Around the Nightlife Scene - January 9, 2014

Nightclub & Bar Awards

Last Chance to Enter the Nightclub & Bar Awards
The deadline to submit your entry for the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards is looming! Click HERE to visit the Awards website to post your entry! You can also review the categories, entry criteria and judging process. Hurry! The deadline for entries is this Friday, January 10. To recognize innovators across the business, we have three segments — Bar Awards, Nightclub Awards and Las Vegas Nightclub Awards — so there is something for everyone from the operator of smallest bar in town to the largest dance club, from the bartender to the DJ. Our expert judges will review the entries and cast their ballots to identify the Finalists and then crown the Winner in each category. MORE>>

Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub Announce 2014 DJ Lineup
Hakkasan Las VegasHakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino announces its 2014 electronic music lineup featuring returning world-renowned artists as well as welcoming new celebrated talent to its all-star roster of musicians. A selection of this celebrated collection of DJs will also be performing at MGM Grand’s iconic and newly remodeled WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool beginning in April. MORE>>


Naked LunchNaked Lunch Closes; Space to Become New Cocktail Bar
Naked Lunch in New York called it quits last Friday after 20 years of business, costing Soho another of its few remaining bars so soon after MercBar unexpectedly went out of business last fall. Naked Lunch's owners announced the news on Twitter, simply thanking its supporters and customers for 20 years of patronage. The positive news is that the space will not become another high-end boutique, but instead will be replaced by the Regent Cocktail Club, a classic cocktail bar which LDV Hospitality (Scarpetta, No. 8) opened in the Regent Hotel in Miami last year. MORE>>

MysterylandMysteryland Announces Ticket On-Sale Information
ID&T and SFX Entertainment have announced ticket on-sale information for Mysteryland, the first multi-day festival to take place at the venerable Bethel-Woods site where Woodstock unfolded decades ago. Mysteryland will land at the venue for Memorial Day weekend, running from May 23 to May 26, 2014. MORE>>

Gay Nightlife With New Hangouts and Parties, Gay Nightlife is Off to a Quick Start in 2014
Drama and transition defined Vegas gay nightlife throughout 2013. And given the changes happening in just these first two weeks of January, it may experience an even more momentous 2014. A refresher: Last year, LGBT merrymakers saw the (over-)ambitious Krave Massive fail so spectacularly, it took down gay-and-straight favorite Drink & Drag with it; longtime leather bar the Buffalo close; and Marquee Nightclub start, then stop the first gay megaclub promo within three weeks. MORE>>

DJPhase 1 of Ultra 2014 Lineup Announced
The Ultra Music Festival rolls back into Miami for a 16th year, from March 28-30 at Bayfront Park, and an early look indicates that it’ll be more spectacular than ever. Phase 1 of Ultra’s lineup (yes, it’s so enormous that the list of participating acts is revealed gradually) has just been announced. Superstar DJ headliners so far include usual suspects Tiesto, David Guetta, Kaskade, Afrojack, Avicii, Diplo, Hardwell, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, Nicky Romero, Krewella, Luciano, Alesso, Loco Dice, Marco Carola and Zedd, among other MORE>>

O'SheasA Bit of Irish Returns to the Vegas Strip with O'Sheas
O'Shea's Casino celebrating their return to the Las Vegas Strip. “You’re going to have a great time and enjoy the same great value – O’Sheas is now open!” said Eileen Moore, regional president and general manager of The Quad, amid a rousing chorus of “Yeah!” from the crowd of patrons who had gathered and were eager to step inside. “It has been a legend for 23 years and now it’s back!” MORE>>

Spring WeekendSpring Weekend Tickets Go Back On Sale Next Week
With Winter break quickly coming to a close for college students everywhere, what better way to get your mind off the books and the gloomy weather than Spring break? I don’t really think there is one. Oh wait there is, Spring Weekend 2014 tickets go back on sale next week. That’s right, the nation’s largest collegiate music festival will be opening ticket sales January 13th. After early bird tickets sold out in record time this year, this is one festival that no college student should miss. Who doesn’t love partying on the beach during spring break with incredible DJs? MORE>>

Winter Luau2014 Winter Luau at TAP
Get lei’d on Saturday, January 11th at the 6th Annual Winter Luau from 6 to 11 p.m at TAP in Atlanta, GA. Dress in your luau garb and join us as we escape winter for one day! Enjoy live music as well as food and drink specials benefitting the occasion. Features include $7 Tiki Cocktails & Tropical umbrella Drink and Featured Polynesian Pig Roast MORE>>

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