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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.