What Happened in Vegas, Part II

by Jon Ellms

In our last blog post, we told you about what we learned on our first trip to the Bar and Nightclub Show in Las Vegas. We joined 36,000 other industry professionals to stay on top of the trends and technology driving guest experiences in bars, nightclubs, and restaurants worldwide.

Once the sessions were over, it was time to hit the show floor.

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 James and Kylie meet Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue. (Hopefully, their first and last meeting with Jon.)

James and Kylie meet Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue. (Hopefully, their first and last meeting with Jon.)

 I tried to convince James that a fake snow machine could take our Avalanche party to the next level. I lost that argument.

I tried to convince James that a fake snow machine could take our Avalanche party to the next level. I lost that argument.

 Nightclubs are using a new generation of experiential activities to entice guests. 

Nightclubs are using a new generation of experiential activities to entice guests. 

 Inexpensive LED technology is popping up everywhere....

Inexpensive LED technology is popping up everywhere....

 ... and when LED candles just aren't enough ....

... and when LED candles just aren't enough ....

 With hundreds of exhibitors, there was a lot to see.

With hundreds of exhibitors, there was a lot to see.

 Apparently, there have been big advances in hookah technoloyg.

Apparently, there have been big advances in hookah technoloyg.

 Super Soaker, Veuve Cliquot edition.

Super Soaker, Veuve Cliquot edition.

 Mixologist Raymond Edwards serves a Queen Park Swizzle in the Angostura booth.

Mixologist Raymond Edwards serves a Queen Park Swizzle in the Angostura booth.

 Industry press calls pickle juice "a trend to watch" in 2018.

Industry press calls pickle juice "a trend to watch" in 2018.

 Farm to table cocktails

Farm to table cocktails

 And when all else fails, default to smoked fish.

And when all else fails, default to smoked fish.

Jon Ellms

Old Vines Wine Bar, 173 Port Road, Kennebunk, ME, 04043, United States