Preston Rideout

Nightclub and Dram Shop Expert

United States
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As CEO of Rideout Hospitality and Founder of The Dram Shop Experts, I'm a highly sought-after nightclub and bar consultant. I have 25 years of experience, 75 alcohol safety certifications, and over 100 clients across the United Sates,

Key Consulting Services

  • Nightclub and Bar Concept Development
  • Nightclub and Bar Design
  • Nightclub and Bar Training
  • Nightclub and Bar Operations
  • Dram Shop and Liquor Liability Expert Witness Testimony


I derive my nightclub and bar experience from 25 years of opening, operating, and consulting for over 150 nightclubs, and bars across the United States, Mexico, and the Bahamas. I derive my Dram Shop Expert Witness Testimony experience from being retained over 50 times to conduct site visits, render opinions, write reports, and provide testimony at trial..


  • After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Preston Rideout relocated to Las Vegas to work for Pure Management Group. While in Vegas, Preston operated Coyote Ugly Saloon, Tangerine Nightclub, Pure Nightclub, Pussy Cat Doll Lounge, LAX Nightclub, Noir Bar, Audigier Nightclub, Eve Nightclub, and Rehab Pool Party inside the Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Treasure Island Hotel, Ceasar’s Palace Hotel Casino, Luxor Casino, and Aria at City Center. After Vegas, I launched Rdeout Hospitality then launched The Dram Shop Experts.


Cocktail Currency written by Preston Rideout

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Florida Jury Awards $5.6 MM For Alcohol-Fueled Pool Party Injury

By Preston Rideout Jan 19, 2023

A Florida jury awards $5.6 million for a spinal cord injury sustained during an alcohol-fueled pool party at the Retreat in Gainesville....

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The Million Dollar Question – Cocktail Profitability and Recipe Deviation Cost

By Preston Rideout Jan 19, 2023

Achieving, maximizing and sustaining cocktail profitability requires a foundation in fact, not conjecture. Bar math, production cost and recipe deviation rates dictate cocktail profitability.

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