Summer Bastian 

Summer Bastian

Venue of Employment: Drais Beachclub 

Job Title: Cocktail server 

Instagram Handle: @summerbastian_


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

Born and raised in Las Vegas 


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

4 years at Marquee Las Vegas working with the host team. This is my first season over at Drais.


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

We don’t live a normal life. So absolutely everything has changed… sleep, diet, alcohol intake, any and everything you can think of. Now that I’ve been in it for a few years I’ve learned to keep things more subtle.


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

Waking up at 930am for work almost everyday plus nights out with friends= team no sleep 


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

 2 hours…Good things take time.


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

More than a normal person should.


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

I’m obsessed with 90s music so any DJ or performer with the same vibes


What is your drink (alcoholic) of choice?

Tequila on the rocks- preferably reposado.


What is your secret cure to a hangover?

Sweat out all my sins at the gym then die in bed for the rest of the night.


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

Honestly, couldn’t tell you but those are the best nights right? 


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

Meeting all the people I have come in contact with and experiencing things that most people would never be able to. 


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

It can be too much sometimes. With not enough time in the day and not being able to be at more than one place at a moment makes it difficult at times


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

Learning more. From health sciences to psychology to culinary. There’s a little bit of everything I want to do. Even working in this scene… the sky is the limit and you should get the most out of all the opportunities given. 


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

My old family at marquee… I feel like all the guys I’ve worked with on the Marquee host team helped shape my life in the industry. They have always supported me and believed in me. 


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

With friends like mine everyday is a wild time.