Celebrities Sports Grill – Bar Rescue Update | What Happened Next Open Or Closed?

Celebrities Sports Grill

Jon Taffer and the crew from Bar Rescue are in Yucaipa, California, to save Celebrities Sports Grill. The bar is supposedly losing $10,000-$20,000 a month and being over half a million dollars in debt.

In an attempt at good publicity for his business, Max posted a video of him helping with homeless veteran outreach, which later went viral; however all it ended up doing was anger people via negative backlash on social media when they found out that the man wasn’t actually a veteran himself and many viewers were even more upset by how poorly he responded to these allegations online afterwards.

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Is Celebrities Sports Grill still open?

Yes, it’s “Open”

  • Episode Title: “Antisocial Media”
  • Episode No.: Season 5 Episode 4 (Season 5 1st Set Episode 4)
  • Episode Air Date: September 18, 2016
  • Episode Was Filmed:   April 2016.
  • The Bar’s Original Name Was: Celebrities Sports Grill
  • The Bar’s New Name: The Victory Bar
  • Celebrities Sports Grill Old Address: Yucaipa, California,, United States
  • Celebrities Sports Grill New Address: 127 W 40th St, San Bernardino, CA 92407, United States
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If you’re reading this, then I succeeded! Keep reading see what happens Celebrities Sports Grill

Celebrity Sports Grill is owned by brothers Max and Ryke Zahir. Ryke was injured in Afghanistan and his eyesight was damaged. Max made a video of giving a homeless veteran free food and it went viral. The bar is now $750,000 in debt and they put the bar up for sale. The stress test is a conflict resolution exercise as well as Mike has to win over the community again.

Jon identifies Max’s negativity has extended so far that it’s even in the mayor’s office. Ryke couldn’t believe that this was his old place and he wasn’t there to help make changes.

celebrity bar and grill jhon traffer with owner bar rescue

The next day, they identify problems that need to be fixed. Jon announces a few community members are coming in order to help remodel the bar and since this is he asks Max to take down the “For Sale” sign on it. Rob trains some of their staff on making new colorful cocktails for customers as well.

The new name for the bar has been chosen, The victory bar and Restaurant.Ryan trains kitchen crew on making a bacon fondue, while Jon sits with Max deciding how to repay $20,000 that was raised in their fundraiser.they renovated the bar interior; there’s an overall warmer feel present because of renovations made inside the space itself along with its new name: The Victory Bar & Kitchen.

Everyone loves this change since it allows them all to wipe clean any negative associations they may have had about working at such a place before/ reinvent themselves by putting forward more positive constructions of self instead through taking part in community service events within said location – which has now been renamed “The Victory Cafe” after being completely revamped from top-to.

As the relaunch of The Bar approaches, Ryke is stunned by how much it has changed. He couldn’t believe that this was his old place, and he wasn’t there to help make those changes possible! Even more surprising, Max served a table at the mayor’s request – all with no problems going on in the kitchen or anywhere else around him.

new celebrity bar and grill

Recent Customer Reviews after the Bar Rescue Episode:

Celebrities Sports Grill Google Review

Positive Reviews:

  • “Great atmosphere. Great service. Good food. Good crowd and good ambience. Music was good but the DJ was less inspiring. DJ would literally look at his phone for 5 minutes in between songs.”
  • “The buffalo wings, fried pickles, and fries are super good! Pretty good for some fried foods lol. Was so hungry forgot to take a picture of the food.”

Negative Reviews:

  • “Horrible service. Took 45 minutes to get some attention and our drinks came before our water that our server had offered originally. Never going back again.”

  • “We sat outside the waiters never came back to offer beer or food. It smelled dank and moldy inside..”

Google Ratings 4.2/5

Celebrities Sports Grill Yelp Review

Positive Reviews:

  • “Come here about once a month with the wife on average once a month- usually just to have a couple drinks and unwind a bit. Very friendly and consistent staff. They have recently added several KETO friendly entrees to their menu, had the Jack Chicken melt- so good, I finished before getting a picture. Oops! LoL.Oh yeah, great prices too!!”
  • “As a San Bernardino native, Celebrities is a go-to place. They have good drinks and a variety of food options. Their servers have awesome personalities and the bartenders have great charisma. If you are visiting the city or a resident I urge you to come enjoy the calm environment. You’ll miss out if you don’t.”

Negative Reviews:

  • “Went there on a friday night, expecting good food, good service, and a good time.WOW, WERE WE DISSAPOINTED! Waitress was on her 1st day, she kept telling us that, took forever to get our appetizer, the cook couldnt figure out what medium well was, we sent the steaks back twice,baked potato was stone cold, after we sent it back they forgot to bring it back, Come on Max, get it together please!”
  • “Don’t waste your money on the food. It’s terrible. Celbrities used to be the place to eat in the north end but not anymore. Come here to have a beer and nothing more. Oh and if you do eat watch out for hair.”

Yelp Ratings 4.0/5

My Review on Celebrities Sports Grill 🤔

Celebrities are an amazing place for family and friends to come together and enjoy a family oriented environment. Max (the owner) goes around and meets his customers/friends. He treats them like a friend and doesn’t forget a face. Every time I have been in there, it’s always a hug and how have you been?! I highly recommend going to karaoke. It’s the best. Thank you for running such an outstanding place!

4.0/5 Star

What Happened Next at Celebrities Sports Grill

  • Jon Taffer changed the name Celebrities Sports Grill to The Victory Bar and Restaurant
  • Six weeks later, a ribbon cutting ceremony is held in honour of the veterans to celebrate their return.
  • The $20,000 that was raised by the community of people at this event for one day’s work is donated to a charity in front of everyone.
  • The Victory Bar / Celebrities Sports Grill closed in June 2016.
  • The brothers own another bar called Celebrities Sports Grill in San Bernardino. This location is open and the brothers hope to expand their business more soon!

News & Update on Celebrities Sports Grill

  • The Bar Rescue makeover happened in April 2016.
  • Celebrities Sports Grill is open


The Victory Bar and Restaurant, renamed by Spike TV’s reality show “Bar Rescue”, has closed its doors for good. Despite the makeover done on the place after it was bought over in 2015 during Season 4 of Jon Taffer’s show, not many people noticed much different about this downtown bar except that they saw a new sign outside when compared to before. The negative reviews from previous patrons were abundant online following their changes post-makeovers which apparently affected business negatively too with all these factors taken into account including perhaps – most importantly – the viral video showing an employee being attacked at work back in December 2016 leading up to GoFundMe page started against them afterwards.. Additionally, according to reports found out later on social media platforms like Facebook.

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