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    Well, we have always wanted to run away and join the circus. (Photo by Joe Torrance | SPYONvegas.com)

    Tonight you can channel your inner clown in a way that could include the floppy shoes. Instead of just the regular way you do it. 1 Oak hosts Clinton Sparks and his Greatest Party on Earth for its monthly celebration of all things both circusy and dancey, wherever that particular Venn diagram overlaps. (more…)



    Famed Jeopardy! contestant and star of The Empire Strikes Back John Ratzenberger made a quick run on Social House with a friend last night. He got there around 8 p.m. for cocktails, but did take the time to talk with some of the other patrons at the bar. Who we’re going to go ahead and assume asked him “Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSueur?”

    Some other people who have never been in Ratzenberger’s kitchen: Meek Mill, who was at 1 Oak last night to celebrate his 25th birthday. Lil Jon was there with venture capital company Seedfrog CEO Danny Davis. Wait, is Crunk, LLC registered anywhere? You should probably squat on that trademark as soon as possible.


    As long as we stick to anything but tequila, it’ll be fine.

    If you’re clubbing it tonight, your choices are 1 Oak or Pure. Not the we can fathom the thought of drinking tonight after an evening full of margaritas that can be charitably described as “neon-esque.” Still, it’s not a bad opportunity to get in on an Industry Tuesday at Pure while you still can, with the rumors of a remodel scheduled for after Memorial Day. (more…)


    Oooh! We hope there will be elephants.

    The circus is back in town, with Clinton Sparks’ Greatest Party on Earth coming back to 1 Oak. We suggest packing 14 of your closest friends into a tiny car and piling out at the valet. It’ll really make that guy’s night. At least until all 14 of you tip him in cotton candy, anyway. (more…)


    Do something amusing. Like wear stiletto clown shoes.

    April Fool’s is not the booziest night of the year, it turns out. Apparently everyone’s afraid of exploding Martinis, or plastic snakes popping out of Red Bull cans or something. If you don’t want to spend the evening watching Netflix, your choice is 1 Oak. Otherwise, we suggest a comedy. (more…)


    At least we know he had a good St. Patrick’s Day. (Photo by Jesse Grant Janet | WireImage)

    Nick Cannon, who we learned today can almost make a convincing white guy if he didn’t go just a little too overboard with the ginger hair, swings through 1 Oak during the Nightclub & Bar show to spin a set ahead of April 1′s White People Party Music. So … it’s just “Brown Eyed Girl” and three random Hall & Oates songs over and over again? (more…)


    Those people who insist everything used to be better aren’t necessarily wrong.

    The overlap of aviation enthusiasts and dedicated drinkers doesn’t have to just be pilots anymore. 1 Oak tonight celebrates the launch of Red Bulletin, the magazine of the Red Bull Air Races, by inviting ladies to come dressed in sexy aviation-inspired costumes for free Skyy drinks until midnight. Why stop at Sexy Stewardess? Why not Sexy Amelia Earhart, or Sexy Alice Kramden (what with all the trips to the moon) or a Sexy Cessna C-145? That last one might only appeal to a very specific niche. (more…)


    There’s a DJ born every minute.

    Clinton Sparks launched his new 1 Oak night, The Greatest Party on Earth, last night, complete with a drumline playing “All I Do Is Win” and some sexy clowns. You know what, circus-themed productions? Putting clowns in a bikini doesn’t make them any less terrifying. You can be terrified by things you’re attracted to all the time. Just look at Gwynneth Paltrow.

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    He looks happy. (Photos by David Becker)

    While Chris Hardwick was busy hosting the weepy, post-Breaking Bad finale, his former partner Jenny McCarthy spent the night before at 1 Oak with her new man Donnie Wahlberg. The couple were joined by her sister, Boyz II Men, John Stamos and Bob Saget. And then the ’90s collapsed in on itself in a series of endless, recursive Blossom hats lined up like a mirror pointing at another mirror, while the disembodied head of Steve Urkel cackled maniacally in the background.



    You know you’re just going to land on Bankrupt.

    1 Oak is adding a little element of chance to its industry night tonight with the Industry Rally to Riches. Every 20 people in your group gets you a spin on the club’s money wheel, with up to $10,000 in cash and prizes. And a chance to purchase a lovely ceramic dog.


    • Lavo: All Night Tuesdays. 10:30 p.m.
    • Moon: GBDC After Dark. 10:30 p.m.
    • 1 Oak: Industry Rally to Riches. 10:30 p.m.


    • Improv: Kivi Rogers, Nick Cobb, Alysia Wood. 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m., $29.05.
    • L.A. Comedy Club: Todd Paul, John Hilder. 9:30 p.m., $29.95-$59.85.
    • Riviera Comedy Club: Steve Marshall, Derek Richards. 8:30 p.m., $19.99 ($10 locals).
    • Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club: Brad Garrett, John Mulrooney, Dave Burleigh. $65-$87, 8 p.m.
    • Crown Theater: Eddie Griffin.7 p.m., $77.75-$100.75.
    • Laugh Factory: Bill Dawes, Wild Willy Parsons, Michele A’Court. $29-$44.95, 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m.


    • Double Down: Unique Massive. 10 p.m.
    • Bond: DJ Earwaxxx. 10 p.m.
    • Beauty Bar: Nickel F***ing Beer Night.. 10 p.m.