The 2018 Top 100 Survey is Open!

Nightclub & Bar is pleased to announce that the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 Survey has returned and is now open! The Top 100 is the industry’s only annual listing of high-volume nightclubs, bars, lounges, dayclubs and gentlemen’s clubs.

Inclusion in the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 is a highly sought-after achievement for premier bar, nightlife and daylife destinations throughout the country. Nightclub & Bar surveys operators from across the nation to identify the venues that are leading the industry in sales. The survey also yields additional segmentation and performance benchmark information, providing insights into important aspects of the on-premise industry.

The deadline for completion of the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 Survey is October 15, 2017, so don't miss out!


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The 2018 Top 100 operators will be featured on the Nightclub & Bar website ( and social media channels, and in e-newsletters. Coverage will include the results of the survey, as well as insights from select Top 100 operators who are at the forefront of the industry. Finally, these industry-leading operators will be honored at the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show Welcome Kickoff Party in Las Vegas.

Information Needed to Complete the Survey: To complete the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 Survey, nightlife venues will need basic information such as square footage, occupancy, and number of service stations, bars and employees. Estimated sales for 2017, average check spend, and percentage of sales generated from beer, wine, spirits, food, cover charges and gaming will also need to be provided.


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Top 100 Methodology

The 2018 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 list is developed by Nightclub & Bar Media Group. The online survey yields primary data from hundreds of nightclub, bar, lounge, dayclub and gentlemen’s club locations, from which key information and insights are generated. Secondary research involving public databases, scans of major metropolitan markets and industry resources provide additional data points. Total revenues are presented in ranges for calendar year 2017; specific ranking is determined by estimated midpoint of annual revenue. In order to be considered for 2018 Top 100 inclusion, venues must be in operation for the entirety of the 12-month 2017 calendar year. Estimates are based on information provided by venue and secondary research.

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