The Roost Bar Rescue Update (Broadway Club) – Still Open in 2023?

Is The Roost still open today?

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

Season: 7 | View All Season 7 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: April 19, 2020
The Bar's Original Name Was: The Broadway Club
The Roost Address: 104 N Broadway St Tooele, UT 84074

The Roost Bar Rescue Update (Broadway Club)

Episode Recap

The Broadway Club, later renamed The Roost, was a Tooele, Utah bar that was featured on Season 7 of Bar Rescue.

Though the The Roost Bar Rescue episode aired in April 2020, the actual filming and visit from Jon Taffer took place before that in July 2019.

It was Season 7 Episode 8 and the episode name was “Come Here to Roost” .

Note – Jon Taffer renamed a different bar to “The Roost” on Season 8 in Maricopa, AZ. If you want to see that update, check out our True Grit Tavern / The Roost update.

The Broadway Club is located in Tooele, Utah.

Former real estate agent Randy Hunt opened the bar but wanted to be a silent partner.

Broadway Club owner Randy

Since he wanted to work behind-the-scenes, he offered shares to Patty Bullock.

Patty manages the daily routine of the bar.

Patty likes to come to the bar, but she enjoys partying in it rather than working.

Members of the staff say that Patty doesn’t know how to run a bar, which is a big part of why The Broadway Club Bar Rescue visit happened.

Randy and Patty now have a tumultuous relationship as the bar continues to lose money.

At the time of the visit from Jon Taffer, Randy owes more than $200,000, which is a huge debt burden, especially since he just wanted to be a silent partner.

Sarah is the longest-serving staff member, having been at the bar for six years.

She seems talented, if she would only have more control over the bar.

The bar is located on the street filled with abandoned buildings.

Adam, Patty’s husband, occasionally comes in to help with the kitchen. 

Brandon was recently hired as a cook to boost sales because the bar hasn’t served any food in the past two months.

Jon Taffer sends in spies, and Sarah says they ID everyone.

Once inside the bar, they order two cocktails, a margarita, and liquid marijuana.

The margarita is served in the wrong type of glass, and the cocktail is too sweet. 

Jon watches the kitchen on the camera and notices they handle the food without gloves.

The kitchen, in general, is unclean.

After waiting a long time for their food, the spies hate it.

While all of that’s happening, Patty is drinking the entire time.

When Jon enters the bar, Patty starts crying, Jon admonishes her. 

Jon asks Randy why Randy would partner with someone who has no experience.

Patty stages houses for showing in her day job in the real estate industry.

Broadway Club owner Patty

Patty is not involved in the kitchen, though her husband is.

She also avoids the bar during its busiest hours.

That night Jon makes the whole staff stay to clean the bar.

Patty is upset and takes her anger out on Sarah.

In a classic Bar Rescue experience, the two of them begin to fight. 

Jon has a meeting and gets to know the members of the staff.

Adam isn’t on the payroll. He just helps out when his wife needs him.

The team vents Patty and says the customers leave because of her attitude.

Patty is given sixty days to turn around her attitude.

Amy Koffsky comes in to help out the bar, and Chef Vic Vegas aids in the kitchen. 

Amy teaches them to balance out drinks and not make them too sweet.

The kitchen is trained on popular dishes like quesadillas.

However, the kitchen becomes overwhelmed during the stress test.

They can’t keep up with the pressure, and Jon shuts the difficulty down. 

Jon is impressed with Patty for stepping up.

Vic trains the staff on a new fried chicken dish.

Jon even meets with the mayor to brighten the area outside the bar.

The bar is given a new sign outside promoting the new name.

Instead of sticking with The Broadway Club, Jon Taffer renamed the bar to The Roost.

Interestingly, Jon Taffer would later re-use The Roost name when rescuing True Grit Tavern in Season 8.

The inside of the bar has a wood finishing and a more modern look.

They are given new appliances and a new POS system. 

The staff keeps up during the relaunch. The customers love the new concept.

They are impressed with the interior of the bar and the food and drinks. 

So was the Broadway Club Bar Rescue episode a long-term success? Keep reading to learn what happened next and if this Utah bar is still open in 2024.

The Roost Update - What Happened Next?

So, was the The Roost Bar Rescue episode a success? Let’s talk about what happened to The Roost after Jon Taffer left the state of Utah.

Things started well.

Patty has stopped drinking while working and has begun paying Randy back.

Sarah has also gotten more responsibility (as manager). She’s also making more money as a result.

Where is that money coming from?

Well, sales at The Roost were up after Jon Taffer’s changes, so business was definitely doing better.

Is The Roost from Bar Rescue still open?

The Roost closed in early 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic and local health restrictions.

It has not opened since then and the The Roost location in Tooele, Utah is now occupied by a new restaurant called Pit Stop Bar and Grill.

Pit Stop Bar and Grill does seem to have some connection to The Roost, as they’re reusing the same Google My Business profile.

I can’t verify if it’s the same business/ownership but under a new name or if it’s a completely different entity.

What I can verify, though, is that The Roost from Bar Rescue is officially closed as all business at that location is now Pit Stop Bar and Grill.

