So here’s the thing: we have secrets about Las Vegas clubs. Quite a few, actually, and right now, we’re going to share our favorite and most shocking ones with you. Because well, we’re nice like that. 🙂
And also because we’re on a mission to share our inside club knowledge so that you can have the best Vegas experience possible. Even if you think you know everything there is to know about the club scene in Sin City, we’re pretty sure you’re going to be in for a surprise or two!
#1 Secrets Of Las Vegas Clubs: The Bathroom Attendant
The club restrooms hold a secret – every club bathroom in Vegas is equipped with a bathroom attendant. Now it’s not the bathroom attendant that’s the secret. It’s what they can do for you, that is.
You may think that an attendant’s job is to make sure everything is neat and tidy. And it is. But the real secret lies in their hidden stashes. Let’s start with the guys first.
You can get some pretty sweet hook-ups in the men’s room. Tip the attendant, and you’ll land yourself cigarettes, mints, and cologne. There are even hidden cabinets filled with designer colognes. A gratuity can score you a spray or two from one of these.
They also have mouthwash and cigars. Additionally, if your cell phone battery is running low, check with the bathroom attendant to see if they can charge it for you while you party. Just make sure you tip them.
The girls’ bathroom secret stashes are just as good as the guys’. My favorite amenity of ladies’ club bathrooms is the shoes. If your feet are killing you from dancing or standing all night, then head to the woman’s bathroom and talk with the attendant about purchasing some. A lot of the clubs have multiple options available, so you can pick your style.
For example, Marquee often has ballet flats as well as flip-flops. I find that purchasing flats are a better option because they provide a small amount of protection if someone steps on your toes.
Additionally, they quickly fold up in your purse and are perfect for your next night out. The shoes go for around $15 – $20. Not a bad deal when you’re in pain!
In addition to shoes, you’ll also find candies and mints, hairspray, bandages, hair ties, and of course, feminine products. Some bathrooms have a place to charge your phone too.
#2: Server Gratuity
In addition to the bottle service minimum that clubs charge for table reservations, there are also venue, tax, and tip fees. If you combine these costs, the percentage will be around 35-37% of the bottle service minimum.
So if you book a $1,000 table, the total cost will be about $1,360. The fees are broken out individually on your bill showing the exact dollar amounts of each charge.
However, some clubs will leave a gratuity field blank so that you can write in a tip amount yourself. If this is the case at your club, be sure to carefully review your bill to make sure you’re not paying a gratuity twice. We find that many guests don’t realize that the tip is already included and end up spending a lot more than they should.
In our example, the total charge should be about $1,360. If it’s 15 – 20% less, then the tip hasn’t been included yet. If it’s already $1,360, then there’s no need to pay an additional gratuity unless you’d like to do so.
Now, if you’re worried that you won’t be able to comprehend your receipt by the time the night is over, talk to your server at the start of the evening. She’ll be able to tell you if your bill will already include the tip.
Host, Busser, and Security Gratuity
All that said, it’s important to point out that a tip for your host and busser isn’t incorporated in your bill. So if you think your host has done an epic job or your busser has been extra tidy, then saying thank you with some cash is a nice gesture.
Even a little bit is appreciated as these folks rarely get recognized for all the hard work they do. Handing the tip to them is the way to go here, as adding it to the bill may result in it going to the server only.
#3 Secrets Of Las Vegas Clubs: Complimentary Bottles
Yes, it’s true. In Las Vegas, you can get free bottles at clubs! There are two main ways to do this – you either know someone that works in the industry, or you’re a group of ladies.
But, sometimes guys can get in on the action too. If you’re interested, you can check out our article on how to land free bottle service.
Comp Bottles For Guys
If you’re a guy, making friends with a local that works in the industry can get you invited to an “industry comp.” Industry comps are offered to the men and women that work in the Las Vegas day and nightclubs. These folks are often required to go to a competing venue on a day off to show their support.
For example, let’s say club A invites the staff of club B (i.e., VIP hosts, bussers, and cocktail servers) to their venue on Monday night. Club A will provide club B with a free table and alcohol. Club A does this because it brings in a great crowd, helps with referral business, and makes the club look packed on slower nights.
Keep in mind that industry comps are only available Sunday through Thursday. These days are generally less crowded than Friday and Saturday evenings.
Although the industry table is technically free, you’ll need to chip in on the gratuity. Tipping $100 per bottle is standard for an industry comp. For instance, if there are five people at the table, you’ll want to contribute $20 for each bottle.
Free Bottles For Ladies
If you’re a group of women, you may be able to land a complimentary table. Sometimes showing up early to a club can land you a free table for a few hours, if not for the entire night.
You can also reach out before you arrive in town to see if there are any comp tables available for the night you’re interested in going. You’ll want to contact a club’s VIP host or promoter to find out more information.
Keep in mind that the clubs with the most sought-after DJs may not offer any comps as their bottle service tables sell out quickly.
#4 Secrets Of Las Vegas Clubs: Free Limo Rides To Gentlemen’s Clubs
Almost all of the gentlemen’s clubs in Las Vegas offer complimentary limo rides to their venue. To schedule your free limo, all you need to do is call the club at least 30 – 45 minutes in advance of your pick-up time, and you’re ready to go.
The gentlemen’s clubs only pick up from hotels near or on Las Vegas Blvd., so keep that in mind when planning your trip.
Additionally, we always recommend tipping the limo driver since the ride is free. Even with a tip, it works out to be cheaper than an Uber or a Lyft (especially with large parties).
These clubs don’t usually provide transportation back, though. Still, you can always ask, or if you agree to a certain spend amount, they’ll most likely work out a complimentary ride back to your hotel.
#5 Secondary Seating
At some venues, if you show up to a club after it’s been open for a while, you may score secondary seating. Second seating is when a club offers discounted pricing for bottle service. Yes, you read that right.
Here’s how it works – if you arrive at a club late (like anytime after 2:30 pm for a pool party or 1:30 am for a nightclub), table prices might be lower. Sometimes even cut in half.
Of course, it depends on how busy the club is and if people have left already. Or if the club hasn’t sold out yet. Keep in mind that there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a table with second seating.