Big unveiling of Tucson bar featured on 'Bar Rescue' happening tonight

Big unveiling of Tucson bar featured on 'Bar Rescue' happening tonight

For the second time this week, those of you in the Old Pueblo will have a chance to be on national television. 

Paramount Network's popular reality TV show "Bar Rescue" is filming an episode at the lounge The Original Hideout at 3000 S. Mission Rd., according to the production company's spokesperson.   

In a nutshell, the show is a "docu-reality series" that features nightlife expert Jon Taffer as he tries to help rescue bars that are on the brink of going out of business, according to Paramount's website

The show did a "stress test" on Wednesday afternoon, which is where they pack a restaurant full of people and then see where the bar needs the most help.

About 75 people were lined up at 1:30 to get inside the building. 

After the stress test, the bar will go dark for a few days this week while renovations are done before the big unveiling at 10:30 p.m. on Friday night. 

Last weekend, the show also filmed an episode at RJ's Replay on East Speedway. The bar, which has since been renamed The Frozen Cactus, had hundreds of people show for the stress test after the show's host Jon Taffer announced it on his twitter account

So far, neither Taffer, the show or the bar have publicly announced any information about the filming the episode. 

Here's a list of other times Tucson has been featured on national TV


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