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Hakkasan General Admission?

Discussion in 'Vegas Nightlife' started by 2smooth, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. 2smooth

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    I plan on going with the girlfriend saturday April 27th to see Calvin Harris. Their website has general admission for women at $30 and $75 for men. I don't usually purchase tickets for admission to clubs but since the club new and Calvin Harris is hugely popular it might be a good idea. How are the lines like and are their some tips I should know in particular to this particular club. I'm a black chip blackjack player ($150 avg) and do most of my booking myself in regards to comps. I don't have a host. Please share your thoughts.
     
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    it just opened so there are no clues except the usual tip the doorman a 100$ if you dont want to wait.

    I expect a mob sceene there for a while as it will the hot new club
     
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    My host at MGM says tables are booked out 6 months already for 8-10k a night. Gen adm is going to be a crap shoot for quite a while as it's the hottest new club in the city right now.
     
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    WOW... 6 months... that's crazy! Sounds like quite a spot!
     
  5. Bo333

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    I was there opening night, my host said they were getting 20k.
    (By 'there' I mean MGM :)

    It was a crazy scene in the casino for sure!

    Actually overheard a host lying to one of his clients about whether he could get him in or not. Was rather amusing.
     
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    Buy your ticket in advance online now and you'll be able to skip the regular line like any other club I'm guessing in Vegas when you buy your tickets in advance. You'll be able to go into the guestlist/advanced ticket line and shouldn't be waiting for 2 hours to get in. Be there earlier in the night though before capacity gets filled. 11 PM and you should be in there quickly.
     
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    While I can't speak to Hakkasan specifically, not having been there, usually "General Admission" refers to the people who are waiting in line on a given night and trying to get in. What you're talking about are "presales", which are advance purchase tickets that usually have a separate line and get in much, much faster. As long as you get there at a reasonable hour (11pm or so should be fine, though the earlier the better if you're concerned) you shouldn't have a problem getting in fairly quickly.
     
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    General admission last weekend (opening weekend) was $150 guys, $80 gals. Crowd was massive, supposedly 6000 people booked ahead of time. Wall to wall people, couldn't even move in there, music was at stratospheric levels.

    All done to spite the Wynn for refusing the sheik his favorite table.

    talked to Deadmau 5 for a few minutes while he was waiting for his limo to the airport. Cool guy, real mellow.
     
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    Yeah, well queue the Yelp reviews and they are pretty abysmal so far. No outdoor space, not a ton of space to move, $9 to get a water ... sorry but what is the point? New yes, but how much different than the others?

    Might as well just go to XS..
     
  10. lionelhutz

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    well, the DJ lineup may do it for some people.
    a Tiesto/Calvin Harris/Deadmau5 residency is a big draw.
     
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    I have to say, I read the Yelp reviews and didn't get "abysmal" out of them. Lack of tap water is annoying, but other than that, I got the sense that a lot of people really liked it, and quite a few people thought it didn't quite live up to their expectations but didn't think it was terrible. And, as has been mentioned, the DJs are going to be a huge draw; a lot of these clubs are becoming more like concert venues nowadays, where the bigger concern is who's playing, not the space itself.
     
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    Same with me - I went to Yelp and browsed through them. The water complaint came up a bit, as did concern about how many stairs there were everywhere. Besides a bit of an "over hyped" vibe, most reviews seemed to be pretty good.
     
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    Yup, and its why the top DJs can make 8 figures per year. Anyway 6000 people packed in wall to wall sounds like a madhouse that would only be fun if you're willing to drop the 5-figures for a good table. I doubt it will change during the weekends anytime soon.
     
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    Deadmau is a knee toucher, and I hate the place based on its name alone.

    Go to Marquee. It's still king.
     
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    Tellafriend is at MGM now and has a table there tonight for 5k and that's Thursday night. I'm interested to hear his feedback tomorrow.
     
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    here's what Tellafriend had to say:

     
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    Jean Robert Bellande seemed to like it....every time I'm at Aria I feel like I see that dude with an entourage of beautiful women.
     
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    These clubs are all the same. If you don't have a table, it's a shit show.
    I don't care what DJ is spinning, it can't justify the prices we've been forced to pay for table service. Not to mention automatic 20% grat on a 5k+ bill for a waitress who cones around 3 times. I'm not cheap by any means but this club scene is out of control.

    What happened to the days of "two bottle minimums"?
    Now it's "minimum spends" regardless of how many people go.

    I'm sure ill be at Hakasan soon and I'll give my feedback but I'm not expecting I be wowed. Maybe I'm getting too old for this
     
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    This sounds terrible to me but no worse than any other of the big clubs. I think the sense I'm starting to get is that people who like nightclubs will probably like or at least be okay with Hakkasan, and people who don't like them (such as myself) would have pretty much the same complaints about Hakkasan that they would about XS, Marquee, or any of the others. Adding tax and tip to the minimum spend, for example, is my understanding of how every club in town works.
     
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    it's just simple supply and demand. as long as people are paying the prices and continue coming, it'll continue getting more and more out of control. they can charge $5k + 20% auto tip for a table because if you don't take it, there's a line out the door of people that will.
     
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