On the Bar Rescue episode ‘Ice, Mice, Baby,’ Jon Taffer visits Fort One in the heart of prime real estate in San Francisco (near Fisherman’s Wharf). The young owner, Jason Wanigatunga, was gifted the bar by his wealthy father. At first, business was great, pulling in $110,000 a month. But then Jason “quickly got sucked into the party scene and away from managing the business.” He admits that he drinks a lot at the bar and gives away drinks and bottles. Now Fort One is facing $200,000 in debt. “My dad has had to sell cars, his prized possessions and some of his houses. It’s definitely been tough,” says Jason.
When Taffer comes in and reveals a moldy ice machine and mice, he nonetheless agrees to help Jason renovate the place as an Alcatraz-themed sports bar. They rename it The Roc Bar & Nightclub. Bar Rescue airs Sundays at 10pm on Spike.