Depending on the local rules and laws for sexually-oriented businesses (SOBs), some clubs may be nude, others will sell alcohol or have other restrictions. The rules vary from district to district and can also change over time.
Here are some unwritten social rules that everyone should follow while in a club.
1. Don’t Be a Leech
Even though most clubs will let you in wearing a beret, fedora, beanie or a stylish snapback, it is not advisable to wear sunglasses inside. Unless you are blind, hiding a pink eye or happen to be P Diddy, they look bad and will make everyone else in the club want to make fun of you.
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2. Keep Your Phone Charged
A night club can be a wild place, and while most patrons are well behaved, you never know what kind of craziness may take over the venue. Whether it’s a fire, gunshot, or a large brawl, you’ll need to be able to call for help and get everyone out safely.
That’s why it is important to keep your phone charged, especially in a busy club. There is often paid security staff in the building who are ready to assist you. They’ll be able to point you in the right direction for safety.
Also, don’t use your phone for taking photos or videos of the dancers unless you have permission from them. The last thing they want is for you to share that on social media. It could cause a lot of drama for them in the future! Also, some clubs have strict “what happens in the club, stays in the club” rules.
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
While nobody likes being told what they can and cannot do, rules are necessary to keep an adult club safe and fun. If you have any questions about a specific rule, ask a bouncer or floor host to help you out.
It is also a good idea to know what the rules are before you enter. This can save you some confusion and potential problems. For example, it is generally against the rules to hand a dancer a tip directly, although that can vary from club to club and town to town.
If a customer is belligerent and refuses to leave the club, it is generally best for security to call police rather than using physical force. This protects the bouncer, the club, and the customer. It is also best for a club to have a firm, consistent policy regarding ejections and whether or not police will be called. This should be clearly written and followed.
4. Don’t Be Afraid to Leave
It’s important to not be afraid to leave a club that isn’t doing anything for you. There are many shady people in the nightlife industry who will take advantage of club-goers who are afraid to speak up and report bad experiences.
You’ve planned a night out with your closest friends to the hottest club in town. You’ve all dressed to impress and you know that the bouncers will be on point. Then, one of your friends shows up dressed like they rolled out of bed wearing mismatching attire and running shoes! That underdressed friend gets denied entry and your night is ruined!
Some clubs even have a no picture policy and staff will actively ask patrons to remove their hats because they impede internal camera monitoring. It’s also not a good idea to bring any expensive accessories that could easily be lost or stolen at the club. Stick with jewelry that you can afford to lose and a purse that will contain your money.