After all the bad news I've brought to the board, I just wanted to add something positive.
We signed up through Olympus Tours to do the party hoppers tour. We signed up the same day that we took the tour. The OT rep came to our resort earlier in the day, accepted payment (credit cards or cash), and told us to meet in the lobby around 8 or so. Because our group had 8 in it (one couple didn't join us, since they're pregnant), we were picked up by a van and taken to our first spot.
The tour consists of 4 bars/clubs, in this order: Congo, Dady Rock, Senor Frogs, and Coco Bongo.
Quick summary of the four:
Congo - small, open air bar with some tvs showing sports and music that ranged from 70s dance (Celebration) to contemporary hiphop
Dady Rock - pretty big, indoor club/bar, initially house/techno DJ, followed up by contemporary hiphop, an occasional rock song (Nirvana) and then a rock cover band took the stage
Senor Frogs - huge indoor bar, but has an open air patio, mostly hiphop DJ, interactive host, craziest of the 4
Coco Bongo - huge club/theater, featuring a few minutes of a show, followed by a few minutes of contemporary pop (shakira, beyonce, etc). large video screens show the accompanying music videos to the music they play. the shows last 10-15 minutes probably...then more dancing until the next show is ready.
Once we got to Congo, we met up with Chris, who was our "tour guide" for the night. He's more like a server...he's yours for the night. He gets you into the bars/clubs, gets you the wristbands so you don't have to wait in line, and was able to find a table at each place for us to sit at (except Coco Bongo, but we did have a good standing room spot). He asks you what you like to drink, and has a good memory for the rest of the night. For $65 USD per person, all the domestic drinks (beer, cocktails, shots, etc) and cover charges were included (I specifically asked for Red Bull, and it was not included, but available for extra $$, which I didn't pay). Considering that the cover charge (which includes open bar) at Coco Bongo is $45 alone, the $65 is a great deal. We spent anywhere from 60-90 minutes in each spot. When it's time to go, he lets you know, and he walks with you to the next spot. All four of these bars are within walking distance...the longest walk might've been a 1/4 mile (from Dady Rock to Sr Frogs). At the end of night once you're inside Coco Bongo, you're free to stay there, or go back to any other bar you were at already.
There's two catches, if you want to call them that.
1) Chris (or your server) leaves at 3am. It's a long day...we were understanding and thought this was fair
2) You are on your own to get home, and we were told this from the beginning. This sounds worse than it is. We left Coco Bongo around 2, and the streets were packed with tourists, like it was 8pm. We felt very safe, and decided to walk back to Le Blanc (probably about a mile, maybe a little less). We also could've taken a taxi, they're all over the place.
So if you have any interest in the bar/club scene, I'd HIGHLY recommend using Party Hoppers.