Swanky Bubbles gets TV makeover Sunday

Old City's Swanky Bubbles will be seen at 10 p.m. Sunday on Spike TV's "Bar Rescue." Host Jon Taffer spent a week at Swanky (10 S. Front St.) and advised the bar on how to become more female-friendly.

The bar consultant and host told us that he suggested changing the menu, installing a new bar and creating an atmosphere appropriate for a "girls' night out."

We told him that word around town was that Swanky had ignored most of his changes - including renaming the place Sheer - and asked if he felt scammed.

"Not at all," he said. "I went in with the intent to do a good job, and I did a good job. My job is to clean up the boat. If an owner chooses to drive it into a reef, that's their choice."

Read more from our column in Thursday's Daily News.