What you need to know about the dress code:
Heres the most simple tip: Dress like you are going out! You’re dressing in one of the top clubs in a beautiful metropolis. Everyone else in the club sure will look like they tried, so I suggest you do too!
Don’t be intimidated by the dress code, it’s not that hard. If you need more info, we’ve got the full dress code guide here:
How to get past the door when you’re on the guest list:
- The club reserves all rights to deny entry, do NOT give them a reason to
- Come prepared: know that to get in you need to say “I’m on the Scott List” and be sure you have the email confirmation ready if the bouncer asks you.
- For guys: I’d strongly recommend arriving extra early, being on good behaviour in the line or when near the club (don’t bring beer into the line or chug it in front of the club, bouncers don’t like that)
- Be sure you bring ID, if you are or look young, bring original copies of your passports. Technically copies are acceptable but bouncers are always suspicious of them. Stay away from fake IDs.
- You will find the exact conditions in the confirmation email, they are subject to change
- In high season, the line can be 30-45 minutes. I recommend arriving 45 minutes before the cutoff hour for the guest list.
- Tip: It helps to go in with attractive women
How to get to Joy Eslava Madrid:
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can I put on the guest list?
With the form above you can put as many people on the guest list as you like. I just recommend splitting large groups up into small groups of 4 or 5. Then ideally each group has a separate signup and every group has at least 1 confirmation email they can show at the door.
What if I just turn up and say “I’m on Scott List at the door”?
Technically, this is all you need to do. Guest lists these days are “open”, which means you just have to say the guest list name at the club door. The club doesn’t have your name specifically.
Until when can I get in with your guest list?
This differs for each club, for each night and whether you are a man or woman. The conditions for the club and night you’re signed up to will be on the confirmation email I’ll send you.
The bouncers told me I’m not on the guest list after I stood in line. Why?
Now, this is almost always (95% of the time) an excuse to not let you in due to you or your group not being up to dress code standards, due to bad behaviour or that you don’t fit the profile of the club. Bouncers do not like to tell you that you are dressed badly, are too fat, too drunk etc to your face, so they come up with lines like “private event”, “you’re not on the list”, “the club is full” etc. It might simply be because they have already let in too many guys and have stopped letting in male-only groups.
The form will only let me sign up to me +5 guests, but we are a group of 8, what should we do?
This is a deliberate favour for you. My goal is for you to have the best night out and especially the smoothest time at the door. A group of 8 is no problem at all, but its always best if large groups split up into smaller groups so the club door has an easier time dealing with you. In an ideal world, everyone signs up for the guest list themselves and has an email confirmation. If inconvenient, I’d recommend groups of 4-5 max. Then designate a group leader to say “we are on the Scott list” to the bouncer then ushers the rest of the mini group in.
What is the difference between guest lists and tickets, and which is better?
Guest lists are the clubs incentive for promoters to bring in the right people into the club early. The guest list always has excellent conditions for the night out if you arrive early. Some clubs also have offers with free dinners or free drinks if you arrive early enough. Tickets however usually allow you to skip the line and enter with the ticket all night (as long as the club is full). With a ticket, you are essentially prebuying a drink. And most of the time the offer with the ticket is better than buying the drinks inside. Example: Many tickets include a drink at 10 euros, whereas getting a drink inside the club might cost 12-15 euros. In that case definitely get tickets if you are planning on drinking!
Am I on the VIP list?
To clear this up: most clubs don’t have VIP lists. There are 4 options to get in a club: a VIP table (bottle service) which often includes the entry fee, a presale ticket, paying the cover on the night and finally the regular guest list. Each has its advantages other than just turning up and paying cover, that just plain sucks.
Can I get into the VIP area?
The VIP area is only for VIP guests, its a separate area inside the club where you’ll find tables for the guests that have bought bottles and table service. Occasionally a club will let in groups of great looking girls into the VIP area. Guys will almost always have to pay.
My friend is 17, can I get her in with your list?
Sadly not except if the club has a specific minors night. The club is legally restricted on letting minors in on nights when they serve alcohol. Also, many nights and more upscale clubs will also filter people out at the door due to their age. Always consult the club sessions or our dress code guides to know if you will be able to get into the club.
Hey, I’m at the door! Can you bring me in?
A frequent request, however everyone else in the line is also on the guest list, I’m afraid due to fairness I can’t get you in past the door.