LV Review-Journal: Vegas dominates list of top joints

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

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 in 2012.

Jon Taffer, president of the national Nightclub & Bar Media Group, put out the list of America's top clubs.

He tells me mega-clubs are bigger here than in Asia and Europe because they get business from tourists and locals; and they stay open longer, especially during dayclub months.

"That's why Las Vegas is the nightclub capital of the world," Taffer says.

Even restaurants do crazy business here. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville pulls in $32 million a year, he says.

"It's not exactly a palace," Taffer says of Margaritaville. "In any other city, you could never do $32 million if you built a palace."

Taffer proclaimed XS and Marquee a tie at No. 1.

The other top 30 grossing clubs from Vegas:

a No. 3 Tao ($60-$70 million).

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