On The Record
Houston Hospitality, a Los Angeles-based company founded by owners Jonnie and Mark Houston, recently opened their first Las Vegas nightclub on New Year’s Eve. Located directly on the Strip, On the Record mimics the look of an old school record store with many modern upgrades and amenities. The venue oozes musical nostalgia from the album covers in the Vinyl Parlor to the upscale furnishings throughout. The lavish “speakeasy” can be found at the Park MGM, which was formally known as the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. While On the Record may be the first Vegas location for the Houston brothers, it’s not their first nightlife venue. The twins also own other popular bars, lounges, and restaurants, including Break Room 86, Black Rabbit Rose, La Descarga, No Vacancy, and Good Times at Davey Wayne’s.
On the Record spans an impressive 11,000 square feet which includes three large main rooms, as well as both indoor and outdoor spaces where guests can wander, relax, and socialize. You can find On the Record off the main casino floor across from the Park Theater. When you first enter the new venue, you’ll be amazed at the elegant décor and it’s no surprise due to the Houston brothers’ award-winning interior design skills. On the Record is also praised for its world-class cocktail program.
The Vinyl Parlor is one of the most exciting new features of On the Record. With a total capacity of just 25 people, the exclusive room is where most guests want to be but few get to experience. Inside the Vinyl Parlor guests will discover record players and Bluetooth headphones that allow them to listen to their music of choice. After selecting a song or album, the top-notch bartenders will prepare unique drinks based on your musical preferences.
When enjoying drinks at On the Record, you may recognize the mixologists. On the Record has a bartender-in-residency program that brings some of the best bartenders in the world to the Vinyl Parlor. Some of the top cocktail creators you may see include Erick Castro of San Diego’s Polite Provisions and Jillian Vose of New York’s Dead Rabbit. Not only will you get to experience some of the country’s most recognized bartenders, but you’ll also have the opportunity to listen to music that you really enjoy. If you go elsewhere in the club, you’ll also have the chance to listen to music performed by live bands, as well as DJs. On the Record also plays ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s music throughout the venue.
On the Record is more than just another Las Vegas nightclub. With ample space and innovative concepts, it’s like nothing the Strip has seen in quite some time. While On the Record is the Houston brother’s latest project, it’s not the only venue that Park MGM will see this year. In the near future, guests can also expect the introduction of NoMad restaurant which also has a location in New York City, as well as a new restaurant ran by LA chef Roy Choi.
If you’re looking for a new hangout in the Las Vegas area, you’ve found it. While On the Record has only been opened a short time, it has seen great success from the start. It’s the ultimate place to enjoy dancing, socializing, and stylish design, as well as the ambiance of a record store found at the entrance to the club. The theme of the venue reflects the unique vision of the Houston brothers and their memories of past musical eras. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or just having a girls or guys night out, stop by On the Record in Las Vegas.