Edmonton police identified the man stabbed to death at the Hex Lounge early Wednesday as Justin Mark Samuels.
Samuels was stabbed by a male suspect at 1:45 a.m. in the bar at 107th Street and 104th Avenue.
Samuels has a history of involvement with police.
Police believed he was involved in a shooting outside a west-end strip club in March 2010 when several shots were fired at patrons after a female employee was assaulted at Diva's Exotic Ultralounge at 166th Street and 109th Avenue.
Samuels faced weapon and assault charges.
No one was hurt in the shooting.