A recession is not the most receptive environment for opening a new nightclub, but Darin Feinstein thinks he’s got the right conditions to make Crown Theater and Nightclub a success.
A big reason is its location: in the Rio where Prince used to do his 3121 shows. The venue is intimate, holding a capacity crowd of about 1,000, which is perfect for hosting concerts in a way that allows guests to get up close, something you expect to do with a house band but not with the likes of Devo, Shooter Jennings or the Sugarhill Gang.
A lawyer who took over Los Angeles’ Viper Room from Johnny Depp, Feinstein plans to run Crown like Viper: concerts followed by clubbing. He also hopes to draw on the Rio’s appeal to locals by offering deals on bottle service and cover charges.
"The niche we fill is different from other megaclubs," Feinstein says. "We’re more intimate, and we’re geared toward a different population."
Crown is like the United Nations of nightclubs, Feinstein says. Guests are across the age spectrum.
The 12,000-square-foot club also has a large dance floor, and a dozen television screens provide thousands of square feet of video.
House and guest DJs spin a mix of top 40, mashup and house. The club is open from 10:30 p.m. until the wee hours of the morning Friday through Sunday. Friday night is ladies night with women getting in free and drinking for free from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Special guest DJs will join resident DJ’s Mika Gold and DJ Crime on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays are industry night, or Roller Boogie, with the dance floor converted into a roller rink. DJ’s Hollywood and Frankie host. Guests can rent skates or bring their own. Cover charge is $20 for men, $10 for women with locals getting in free on Sundays.
For reservations or information, call 733-8229.
Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at spadgett@ reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4564.Las Vegas Club Scene