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Valet Parking

Friday, August 17, 2018 11:34 AM
I try to avoid Valet parking because I do not trust the parking attendants not to wreck or steal from your car. Every club I have ever been to has a sign posted that they are not responsible for ANYTHING lost stolen or damaged. While I have never minded paying for parking I do mind some half stoned parking slug in my car. The Cadillac Lounge in Providence has the right idea. You can park, pay the valet fee, and they will watch your car. I know why some clubs want valet: some have limited parking and want to control it and by only allowing valet it eliminates patrons parking on side street and neighbors getting PO'ed and it is also a lucrative revenue stream. I went to a club on Long Island that had a massive private parking lot and had a $20 mandatory valet parking fee and a $30 cover with a 2 drink minimum for a topless club that served liquor! So you were $50 before you sat down and I bet money bottled water is better part of $10 each X 2. I thought that maybe the excessive fees did not apply mid week, I was wrong, they had barricades set up in the parking lot to force you to stop at the door and would not allow access to the parking area. When he announce the $20 fee and was trying to open my door I told him he should find someone with a lower IQ willing to pay and that I was just going to turn around and find someplace friendlier. Do you all put up with Valet, I would rather tip a bathroom attendant, at least they keep the bathrookm clean and aren't tempted to steal.

14 comments

  • shailynn
    6 years ago
    Every club in Detroit I go to has valet. It’s much cheaper though, usually $7-$9. Yes I pay it because I want to go inside the club. Plus I’m always in a rental car that doesn’t have anything “valuable” in it so I don’t mind them parking it. I see where you’re coming from but if I was about to blow $200 inside a club and I knew I’d have a good time, I wouldn’t let a $20 valet fee stand in my way.
  • Subraman
    6 years ago
    Well, valet parking is one of the few ways SF strip clubs don't fuck us over. No clubs here have their own parking lots. I avoid even the public garages that require valet parking, I always pick park-myself options. In the San Jose area, the clubs do have their own parking lots, but none have valet parking or charge for parking, although I don't go often enough to these clubs to know for sure that's still the case
  • shadowcat
    6 years ago
    Follies would have grid lock without it. I usually arrive early enough to avoid it. I don't mind the fee but I don't trust the people that they hire to run it. I've see the way they drive and I keep valuable in my car rather than take them into the club. Several months ago the idiots actually gave the wrong car to some drunk.
  • PaulDrake
    6 years ago
    The stats on valet parking are pretty bad. But the guys who buy bottle service and want to play rich like it, so it isn't going anywhere.
  • shailynn
    6 years ago
    ^^^ “yeah that mustang is mine” never mind the guy came in a beat up 2002 dodge minivan.
  • gammanu95
    6 years ago
    I never valet. Like the OP, I just can't trust a stranger with my car. Plus so are so many little things I leave in there that could compromise my security. Like the insurance card and registration I leave in the front pocket of my owners manual. Easy to find if I get pulled over, but the valet could call his buddy and tell him the guy from 123 Spooner St. (all my personal info is on those docs) is at the club, and let him know when I'm leaving.
  • Call.Me.Ishmael
    6 years ago
    I never do valet. I worry about the valet having access to work and personal stuff in the car. Perhaps it's not a valid concern, but that's how I'm built.
  • NinaBambina
    6 years ago
    I went to school with two guys who were valet guys at two different upscale restaurants here in metro Detroit. They were both very nosey, and one told me all the times he found loads of crack and guns in the car because apparently someone of the guys getting their cars valeted where big time drug dealers. Same dude would also take pics of himself in the coolest cars. Like if a dude came in in a Ferrari, this valet guy would take a pic of himself in it and put it on Facebook. Another valet guy I knew would steal quarters from the car. He said none of the drivers would know, because it would just be change, but he'd make an extra like $20 a night.
  • DeclineToState
    6 years ago
    Had friends in college who valet'd at the downtown hotels the whole time we were in school. They wouldn't take photos in the Ferraris, they would take em for a drive. One of em got fired for it when the Ferrari guy came to pick up his car and it was out on a valet test drive. My friends said the Ferrari guys never once checked their mileage pulling in versus pulling out to check if the car had been driven.
  • nicespice
    6 years ago
    Ugh. I’m glad I was always able to self park at my clubs.
  • nicespice
    6 years ago
    ^^ cause of the posts from the other commenters here.
  • san_jose_guy
    6 years ago
    I do not like valet parking, and as it is in many venues I have always tried to avoid it. I'll park very far away if necessary. Its just another racket to extract money from a customer. And of course the kind of people who do that sort of a job are the ones you least want to have any dealings with. SJG
  • san_jose_guy
    6 years ago
    Also, private property accidents are a bum deal. You actually have more legal rights it you park on the street. For example, at Viet Coffee, the lots get over filled and people get to squeezing around other cars and driving strangely. Best to park outside. I prefer residential neighborhoods. SJG Bob Seger - Travelin' Man / Beautiful Loser - Atlantic City 4/16/11 [view link] Mainstreet [view link] In Memoriam: David McReynolds, the Gay Socialist Pacifist Who Twice Ran for President, Dies at 88 [view link]
  • Call.Me.Ishmael
    6 years ago
    CMI said: "Perhaps it's not a valid concern, but that's how I'm built." Okay ... based on the above, apparently it's a valid concern.
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