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Season: 3 | View All Season 3 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: October 13, 2013
The Bar's Original Name Was: The Underworld Grill and Bar
The End Address: 4821 Spring Mountain Rd Ste G Las Vegas, NV 89102
Underworld Grill and Bar, later renamed The End, was a Las Vegas, Nevada bar featured on Season 3 of Bar Rescue. Though the The End Bar Rescue episode aired in October 2013, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that. It was Episode 22 of Season 3.
The Underground Grill and Bar is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s got a very weird horror aesthetic, which you’ve probably seen if you just watched the Bar Rescue episode.
The owners are Jazz Bender and Kris Kaos.
They are musicians who bought the horror-themed bar in 2011.
They decided to feature pizza and specialize in it.
The décor looks like a cheap Halloween store all year round. I guess I can kind of see that working in a place like Las Vegas, but it’s still a bit odd. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Jesse is a bartender who brings in women but then repels them when they get there.
The bar has approximately two to three months until they are closed down for good.
Jon brings in expert mixologists Russell Davis and Tony Gemignani, who is an expert at making pizza.
Jon also has two girls enter the bar as his spies.
There are no well-known rum brands and no beer offered on tap.
They order a pizza which comes out all soggy and gross. Given that the bar is supposed to specialize in pizza, that’s a bit weird, right?
Jon goes into the bar to find out what is going on. The staff says the owners are not good managers.
When Jon talks to the owners, he finds out they do not trust the staff.
Both parties accuse each other of lying. Jon leaves and returns the next day with his experts.
Jazz is at the bar with the expert, and Kris is with the cooking expert in the kitchen.
They learn how to make a proper pizza. Over at the bar, Jesse is failing miserably at making drinks fast.
During the stress test, Jesse is tasked with bringing in women to the bar.
The bar is very crowded, and people are not getting served.
Orders aren’t getting written down the right way, and the cook is confused.
They run out of money and need to go get change as well as drinking glasses.
The staff apologizes after the stress test for letting their team down.
The owners do not want Jon to change the name of the bar and are unhappy when he says he is going to do so.
After Jon explains his idea, they change their mind.
They are given high-quality cheese for their pizzas.
The bar staff is tested again, and Jesse serves drinks fast.
Jon remodels the bar in thirty-six hours and changes the name from Underworld Grill and Bar to The End. The End is much easier to say, right?
The exterior looks better after the renovations. The bar is now zombie-themed.
They now offer premium drinks and have new POS systems.
They are also given new glassware and inventory. Zombies entertain the customers.
Customers are happy with the food and the drinks.
The End Update - What Happened Next?
So, was The End Bar Rescue episode a smashing success? Did the bar go gangbusters or did the zombies eat the owners brains?
Let’s find out…
Eight weeks after the episode, The End’s sales have improved by 40%, which puts the bar in a much better financial position.
The staff and the managers also have a better relationship, which creates a better working environment and reduces turnover.
However, they did move the location to a nearby place.
However, The End’s Las Vegas location would turn out to be its downfall…
Is The End from Bar Rescue still open?
The End closed for good in early 2016, which was over three years from Jon Taffer’s visit. They had to close because of a lease issue.
The End seems to be associated with a new bar and event venue called Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill. They post updates for this bar on The End Facebook page sometimes, though the owners seem to be different.
As of 2022, the old The End Las Vegas location is occupied by a cafe called Cafe Sanuki. Reviews for the new café seem excellent, as it has a 4.5 star rating Yelp page.
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Last updated: 2022-01-13 06:55