On tonight’s episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are in Edgewater, Florida to try to rescue the No Name Saloon and Grill. The rescue took place a year ago in June 2017, and Jon decided to keep the established name of the bar minus the “and Grill.”
The “biker friendly” and family run bar was badly damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Jim Kelly – the bar’s owner – and his family also lost their home to the storm, which was located next to the bar on the same property.
“All our shingles got ripped off the roof. It rained inside the bar, we had lots of wood damage. Everything just got wrecked,” Kelly told local news station WESH 2.
The episode teaser describes Kelly as a demanding father who struggles to hand over the reins to his daughter and control his unruly customers.
Here’s a video posted by a bar employee that shows the ending of the episode:
Posted by Amanda Cammer on Thursday, June 14, 2018
The bar is holding a viewing party hosted live by Big Smo on Sunday for the first airing date on Paramount Network:
Bar Rescue viewing party at No Name Saloon of our episode on the first air date. Come out and join us to be the first to see our episode air on national TV Hosted by Big Smo We will all be on hand to answer questions about the show as we all see it for the first time. We will have it showing on all TV’s and our 12’ screen will be set up outside also.
A Closer Look at the No Name Saloon
- Here’s the No Name Saloon Facebook Page
- Here are the Facebook Pages for owner James Kelly, his wife Melonnie daughter Susan, son Lee, and bartender Kate.
- Here’s the Facebook Page for Bar Business Magazine Publisher Art Sutley. Jon enlisted Art and his friend Alexa to do recon for tonight’s episode.
- You can check out recent reviews since the makeover via Google Reviews (mostly positive) and Trip Advisor (somewhat negative)
- The No Name Saloon also holds the distinction of being the place where Bikers for Trump all began. The bar most recently hosted a Bikers for Trump rally in April.
Man Shot, Killed At No Name Saloon
A couple of months after the rescue, a man was shot and killed at the No Name Saloon, according to a August 2017 report in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Melonnie Kelly told the the News-Journal that the victim was a regular at the bar and had worked there occasionally as a barback and in the kitchen. You can listen to excerpts of the 911 call for help by clicking here.
Here’s the Google Street View of the bar
Image – Facebook