The 100 Best Nightclubs In America (Based on Earnings)

Nightclub ownership can be a very lucrative business…if you do it right. It’s certainly easy to fail, but if you succeed the rewards can be immense.

The top earning nightclubs in America prove this. But they also point to the idea that location is really key.

It’s no surprise that Las Vegas takes the gold in terms of most profitable cities for nightlife in the nation. After all, Las Vegas is essentially the party mecca of the nation. The city has a whopping 15 nightclubs and bars on the list – that’s 15% of the list. Quite impressive.

Another unsurprising city that took up a significant chunk of the list is New York. While the West Coast really dominated the list, New York showed strong with 8 locations in the top 100.

What might be surprising to learn, however, is that San Diego nightclubs made a big dent in the top, matching New York’s 8 locations and beating out Los Angeles’ 6.

We may be getting a couple additions to the list for both Las Vegas and San Diego next year, as Hakkasan Group (already dominating and placing 2nd overall on the list) is opening two new nightclub locations in those cities (both names Omnia).

The Top Earning Nightclubs In the USA

You can see the entire list of the 100 highest-earning nightclubs in the USA below:

1: XS Nightclub (Las Vegas, NV): $103-$105 million
2: Hakkasan (Las Vegas,NV): $100-103 million
3: Marquee Nightclub (Las Vegas,NV): $80 – 85 million
4: TAO Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): $50 – 55 million
5: LIV (Miami Beach, FL): $40 – 45 million
6: Surrender Nightclub (Las Vegas, NV): $40 – 45 million
7: LAVO New York (New York, NY): $30 – 35 million
8: Story (Miami Beach, FL): $25 – 30 million
9: Hyde Bellagio (Las Vegas, NV): $25 – 30 million
10: LAVO Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): $20 – 25 million
11: Seacrets (Ocean City, MD): $20 – 25 million
12: Mango’s Tropical Café (Miami Beach, FL) $20 – 25 million
13: LEVU Dallas (Dallas, TX): $20 – 25 million
14: The Pool After Dark (Atlantic City, NJ): $20 – 25 million
15: Marquee NY (New York, NY): $15 – 20 million
16: PHD at Dream Downtown (New York, NY): $15 – 20 million
17: Chandelier Bar (Las Vegas, NV): $15 – 20 million
18: Tryst Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): $15 – 20 million
19: Create Nightclub (Los Angeles, CA): $15 – 20 million
20: Avenu Lounge (Dallas, TX): $15 – 20 million
21: The Abbey Food & Bar (Los Angeles, CA): $10 – 15 million
22: Club Space (Miami, FL): $10 – 15 million
23: Club db Lounge (Downey, CA): $10 – 15 million
24: Temple Nightclub (San Francisco, CA): $10 – 15 million
25: FLUXX (San Diego, CA): $10 – 15 million
26: Roof on the Wit (Chicago, IL): $10 – 15 million
27: Avalon Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA): $10 – 15 million
28: Chateau Nightclub and Rooftop (Las Vegas, NV): $10 – 15 million
29: Float (San Diego, CA): $10 – 15 million
30: Plush (Dallas, TX): $10 – 15 million
31: Avenue (New York, NY): $10 – 15 million
32: Maya Day + Nightclub (Scottsdale, AZ): $10 – 15 million
33: Passion Nightclub (Hollywood, CA): $10 – 15 million
34: Thrive Nightclub (Dallas, TX): $10 – 15 million
35: Landmark Bar & Kitchen (Fort Worth, TX): $10 – 15 million
36: AJ’s Club Bimini (Destin, FL): $10 – 15 million
37: Webster Hall (New York, NY): $10 – 15 million
