Commonwealth Las Vegas
Nearly 10 years ago, the owners of Commonwealth wanted to opena bar in Downtown Las Vegas with a "neighborhood feel." Today, of all the watering holes in this area, Commonwealth is one of the most popular. Located in the Fremont East District, this 6,000 square foot venue is known for its pre-Prohibition Era cocktails, décor, and design. The 20 ft. bar in the main room is ideal for mixing, mingling, and socializing, and the 2,000 square foot open-air rooftop patio creates a party atmosphere and nightclubvibecomplete with a dance floor, live entertainment, dancing under the stars, and great views of the surrounding area.
If speakeasies are your thing, Commonwealth boasts The Laundry Room, a"secret"and private speakeasy hidden within the venue. If you want to check it out, be sure to make a reservation in advance;otherwise, you won't get in. This exclusive spot can only accommodate about 25 people. Before you enter, you will be given a brief introduction into the history of the place and a set of rules to follow like no photos andno loud talking, and you have only two hours max, but don't let that deter you; the experience is worth it and so is the money you will spend to enjoy that experience.
If you're looking to celebrate a birthday, a "last fling before the ring," or a special event, Commonwealth Las Vegas might be the ideal location.Ask a Commonwealth Las Vegas Question in the Forum
About Brian Pfeiffer & Surreal Nightlife
Just a few things about me, so you know I'm credible. I started in the business in 2000 as a front door host. The owner asked me to throw a party on a Friday night at our club. The first party went so well that it turned into a monthly event, then once a week, and eventually nearly every day for the past 20 years. I guess you could say it's in my blood; I know how to throw a great party! With my years of experience and hundreds of connections, I can make your Vegas trip amazing. While I still have part ownership in a club in PRSYM Chicago and own a large Halloween and New Year's Event in Chicago, my home base is in Las Vegas and has been since February 2013. The Hakkasan Group moved me here to be the promotions manager for Hakkasan and Wet Republic.
Nearly one year into my Vegas Adventure, I realized I had enough customers to start my own independent hosting company. Now I am licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission and a Clark County Professional Promoter. Independent hosting is serious business in Las Vegas. You can't just be any person off the street and hope to work with these nightclubs; you must get a gaming license, pass an FBI background check, and have a legit company (State LLC) to do business with nightclubs. Words of advice, before you book any bottle service, please make sure you work with a reputable company like mine. The best and fastest way to get a quote is to fill out the form. We will ask you for the number of people in your party, the number of men and women, and the dates you will be in Sin City. I have several packages if you'd like to bundle some limos, dinners, or shows along with your bottle service.
Commonwealth Location and Hours of Operation
Commonwealth is a free-standing venue in Downtown Las Vegas at 525 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. It is a 2-minute walk from the El Cortez Hotel.
|Friday and Saturday||Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday|
|6 PM – 3 AM||10 PM – 3 AM|
Commonwealth's Vibe and Resident Artists
At Commonwealth, guests can enjoy cocktails and conversation in the beautiful lounge area located inside on the lower level or the rooftop terrace with a nightclub vibe. They have a rotating roster of events. Keep updated atCommonwealth Events on the main events page.
As far as talent, periodically, you will hear the beats from Darude, Max Chapman, Lizzy Jane, Casey Jones, and Bad Boy Bill.
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What is Bottle Service?
By definition, bottle service means purchasing alcohol by the bottle instead of buying a drink. Bottle service in American clubs, especially Las Vegas, is synonymous with "Poppin Bottles." You will be paying a premium for a bottle to reserve a section in the club, but it includes a personal server, VIP entry into the Nightclub, and usually an assortment of standard mixers. Commonwealth's pricing is a bit more reasonable than some of the newer clubs. The cost of a bottle is a bit less than other high-end clubs; however, we have some popular packages, which I'll talk more about below.
What's a Minimum Spend?
The minimum spend is the amount you agree to spend in advance on alcohol to get a table or real estate in the Nightclub. In Vegas, we call the minimum spend "the min." The better tables will have a higher minimum spend, and on bigger DJ nights, you can expect a higher "min."
Bottle Service Table Locations
Commonwealth's cocktail program features a Happy Hour menu on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 PM-9 PM, plus beers, wine, specialty cocktails, and bottle service,all at affordable prices. Cocktails in The Laundry Room are $16.
Below is the Surreal Nightlife table map showing all the table numbers; although we can't guarantee specific tables until the night of, we can always get what you want.
