At this point, most states have passed legislation that allows nightclubs to offer bottle services. These are the services where a customer, or customers, pays for the use of a table, a dedicated waitress, and full bottles of liquor and other spirits. Since the mark up on full liquor bottles is significantly higher than the mark up on individual shots of the same alcohol, nightclubs are scrambling to offer these services in their clubs.
Those that oppose the sales of bottle services contend that the purchase of a full bottle of alcohol brings far too many issues to be worthwhile. There are some that say if a patron or group of patrons buys a full bottle, they will feel pressured to finish off the bottle, since it cost several hundreds of dollars. Even spit up amongst a party of several people, the quantity of alcohol consumed may be too much for some to handle as they drink down their paid for bottle.
Others are a little more practical in their approach of the subject of overindulgence. Logically, a bartender who is stationary as they serve drinks from behind the bar is far less likely to notice a customer who is at risk of being over- served. They may have only served this customer one or two drinks during the entire night.
A customer who is looking to drink heavily will know to go to different bartenders throughout the night to avoid suspicion. They will also have their friends buy the drinks and bring them back. This way a bartender sees a more sober patron, when the reality is someone out in the club is having way too much to drink.
A bottle service, on the other hand operates under the premise that there is one dedicated employee working the table for the entire duration. It is their responsibility to pour the drinks and the shots. It is also their responsibility to maintain a close eye on who has had how much to drink. They also need to be able to speak up to cut someone off if they are having too much.
One of the best tools a waitress working a table has are bottle locks, like the EASy Bottle. These bottle locks help the waitress to control the flow from the bottles. Even if she turns away for a minute to refresh mixers or get another bottle, no one at the table can access the liquor until they come back.
The EASy Bottle locks are caps that fit over the tops of the bottles for product denial. There is a key that unlocks the caps very quickly. Just as quickly the caps can be reattached after the pours are completed. The keys are small and very nondescript which makes it easy for the waitresses to have on hand, or tuck into a small pocket of their uniform or outfit.
In the end, using bottle locks is a great resource for your club to maintain their standards. They are also great tools to help convince any naysayer that bottle services can be controlled through the use of the right tools and resources.
For more information on Bottle Caps, Bottle Lock, Bottle Locks, EASy Bottle or Bottle Services in your Nightclub please contact us at Bottle Service or call 1.770.426.0547
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