Wild ‘N Out, a restaurant concept developed by local product Nick Cannon, opens its new 3,500-square-foot, two-story Gaslamp site on Friday.
The entertainer and TV personality, who graduated from Monte Vista High in Spring Valley in 1998, will host the grand opening of the bar and club, inspired by MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out,” Viacom’s longest-running comedy show , in its 18th season.
He launched the concept in Miami four years ago and expanded the restaurant in March 2020 – as the pandemic took hold. The original restaurant is listed as “temporarily closed”.
Cannon pitches the new venue as an “entertainment” destination, with a classic American menu, including chicken sandwiches, burgers, seafood, oversized booze, a variety of sports-themed arcade games and dozens of TVs for big game viewing.
The indoor/outdoor space also features murals by pop artist Rob Prior that pay homage to several hip-hop legends.
Additionally, Wild ‘N Out:
- Feature regular performances by comedians and DJs, with surprise appearances from Cannon and the Wild ‘N Out crew.
- Offer several weekly theme nights and specials, including Industry Mondays, for the hospitality industry, and Hip-Hop History Wednesdays, with DJs spinning hip-hop tunes.
- Present a club vibe after dinner service.
- Brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wild ‘N Out also has an upper deck seating area and a bar for 40 people.
The cocktail menu includes a selection of frozen drinks and signature cocktails like the Wild ‘N Out Piña Colada and Henny Holla-Rita Margarita, and some, like the Spiked Southern Kool-Aid Wildn’ Bucket, large enough to serve four guests or more . Bottle service is also available.
Two years ago, Cannon briefly lost its association with the “Wild ‘N Out” television broadcast franchise, due to criticism over remarks widely seen as anti-Semitic. Six months later, after an apology, he found Viacom, in February 2021.
Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Arcade, 701 6th Ave., open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 11 p.m.