In the world of bars/nightclub, why do they charge a cover charge?

Why do places want to charge $15-$25 for a typical Saturday night with no special event.

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  • 2 months ago

    to make money, that is why..

  • 5 months ago

    Because that is Capitalism.

  • 5 months ago

    They know people will go there on weekends

  • 5 months ago

    ...because they can... because the people that show up want to be there and be social.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    To make sure they make money

  • 5 months ago

    Because people will pay it. If you don't like the cover charge, don't go there.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Greed is the main reason

  • 6 months ago

    Because there are way too many people who would go to a bar to meet people and dance and never buy a drink. The charge ensures they pay at least something.

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    To make as much money as they possibly can

  • Because people will pay the cover charge. If you have a capacity for 350 people, you're open from 9pm to 5am, and people stay, on average, for about 4 hours, then you can reasonably assume that 600 people will show up for your club. Charge them each $20 and you just raked in an extra $12,000 for doing absolutely nothing. Why wouldn't you charge, especially when everybody else does it? The better your club, the hotter your clientele, the more you can charge. It's basically a service fee at that point.

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