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Why Exclusive Clubs Around the World Are Skipping the Bottle Service

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Wildflower nightclub makes a spectacle when someone orders bottle service, a server will bring out the bottle with a sparkle stuck in the neck and will proceed to dance at the table. The average bottle service costs $250 at nightclubs in the area. (Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Wildflower nightclub makes a spectacle when someone orders bottle service, a server will bring out the bottle with a sparkle stuck in the neck and will proceed to dance at the table. (Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

 

How often does your night out get derailed because of spectacle caused by the group next to you? You’re having a relaxing round with your friends, but the bottle being hand-delivered is showering sparks and confetti into your drink as the folks nearby gesture for you to be excited about their champagne, too. Not your idea of a good time?

Happily, a trend is sweeping through the nightlife world that’s all about the laid-back scene. Instead of the thousand-dollar bottle service experience, some nightclubs are going for a mix between a lounge and dancehall while still offering an upscale night out. From Argentina to Ibiza, RealClearLife has rounded up five clubs from around the world that are skipping the bottle service to foster a more relaxed vibe. Check them out below.

 

The Rose Bar in New York City

The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Hotel (Courtesy of Design Hotels)
The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Hotel (Courtesy of Design Hotels)
The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Hotel (Courtesy of Design Hotels)
The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Hotel (Courtesy of Design Hotels)
The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Hotel (Courtesy of Design Hotels)
The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Hotel (Courtesy of Design Hotels)

For more information on the Rose, click here.

Pikes Hotel in Ibiza

Overhead shot of the outside areas (Luke Dyson for Ibiza Rocks Group)
Overhead shot of the outside areas (Luke Dyson for Ibiza Rocks Group)
Fat Boy Slim DJing at Pike's (Luke Dyson for Ibiza Rocks Group)
Fat Boy Slim DJing at Pike’s (Luke Dyson for Ibiza Rocks Group)
Live music provides a laidback ambience (Luke Dyson for Ibiza Rocks Group)
Live music provides a laidback ambiance (Luke Dyson for Ibiza Rocks Group)

For more information on Pikes, click here.

The Scotch of St. James in London

The Scotch of St. James interior (Courtesy)
The Scotch of St. James interior (Courtesy)
Dancefloor at The Scotch of St. James (Courtesy)
Dancefloor at The Scotch of St. James (Courtesy)
The Scotch of St. James interior (Courtesy)
The Scotch of St. James interior (Courtesy)

For more information on James, click here.

The Clubhouse in Buenos Aires

The Clubhouse bar (Oasis Collections)
The Clubhouse bar (Oasis Collections)
Poolside seating at The Clubhouse (Oasis Collections)
Poolside seating at The Clubhouse (Oasis Collections)
Bathroom at The Clubhouse (Oasis Collections)
Bathroom at The Clubhouse (Oasis Collections)

For more information on the Clubhouse, click here.

The Blond in New York City

Bar and seating are (Design Hotels)
Bar and seating area (Design Hotels)
Interior of the Blond (Design Hotels)
Interior of the Blond (Design Hotels)
Exterior of 11 Howard, home to The Blond (Design Hotels)
Exterior of 11 Howard, home to The Blond (Design Hotels)

For more information on The Blond, click here.