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.
Co-Owner - Spirits on Bourbon
Having been in the bar industry for over 20 years before Bar Rescue, including having built a multimillion dollar brand and business in what he calls the 'Major Leagues of the industry', New Orleans Bourbon Street, Brad had hit a brick wall when it came to building his new bar, what is now Spirits on Bourbon.
He found himself repeating what had worked in the past rather than taking risks. It took a degree in Taffer-Nomics to remind him that business is about taking those calculated risks to stay relevant.
Bar Rescue was the ultimate challenge: can you take a new bar with a new concept and turn this new way of thinking into profits....all in less than six months?
The answer lies in the cash register. Brad and Spirits on Bourbon are absolute proof that if you change the way you think....you can change the way you succeed.
Owner - MoonRunners Saloon
Guy Wavra is a self-made entrepreneur from Long Island, New York. Wavra spent 5 successful years in the finance industry prior to opening his first restaurant in 2008. As Owner and Operator of MoonRunners Saloon, Wavra handles everything from food prep to finances. The restaurant was recently touted as one of the Top Five Casual Dining Places to Eat in the News and Observer. Thanks to his fiery personality and interesting backstory Wavra’s restaurant was featured on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue where he was able to learn under bar consultant and Nightlife expert Jon Taffer as well as Celebrity Chef Brian Duffy.
Owner - 22 Klicks
Senior Director of Original Programming, - Spike TV
Tori Socha is the Senior Director of Original Programming at Spike TV, where she oversees the creative and day-to-day operations of Spike TV’s hit series “Bar Rescue.” Additionally, Socha is responsible for series development and managing show productions on other Spike TV original series projects currently in development. Socha joined Spike TV in 2013, after serving as Director of Alternative Programming at Syfy where she developed and oversaw production on several new unscripted series, including “Ghost Mine” and “Heroes of Cosplay.” Prior to Syfy, Socha developed original series and specials for TLC as Manager of Development, served as Coordinating Producer for Discovery Studios – West Coast, and began her career at William Morris Agency and CBS Entertainment.