You constantly hear it every time you go out or make plans “stop by my house and we’ll pregame then head out”. This clubbing phenomenon has become in itself part of the whole clubbing experience and thus deserves some attention with some pregame and pre-clubbing tips.
Lets face it drinks are not exactly the cheapest thing in a club, in fact you sometimes leave the club feeling violated after a night of drunken credit card spending and ATM withdrawals with 9 dollar service fee’s. So to lessen this problem to a degree we all know the best thing to do is to get a head start on your drinking at your pregame party. Have a few friends get a bottle or two prior to entering the club, this will help you get a head start and probably cut your drinking bill by half.
Another tip related to the drinking situation is something that I have learned the hard way. Ask for drink prices BEFORE you order a drink, because as the night progresses and your blood alcohol level rises with every hour that passes you start ordering drinks left and right and when the time comes that the bartender says 15 dollars for the shot you just downed and you reach in your pockets only to feel air you have a serious problem if your friends are nowhere to be found. So always remember ask for drink prices and make sure you have the funds before downing a shot.
When you finally arrive at the club, you have to accept the fact that it might just be a terrible night for the club you have chosen and your better off leaving and going to another spot. The worst thing to do is go to the front of the line and ask a bouncer how it is inside. Do you really think that they are going to say “don’t waste your money, it sucks” ?. No they are not, they are going to tell you that its just getting started, or its packed, or the music is great or some cheap excuse to get you inside to make them more business. The most reliable way to find out is just find someone that is leaving and has just walked out the door, stop them for a second and ask them their how it is inside, chances are they will tell you their honest opinion unless they are trying to screw you over or have some fun.
If the case is that their is a line across the street, and you don’t have any connections to skip it your next best chance is to start walking up and down it and hope to god you find someone you know. When you find someone start making casual conversation and then get you and your group closer and finally just get together with them in the line, make sure you have conversation flowing the whole time between you both as to not pay attention to other people in the line.
A lot of times you will have people standing outside the club that claim to be the almighty promoters when more then likely they have to ensure they get themselves in much less get you or anyone you know in. Don’t ever think a promoter will actually do something special for you if you do not know them, many times a promoter will offer some kind of discount, or say he will make u skip the line only to get you there but when it comes down to it they wont help you out with anything and your stuck waiting in a line. So save some time and don’t listen to any promoters magic offers.