When Jon Taffer needs some expert help in revamping a joint down on its luck in his hit Spike TV series Bar Rescue, he turns to the best in their respective field — like chef Brian Duffy for the kitchen, mixologist Jenny Costa behind the bar, and comedian Owen Benjamin for the laughs.
Millen says the show’s producers eventually wrote out the live music portion of the show, and he wasn’t needed to overhaul the Headhunters live music approach. But the 20-minute interview tape lives on and can be seen up top.
In it, Millen offers his own Taffer Tips, like how rooms can increase revenue by ending the music before last call, and never allowing the sound guy to select between-band music. He even boasts that he’s been doing “the musical version of Bar Rescue” around Boston for years, going into clubs around town and stopping them from hemorrhaging cash.