Las Vegas is legendary for a number of things – unparalleled entertainment, exquisite dining, gaming, 100-degree summer temperatures and more. Each year, the city is a melting pot for various groups including newlyweds, bachelor and bachelorette parties, college students and even families. One of the elements that make Sin City so unique is the nightlife scene, and almost every major hotel on the Strip offers guests a nightclub or bar of some scale. The experts at VEGAS.com offer the ultimate nightclub survival guide, revealing the top 10 rules for a successful and enjoyable nightlife experience.
CREATE A PLAN OF ATTACK
For best results, visitors are advised to plan their trips to Las Vegas to avoid long lines, overly-price admission and unnecessary headaches.
IT’S ABOUT KNOWING THE RIGHT PEOPLE…AND HAVING ENOUGH MONEY TO HAVE FUN
Nightclub fees range from $20-$50 on non-holiday weekends, and women often receive reduced cover fees or complimentary access. Experienced partygoers who have the right connections and know the right people have better chances of getting into the club faster and sometimes without any damage to their wallets.
THE ART OF PRE-GAMING
There are many ways to pregame, including taking advantage of pool clubs during the day or indulging in some beer or cocktails with friends before a night out on the town. As with everything, pre-gaming has its good and bad sides; it saves guests money but they should also take precaution with not going overboard to ensure they will still have fun and remember it all the next morning.
GALS – BACHELORETTE PARTY IS NOT CODE FOR TRASHY
When in Vegas, classy women are somehow entranced by the prevalent lighting throughout the city and especially the flashing lights in the clubs and believe they have a license to be trashy. This can especially be seen in bachelorette parties, from pink wigs to embarrassing slogans on color-coordinated shirts and phallic necklaces. Most women have the golden ticket to come into a nightclub no matter what they’re wearing and how little of it is covering them, but it doesn’t mean every women should take advantage of it.
GUYS – VEGAS IS NOT THE “JERSEY SHORE”
Popular media has given many misconceptions about what really goes on in nightclubs. There are a ton of extremely attractive women and plenty of alcohol is consumed, but by no means is it okay to fist pump, wear sequined shirts, sunglasses in a club or sport blown-out hair. A nice pair of dark denim jeans and a button-down dress shirt will do.
NIGHTCLUBS LOVE THEIR RATIOS
Having the proper girl-to-guy ration is a huge problem for a group of guys who aren’t looking to break the bank on bottle service. Experts recommend that a large group of guys break up and each find a group of girls to enter the club with; this outsmarts the doormen and works the system.
One dilemma that revelers (more often male than female) sometimes face is whether to buy bottle service or purchase drinks from the bar. Women usually get lucky and will receive free drinks, but when broken down, bottle service is typically the way to go. Not only do groups receive a bottle, but the service comes with an attractive cocktail server, security and plenty of increased attention.
WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND
The gold rule and the basis of life is that others will be treated how they treat others. Patience and good behavior is crucial. Guys who whistle and snap at the doormen are usually bumped down the list of guests to tend to next.
TIPPING AND OVER-TIPPING
Tipping the appropriate people at a nightclub pays off and usually means preferential treatment. VIP hosts reveal that the more money a guest offers results in how high up the ‘food chain’ they are placed.
SONG REQUESTS WITH THE DJ ARE A NO-NO
All DJs have a schedule that they have to follow, so requests are not recommended.
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