Bottle Service Keeps Your Nightclub From Becoming A Wild West Saloon!
I am a HUGE fan of western movies and ESPECIALLY John Wayne! I love sitting down and watching the bad guys terrorizing the town and then the sheriff, outnumbered and outgunned takes on the unruly gang and their leader. How about the saloon fights? One guy standing at the bar minding his own business and in walks the local bully who gets drunk and wants to start a fight? The little guy gets pushed around and in steps someone who is willing to confront the bully and his thugs. Fists fly, the piano player in the corner trying to play his music while mayhem rules the barroom. Mugs of beer get tossed in a person’s face and whiskey bottles are smashed over someone’s head. I know, it’s the movies, it is glamorized and the reality is fights leave people really hurt and not everyone wakes up after a pitcher of water is tossed on the face. Now, what would happen in those same movies if the saloons (the nightclubs of the day) offered a bottle service to their customers? The scenario would be a little different and so would my movie watching.
A little background on what the bottle service is before I go on. Nightclubs that offer this service are offering a party package that is purchased in advance. The group pays for a waiter/waitress who will be attending to the party for the night. They also receive a booth or table and in some cases a room that gives them a best view in the house, so to speak. Their server will pour and mix their drinks from a bottle or two of a premium wine or alcohol beverage. Each bottle is secured with a bottle lock so the server controls who gets a drink and how much. Hint: The server can also cut off a party member who is getting too drunk or obnoxious.
Now, picture what my favorite westerns would look like if the saloons of the day had bottle service. The outlaw gang makes reservations for their group for the night. They arrive and are greeted by the saloon owner who makes a big show of their arrival and escorts them to a table near the piano player and they meet their waitress for the evening. The barroom (or nightclub) starts to fill with patrons and people are having a good time. The gang leader has had a couple of drinks and is starting to get loud. He demands another drink and the waitress refuses to take the bottle lock off of the whiskey. Our bad guy is now more demanding and wants the bottle lock removed so he can pour his own drink. The waitress reminds him that as per their service agreement, she is responsible for removing the bottle lock and mixing drinks and has the right to cut off a guest who she feels is too intoxicated. The waitress contacts the saloon owner who then reviews the terms of the agreement with the gang and explains the breech of the contract. The gang reluctantly gets up and leaves the saloon. No fight breaks out and everyone else continues to enjoy a good time.
Boy, am I glad they didn’t have bottle service in the old days that certainly would not make for an entertaining movie! Of course I am being silly, but in a sense this is what a service can do for today’s nightclub or bar owner. Create a unique experience for a group, perhaps for a birthday party or other celebration and provide a dedicated server who can control drinks and mixing. Should a group member start to become too drunk or out of line, they can be cut-off from additional drinks and club security can be made aware before the person starts to fight or cause a problem.
Bottle service is a great way to increase your income and offer new experiences for your customers. Don’t let your nightclub turn into a Wild West saloon, make it a fun, safe and controlled environment for everyone!
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