And the Nightclub & Bar Award Winners Are…February 3, 2010 By: Nightclub and Bar
The judging is complete for the 2010 Nightclub & Bar Awards, the ballots have been counted and we now present the winners. Nightclub & Bar received more than 235 entries nominating bars, nightclubs, restaurants and DJs in 14 categories. The Nightclub & Bar Awards, formerly known as the Five Star Awards, were created to recognize outstanding operators from across the country in venues large and small.
The winners will be honored with a VIP celebration at Lavo during the 2010 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas and featured in the March issue of Nightclub & Bar.
“Thank you to everyone who entered the 2010 Nightclub & Bar Awards,” said Donna Hood Crecca, publisher and editorial director of Nightclub & Bar. “The entries we received were outstanding, and we were truly amazed to see all of the hard work and creativity happening at these bars and nightclubs across the country.”
Best of luck to all venues in the coming year, and we’ll see you in Vegas to celebrate these outstanding operators!
Nightclub Category Winners
Mega-Club of the Year
• XS, Las Vegas
New Club of the Year
• XS, Las Vegas
Nightclub of the Year, Sponsored by:
• Tao, Las Vegas
Ongoing Promotion of the Year
• Hard Rock, Las Vegas – Rehab
• Paul Oakenfold – Rain, Las Vegas
Single Promotion of the Year
• Midsummer Night’s Dream – Palms, Las Vegas
Ultra-Lounge of the Year
• Blush Boutique Nightclub, Las Vegas
Bar Category Finalists
Bartender of the Year, Sponsored by:
• H. Joseph Ehrmann – Elixir, San Francisco
Beer Bar of the Year
• Willimantic Brewing Company, Willimantic, Conn.
Cocktail Lounge of the Year, Sponsored by:
• The Drawing Room, Chicago
• POV, W Hotel, Washington, DC
Small Wonder Bar of the Year
• Manifesto, Kansas City
Sports Bar of the Year
• Jerome Bettis Grille 36, Pittsburgh
Wine Bar of the Year
• Flute Midtown, New York