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August 19th, 2017
Getting into Clubs without paying covers or getting bottle service
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tennisplyr13

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Join Date: 11/09/2009 | Posts: 14

I was just wondering if anyone had some suggestions on how to get into clubs without having to pay covers.  I live in Hollywood and hate having to pay 20 bucks a club.  Does any one have a way to get around this I'd love to know or are there any promoters on this forum that can help me get comps.  Also, when I go out it usually either me alone or with my wing its never a large group of guys,  thanks in advance for your help.
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UtopiaFive

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Join Date: 09/16/2008 | Posts: 4960

1. Be a cool dude.
2. Mess around with the bouncer, JOKINGLY.  I'll literally laugh and say "Hey man, seriously, I'll be your bestest friend ever.", "Oh, so this is like in Fight Club right?  Where Brad Pitt just goes out and says YOU'RE TOO OLD, YOU'RE TOO FAT, YOU'RE TOO UGLY...and if I just wait long enough, I get in?", or I just start talking about something random, retarded, or normal I did recently. 
3. Ask normal questions: "Cool -- when does it usually get going over here?  If I were coming by way earlier, would I get in for free?" 
4. They might just do this at places where the management wants to keep shit looking professional (they don't usually charge cover, but if you're dressed shit, they'll make you pay...assuming you just won't wanna pay) -- so dressing nicer might help (but if you're already wearing a dress shirt + dress shoes, then I guess this is different). 
5. Get to know DJs.  
6. Get in these clubs by paying and just ask other people in there who's party or list they were on.  (Often you can just say the same name every week and its not so much of a list as it is a password that never changes.)
7. Stand by the line and listen for people saying what list they're on.  Take notice as to whether the guy looks at a sheet of paper for their name or not.  Look at your cellphone while doing this so as to not arise suspicion (as if you're waiting for someone inside to come out, or whateva.) 
8. Ask the boucer if "Krista" or some other whorish sounding name happens to be working tonite.  You might get lucky and the name matches up with someone, or just chat him up after that, and he might just let you in. 

BTW you have more leverage when there is no line, or a short line, or just dudes in line, in case this is not obvious to you. 

I know Denver is different from LA, but this shit should be a start.  
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UtopiaFive

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Actually, now that I think about it, I've also said shit like
"Wow, I came here ALL THE WAY FROM NEW YORK, not because this CLUB is cool, but because I heard you were fucking awesome" (with a smirk, almost jokingly)
and got my $5 cover waived. 

But yeah, twas here in Denver, w a fatty chick taking cover. 
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UtopiaFive

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Oh, and...OF COURSE
Bring chicks from the street with you. 
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tennisplyr13

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Join Date: 11/09/2009 | Posts: 14

Good stuff Utopia, I'll give it a shot the problem with LA is the bouncers don't really get you into to clubs.  I really need to get to know the promoters they have all the power at the clubs.
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UtopiaFive

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WRONG.  Paying cover regularly is pretty gayness. 

Even in NYC there are tons of good places to go without paying to get in.  I'm sure LA is the same. 

But best is getting into the coolest places without paying. 
TheFADER wrote:

coconut-juice wrote:
 Go to clubs without a cover. I refuse to pay for in anyway shape or form. 
This is completely retarded. Is your reasoning behind it "because mystery says never pay cover" ?
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sirex

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Join Date: 04/11/2009 | Posts: 705

I love how there are always some dudes that post about how they never pay cover and about how they're so cool and they can just talk their way out of paying cover..

First off, most of the big clubs are like movie theatres. You need to have a "ticket" to get in. The bouncer has nothign to do with it. Someone behind a glass window takes your money and issues you a ticket. The only thing a Bouncer can do for you nowadays is let you by-pass the line..... IF you know him. Most bouncers WONT even acknowledge your existance. Even if you go with a couple of hot girls. youre just a number. 

the only way of getting reduced cover is to call a head and be smooth on the phone. Infact 90% of the time, This is the most and best way to get into a club for free, or for reduced price at the least.  

Another good way is just going early. If you want to "club hop" good luck with that.

knowing friends/promoters is a good thing, but hell unless youre a close friend, they wotn even hook that up. Not for the majoirty anyway... Anyway, thats the reality.. you can live in fantasy about how you can get infor free blah, blah blah...

The best way to get into clubs for free is WORKING in the scene as a bouncer, barback, bartender..... but then youre working the scene, you probably wont want to go to a club after.
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sirex wrote:
I love how there are always some dudes that post about how they never pay cover and about how they're so cool and they can just talk their way out of paying cover..

First off, most of the big clubs are like movie theatres. You need to have a "ticket" to get in. The bouncer has nothign to do with it. Someone behind a glass window takes your money and issues you a ticket. The only thing a Bouncer can do for you nowadays is let you by-pass the line..... IF you know him. Most bouncers WONT even acknowledge your existance. Even if you go with a couple of hot girls. youre just a number. 

the only way of getting reduced cover is to call a head and be smooth on the phone. Infact 90% of the time, This is the most and best way to get into a club for free, or for reduced price at the least.  

Another good way is just going early. If you want to "club hop" good luck with that.

knowing friends/promoters is a good thing, but hell unless youre a close friend, they wotn even hook that up. Not for the majoirty anyway... Anyway, thats the reality.. you can live in fantasy about how you can get infor free blah, blah blah...

The best way to get into clubs for free is WORKING in the scene as a bouncer, barback, bartender..... but then youre working the scene, you probably wont want to go to a club after.
Yeh, i agree with everything said here.

Something i always manage to do is find cash in clubs, it is so fricken easy!

Last two nights i've been out i've found $50 total, that's covered entry, a few drinks, food for afterwards, and still having change left over. :)

You don't have to be walking round with your head down all night but when yuor around the bar area have a quick look down every now and then, lots of drunk people....getting their wallets out to buy more drinks...dropping their crap everywhere and then walking off...no greater feeling than having your night out sponsored by some drunk annonymous chode :)
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Get to know the stuff. Bartenders, DJs, bar backs .. They might put you in the list. 

Also if you frequent one club often, shake bouncers hand all the time. Say "Hay man" with a smile when you go in and "Thank you" on your way out. Aks them how they doing. Whatever.

What worked for me is going to BJJ/MMA class .. i got to know A LOT of big guys, who happen to do doors most of the time. But that's not an option for everyone :)
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Pretend you are the DJ.

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EazyDoesIt

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Know hot girls. Lots and lots and lots of them. If bouncers, promoters and club owners begin to recognize you as the guy who is always surrounded by hot girls. They will want to be your friend. TRUST ME. I have promoters and club owners hit me up all the time. They are always trying to talk me into going to their club or event. At this point, it's almost like I'm doing them a favor by showing up. I know that sounds super conceited but seriously, all clubs are about TWO THINGS. Money and HOT GIRLS. If you have massive abundance of one or the other, you will be completely set. I actually have super popular club promoters that know 1000's of hot girls come up to me and ask me how I know so many hot girls. They instantly befriend me. I get it all the time. Same with club and bar owners. Surround yourself with hot women.  Nothing will give you more credibility with other guys and more social proof with other women.
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