Revolver draws diverse crowd by mixing country, contemporary

Here’s a phrase you don’t hear very often: line dancing to the Black Eyed Peas.

But the phrase, as well as the action it describes, wouldn’t be at all out of place at Revolver Saloon and Dance Hall, the country nightclub at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive.

Revolver opened about seven months ago, says Rodney Tolzman, the club’s general manager. The 10,000-square-foot room offers a country feel right down to such details as a hardwood dance floor and burlap curtains, combined with touches — cutting-edge sound and lighting systems, for instance — that would fit right in at any other nightclub.

The clientele also illustrates Revolver’s seamless meshing of country and nightclub vibes.

"We definitely get a different mix" of guests, Tolzman says, ranging from cowboys and cowgirls in boots and belt buckles to more glammed-up partyers.

Credit much of the successful country/nightclub ambiance, Tolzman says, to Revolver’s DJs, who "mix up all kinds of music, everything from your traditional country all the way up to Top 40 and hip-hop."

Merging such disparate genres is "sort of a fine line," Tolzman agrees, "but from what I’ve seen, even our hard-core country people love Top 40 music and even Top 40 (fans) … like the country and the line dancing, too."

Speaking of which: Revolver offers dance lessons — in West Coast swing, two-step and line dance — from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

According to Tolzman, Revolver continues to evolve to meet its guests’ desires. For example, a mechanical bull that was one of Revolver’s attractions when it opened is there no more.

Instead, Tolzman says, "we brought in some pool tables and replaced the bull with some killer-looking beer pong tables."

Revolver also offers its guests events that include weekly ladies’ nights on Wednesdays and locals’ nights on Thursdays (all with drink specials), as well as such special events as a toga party and a "trailer trash bash," and beer pong and dance contests.

Private tables can be reserved, and Tolzman says bottle service begins at $125.

Revolver Saloon and Dance Hall opens at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and the party continues until about 3 a.m. weekdays and about 3:30 on weekends. Admission is never more than $5, Tolzman says, and almost always lower than that.

For more information, call Revolver at 515-4390 or visit www.nightlifestation. com.

Contact reporter John Przybys at jprzybys@ or 702-383-0280.

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