Commonwealth's Best Tables
Any table at Commonwealth is good for bottle service, in their lounge or on their upstairs terrace. Bottle service includesa standard assortment of mixers like cranberry, soda, tonic, orange juice, pineapple juice, soft drinks, andlemons and limes. If you order champagne, the staff will supply strawberries. The bussers are typically fantastic; they always have your ice bucket and mixers on point. Red Bulls and bottles of water are extra.
If you want to know if you can order individual drinks at a table, the answer is yes. However, the cocktail servers would prefer if you stuck to bottles or ordered beers and drinks in quantity.
Bottle Service Deals and Packages
One thing we have no shortage of is package deals that include a great table at Commonwealth. We have some specials for mid to large-sized groups and our bachelors and bachelorettes. We can get you a bit off retail and a great section. We offer 1 Bottle, 2 Bottle, 3 Bottle, and 4 Bottle packages.
If you're looking for straight bottleservice, we have you covered. For example, we offer a deal with two 1-liter bottles of 50 Blue vodkas for way less than retail with all tips and taxes included. We also offer a package deal with two premium 1-liter bottles for way less than retail, with all tips and taxes included.
Like our most popular Hangover Package, several packages include dinner with all-you-can-drink, limos, bottle service, and a gentleman's clubs with some drinks. We have too many packages to list here, so hit me up with the dates you are coming and the number of people in your group, and I'll send you a quote for all our packages. You can find some of the most popular bachelor and bachelorette packages lower down on this page.
How Do I Calculate My Bill?
Let's do some math
|$1500 (Minimum Spend)|
|+ $125.63 (8.375% City Tax)|
|+ $105 (7% Venue Fee)|
|+ $300 (20% Server Gratuity)|
|= $0 (Podium Shake for a Lower Min and Specific Table)|
|= $2030.63 Cost out the door|
This does not include any "shake" to the podium for location, express entry, specific table, etc. FYI, a "shake" can also help with a lower minimum spend. When someone refers to the "shake," that means they tip on top of your table minimum and the tip, tax, and venue fee that you will be paying. (The "shake" or handshake to the podium goes into the host's tip pool). In many instances, there is an opportunity to get lower-than-postedpricing with what's called a "handshake" in Las Vegas; basically, it is a gratuity to the podium for a lower minimum and a potential upgraded location.
Sometimes a podium tip is required for a particular table or even to get a location on certain nights. There are some higher tiers when Hip Hop artists are in town, or it's a holiday or fight weekend, and there might be some nights where there are even lower tiers than what's listed above. Just hit us up, and I'll let you know the prices on your weekend.
Please note: The minimum spend is the agreement that you made when you signed the contract at the table; they will make you sign at the table. This states you agreed to spend that amount that night to get the table you receive. We were able to get our hands on the Commonwealth Bottle Menu, and I had my designer add a little flair to it. As you can see, most of the bottles start at $495 and go up from there.
Bottle Service Presentations
If you like making a scene and being the center of attention, you need to make arrangements for a bottle service presentation.I've seen boats and race cars with beautiful ladies, a spectacular light show, sparklers, plenty of confetti, and more! If you're a bigger spender and would like to get a presentation, just let me know. Even a reasonably low min spend like $1,000 might be enough for a presentation. Usually, a champagne order will be required, or just a minimum amount ordered at once. We also can get your name up on the big screen. Just ask, and we will make it happen.
Budget Bachelor Parties
Commonwealth is one of our favorite alternative off-Strip spots for bachelor parties. Great tables, reasonable prices, and a lot of package options make this our go-to club in Sin City on a budget. We also work with the promotion staff to help get Vegas girls to your table, if you need help with that, as well as atmosphere models if you need some 🔥 table starters.Click Here for More Bachelor Packages
Las Vegas Promoter Girl Guy
So, you are a group of guys who want to buy bottle service. The job of a girl guy (at most clubs, they are called VIP Liaisons) is to approach your table and ask if you would like him to round up some girls to help fill out your table – for a tip. This tip is called "a handshake" in the industry. The Vegas promoter then does the legwork of recruiting girls around the venue to introduce them to your table. The girls are excited about joining a table, the boys are happy that there are girls at their table, and the girl guy walks away happy with a handshake. It's a win-win-win!
But before you employ any girl guy, be sure to ask me first. My team will have plenty of female guests in town on any given weekend and will most likely know a few at this venue that we can invite to your table. If your group and the girls don't mesh for whatever reason, we can always ask the girl guy to try bringing some talent.
We also offeratmosphere modelsfora group of guys who just want some pretty party girlsto hang out with at the table and keep them entertained. A good rule of thumb is $100 an hour per girl for a 4-hour minimum.
