Tired of the cookie-cutter megaclubs and watching bands from football fields away?
Reversing the trend of super-sizing everything in Vegas is Vinyl, “the next small thing” at Hard Rock where you don’t have to be a VIP to get up close and personal with the band.
The intimate, speakeasy-style 650-capacity concert venue showcases exposed brick, high industrial ceilings, hardwood floors, and dark walls designed for classified rocking. Of course, that intimacy also affords an up-close peek at your favorite rockers' tats, track marks, and other Twitter-worthy goodness.
HDTV screens project images and video on both sides of the raised center stage, while an elevated VIP section with leather banquettes and a private bar calls you from above.
So far, the venue has booked mid-sized acts, including indie blues rockers The Sheepdogs (Oct 19), pop punk vets Yellowcard (Nov 2) and psychobilly sensation Rev. Horton Heat (Dec 28).
Smack in between Hard Rock’s larger venue The Joint and new hotspot Culinary Dropout, Vinyl is part of a recent Hard Rock resurgence taking you beyond just Rehab.
And proving bigger doesn’t always mean better.
photo courtesy Erik Kabik