In a world of free bottle service, fake id’s, stuck up girls, and promoters that have become night life’s foundation, a world where the ability to go out to NYC’s hottest clubs, skip lines, and not have to worry about paying for anything is very much POSSIBLE… after living in New York for over a year now, I have gained a fascination and a realization of the business that has finally gave me meaning as to why New York is referred to as “The city that never sleeps”.
If you’ve ever gone out to straight clubs in NYC, you could agree that it’s not always the easiest. There’s a lot of factors that could limit your ability of even entering a club… New York City Clubs like 1OAK, Avenue, LAVO, Provocateur, PhD, Greenhouse, Le Bain etc etc all have an image to protect…
They are known for being NYC’s hottest clubs for celebrities, models and for having some of the best promoters in the WORLD. Wait… I keep using the term PROMOTER and you’re probably like “What or who are they?!” Well these are the masterminds that get paid to basically bring groups of guys and girls (mostly girls) into the clubs, to help the club keep it’s image. Now, if you think that these promoters bring just anyone and everyone, that’s where things get a little VAIN. The clubs only pay these promoters, some even getting as much as $100 a person, if they are bringing ATTRACTIVE guys and girls… & in most cases the ratio of girls to guys ALWAYS has to be greater. If you think about it, it’s actually a very good marketing scheme… I mean all the rich older men in NYC see that these clubs have all these attractive girls, and that’s what draws them to these clubs leaving them having to pay for tables and bottles, which essentially makes the club it’s profit for the night. So it’s a very smart and well thought out process if you ask me.
But, that’s not it… I have come to learn that there are 3 kinds of PROMOTERS:
Personally, I’d choose a QUALITY or FILLER promoter over an EXCLUSIVE because the overall atmosphere is more fun. You can bring your friends, and with exclusive promoters it’s hard because they have to also be a model. The girls that are with quality promoters usually WANT to go out where most the models and girls that are with an exclusive promoter are there because they’re contracted.
At the end of the day it’s a business, and everyone wins out. You get your free drinks all night, the promoter gets paid for bringing you, and the club gets to fill up a room with attractive people… You’re basically the painting on the wall when you go out with promoters. & I think that’s why gay clubs should start using promoters because if they started having tables with hot models, the overall image of the club could be easily more improved and respected.
It’s a harsh world, especially if well, you’re not attractive. I mean even if you’re not a certain height. New York City clubs are very superficial and I understand it’s for the right reasons, but at the end of the day if you are either not attractive or spending at least 2k on a table, these clubs will not let you in. And age? What’s that when you’re 6’0 ft tall and are beautiful… the clubs don’t care and risk letting them in all to keep up the image of their club.
Fake ID’s are an essential accessory while living in NYC.