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What is a hosted bar?!... (NYE)

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What is a hosted bar?!... (NYE)

I have been looking for things to do on NYE and some of the events say "hosted bar" - what is this?!?

Also, tables have a "two bottle minimum" - how much is a bottle going to be at NY?!


Irvine, California
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1. Re: What is a hosted bar?!... (NYE)

A hosted bar means that drinks are free, or at least they're included in the cover charge. Whether or not this means all drinks or just certain ones depends upon the event, how much you've paid or how important you are.

Bottles are usually $350-500 depending on just what you order. They could well be more on NYE but somebody who knows more about this than me will hopefully give good advice.

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2. Re: What is a hosted bar?!... (NYE)

"Bottle Service" could easily be translated as "Table Service" because that is what you are really paying for, a place to sit down when others have to stand. At NYE, everything will be at a premium, especially space and I would guess that normal $350-$500/bottle will run you upwards of $750.

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3. Re: What is a hosted bar?!... (NYE)

Hmmm.. perhaps we will just stand in that case! I am usually with a group of girls and people give us everything for free but sadly on this occassion I will be with 4 boys! :-P Lol

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4. Re: What is a hosted bar?!... (NYE)

Thanks for the advice! x

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5. Re: What is a hosted bar?!... (NYE)

To paraphrase what Blagger said, "hosted bar" means "open bar, " the host is the one footing the bar tab.

The opposite is a "no-host bar", where you pay for your own drinks.

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