Friends entering a club.

Anyone who has been to a popular club on a busy night might know that anxious feeling of waiting an uncertain amount of time to get in. For our passionate traveling clubbers, we collected some ideas on how to get into the club without waiting in line.

Arrive Early

This may seem obvious, but getting to the club before 11pm is honestly the best way to skip lines. Another upside to consider, an empty club actually makes an easy and exciting pre-game spot.

Order Bottle Service

Buying bottle service is one of few guarantees that you don’t have to wait outside. It often includes wristbands that grant your party exclusive access to the VIP area along with your own table and server. This will cost you a pretty penny (a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the destination), but it is well worth it for a big group of friends looking for a quintessential Miami Beach club experience.

Talk to Promoters

Ah yes, everyone has met the club promoter, a classic Miami Beach character. The South Beach nightlife scene is competitive, and it’s their job to make sure you go to their club instead of someone else’s. These people constantly prowl Miami’s beaches and popular tourists destinations, so it won’t be hard to find one. Just say you want to be on the guest list, and all you have to do is show up at a certain time. Once you do, they’ll usher you straight in.

Check Your Ratios

To be honest, no one really wants to hang out in a club full of dudes. Therefore, doormen consciously try to make sure to maintain a ratio that favors females. Regardless of your own ambitions, it bodes well to get in line with as many ladies as possible, to keep waiting at a minimum.

Look the Part

It doesn’t matter how fast you skip the line if you can’t get in at all, and most Miami Beach clubs have strict dress codes. For men, this means wearing a button-down shirt with dress pants or nice jeans, and dark shoes. For women, it’s dresses and high heels. If you’re wearing a T-shirt with shorts and flip-flops, then expect to get turned away at the door.