1-01 Fallen Angels--07/17/2011
Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to class up Angels, a failing biker bar in Corona, California. To do that, he’ll have to transform their rowdy clientele, scantily-clad bikini bartenders and strippers into a professsional staff.
1-02 Downey's And Out--07/24/2011
Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to resuscitate Downey’s, a failing Irish pub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To do that, he’ll have to inspire Dom, a one-time star chef turned negligent owner, who has let the bar go to ruin.
1-03 Shabby Abbey--07/31/2011
Legendary Chicago music venue The Abbey Pub is a family-owned bar on its last legs. When bar expert Jon Taffer tries to return the pub to its original glory, he discovers that two of the sibling managers don’t see eye-to-eye.
1-04 Beach Bummer--08/07/2011
Bar expert Jon Taffer is called to Redondo Beach, CA, to save Kilkenny’s, an Irish pub on the decline. Though bar manager Carlos threatens Jon’s method and the pub’s success, owner Allie refuses to fire him.
1-05 Swanky Troubles--08/14/2011
Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to breathe new life into failing Philadelphia champagne bar Swanky Bubbles. To accomplish that, he'll need to deal with a playboy owner, a sprawling menu and the worst bar layout in America.
1-06 The Blue Frog Sings the Blues--08/21/2011
Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to get The Blue Frog 22, a failing bar in Chicago, to grow up. To do that, he'll need the mother-and-son owners, Mimi and John, to ditch the "Mom's Basement" aesthetic that's dragging them down.
1-07 Bad To The Bone--08/28/2011
Bar expert Jon Taffer heads to Boston to help Bill, the owner of The Chicken Bone, avoid financial ruin. Bill, a former customer who took over the Bone, learned the hard way that running a bar is much tougher than it looks.
Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to take Champs, a dated sports bar in Burbank, CA out of retirement. To do that, he’ll need owner Joe to go on the offensive, and take control of his over-pouring bartenders.
1-09 Bar Fight--09/18/2011
Bar expert Jon Taffer goes toe-to-toe with a former baseball player turned bar owner as he tries to revive the Canyon Inn, a decaying bar on its last legs.
1-10 Hogtied Ham's--09/25/2011
Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to save automotive-themed Angry Ham’s Garage from stalling out. Rowdy owners and stonewalling city officials are all lurking right under the hood.