In 2014, Jon Taffer and his Bar Rescue crew traveled to Jersey City, New Jersey to check out the Puerto Rican bar, Laguna Lounge. The title of the episode “El Moronte” refers to the owner Ivan Arroyo who liked to go by his DJ name, El Commandante. Ivan preferred the job of DJ. Luckily, Taffer befriended Ivan’s business savvy sons, Josh and Jeremiah, rebranded Laguna Lounge as Tres Cuartos, and taught the bartenders how to make Pina Coladas, among other things.
After Taffer and the Bar Rescue crew left, the bar went back to its Laguna Lounge name and then tried Laguna Shots Bar. It closed in August 2017. According to Ivan’s Facebook page, he started a new business, Viva La Musica Entertainment Company, and is now working events and parties at Brewshot, also in Jersey City. See below. New episodes of Bar Rescue air Sundays at 10pm on Paramount Network.