There’s a lot of confusion out there when it comes to bottle service reservations in Las Vegas. Case in point, we get multiple inquiries daily about how it works, what the price includes, what to expect at the table, how to calculate the total cost, if we can guarantee a table, and the list goes on and on.
So to help you guys out, we’re taking all of your questions and putting them together in one complete guide about Las Vegas bottle service.
It’s one doozy of an article, though, so sit back, relax, and grab yourself a latte. Because, honey, I’m on my second one today. 🙂
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What Is Bottle Service?
Bottle service (also referred to as table service or VIP tables) is the ultimate Las Vegas clubbing experience. And frankly, in our opinion, it’s the best way to enjoy a club.
For instance, with a bottle service reservation, you’ll have a designated place to party from the moment you arrive until you decide to leave.
Now, if you make a bottle service reservation at a nightclub, then in most cases, you’ll get a luxurious booth that has seating and a small table for your bottles.
If you’re at a day club, then you’ll have more table options available. For example, there are daybeds, couches, cabanas, and bungalows. And, at some beach clubs, there are even tables in the pools themselves, i.e., Lily Pads at Encore Beach Club.
And the best part about bottle service is that there’s no cost for the table itself. Instead, it’s free for agreeing to spend a certain amount at the club.
Las Vegas Bottle Service Benefits
With a table service reservation, you’ll get the following benefits.
- A dedicated spot to party (including seating) for the entire day or night
- Expedited and complimentary entry through a private VIP line
- Unlimited and free mixers like juices and tonic water
- A cocktail server to take your bottle orders and pour your drinks
- Security staff to keep any unwanted guests away
- A busser to keep your table clean and stocked with glasses and ice
So at this point, you may be thinking that bottle service sounds fantastic, but what if you don’t make a bottle service reservation? Won’t you still have a good time at the club?
Well, sure. But there are some additional hassles that you’ll endure, and you won’t be nearly as comfortable.
What Clubbing Is Like Without Table Service
Perhaps the best way to appreciate the value of bottle service is to understand what clubbing is like without a table.
If you don’t go the bottle service route, you’ll need to purchase a general admission ticket or get on a club’s guest list for free or reduced entry. And that’s assuming your group qualifies for the guest list AND the club is offering one that day.
Long Wait Times & Limited Access
On some days, the wait time in the general admission or guest list line may be an hour or more. Additionally, at some nightclubs like XS, guest list groups may be limited to the outside section of the club. So, unfortunately, that means you won’t have main room access.
High Drink Prices
To get drinks, you’ll need to purchase them at a club’s bars. Now that’s always a fun experience as you wait in line and battle with other guests for the bartender’s attention. Not to mention that, on average, drink prices start around $15 – $20 each.
Standing Room Only
Lastly, the real kicker: there’s no place to sit down without a bottle service reservation. Yep, you read that right. Seating is for table reservations only.
Now standing isn’t as big of a deal if you’re at a pool club because you’re free to get in the pools. And you can sport comfortable shoes like sneakers and flip-flops.
But it’s an absolute nightmare if you’re at a nightclub wearing heels as you’ll have to stand on concrete for hours. (And trust me, I speak from experience. I once had to wear flats for two weeks after a night at Marquee.)
Factors That Influence The Cost Of Bottle Service
It may come as a surprise to hear that bottle service can be surprisingly affordable. Further still, it may even work out to be a similar cost per person as purchasing a general admission ticket and drinks.
Now the price for bottle service depends on five factors:
- The club itself
- The DJ or performer
- Day of the week (and the time of year)
- Your table location inside the club
- The number of people in your group
Generally speaking, the nicer the club, the more it’s going to cost you. And by “nicer,” I mean the amount of money it took to build the club.
So, for example, you’ll find higher prices for VIP tables at venues like XS, Omnia, Hakkasan, and Encore Beach Club.
In all fairness, these top-rated clubs also have phenomenal talent, so that plays into the cost equation too, but overall, the more a club blows your mind, the higher the price tag.
If you see a top act like Calvin Harris at Wet Republic Ultra Pool or French Montana at Drai’s, bottle service will come with a higher price tag than a club that features a less popular talent.
For instance, a dance floor table at Omnia may cost $9000 when Calvin performs. But, at Light Nightclub, prices might start at $3000 on a Rick Ross Las Vegas night for a comparable table location.
Now Rick Ross is still fantastic, but he doesn’t draw as big of a crowd as Calvin does. Not to mention that Omnia is one gorgeous (and expensive) venue and Light, well, it’s a bit older. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, as you’ll get a better value for your money at Light Nightclub.
