Italian American Club remains a Vegas entertainment institution

Feb 22, 2021 717

BY: Brock Radke

Originally formed 60 years ago, the Italian American Club of Las Vegas had evolved quite a bit through the decades. It was once a private social club for men only, eventually taking the big step of purchasing its current property on Sahara Avenue near Eastern Avenue and building a new headquarters, then expanding into a restaurant and lounge that was open to the public and becoming a nonprofit organization that celebrates Italian American culture and raises money for different community projects.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the club’s reputation for great music and live entertainment. In its formative years, the lounge was an after-hours hot spot for casino headliners looking to relax after their own shows. Today, as the club has soldiered on through COVID restrictions just like other restaurants, bars and lounge venues, it has provided refuge for Las Vegas-based performers whose regular gigs are still on hold.

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