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Seven of Top 10 U.S. nightclubs are in Las Vegas; XS is No. 1 again

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For the fifth consecutive year, XS at Steve Wynn’s Encore Las Vegas has been ranked as the top-grossing nightclub in the country based on $100 million-plus annual revenue in Nightclub & Bar’s new Top 100 list for 2015.

XS’ claim on No. 1 for the fifth year in a row is a first in industry history. Hakkasan at MGM Grand is right on its heels with $100 million in revenue.

Here’s the Top 10 with Las Vegas with seven of the largest-grossing nightclubs in America, with The Tao Group owners hitting $150 million-plus in revenue at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan, Tao in the Venetian and Lavo in Palazzo, although add another $30 million-plus from sister club Lavo in New York, and they come out the big dogs in the nightlife fight.

1. XS Nightclub, Encore Las Vegas, $103 million to $105 million

2. Hakkasan, MGM Grand Las Vegas, $100 million to $103 million

3. Marquee, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, $80 million to $85 million

4. Tao, The Venetian Las Vegas, $50 million to $55 million

5. Liv, Miami Beach, $40 million to $45 million

6. Surrender Nightclub, Encore Las Vegas, $40 million to $45 million

7. Lavo, New York City, $30 million to $35 million

8. Story, Miami Beach, $25 million to $30 million

9. Hyde, Bellagio, $25 million to $30 million

10. Lavo, Palazzo Las Vegas, $20 million to $25 million

XS has received numerous awards and accolades since opening, including the position as the top-grossing nightclub by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and now 2015. It also was deemed New Club of the Year in 2010 and Mega-Club of the Year by N&B in 2010 and 2013 (N&B doesn’t allow honorees to win consecutively).

The award comes on the heels of XS revealing a $10 million technology renovation and residency roster with the world’s top DJ talent.

“We are so proud of how XS has thrived over the past six years, and to be recognized by Nightclub & Bar for a fifth time is a great honor,” said Jesse Waits, managing partner of XS and Tryst in Wynn Las Vegas.

“Being included atop this list confirms what we have always known; the combination of our deep roster of talent and incredible staff makes for an incredible nightlife experience.

“We are so thankful to our guests for their continued support, and we look forward to maintaining our position as Las Vegas’ No. 1 nightlife destination for many years to come.”

For more information on Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100, go to Nightclub.com.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

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