Are you VIP Clubbing in Chicago?
VIP Bachelorette has been making reservations and working with nightclubs in Chicago for 15 years. We are proud to say that we rarely have issues arise the night of our client’s events. However, when there are over 25 of our parties out in Chicago every Saturday night, issues may arise. While these instances are few and far between, they do occur and everyone should be prepared for them. Remember that VIP Bachelorette is here to assist our groups with issues but some things may simply be out of our control. Whether you booked with VIP or any venue directly, you will still have the same experience with the person at the door. Every club and venue is different and each have their standards and rules. A doorman may be new and therefore confused about the guest list or the name on the list may have been misspelled. Please be patient and positive, your guest of honor is looking forward to a fabulous night. Here are a few tips when clubbing in Chicago:
- Dress Codes – What a great time to dress up!
Dress codes at Chicago clubs and Chicago bars vary from location to location, but MUST be followed. Doormen have the final say as to who is let in. If they feel someone is under-dressed they may turn your group away. Forget the flip flops, those are for the beach. But you can do nice flats if heels aren’t your thing. Ripped jeans are for shopping days and finally, stay away from hats; you will have to take them off anyway.Come on ladies, it’s a big night! Think heels, dresses, stylish pants and blouses. Don’t forget all the photos that will be taken! If in doubt, look up the venue(s) online to get a detailed list of dress codes.
- At the Door – Patience is a virtue!
Door men at clubs do not have an easy job. They are dealing with fake ids, intoxicated guests and people screaming at them. Do not begin yelling, demanding or talking all at once. This will only make your wait longer and possibly get you turned away. The door person has the best interest of the club in mind. Additionally, some clubs will only allow people in who fit their brand.or standard. When selecting nightclubs, it is important to consider whether your group is a good fit for a nightclub.
- Tipping – Tip well, or die of thirst!
Bring plenty of dollars for tips. Bartenders are more likely to serve those who are tippers as opposed to the person who does not. In a nightclub where it is really busy, tipping is one way to get great service and better drinks.. You should plan on tipping your bartender a minimum of $1 per drink, or between 18% and 20% of your total end-of-the-night tab. In the end, you might be saving money, as bartenders will often take care of good tippers with the occasional free shot or drink. In addition, they will probably serve you a lot faster the next time around because they will remember you! Don’t be rude…this will only get you water downed drinks, if they even serve you again.