Bar Rescue season 8

Bar Rescue season 8 aired from May 2021 to June 2023. The first half of the season saw John Taffer staying in his hometown of Las Vegas as he looked to help the city’s hospitality industry through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it later returned to its traditional format featuring bars throughout the US. Due to licensing agreements, episodes of Bar Rescue season 8 are geo-blocked. As such, you’ll need a VPN to stream Bar Rescue season 8 when traveling abroad (outside the US).

In this post, we’re only recommending official sources for watching Bar Rescue season 8. While free, unauthorized streams may seem tempting, it’s worth keeping in mind that their low quality makes them a less enjoyable viewing experience. If you’d prefer to avoid depending on an unlicensed stream which may be taken offline for copyright infringement, simply stick with the official sources listed below.

Bar Rescue season 8 is only available to stream on one region-locked platform. To continue watching on this streaming service while traveling abroad, you’ll need to connect to a VPN.

How to watch Bar Rescue season 8 online with a VPN

The first step when using a VPN is to choose the right server for the task at hand. Here, we’re looking to get a US IP address so that we can unblock and stream Bar Rescue season 8 abroad. As such, we’d have to use a server in the US. Sound complicated? It’s really much simpler than you might think.

Here’s how to stream Bar Rescue season 8 from abroad using a VPN:

  1. Sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two affordable, high-quality alternatives to consider.
  2. Download and install the appropriate VPN app for your device. The VPNs listed above let you connect multiple devices simultaneously.
  3. Open the VPN app (or browser extension) and connect to a server in the US. This lets you unblock and stream Paramount Network content.
  4. Go to Paramount Network or Paramount Plus and sign in (or sign up if you don’t yet have an account). Its content should now be unblocked.
  5. Still can’t watch it? It’s worth clearing your browser’s cookies or connecting to another US server. Alternatively, your VPN’s customer support may be able to help.


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How to watch Bar Rescue season 8 on US TV

Watch Bar Rescue online from USA

You can watch Bar Rescue season 8 (and all prior seasons) on Paramount. There are a couple of ways to do this (with cable and cable-free). If you already happen to have a US cable TV subscription, you’ll be able to stream Bar Rescue season 8 on Paramount Network via the Paramount Network website or native apps. All you need to do is sign in using your cable TV login details (an email address or username and password).

Don’t have cable? The good news is that Bar Rescue is also available on Paramount Plus. A Paramount Plus subscription costs $5.99 (USD) per month with ads or $11.99 monthly with Showtime and limited ads (live TV and a few shows). Both plans include a one-week free trial for new customers. Note that you can make a slight saving with an annual subscription.

If you’re currently traveling in a country in which Paramount Network or Paramount Plus is not available, don’t panic! All you need to do is connect to a VPN server in the US. The content will then be unblocked and available to stream. Remember that NordVPN has a 30-day money-back guarantee which gives you the chance to try it with Paramount risk-free.

What should I know about Bar Rescue season 8?

While Bar Rescue usually sees John Taffer traveling across the country to save failing bars from closing, he stays in his hometown of Las Vegas for much of season 8 (before returning to the traditional format of visiting bars across the US). Taffer describes this season as “very personal”. Indeed, the stakes are high with the Nevada hospitality industry having been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will there be a Bar Rescue season 9?

There seems to be some confusion online as to whether Bar Rescue has already had its ninth season! This stems from the fact that season 8 ran for so long (from May 2021 to June 2023) during and then following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some online sources seem to consider the season 8 episodes that aired in 2023 to be a new season although this is not the case. Indeed, according to the show’s original network, Paramount, it has only had 8 seasons so far. There’s no word on a Bar Rescue season 9 as yet but the show hasn’t been cancelled either so it’s likely only a matter of time.