In short, higher table prices stem from greater demand. More people at a club translates to more requests for table service, which means less table availability and higher costs.
Day Of The Week
If you’re going to a club on a weekday, prices are often considerably less than if you go to a club on the weekends. For instance, you can score discounts of up to 50% on the weekdays.
Overall, there are fewer people in town during the week, so the clubs offer reduced pricing to get people to come. What’s more, you’ll still find that the clubs have a great crowd during the summer months, even on a weekday.
So if you’re on a tight budget but still want to experience all that the Vegas clubs offer, coming on a weekday is a fantastic time to get an excellent price on bottle service.
The time of year can also make a difference in the price that you’ll pay. For example, you’ll find lower prices on bottle service during the fall and winter months than in the spring and summer.
The closer your table is to the DJ, the higher the bottle service cost. For instance, an outside patio table will cost much less than a main room dance floor table.
If you’re at a day club, though, pricing works a bit differently. The type of table you get can influence the price just as much as the location.
To explain further, a cabana at Encore Beach Club comes with some pretty impressive amenities. For example, you’ll get a large cabana with a TV, refrigerator, fan, cooling system (misters), a couch, and a daybed. Not to mention you’ll have complete protection from the sun.
Now, the cabanas are along the perimeter of the club, furthest from the DJ. So if the club were pricing a cabana based on location alone, these would be the cheapest option. But that’s not the case. Because of the amenities and space you get, the cabanas are one of the most expensive options at Encore Beach Club.
Number Of Guests
The more people you have in your party, the higher the bottle service prices climb. For instance, at some nightclubs in town, table service starts around $600 for up to six guests, but if you have ten people in your party, then the price may increase to $1200 or more.
The good news here is that you’ll have more people to split the bill if you do have a larger group. And the more spacious table options are usually better location-wise as well.
Understanding The Bottle Service Price Quote
VIP table service is quoted in terms of a minimum spend requirement. That means you’ll need to purchase items that total at least a specific dollar amount.
If you spend less, then you’ll still have to pay the minimum spend amount. And if you spend more, then you’ll be responsible for the overage as well.
Again, there’s no charge for the table (i.e., dance floor booth, daybed, etc.). It’s provided complimentary for agreeing to spend money at the club.
You can order any items off the bottle menu (or food menu if you’re at a day club), and they’ll count towards your spending requirement. You’ll want to make sure that you order at least a bottle, though, as that’s what table service is all about.
After you’ve placed a bottle order, then at most clubs, it’s okay to order some individual drinks (within reason). However, please keep in mind that the clubs don’t want their cocktail servers running back and forth between the bar and your table all night long.
Example: Encore Beach Club Bottle Service
All clubs in Las Vegas offer a variety of table options at varying price points. For example, let’s say you’re interested in going to Encore Beach Club.
As you can see in this price quote, there’s a dollar amount (minimum spend) listed next to each table option, as well as a guest quantity. So, for instance, if you’re interested in getting a daybed, then the minimum spend of $3000 is valid for up to eight guests.
That means you need to spend at least $3000 when you’re at the club. And you can have up to eight people for that price.
If you bring more people to the club, then management may increase the minimum or charge a cover at the door for each additional guest over the maximum.
On top of the minimum, clubs charge approximately 37% for their venue fee (also called a service or admin fee), sales tax, and gratuity. In addition, at clubs that take deposits, there may also be a nominal processing fee.
You’ll want to add this percentage to any price quote you receive to calculate the total cost. For example, if you’re interested in a table with a $1000 minimum spend, then you’ll end up paying roughly $1370.
How Much Is Bottle Service In Las Vegas?
Below you’ll find a graphical representation of bottle service prices at some of the most popular nightclubs and dayclubs. The price ranges are estimates of averages based on weekend rates.
Overall, you can see which clubs offer the most value for the money. You can also see which clubs are the most in-demand as their table service price ranges are higher.
How Many Bottles Do I Get?
We get asked this question A LOT. And the answer depends on your table’s minimum spend and the bottles you choose to order.
Also, it’s important to note that bottle menus aren’t the same across clubs either. For example, each club dictates its bottle prices and the brands they offer.
To explain further, bottle prices at Encore Beach Club are high, with bottles starting in the mid $700s. So, if you selected bottles at this price point, and let’s say you got a $3000 minimum spend daybed, then you’d get four bottles.
Here’s the calculation:
$3000 minimum spend / $750 per bottle = 4 bottles
You can do this calculation with any price quote to determine the number of bottles you’ll receive. Keep in mind that Encore Beach Club’s bottle prices are an outlier; the average starting bottle price is around $650.
