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Brian Speed

Founder and Owner


Brian Speed

Brian Speed Founder and Owner of Nightlife Empire Inc is the Creative Visionary behind Nightlife Empire. Speed first gained considerable recognition as a trend setter in the New York Nightlife Scene back in the late 90's and early 21st Century. With successful projects such as Ohm, Saci, Cream, Exit, Webster Hall, Club Deep, Elevate, Key Club, J Sprats, Coco's, Beach Bar and others. 

Having created a recognizable brand name, Speed moved to South Florida in 2003 and created a household name for himself all over the State with projects such as Surf Club, Boss Hogs, Matrix & Metropolis, D Tour, Carnival & Circus Bar, Club Boca, Club Heat and other Nightlife ventures. Speed was also the creator of NY Ego Fashion Line. 

Looking to expand into a Nightlife Empire, Speed migrated West to Las Vegas in 2007, stamping his brand on West Coast projects such as Apartment 24, Six Ultra Lounge, Voo Doo, Blonde Martini, Sapphire Pool & Day Club and other projects, while still running multiple Venues in Florida, New York & DC such as Midtown 1015, Hudson Terrace, Posh Ultra Lounge, Tru Ultra Lounge, Baja Beach Club, Solid Gold & others.  

Over the last 17 years, Brian Speed has arguably positioned himself as one of the most powerful and influential people in the Nightlife Industry. He has Owned 7 Nightclubs, as well as Managed, Marketed, and Consulted for over 300 Nightclubs in over 40 North American Cities. With extensive knowledge in Operations & Marketing, Brian has been a very busy Nightlife Consultant over the last few years.


Celebrity 50 Cent Article
Cashing In On Celebrity Appearances   August 6, 2013
By: Brian Speed

The recruitment of celebrity’s as part of a promotional effort to attract customers is nothing new to the industry. And if done correctly venues can cash in on these high profile guests.

DJ Article
Looking to Book a DJ?    July 23, 2013
By: Brian Speed

The way to book a DJ depends on what type of venue you are, what type of music you play, what type of clientele you attract, and what your budget is. You as the owner, manager or booking agent need to first and foremost know what you want.

Nightclub Article
Opening A Nightclub On A Dime   July 16, 2013
By: Brian Speed

Your budget may be tight, but it is still possible to open a Nightclub on a Dime. This can be accomplished by negotiating a beneficial lease, finding an old nightclub space, creating an illusion, doing it yourself or by taking on partners and the right marketing.

Nightclub Article
Secrets for Starting Out   June 17, 2013
By: Brian Speed

You’re getting started in the nightlife business and you want to know how the major nightclubs in cities bring in thousands of customers per week. Well, here are a couple of secrets for starting out.

Manager Article
What To Look For In Your GM   May 28, 2013
By: Brian Speed

As an owner you need to know what to look for in a General Manager. Understanding that this person is key to the success of your venue and will need to execute on your concepts, ideas and vision is imperative.

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5 Tips in Training Your Staff to Up Sell   May 20, 2013
By: Brian Speed

Your venue is busy, however, your customer‘s average spend isn’t what you expected. Therefore, it’s time to teach your staff, how to up sell your product.

Tropical Island Article
Creating a Tropical Cash Cow    May 7, 2013
By: Brian Speed

As summer approaches, nightclubs and bars across the world are revamping their venues for the upcoming season.

Money Article
Creative Approaches to Find Financing for New Projects   April 9, 2013
By: Brian Speed

So you have this great idea, concept, business plan, venue location, experience, team, and all you need to bring it to life is the funding.

Sports Bar Article
Critical Steps to Sports Bar Success   April 2, 2013
By: Brian Speed

Sports fans all over America, dream of owning a Sports Bar. Although it could be very lucrative, you need to remember it’s still a business.

Security Guard Article
Maintaining Control With Effective Security   February 19, 2013
By: Brian Speed

Effective security could be a game changer for the overall success of your Venue. Your security could not only make or break your customer experience but your liability as well.

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