On tonight’s episode of Bar rescue, Jon Taffer and crew touch down in Los Angles, California to try to rescue the The Airliner, a trendy bar and music venue located in the heart of Lincoln Heights, near downtown Los Angeles.
The episode, entitled “Not Cleared for Takeoff” was filmed back in February 2017, and Jon decided to not to rebrand the bar with a new name. The Airliner is owned by Luis Quiroz, an entrepreneur who is said to have lost his passion for the business.
Interestingly enough, it doesn’t appear that Jon was able to reignite Luis’ passion for the bar business. The Airliner has been up for sale for the past six months, with an asking price of $450,000. According to the listing details, the “Owner would like to now focus on a different business.”
American Authors in the House
For tonight’s episode, Jon enlisted rockers the American Authors to do recon. The band also does an “impromptu” performance for the episode.
A Closer Look
- Here are the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for The Airliner
- Here’s a look at recent Yelp reviews (somewhat negative), as well as Google reviews (mostly positive).
- Luis was INSURENEX’s April 2015 “MovingUp Client.” Here’s a link to the spotlight article on Luis and The Airliner.
Here’s the Google Street View of The Airliner
Episode Promo Videos
American Authors Do Recon for Jon
Jon invites the band members of American Authors (Best Day of My Life) to do some recon at an L.A. dive bar and music venue called The Airliner.
American Authors vs. Dive Bar Nacho Fries
The American Authors (Best Day of My Life) order some nacho fries but quickly realize the bar food is inedible.
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