What’s The Cheapest Bottle Service In Vegas?
Not including holiday weekends, the lowest price at most clubs is a one-bottle minimum. That means that you’ll need to order at least one bottle for a party size of up to six guests.
Larger party sizes will have a higher minimum spend requirement and thus will have to purchase more bottles.
As I mentioned in the section above, bottle prices vary depending on the club. For instance, bottles of vodka start at $500 at Light Nightclub, whereas at Encore Beach Club, they’re about $750.
And always remember to add approximately 37% for the club’s venue fee, tax, and tip. So, in total, you’re looking at the lowest bottle service cost in Vegas, starting at around $685.
Are There Bottle Deals?
Some clubs offer bottle deals like a buy one get one or reduced pricing for buying a package.
For instance, at EBC at Night, you can get two bottles for $777 on select nights. The price for one bottle at EBC Night Swim is around $700. So with a bottle deal, it’s like you’re getting a bottle for free.
Is My Table Guaranteed?
I hate to break it to you, but most table locations aren’t guaranteed, even with a reservation. (And anyone who claims otherwise is not telling you the truth.)
Case in point, here’s what XS Nightclub states in their Terms and Conditions:
Table location or placement subject to change without notice.
And here’s what Omnia has to say:
Early arrival is suggested; please arrive no later than 11 pm, as reservations are not guaranteed until you arrive.
In most cases, though, you can drastically increase your chances of getting the table section you want by paying in advance – either with a deposit or full prepay. But paying upfront isn’t a requirement to make a reservation.
These days, most clubs accept deposits or full prepays for table reservations. By making a payment to hold a table, the minimum spend is guaranteed. Clubs like XS, Encore Beach Club, Light, and Daylight are all examples of clubs that take prepayments.
Often, these clubs will send a deposit link to hold the table. This form will list a breakdown of the minimum spend and all applicable taxes and fees. In most cases, the deposit amount is 20% of the bottle service minimum. So, you’ll pay the remaining balance to the club upon arrival.
Although the minimum spend is locked, the venues will also have a clause in their Terms and Conditions that states table locations are subject to change. The good news here, though, is that 99% of the time, you’ll get the table type you want as long as you arrive on time.
Paying in advance provides the highest level of assurance for a table location. So if you want the best chance of locking down a section and the minimum spend, it’s best to at least make a deposit.
Please note that when we mention “table type” or “table location,” we’re referring to the section in general (i.e., upper dance floor, back wall) and not a specific table number. The latter typically comes with zero guarantees, and requests for particular table numbers are generally not accepted by the clubs.
The one exception to this is on New Year’s Eve. Clubs often sell specific table numbers on these nights.
Instead of paying a deposit, you can also make a reservation with just your name. These are known as name-only reservations, and all venues accept these types of bookings.
You may want to make a reservation this way because there are a few venues that offer better pricing through a name-only booking than by paying upfront.
For example, at Marquee, the online rates are generally higher than the name-only pricing. So on almost all nights, you’ll get a better table location booking this way than if you prepay online.
There is one risk to doing it this way, though. If there’s a lot of demand, the name-only pricing can increase and even go above the prepay rates. (This sometimes happens at Lavo Party Brunch.)
And the club may even increase the minimums at the door without any advance notice. It all depends on the demand for table reservations that day and how many people show up at the club.
Price hikes above the prepay rates generally don’t happen at clubs like Marquee, so you’re typically safe there. But at others like Omnia, Hakkasan, and XS, it’s better to prepay as pricing almost always goes up the closer it gets to the event date.
Now, if prices do increase and you have a name-only reservation, it doesn’t mean that you won’t get a table. As long as the club has accepted your minimum spend, then they’ll still seat you. It just won’t be the location you were expecting.
For instance, let’s say you make a table reservation for a $2000 minimum spend mezzanine booth at Hakkasan. And let’s also say that you arrive late and don’t get to the club until midnight.
When you get to the door, you find out that the mezzanine booths are now $3000, but the club can offer you a table in their hip-hop room for a $2000 minimum spend.
Bottle Service Rules
Every bottle service guest must adhere to each club’s rules. Failure to do so may result in your group getting turned away at the door (even if you’ve paid a deposit or prepaid in full). Here are a few reasons why guests may not be allowed into a venue.
Pay close attention to a club’s dress code. If you’re not in proper attire or wearing clothing that is against the club’s rules, security may ask you to go back to your hotel room and change. Once you return to the club, you’ll need to stand in line all over again.
