2014 Nightclub Awards

The Industry’s Premier Awards Program

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Nightclub & Bar Awards

Entry Criteria:
Nominated nightclubs may be stand-alone clubs or located within a hotel/resort property in the United States. Individual clubs or a chain concept with five or less locations may be nominated. Clubs operated by a parent company with multiple club concepts must be nominated individually; a company operating multiple nightclub concepts must may not be nominated as a single entity.

Nominations in each category will be judged on:

  • Uniqueness, quality and creativity of the concept, theming and décor
  • Quality of bartending and service staff, taking into account level of hospitality provided and amount of training staff receives
  • Beverage selection, menu presentation and service
  • Price-value delivered to the patron in overall experience, taking into account ambiance, service, drink prices, hospitality, cleanliness, etc.
  • Business success as measured by annual sales, sales growth, etc.
     

Nightclub Awards Categories:

  • Dayclub of the Year: Club must operate during daytime hours and include drinks, bottle service, music, promotions, etc.

  • Lounge of the Year: Relaxed atmosphere that focuses on intermingling.

  • New Concept of the Year: Venue must have debuted on or after Jan. 1, 2013.

  • Nightclub of the Year: High energy atmosphere with dance floor and music or live entertainment.

  • Promotion, Party or Event of the Year: A promotion that took place after December 30, 2012. This promotion can be a single night, weekly, monthly or occurring regularly.

  • Resident DJ of the Year: Must be DJ on a regular basis at the venue for a minimum of three months.

To make sure your entry is not disqualified – supply all requested information and submit materials in the requested formats.

 

Nominations Must Include:
A Written Narrative and Supporting Materials:

1) Written Narrative (required)

A written description of how the bar excels in the attributes of the particular category being entered. Press releases are not acceptable as Written Narrative, but may be submitted as Supporting Materials. Required Format: .doc
Please touch upon the elements the judges will use when evaluating each entry as described above:

  • Uniqueness, quality and creativity of the concept, theming and décor
  • Quality of bartending and service staff, taking into account level of hospitality provided and amount of training staff receives
  • Beverage selection, menu presentation and service
  • Price-value delivered to the patron in overall experience, taking into account ambiance, service, drink prices, hospitality, cleanliness, etc.
  • Business success as measured by annual sales, sales growth, etc.

2) Supporting Materials (required)

May include photos, videos, samples of marketing materials, information on other awards or ratings earned that demonstrate how your bar excels in the particular category you are entering. You may be contacted at a later date to provide original footage for use on Nightclub & Bar websites.

Acceptable formats:

  • Photos, Logos: .jpg, .gif, .png
  • Menus, Press Releases, Media Coverage: .doc, .pdf
  • Video: mp3, mp4, wmv, mov, .avi.

Please Note:
*If your venue won a category in the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Awards, it is not eligible to enter that category again until the 2015 awards. The venue is, however, eligible to enter other categories for the 2014 Awards in which it may fit.

 

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