Electricity in Nightclubs & Bars

Perfect Clarity

Sep 6, 2022

A large nightclub or bar uses around 250000 Kwh of electricity per year which costs about $33202 per year, and amounts to 5.6 % of the income of the Nightclub.

Nightclubs and bars are gaining popularity across the globe, as many young and even middle aged people are passionate about enjoying the city nightlife. Clubs and bars have emerged as one of the choicest places for young people with friends to enjoy, party, relax and have a fun time together. The clubbing business runs steadily throughout the week but the weekend sees a surge as customers throng nightclubs to unwind from the traditional five day work week.

The nightclub and bar industry includes bars, taverns, pubs, lounges, nightclubs and other drinking places that primarily prepare and serve alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption. These establishments may also provide limited food services. According to a survey, there are about 62,647 bars and nightclubs in the USA. New York (3,451 businesses), California (3,328 businesses) and Illinois (2,773 businesses) are the states with the largest number of nightclubs in the USA. This number is expected to grow 6% in the next 5 years.


Electricity plays a vital role in this industry. Electricity is the first and basic requirement to open or run a nightclub. A large nightclub or bar uses around 250000 Kwh of electricity per year which costs about $33202 per year, and amounts to 5.6 % of the income of the Nightclub. This 250000 Kwh of electricity is consumed mostly by the heavy light systems, sound systems, security systems, cooling and heating systems, electronic gadgets and other equipment being used in the nightclub. The cost of electricity is one of the major expenses in clubs. The highest costs for business in the nightclubs industry in the US as a percentage of revenue are Wages (29.4%), Purchases (42.4%), and Rent & Utilities (5.6%).


To mitigate and solve this problem of excess electrical consumption, many nightclubs and bars are moving towards clean, green and sustainable energy resources such as solar energy. The industry is also resorting to energy efficient products like lights, air conditioners and speakers. An interesting feature in many clubs are dance floors that produce electricity when a person dances on it. Additional steps are also being taken to reduce the power or electricity usage. FORCE is a product of ENPOSS, an energy saving device that can be installed in the main power line of any nightclub or bar whether small or big. It reduces the loss of electricity by increasing conductivity and the flow of electricity as well as saves units on electric utility bills and contributes to creating a carbon free world.