Brian "BO$$" Cohen Founder and Owner of Nightlife Empire is the Creative Visionary behind the Company. Cohen first gained considerable recognition as a trend setter in the New York Nightlife Scene back in the early 21st Century. With successful projects such as Ohm, Saci, Cream, Exit, Webster Hall, Club Deep, Elevate, Key Club, J Sprats, Coco's, Beach Bar and others.
Having created a recognizable brand name, Cohen moved to Florida in 2003 and created a household name for himself all over the State with projects such as Surf Club, Boss Hogs, Matrix & Metropolis, D Tour, Carnival & Circus Bar, Club Boca, Club Heat and other Nightlife ventures. Cohen was also the creator of NY Ego Fashion Line. Looking to expand into a Nightlife Empire, Cohen migrated West to Las Vegas in 2007, stamping his brand on West Coast projects such as Apartment 24, Six Ultra Lounge, Voo Doo, Blonde Martini, Sapphire Pool & Day Club, Little Darlings, 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque and other projects, while still running multiple Venues in Florida, New York & DC such as Midtown 1015, Hudson Terrace, Posh Ultra Lounge, Tru Ultra Lounge, Baja Beach Club, Solid Gold & others.
Over the last 2 decades Brian "BO$$" Cohen has arguably positioned himself as one of the most powerful and influential people in the Nightlife Industry. He has Owned Nightclubs, as well as Managed, Marketed, and Consulted for over 300 Nightclubs in over 40 North American Cities.
Brian has written for Nightclub & Bar Magazine, Rescue My Bar and Nightclub Hall of Fame. He also has spoken annually at the Nightclub & Bar Trade show & Convention as well as Formula Win Adult Expo at Mandalay Bay. In 2014 Brian has been voted Top 100 Most Successful Businessmen in Las Vegas by My Vegas Magazine.
In 2017 Cohen moved to Los Angeles & his slogan Los Angeles is my Motha Fuckin Destiny has become contagious. Immediately he made an impact as a partner at the Vampire Lounge in Beverly Hills, while simultaneously creating celebrity hangout Made Mondays at Crazy Girls in Hollywood. Made Mondays was recognized on a national level when Lebron James had his 35th birthday there and both Roddy Ricch & Blue Face were discovered there! Other projects such as Grafton Hotel, Icon Nightclub, Tunnel Nightclub, The District, Mob Bar, Stage 5 & other LA hospitality projects have been tremendously successful.
Based out of Los Angeles it is no surprise Cohen, the most sought after Nightlife Owner, Consultant & Event Coordinator on the planet has been brought in on high level consulting projects such as Basement Miami, Joe's Chicago, Club Lavela Panama City Beach, Kaaboo Music Festival San Diego, Daer Day Club Hollywood, Florida, Newport Beach Wine Festival, Spearmint Rhino & other projects.
The lengthy shutdowns in 2020, changed the flow of the hospitality business & expansion for Cohen and others in the industry. Prior to the shutdowns Cohen had 19 venues in Los Angeles, and all were forced to close by the Mayor and Governor. Cohen went to open States such as Texas and Iowa and launched more venues. First, he went to Iowa and opened 3 pop up bars for one year, Mob Bar, Moonshine Cowgirls & No Vacancy. He hit the town by storm, and they were incredibly successful! Then he opened 3 more long term bars in Galveston, Texas, Mob Bar, Mob Beach & Godfather Hookah.
BUILD BACK BETTER! Currently Cohen is based out of West Hollywood & Nightlife Empire has 25 venues, with the company growing at an astronomical rate. Cohen is also working on his ScreenPlay called Nightlife Gangster.