As sure as expensive drinks and grinding couples, a staple of any hot nightclub is the line-up outside. The question never seems to go away: "How can we get into PURE [or Tryst, or Tao, or Jet, or any other Vegas nightclub that's hot at the moment] without waiting in line". This guide will help you gain admittance into the debauchery sooner and easier than you imagined. Remember, there is no set rule as to how any single nightclub operates--the nightlife industry is a highly unregulated business leaving all decisions at the discretion of bouncers or doormen. Still, here are a few tips which guarantee you'll, if not get right in, lead ahead of the pack in the race to cross the velvet rope. Get table service. This is the most expensive and also the most sure-fire option. Table service often has its own dedicated line (much shorter and moves quicker), cover is waived, you get your own seating area with table, liquor of your choice, mixers, waitress to serve the drinks (no fighting to get to the bar), and often a bouncer to watch your area. He can also aid with bathroom runs or invite eye-candy over to your space. After factoring in price per bottle and tips, most places will run about $125 to $200 per person or more. For the record, there isn't a single person I know (including myself) who doesn't believe this is worth every penny, especially if you're in a group of guys which brings us to the next tip... Make sure your party's ratio favors women. Guys aren't going to have it easy getting into a nightclub, but a party of all girls can often just walk straight to the front and make their way in. If short on girls, try to make friends with a few while in line. Get there early, preferably before the club opens. Be among the first in the doormen's eyes and they'll pity you more. Don't worry that you're not "fashionably late"--the line will take care of that. Be known as a regular. You see it at every nightclub. There's always that one guy who does the old handshake-one-armed-hug thing with the bouncer and is let right in. Remember, in the end, it's all up to the bouncer's discretion. Loyalty and a good personality goes a long way in who the bouncer chooses. Look like the nightclub would want you in there.The dress codes are simple. Just wear nice jeans and a collared shirt, but why settle with only that? If there were a time to pull out that Dolce and Gabbana coat, it's now. Shave. Make sure your look is polished. And for God's sake, don't put your shirt collar over your coat's unless you want to look like every other guy. Split up. No nightclub wants to let in a party of six guys. If you can, split into groups of two and act as though you don't already know each other. Approach the door several minute apart from one another and it'll look less damaging to the nightclubs male/female ratio in the eyes of the bouncer. Tip. Used alone or in combination with the previous suggestion, a $20 handshake goes a long way. I personally wouldn't tip more per head unless somehow you can negotiate the cover charge into the deal with the bouncer or doorman. A word of advice: some bouncers prey off unknowing club-goers. I can't count the number of times I've been in a party that favors girls heavily when the bouncer says something to the extent of, "Okay, I can get you all right in for $30 a person including cover." This is often an inflated price and the bouncer pockets anything left after cover. Remember, you're doing the club a favor by bringing girls with you. If they're charging the women in your party the same price as men for cover, something's fishy. There's usually room for negotiation. So go, apply these tips, and watch the velvet ropes part. May your lines be short, your dance floors spacious, and your bartenders generous with the pours. Enjoy!