America’s Most Popular Nightclubs

15 Apr

Here’s a list of America’s Top 100 Nightclubs (Clubs, bars, lounges, etc), ranked according to revenue.  The list’s been out for a couple of months and is released yearly by Nightclub & Bar in partnership with Technomic (a research and consulting firm).

Not surprisingly, 8 clubs out of the Top 10 are in Las Vegas. Even more interestingly, >90% of these nightclubs exclusively play EDM.


Top 30 bars in 2011. + 70 MILLION $ for Marquee!

A few comments:

– The Wynn alone has 3 spots in the Top 13. Looks like XS, Surrender and Tryst had a combined revenue of 120,000,000$ – 150,000,000 MILLION in 2011.

Avalon in Hollywod, CA is 16 on the list. Either they’re barely making profit or that money is going straight to rent. Have you seen the place?

LAVO NY’s and LAVO Las Vegas’ revenue both listed as 25,000,000 – 35,000,000$ million? I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.

Drai’s Afterhours in Las Vegas ís listed at 21! Arguably the most reliable after hours option in Vegas. It’s not fancy but does the job. Money talks.

Tengo Sed Cantina at KC’s Power & Light came in at 71 with an estimated revenue of 5,000,000 – 10,000,000$. For KC that’s amazing.

There are definitely a few gems on that list. You’ll be surprised.

Here’s a description on the methodology used to collect these numbers:

“The 2012 Top 100 list was developed by Nightclub & Bar in partnership with Technomic Inc., a Chicago-based hospitality market research firm, using primary and secondary research. An online survey of operators was conducted from Oct. 13 to Dec. 1, 2011, and yielded primary data from 817 nightclub, bar and lounge locations, from which key information and insights were generated. Secondary research involving public databases and sources, scans of major metropolitan markets and industry resources provided additional data points. Total revenues are presented in ranges for calendar year 2011; specific ranking is determined by estimated midpoint of annual revenue. Concepts included can operate in no more than five locations and must be operating all 12 months of the 2011 calendar year.”

Full list below:

Click here to see the full list as a PDF document.

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