About the Top 100
The annual Top 100 operator survey identifies the largest-volume nightclub, bar and lounge venues in the U.S. To create the 2013 Top 100 roster -- the nation’s only annual listing of high-volume nightlife venues -- Nightclub & Bar has once again teamed up with Technomic, Inc., a consulting and market research firm specializing in food, beverage and hospitality.
The survey also yields important information about industry trends and performance, allowing nightlife operators to benchmark their venues. In addition to the survey results, Technomic utilizes secondary research in developing the Top 100 roster.
The 2013 Top 100 will be published on Nightclub.com and celebrated at the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Show, March 19-21 in Las Vegas. To see the 2012 Top 100 roster, click here.
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Top 100 Methodology
The 2013 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 list is developed by Nightclub & Bar Media Group in partnership with Technomic Inc., a Chicago-based hospitality market research firm, using primary and secondary research. An online survey of operators conducted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2012, and yielded primary data from hundreds of nightclub, bar and lounge locations, from which key information and insights are 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 2012; 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 2012 calendar year.
For questions relating to the Top 100 initiative, please contact Kristen Santoro, Nightclub & Bar content manager, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-219-8327.
Nightclub & Bar - Top 100
April 30, 2013 | Article | By Nightclub and Bar
Two Las Vegas nightclubs broke records in 2012, as XS Nightclub and Marquee Las Vegas each generated annual revenues in excess of $80 million. Here... more >>
April 2, 2013 | Article | By Nightclub and Bar
It’s fair to say that every owner, operator and manager would like to increase revenue. Therefore top notch panelists put forth suggestions... more >>
March 26, 2013 | Article | By Donna Hood Crecca
Growth was the name of the game once again for the nightlife operators participating in the annual Nightclub & Bar Top 100 survey. More than... more >>
February 26, 2013 | Article | By Donna Hood Crecca
The fifth annual revenue-based Nightclub & Bar Top 100 roster demonstrates some telling trends in the nightlife industry. more >>
November 20, 2012 | Article | By Kristen Santoro
The real value lies in the invaluable marketing opportunities that savvy bar operators can make last throughout the year ahead. So take a few minutes... more >>
March 26, 2012 | Article | By Nightclub and Bar
During the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, held March 12-14 in Las Vegas, owners and operators of the highest-grossing bars and clubs in... more >>
February 9, 2012 | Article | By Dave Henkes, Donna Hood Crecca
The news headlines may have described a slow economic turnaround and shaky consumer confidence in 2011, but the real story in high-volume bars and... more >>
November 16, 2011 | Article | By Donna Hood Crecca
The 2012 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 survey is available now — Find out why you should participate! more >>
November 16, 2011 | Article | By Donna Hood Crecca
The Nightclub & Bar Top 100 survey takes 5 minutes to complete but can earn your venue more than 15 minutes of fame. more >>
October 21, 2011 | Article | By Nightclub and Bar
The Nightclub & Bar Top 100 survey is now open, marking the first step in creating the only revenue-based ranking of leading bars, nightclubs and... more >>
February 28, 2013 | News
A new survey says the top grossing clubs in America (and probably in the world) are Cosmopolitan's Marquee and Wynn's XS. Each earned $80-$90 million... more >>
February 14, 2013 | News | By Nightclub and Bar
In releasing the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Top 100, the industry’s premier trade show and media outlet revealed ongoing growth for the nation’s... more >>
October 15, 2012 | News | By Nightclub and Bar
Nightclub & Bar kicks off development of its annual roster of the nation’s leading high-volume nightclubs, bars and lounges. more >>
November 11, 2009 | News
The 2010 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 – the industry’s only annual list of high-volume nightclubs, bars and lounges – will be developed through a... more >>
March 8, 2009 | News
Published in the February issue of Nightclub & Bar magazine, the Top 100 ranked the establishments by annual revenue, with revenues ranging from $3... more >>
November 28, 2012 | By Kristen Santoro
The 2013 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 – the industry’s only annual list of high-volume nightclubs, bars and lounges – is recognized by national... more >>
October 15, 2012 | By Kristen Santoro
Year after year the biggest nightclubs, bars and lounges pine over the top spots in the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 list — a list of the top... more >>
March 11, 2011 | By Donna Hood Crecca
Jason Strauss and team pulled out all the stops for a knock-out celebration of the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 at Marquee Las Vegas. more >>
November 11, 2010 | By Donna Hood Crecca
Why should you take the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 survey? Two reasons: To grow your business and to grow the nightlife industry. more >>
September 30, 2010 | By Emily Hanna Mayock
On Oct. 14 the survey for the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 opens, and I want to see your club’s name on there when we release the list in March! more >>