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.
- Jerry SLv 72 months ago
to make money, that is why..
- ToddacandaLv 55 months ago
Because that is Capitalism.
- 5 months ago
They know people will go there on weekends
- perfectlybakedLv 75 months ago
...because they can... because the people that show up want to be there and be social.
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- Anonymous5 months ago
To make sure they make money
- PhillipLv 55 months ago
Because people will pay it. If you don't like the cover charge, don't go there.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Greed is the main reason
- USAFisnumber1Lv 76 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.
- BobLv 76 months ago
To make as much money as they possibly can
- 6 months ago
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.