rebranded it to the Lake Marie Lodge. But the owners ended up keeping The Dirty Rooster name despite Jon’s best efforts.

With dysfunctional owners who wouldn’t take Jon’s advice, The Dirty Rooster never really stood much of a chance.

The Dirty Rooster Update - What Happened Next?

The Dirty Rooster closed at the end of 2015. According to owner Robert Hoffman, he said the drama on the show was all real.

Robert commented on Facebook, saying:

That part on my show about me and Scott hating each other is real. So Scott decided to sue the bar and me personally for 125k…. That was enough to put me over the edge. Not to mention the state of Illinois get a tax on it because they saw me giving away alcohol on TV that cost me $12,000. Time to move on

He ended up selling everything possible and closing up shop.

Perhaps it’s a good thing the bar closed, because the Yelp reviews continued to be horrible. My favorite is this one-star review from Boadicea:

Wish I could give this HORRIBLE place a negative 10 was dirty and the drumk ass owner was a complete DICK!!!!!! My husband and I STRONGLY advise against going here

I can safely say that the Dirty Rooster is closed, with no chance of it returning.

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Last updated: 2017-03-15 10:04

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