July 12, 2015 By Christian Murray
Hard charging Jon Taffer and his crew from Bar Rescue will be at Jack’s Fire Department on Skillman Avenue today shooting scenes for its ‘Back to the Bar’ special.
Bar Rescue, a show that helps troubled bars come back from the brink, was in Sunnyside last August shooting scenes to evaluate and profile the owners of what-was-then Jack’s Ale House at 39-46 Skillman Ave.
Brian, Jimmy and John McGowan—the owners and firefighters—were all put under the spot light by Taffer who was far from forgiving.
In the promo for the show that ran November, it said: “Three loud-mouth firefighting brothers struggle to keep their Queens bar afloat. Can Taffer calm the sparks before this family implodes.”
Taffer converted the bar into an establishment where the exterior represented a firehouse and the interior included firefighting equipment and the front of a fire truck.
Taffer is back at the bar to check out how the bar is doing after its rescue last August.
In celebration of the “Back to the Bar” event tonight, Jack’s Fire Department will have a band and be offering specials beginning at 4 p.m.