Chris Lenahan

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Chris Lenahan

Chris Lenahan, author of “The Little Black Bar Book” www.excellentbars.com is involved in owning, operating, developing, designing, and consulting for the highly competitive Bar/Nightclub industry worldwide since 1996. He has owned and operated successful bars and nightclubs, including the Library Bar and Grill, “Bar of the Year 2002” Tempe Arizona, and presently owns and operates the EDGE Group which operates Dirty, Candy Ultra Lounge, Splash Bar, Mr. Jolly’s and his latest success The Barrel Room Dueling Piano Bar.

Chris is a nightlife and hospitality industry expert, consultant, educator, writer, and professional speaker who lectures on topics such as nightclub, bar, and restaurant operations, marketing, promotions, development, design and many more subjects including his revolutionary new seminar Bar Psychology 101 in which Chris explains and demonstrates how to control the minds and emotions of your customers.

Chris is the columnist and contributing writer for Nightclub and Bar Magazine, ED Publications Club Bulletin, Bar Business Magazine, Look for his featured column called Above the Bar.

Now his latest venture Cold Steel Vodka an 9 time award winning revolutionary new vodka. Cold Steel Vodka is the world’s first color changing socially interactive bottle. This bottle is perfect for grabbing the attention of everyone near you. Learn more about the Cold Steel Vodka at www.coldsteelvodka.com

Seminars and Speaking Engagements
2011 NC&B Show Ask the Experts Panelist
2011 NC&B Show Seminar 2000 and then and 2000 and now
2012 NC&B Show Ask the Experts Panelist
2012 NC&B Show Seminar 10 Ways to Save Big Money
2012 Gentleman’s Club Expo Seminar, The Wow Factor
2012 Gentleman’s Club Expo Panelist, Design on a Dime
2012 Gentleman’s Club Motivational and Educational Speaker for Deja Vu properties
2013 NC&B Show Ask the Experts Panelist
2013 NC&B Workshop 101: Getting Started & Growing Your New or Existing Bar Business 3HR Seminar
2013 NC&B Awards Judge

Specialties: Consulting, Operations, Development and Design in the Bar and Nightclub industry. Chris has over 160 educational and entertaining videos on youtube.com under excellentbars1 with over 175,000 views
http://www.youtube.com/user/excellentbars1?feature=results_main

Chris Lenahan has also been doing business overseas in developing countries such as Vietnam and Thailand for over 5 years. He has owned and operated factories in Southeast Asia specializing in designer goods made and exported to the USA. His extensive experience setting up and doing business overseas as well as understanding the many fundamentals, laws, and guidelines associated with doing business in Asia have given him an understanding of the region, peoples, and cultures, including having acquired some of the local dialects needed for living and working in these developing countries with unlimited potential.

Noteworthy Bars/Nightclubs/Restaurant Clients

• Club Utopia – Las Vegas NV & Scottsdale AZ
• Club RA – Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Studio 54 – MGM Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Baby’s – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• House of Blues – Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• House of Blues – Los Angeles CA
• C2K – Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Venus – Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• RA – Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Coyote Ugly – New York New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Motown – New York New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Light – Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Bikinis – Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Hush – Polo Towers Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Vamp – Paris Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Tequila Joe’s – Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Beacher’s Rock House – Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
• Curve – Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Charo Showroom – Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Sevilla Showroom – Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Ovation Theater – Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
• Green Valley Ranch Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
• SRO – Las Vegas NV
• Glow – Las Vegas NV
• Sapporo – Las Vegas NV
• Go Ventures – Los Angeles CA
• Club Rubber – Orange County CA
• IVAR – Los Angeles CA
• Pussy Cat Lounge – Scottsdale AZ
• CBNC – Scottsdale AZ
• Sanctuary – Scottsdale AZ
• Razor Magazine – Scottsdale AZ
• Library Bar & Grill – Tempe AZ
• Freedom – Tempe AZ
• On The Rocks – Nashville TN
• Gravity Lounge – Nashville TN
• White Party – NYC, NY
• G-Spot – Miami FL
• 6 Lounge – Indianapolis IN
• De La Costa – Chicago IL
• Escape – Calgary Canada
• Acceleron Group- Las Vegas NV
• Dirty Bar & Grill- Portland OR
• Spin The Club- Portland OR
• Candy Ultra Lounge- Portland OR
• Mr. Jolly’s- Portland OR
• Barrel Room “Dueling Piano Bar”
• Splash Bar- Portland OR
• Club VLVT Ulan Bator, Mongolia
• Hobo’s Lounge- Portland OR
• Dirty Pie Pizzeria- Portland OR
• The Union Lounge- Houston TX
• Tenth Inning Gentlemen’s Club- Minneapolis MN
• Gamle Port- Gothenburg, Sweden
• Club 888 Newport Beach, CA
• Many, many more.