Erin Torrejon

Erin Torrejon

Venue of Employment: Tao Beach

Job Title: Cocktail Server

Instagram Handle: @ErinNicolePT


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

I was born in LA, but I’ve been in Vegas for most of my life, so I claim that I’m from here. 


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

I actually started as a promoter for Liquid at 18! I couldn’t get into the venue, & had no idea what it even looked like. I was a club/lounge promoter for about 5 years and decided to try cocktailing 2 years ago.


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

Liquid was my first real job, so I’ve been in the industry since I started working. It hasn’t changed my lifestyle much, since it’s really all I know. However, as a cocktail waitress I’m much more in the mix within the industry community. 


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

My “normal” schedule is usually 1 weekday, 1 out reach, and then doubles on weekends.


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

About an hour


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

1 night a week


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



What is your drink (alcoholic) of choice?

I actually don’t drink


What is your secret cure to a hangover?

Not drinking? Lol.


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

I don’t know..24 hours maybe? & probably for work. I really value my sleep so I don’t tend to stay awake for extended periods of time.


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

A lot of the time I forget it’s work because I enjoy it so much. That, and the community. Everyone is friends with everyone & you get taken care of.


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

The doubles. Haha. It’s a love/hate relationship. I know it’s what I signed up for, but sometimes the long hours really get to me.


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

Once upon a time I wanted to be a costume designer for movies. Although I can’t say that’s what I would actually be doing if I weren’t working in the industry. 


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

I don’t have a mentor, but the returners at Tao Beach have been more than helpful with steps of service and sharing  sales techniques. They’re very hands on when needed for assistance & are always open to questions. I will say though, Larissa Galford is