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How many square feet per guest is the best for a nightclub that hosts live jazz?

 Q: How many square feet per guest is the best for a nightclub that hosts live jazz?

 

A: This is a city code question so you need to do the research and get a legal or code answer. Once you have that code requirement in hand, then you cram them in and make as much money on cover charge as you can! I have proven to management teams time after time, packed clubs make more money than spaced out clubs. When you are hot and on top they will wait in line for drinks and order shot while they are at it. If you really need a hard answer, I advise about 5 square feet per person or 25 feet per 4 guests tops.
Jeffrey Yarborough, President, Big Ink PR and Marketing Real Estate Services

A: Always go off of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) and then adjust according to comfort level. It is impossible to rate a square foot to patron formula without knowing the floor-plan layout with actual measurements. It all depends on seating type and placement and MANY other factors, but that’s why the state and local authorities (Fire) have architects submit the chart “As Drawn” to rate occupancy numbers. Most operators go over by 10-20% or until comfort level is hindered, where at which time the security and door staff go to a “one in, one out” door policy.
Robert Casillas, President, Monsoon Group Las Vegas



 
 

 




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