2012 Bar Awards

Jackson Cannon, Eastern Standard Boston, 2011 Bartender of the Year

Entry Criteria – Please Read!
Make sure your entry is not disqualified – supply all requested information and submit materials in the requested formats.

Nominated bars may be stand-alone bars or operate within an independent restaurant or hotel/resort property in the United States. Chain concepts — five or more locations of the same concept – are not eligible to enter. However, an individual bar concept (operating in four or fewer locations) owned by a single individual or company may enter. A company operating multiple bar concepts may not be nominated; only the individual bar or bar concepts may be nominated.

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.

Bar Awards Categories:

  • Cocktail Lounge of the Year: Venue must have primary menu/offering focus on cocktails

 

  • Wine Bar of the Year: Venue must have primary menu/offering focus on wine

 

  • Beer Bar of the Year: Venue must have primary menu/offering focus on beer

 

  • Sports Bar of the Year: Sports theming in drink menu, venue décor and entertainment must be the defining element of the bar

 

  • Small Wonder Bar of the Year: No more than 40 seats at bar and tables

 

  • Hotel Bar of the Year: Bar must be housed in a hotel and be positioned as part of the property; may or may not be owned/operated by the hotel

 

  • Bartender of the Year: Individual must be currently employed by and working behind a bar; spirits brand ambassadors and those working solely as cocktail/bar management consultants do not qualify

 

Nominations Must Include:
Please complete all requested information on the Entry Form and include a Written Narrative and any 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

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 2010 or 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards, it is not eligible to enter that category again until the 2013 awards. The venue is, however, eligible to enter other categories for the 2012 Awards in which it may fit.

*Basic information from nomination submissions, including venue name, location, square footage and website, along with Written Narrative will be posted and visible to visitors to this web site.

Questions? Contact mhernandez@questex.com

 



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