5th & Vine AKA Rhythm & Brews – Bar Rescue Update | What Happened Next Open Or Closed?

    The 5th & Vine pub in Staten Island, New York, which was featured on Bar Rescue season four, has closed. On November 13th, the bar posted a video titled ‘The End’ on their Facebook page, which featured a slide display of old photos. On November 12th, owner Erik Lachow posted this on his Facebook Page “This Saturday night is the ultimate opportunity to dance the night away with the cast of 5th & Vine. Don’t let the memories pass you by!”

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    Is 5th & Vine still open?

    No, it’s “Close”

    • Episode Title: “Schmuck Dynasty”
    • Episode No.: Season 4 Episode 3 (Season 4 1st Set Episode 3)
    • Episode Air Date: October 19, 2014
    • Episode Was Filmed: April 2014
    • The Bar’s Original Name Was: Rhythm & Brews.
    • The Bar’s New Name: 5th & Vine.
    • 5th & Vine Address: 1674 Richmond Rd, Staten Island, NY 10306, United States.
    5th And Vine Location

    If you’re reading this, then I succeeded! Keep reading see what happens to 5th & Vine AKA Rhythm & Brews.

    Rhythm and Brews is owned by twin brothers Steve and Erik Winchow. The bar was very successful, making around $80,000 a month. A rowdy biker gang took over the bar as their headquarters and the bar’s image suffered. Between the three of them, they have put around $700,000 into this bar.

    Jon sends his experts into the bar to go make their pizza since apparently anyone can walk into the kitchen and make food. There is fiberglass around the food, which Jon says is a terrible thing. The customers don’t take the owners seriously and are laughing at them.

    Jon says he needs to see them tomorrow with fire in their bellies. Jon says that he’s not sure he can rescue this bar. Jon explains the concept of visual weighting. Kate explains how to taste wine and serve it. Jon tells the owners he wants them to be leaders during tonight’s stress test.

    5th & Vine (Rhythm & Brews) Bar Rescue

    Rhythm and Blues open up for stress test. Jon tells them to shut the bar down for the night. Jon calls out how messy the bar is and Steve says that it’s not as bad as he thinks. Jon says that he won’t attach himself to their failure. Rhythm and Brews has been renamed and is now called 5th and Vine. The staff are in love with their new bar. Jon says all the old behaviors change now.

    The three brothers now accept that things really need to change. Josh shows them new recipes that will be added to the new bar’s menu. Jon installed three Revention POS systems. 5th and Vine opens for the first time since remodeling. The bar is packed with people, yet the staff is handling it all very well. Jon asks the owners if they think they’ll make money off of this, they all answer yes.

    On relaunch, the staff are working together very well to ensure that things go smoothly during reopening. Jon says this bar has great perceived value, perceived quality, and people are happy. Customers are really enjoying the food. Jon says that this was a successful bar rescue.

    5th & Vine (Rhythm & Brews) inside view

    Recent Customer Reviews after the Bar Rescue Episode:

    5th & Vine Google Review

    Positive Reviews:

    • “5th and Vine used to be a really great place to gather with friends because it was a very intimate setting and everybody knew each other everybody knew the owners the owners were very nice to all the guests but unfortunately the bar closed and now it’s called the GOAT Richmond road.”
    • “Great service. Incredible sliders and hamburger!”

    Negative Reviews:

    • not such negative comments yet!

    Google Ratings 4.6/5

    5th & Vine Yelp Review

    Positive Reviews:

    • “I had a great evening at 5th & Vine last night. My wife and I were curious to see the Bar Rescue makeover and I am glad we stopped in. Stu, the owner, was behind the bar and was great and suggesting a wine to try.”
    • “I went there with 2 friends tonight on a Sunday to check it out with 2 friends and place looks good … Beer was cold And food was awesome … Got the wings calamari and flat bread pizzas they were awesome we were ordering seconds also fosters on tap is awesome you never see that and staten islands flagship brewery on tap.”

    Negative Reviews:

    • “Good wine. Worst service I’ve ever had. We got ignored the whole time and it took an hour to get food (that was terrible) when there was only 4 tables.”
    • “This place is so dirty run down. Even after that show the place is still dirty. One owner who acts more like a bouncer and hits on every girl that walks by just hangs out outside instead of tending to the place. They smoke in the building and don’t follow simple food health codes. Don’t waste your time. The bartender didn’t even check my id.  Isn’t all that against the law?”

    Yelp Ratings 3.5/5

    My Review on 5th & Vine 🤔

    Great friendly service, good food and drinks. Priced fairly and nice atmosphere.

    4/5 Star

    What Happened Next at 5th & Vine

    • Jon Taffer changed the name of Rhythm & Brews to 5th & Vine
    • Six weeks later, sales have increased by 50%.
    • Rhythm and Brews / 5th and Vine and closed in November 2016.
    • They closed briefly in April 2016 after an ungraded health inspection.
    • They failed due to 61 violations including evidence of mice, flies and a lack of a thermometer for checking food.
    • Reviews after the show were mixed with some praise for the drinks and atmosphere but some complaints on service.

    News & Update on 5th & Vine

    • The Bar Rescue makeover happened in April 2014.
    •  5th & Vine was actually shut down by the health department in April of 2016, but quickly reopened after fixing their issues.  In another recent article, owner James said about Bar Rescue, “Short term, it helped slightly.”
    • 5th & Vine is Permanently close.


    5th & Vine was formerly known as Rhythm & Brews before to Jon Taffer’s renovation, and the pub kept the moniker Bar Rescue. In April 2016, the health department ordered the closure of 5th & Vine. Following the show, reviews were divided, with some praising the beverages and atmosphere and others criticising the service.

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