Nightlife director finds the golden ticket
After spending many years bartending in the nightlife industry, Sean Charsley, director of nightlife for Golden Nugget, wanted a change and a challenge.
The Huntington Beach, Calif., native, began bartending in his hometown (the movie Cocktail inspired him) and with a move to Vegas in 1999 he continued to up his game. He cut his teeth at Hard Rock Hotel and, after almost a decade with the property, branched out. Charsley bartended and helped manage some of the city’s most notable clubs.
A couple of years ago, executives at Golden Nugget tracked him down and tasked him to rebrand and reinvent the property’s nightlife options. “It’s one of the big reasons why I took the job—I wanted a change,” Charsley said. “It’s make or break for me. Here, I can be creative, change things, do things, make it successful.”
One of his first orders of business was opening the new nightclub Troy Liquor Bar, a brand he scouted and brought out from New York. “I wanted to expand on that concept here,” he said. Troy sports the only balcony overlooking the Fremont Street Experience; the more casual vibe and affordable prices make it a welcome reprieve from the bigger clubs.
“We offer the same nightclub experience as on the Strip but in a smaller venue at a fraction of the price,” Charsley said. “It’s like me throwing a house party—and I want everyone to come and have a good time.”
Don Julio 1942
Troy Liquor Bar offers guests VIP seating options—28 tables divided between inside and out on the balcony. Book one of the VIP tables and order a featured bottle special, like the Don Julio 1942 for the pretty unbeatable price of only $350. (In Vegas, in a nightclub, this is a steal!) Other nightly bottle specials include one bottle of Absolut Elyx and one bottle of Moët & Chandon for only $299. There’s also a cocktail menu with more than a dozen specialty drinks.