Bachelorette Parties in Vegas
Commonwealth is a Downtown favorite of ours for bachelorette parties. The reason is the tables are spacious and reasonably priced for larger groups. We have a ton of Bachelorette packages that include bottle service and VIP entry.
The most popular packages have wild activities such as male revues, male strip clubs, pole dancing, or a drag brunch; whatever the ladies want, we will make sure their day or night goes off without a hitch.Click Here for More Bachelor Packages
Guest List vs. Tickets?
Signing up for the Guest List is a FREE SERVICE, but you MUST arrive early. If they have top-tier talent performing, you can count on the lines to be long. We strongly encourage you to arrive before doors open to secure your spot at the head of the line.
Here's what you can expect on the guest list:
|Females||free entry before 1 AM check-in||free entry|
|Males||discounted entry before 1 AM check-in||free or discounted admission (this depends on headliner)|
Early arrival is recommended
*For Saturday events, early arrival is required, especially when notable headliners are performing.
Guest List details are subject to capacity. If the club nears its capacity with the lines outside still full of people, the club may decide to start charging people early.
Another option is tickets. Note:tickets guarantee entry, and the guestlist does not.
Here's what you can expect on the guest list:
|Males||Free Entry before 1 AM check-in||Free or Discounted Admission (depends on headliner – early arrival recommended)|
|Females||Free Entry before 1 AM check-in||Free Entry (early arrival recommended)|
Here's what you can expect for Tickets:
|Wednesday (event pricing)||Wednesday (non-event pricing)||Friday/Saturday(event pricing)||Friday/Saturday (non-event pricing)|
|Females||$20 - $30+||$10+||$20 - $30+||$10|
*Early arrival is required for Saturday events, especially with big headliners. Guestlist details are subject to capacity – if the club hits near capacity with the lines outside still full of people, the club may decide to start charging people early.Get on the Commonwealth Guestlist
Suppose you're planning on attending a big event and can't get there early. In that case, you might want to investigate purchasing general admission tickets in advance to avoid paying the highly inflated price at the door and to guarantee your entry. Pre-purchased tickets automatically guarantee access to the venue; the Guestlist does not!Get Commonwealth Tickets
Surreal Tip: Nightclub and Pool Party guestlists are geared more toward female patrons. All-female groups typically have a little more leeway in terms of arrival time on big nights, while groups with males in their party might not have the same time luxury. 📲Contact us to find out what the best course of action is for your group by filling out a form.
Frequently Asked Questions About Commonwealth
Does Commonwealth book Vegas Corporate Events?
We book quite a few corporate events, especially when conventions are in town. We have a lot of experience in these negotiations, so let us know the date and the approximate number of people,and we'll make it happen.Get a Corporate Event Quote
Is Commonwealth Good for Couples?
If it's just you and your lady or vice versa, this venue is an excellent option for a comfortable table. We have a complete selection of packages for couples that include reasonably priced bottle service. We may even have an opportunity for you to combine with another group. Just let us know the dates you will be in Vegas, and I'll see what I can do. Please fill out a form for a couple's request.
What is the Commonwealth Dress Code?
Clubs enforce a strict dress code, and they reservethe right to refuse entry to anyone who does not meet/follow it. When you show up at Commonwealth, show up in fashionable attire,and that goes for both men and women. Pro-tip: if you look like you're heading to a dive bar, you'll be standing outside looking in! We offer a complete guide to the dress codes.Vegas Dress Code Guide
What Commonwealth Security?
Guests will have to pass through a security and screening checkpoint. IDs will also be checked. You must be at least 21 and have an accurate picture of your government-issued ID. If you are not from the U.S., you will need your passport.
Be advised that although marijuana is legal in Vegas, it is not legal inside the casinos, bars, clubs, lounges, and restaurants, and neither are your vape pens. Please read our comprehensive guide to Las Vegas Nightclub Security.
Pro Tip: If you purchased a table and some unwanted patrons wander in by accident, it is always best to have the security staff ask them to leave.
To avoid potential conflicts, please do not try to handle this yourself. In the event of a confrontation between guests, both parties may likely be asked to leave. Security has the final say on such matters.Las Vegas Security Guide
What can't I bring into the venue?
Below are items that are strictly prohibited. You will be asked to toss or take back to your room before coming back:
Vapes – weed dispensaries are extremely popular and legal in NV, and vaping is in vogue; most venues will not allow vapes inside their premises and will ask you to leave it in your room or at the very least throw away the cartridge inside, even if it isn't a CBD cartridge.
- Vapes – weed dispensaries are extremely popular and legal in NV, and vaping is in vogue; most venues will not allow vapes inside their premises and will ask you to leave it in your room or at the very least throw away the cartridge inside, even if it isn't a CBD cartridge.
