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Liquor Liability

Expert Witness Profile

Preston Rideout is a Nightclub and Bar Expert with 24 years of experience specializing in Dram Shop and Alcohol-Related Expert Witness Testimony specific to bar operations, bartender training, intoxication, assault, use of force, mechanical bull operation, and security.

His work history includes operating Coyote Ugly, Tangerine, Pure Nightclub, LAX Nightclub, Noir Bar, Pussycat Dolls Lounge, EVE Nightclub, Rehab Pool Party in Las Vegas. His hotel bar programs include The Alluvian Hotel, The Memphian Hotel, The Collegiate Hotel, Hotel Fenix, The Pink Shell Resort Hotel, The Millennium Hotel, and the Crown Plaza Hotel. His bar clients include Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue, (3) B.B King locations, (11) Babalu locations and (3) Itta Bena locations

His affiliations include providing Nightclub and Bar Consulting to The Hospitality Alliance, Cayuga Hospitality, The Bar Experts, Bar Manuals, and The Nightclub Hall of Fame.

In 2016, Preston published a Bartender Training Manual and received over 100,000 downloads.