Monday, March 24, 2014

Live Chat: OFace Bar Council Bluffs

Have a question, comment, complaint about last night's episode of Bar Rescue from the OFace Bar in Council Bluffs?  Here's your chance to have them answered...or at least your chance to complain about HitThatDive not bashing the place.


We will be live on HTDTV at 8:30.  You can tune in by clicking this link tonight!  http://ustre.am/1bGvz 


29 comments:

  1. I have never in my life wanted anyone to fail more than you!!! You make me sick the way to treat people and you are truly disgusting scummy human beings!!!! You will lose all your money, your marriage and all your dignity and you deserve EVERY SINGLE BIT OF IT!!!! I have NEVER wished any couple so much ill as I do you!!! I really hope the pair of you rot in hell!!! GO JOHN TAFFER!!!!!!!!

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    1. Bar Rescue is as real as my pet unicorn. And apparently Bar Rescue viewers are not very Christian. That's an awful to wish on people you only know through "reality" television.

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    2. Was the fight real? Were the owners drinking on the job? Did the whole staff prefer to have a "bitch session rather than learn and train? Did they take an hour to deliver even one Pizza? Who can fake that shit?

      You should get back on "your" unicorn and ride back to "Delusion city" ....

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    3. Hitthatdrive who the hell cares if anyone is a Christian or not? That's how you judge people? Get off your high horse and take your cult talk somewhere else. As for the episode, I'm very happy that John walked away.

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  2. How about you post a recap of the live stuff so other Bar Rescue viewers can judge for themselves.

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  3. Nothing that you've published or I've seen implies that O-Face is anything but on the crap side. Did Bar Rescue emphasize the crap side? Sure! Did O-Face agree to emphasize the negative for the cameras in trade for something? Probably.
    But no monetary investment. No positive spin besides those who were reportedly "fired." The wife was depicted in a way that other owners in the service/restaurant/bar that I've worked for have acted. There's nothing presented that makes me think otherwise.
    Is the shitty bar charming? Probably for some but nothing that I've seen has proven it's anything but a poorly run cliche-y local dive bar where the customer's taste determines whether or not you'll enjoy your time there.
    For me, you're not proving anything against Bar Rescue besides that experiences are subjective. Let's see the awesome profitable sober respectable owners and employees of O-Face that Bar Rescue slandered.

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    1. How about this from a different commenter yesterday:
      Having been "Featured" in a Reality series myself, I fully appreciate that The O'Face was set up... and the give-away is that it was wholly one-sided and OTT. Interviews were probably conducted for hours with staff and tensions were systematically flamed by producers.. that is the producers' job-- to flame the story so it catches every thing on fire. The bell ringing was probably suggested as, "Why don't you ring a bell every time you want a drink, so the viewers at home has an idea how long it takes for bar staff to bring you a drink..." yeah, they are good at what they do.

      The directors and producers with whom I worked during the Reality show I was on had won Emmys for shows on HBO and had other successful shows on the topic of my profession on Showtime and the show I was featured in aired on The Sundance Channel -- Sundance. Right, of course this was a credible project... NOT! It was show business. They were not interested in the truth only manipulating truthful people in distress into saying key lines or doing key actions on cue based on contrived scenerios that wouldn't normally take place in "reality" -- because reality is actually more interesting and rich in detail, it's hard to sell prescription pills during the two minutes and two seconds advertisers get when your audience is getting something new out of their programming. Keep giving them slop, and you can sell them what they need.

      I'm not endorsing what we all saw on O Face episode, just as I would not endorse what viewers saw of my story on my reality show -- it makes me cringe to think I trusted these A_wipes with what I was most passionate about. Taught me a lot of lessons and I have never been the same person since.

      TV is tv. The networks are pitched a concept and screen real people who can fit into preconceived story arcs. Bar Rescue needed an episode like the one we just saw because Hotel impossible is kicking their ass.

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    2. What a crock....These owners simply deserve the failure that they're fighting for......It's Darwinian......

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    3. we can only judge based on what we see. We saw a bunch of losers that deserve any failure that falls upon them. Plain and simple.

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  4. I was there the last time I visited my friend in sioux city and we have a friend who lives in council bluffs. Well visiting him we made our rounds and this was our second stop. I will never in all my life recommend a place like this... I got my beer knocked out of my hand by one of the bartenders friends who was there. Then I was told that I am a fucking dumbass for not paying attention. I was not asked if I wanted another beer I was just belittled because I was wearing a black and pink motocross tshirt. This place in all my life is the worst bar I have ever been to. And there are a tons of shitholes here in southern wisconsin. This place needs to be shut down if its not already

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  5. sad bunch. From what the show aired the one girl should have pressed charges and sued.
    The owner should have been been prosecuted for trying to hire a hit on someone. How could he still be active military?

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  6. There are dive bars everywhere you go. Some of them are actually quite good and may look like a dive, but the employees are super nice, the bathrooms are clean (always check out a bathroom before you order food, it is a good indication of the cleanliness of the kitchen), and tho the look may be super dated, it is a clean place. That is a GOOD dive bar, and if you find one, make it your own. This show was garbage, the place was garbage, the people are trash. They only have this bar so they can party every night and write it off on taxes as a loss. A free ride to buy liquor wholesale for yourself and your friends, and write it off. Oh well, takes all kinds, there are many businesses that pull this trick if they can get away with it, well...so what. It is always our choice to walk in and then immediately out of a place, but I do love to try dive bars, just once. Have found some gems out there, so you never know. But this place was gross, wouldn't even trust a sip stick, probably reused. This is a scummy place with scummy people who all have drinking issues and don't care about making money, just enough to pay the liquor supply. It's just a trailer park hangout guys, don't be too rough on them. Sure the show brought them some business, people are curious. I would have checked it out if I were in the area, but may not have put my lips to any glass. You've really got to give some of these places a chance, they can be a lot of fun if done right. This one was not.

