Mr. Preston Rideout

Nightclub Expert specializing in Bar Operations
708 Poplar St
Greenwood , MS 38930
Mobile: 662-466-6045
Office: 662-466-6045
Introduction

Preston Rideout is a Nightclub Management and Bar Operations expert specializing in DRAM Shop. He has 70 Alcohol Certifications and 25 years of experience. As CEO of Rideout Hospitality, Preston provides Nightclub and Bar Consulting across the United States. Mexico and the Bahamas.

Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi, Preston Rideout relocated to Las Vegas to work for Coyote Ugly, Tangerine Ultra Lounge, Audigier Nightclub, Pure Nightclub, LAX Nightclub, Noir Bar, PCD Lounge, EVE Nightclub, Venus and Rehab Pool Party. In 2010, Preston launched Rideout Hospitality. His client list includes;

• Bar Rescue Spike TV
• Absinthe Memphis, TN.
• Alluvian Hotel Greenwood MS.
• Ambhar Las Vegas, NV.
• B.B. King’s Memphis TN.
• B.B. King’s Montgomery AL.
• B.B. King’s New Orleans, LA.
• Babalu Atlanta, GA.
• Babalu Birmingham, AL.
• Babalu Chapel Hill, NC.
• Babalu Charlotte, NC.
• Babalu Jackson, MS.
• Babalu Lexington, KY.
• Babalu Memphis, TN.
• Babalu Nashville, TN.
• Babalu Raleigh, NC.
• Babalu Atlanta, GA.
• Carlos & Charlies Vegas NV.
• Cannery Nashville TN.
• Collegiate Hotel Auburn, AL.
• Corner Tap Sterling, IL.
• Crown Plaza Monterrey, MX.
• Crusens East Peoria, IL.
• Daiquiri Factory Nassau, BHS.
• Eastside Portland, OR.
• High Watt Nashville, TN.
• Hotel Fenix Guadalajara, MX.
• Itta Bena Memphis, TN.
• Itta Bena Montgomery, AL.
• Itta Bena Orlando, FL.
• Lafayette's Memphis, TN.
• Lafayette's Orlando, FL.
• Longshot's Sterling, IL.
• Lucille’s Montgomery AL.
• Memphian Hotel Memphis, TN.
• Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN.
• Millennium Hotel, Guadalajara, MX.
• Park City Live Park City, UT.
• Pink Shell Ft. Myers, FL.
• The Pocket Memphis, TN.
• Red Rock Ft. Lauderdale FL.
• Tap Room Memphis, TN.
• The Pig Memphis, TN.
• Traveler’s Nassau, BHS.

Preston Rideout is the Founder and Vice President of The Nightclub Hall of Fame, Top 100 Nightclubs, and BarManuals.com. In 2016, he released a Bartender Training Manual and received over 100,000 downloads. He also provides nightclub and bar consulting for the Hospitality Alliance, Cayuga Hospitality, and Lopolito Restaurant Consulting.


Areas of Expertise
  • Alcohol
  • Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
  • Casino & Gaming Industry
  • Hotel & Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability/Dram Shop
  • Restaurants

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Luke’s Ice House: Houston Texas, Beaumont Texas and Nederland Texas
Western Entertainment: Director of Nightlife & Bar Operations (2014 – 2016)

Electric Cowboy: Louisville Kentucky and St. Louis Missouri
Western Entertainment: Director of Nightlife & Bar 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)

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 (2004)

The Gin: Oxford Mississippi
Raise The Bar: Bartender (1996 / 2003)

• Alabama Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Alabama Training For Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
• Arkansas Alcohol Seller Server Training Program
• Arkansas Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Arizona Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• California Responsible Beverage Service Training (RBS)
• California Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Connecticut Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Colorado Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Delaware Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Florida Alcohol Program Responsible Beverage Service
• Florida Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol New Hire
• Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol Manager
• Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol Habitual Drunkard
• Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol ID Checking
• Florida Responsible Vendor Alcohol “BAC”
• Georgia Alcohol Seller Server Training Program
• Georgia Training For Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
• Illinois Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training (BASSET)
• Illinois Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Iowa Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Idaho Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Indiana Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Kansas Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Kansas On-Premise Alcohol Server Training (SFS)
• Kentucky Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Louisiana Responsible Alcohol Vendor Training Program (ATC)
• Maine Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Maryland Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Massachusetts Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Michigan Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Minnesota Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Mississippi Alcohol Seller Server Training Program
• Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Awareness (NALI)
• Mississippi Gaming Training For Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
• Mississippi Responsible Alcohol Training (ServSafe)
• Mississippi Training For Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
• Mississippi Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Missouri Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Montana Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Nebraska Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• New Jersey Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• New Mexico Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• New York Alcohol Training Awareness Program (ATAP)
• New York Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• North Carolina Responsible Alcohol Server Program (RASP)
• North Carolina Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• North Carolina Training For Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
• North Dakota Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Oregon Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Ohio Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Ohio Training For Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
• Oklahoma Alcohol Seller Server Training (ABLE)
• Oklahoma Responsible Seller Server Training
• Oklahoma Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Rhode Island Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• South Carolina Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• South Dakota Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• South Dakota Training For Intervention Procedures (TIPS)
• Tennessee Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission Seller Training (TABC)
• Texas Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Utah Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Virginia Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Vermont Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• West Virginia Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Wyoming Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Wisconsin Techniques Of Alcohol Management (TAM)
• Wisconsin Alcohol Seller Server Training
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Hospitality Alliance: Director of Beverage and Bars | Cayuga Hospitality: Nightclub and Bar Consultant
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 30
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Dram Shop | Bar Operations | Nightclub Management | Industry Standard

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 90%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 10%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 2
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: December 14, 2021
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 1
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 1
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 3 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Dram Shop, Nightclub, & Bar Operation Reports, Opinions and Testimony

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $300.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $300.00 hourly rate to review documents
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $300.00 hourly rate to provide deposition testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $300.00 hourly rate to provide testimony at trial
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel, Transportation, and Lodging


References

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