Abby's unlicensed backyard bar hits a major snag when new landlord Bill, who recently inherited the house from his deceased aunt, shows up and proposes major changes.
Abby and Bill clash when he proposes a change to one of the coveted bar rules. Facing an impasse, the two appeal to the bar regulars to help settle their dispute.
When a secret about Abby's dating history is revealed, Beth worries she might not be as close to Abby as she hoped. The gang enjoys a few too many drinks thanks to a visit from a liquor promoter.
When it's revealed that Fred has a crush on a bar patron, Abby and Beth encourage a reluctant Fred to start dating.
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.
James gets offered a new position at work that he worries he's not qualified for, so Abby serves up some tequila shots in order to get him to accept the promotion. when James gets a little too much liquid courage, he offends Abby's neighbor.
When Abby and Bill hire a professional repairman to the fix the broken soda gun that Fred installed, they're surprised by the repercussions. James takes a stab at the emergency plan for the bar.
Bill offends Abby when he innocently steps in to resolve an issue with unruly customers. Meanwhile, James accidentally breaks Beth's beloved mug but refuses to confess.
Abby finally allows Rosie's band to perform at the bar. When the band isn't exactly what Abby hoped it would be, she has trouble telling Rosie the truth.
When Bill admits to the group that he has Padres season tickets behind home plate that he lost in his divorce, the gang forces him to invite his ex-wife to the bar to reclaim the tickets.