Three Scottsdale Clubs Are Among the 100 Most Lucrative Nightclubs in Nation

Maya Day + Nightclub reportedly pulled in $10 million to $15 million in revenue last year.
Maya Day + Nightclub reportedly pulled in $10 million to $15 million in revenue last year.
Benjamin Leatherman

We knew the nightclub scene in Scottsdale had to be lucrative, but damn! We had no idea just how much.

Nightclub & Bar, an online trade magazine for the nightlife industry, released its 2015 Top 100 Revenue Generating Nightclubs, Bars & Lounges in the U.S. list last week, and three Scottsdale clubs made the list. Can you guess which ones?

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The impressive glitz, glamor, and wealth you see in Old Town isn't just a facade. Maya Day + Nightclub, Cake Nightclub, and the Shade Lounge at the W came in 32nd, 61st, and 63rd place respectively on the list. Maya's revenue is listed as $10 million to $15 million, while Cake and Shade Lounge reportedly pull in somewhere between $5 million $10 million.

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The trade pub assembled the list from self-reported data from the nightclubs as well as publicly available information.

It's a huge jump for Arizona nightclubs. Maya was the only club to appear on last year's list, coming in 69th place in the $5 million to $10 million range. And it wasn't just Arizona clubs that saw increased revenue. 2014 was a huge year in the nightlife industry -- the number one club on this year's and last year's lists, XS Nightclub in Las Vegas, took in $103 to $105 million in revenue last year, a jump from $90 to $95 million the previous year. Nightclub revenue has skyrocketed in Vegas so much in recent years that the New Yorker asked in 2013, "Can Las Vegas make more money from dance music than from gambling?"

Pretty insane numbers, especially considering that nightclubs around here only do serious business on weekends, meaning that Maya might be pulling in around $100,000 on any given Friday or Saturday night. That's some serious walking around money.

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Maya Day and Nightclub

7333 E. Indian Plaza
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-625-0528

www.mayaclubaz.com

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Cake Nightclub

4426 N. Saddlebag Trail
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-939-1559

/www.cakenightclub.com


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