My name is Preston Rideout. I own and operate Cocktail Currency Bar Consulting in Memphis Tennessee. I'm a a Nightclub and Bar consultant with 24 years of experience opening bars and operating  nightclubs across the United States, Mexico and the Bahamas. I'm the Operating Partner for CHBO Management Group,Vice President for the Nightclub Hall of Fame, Vice President of The Bar Experts and  Co-Founder of Bar Manuals with my business business partner, best friend and best selling author Ryan Dahlstrom. LEARN MORE

Prior to becoming a Nightclub and Bar Consultant, I was a Bar Back, Bartender, Bar Manager, General Manger and Regional Director of Operations. My previous employment includes Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, LAX  Nightclub at the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas, Eve Nightclub at City Center in Las Vegas,  Audigier Nightclub at Treasure Island Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Pussy Cat Doll Lounge at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Tangerine at Treasure Island Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Noir Bar in the Luxor Hotel Casino  in Las Vegas, Coyote Ugly at New York New York Casino in Las Vegas, Coyote Ugly in Washington D.C., Round Robin at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington D.C., Electric Cowboy in Louisville Kentucky, Electric Cowboy in St. Louis Missouri, Luke's Ice House in Houston Texas, Luke's Ice House in Beaumont Texas , Luke's Ice House in Nederland Texas and The Gin in  Oxford, Mississippi. LEARN MORE


As a consultant, my Nightclub, Bar, Restaurant and Hotel Clients include Red Rock Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee, Cannery Ballroom Nashville, Tennessee, High Watt Nashville, Tennessee, Wonder Bar Casper, Wyoming, BB King’s New Orleans, Louisiana, Babalu Tapas & Taco Memphis, Tennessee, Babalu Tapas & Taco Jackson, Mississippi, Babalu Tapas & Taco Charlotte, North Carolina, Babalu Tapas & Taco East Charlotte, North Carolina, Babalu Tapas & Taco Raleigh, North Carolina, Babalu Tapas & Taco Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Babalu Tapas & Taco Birmingham, Alabama, Babalu Tapas & Taco Atlanta, Georgia, Babalu Tapas & Taco Lexington, Kentucky, Babalu Tapas & Taco Nashville, Tennessee, Crusen's War Memorial Peoria, Illinois, Crusen's Farmington Peoria Illinois, Longshots Sterling, Illinois, Corner Tap Sterling, Illinois, Cancun Billy’s Beach Bar Puerto Morelos Mexico, Cancun Billy’s Tavern Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ambhar Lounge Tropicana Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, Senor Frogs Treasure Island Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, Traveler’s Restaurant Nassau, Bahamas, Daiquiri Factory Nassau, Bahama, Island Smoke House Nassau, Bahamas, Park City Live Park City, Utah, Gatsby’s College Station Texas, Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue on Spike TV, Eastside Distilling Portland, Oregon. LEARN MORE