Ever wonder what happened to that bar you saw on an episode of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue"? Well, now is your chance to find out! Rescued owners will share their insights on where they were before the show, the struggles during and how they used what they learned to succeed. You'll walk away with stories of the struggles and successes of crawling out of the sea of debt and into new profitable beginnings.
Owner - Spirits on Bourbon
Brad Bohannan, Sr. graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. He has been in the nightclub industry for 21 years and on Bourbon Street for over 17 years. He is the owner of many businesses, including Turtle Bay on Decatur, Tavern on Vets, Spirits on Bourbon, Bohannan-Hybner Publishing which has songs cut by Easton Corbin, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagle, Tracy Lawrence, Laurie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Colt Ford, Kevin Fowler, Josh Abott and Pat Green. Brad is the voice of Spirits on Bourbon, but prefers to think of himself as the “personality” of Spirits.
Owner - Greco Holdings, Inc
Thom Greco is educated as a scientist with a degree in biology and chemistry but, also pursued hospitality while a student. At age 17 he owned his first nightclub, an under 21 dance club, The Vox Box, which within two years resulted in three locations and a TV show on the nationally number one ABC affiliate, WNEP-TV; in Wilkes Barre/Scranton, PA. remarkably all before the age of 23. To further his education, Thom trained at the Culinary lnstitute of America (ClA) and then also branched out into the restaurant, hotel and concert promoting business. Thom Greco promoted artists from Paul Anka to Aerosmith in area venues as well as owning and operating two amphitheaters, Bud Light Amphitheatre at Harvey's Lake and Montage Performing Arts Center in Scranton, PA, Greco purchased and operated FM radio stations, real estate holdings and had a record label deal with music giant, Tommy Mattola, which resulted in a rock artist that went to the Top 10 in Billboard. Greco has created and hosts several festivals each year and produces, designs and consults to some of the more discriminating weddings and events on the East Coast. Greco is a Charter and Founding Member * past-Chairman of the advisory board of the Nightclub & Bar Magazine & Oxford Publishing.
Owner - Sorties Tavern
Jerry Dalrymple is the owner of Sorties Tavern in Bellevue, Nebraska. Besides the Tavern Jerry manages his family’s real estate rental firm as well as he is an auto racing instructor. When he is not teaching auto racing he races cars throughout the country to advertise for his sponsors. Jerry grew up as a Military brat traveling all over the United States with his family watching his dad serve in the United States Air Force. They finally settle down in Bellevue, Nebraska at Offutt Air Force Base. Jerry graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Management and Marketing. He entered the service industry as a Security Guard at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. When he returned back to Nebraska he wanted to have a place that would give the military service men & women a place to relax and have fun. He bought a dilapidated bar by Offutt Air Force Base’s military housing in 2005. Over the years he has struggled to fix it up and turn it around. After bar rescue stepped in after many years of struggling he has been providing a place for the active military and Veterans to come and relax ever since called Sorties Tavern.
Owner - Chilleen's on 17
Owner - Bungalow Bar and Restaurant
Dan better known as "Dee", grew up working at his family restaurant Pier 92 in Rockaway Beach. Holding every position from dishwasher to general manager he was able to learn the business from the inside out. Dee and his brother Terence own In Good Company Hospitality which own and operate several properties including Bungalow Bar and Restaurant in Rockaway , Libation, Park Avenue Tavern, Parker & Quinn, Refinery Rooftop, Winnie's Tea Room & Saloon all in Manhattan and Good Co. Located. In Brooklyn. Dee credits his success to his family for instilling a great work ethic and strong values. His wife Rachel and three children are his greatest achievements and inspire him to do better each day. Dee lives and breathes the entrepreneurial spirit and thrives in the hospitality industry in the greatest city in the world. Stop by any of his locations for a delicious bite to eat or a frosty beverage and tell them that Dee sent you.