Here’s what the old The Roost Bar Utah location looks like in the most recent Google Maps street view update:

If I discover anymore information about what happened to The Roost from Bar Rescue, I’ll be sure to update this page.

And if you have any knowledge yourself, please let us know in the comments section so that we can update this post.

The Roost reviews after Bar Rescue

At the time that it closed, The Roost had a 3.5 star rating on its Yelp page, though only on six reviews.

Here’s a sampling of a few reviews that were written after the visit from Jon Taffer (though before the episode aired on TV)….

4 star Yelp review from August 2019:

This bar was revamped by Bar Rescue in July 2019 and was renamed The Roost.

They serve dinner, lunch, and Sunday brunch along with alcoholic drinks, if desired.

We went there today for brunch for the first time since the revamp.

The place is bright, airy, and welcoming with an atmosphere that was Sunday- relaxed.

Hubby had biscuits and gravy and added an egg and bacon for $1.

I had french toast and also added an egg and bacon for $1. Both meals were cooked well and delicious.

They also offer Bloody Marys, Mimosas, coffee, and fountain drinks.

I had a tasty strawberry mimosa.

The staff are friendly and delightful.

The owners haven’t owned the bar very long and took it over when it was in bad shape.

They are still learning the restaurant side of things, but their efforts to improve not only the establishment but the food and service are obvious.

Will definitely go back again for brunch.

3 star Yelp review from October 2019:

We had brunch on Sunday, so it was quiet.

Service was friendly.

Inexpensive drinks and food. Eggs

Benedict with hash browns had been in the serving window for a bit so they got a little cold. Not the end of the world.

Pineapple Mimosa was great.

We will try dinner later to get a feel if this is a place to frequent.

One constructive gripe I do have is cleanliness, clean up the beer cans and cigarette butts, and weed the area.

5 star Yelp review from August 2019:

Went to their Sunday brunch with a group of six people.

Staff was friendly food was good an excellent place to chill and relax with a group friends.

Overall, The Roost had tough sledding because Jon Taffer renovated it less than a year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

However, The Pit Stop Bar that replaced The Roost may or may not have some connection to The Roost – I’m not sure.

Again, if you know anything, please let me know in the comments.

If you want to see the other bar that Jon Taffer renamed to The Roost, check out our update for True Grit Tavern in Maricopa, AZ.

And if you want to see some other Bar Rescue Utah episodes, you can check out my updates for The Fifth in Bountiful, Linda Lou’s Time for Two / Pursers Bar in Layton, and The Union / Midway Tavern in Midvale.

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Last updated: 2023-02-04 07:18

9 thoughts on “The Roost Bar Rescue Update (Broadway Club) – Still Open in 2023?”

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    • Hmm I’ll think about it. Thanks! I wasn’t sure whether the owner was the same or not, but knowing that Randy still owns it does change things.

    • Randy is still running the show… but in such a depressed area…business is bound to boom… no matter what name you call it…

  1. I know nothing about this bar, never been there, never heard of it prior to watching the episode. I have been in the “business” on the vendor side for my entire career before retiring. Seen hundreds of similar situations in the bar and restaurant business. Sadly, 99% of the failures that I see have similar parallels. You have an investor with the capitol but no experience in the business. Which is fine until you assign responsibility to someone else that doesent have a solid background. The biggest misconception that these people have is ” how difficult is it to serve cocktails and food”. What they don’t comprehend is the work that goes into it and the importance of being able to hire the correct people to orchestrate it. That’s a simple explanation of a process that takes years to fine tune. I could fill a book with examples of startups that went wrong from day 1 with mistakes that were self inflected. It’s an extremely tough business with low margins and you have to seasoned professionals to pull it off

  2. Bar Rescue is like the Oprah show giving away goodies to the subjects, but as we realize this bar didn’t last a year. The concept “Roost” was stupid. Deep fried chicken all day? Unhealthy to the max. The owner probably just sold some of the ownership to new people with better ideas once he got bar renovated for free..

    • Sorry, you tree hugging, Brussels sprout chowing, perfectly healthy specimen.
      Does the name Kentucky Fried Chicken ring a bell?
      Enjoy your tofu.

      PS: loved all the employees except maroon haired, fat ass Patty

  3. Reality TV Admin, have you called any of the bars during business hours to see?

    If it were my business shown on BR, I’d love to have it covered correctly by a page like this.

    Otherwise, if my business was mentioned due to location history with BR, I’d want it known it’s different ownership.

    Win/win for both you and the business, and in turn us the viewers looking for the rest of the story.

    • I do sometimes. But right now I’m outside of the USA so it’s not easy for me to call them. I guess I could pay for Skype or something but it’s also difficult with the time zones. I’ve also had some owners reach out to me to provide behind-the-scenes information.

  4. Randy Hunt owns The Pit Stop and Patty is no longer involved. Randy has made lots of additional upgrades to the bar. He’s a racing fan so he wanted to incorporate that into the bar. Randy is a friend and I used to manage the Broadway Bar prior to Sarah.


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