LIV Among the Top Five Highest-Grossing Nightclubs in America

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Forget English, we should've majored in nightlife.

Despite the fact our economy sucks, 2011 was an incredibly profitable year for the nightclubbing industry. Nightclub and Bar's new list ranks LIV among the top five highest-grossing clubs in the US. In fact, the Fontainebleau megaclub raked in as much as $45 million last year, about $10 million more than Miami's second-most profitable club and Ocean Drive tourist trap, Mango's Tropical Café.

In total, nine Miami-area clubs made the Top 100, including Mansion (26), SET (32), Wall Lounge (54), and Space (64). But that's nothing compared to Las Vegas.

Last year, 22-percent of the top 100 highest-grossing nightclubs were located in Vegas, eight of which were in the top 10.

Statistically, Vegas club owners may ball harder than their Miami counterparts, but realistically, Miami's the better city. Who'd want to live in the middle of a desert when you can party like a Cocaine Cowboy on a mega-yacht?

The top 25 highest-grossing clubs are listed below.

See the complete list here.

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