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March 26, 2017

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Nightlife:

Revenue for Top 100 U.S. nightclubs in 2014: $1.36 billion

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Calvin Harris spins at Hakkasan on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in MGM Grand.

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2014 was a record-breaking year for nightclubs across the country, and, as we reported Monday, Las Vegas is the force to reckon with, grabbing seven of the Top 10 spots.

But following up a little further, I learned that Las Vegas had 15 spots in the Top 100 list ranked annually by Nightclub & Bar. Incredibly, the Top 100 total combined nightclub revenue was a staggering $1.36 billion.

“With this year’s top clubs coming in significantly higher than years 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.”

Nightclub & Bar will honor the 2015 Top 100 winners during the 30th anniversary Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas from March 30-April 1.

Winners will be recognized on the Nightclub & Bar Show red carpet and honored with a party at XS Nightclub in Steve Wynn’s Encore Las Vegas — the No. 1 nightclub for a fifth consecutive year — on Tuesday, March 31, during the Top 100 Platinum Party featuring a performance by Grammy-nominated DJ Avicii.

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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