At most nightclubs, the dress code is a collared shirt and dress shoes for guys. Ladies have more leeway with what they can wear, but most women wear heels and a dress. Jeans are okay as long as there are no rips or tears. (Although here again, ladies can usually get away with wearing torn jeans.)
For the pool clubs, you’ll need to wear swim attire. And it must be on to enter the venue. You’re welcome to wear a cover-up, shorts, and a shirt or tank top. Flip-flops are also acceptable.
Almost all clubs prohibit athletic attire. For example, Nikes, Jordans, and clothing with a sports logo are often not acceptable. Regular sneakers like all black Vans are generally fine for bottle service guests, but again it’s up to security to decide.
Intoxication & Controlled Substances
If you show up visibly intoxicated, you’re not getting in the club. Vegas clubs also have a zero-tolerance policy regarding controlled substances.
Case in point, security personnel are trained to spot drug use and even go so far as checking pupils, having guests remove their shoes and socks, or searching other personal items. The clubs contact the authorities as well.
So if the club suspects you’re doing something illegal, they won’t let you enter, and you can’t return either. And if you paid a deposit, don’t expect to get that back.
Rude Or Loud Behavior
If you treat the club’s staff disrespectfully, you won’t get in the club. It’s best to follow the golden rule when you’re at a club and treat everyone how you’d like to be treated.
The day and nightclubs in Las Vegas are 21 and over only. Every guest must present a valid government-issued photo ID at entry. Photocopies are not acceptable.
Further still, some clubs require that a passport accompany any non-US issued identification. For instance, we’ve seen countless times when guests are turned away at the door because they didn’t bring their passports.
For this reason, we always recommend that non-US citizens bring both. That is unless you don’t mind taking a chance and having to return to your hotel room to get it.
Arrive On Time
All clubs list an “arrive by” time for bottle service reservations. For beach clubs, it’s usually 11 am or 12 pm. At nightclubs, times range from 11 pm to 12 am.
Paying attention to the arrival by time is important because, after this time, your table may be at risk of being released for resale. Now it’s not for sure that the club will release your table, but the venues can sell it if you’re not there.
What Happens At The Club
Every club has at least three lines. There’s one for general admission, one for guest list reservations, and another for table service. Signs should mark the lines, but if not, you can ask any of the club staff, and they’ll direct you.
The general admission or guest list line can take an hour or more at some clubs, so it’s essential to make sure you get in the correct one.
At table check-in, you’ll present your ID. The ID must match the name on the reservation. At this point, the club may ask for your credit card, or they may wait until you’ve been seated at your table.
Once you’ve checked in, a host will escort you and your party through security and into the club.
At The Table
Your cocktail server will hand you the club’s bottle service menu with the available alcohol options. If you’re at a pool club, food options are also on the menu.
Once you’ve placed your order, you won’t have to wait long to start partying, as bringing bottles out is the club’s top priority. You also don’t have to worry about pouring drinks because your waitress will take care of that for you.
Like I mentioned above, all tables come with complimentary and unlimited mixers like cranberry and orange juice. Ice and cups are also on hand. Additionally, a server attendant makes sure your space is clean and free of any spills.
To keep you safe, a security team keeps a watchful eye over your section, preventing any unwanted visitors from entering your VIP area. If you don’t want someone at your table, talk to a security guard, and they’ll be asked to leave immediately.
Another cool feature with bottle service is that some of the tables have drawers to store your belongings. When it comes to clubs in Vegas, keeping your valuables on you (or hidden) is always the safest bet.
If you want to make your experience extra-special, don’t forget to check out the bottle service parade menu. A bottle presentation or parade is when the club delivers bottle(s) to your table with signs, drums, sparklers, etc. Each club has unique experiences, so you’ll get a different display at each venue.
At times, bottle presentations may be complimentary if you’re spending a lot. Other times, you’ll need to pay for them separately, but they’ll count towards your minimum spend requirement.
You can ask your cocktail server for the parade menu when you arrive at the club.
Lastly, if you’re looking for people to party with your group, the clubs have you covered here as well. Gents, if you’d like women to join you, a club host may be available to help find ladies. Conversely, if you’re a group of women and would like men at your table, a club host can assist with that as well.
These services may be reserved for bottle service minimums above a specific spend amount, but it never hurts to ask. Although not required, it’s always a nice gesture to tip for a host’s help.
Closing Out Your Bill
At most venues, you can split payment for the table with up to three credit cards. The clubs accept cash as well.
You can close out your bill at any time too. So if you’ve ordered everything when you arrive, you can close it out immediately. Just make sure that you meet that minimum spend first.