Originally Posted by ApK
Usually in clubs with a performer of some sort. You pay just to enter whether you buy food and drink or not.
There is also the "two drink minimum" where you will be required to buy two drinks whether you want/drink them or not.
Yes but they have to pay the performers and pay bills for the food and drink in particular. With stores it's different as they aren't limited in what they sell as much as a club would be. Also how many clubs have a steak for $800.00 + bucks? Stores can have a wide variety of products at different prices & bookstores are like that as well in that they have different prices for hard cover and paperback and sometimes have other things like coffee for sale so you can read and have coffee at the same time. Presumably after having purchased the book you read of course. And clerks in stores have a set salary and working hours so things aren't as expensive as if they were having different acts (performers) like in a club.