It’s no surprised that Bassmnt has been one of the hottest nightclubs in San Diego over the past few years. With its world class sound system and underground venue – hence the name “bassmnt” – the club attracts a who’s who of some of the biggest acts in electronic music. And thus, the combination of unique environment and amazing entertainment also attracts large crowds on the weekends.
Given the popularity of the club, people often ask the “normal” club questions…
“How much does bottle service cost at Bassmnt?”
“Does Bassmnt have dress code?”
“Is it really worth all the hassle?”
The middle question is easiest to answer. Wear normal club attire. Obviously girls can get away with showing plenty of skin. Guys…try to look presentable. You can usually get in looking more casual, but why test it. As the case with many popular nightclubs, it really comes down to a judgement call from the bouncer. So don’t give him any reason to not let you in (you don’t know what kind of mood you’ll find the guys in).
One of the common complaints about Bassmnt that you will find on Yelp is the bouncers can have a bit of an attitude. For those well-versed in the nightclub scene, this probably doesn’t come as surprise, as this is a pretty common occurrence.
In terms of bottle service….again, this depends. It depends on the size of the group, the event to which you are going, and in general how busy the nightclub is. Unlike a restaurant menu, bottle service “menus” don’t have set prices. So you’re really shooting in the dark if you show up and ask for service. Try calling ahead and making a reservation if bottle service is the way you want to go.
So the final question….after all is said and done…is it worth it?
This is extremely difficult to answer because the answer is really: it depends. The environment is clearly not for everyone. Some people hate it. Some people love it. And it’s obviously worth it to the swarms of people that attend the club each and every weekend.
The moral of the story is: you’re looking at a pretty typical popular nightclub experience when you head to Bassmnt in San Diego. And if you are prepared for this, you can have a great time in a great setting.