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  7. Just watched the episode today. What a bunch of trailer trash scum. Owners have rage issues and need psychological help. Shocker that they fired one of the only normal guys, the bouncer, and rehired that piece of trash girl back as manager. Although, it seems Bar Rescue was just looking for that Kitchen Nightmares moment of finally not rescuing a place.

    Would love to see them sued and lose their place :)

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    1. They fired the bouncer IN REAL LIFE for beating the shit out of his girlfriend in the parking lot. That oddly didn't make the piece of garbage show that's called Bar Rescue.

      If you believe everything you see on TV please drive to Omaha to buy my unicorn.

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    2. Yes, SOME things are staged but most of it is fact and true because if it wasn't Bar Rescue can be sued. There is NO WAY Bar Rescue could make me make an ass of myself on national TV, that is THEIR OWN DOING.

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    3. I also wanted to mention, Have you heard the saying, Instant asshole just add alcohol. They ALL need to STOP drinking on the job. Alcohol fuels the fire and turns everyone there into total assholes.
      Have another drink people.

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  8. You really like unicorns. I watched the episode. While I do agree that reality TV will ramp up a lot of stuff, they do normally have to put a disclaimer. So if you feel you were falsely represented, you can sue. Seeing that you haven't sued BR, I'm gonna say that you guys really do have a ton of issues. Might I offer some suggestions:

    1.) No fighting... really... that's just bad policy
    2.) No drinking while on duty: I can't believe I have to type that
    3.) Try to try. If you don't know what I'm talking about you have issues
    4.) Change the name... terrible name... really
    5.) Control your anger
    6.) No fighting
    7.) Clean the bathrooms on an hourly basis
    8.) Don't make fun of the customers
    9.) Be attentive to the customer - Look at it this way: They're paying for your drinks later if that's all you care about
    10.) No fighting
    11.) Fire that manager. She should be there to make the owners money, not be their friends
    12.) Make money, not pee pee (hint.... you pee after you drink a lot!)
    13.) Set your priorities to what's most profitable and ethical.
    14.) Please that Taffer helps you again
    15.) No Fighting.................
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    20.) NO FIGHTING....................................................

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    1. Big unicorn fan.

      Better idea. Don't sign a contact with Bar Rescue where they can edit to fill a pre-written script any way they want. And, that they can sue you for a 1,000,000 per instance it you say anything negative about the show.

      Here's a suggestion. Get out and experinece life. Don't live it through your television.

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    2. They didn't force the drinks down their throats, did they? And if Bar Rescue truly didn't have the dirt on them he would of done the rescue for them. Why can't you just admit that this couple is "ONE HOT MESS"!!
      Just because you sign a contract, that doesn't give anyone the right to slander you, especially on National TV. So if this couple didn't sue them, then a big part of the show is a fact. Just because the contract states they can sue you for 1 million dollars that doesn't mean they will win the lawsuit. If Bar Rescue slandered me on T V, their ass would be in court. The problem this couple has is ALL of the bullshit has been documented on camera. Next time, DO NOT DRINK AND MAKE FOOLS OF YOURSELVES.

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    3. In fact Bar Rescue DID provide them drinks and tell the "You're not drunk enough yet".

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    4. Really, if that were the case then why aren't all bar owners shown in a negative light? I understand reality shows aren't always on the up. They can manipulate the editing. But they can't put words in peoples mouths. And do you really expect anyone to believe that fight was staged?

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    5. LOL. Two best friends rolling around on the ground after both being miced-up by Bar Rescue staffers after Amanda and Cirisa agreed to the idea? Yeah. Staged. 100%.

      Considering a member of the CB city council refers to all of them as "Paid Actors" which they are. Why do people actually believe ANYTHING on reality TV? That makes my brain hurt to try and comprehend.

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  9. Read what you just wrote and heed by it

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  11. If you believe everything you read in a blog . . . ye ain't so smart.

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    1. Good point! Watch MORE "reality" TV that's how you get smart!

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  12. Ok, so we heard that...its staged!! We know! ok we know!! we know how television works, but let me pose this question. It's all staged, the two girls were paid to fight, the scripts can be prewritten to make the show!! Wat a shock huh? thx for the education..hahaha morons!!! why is it then, that every other bar that was scraping bottom, got a facelift, new training, and more than anything.."a chance" I can answer that..cuz u guys are losers! And honestly Karen needs to get off her ass and do something called..uhhhh WORK!!!! Oh and her husband..seriously...he says she carries his balls around in a jar...wow!!! and she totally proved it on national television and made the biggest ass out of u!!! U are without a doubt the poorest excuse for a man I've ever witnessed..then u get drunk and cry like the girl u are, but maybe that's the reason why u couldn't land anything but a waste of space and air like that hog u call a wife! And that animal u call Amanda..hahaha not even words for that horsehead!!! .since she knew u were being filmed I think she should have worn her "good" baseball cap on her stupid ass empty head during filming!! Just a quick tip for ur husband Karen, instead of slapping around employees or yelling at them like the yahoo u are, he needs to slap some sense into u..although u would probably beat the hell out of the little girl!! If u read this, please, please, please go hit the bar and do a shot or 2 or 3 or 4 or whatever or however much u need to make the thoughts of wat u are go away!! In case u didn't know it, other bars and episodes put up with the reality show scripted and agreed upon fluff for television..so that they can save a failing business..but u two were such dumb asses and complete losers..u just couldn't get it could ya?

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    1. Let's see...Bar Rescue's "help" hurt the two bars in the area that it "rescued"...and helped business of the OFace. Yeah...those swell people on the BR production staff and casting department really know their stuff!

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