Although many stars populate the galaxy that is the Hollywood club scene, there are an elite that populate the center of this nightlife microcosm. Los Angeles’ revolving cast of clubs, promoters, celebrities, DJs and bouncers all orbit around these figures, which is to say, these guys have serious power. Get to know the quartet of men who control the Hollywood universe from the Sun(set Strip) and beyond.
The King: Sam Nazarian
Nazarian, 35, is the owner of SBE hospitality group and it’s elite roster of L.A. venues including The Bazaar, Hyde Lounge and The Redbury. Nazarian recently acquired fellow nightlife impressario David Judaken’s Syndicate Hospitality Group, giving him control over white-hot Eden, Crimson/Opera and MyStudio. SBE is also behind the west coast outlet of much beloved hot dog stand Papaya King, which will be attached to Nazarian’s also new Sayers Club. Both are due to open any minute now in the former Nacional space.