LIV and Story Miami Among Top Ten Clubs in America, Make $25 to $45 Million Per Year

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Miami is the new Las Vegas.

That's something strip club magnate Dennis DeGori, a man who's made a fortune in Sin City nightlife, recently told us.

And though his new local venture, E11even Miami, doesn't appear on Nightclub & Bar Media Group's Top 100 2014 list (probably because it didn't open till just a month ago), Mr. DeGori might be right.

After all, amid a glut of Vegas party spots, there are two Miami megaclubs -- LIV and Story -- that managed to crack the top ten.

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In fact, with LIV ranked at fifth and Story at eighth, there was only one other non-Vegas club -- the New York location of Lavo at seventh -- that appeared so high.

Meanwhile, many of the same Sin City spots (XS, Marquee, Tao, Surrender, Pure, Lavo) continued to dominate the upper echelon of the list, as they do from year to year.

Nightclub & Bar's Top 100 2014

1. XS Nightclub, Las Vegas - $90 to $95 million
2. Marquee Nightclub, Las Vegas - $85 to $90 million
3. Tao LV, Las Vegas - $85 to $90 million
4. Surrender Nigtclub, Las Vegas - $50 to $55 million
5. LIV, Miami - $40 to 45 million
6. Pure Nightclub, Las Vegas - $30 to $35 million
7. Lavo NY, New York - $30 to $35 million
8. Story, Miami - $25 to $30 million
9. Lavo LV, Las Vegas - $25 to $30 million
10. Hyde Bellagio, Las Vegas - $25 to $30 million

But among the remaining 90 party places on the list, there are only eight other Miami clubs: Mango's Tropical Cafe at 12th (slipping from tenth in 2013), the Clevelander Hotel at 27th, SET at 36th, Mansion at 44th, Space at 54th, The Stage at 72nd, Dream at 74th, and Wall Lounge at 84th.

In all, that's actually one less local spot than last year, with Arkadia (31st in 2013) closing at the Fontainebleau and Cameo (formerly 73rd) falling altogether out of the Top 100.

So ... OK. Maybe the "new Vegas" is a bit premature.

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LIV

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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Story Nightclub

136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music


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22 comments
Kalen Hofmann
Kalen Hofmann

when you charge 150 bucks per ticket, and 33 per drink...you're bound to make some good money

Sean O'Hanlon
Sean O'Hanlon

Going to Fontainebleau is like going to Vegas now.

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

THank you New Times! for a story that's 3 years out of date and states the obvious! LOL. Who exactly IS covering the beat for you? and why are they sooooo slow on the uptake? or is it your editors maybe? GEEZ

okay
okay

yay, Money Laundering!!!

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.......................well mcdonald's sells a billion hamburgers but i wouldn't call that food

chris paciello with LIQUID pretty much put MIAMI on the club scene back in the day and ever since then one club after another has opened to screw the visiting tourists and cater to local rich kids with nothing else to do but bar-hop every weekend

no big deal really

Brian Bartlett
Brian Bartlett

you forgot the molly, that shit and those freaks are everywhere.. oh, want to go to Miami, Youtube Miami Molly, good luck bring a helmet

NJ Gilbert
NJ Gilbert

MIA is full of MONEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Dave Denis
Dave Denis

I'd rather have an enormous over-sized Q-tip rammed into one ear, out t'other ;)

Dave Denis
Dave Denis

Bonfire of the Vanities ;) Strangers dressed in their F*** Me Clothes, awkwardly writhing to really bad music played really loud. Drunk, sweaty, and obnoxious, deciding which stranger will f*** which stranger in the bathroom. Heaven ;

Brian Bartlett
Brian Bartlett

Let me see, $500 for a bottle of rum that costs 29.99 at the liquor store, I say its a great deal...go get yorus today

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

....................i don't get it either but then again i'm not 17-24 either so i understand every young group has to have their own thing during adolescence to grow up and mature

yes i myself would rather a cigar and a scotch served me at the biltmore listening to soft classical music

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

......................either daddy or a drug king is paying so who cares - right ?

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