A new nightclub specializing in mainline house and techno music opens on Friday, July 3, on Fremont East. Corner Bar Management, which already has Commonwealth and Park on Fremont, debuts Discopussy, taking over the former Red Nightclub at 512 Fremont St.
The 6,500-square-foot club with room for 500 people features a dance floor with a massive “disco octopus” light hanging over the bar. The eight tentacles light up with 10,000 laser-cut components with 5,000 light diodes. Studio Annwn and Future TBD created the over-the-top chandelier.
Red Nightclub, which also went by the name 512, closed in January after the Las Vegas City Council voted to shut it down after videos surfaced showing a “pattern of violence” at the club. The videos showed bouncers at Red punching, striking, and beating people outside the club, according to FOX 5. At the time, a 60-page report outlined 88 police incidents and security concerns over the three-year history of the club.
The Discopussy opening comes as nightclubs still aren’t permitted to reopen in Nevada and many such as Intrigue at Encore Las Vegas and Marquee at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas instead converted into lounges. In the meantime, bars in Texas, Florida, Idaho, Arizona, and some populous counties California and Pennsylvania reclosed again after the number of COVID-19 cases surged in those states.
Corner Bar Management from Ryan Doherty also opens Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House on Fremont East on Friday with small-batch tequilas and rare mezcal.
• City closes downtown Las Vegas nightclub after alleged ‘pattern of violence’ [FOX5]
• A New Mezcal and Tequila Bar Prepares to Open on Fremont East [ELV]