Vanguard Lounge, the Fremont East bar, calls it quits at the end of the year. The nearly 10-year-old lounge, one of the first to open in the revamped Fremont East entertainment district, tells fans on Facebook that after New Year’s Eve, the venue closes.
“Vanguard Lounge is closing after almost 9 ½ years of providing a great Entertainment venue with amazing drinks and a wonderful service on Fremont East. We will be closed after New Year’s Eve. During the years we have received many awards and accolades from Las Vegas. During the next few weeks many of our past bartenders and DJ’s will be returning for a final performance at The Vanguard. Isaiah Thornton will be back hosting at the Vanguard for the final two weeks with many Guest Bartenders and DJ’s. So keep The Vanguard Lounge on your social media radar for all the events and guests that will be returning during December. We will be open Christmas Eve and Night. We want to thank our amazing Vanguard Staff, DJ’s, Security and Entertainment Directors over the years. And all the fans and guests of Vanguard Lounge that have made us a success! It has been an amazing journey! Cheers Peter & Jennifer”
Vanguard Lounge opened in 2010 with modern twists on classic cocktails, as well as a roster of beers and boutique wines. Customers could sit out on the patio or listen to deejays seven nights a week.
Jennifer Metzger and Dillon Reese of Vanguard filed plans to open Lock & Key, a cocktail lounge on Casino Center Boulevard, designed with combination of vintage glamour and urban chic, back in October. Lock & Key takes its inspiration from the building’s previous locksmith tenant. Repurposed safes become the tables, while a photo feature wall comes decorated with door knobs. This project has yet to be announced.
—Bradley Martin provided additional reporting
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