The Floating Rib
The Floating Rib.
General Hospital
Genre Soap opera
Type Bar and boarding house
Nickname(s) The Rib
Notable people Coleman Ratcliffe (current owner)
Mac Scorpio (current manager)

The Floating Rib (formerly Jake’s) is the local bar in Port Charles. It is currently owned and run by Coleman Ratcliffe. In March 2012, Luke Spencer paid Coleman to rename the bar "The Floating Rib" after the former restaurant in Port Charles that was open in the 1980s.



Located in the more seedy part of town, The Bar was first introduced in 1996 owned by a woman named Jake. After Jake left town in 1999, Coleman bought out the place. Many popular couples have met at Jake’s over the years, including Jason Morgan and Carly Corinthos, Lulu and Dante Falconeri, and Johnny Zacchara and Olivia Falconeri. Many fights have also broken out at Jake's, the most well known being a bar fight between Sam McCall and Carly Corinthos. Other fights include Johnny with Matt Hunter, Mac Scorpio with Kevin Collins and several between Olivia and her cousin Kate Howard.

In 2006, Robin Scorpio, Emily Quartermaine, Elizabeth Webber, Kelly Lee, and Lainey Winters chose Jake’s as the location of their Girls’ Night Out, although the number of outings has decreased over time. Max Giambetti, Ric Lansing, Patrick Drake, Lucky Spencer, and Nikolas Cassadine also planned a Boys’ Night Out to fantasize about Carly Corinthos.

In 2009, Coleman decided to "give the place a little class" and to "appeal to his more upscale clients." He added a piano to Jake's, bought from a pawn shop, and served "an excellent pinot from a California vineyard." Johnny Zacchara promptly sat at the piano and played Chopin.[1] Coleman also began hosting karaoke nights at Jake's. Performers include Lulu Spencer, Maxie Jones, Rebecca Shaw, and Diane Miller as "Maxie and the Maxettes," Robin and Patrick Drake, Spinelli, Ethan Lovett and his father Luke Spencer, Alexis Davis, Mac Scorpio, Brook Lynn Ashton, and even Coleman himself. Johnny Zacchara once serenaded his then-girlfriend, Olivia Falconeri, on the piano during karaoke night as well. During Maxie and Spinelli's wedding, when the age limit was temporarily lifted for the party, Morgan Corinthos and his cousin Molly Lansing-Davis performed.

The Floating Rib

In 2012, Coleman agreed to change the name of the bar to "The Floating Rib" after Luke Spencer paid him a substantial amount of money in cash to do so. Luke wanted the name changed because "Jake's" reminded him of his grandson, Jake Spencer, whom he had accidentally killed the year before. Coleman later hires Mac Scorpio as the manager and bartender.

In 2013, The Floating Rib was host to Mac and Felicia's wedding and party with Karaoke performed by Mac, Kevin Collins, Maxie Jones, Lulu Spencer, Dante Falconeri and Liesl Obrecht. The wedding itself was later crashed by Richard Simmons.



  1. Episode that aired June 15, 2009
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