Jon Taffer rescues Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro in St. Louis

Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro
Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro

UPDATE 2: Our full feature on this Bar Rescue episode, which originally aired on March 13 at Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro in St. Louis – now Crafted – is available here.

UPDATE: The Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro in St. Louis is no more after Jon Taffer renamed the bar “Crafted” during a makeover of the bar for an upcoming episode of the popular Spike TV series Bar Rescue. Taffer also gave the bar a new motto: “Handcrafted Food & Cocktails.”

Chew Boom has learned that the Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro in St. Louis, Missouri, will be featured on an upcoming episode of the popular Spike TV series “Bar Rescue,” starring Jon Taffer.

Chew Boom received a tip on Sunday that indicated the Bar Rescue crew was spotted at Van Goghz’s in Compton Heights, setting up for a shoot.

Below is a photo after the rescue and renaming.

Crafted (Instagram)
Crafted (Instagram)

New signage on “Crafted” formerly the Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro in St. Louis.

Crafted Bar formely Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro in St. Louis
Crafted Bar formely Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro in St. Louis (Twitter)

Below is a photo of Van Goghz as the Bar Rescue crew works on the new external signage for “Crafted.”

The Van Goghz Bar Rescue (Instagram)
The Van Goghz Bar Rescue (Instagram)

Omg its @JohnTaffer ?? #barrescue #stlouis #stl #vangohz #crafted #omg

A video posted by Melina Daniella (@melina.daniella) on

The following post by a guest appeared on Van Goghz’s Facebook page: “One of our favorite haunts in south city called Van Van Goghz Martini is selected for Spike TV “Bar Rescue”. Story is in the Post. Cameras going in tonight. I am anxious to see how things change. Everyone come and support the neighborhood place! It is where Zachary Ford and I met many of our close friends today and we look for bigger and better things.” Van-Goghz-Martini-Bar-&-Bistro-on-Facebook At this point we don’t know if Taffer changed the name of Van Goghz, but keep an eye on this page for updates as new information becomes available. UPDATE: The Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro has been renamed “Crafted.” If you have any information about this Bar Rescue, please send all tips to Chew Boom!

Bar Rescue getting set up.   A photo posted by Ken Moire (@sensoredmedia) on

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Reviews Pre-Rescue:

On Oct. 19, 2015, a guest left the following review on Trip Adviser:

“Yummy martinis and food” Rating: Excellent. My husband and I love this place. Great martinis, delicious food (Wednesday night is steak night!!!) We love talking up the bartenders and meeting new people here. great for date night, having a private party, or just drinks!

The following, and most recent Yelp review appeared on Sept. 22, 2015.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. I love this neighborhood bar. Most nights they have some sort of special. For instance, every Wednesday they have $5 steaks with the purchase of a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). If you go here for the steak definitely get the blue cheese sauce. I hate blue cheese, but this sauce is the bomb. Try out one of their martinis.

Overall, the vast majority of reviews that the Chew Boom examined appear very positive with very few negative comments.

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