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6 Vegas nightclubs crack list of country’s hottest

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Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack at XS in the Encore on July 4, 2011.

Updated Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 | 6:25 p.m.

Las Vegas nightclubs took five of the first 10 spots on the Top 25 Clubs in the U.S. ranking released last week by Clubplanet.com.

XS at Wynn came in at No. 4, behind only LIV in Miami Beach, The Pool After Dark in Atlantic City and Boom Boom Room in New York. The website said the 30 cabanas at XS are a "recipe for success."

The new Marquee nightclub at the Cosmopolitan took the fifth spot on the list. The club’s “consistency in their artist bookings is by far one of the best in the nation,” the website says.

TAO at the Venetian took the No. 6 spot.

"Las Vegas receives an insane amount of visitors on a daily basis, and it's pretty fair to say that a majority of these guys want to visit TAO, one of the best nightclubs in the U.S.," the website said.

Rain at the Palms came in eighth. "Rain is the quintessential nightclub, big, lavish, great sound, awesome lighting," Clubplanet said.

Tryst, also at Wynn, took the ninth spot. Saying it is "truly a magical club," the website loves Tryst's waterfall and lagoon.

Further down the list, JET was ranked No. 15. The nightclub at the Mirage recently closed and is set to reopen on New Year's Eve as 10AK.

In a separate listing, DJMag's Top 100 Clubs included Marquee Nightclub and Encore Beach Club out of the dozens of offerings here. They ranked in the 80th and 91st spots on the international list.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to note Marquee at Cosmopolitan's ranking of No. 5 on the list. | (December 14, 2011)

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