Thanks for checking out our Las Vegas Guest List Guide. You must be planning a trip to Sin City, and you and your group are interested in getting on one of the guest lists at a Vegas Pool Party or Las Vegas nightclub. The question is, how? In our Guide, we will answer that question and more.
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What is a Guest List?
First, Guest Lists are not for VIPs. In Vegas, because of the size of the mega-clubs and the level of musical performers they showcase, Guest Lists are used primarily to drive people En masse to their doors, rather than keeping the list exclusive and missing out on the massive amount of foot traffic that is unique to the Las Vegas nightlife. Las Vegas nightclubs and pool parties offer promotions that allow people to sign up on a "the list," which gives them perks such as free or discounted Entry, free drinks to the ladies, etc. by arriving and checking in at the club at a specific time.
What is the Purpose of a Guest List?
Depending on the event, for the average club goer, a Guest List is a great deal and the most often used method of Entry. If you don't want Bottle Service or prefer not to "tip" your way inside, being on a list is a straightforward way to get free or discounted entry, depending on the event.
Check-in times are also structured to drive people to the club early, typically when the club opens. Most headlining artists don't hit the stage until 1:00 AM or after, which most people are at the club to see, but having people come in early ensures that the club will be busy when their doors open as opposed to a huge rush of people trying to get in at 1:00 AM as the talent gets on the decks. It's a trade-off; you are trading your time by coming early instead of paying a cover fee.
While 90% of the clubs/events will have a guest list, some will have one with extremely limited capacity or no list at all. If that's the case, it might be better to purchase pre-sale tickets, bottle service, or talk to us about VIP Entry.
The Guest List Process
- Sign up on the list for the event you want. The name on the list MUST match the ID of the person checking in.
- Upon arrival, proceed to the Guest List check-in line at the club. The entrance will be clearly marked. Ask security if you get lost.
- The person who signed up must be with the party. The entire party must be together to check in (it is a one-time check-in).
- You must ensure that your group can pass the security checkpoint and they all have a valid Government-issued picture ID.
- For more information about Las Vegas Security
- Follow instructions on the confirmation text/email for the time of arrival and dress code. All Sin City pools and clubs have a pool party dress code that is strictly enforced. Guess what, if you don't follow it, you will be turned away. You will have to go back to your room and change, which can be a huge waste of time – as if waiting in a long line wasn't enough…
Potential Pitfalls and more
In Las Vegas, the Guest List is a straightforward process once you understand all the ins and outs; however, listed below are a few things that often get misconstrued and can lead to confusion at the door.
|First come, first served – arrive on time! Being on a list does not automatically vault you to the front of the line, especially for guy groups.|
|Good while supplies last – as with any promotion, they are only available while supplies last. If the clubs start to reach capacity, they may cut the list off early and start charging all the people who showed up late. Venue management reserves all rights to change pricing about their business levels.|
|Girls only – typically, Guest Lists are to ensure Vegas party girls get into the venue. After all, no girls, no party, right! Most venues have systems in place where all-female groups may get let in first or have an extended period to check in.|
|Expect long lines – while it is easy to get on a Guest List, there is nothing easy about waiting in a line for up to 3-4 hours. Not everybody will get in. Remember, being on a “list” does not guarantee entry. If you want a better experience, buy tickets, bottle service, use expedited Entry, or better yet, use one of our VIP services.|
|Holiday/Fight/other Event Weekends – depending on the popularity of the event, this can be tricky. Many sought-after venues eliminate any lists, so your only choice is to buy tickets, get a table, or pay the ridiculous cover price via general admission. Having said that, on significant event weekends, the mid-level clubs still need help filling the room, so you can usually find some free list at the mid-tier clubs.|
The Entry Breakdown
General Admission – walk up to the club and pay the full price for the cover charge.
General Admission – get your name on the club's list for "no cover" or a "reduced cover." Ladies get some free drinks at some places.
Tickets – pay in advance for club entry via the internet. Buying a ticket guarantees your way into the party; the Guest List does not!
Expedited Entry – paying more than a regular ticket in advance for a quicker entry through a fast lane line.
VIP Entry – you pay an Independent Hosting Company a fee for express Entry.
Las Vegas Party Pass – Also known LVPP, the Las Vegas Party Pass get you entry into all the Tao Group Venues.
