Exactly what @finley said, it depends on the crowd and who's banging who. If they're suits, might be finance/bank guys, they can't be that bad with numbers can they?
Your story is probably one of the main reasons why I gave up on the club scene here in Taiwan. It's always a friend of a friend's bday and they have a table. At the end of the day, I end up forking over 3-4000NT and all I had were a few shots and a mixed drink. Hell, if I spent 4000NT at the bar, I'd be on the ground crawling home.