Las Vegas is home to some of the largest nightclubs on the planet. Thousands of people come through their doors every single night, which makes for some pretty long lines. Fortunately there are ways to skip the lines at even the most popular clubs in Vegas. Some of the most effective ways include:
- Club Crawls
- Promo Tables
- Getting Your Timing Right
- Buying a Table/ Bottle Service
- Taking Advantage of General Admission
Many people believe that tipping doormen, name dropping or throwing around a bunch money will help them avoid long lines and get into nightclubs faster. While that school of thought may work in other cities, Las Vegas is different. Knowing people and having money to spend money will help you, only if you know how to leverage them correctly.
There are also more cost effective and often faster ways to get into the club, often free of charge. This guide will cover both the budget and the more extravagant ways of skipping the line.
1. Club Crawls
What is a club crawl? A club crawl is a way to party at several clubs in a single night without dealing with lines, cover charges or transportation. You meet your host at a predetermined location and they will take you to the most popular clubs in Vegas. Many of them even offer drink specials.
The advantage of club crawls is that you are leveraging the experience of your host. They already know what the best clubs are on a particular night, and they will get you inside without paying the cover charge. The best part is you won’t have to wait in line. The host will take you directly up to the front of the line and make sure you get in as fast as possible.
Club crawls are also a great way to meet new people. There will be several other groups of guys and girls partying with you most of the night, so take full advantage of the easy introduction.
The way the crawl is set up is it normally starts at a bar on the Las Vegas strip, where you are able to pregame and get amazing drink specials. Then around 10:00 – 10:30 your host will bring you to the nightclub via party bus or on foot depending on how far away it is. Then once you arrive at the club you’ll walk by everyone waiting in line and go right in.
If you would like to learn more about Vegas club crawls I go more in depth on them here.
2. Promo Tables
Promo table is short for promoter table. For anyone who doesn’t know, promoters are the people hired by the nightclubs to go out and get guests to come into the club. And every night the clubs set up a special “promo table” for their promoter employees. So if you where approached by a promoter on the strip or you where referred to one by a friend, you can ask to join their table.
It is not uncommon for promoters to invite their guests to the promo table, in fact it is encouraged by the clubs. But there are some serious issue when going into a club under a promo table…
For one only girls are allowed to join these promoter tables. So if you are a guy you are out of luck. That’s good news if you are a group of girls but before you go hit up a promoter asking for free bottle service there are a few things you should know.
Keep in mind that only groups of girls are going to be able to use promoter tables.
Not to put all Vegas promoters into a box but many of them aren’t the nicest people in the world. For one, their job consists of walking around in the heat all day and asking people to come to the club. Its a grueling job, I’ve tried it. So be aware that you’re are going to be at a table with bunch of disgruntled guys trying to hit on you. You always have the option to leave the table after you get in, but just know what you are in for.
Promo tables are one way to get into the club fast but there are some serious disadvantages. The next method on this list will help get you into the club just as fast as the promo table but without the drawbacks.
3. Getting Your Timing Right
Arriving at the club at the perfect time can make getting into the club almost too easy. It sounds simple but if you show up at exactly the right time, you will avoid any headaches involving nightclub lines.
This strategy doesn’t exactly involve skipping the line, but is more about getting in line when there is a pause in the action. I’m not talking about jumping in line hours before the staff get there, no one wants to awkwardly stand around in an empty club. What I am recommending is getting in line at the right time. If your wondering the best time to arrive at every nightclub I made a list here.
The advantage of going into the club this way it’s free if you’re on the guest list (which anyone can sign up for here). Just get to the club on time, and by the time you get inside there will be a decent amount of people already there.
In my opinion this is the best way to get into the club. Its free, you don’t have to deal with any staff, and it gets you inside fast. Also when you go into a nightclub on the guest list, many clubs give you free drink tickets.
4. Buying a Table/ Bottle Service
The most fool proof way to avoid lines in Vegas is to purchase a table. This will include VIP treatment and bottle service. But there is a specific way to do so that you don’t end up standing around waiting. If you just walk up to the club at 11:00 pm and ask how much a table is, a couple of things are going to happen.
Number one being you will be overcharged. The nightclub knows that you want to buy a table and now. It’s probably too late for you to leave and buy one somewhere else if you don’t like their price.
Second, it will take some time for the transaction to take place, meaning negotiating the price and then giving them your credit card. Not to mention Vegas VIP hosts like to take their time. The whole process will take upwards of 30 minutes.
To ensure the process of purchasing a table runs smoothly, I highly recommend making a reservation in advance. All you have to do is show up at the club and give them your name. There may be a short wait while the hosts seat other VIP guests, but that can be avoided by texting your host. The quickest way to get in contact with a VIP host is to contact us here.
5. Taking Advantage of General Admission
General admission is the equivalent of purchasing a ticket. You would think that General Admission would have the longest line, right? Well, actually the “GA” as its commonly called, has the shortest lines on most nights.
Compared to the amount of people that use the guest list or purchase a table, very few people actually buy tickets nowadays. Yes, on busy nights it is not uncommon to see people buying tickets in advance to ensure that they get in. But on your average night in Vegas it is rare to see a long General Admission line.
So if you are looking for a simple no BS way to get into the club quick, General Admission is typically your best option. The lines are short and they move extremely fast.
Something that you will want to be aware of if you are considering purchasing a ticket is the fact that prices go up at the door. In fact, they even bump up the prices throughout the night. I have even seen prices as high as $400 per person on busy nights. So to avoid this problem it is a good idea to buy pre-sale tickets.
This is not the cheapest or most extravagant way to get into a nightclub but it definitely is fast and effective.
What is the guest list at a Vegas club? The guest list is a way to get into a nightclub for free or with reduced cover. Anyone is allowed to put their name on the guest list and can bring up to 10 guests into the club with them. Being on the guest list has many perks including free drink tickets, expedited entry, and reduced cover or free entry.
How much does it cost to get into a club in Vegas? The cover charge to get into a nightclub in Las Vegas can range from $30 to upwards of $100. Typically men will pay more to get into a club than women. Most clubs in Las Vegas that offer reduced cover or free entry on the guest list, on most nights.