Clubber Thomas Bell bit a bouncer on the arm after a fight broke out on the dance floor.
And the defendant lunged at his victim and sunk his teeth into his upper left arm as his brother was being escorted outside.
North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard the bouncer suffered a three inch wound.
Now Bell has been handed a 26-week jail sentence, suspended for 12 months.
Prosecutor Sara Beddow said the victim was working on the door at Fiction, Hanley, at 3am on August 4 when violence broke out.
Miss Beddow said: “He spoke to the defendant and his brother earlier that evening and said if there were any issues they should speak to him.
“At 3am there was a fight on the dance floor. The victim and other staff intervened and started to escort men from the club. As he was escorting the defendant’s brother, the defendant escaped from another doorman’s grip and lunged towards him and bit his left upper arm.
“The victim suffered as three inch wound to his arm.”
Bell, of Brookwood Drive, Meir, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Janice Sain-Reiners, mitigating, said the defendant ‘made a mistake in alcohol’.
She said: “He did lunge forward. It was the defendant who did the biting.
“He is immature. He is young. He made a very bad mistake. He is remorseful.”
As part of his suspended sentence order Bell must complete 100 hours unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement for 10 days.
And he was ordered to pay his victim £500 compensation, £400 costs and a £115 surcharge.
Deputy District Judge David Goodman told Bell: “It is not a question of being immature, it is a question of being stupid. You chose to get drunk.
“This man was going about his job doing what he had got to do. He had quite a serious injury to his arm.”
Source – Stoke Sentinel