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Nightclub and Bar Expert Witness

708 Poplar
Greenwood, Mississippi 38930

Phone(662) 466-6045

Website https://www.linkedin.com/in/prestonrideout/

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Preston Rideout is a Nightclub and Bar Consultant with 24 years of experience. He provides alcohol related Expert Witness testimony specific to operations, management, negligence, intoxication, assault, use of force, mechanical bull operations, and Dram Shop.

Lawyers, Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Casinos, Nightclubs, Bars and Management Companies retain Preston Rideout because he a Nightclub and Bar Expert.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Mechanical Bull, Bar, Assault, Dram Shop, Casino, Dram Shop Liability, Intoxication, Alcohol-related Violence, Alcohol-related Foreseeable Risk, Alcohol-related Accidents, Alcohol-related Death, Alcohol-related Customer Injury, Alcohol-related Employee Injury, Alcohol-related Slip and Fall, Alcohol-related Industry Standard, Alcohol-related Premise Liability, Alcohol-related Policies and Procedures, Alcohol-related Bartender Training, Responsible Alcohol Service, Responsible Mechanical Bull Operations, Responsible C02 Cannon Operations, Responsible Operating Procedures, Responsible Use of Force, Bartender Training, Security Training, Active shooter Training.

Profile

Preston Rideout is a Nightclub and Bar Consultant with 24 years of experience. He is Founder and President of Rideout Hospitality Consulting.

His client list includes Jon Taffer, Bar Rescue, Ambhar, B.B King’s, Babalu, High Watt, Itta Bena, Lafayette’s, Long Shots, Lucille’s, Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ball Room, Park City Live, Eastside Distilling, Crusen’s, Carlos & Charlies, Corner Tap, The Pocket, SpeakEasy, Wonder Bar and Senor Frogs,

His Operating experience includes Coyote Ugly, Tangerine, Pure Nightclub, Pussycat Doll Lounge, Audigier Nightclub, LAX Nightclub, Noir Bar, EVE Nightclub, Venus Pool, Rehab Pool, Electric Cowboy, Luke's Ice House, Twelve25, Red Rock, and The Gin.

His Casino experience includes Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Luxor Resort and Casino, Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, Aria Resort and Casino, New York -New York Hotel and Casino, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino,

His Hotel and Resort experience includes The Alluvian Hotel, The Memphian Hotel, The Collegiate Hotel, Hotel Fenix, The Pink Shell Resort Hotel, The Millennium Hotel, and the Crown Plaza Hotel.

His Management Group experience includes Pure Management Group, Western Entertainment River City Management, Beale Street Blues Company, CMB Holding Group, and Beyond Hospitality Business Group.

His Affiliations include The Hospitality Alliance, Cayuga Hospitality, Restaurant Consulting Services, Alcohol Terrorism Training and Food Consultant Society, The Bar Experts, Bar Manuals, Top 100 Nightclubs, Rescue My Bar and The Nightclub Hall of Fame.

His Publications include Rideout Hospitality Management Bartender Training Manual, Server Training Manual, Management Training Manual, Standard Operating Procedure Manual, Bar Math Made Simple Manual and Cocktail Currency

Consulting Practice

All States

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Professional Experience

Luke’s Ice House: Houston Texas, Beaumont Texas and Nederland Texas
Western Entertainment: Multi-Unit Director of Bar Operations (2014 – 2016)

Electric Cowboy: Louisville Kentucky and St. Louis Missouri
Western Entertainment: Multi-State Director of Nightclub Operations (2013 – 2014)

Rehab Pool Party: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Hard Rock Hotel: Bar Manager (Summer 2011)

Eve Nightclub: City Center Las Vegas, Nevada
Beso Management Group: General Manager (2010 - 2011)

Gatsby’s: College Station, Texas
Owner and Operator (2010 – 2016)

LAX Nightclub: Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group: Multi-Unit AGM (2008 / 2010)

Noir Bar: Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group: Multi-Unit AGM (2008 / 2010)

Pure Nightclub: Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group: Multi-Unit AGM (2008 / 2010)

Pussy Cat Doll Lounge: Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group Multi-Unit AGM (2008 / 2010)

Venus Pool Club: Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Nevada
Pure Management Group: Multi-Unit AGM ((2008 / 2010)

Audigier Nightclub: Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Pure Management Group: Pouring Bar Manager (2008 / 2010)

Tangerine Nightclub: Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Pure Management Group: Pouring Bar Manager (2004 / 2008)

Coyote Ugly Saloon: New York New York Casino Las Vegas, Nevada / Washington D.C.
Pure Management Group: Assistant General Manager (2003 / 2004)

The Gin: Oxford, Mississippi
General Manager and Bartender (January 1996 - October 2003)


Licenses

TABC Instructor


Legal Experience & Services

Vander Blue v. Pasha & Sina. Inc.
Retained by Arnold & Itkin LLP
Case: Severe Chemical Burns caused by C02 Cannon
Engagement: Couch Assessment, Expert Report Opinion Report
Status: Ongoing

Feldman v. Stewed Cow for
Retained by Rosemarie Arnold
Case: Severe neck and back injury caused by Mechanical Bull
Engagement: Case Assessment and Expert Opinion Report
Status: Settled Prior to Testimony

Proa v. Gas Light Social
Retained by Tiedeken & Woodard, LLP
Case: Broken neck caused by untrained security
Engagement: Case assessment and Expert Opinion Report
Status: Settled Prior to Testimony

Gomez v. Brent Franklin
Retained by Broussard & Hart, LLC
Case: Alcohol related assault inside a casino
Engagement: Case assessment, Expert Opinion Report
Status: Ongoing

Mccants v. Plymel
Retained by Conley Griggs Partin LLP
Case: Brass Knuckle Assault in a bar with “Known History of Violence”
Engagement: Case assessment and Expert Opinion Report
Status: Ongoing


Affiliations

Hospitality Alliance: Director of Beverage and Bars

Cayuga Hospitality: Nightclub and Bar Consultant

Restaurant Consulting Services: Alcohol Operation Consultant

Alcohol Terrorism Training: Alcohol Service Instructor

Food Consultant Society International: Nightclub and Bar Consultant

Llopolito Hospitality Consultants: Nightclub Consultant

Bar Manuals: Co-Founder and Vice President

The Bar Experts: Co-Founder and Vice President

Rescue My Bar: Co-Founder and Vice President

Top 100 Nightclubs: Co-Founder and Vice President

The Nightclub Hall of Fame: Co-Founder and Vice President


Publications

Rideout Hospitality Bartender Training Manual
Rideout Hospitality Server Training Manual
Rideout Hospitality Management Training Manual
Rideout Hospitality Operations Manual
Rideout Hospitality Bar Math Made Simple


Professional References

Ebony Howard
(305) 720-1211
Ebbunny1@gmail.com

Ebony and I have known each other for fifteen years. We worked together at Tangerine, LAX and Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas.

Luis Diaz
(863) 399-6099
Kalex606@gmail.com

Luis and I have known each other for fifteen years. We opened Coyote Ugly and worked together at Pure Management Group.

Silver Gordon
(513) 225-5000
Silver@solo-inc.com

Silver and I have known each other for six years. We worked together at Western Entertainment.

Tom Cleary
(727) 642-0825
Tcleary@sihle.com

Tom and I have known each other for two years. We both consult for Cayuga Hospitality.


Education

B.A. University of Mississippi




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