Three Atlantic City Nightclubs Make Top 100 Grossing Club List


Night Club and Bar Media Group in conjunction with Technomic Inc. have released the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 list, a revenue-based ranking of nightlife venues.

Three Atlantic City hot spots made the top 100:

  • Pool After Dark at Harrah’s ($15 to $25 million)
  • Dusk at Caesar’s ($5 to $10 million)
  • Mixx at The Borgata ($5 to $10 million)

Las Vegas dominated the list with 21 clubs including the top three spots. XS and Marquee LV brought in $80-90 million each for 2012.

No Philadelphia clubs made the list.

Night Club and Bar Top 100 2013 (PDF)

Is Harrah’s “Pool After Dark” The Most Ingenious Nightclub Concept Ever or the End of Civilization As We Know It? [Philadelphia Magazine]

Quick Bites

Fat Salmon has opened on Walnut near 7th. It looks nothing like its predecessor, Aso Sushi. [Meal Ticket]

Michael Klein has some more on Mixx, the new spot in the old Maia space. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

El Sitio is a South American BYOB that has just opened in Collingswood featuring lots of grilled meats and what always intrigues us, empanadas. [The Insider]

When It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney and his ownership group take over Skinner’s in Old City the spot risks becoming more of a St. Joseph’s Prep Alumni hangout than Avalon, NJ. [The Insider]

Flavor Restaurant is no longer owned by Win and Sutida Somboonsong. It has been sold to Edward and Yawalak (Toi) Darrah. Toi is a long time family friend and employee of the Somboonsongs. Staff and web site will remain the same.

Brewer’s Plate Tickets are now on sale. [Grub Street]

Quick Bites

As alluded to about a month ago, former Lacroix chef Matt Levin is indeed taking over the Coquette space at 5th and Bainbridge. [Meal Ticket]

Thoreau opens this evening, bringing New American vegetarian to 1033 Spring Garden.

Maru Global is now open and cooking up those enticing Takoyaki balls. [Meal Ticket]

The Chutney Company promises to be the “Chipotle of Indian food.” [Meal Ticket]

Mixx has opened as a comfort food bar and restaurant downstairs from Azie on Main in Villanova. The neighborhood friendly spot has nothing on the menu over $18. [Mixx]

New menu is in the works for World Cafe Live. Meal Ticket has a tease. [Meal Ticket]

Quick Bites

Q BBQ & Tequila is launching their Quick and Gourmet burger menus in a few days, Meal Ticket has the menu plus some tasty looking photos. [Meal Ticket]

Georges Perrier and Nicholas Elmi will be cooking at the James Beard House on February 24th, it’ll be Elmi’s first experience at the JBH. [The Insider]

Speaking of the James Beard House, Meal Ticket has the menu that Meme’s David Katz will be preparing for his March 23rd dinner in New York. If you make reservations and say “thyme” you are entitled to a discount. [Meal Ticket]

For the gossip fodder, AD Amorosi drops word that Stephen Starr’s director of development got the grand tour of the Piazza at Schmidt’s this week. [City Paper]

Drew Lazor asks Capogiro’s Stephanie Reitano a couple of pertinent questions regarding possible expansion of the East Passyunk store and status of the South Street project. [Meal Ticket]

Mixx, the sports bar in Villanova from Win Restaurants and Maru Global Takoyaki are both set to open on Monday, January 25th. [The Insider]

Misso has indeed closed at 1326 Spruce Street.

Quick Bites

Zavino has its gas line in and you can check out the progress as the paper is off the windows of the 13th and Sansom property.

Mark Vetri’s Amis is set for a mid-January opening. Meal Ticket teases with some details. [Meal Ticket]

Michael Schulson’s Sampan is aiming to open on December 18th. Check out the cool changing wall colors. We’re suckers for this type of stuff (See Pod, G Lounge). [The Insider]

Maru Global Takoyaki is looking to open in January. Ryo Igarashi, a Jose Garces alum will be serving up tempura batter balls that coat meat, fish and most traditioanally, octopus. [Meal Ticket]

WMD Hot Sauce is set to open at 1212 South Street and you can make your own custom sauce, complete with your own label. [@PhillyDesign]

Tortilla Press Cantina is back in business today after an 18-month bridge construction project forced the Pennsauken restaurant to close. [Meal Ticket]

MIXX will be the name of the casual restaurant going in to the former Maia space in Villanova. It’ll be comfort food in a casual space. [The Insider]

The green in Green Eggs Cafe is for the sustainability angle of this South Philadelphia bruncherie. It’ll open December 21st at 1306 Dickinson. [Meal Ticket]

More Brazilian, Less On Locust

Michael Klein reports Brazilian churrascaria Fogo de Chão, a festival of meat, is heading to the old JE Caldwell Jewelers on the 1300 block of Chestnut. And Chima another Brazilian steak house is going to open next year at 19th & JFK.

Mixx, a pan-asian sushi bar is taking over the Joseph Poon spot at 10th and Arch.

Table Talk also notes the Misconduct Tavern and Pelican Fish from along Locust Street. Also gone without a trace is the BYO Out of the Blue.