The regular VIP club passes which you can find in Vegas (not to be mistaken for special VIP entrances if you are a celebrity, for example!) can be purchased or, and this is much more recommended, can be found free in various ways. Let’s discuss both.
On special nights these passes may not be valid, so always check the fine print. Usually, the free admission is only valid if you arrive at the club before 10pm.
Where you can get thise passes: theoretically (and in our case 99 per cent of the time) you can get them totally free of charge in a large number of places. At your resort concierge/check in for example (in this case you’ll often get VIP passes for the clubs affiliated to that resort, of course, but you may be lucky and find others too).
Sometimes you can find the basic passes at retail stores, at the back of cabs, or you can simply get them at the club of your choice if you go during ‘slow times’. Most of our passes were given to us either as a hotel package or simply by club ‘reps’ in the hotel check in areas. We were given passes for LAX and PURE on a regular basis, which are 2 of the most popular Las Vegas clubs.
It is of course always more relaxing to have VIP passes in your hands before you get to Vegas; this way you’ll avoid having to find them when you get there or risk falling for a ‘promoters’ deal‘. Some passes will also offer one or more free drinks; in every case I’d recommend you read the fine print of each VIP pass you are considering.
There are some club crawls which will allow you to visit 4 or 5 of the best clubs in Vegas skipping the line ups.