Bar Rescue At Liquid Lounge (Tidal Bay Beach Bar) In Long Beach, California

Bar Rescue At Liquid Lounge (Tidal Bay Beach Bar) In Long Beach, California
Bar Rescue At Liquid Lounge (Tidal Bay Beach Bar) In Long Beach, California

On tonight’s episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Long Beach, California to try to rescue the Liquid Lounge. During the rescue, which went down in February, Jon decided to change the name of the Liquid Bar to the Tidal Bay Beach Bar. The owner decided to keep the new name and run with it.

When Rob McCarthy bought the former Liquid Lounge in 2010, the neighborhood bar thrived for the first three years, posting $650,000 in sales in 2013. But not long after that, Rob’s lack of experience, negligence and a bug infestation sent the bar into a downward spiral. With the Liquid Lounge in a state of disrepair, and more than $270,000 in debt, Rob made the call for help to Bar Rescue.

Before Bar Rescue

Liquid Lounge Long Beach
Liquid Lounge Long Beach

After Bar Rescue

Tidal Bay Beach Bar in Long Beach, California
Tidal Bay Beach Bar in Long Beach, California

A Closer Look

The Reviews Are In

When available, we like to scan sites like Yelp, and other online review properties to gauge how well bars featured on Bar Rescue are doing since Taffer’s makeover. In the case of the Tidal Bay Beach Bar, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

Positive Reviews

  • Lola has great personality and makes a great drink. Same cook and looking forward to going back for some food very soon
  • Fun place with a nice vibe. Tidal Bay is a cool bar with good food and great pours. The patio is great on a sunny day.
  • I have been coming to liquid lounge off and on for the last 10 – 15 years and it’s always been cool… is unpretentious everybody is real…
  • If you’re in Long Beach, CA, visit Tidal Bay, See corkey bartender Trish who will make sure you have a good drink & enjoy our city.
  • Love the staff, the service was great and the food was amazing! We’ll definitely be back!

Negative Reviews

  • Can I leave negative stars? When I saw that bar rescue was at the bar I was hopeful that they would make some positive changes. They killed the bar. The Liquid Lounge was a great place to go, grab some food and great drink. While the staff is still wonderful the place is dead.

Images – YouTube/Tidal Bay Beach Bar/Google

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