It’s no secret that Vegas clubs can get expensive. Especially when you reserve a table with bottle service.
But how would you like to get a $189K bill at the end of the evening?
Well, supposedly, this is what happened at Tryst Nightclub at the Wynn Las Vegas one night in May 2011. According to an actual copy of the register receipt, one table racked up $189,375.98 after tax and tip…and that was all by midnight.
VegasTripping had an interesting breakdown of some of the prices, along with what their markup is. No wonder clubs push those bottles of champagne. A little over half the bill comes from 4 bottles of Vueve Clicquot 15-liter called a nebuchadnezzar, that are roughly the equivalent of 20 regular bottles.
This is why the big clubs in cities like Vegas, LA, NYC and such push the bottle service and table reservations. They get a tremendous mark-up on the liquor.
Of course you don’t just get the alcohol and a place to sit. Your group’s cover charge is included in the initial price. You also get dedicated servers and often times an assigned bouncer who controls access to your table area. It’s more of a concept that is aimed at guys, since it’s a surefire way of getting a group of girls to join you, but I’ve seen women do bottle service if in a group – especially if they’re celebrating a birthday or a bachlorette party.
At any rate, somebody blew a lot of money on one night’s worth of liquor. And with a 20% tip, the staff earned a split of $29,581. No wonder people like to work those clubs, eh?
What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a night out? If you had the money, would you spend this much?
[Image courtesy of Tryst]