How The Cavs Lavishly Celebrated Their First Championship Victory

For the seven people in the world that might not know, the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit in the championship series against last year’s victors, the Golden State Warriors. After winning three games in a row to beat the Warriors 4-3, the Cavaliers knew they were about to party their freaking faces off, especially since this is the first NBA championship ever to be won in Cleveland.

The team decided to stop off in Vegas on the way home for their celebrations, and boy were they glad they did. The popular Vegas club XS (located at the Wynn) was hosting them and had the entire club prepped and prepared for their arrival.

The team walked into the club and that’s when shit started getting cray.

Kevin Love definitely got his party on with his teammates when he got to XS, although he had no problem getting it started early in the locker room.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Even before the team headed out to Vegas to really get their party on, they all began popping bottles and splashing each other as soon as they got to the locker room.

When they got to Vegas, the staff at the Wynn made sure to pull out all the stops for the champs. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the team was presented with 350 bottles of Moet & Chandon Nectar Rosé that were emblazoned with the team’s logo, along with Moet & Chandon paying homage to the state of Ohio with a specialized crest.

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Each bottle has a crystallized version of the Cavs logo stamped on the front. The retail price of the entire order comes out to $21,000, although XS was/is selling them for $5,000 a bottle. Basically, if all 350 bottles were sold already, the club will be making $1.75 million.

Looks like the employees at the Wynn Hotel are the real winners here.

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Top 20 Most Successful Night Clubs of 2011, Vegas Dominates List

For all you avid club goers and hopeful Roxburians, Nightclub & Bar magazine has just published a list of the most successful nightclubs from across the United States. 12 of the top 20 clubs on the list reside in Sin City, with the top most grossing club being Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level venue that’s been open less than a year and boasts revenue in excess of $70 million.

Apart from Marquee’s proper alignment with quality EDM acts and solid recurring performances from notable artists, the club’s  dual night and day club presence definitely allows for more revenue opportunity at a time when other establishments on the list are closed for business.

The list, developed by Nightclub & Bar and aided by hospitality research firm Technomic, shows that the Top 100 high-volume bars and clubs around the nation generated $1.4 billion, a 9.2% increase from the numbers published a year prior. Looks like even in a “down economy” people still find their way to the club, find their way to the bar, and find their way to pricey table service.

The next few clubs on the list are also serious Las Vegas mainstayers, ala XS and TAO, two clubs with extremely different vibes but similar revenue numbers. TAO boasts similarly popular day club features in the form of TAO Beach.

LIV nightclub out in Miami Beach breaks the top 5 list with an estimated $35-55 million in revenue. Apart from Nevada and Florida, the only other states represented in the top 20 are California, Maryland, New York and New Jersey.

For those of you who’ve been to these clubs, or your favorite mega nightclub didn’t make the list, how do you feel about the rankings? Surprising?

  1. Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, Las Vegas, NV — $70-80 MM
  2. XS Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV — $60-70 MM
  3. TAO Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV — $45-60 MM
  4. Pure Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV — $35-45 MM
  5. LIV, Miami Beach, FL — $35-45 MM
  6. LAX Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV — $35-45 MM
  7. HAZE Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV — $35-45 MM
  8. Surrender Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV — $25-35 MM
  9. The Bank Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV — $25-35 MM
  10. LAVO Nightclub NYC, New York, NY — $25-35 MM
  11. The Pool After Dark, Atlantic City, NJ — $25-35 MM
  12. LAVO, Las Vegas, NV — $25-35 MM
  13. Tryst Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV — $25-35 MM
  14. Mango’s Tropical Café, Miami Beach, FL — $25-35 MM
  15. Seacrets, Ocean City, MD — $15-25 MM
  16. Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA — $15-25 MM
  17. Pacha New York, New York, NY — $15-25 MM
  18. Sevilla Nightclub of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA — $15-25MM
  19. Vanity Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV — $15-25MM
  20. ghOstbar, Las Vegas, NV — $15-25MM
[entire list and figures at NightClub]