Around the Scene: May 12, 2011
How’s this for a catch-22: At Larry Flynt's Hustler Club New York (a gentleman’s establishment), ice — or nothing, apparently — will cost you $2. One angered patron snapped a shot of his receipt, on which orders of scotch were upcharged $2 for including “rocks” or being “neat," and sent it to the Eater NY blog. While Hustler isn’t the first New York City nightclub to charge extra for ice, it is the first to charge extra for nothing.
XS within Encore at WynnLas Vegas is inviting guests for some after-dark partying on those hot summer Sunday nights. XS' Night Swim promotion offers guests the chance to take a midnight dip or dance all night while some of the hottest DJs perform. Resident DJs Manufactured Superstars will make a special appearance during the May 22 debut, but Deadmau5 will man the turntables during the Grand Opening celebration over Memorial Day weekend.
Infusion Lounge in San Francisco had its grand opening on New Year’s Eve 2008, and, with its success, Founder Chris Rosas is planning to expand the brand to four new cities, including Universal Studios CityWalk Hollywood in Universal City, Calif., Las Vegas; Portland, Ore.; Southern California; and all the way across the pond in London. The Infusion Lounge brand is known for its dramatic Asian-inspired interior design, famous DJs, deluxe bottle service, dedicated VIP hosts and available private memberships. Read more about what Infusion Lounge has to offer here.
An Ohio nightclub has been allowed to retain its liquor permit, but only after a name and musical-format change. Formerly known as Onyx, the Upper Arlington club now will be dubbed Posh, thanks to a mandate put forth by city-council members. Noise complaints, arrests and two shootings over the last year landed the club on the council's docket. The club cannot play any music deemed “gangsta rap,” relegating the booming beats to pop music. The switch has some residents and clubgoers up in arms.
“Every genre of music has a bad element that will come out to the clubs, whether it’s hardcore rock, country or whatever,” noted one caller to a local radio station.
Pacha New York is celebrating a landmark event: its 100th podcast. For the past five years, Pacha New York has compiled the hottest tracks and killer mixers, introducing Pacha patrons to new talent, local favorites and favorite DJ superstars from Avicii to Chriss Vargas, Paul Oakenfold and David Guetta. Pacha is marking this special event with a set by Erick Morillo. Subscribe to Pacha’s podcast here.
This year’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), being held in Las Vegas June 24-26, is bringing in some of the world’s top musical talent. Tiësto, DavidGuetta and SwedishHouseMafia are set to headline the three-day festival. Insomniac Founder PasqualeRotella said these performers will help create EDC’s “unique atmosphere” and is only a “taste of the forthcoming artist lineup.”
Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., is the first gaming hall to operate a nightclub that caters to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) crowd. Open Thursday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., Prohibition will showcase small bites, a lounge area, dance floor, DJs and live performances and feature luxury couches as well as three video screens over the bar showing music videos. Management is hoping the Roaring ‘20s-themed club will capitalize on the popularity of the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” Expect the club to draw talent from Resorts’ debuting show, "Believe — Divas In A Man’s World," the casino’s new celebrity- and female-impersonators show. For more information, click here.