Shake Your Money Maker
These Dallas nightclubs rake in the cash like the best in the U.S.
Las Vegas, Miami and New York City might be the country's nightclub meccas, but according to a new report, Dallas' discotheque scene is bringing in some serious money.
Nightclub & Bar Media Group released its annual top 100 list, which ranks based on dollars, and Dallas' Levu is the top Texas club and No. 13 in the nation, with more than $20 million in gross revenue.
Levu is joined in the top 20 by Uptown spot and Johnny Manziel favorite Avenu Lounge, which comes in at No. 20, with more than $15 million in revenue. To put those in perspective, the No. 1 club, XS Nightclub in Las Vegas, raked in more than $103 million in 2014.
Overall, Dallas has the most clubs on the list for Texas with seven. The other five are Plush (No. 30), Thrive at the Downtown Crowne Plaza (No. 34), Round-Up Saloon (No. 85), Sisu Uptown (No. 91) and Luxx Nightclub (No. 99).
Fort Worth's Landmark Bar & Kitchen (No. 35) is the only other Texas spot to make the top 50. Austin's Rio is No. 80, while Houston places lower with Whiskey River (No. 86), Proof Rooftop Lounge (No. 90) and Drink Houston (No. 93). Southern Junction in Royse City ranks No. 96, and San Antonio's Wild West lands at No. 98.
The top 10 clubs include seven from Las Vegas, two from Miami Beach and one from New York City. Las Vegas has the most clubs with 15 in the top 100. In total, the top 100 generated more than $1.36 billion in revenue in 2014.