From On the Rocks to In the Black

Host John Green uses his restaurant savvy to bring bars and nightclubs back from the brink.
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About the Show

John Green knows bars. As a top-level consultant, he's designed, staffed and launched some of the most prestigious bars and nightclubs in the world. Whether he's shaking hands or shaking a martini, John knows the business behind the bar and now he's bringing that expertise to struggling bars across America. John quickly assesses the location, identifies the problems and finds the solution. This expert can help any bar that's "on the rocks" get back into the black.

Most Popular Recipes

All On the Rocks Recipes

Golden Margarita

White Falcon

Classic Black and Tan

Classic Rusty Nail

Tom's Classic Dark and Stormy

Knockout Punch

The Classic Bomb

The Lab Rack

The 12th Element

The A.J.

Classic Sazerac

Emerald Isle

Green Fairy - Czech Method

Irish Monk

The Green Lantern

The Idol

The Dissection

Classic Texas Tea

The Bitter Truth

Sucker Punch

Traditional Green Fairy

Pacific Peach

Classic Snakebite

Dirty Bird

Classic Manhattan

Mulligan

Bermuda Triangle

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Bar expert John Green heads to Oxford Inn in Royal Oak, Mich., to help struggling owners Bob and Mary get back on the path to success. After Bob's battle with cancer and a huge loss of business, Bob and Mary built an additional bar onto their already shabby restaurant in hopes of attracting more clients, but with no luck.

Wednesday
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11pm | 10c
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Sunday
Dec 1
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

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Owner Jen has struggled to balance running her dive bar and raising her children since losing her husband one year ago. John Green must turn the aging San Diego landmark, London's West End, into the ultimate nighttime destination.

Thursday
Dec 5
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 5

Small Town Insecurity

John Green visits Boxcar, a neglected establishment in Cedar Hill, Texas. Three squabbling siblings with no bar experience and mounting debts have dwindled their parents' retirement funds while running the bar into the ground. John takes the reins to settle family tension and make this bar a success again.

Saturday
Dec 21
11pm | 10c
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Small Town Insecurity

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Sunday
Dec 22
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Fight Bar Failure

John Green must transform Ringside, a fight-themed bar in Huntington Beach, Calif., that is struggling to stay on its feet. Now $300,000 in debt, owner Travis is unable to pay his bills. If things don't turn around soon, he will be forced to close his doors and declare bankruptcy.

Saturday
Dec 28
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 8

Irish Pub Troubles

Bar expert John Green visits Mulligans, an Irish pub in Santa Clarita, Calif. With only four days to turn this bar around, this pub will undergo extensive bar training, a major revamping of the cocktail and food menu and a makeover that brings tears to the owner's eyes.

Saturday
Jan 11
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 4

Texas Transformation

John Green visits 12 Whiskey, a lounge in Fort Worth, Texas, that is located directly across from a college campus but has no identity to attract students. Swindled by a third partner, owners Phil and Kristen have no bar experience, limited capital and are in over their heads. At the end of the week, John will have students lined up around the corner.

Wednesday
Apr 23
4am | 3c
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Fight Bar Failure

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Wednesday
May 7
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 7

Reputation Revamp

Bar expert John Green revamps one of Hawthorne, California's oldest bars, The Falcon Inn. Years of mismanagement ruined the bar's reputation and it's up to John to get them back on track. In just four days, John will transform this dingy bar and keep The Falcon off the rocks!

Wednesday
May 14
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 8

Irish Pub Troubles

Bar expert John Green visits Mulligans, an Irish pub in Santa Clarita, Calif. With only four days to turn this bar around, this pub will undergo extensive bar training, a major revamping of the cocktail and food menu and a makeover that brings tears to the owner's eyes.

Wednesday
May 21
4am | 3c
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Up in Smoke

John Green visits San Diego to lend his expertise to failing hookah bar, Ali Baba's Cave. Owner Nadi lost her son just six months after opening up the joint with him. With a tired theme and tired owner, John has to figure out how to keep Ali Baba's afloat.

Wednesday
Jun 4
4am | 3c
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Wednesday
Jul 9
4am | 3c