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A year after one of Bar Rescue's most dramatic episodes, checking in on Zanzibar Billiards

In March 2013, Spike Network featured Zanzibar Billiards on Larimer Street on its popular reality series Bar Rescue. During the episode, owner Ami Benari and the show's host, Jon Taffer, nearly got into a full-on brawl.

"It was hairy for a few moments, because he made me mad," Benari says. Nonetheless, he adds, "we ended up friends. He's actually a very nice guy -- very intense. And I am very intense. When you put two strong personalities together, you cannot help having some fireworks."

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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