What is a Club Crawl?
A club crawl is a way to party at several venues in one night. The crawl gives you an opportunity to skip the line, avoid cover charges, get drink specials and meet people through drinking games. You meet your host at a predetermined location and they will take you to the most popular clubs in Vegas.
Club crawls are great for anyone who is visiting Vegas for the first time or is not up to date with the current nightlife trends. This is because club crawls have a predetermined schedule for everyday of the week. When you join the crawl 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.
Club crawls are an extremely underrated way to meet new people in Vegas. Not only do they provide a nice icebreaker when meeting others partying in Vegas, but they also handle the decision of what club to go to for you. LA Epic is the best company when it comes to club crawls and they also have some reasonable ticket prices.
Why Join a Club Crawl?
There are many advantages to joining a club crawl over just going to the club alone. One of the biggest things that club crawls have going for them, is that it’s really easy to meet people.
Everyone on the club crawl will be in the same boat, meaning they are just looking to party in Las Vegas. The hosts go out of their way to introduce guests to one another. Also organized drinking games and icebreakers are set up and run by the hosts to loosen everyone up. Because of this it’s very common to see bachelor parties hitting it off with bachelorette parties.
Since the hosts of these crawls work in the nightlife industry, one of the perks of being on the crawl is the ability to skip the lines. When the crawl arrives at the venue you will have your own separate line where you enter the club, walking by anyone else standing in line. There will also be no cover charge at the door of the nightclub as that will be completely waived because you are part of the crawl.
Drink specials are another added benefit you get when signing up for a club crawl. Most of the venues on the tour will offer amazing drink specials like 2 for 1 drinks or even open bar. This will save you a ton of money as most nightclubs charge $20+ for drinks.
Something that people don’t really think about when visiting Vegas is what nightclub they are going to go to on a specific night. There are a lot of variables involved in making that decision like: What is open tonight? Or what club is the most popular? When joining a club crawl that decision is made for you as the hosts have been partying here for years and already know where to go. Picking what club to go to is a really important decision and not one you want to mess up.
How do Club Crawls Work?
After signing up for a club crawl you will receive instructions on where to meet the hosts to get checked in. The venue where you start the crawl changes depending on the day but they typically start around 8:30 pm.
Once you arrive at the starting venue you will get checked in and be given a wristband and an opportunity to take advantage of the drink specials at that venue. The drink specials are optional.
Once checked the hosts will start up drinking games with all the guests to get everyone mingling. If you don’t want to participate in the games you are free to do whatever you wish at the venue. Then at the designated time the entire crawl will head to the next venue where the same process of drink specials and games repeats itself. Every crawl will visit 3 – 4 venues in total.
The final venue is typically the most popular nightclub for that night. When the crawl arrives you will have your own separate line to enter the club, bypassing anyone already waiting in line. The crawl arrives at the final venue right when the headline DJ is coming on.
How Much do Club Crawls Cost
There are a couple club crawl companies in Las Vegas that have tickets ranging anywhere from $30 – $120. In my experience the best one is LA Epic. They have the best hosts, go to the best clubs and also have the best prices. LA Epic sales reps will quote ticket prices at around $50 but if you go directly to their website, its only $35.
The ticket includes free entry into all venues, access to drink specials and the ability to skip the line at the busiest clubs. $35 for all of that is a great price considering that the general admission cost alone to some of these nightclubs is upwards of $50.
What do I Wear
The dress code for the club crawls is the same as all clubs in Las Vegas. I made a full dress code guide for both men and women so if you are unsure what to wear check those out. But to give you the condensed version, men should wear collared shirts and nice shoes. For pants any pair of well fitted (no baggy) jeans will work, preferably in darker shades. Sneakers, hats, shorts or any athletic attire will not be allowed. Women can get away with a lot more, but a dress that fits your body well is recommended. Heels are also the norm but flats are acceptable and common, just no sandals or flip flops.