Hey Synenrs I know it’s been a while since I blogged. Life’s been hectic and things have been going well so there’s not been a ton to talk about. First, I wanted to say thank you for everyone that has been reading these blogs. I’ve been getting great feedback on them and it’s great for everyone that reads them knows exactly what they are walking into. So, thank you.
I wanted to talk today about pricing structure for Syn. It hasn’t come up much but every now and then I’ll get (usually a single male) that comments about how expensive it is. Obviously when compared to a vanilla bar then Syn is expensive. Vanilla bars are nothing like Syn however. Most bars make money off their drinks. It’s why its so much higher to drink in a bar then at home. Your paying rent, staff, utilities ect all off of those drinks. In a BYOL establishment you don’t sell drinks so everything has to come from the cover charge. Single males are also higher because you have to put some type of cap on how many you can let in. I have tried every version of this that is out there. The absolute best way to handle things is a higher door charge. It helps limit the numbers, makes you get a better class of person and the threat of being removed while not getting a refund helps keep everyone acting right. The single male charge really should be higher. More on that later.
Before Syn I was hosting a lot of lifestyle events in vanilla bars. I would take over the bars, put up some decorations and DJ. Cost was 25.00 a couple and 60.00 single males. We would have a line around the corner every time. 25.00, still had to buy drinks, no play room and for a bar that was free any other night. No one really had play rooms back then. When I started Syn I noticed everyone else started adding a playroom and really stepped it up. Our Naughty Room was on another level to anything anyone seen before. Now people come to expect one. Playing at a club really only came around about 10-15 years ago.
When I opened Syn the original concept was 25.00 got you into the main bar area, Naughty Room and the gentleman’s club. I knocked it down to 15.00 when we first open then raised it to 20.00. I like increments of 20.00 so I don’t have to carry change. We had to stop letting Synners into the titty bar for free because they were just not acting right. Patrons were ignoring the dancers and watching the Synners. Then COVID happen and running in the bar was no longer an option. Since we were going to be running 1/3 of as many people, I had to raise prices and built the patio.
Because of the size of Syn we run things pretty bare bones when it comes to amenities. Other clubs have more restrooms, bigger party area, serve food and mixers. I have had all that stuff in my past club and would love to offer it again. I just can’t at our current location. To compensate for that I try and keep the cover charge as low as possible.
As far as I know there is no on-premise sex club with a lower charge then us anywhere near us.
Most charge membership fee in addition to door charge.
Average price for a single male is about 100 plus membership fee. (There are cheaper, but with more restrictions.) No where is cheaper for a single male then Syn.
Many across the US you have to surrender your adult beverage bottle to staff and they will charge you to pour out of your own bottle.
Clubs in NYC you pay membership fee, door charge, drinks and bed rentals. Around 60.00 for 20 minutes of bed use. (One had a 5-minute option. I can’t imagine what goes through the lady’s mind when he pays for only 5 mins.)
Almost everywhere else charges for single ladies.
A well-known club charges 40.00 for single ladies, but will give you a 20.00 discount if you show the staff your pussy.
A well-known FL resort single males have to prove they make at least 70K a year and the fee is 175 a day.
After 7 years they finally raised my rent at Syn. It’s still a good deal but no longer an amazing deal. So, I been looking around at places. I obviously would love a bigger place with more bathrooms and an inside party area. However soon as you mention “swinger club” you pretty much get a no thank you. The ones open to it are so much higher then where we are at. If we moved, I would have to raise prices and start using some of the tactics I mention above. (I’m more a boob guy then a pussy guy though)
I honestly could raise prices to 60-80-20 and still be cheaper than everyone else while running same amount of people. That would allow me to get some improvements done faster I like to do. A bigger place be nice as well.
However, we do have the bar to utilize, the land lord loves us, the local authorities love us, people love the patio when not freezing\sweating. I get so much positive feedback.
If it’s not broke do, we really start jacking with it?