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Steve Lewis

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Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis is what you might call a lifer in the nightclub industry. From his start as a club operator, Lewis quickly found acclaim and success as a interior designer, designing and building some of the nation’s most successful nightlife concepts, including Butter, Marquee, Stash, Snap Sports Bar, Home & Guesthouse, Webster Hall and SPA in New York City; Shampoo in Philadelphia; Brule'/32 Degrees Atlantic City; Stone Lotus in Chicago; TAO’s Opium Room in Las Vegas; and The Room at Harry O’s in Park City, Utah, among scores of others. It wasn’t just nightlife where Lewis found design success, proving adept at transitioning nightlife elements into popular see-and-be-seen restaurants like NYC’s Darby, Amalia, Aspen Social Club and Aspen. As the Big Apple nightlife scene continued to flourish, Lewis found a void in the media coverage of all things New York nightlife and knew he could offer an insider’s take while helping to sort through the gossip and rumors running rampant on the streets. Enter Goodnight Mr. Lewis, a nightlife blog that quickly captured a loyal following within the industry and community. Lewis still continues to blog about one of the nation’s busiest nightlife scene with BlackBook’s online network. He is also a working Rock and Roll DJ signed with 4Am Management Agency. He also helped give back to the community by serving on the board for the Nightclub Preservation Community and the New York Nightclub Hall of Fame.


Beyoncé performing at Ovation Hall Article
Ovation Hall at Revel Goes Big    July 20, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

Revel, Atlantic City's newest addition, is a game changer. Faisel Durrani co-CEO, Ovation Entertainment Inc for Revel is responsible for booking acts at Ovation Hall inside Revel. Nightclub Confidential caught up with him to see what it’s all about.

Noah Weinstein Article
High Profile Success that is Gerber Group   July 20, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

Nightlife is often dependent on the vision of one or a few individuals. And the Gerber Group's beginnings can be traced back to one high profile person. Rande Gerber was the operator and face of The Whiskey at the Paramount Hotel in 1991.

Photo Article
Big Name Rockers Sound Off   July 12, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

Has hip hop and electronic dance music pushed the rock genre underground? Nightclub Confidential (NCC) hit up some of the rockiest rockers out there to the answer this very question and shed some light on the overall rock scene.

Playhouse Nightclub Article
Playhouse Thrives Under Experienced Hands    July 12, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

Under the experienced hand of Rob Vinokur, owner of MUSE Lifestyle Group and Playhouse Nightclub, Playhouse has thrived in a culture that caters to the opposition.

Bottle Service Article
Bottle Service Under Scrutiny    July 12, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

Recently, a well-publicized brawl at a basement club left a trail of broken glass and an ensuing paper trail of lawsuits and possible changes in the rules governing nightlife and bottle service. Operators around town are fearful of possible regulations on the sale of bottles which are, for most,...more >>

Social Media Article
Social Media's Effects on Nightlife   June 21, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

Today, the increase of smartphones, computers technology and social media outlets has changed all aspects of our lives. Patrons are highly connected and always communicating with friends at other clubs. Therefore, the public knows what is hot and what’s not, in real time.

Revel Article
Mash Up of the Titans: EMM Group and Angel Management Group Open Revel   June 21, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

The partnership of New York's EMM Group with Las Vegas' Angel Management Group (AMG) is one example of the mash up of the titans. Nightclub Confidential sat down with Eugene Remm, co-founder of EMM Group and Neil Moffitt, founder and CEO of AMG about this exciting merger.

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20-Year Reunion Concert Pays Tribute to NASA, Roots of EDM   June 7, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

Electronic dance music (EDM) is burning up the House today, but its roots can be traced back two decades when after hours parties in New York City flourished. To pay homage to the 20-year history of EDM, a celebration event will be held this summer.

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Drumbar Chicago Opens with Newby at the Helm   June 7, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

Menin Hotels created a new VP of Nightlife position to give its bars and lounges the attention they deserve. They found celebrated operator and mixologist Benjamin Newby. Read this Q&A for more about Newby’s new role and what he has planned for the Drumbar properties.

Tamsin Lonsdale Article
Up Close & Personal with Respected Supper Club Founder Tamsin Lonsdale   June 7, 2012
By: Steve Lewis

In the nightclub business, promoters often get as much respect as mosquitos. Not the case with highly-respected Tamsin Lonsdale, a non-traditional promoter and founder of The Supper Club.

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