Sunday, February 17, 2013

Not Your Ordinary Nightclub

You hear a lot of name dropping from those who frequent popular nightclubs. “I went to (insert club name) last night, and we saw (insert celebrity name).” That’s all fine if you like that kind of thing, but I’d rather go to a club that’s unusual, or at least original. So with that in mind, there are some pretty awesome night clubs out there that think outside the box, and here are a few.

Ice Bars seem to be quite common in many areas of the world, but they are fairly rare in the Middle East for some pretty obvious reasons. Running an Ice Bar in the Niger Desert has to be somewhat of a challenge, but it seems that the owners of Chillout, in Dubai, are up to the task. Everything is carved from ice, and with the temperature kept at around 20 F, it’s a good thing that your cover charge includes a coat, snow boots, and gloves.

If you are a Lord of The Rings fan, this night club would be perfect. Hobbit House, in the Philippines, is a themed club based on the Tolkien trilogy, and the entire staff is made up of dwarves. While this would certainly not go over well in our society, where Politically Correct is taken to new and amazing extremes, but this club opened more than 35 years ago and is still thriving. Dressed as hobbits, the staff entertains guests with singing, juggling, flame eaters, and even an Elvis impersonator. Some might think that this club represents exploitation, but it is giving people from impoverished areas a chance to work for something better for themselves.

The Alux Restaurant and Lounge, in Mexico, is an underground night club, literally. This unusual night club and restaurant is actually a real underground cavern, right down to the stalactites and stalagmites which are lit up with glowing colors. Thankfully, bats are not included in the atmosphere of this beautiful club.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dressing Right for a Rave

While going to a rave will be unlike any other experience you can have, you do need to ensure you are dressed properly for the experience. Different situations will call for different attire and you need to be prepared to anything that can happen.

You’ll want to begin the process by considering the venue you will be going to. Obviously, if you are at an outdoor event, you want to have on clothing that can get dirty without any problems. For events indoors, you can get away with better quality clothing. No matter what you wear though, it should allow you to dance freely, without falling off your body.

The clothing you end up choosing for the event should be appropriate. What you will find is that you don’t want to stick out in a bad way. Try to keep things cool and in tune with the theme of the rave, if it has one. In the event you want to stand out in a positive manner, you can throw on some items that will glow in the dark and have people checking you out while you dance.

Dressing for a rave doesn’t have to be a difficult task. As long as you pay attention to the little details, you can look like you actually belong there.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Time to Change if You Are One of These Guys

Walking into the club, you see different types of guys in the room. While some of them are pretty cool, others are people you want to avoid. In many cases, guys don’t realize it when they fall into one of these categories. Take a quick look and make sure you aren’t one of these problem types.

The first is the guy who buys a girl a drink and feels like he should follow her for the night. Just because you buy her a drink, doesn’t mean you own her. It is time for you to move on and she will let you know if she is interested.

While the guy who stalks during the night is bad, the guy grabbing women is worse. While you might think a woman is gorgeous, it doesn’t give you the right to touch her from head to toe. Be respectful and keep your hands to yourself.

Another person you don’t want to be is the guy that doesn’t tip. Your bartender will remember you and you aren’t going to get good service. Even a small tip is better than nothing at all.

If you stay on your best behavior and try to act human, you will find it wins over most people in the club. Should you find you fall into one of these negative personality types, take the time to make a conscious change. You’ll find you benefit from it in the long run.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Services for Your VIP Guests That Every Manager Should Offer

If you want VIP guests to come to your club, then you need to be prepared to cater to their needs. These individuals want top of the line services and want a reason to actually walk through your doors. Because of this, you will want to consider the following.

Offer VIP Members Extended Hours

Consider shutting down the standard club an hour before you shut down the VIP services. This will give those who have exclusive access a reason to hang back and to drink an extra hour. Typically, VIPs will tip your servers better and will encourage others to check out your club.

Mix Things up Better

When a VIP walks into a busy club, they don’t want to see the same people all the time. It is important that you create a mix of both genders and represent the different ethnicities of the area. The club should be filled with people who are interesting and exciting, while you go against the norm.

Focus on Quality with Bottle Service

You need to understand that when a VIP pays for bottle service, they expect quality in addition to the service that is being provided. Since the VIP knows they are paying 2,000% or more for a bottle of liquor, you need to ensure they are getting the royal treatment. In some cases, a VIP can be encouraged to attend your club with a couple bottles on the house, while having you make a big production about them being there.

It is important that you remember that the VIPs that come in will help you to afford to keep your nightclub open. Make sure you cater to their desires and people will continue to come in to see who might be the next big name to walk through your club doors.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Best Nightclubs to Hit in Las Vegas

There is no denying that Las Vegas is home of some of the best nightclubs you will find. The problem is that Vegas is so saturated with nightclubs, you need to be picky about where you go. After all, the better the clubs you attend, the more likely it will be that you have a great time.

When you are choosing the nightclubs you will visit, be prepared to spend some money. Many locations have cover charges, VIP booth fees and bottle service that you may have to pay. It is better that you ensure you can afford this in advance, rather than trying to wing it in the end.

The first location you will want to consider is The Bank, which is located at the Bellagio. This is an upscale club that spans an impressive 6,600 square feet. To get into this club, expect to pay $25 for front of the line service, while planning on bottle services to start from $513.47.

The next club for you to consider will be in the Palazzo. Here, you will find the 20,000 square foot club, LAVO. VIP packages are available for this club that range from $30 for women, to $100 or more for men.

