How much does it cost to party in Atlanta?

So, to party in Atlanta as a VIP, bottle popping at Compound or sitting in a section in Suite Lounge, either way Atlanta is the city that has a mini-Vegas club scene and lives up to the high cost to party with the most beautiful people and the hottest stars. Atlanta used to be a hip-hop and sports town. Now it is a movie, music and all around entertainment hub. This means the club scene will just get hotter and feature more and more stars without them headlining a flyer…it will be like hollywood, just a tad more accessible. A Vegas-meets-Hollywood kind of a thing. Is it pretentious? Yes! Is that what we came for – maybe, maybe not, but what is undeniable is that it will be sexy, hot and cinematic.

Obvious Costs:

  • $20 Parking – $50 Valet Parking – the parking is never managed by the club  – there is always an external company managing the parking lot – this means the club and the parking people know not what the left nor right hand is doing. Hold on tight to your ticket, extra tight if you get drunk!
  • $20 Entry / $40 VIP Entry at most clubs – DO NOT plan to enter on the free guest list if you plan to party in Atlanta – the organizers are banking on a woman or guy who is all dressed up waiting in line to pay a few dollars vs. going back home because the free list ends. That’s why they hold the lines so that very few actually get in for “free.”
  • $500 – $3,500 Sections with bottles – the cheaper the section, the less bottles and less desirable location you get in the club. Get as many bottles as you can – 2 bottles will get you the least desirable spot with one couch, usually 4 bottles and up places you in a nice club section.
  • $50 x ?? Bottle girl tip PER BOTTLE – she is NOT a waitress, she is a bottle girl. Expect to see her once and fend for yourself after the bottles have been delivered. Order at the bar for quickest turnaround after she disappears.

Hidden Costs:

  • Higher priced drinks than most bars and clubs outside of the city – a drink is more like $15 vs. $8 out of the city. On the weeknights most clubs that are open have good drink specials.
  • Shady promoters and club owners who don’t honor your booking – its humiliating to have planned everything correctly for it to fall apart at the door. Without a strong contact, you are pretty much at the mercy of whoever is at the door.
  • Shady clubs that add items to your tab and charge you without you knowing – some take advantage of you being drunk – make sure there is a sober-enough member in the group to review the charges before you leave.
  • Uber or other transportation service – more costly would be a DUI for driving after a crazy night of partying
  • Pregaming at the house or bar – whatever it costs to have some drinks, snack foods and get right.
  • Your feet will be begging for mercy and unless you have a section, you will soldier through with no seating. There is no seating in most clubs if you are not a VIP.

Of course you can have an all-inclusive package that takes care of the club reservation so that you spend nothing the night of your event. Since the package includes a limo or party bus, there’s no chance of a DUI and you can pregame on the party bus on the way to the club! Your hostess knows all the door people, so you will never have a problem at the club door again – in fact plan on skipping the line altogether. Interested? Build your own custom package or view our all-inclusive party bus packages.

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Miss Elise
Miss Elise is the CEO of Playground Atlanta, Inc., and the local "party bus maven." She has cultivated years of relationships with clubs and promoters to give the gift of VIP experiences to all who visit and live in Atlanta. She's a mom, an engineer, an entrepreneur and the best friend you can have in VIP nightlife entertainment in the city.


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