4 Tips for a Better Las Vegas Night Club Experience

Certain Clubs Offer An Open Bar Or Give Free Drink Tickets

Some nightclubs offer an open bar and provide guests with free drink tickets on nights that are not too busy. Most of these offers are for women though there are other clubs that also hand out drink tickets to men. As an example, when they go on a Wednesday to attend Light Nightclub, men and women alike can get free drink tickets.

However, such perks are only given to guests that go inside the club as part of the guest list. They will not get any drink tickets if they bought a ticket.

Tao and Marquee are two of the few nightclubs that have open bars for women. Tao offers this on Thursdays while Marquee does this on Mondays. However, guests have to be in the club ahead of time since open bars last for only an hour or so. Another club that offers an open bar is Lavo Party Brunch.

Giving A Tip Does Not Let Them Enter The Club Faster

It is better to keep the money. This is not to give a tip but rather disprove the old Vegas myth. According to an old Yelp forum, someone said that he gave the doorman a $20 bill to skip the line. Though it might have worked in the 80s, things are different nowadays.

There is no single doorman who decides whether a guest enters or not. There are 3 separate lines in each nightclub. One is for bottle service, another for guest list and the other for general admission. The bottle service line is for guests who check in when they have table reservation. If an individual is part of the guest list (free entrance), he will be checked in the third line. Those in the general admission line will buy a ticket.

People cannot give a tip to go inside. They just need to pay for a ticket to get in. The following is another helpful tip.

General Admission Is The Best Way to Get Into A Club Fast

Contrary to what others think, general admission lines are often the shortest among the 3 lines to get inside a club. This is since most of the guests inside a Vegas nightclub are part of the guest list. Only a few people buy tickets these days, which makes this line extremely short.

Guests get expedited entry when they have bottle service though they have to wait for an available host before they can get escorted inside. Those who line up for general admission can get inside within 10 to 15 minutes, provided it is not that busy. At times, it can only take 5 minutes.

Having said that, the guest list is still recommended over general admission.The latter can save a number of minutes but they might spend about $20 to $60 in the process. It is better to be patient and wait a little while to get on the guest list and enter for free.

Other Restaurants Let Guests Enter For Free

There are restaurants that have an affiliation with a nightclub. Tao and Hakkasan Nightclubs have restaurants have the same name. It may seem strange, though, that both of them offer Asian cuisines plus on some nights, let their customers get inside the adjacent nightclubs free of charge.

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Once I Was a Rooster, Now I’m a Feather Duster

When I set out on my first adventure pulling a 2.5 tonne caravan behind my shiny new, Toyota Prado 4 Wheel Drive, I knew Jack about caravans. I’d just picked it up – all 7 metres of it – at a Geelong sales yard.

It was raining heavily. Dressed in my usual shorts, polo shirt, good quality thongs, wearing my Canadian Tilley hat, my Tag-Heuer diving watch, and usual positive outlook, I held an umbrella over the head of an employee who patiently showed me how to hitch the caravan to the Prado. He was already saturated, but I felt as though I should at least be making an effort to keep him dry.

On the drive to a caravan park only five or six kilometres away, I struggled through heavy Friday afternoon traffic, travelled over a bridge undergoing a revamp that looked too narrow for my caravan but eventually got to the caravan park in one piece. I had thought I should have displayed a large sign that said, “Caution. Newbie towing Caravan”.

Fate and good driving kept me in good stead. All I had to do now was to survive eight weeks driving around the lovely state of Victoria. With my caravan number plate displaying the byline, “Victoria, the place to be”, it seemed like I had made the right choice. Not as far to travel from my home at Alice Springs if the new caravan suffered a warranty issue.

By the end of the eight weeks, I had decided there are two main types of people one meets in caravan parks, the person:

who can’t help himself (usually men) from telling you how much better all the gear they have on their caravan is than yours
who has retired from the workforce but who cannot cast off the notion of how very important he had been before retirement. He was once a Rooster, but now is just a feather duster
One of the first places I stopped, I forget where it was now, we had no sooner parked our van and this fellow turned up wearing what we called a “giggle hat” in the military, more commonly known as a bucket hat. Well, he had to tell me that he had the xyz type widget for his van and had noticed that I had the inferior zyx widget on mine. It was just what I wanted to hear a few days after shelling out $50 odd thousand for a caravan.
Next, it was the abc widget – I should have gotten one of those. So it went on until I eventually told him that I had to set up my caravan – which should have been obvious to any 10 year old – and he left us alone. Had he not, I probably would have addressed him in an uncharacteristically rude manner.

A few days later I met the man who had been so important, if I had lived in Perth, I probably would have heard of him. He had to tell me how he had been the Chief Executive Officer of one of Australia’s largest IT companies. He also had a single engine airplane he had bought in a kit from the USA and assembled all by himself. He also had to tell me about his expensive Breitling pilot’s watch.

He seemed like a nice person so I didn’t have the heart to tell him I didn’t give a brass razoo what he had been. I didn’t tell him about my collection of tertiary qualifications and that I had been a big shot in an educational institution, a senior public servant in not one, but two governments. To me, all that is now meaningless, just a means of surviving for 50 odd years.

I’m just a retiree who enjoys not being anything but a greying nomad who gets up each day and decides what he wants to do to fill in what hours he has left. It’s a great stage of life and allows one to travel extensively. Complete freedom. Living the dream!

Now when I meet these types, I simply let them rabbit on until they run out of something to say. If they ask me what I did before I retired, I tell them the truth: I worked at a high security facility 25 km west of Alice Springs and my job was so secret even I didn’t know what I was doing. That usually shuts them up.

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