Jon Taffer is an American author, TV personality and bar consultant. He is best known for his appearance on the show Bar Rescue.

His estimated net worth is around 10$ million.

Early life

Jon Taffer was born on November 7, 1954 in Great Neck, New York. He grew up in Great Neck and graduated from William A. Shine Great Neck South High School. After finishing high school, he decided to continue his education at the University of Denver.

He studied political science for several semesters and then transferred to Los Angeles. Even though he studied political science, he ended up doing something completely different but highly successful.


After graduating from college, he decided to try out his talent as a bar consultant in one bar in Hollywood. He never intended to do this kind of work, but he ended up managing a bar. After few years of working as a bar manager he ended up opening his first bar in 1989.

He is also the inventor of the term NFL Sunday Ticket and the idea came to him after working for NFL Enterprises. During his years in bar management, he invented a lot of other terms and concepts. Some of them are now the base of every good bar managing practice.

Butt funnel is one of concepts he invented, and it refers to tight or narrow entry to the dance floor, that increases interaction between guests.

His bigger job offer came in 2010 when he started his job as a president of Nightclub and Bar Media Group. The group is centered around bar managing business and has a bar managing magazine. Conventions and shows are also held by the group and Taffer gave advice to the high end restaurants, bars and hotels all around the world.

Since 2011 he is the host of the reality TV series Bar Rescue. The reality show is actually a semi-reality TV show that is hosted by Taffer. He usually examines bars, nightclubs and hotels and gives them advice on how to improve their business.

Taffer uses his entertaining talent and his knowledge about managing to keep the audience interested until the end of the episode.

The show contains a lot of quality information about bar managing and can help viewers understand how the business works. He uses his lifelong knowledge as a bar consultant, and helps ordinary people get a hold over their businesses.

The show received good reviews from the viewers and from the audience.

Throughout the show, after getting a glimpse into the overall condition of the bar and explains the owners how they can help their businesses to grow. He takes everything in consideration from staff to management to the overall look of the place and gives advice on how to make it work.

During his career he renovated and improved numerous businesses. To share his knowledge he even released his first book with helpful advice on bar managing.

Most of his income comes from his TV show hosting and from his other appearances on TV. Due to his long experience in the business, his opinion is highly valued among ordinary people and other experts.

Jon often appears on various TV shows and even on the news to give helpful guidelines for the viewers regarding bar business and small businesses. His knowledge doesn’t revolve around bars and nightclub running he also gives opinions about stock market investments in the food industry.

His most recent accomplishment is the new app called BarHQ that gives out information about nightclubs and bars. The app received good feedback from the users as well as from the critics, and something like his app has certainly been needed.

Personal life

Jon Taffer has one child from his previous marriage, and we don’t know the name of the wife from the first marriage. He got married to Nicole Taffer afterwards and the couple lives in Las Vegas with their two dogs.

Besides this he doesn’t like to expose his private life to the media, and keeps his career in the spotlight.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Jon Taffer

Date of Birth: November 7, 1954

Birth Place: Great Neck, New York, U.S.

Age: 62 years

Profession: reality TV star, author, bar consultant

Height: 1.89 m

Weight: 100 kg

Net worth: 10$ million