38: Sutra Nightclub (Newport Beach, CA): $10 – 15 million
39: Heat Ultra Lounge (Anaheim, CA): $10 – 15 million
40: 207 (San Diego, CA): $10 – 15 million
41: Bar Anticipation (Lake Como, NJ): $10 – 15 million
42: Sevilla Nightclub (San Diego, CA): $10 – 15 million
43: Hurricane O’ Reilly’s (Boston, MA): $10 – 15 million
44: Shrine (Mashantucket, CT): $10 – 15 million
45: Opera Nightclub (Atlanta, GA): $10 – 15 million
46: VIP Room (New York, NY): $10 – 15 million
47: Marge’s Lakeside Inn (Rochester, NY): $5 – 10 million
48: Ghostbar (Las Vegas, NV): $5 – 10 million
49: Pump Room Bar (Chicago, IL): $5 – 10 million
50: The Brahmin (Boston, MA): $5 – 10 million
51: Kilroy’s Bar n’ Grill (Indianapolis, IN): $5 – 10 million
52: echostage (Washington, DC): $5 – 10 million
53: Emerson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA): $5 – 10 million
54: Monarchy (West Palm Beach, FL): $5 – 10 million
55: Lagasse’s Stadium (Las Vegas, NV): $5 – 10 million
56: Playhouse Nightclub (Los Angeles, CA): $5 – 10 million
57: Side Bar (San Diego, CA): $5 – 10 million
58: Bassmnt Nightclub (San Diego, CA): $5 – 10 million
59: Greystone Manor (Los Angeles, CA): $5 – 10 million
60: Havana Club (Atlanta, GA): $5 – 10 million
61: Cake Nightclub (Scottsdale, AZ): $5 – 10 million
62: The Library Bar (Chicago, IL): $5 – 10 million
63: Shade Lounge (Scottsdale, AZ): $5 – 10 million
64: Dream Nightclub – Miami $5 – 10 million
65: Baja Sharkeez Newport Beach (Newport Beach, CA): $5 – 10 million
66: Bond Bar (Las Vegas, NV): $5 – 10 million
67: Vesper Bar (Las Vegas, NV): $5 – 10 million
68: The Bourbon Bar (Las Vegas, NV): $5 – 10 million
69: The Wood (San Diego, CA): $5 – 10 million
70: Grizzly Rose (Denver, CO): $5 – 10 million
71: High Rollers (Mashantucket, CT): $5 – 10 million
72: Baja Sharkeez (Hermosa Beach, CA): $5 – 10 million
73: Sandbar Cocina Y Tequila (Santa Barbara, CA): $5 – 10 million
74: Celebrations Nitelife (Myrtle Beach, NC): $5 – 10 million
75: Panama Joe’s Cantina – Long Beach, CA): $5 – 10 million
76: The Scorpion Bar (Mashantucket, CT): $5 – 10 million
77: The Estate (Boston, MA): $5 – 10 million
78: The Huxley (Washington, DC): $5 – 10 million
79: Baja Sharkeez (Huntington Beach, CA): $5 – 10 million
80: RIO Nightclub (Austin, TX): $5 – 10 million
81: Bounce Sporting Club (New York, NY): $5 – 10 million
82: La Puerta (San Diego, CA): $3 – 5 million
83: Kingston Mines (Chicago, IL): $3 – 5 million
84: Teak Neighborhood Grill (Orlando, FL): $3 – 5 million
85: Round-Up Saloon (Dallas, TX): $3 – 5 million
86: Whiskey River (Houston, TX): $3 – 5 million
87: SHOTS Miami (Miami, FL): $3 – 5 million
88: Southern Railway Taphouse (Richmond, VA): $3 – 5 million
89: Skooter’s Roadhouse (Shorewood, IL): $3 – 5 million
90: Proof Rooftop Lounge (Houston, TX): $3 – 5 million
91: Sisu Uptown (Dallas, TX): $3 – 5 million
92: Barley House (Cleveland, OH): $3 – 5 millionv
93: Drink Houston (Houston, TX): $3 – 5 million
94: The Wild Rover (Boston, MA): $3 – 5 million
95: The Eagles Nest Rockin’ Country Bar (Chesapeake, VA): $3 – 5 million
96: Southern Junction (Royse City, TX): $3 – 5 million
97: Chilkoot Charlie’s (Anchorage, AK): $3 – 5 million
98: Wild West (San Antonio, TX): $3 – 5 million
99: Luxx Nightclub (Dallas, TX): $3 – 5 million
100: The Raven (New York, NY): $3 – 5 million