Kate Beckinsale, David Arquette, Rumer Willis and Josh Hutcherson were among the Hollywood stars who made the scene this weekend at the opening of On the Record in Las Vegas, the first out-of-Los Angeles venue for nightclub-and-bar impresarios Jonnie and Mark Houston.
Other stars spotted at the Park MGM venue included Bella Thorne and her sister Dani Thorne; Emile Hirsch; Paul Wesley; Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita; Dan Levy; Shane West; and Ireland Baldwin.
On the Record features a number of the cool kitschy hallmarks for which the Houstons are known, including a speakeasy-style entrance, a secret room known as the Vinyl Parlor — where mixologists from coast-to-coast serve as “Bartenders-in-Residence” concocting song-inspired cocktails — and three karaoke rooms which have fast become the spot for stars, including Jeremy Renner and Dave Grohl, to hang out and cut loose.
The design ranges from framed vinyls and walls of retro cassettes to a commissioned 1963 Bristol Lodekka double-decker bus converted into a DJ booth and bar. “During our L.A. openings, even though we have a lot of celebrities come out, we keep it really low-key,” said Mark Houston. “Now that we have a red carpet here, this is magnified, this is like 2.0. I’m like, ‘What is going on?’ We’ve built up a lot of positive vibes and energy. People are super excited about it, and we’re just happy to be part of this city and create something different.”
“We are buying a house here — we love Vegas!” added Jonnie Houston.