Top 100 Nightclubs and Bars for 2006 Selected by Editors of Nightclub & Bar Magazine

Venues to Be Honored at “The Show” in Las Vegas

OXFORD, Miss., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Oxford Publishing Inc., publisher of national trade magazine Nightclub & Bar, has named its Editors’ Top 100 bars and clubs in the United States, which will be honored in a special presentation at the Nightclub & Bar/Beverage Retailer Beverage and Food Convention & Trade Show (“The Show”) in Las Vegas, held March 5-8, 2006.

Nightclubs and bars from all over the United States were chosen based on a number of criteria, including annual revenues, marketing and advertising effectiveness, promotional expertise, uniqueness to market, food and beverage programs and much more.

From high-energy, upscale hot spots such as Marquee in Manhattan to laid- back, down-home historical haunts like Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, Fla., the Top 100 represents the full spectrum of nightlife in America. As far east as Long Branch in Raleigh, N.C., and as far west as Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, up north to the World Bar in New York City, to the Deep South for The Carousel Bar in New Orleans, the Top 100 puts the spotlight on on-premise operations and venues that shine.

The following bars and clubs, listed in alphabetical order, made the Editors’ Top 100 for 2006. The city designated in parentheses for each is the city in which it is located, or, if the concept has multiple locations, the city of its first location.

1. 115 Bourbon Street Pub (Chicago)
2. 32 Degrees (Philadelphia)
3. AJ’s (Destin, Fla.)
4. Ampersand (New Orleans)
5. Ava Lounge (New York)
6. Aria (Boston)
7. Avalon and Spider Club (L.A.)
8. Beach Bar at the W Hotel (San Diego)
9. B.E.D. (Miami)
10. Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth, Texas)
11. Blue Martini (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
12. Cabo Wabo Cantina (Lake Tahoe, Nev.)
13. Caramel Bar and Lounge (Las Vegas)
14. Carlos & Charlie’s (Lake Travis, Texas)
15. Carousel Bar (New Orleans)
16. Casbah (Atlantic City, N.J.)
17. Chilkoot Charlies’s (Anchorage, Alaska)
18. Club Chameleon (Las Vegas)
19. Club Deep (Miami)
20. Coyote Ugly (New York)
21. Crobar (New York)
22. Dave & Buster’s (Dallas)
23. Denim (Philadelphia)
24. Dream (Washington, D.C.)
25. e4 (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
26. Eight 75 (Biloxi, Miss.)
27. Elements, the Lounge (Sea Bright, N.J.)
28. Eleven50 (Atlanta)
29. ESPN Zone (Baltimore)
30. Elysium (Detroit)
31. Excalibur (Chicago)
32. Fado Irish Pub (Atlanta)
33. First Avenue (Minneapolis)
34. Flatiron Lounge (New York)
35. Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce (Hollywood, Calif. and Las Vegas)
36. Fox Sports Grill (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
37. Vicci (Austin, Texas)
38. Galapagos (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
39. ghostbar (Las Vegas)
40. Green Parrot (Key West, Fla.)
41. Good Hurt (Los Angeles)
42. Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale, Miss.)
43. House of Blues (New Orleans)
44. ICE (Las Vegas)
45. Jillian’s (Dallas)
46. Jimmy’z At The Forge (Miami)
47. Kahunaville (Wilmington, Del.)
48. Key Club (Hollywood, Calif.)
49. Le Passage (Chicago)
50. Light (Las Vegas)
51. Long Street (Columbus, Ohio)
52. Lotus (New York)
53. Mango’s Tropical Cafe (Miami)
54. Marquee (New York)
55. Medusa (Seattle)
56. Mercy Wine Bar (Addison, Texas)
57. Midnight Rodeo (San Antonio)/Wild West (Houston)
58. Mickey’s Hangover (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
59. Mynt (Miami)
60. Mie N Yu (Washington, D.C.)
61. Nikki Beach (Miami)
62. Ocean Club (Honolulu, Hawaii.)
63. Pangea/The Gryphon (Hollywood, Fla.)
64. Pat O’Brien’s (New Orleans)
65. Prey (Los Angeles)
66. Pure (Las Vegas)
67. Pin-Up Bowl (St. Louis, Mo.)
68. Purple Moon (Flint, Mich.)
69. Rain in the Desert (Las Vegas)
70. Remote Lounge (New York)
71. Rise (Denver, Colo.)
72. RockStar (soon to be renamed) (Destin, Fla.)
73. rumjungle (Las Vegas)
74. Senses (Memphis, Tenn.)
75. Sharkeez (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
76. Shelter (Los Angeles)
77. Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub (Houston)
78. Six (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
79. Sloppy Joe’s (Key West, Fla.)
80. Studio 54 (Las Vegas)
81. Tabu Ultra Lounge (Las Vegas)
82. The Abbey (West Hollywood, Calif.)
83. the bosco (Ferndale, Mich.)
84. The Crocodile Cafe (Seattle)
85. The Dresden Room (Los Angeles)
86. The Funky Buddha Lounge (Chicago)
87. The Greene Turtle (Ocean City, Md.)
88. The Library Bar & Grill (Tempe, Ariz.)
89. The New Crown & Anchor (Provincetown, Mass.)
90. The Ranch (Midland, Texas)
91. The Viper Room (Los Angeles)
92. Tipitina’s (New Orleans)
93. Tobacco Road (Miami)
94. Tongue & Groove (Atlanta)
95. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge (Nashville, Tenn.)
96. Top of the Mark (San Francisco)
97. Vine Street Lounge (Los Angeles)
98. Whiskey Blue (Los Angeles)
99. World Bar (New York)
100. XYZ (Los Angeles)

Oxford Publishing Inc., based in Oxford, Miss., publishes national trade publications Nightclub & Bar, Beer Wine & Spirits Beverage Retailer and Salud! y Buen Provecho and produces the nation’s largest beverage and food industry trade show, the Nightclub & Bar/Beverage Retailer Beverage and Food Convention & Trade Show (“The Show”) in Las Vegas each year. OP also produced “The Show” in Atlantic City recently and hosts other trade shows throughout the nation.

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