Bar Management Expert Ryan Dahlstrom is an Award-Winning Operator with over 25 years of Operations & Management Experience within the Nightlife & Entertainment industry. Owning, Operating & Consulting Nightclubs, Bars, Gentlemen’s Clubs & Entertainment Venues, in over 25 cities, spanning across 4 different countries.
Nightclub Hall of Fame
Founder / President
The Nightclub Hall of Fame is the most anticipated & highly sought after accolade in Nightlife. Recognizing the most outstanding members of our the Nightclub & Bar industry & honoring their achievements through Nightclub Hall of Fame Inductions, Award Ceremonies, Speaking Engagements, & Global Events.
Secured $500,000.00+ Annual Event Partnership with Greenspun Media Group’s #1 Print & Digital Publication the Las Vegas Weekly
Generated over 1 million unique visitors in first 4 months of launching NightclubHallOfFame.com
Raising an average of $35,000.00 per event in Special Event Sponsorship revenues.
Rescue My Bar
Founder / Consultant
RESCUE MY BAR is focused on increasing the profitability of bars & restaurants through innovative and creative operation & marketing techniques.
Created & Authored the Rescue My Bar Manual that consists of 1000+ pages of Fully Editable Handbooks, Reports, Guides, Job Descriptions, Pricing Guides, Cash Flow Sheets, Private Event Contracts, Inventory Reports, Order Guides, Operating Procedures, to assist in opening or operating a successful Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub or Entertainment Facility.
Secured & contracted 2 separate Rescue My Bar Constants into 2 different 3-year multi property employment contracts. Both contracts have lowered operations costs by over 62% and raised gross revenue streams by over 130%.
Consulting Management Contract
Park City Utah
2014 – 2015
Annually operated live entertainment venue with a 699 capacity. The Park City Venue is also the headquarters for Billboard Magazine’s Winter Music Festival hosted during the World Renowned Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
After taking over the venue’s operations and management control, I raised the venues Net Profit by 74.74% while decreasing overhead expenses by more then 22% and lowering the pour cost from 35% down to 8% per week.
Under my direction and management, the Park City Venue reported a 10-Day net profit of over $387,392.00 on tickets and beverage sales alone, during the 2015 Sundance Festival.
Following the Sundance Film Festival the City of Park City issued the property 2 letters of appreciation, acknowledging the extremely positive change in operational procedures and venue management. The Park City Officials also stated, that there is no time in the history of Park City that two letters been drafted for one property until now.
Questex Media Group
Nightlife & Entertainment Director – Nightclub & Bar Convention
Program Director – On The Rocks Las Vegas
2011 – 2014
Programing Celebrities & Managing the Nightlife Events for the 2012-2014 Nightclub & Bar Show, as well as Jon Taffer’s (Spike TVs Bar Rescue) On The Rocks Las Vegas, with the following Nightclubs & Celebrities.
Wet Republic Day Club
Marquee Day Club
Tao Beach Club
Sapphire Day Club
Rebecca & Fiona
Laid Back Luke
Harmon Point Management
Director of Operations / General Manager
Krave Nightclub / Harmon Theatre
2009 – 2011
Within my first 3 months of employment I increased venues weekly gross revenue from an average $20,000.00 – $30,000.00 per week to an average of $95,000.00 – $125,000.00 per week.
Worked with the Clark Country Liquor & Gaming to secure & activate the licensing, permits & operational procedures to operate Krave Nightclub as the first 18 & Over Nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip.
Inventory Management Control – Designed & Managed the Beverage Portfolio taking the properties pour cost form 32% average per month to an operating average of 6%-8% Pour Cost per month.
Secured over $1,250,000.00 in sponsorship activations & corporate events within the first year in management.
Crowne Plaza Dallas / Thrive Nightclub
Hotel Director of Beverage / Nightclub General Manager
2009 – 2010
Designed, Developed & Operated Award Winning Thrive Night in Dallas, TX.
Created & Managed the Beverage portfolio for Crowne Plaza Downtown Dallas, TX.
Staffing & managing the operations of all corporate & special events booked into just 30,000+ total square feet of meeting space.
Leader of Weekly Multi Departmental Management meetings to insure all departments communicated & operated as a whole under the flagship of IHG SOP’s & Guidelines.
Steve Wyrick Theatre
2008 – 2009
General Manager (Las Vegas Strip)
200% increase in revenue within the first week of operational control.
Soul Circus Inc
“UniverSoul Circus” 2008 United States Tour
Managing a touring staff of 100+ personnel, from over 8 different countries, traveling throughout the United States.
International Tour Producer – Tour Manager – Logistics Manager
Created the First Annual “Legends of Football” Fan Festival in conjunction with the 2008 NFL Super Bowl in Arizona.
Produced & Tour Managed Celebrity Tours performing on overseas Military Bases including areas of Germany, Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Jordan & Greece.
Negotiated, Contracted, Produced & Promoted Celebrity Entertainment Concerts, & Events such as, WWE – Monday Night Raw, Scorpions, Bob Dylan, Korn, Gwen Stefani, Blue Man Group, Smashing Pumpkins & others.
Coordinated several Half Time, Post Game & Meet & Greet events for the NFL Alumni across the United States.
CSA Ltd, Kuwait
2005 – 2007
USO Coordinator / Tour Manager
Coordinated over 380 Events within the first 300 Days in Country.
Events included Celebrities such as; Carrie Underwood, Montgomery Gentry, World Wrestling Entertainment, NFL Alumni, Kid Rock, Sean Paul, The Harlem Globetrotters, Drowning Pool, Aaron Tippin & many others.
Coordination of Security Clearance for Celebrity & Non Celebrity Entertainers entering the Countries of Kuwait & Iraq.