By Kevin Wilkerson,
Las Vegas is known for its nightclubs, of course, and there’s a good reason there are so many of them.
They make money. A lot of money.
In fact, led by XS Nightclub at Encore, Sin City has the top four clubs in the list and seven of the Top 10. It’s XS’s third consecutive year being #1 in the annual list released by the Nightclub & Bar Media Group.
The numbers these clubs bring in is staggering. Obviously, not all the money in Vegas is spent on gambling.
XS and the second-place nightclub, Hakkasan, each generated in excess of $100 million in revenue in 2014, which has never been done before, according to Nightclub & Bar Media Group. In all, the Top 100 total combined revenue hit $1.36 billion for the year. A whopping 14 of those clubs are in Vegas.
“With this year’s top clubs coming in significantly higher than year’s past, our Top 100 list once again proves the strength and energy of the nightlife industry,” said Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar and host and executive producer of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue.
“Each year it’s exciting to see top nightlife destinations battle it out by bringing in the world’s hottest DJs and creating amazing, over-the-top experiences for their guests in hopes of topping the list.”
Other Top 10 clubs are: LIV in Miami Beach (#5), LAVO New York (#7) and Story in Miami Beach (#8).
At #11 is Seacrets in Ocean City, MD; Dallas came in with LEVU at #13; Pool After Dark in Atlantic City, N.J;, is at #14; and at #19, Create Nightclub was tops in Los Angeles.
All the bars, clubs and lounges will be honored during the group’s 30th Anniversary Nightclub & Bar Show March 30-April 1. It takes place, appropriately enough, in Las Vegas. Even more fitting is the venue in Vegas – XX Nightclub (Thursday, March 31).
The other Vegas nightclubs in the list are as follows:
• #3 – Marquee
• #4 – TAO
• #6 – Surrender
• # 9 – Hyde Bellagio
• #10 – LAVO Las Vegas
• #17 – Chandelier Bar
• #18 – Tryst
• #48 – Ghostbar
• #55 – Lagasse’s Stadium
• #66 – Bond Bar
• #67 – Vesper Bar
• #68 – The Bourbon Room
To see the full list of Top 100 bars, clubs and lounges, click here.