Austin Ogden

Austin Ogden

Venue of Employment: XS Nightclub 

Job Title: VIP Host 

Instagram Handle: @austinogdenlv


If not originally from Las Vegas, where did you move here from?

San Francisco, CA


How did you start working in the nightlife or hospitality industry? Give a brief work history / background.  

Started working right away as a VIP Host for XS as my personality seemed to fit the required job attributes.


Now that you are working in the industry, what is different about your lifestyle?

I work all the time literally 24/7 around the clock. 


What does a typical day at work look like for you and what is your “normal” schedule?

There is really no such thing as a “typical” work day for me. But a semi common day would be me starting my day out at the office catching up on emails and attending meetings regarding to the up coming weekend. Then perhaps a quick dinner with a client or friend in town before heading to the nightclub for the evening. 


How long does it take you to get ready for work?

About half an hour.


How many nights a week do you go out (to a club)?



Who is your favorite DJ/performer in the Las Vegas market right now?

RL Grime 


What is your drink (alcoholic) of choice?

A5 wagyu fat-washed Japanese whisky with reduced Cabernet Sauvignon & a drop of truffle oil.


What is your secret cure to a hangover?

Lots of water before bed and Ramen in the morning. 


What was the longest timeframe you have stayed awake? When and why?

2 and half days. 60 hours…


What do you enjoy most about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas? 

I enjoy meeting the most interesting and coolest people on the planet. 


What is your least favorite part about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?

Lack of ability to leave Las Vegas on weekends.


If you were not working in nightlife or hospitality, what would you be doing? 

Running my own company. 


Do you have a mentor in the industry? If so, who? If not, who would you like to be mentored by?

Two of my biggest nightlife influences/mentors would have to be Brian Nevius and Kalani Caspino 


Craziest or most memorable experience working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas? 

Definitely can’t say!