Bar Card – The Tao group offers a bar card which gives you a specified amount of bar credit (usually $100) and quick entry.
Bottle Service – the ultimate club experience where you pay a minimum spend to reserve real estate in the club, including VIP entry.
Most people get put on the guest list the weekend they get to town or the day of the event they want to attend. Some ways you can get put on the list is via a website like Bachelor Vegas, you get referred by a promoter, or you happen to meet a promoter canvassing the strip looking for people to put on the list. The list will get you free entry into the club, a reduced cover, and in some cases, for the ladies, some free drinks. FYI, The older clubs will offer incentives to get people to attend.
Free Guest List vs. Pre-Sale Tickets
Decisions, decisions. Should you try out the GL for club entry or purchase tickets in advance? What's the difference? Typically, the GL is the most popular and most economical choice. However, as previously mentioned, a list is not always available for the events, especially those with major artists, or you may have your evenings (or days for the day parties) planned in a way that doesn't allow you to come in time for the GL check-in. Then, it might be better to purchase tickets in advance or seek other alternative venues.
Depending on the venue, there are certain limitations on who can sign up. Traditionally, the GL is geared toward females and female-heavy groups, although most clubs will allow groups with a 1:1 ratio (equal girls to guys). Note: All-male or guy-heavy groups are usually not allowed on the list. Then we strongly recommended pre-sale tickets, VIP Entry, or bottle service.
Before you purchase tickets, please ask us first! We are always available to assist. We will offer our insight and recommendations on what best suits your needs.
Guest List vs. VIP Entry
Getting on the list for no cover or a reduced cover will get you entry through the GL line, but that line could be extremely long and moving slow. VIP Entry is a paid service where you agree to a fee to get walked in, typically through the table area.
Guest List vs. Expedited Entry
Most clubs offer two forms of expedited entry; purchase advance tickets via the ticket link. There is usually a separate line to bring expedited ticket holders in quickly, and an expedited general admission area for people willing to pay a premium to bypass the lines and get in quickly. While it is usually a hefty charge – for example, if the typical cover charge for males is $40, Expedited Entry on the spot would be $80, but it's better than waiting in line for hours and risk not getting in at all.
Las Vegas Male and Bachelor Packages
Las Vegas is filled with tons of activities and attractions and is the ideal place for a bachelor package. At Bachelor Vegas, we can help you create memories of a lifetime by bundling a nightclub or pool party with a spa, shopping, machine gun shooting, a Las Vegas strip club, bottle service, limos, and more.
Vegas Bachelorette and Female Packages
Calling all the hen parties and female Las Vegas bachelorettes. At Bachelor Vegas, we can help you create memories of a lifetime by bundling a nightclub or pool party with a Drag brunch, spa, shopping, pool package, a male strip club, a Las Vegas male revue, all-you-can-drink and eat dinners, bottle service, a pink hummer limo, and more.
Brian Pfeiffer’s Comment on Las Vegas Guest List
To reiterate, the Guest List is the best form of Entry into the Vegas clubs for those who don't want to spring for bottle service. It is especially advantageous for the ladies. A GL is the easiest Entry if you want to see your favorite DJ at your favorite club without paying. For guy groups, the GL is a cost-effective way of attending a popular club as long as you can come early.
Here's what we recommend:
- Plan your evening so you can get to the club on time and take advantage of the GL. At Bachelor Vegas, we can help. We offer limousine services that will keep your group together and get you to the places you need to be when you need to be there.
- Check out our package deals on how to fill out your night with dinner and pre-and-post nightclub plans to get the best experience!
- Don't be afraid to ask – we are experienced hosts and planners who have been working the Vegas dayclub and nightlife scene for over 20 years. We can anticipate what you can expect at a nightclub door. We can also assist with VIP Entry for groups who want to pay a little extra to skip the lines!
Hopefully, our Guide has helped give you insight into the "party capital of the world!" If you are a bucks party looking to meet some hens or some Vegas party girls and if you can't swing over-priced bottle service, then the Las Vegas Party Pass is a great option. This VIP entry option with no cover and quick entry to 5 nightclubs and 4 pools, this wristband sure beats dealing with a long guestlist line and a Las Vegas Promoter.