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SUNDAY: 'Bar Rescue' episode featuring 'Baseline Sports Bar' airs on Spike TV

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 18:32:42-04

Another Valley bar is getting the royal treatment from Jon Taffer, the mastermind behind the show, "Bar Rescue."

This time the focus is on Baseline Sports Bar, a local biker bar in Tempe where anything goes, and is home to the "baseline babes." (Like you'll see in the episode's introduction, a kids pool is filled with spaghetti and two girls proceed to wrestle in it.)

Like most of the bars on the show, Baseline Sports Bar began to lose customers and money to the tune of $4,000 a month. The "original Baseline babe" and owner, AJ Hunter, was $190,000 in debt when she reached out to the show for help.

Taffer and his team came out earlier this year and did a complete overhaul. It's now known as "Brick and Barley: A Neighborhood Bar."

"We've had to grow up a little bit," said Hunter via Facebook. "We are kind of struggling with that. I've said we went from being 15-year-old juvenile delinquents to Christian College Sorority girls."

The bar has been re-done and items have been added to the menu, said Hunter.

The episode should be good as there was apparently a lot of yelling between her, her daughters and Taffer.

"Jon spared no expense as screaming directly in my face for five days, although I was pretty sure one if not both of my daughters were going to punch him dead center in the head," she said.

The episode, titled Momsters Ball, airs Sunday, July 17 on Spike TV.

Bar Rescue also moved through George & Dragon earlier this year. The show kept the name and updated the bar to give it a more traditional British pub-like feel. Their episode aired in April.

IF YOU GO:
Brick and Barley (formerly Baseline Sports Bar)
201 E. Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85283