Just wondering what y'all think about cover charges. If the club is hopping and popular, then a cover charge would make sense. Otherwise I think a cover charge is detrimental to the club. A $5 cover charge can easily be recouped by the bar if the person buys a few drinks. But, if the cover charge discourages potential clients, then the bar is out more than $5. Sometimes a cover charge will lose a bar more money than it would otherwise make. It also might discourage people from checking out a band they haven't heard of, especially if the band is on break when the people get to the door. I personally do not like playing for the door. I'd rather get a set fee and let the bar make the extra profit off of drinks. You also run less risk of "miscounting" the money made. Any thoughts?