- Outside Food/Beverages – finish your food and drinks before you get in the line.
- Camera equipment – the only recording equipment you are allowed to bring is the one on your phone. Digital cameras and selfie sticks are not allowed into the venue.
- Packs of gum – this only applies to day clubs, which tend to be a lot stricter about checking everything that goes into the venue, but guests have been known to try and sneak drugs inside packs of gum to get them into the venue, so expect to have your gum taken away at the door.
- Prescription medication (or anything resembling pills) – f you need a specific prescription medication while inside the venue, you will have to bring the prescription and explain what the medicine is for; otherwise, expect to get pulled to the side.
- Oversized bags – anything larger than a lady's clutch purse will be denied into the venue. This applies to most backpacks, gym bags, totes, etc. While most hotels can hold onto your luggage at the bell desk
What do Drinks Cost?
Drinks vary in price at the bar. This venue falls slightly below the industry standard,with beers around $8-10 and mixed drinks $12+ for specialty cocktails depending on your preference. If your group is likely to spend over $100 each on drinks at the bar, you should consider purchasing bottle service. It's the ultimate clubbing experience.
What Restaurants are near Commonwealth?
Some great restaurants on East Fremont Street near Commonwealth are The Smashed Pig – British Gastropub, Eureka – serving American food in a casual environment, Evel Pie – a pizza joint, Le Thai – a very busy restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine, Therapy – an American restaurant and bar, LaComida – an authentic Mexican eatery, Park on Fremont serving an eclectic menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner, Nacho Daddy – a fun Mexican restaurant, Second Street Grill serving steak and seafood, Siam Square Thai Restaurant – authentic Thai food, Downtown Terrace in Container Park featuring a menu featuring an extensive menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner, Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar – a sportsbar restaurant featuring favorite Mexican dishes. MobPie Pizza – a family-owned business in Container Park serving pizza and decadent desserts,and Pinches Tacos – a local Mexican chain known for its tacos.
What's for New Year's Eve 2023?
Las Vegas is the ultimate year-round party destination, especially on New Year's Eve, but if you think the Strip is the only hotspot for the celebration, think again. Revelers can say goodbye to the old and ring in the newat the iconic Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas with live entertainment, fireworks, an EDM stage with aerialists and dancers, plus lots of surprises. Or the terrace at Commonwealth might be the best spot in the area to see it all unfold. Check back with us in October or November, and we'll have more information.
What are Commonwealth Viewing Parties?
They sometimes have parties for events like the Super Bowl and large fights. So, if there's a special event coming up on the weekend that you will be in town, let me know, and I will be happy to arrange a table for you.
How do I get guests in if they arrive late?
Usually, this is a straightforward process. Your guest(s) can walk up to the ropes and mention the name the table is under and the table number, and they get right in. Some exceptions could be if the club is at capacity and they just can't physically let anybody else in via the Fire Marshal's rules and regulations, or if you are way over your limit on the number of people at your table. If you have some uninvited guests at your table for some reason, the proper way to handle that is just get security to have them removed. I strongly suggest that you do not try to remove unwanted guests yourself as an altercation could occur, and potentially everyone at the table will get kicked out. With over 20+ years of experience in this business, please trust us that is the best way to handle things.
Surreal Brian's Final Word
Downtown Las Vegas used to be the premier spot to stay, party, and gamble, and then The Strip took over. Many people were skeptical when Downtown made a resurgence and began reinventing itself. Yet, it is vibrant and brimming with nightlife, from shows and live entertainment to bars, restaurants, clubsand new places are opening up all the time.Take Commonwealth, for example; it opened 10 years ago, not knowing how it would be received, andnow it is one of the most popular places in the area. Downtown Las Vegas is back, and it's thriving. Don't miss your chance to see where it all began.
Contact Information / Questions & Quotes
Contact your Surreal Host for all your Vegas Nightclub needs. You can reach me directly at 773-459-8133, and please subscribe to my YouTube. And CLICK HERE to check out all my social media channels period.
If you have a question after reading through this guide, feel free to hit up the Surreal Forum. I am an active daily user and will be happy to answer any questions. From my experience, if you have a question, likely other people will have the same question. I do appreciate your support in the Forum.
But the fastest way to get a quote is to click on the button below and fill out the form. We will need the number of people in your party, guys and ladies, as well as the dates you will be in Las Vegas. I have several packages if you'd like to bundle some limos, dinners, or shows along with your bottle service. I will get back to you ASAP!About Brian Pfeiffer »
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