NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Group outings just got a whole lot easier for consumers and their budget, and a whole lot easier for venues to book, thanks to www.Venugo.com. "What Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline have done for travel, Venugo will do for nightlife," says, Brian Krawitz owner of Revival, Forum and Union Bar.
Whether it's a bachelor/bachelorette party, corporate event, birthday celebration or just a gathering of friends, Venugo.com utilizes the simple concept of group buying power to allow users to plan events and then negotiate the best deal based upon their group size.
Venugo was founded as a way to connect bars, clubs and restaurants with their patrons in a way in which everyone wins: venue owners increase their daily traffic while allowing everyday people—not just professional club promoters—to leverage the size of their group to get the best possible deals from up to five nightlife venues at the same time.
Now, Venugo gives everyone the ability to bargain for bar and nightlife discounts like a professional promoter. The customer always wins because bars, comedy clubs, restaurants and even booze cruises are competing for their business and offering special deals usually reserved for savvy party promoters.
Unlike other nightlife sites that merely list bar and club information, Venugo puts users directly in touch with venue owners and managers so they can negotiate directly for the best possible deal.
The process of building an event through Venugo couldn't be simpler. Users search for appropriate venues either by neighborhood or type of venue and select up to 5 places they'd like to choose among. The venues are notified via email, which links them to their own Venugo dashboard where they make their best offer. Venues might offer a free appetizer, drink specials or preferred admission/seating – whatever they feel will best entice the group. The user then chooses the best offer and invites their friends all through one convenient system.
Venugo is growing rapidly in New York City with close to 100 venues already participating, and more are signing up each day, including: sports bars, lounges, comedy clubs, restaurants, dive bars, nightclubs and even gentlemen's clubs.
In addition, venues on Venugo.com are rated and reviewed by party/event throwers. Besides being a nightlife bidding engine Venugo.com is also a nightlife information destination.
Venugo is available now in New York City, but will soon launch in other major cities across the nation including: Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, Austin and Chicago.