Rock lounge Wasted Space, part of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s $800 million expansion and renovation in Las Vegas, officially opens July 19 with a private VIP party and a special acoustic rock set from Gavin Rossdale.
Co-created by motocross racer Carey Hart, the 5,000 square-foot nightclub will hold 400-500 people and is co-owned by Hart, New York Yankee baseball player Jason Giambi, and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Rockers Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte are partners, and Hard Rock’s Cory McCormack will act as managing partner.
Described as the first anti-club of its kind, Wasted Space melds the high-end rock n’ roll culture with fashion, art and design creating a one of a kind atmosphere and nightlife experience.
“I wanted a place where my friends and I could hang out and listen to some great rock music with a cool atmosphere. There were no options in Vegas so I made my own,” said Hart in a statement. “Wasted Space will feature the top rock artists weekly in addition to the hottest DJ’s in the country.”
A 30-foot hand-made mural of vintage rock show posters and flyers with the signature Wasted Space winged microphone logo stenciled over them hangs above the bar area to add a personal element to the space.
The venue will showcase two signature drinks; “Hart Attack,” which is named after Hart’s famous record-breaking mid-air handstand on a 250cc motorcycle, will consist of Jameson, Red Bull, cranberry and a float of Jagermeister. “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” named after legendary U2 song, this will be the venue’s signature Bloody Mary concoction.
Wasted Space will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. with live music two nights a week with DJ’s spinning the other four nights. Cover charges will vary based on talent from about $10-$25.