The 25 Hottest Clubs In North America

These are the top-ranked clubs in North America based on box-office data reported to Billboard Boxscore by concert promoters or venue representatives for events that occurred this year from Jan. 1 through June 1. Some are booked and promoted by such national promoters as AEG Live (the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas) and Live Nation (House of Blues Atlantic City is one of 13 Live Nation-branded clubs. Others are booked by independent promoters like I.M.P. Productions (9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.) and C3 Presents (the Harrah's clubs). Many are casino properties that depend on talent volume for players, but count on these clubs as stand-alone revenue-producers.

 

1. The Joint / Hard Rock Hotel

Address: 4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Website: thejointlasvegas.com
Clientele: All ages; 21+
Upcoming Shows: Widespread Panic (7/15-16), Soundgarden (7/23), more
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2. 9:30 Club

Address: 815 V St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Website: 930.com
Clientele: All ages
Upcoming Shows: Bon Iver (8/1-2), Rusted Root (8/4), more
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3. Club Nokia

Address: 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Website: clubnokia.com
Clientele: All ages
Upcoming Shows: Owl City (7/21), Blondie (10/5), more
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4. House Of Blues (Atlantic City)

Address: 801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7509
Website: houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/atlanticcity
Clientele: All ages; 21+
Upcoming Shows: Melissa Etheridge (8/5), Chrisette Michele (9/4), more
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5. Harrah's Stir Concert Cove

Address:Harrah's Council Bluffs
1 Harrah's Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Website: harrahscouncilbluffs.com
Clientele: All ages; 21+
Upcoming Shows: Snoop Dogg (7/28), Girl Talk (10/6), more
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6. Harrah's Horseshoe Riverdome

Address: 8000 E. Texas St.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Website: horseshoebossiercity.com
Clientele: 21+
Upcoming Shows: Rodney Carrington (8/5), Sheryl Crow (9/1), more
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7. Harrah's Cherokee

Address: 777 Casino Dr.
Cherokee, NC 28717
Website: harrahscherokee.com
Clientele: 21+
Upcoming Shows: Trace Adkins (7/22), ZZ Top (9/4), more
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8. Harrah's Horseshoe

Address: 11999 Casino Center Drive SE
Elizabeth, IN 47117
Website: horseshoe-indiana.com
Clientele: 21+
Upcoming Shows: Dwight Yoakam (9/2), Jamey Johnson (9/16), more
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9. Knitting Factory (Boise)

Address: 416 S. Ninth St.
Boise, ID 83702-7162
Website: bo.knittingfactory.com
Clientele: All ages unless otherwise noted
Upcoming Shows: Fleet Foxes (7/23), KMFDM (8/25), more
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10. Caesars Circus Maximus

Address: 2100 Pacific Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6612
Website: caesarsac.com
Clientele: All ages
Upcoming Shows: Human Nature (8/15-9/4), Darius Rucker (9/24), more
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11. Knitting Factory (Spokane)

Address: 919 W. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201-4014
Website: sp.knittingfactory.com
Clientele: All ages unless otherwise noted
Upcoming Shows: Blitzen Trapper (7/29), Queensrÿche (9/6), more
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12. Park West

Address: 322 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Website: parkwestchicago.com
Clientele: All ages
Upcoming Shows: The Weepies (8/30), Marc Broussard (9/10), more
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13. Knitting Factory (Reno)

Address: 211 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501
Website: re.knittingfactory.com
Clientele: All ages unless otherwise noted
Upcoming Shows: Butthole Surfers (8/31), Yellowcard (10/10), more
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14. La Zona Rosa

Address: 612 W. Fourth St.
Austin, TX 78701-3817
Website: lazonarosa.com
Clientele: All ages
Upcoming Shows: Friendly Fires (10/11), The Naked And Famous (10/21), more
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15. Edmonton Event Centre

Address: 8882 170 St. NW
Edmonton, AB
T5T 4V4 Canada
Website: edmontoneventcentre.ca
Clientele: All ages; 18+
Upcoming Shows: Common (7/29), All Time Low (8/12), more
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16. Glass Cactus

Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051-1945
Website: Gaylordhotels.com
Clientele: 21+
Upcoming Shows: The Walton Stout Band (8/20), Emerald City (8/26), more
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17. Flames Central

Address: 2198 Ave. SW; Calgary, AB
T2P 7N2, Canada
Website: Flamescentral.com
Clientele: 18+
Upcoming Shows: Nero (7/16), Zeds Dead (7/22), more
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18. Stage AE

Address: 400 N. Shore Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Website: promowestlive.com
Clientele: All ages unless otherwise noted
Upcoming Shows: Goo Goo Dolls (7/27), A Perfect Circle (8/9), more
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19. Harrah's (Atlantic City)

Address: 777 Harrah's Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Website: harrrahsresort.com
Clientele: All ages
Upcoming Shows: Straight No Chaser (now through 9/4), more
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20. Sound Academy

Address: 11 Polson St.
Toronto, ON; M5A 1A4 Canada
Website: sound-academy.com
Clientele: All ages unless otherwise noted
Upcoming Shows: Erasure (9/11), Kyuss Lives! (9/16) more
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21. Bluesville at the Harrah's Horseshoe Casino

Address: 1021 Casino Center Drive
Robinsonville, MS 38664
Website: promowestlive.com
Clientele: 21+
Upcoming Shows: Kellie Pickler (9/16) more
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22. L'Etoile Banque Nationale

Address: 6000 Boul Rome; Brossard QC
J4Y 0B6 Canada
Website: letoiledix30.ca
Clientele: All ages
Upcoming Shows: Martin Petit (10/2), Ima (10/4) more
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23. Kool Haus

Address: 132 Queens Way E.; Toronto, ON
M5A 3Y5 Canada
Website: thegovernment.com
Clientele: 19+ (DJ events)
Upcoming Shows: Taking Back Sunday (7/22), The Human League (9/18) more
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24. Starlite Room

Address: 10030 102 St. NW
Edmonton, AB; T5J 0V6 Canada
Website: starliteroom.ca
Clientele: 18+ unless otherwise noted
Upcoming Shows: Sum 41 (8/17), Awolnation (9/25) more
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25. Antone's Nightclub

Address: 213 5th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Website: antones.net
Clientele: 19+ (DJ events)
Upcoming Shows: Christina Perri (7/20), Bob Schneider (7/30) more
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