If you head on over to Caesars, you will find the Pure Nightclub. In this location, you will find endless rooms filled with unique bars to explore. If you want to ensure you get in, a front of the line pass will cost you $40. If you want to have the VIP experience, plan on dropping at least $375.00.

For the last club in Las Vegas to consider, you will want to look at the Voodoo Lounge at the Rio. This unique lounge is known for top of the line cocktails and some truly unique scenery. If you want to get into the club, you need to plan on spending $30 to head to the front of the line, while spending $300 for VIP service.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New York City On A Budget

If you want to have a night out in New York City you should be prepared for sticker shock. A survey taken by a dating service in 2000 showed the average cost of dinner and a movie for two to be around $135. It doesn’t have to be that costly. The locals know all of the best places to go for a good time, without having to take out a personal loan.

Britain introduced us to the gastropub, where we could dine on pub foods in an ale drinking atmosphere. Now there is the gastrodive to further confuse us. The Commodore, located in Williamsburg, is a wonderful combination of bar and restaurant where you can find old arcade games, a can of Schlitz, and old music. The menu includes a flaky catfish fillet on a grilled sesame seed roll, and “pork du jour”, this is a mix of slaw, barbecued pork, and pinto beans on a soft roll. You can also get such fare as fried chicken and fries. The average cost of a main course is $9, you won’t find that very often, even outside New York City.

Weather permitting, you won’t want to miss the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, founded in 1919, the garden boasts thousands of plants, including over 70 cherry trees that bloom each spring just in time for the Sakura Matsuri Festival. There is a Japanese Hill and Pond Garden, as well as the Shakespeare Garden filled with flowers such as crocuses and primrose that have been mentioned in many of his works. The garden is wheelchair and stroller friendly, and is perfect for a leisurely afternoon stroll. The price is a modest $10, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12.

While admittedly New York can be an expensive town to party in, you can find many things to do that won’t cost an arm and a leg.

Monday, February 11, 2013

LED Lights Take Your Rave to the Next Level

In recent years, there has been a spike in the amount of interest that LEDs have. These lights can be found in toys, sticks, clothing and a slew of other products. Because of their increase in popularity, prices have gone down and ravers have found that these items can actually make for a great event.

When you look over the selection of products out there, one of the things you will find is that there is no shortage on the styles and designs of these lights that you will be able to find. This is because these lights can be found in a wide variety of shapes and colors and many are designed exclusively for use at a rave.

Rave hosts that want to take their event to the next level should have a variety of LED lights available to their guests. This will help to ensure that the night is one that people will never forget and in many cases, the LEDs will add an element that not every event you attend will have.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Planning Your Next Rave

When you are planning a rave, you are going to find that the process isn’t as complicated as it may seem. In fact, the most difficult part of the process will be gathering the funds that you will need. Beyond that, you need to be sure to following are listed in order of importance.

A reliable location for your event is going to be important. You need to be realistic about the location and consider how many people might attend. Structures that are too large will seem empty and turn off some ravers, while small locations are going to feel cramped and ensure no one has a good time.

With the location picked, you will need to pick a DJ. Music is the central point of the event and you need to hire someone who knows music. Look for the top DJ in your area and let them spin the best songs that are on their playlists.

If you’ve been to a rave event before, you know how important the lighting is. You need to have a darker room that allows people to enjoy their LED toys. Consider offering glow sticks and unique items to add to the experience and let people have a great time dancing in the dark.

Finally, consider the food and drinks you will offer those in attendance. When people are dancing and having a blast, they are going to want to have something to drink at a minimum. So be sure that you take that into account.

Keep all of this in mind and put some thought into your next rave. What you will find is that with a little effort on your part, you will be able to come up with a great rave.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Make Your Rave Matter

If you are planning a rave, then you need to know how to get people to actually show up to your event. While some rave parties make major announcements to get tons of people in the door, there are better and more cost effective things you can do.

A better choice will be to hand out flyers and pamphlets and build buzz that will stay among those who are going to be better matches for the event. The goal is to make the entire event feel like a secret event and when people show up, they will feel like they are on a short list. Even if word of the party catches on like wildfire on campus.

With word getting around, you need to ensure that you are going to create a flawless event that people are going to remember for a long time. This means hiring a DJ that can spin sick beats and keep people dancing from the moment they walk into the door, until they leave.

Above all, give away mementos from the event. LED shirts, glow sticks and other items that people can take away will add value. You can add their costs into the cover charge you place on the front door. That way, you make a little cash and make a reputation for being one of the best rave planners in town.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Building the Image of your Nightclub

When you are looking to boost the presence of your business, the process can seem overwhelming. But once you get down the basics, you should find that things can start to fall into place. A good starting point will be to boost the image you have and to get noticed.

This begins with the interactions you have with your customers. What you will find is that customers depend on what you tell them. Because of this, you need to ensure that you provide them with the things you promise and deliver everything on time.

Advertising is important for your business. When you are first starting out, you may need to start small and work your way up. Your night club may simply be listed on small nightclub directories and public radio at first, but you can build on that over time. If you have a website of your own, this can be taken to a new level by offering advertising to another website in exchange for giving you a mention on their page.

With the new digital age, you will find that apps are increasing in popularity. Because of this, you will want to have a professionally designed app that can report deals, give discounts and even display YouTube videos you can create to boost your image and presence.

Doing all these things can help to build the image of your nightclub. In time, word will spread about your business and you should find that more people start to drop on by and check out your club, thanks to the positive image that you have a hand in creating.

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