What’s the difference between guestlist and tickets?

This is a question that we get a lot. There are pros and cons to both methods of entry. Depending on your group, you may even want to consider both options. Let’s break it down:



  • Guestlist is usually free or discounted
  • Sometimes comes with extra perks (open champagne bar, open vodka bar, etc)
  • For certain clubs on certain nights there are even ratio guestlists – this means you can get in free / discounted if you have even ratio in your party


  • Guestlist can close earlier than expected if the club gets busy (getting Vegas table service always guarantees entry)
  • Guestlist lines usually have lower priority and move slower
  • There is usually no guestlist for holidays

You should consider using the guestlist if:

  • If the DJ spinning is not a top tier DJ – generally it’ll be less crowded and guestlist will stay open longer
  • Your group is very good at mobilizing on time
  • You’re not sure if you want to go to a club or event but you want to keep your options open


Presale Tickets


  • Presale tickets almost always guarantee that you’ll get in
  • Presale ticket lines are generally faster than guestlist lines
  • Presale tickets are cheaper than admission at the door
  • Buying a ticket gives you the the peace of mind and option of going later in the night


  • It’s not free
  • If you can’t make it for whatever reason you can’t get a refund (you can usually sell the ticket at the club though)

You should consider buying tickets in advance if:

  • It’s a big DJ or holiday
  • Your group is bad at mobilizing and can’t make it to the club early
  • You want to have peace of mind and not worry about rushing
  • Your group is all guys but you don’t want to pay for bottle service (it’s cheaper but not by that much – if you have a large enough group of guys bottle service can oftentimes be a very good value play)


We hope this guide was helpful! Be sure to check out our Guide to Bottle Service – you’d be surprised, bottle service often does not cost that much more than buying tickets. Download the Discotech App to see upcoming events and book bottle service at all the top clubs in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco!