2015 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners Announced

Nightclub & Bar Awards

Nightclub & Bar Media Group is honored to congratulate the 2015Nightclub & Bar Awards Winners! After receiving hundreds of qualified nominations, the annual awards winners are recognized for demonstrating expertise, professionalism and sales success.

“The winners are visionaries who are instrumental in setting trends and forging the way for other hospitality venues,” said Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host and executive producer of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue. “Each of these venues, large and small, demonstrate outstanding operations where energy and creativity are on full display, ultimately earning them a winning spot.”

As the premier national nightlife awards program dedicated to recognizing and applauding excellence in bar, nightclub and lounge concept development, operations, promotion, innovation and success, the Nightclub & Bar Awards honor both individual winners and establishments, exhibiting excellence in various aspects of the industry.

Nightclub & Bar is proud to welcome these accomplished award winners into an elite class of establishments, operators and industry professionals that are truly the best in the business. Winners are featured on Nightclub.com, and will be celebrated during an awards ceremony at the upcoming Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, March 30 – April 1.

The winners of the 2015 Nightclub & Bar Awards are: 

Nightclub Awards:

Dayclub of the Year

  • Winner: Nikki Beach – Miami, FL
  • Finalist: Maya Dayclub – Scottsdale, AZ

Lounge of the Year

  • Winner: The Sayers Club – Los Angeles, CA
  • Finalist: No. 8 – New York, NY 

New Concept of the Year

  • Winner: E11even – Miami, FL
  • Finalist: Gilded Lily – New York, NY

Nightclub of the Year 

  • Winner: Exchange LA – Los Angeles, CA
  • Finalist: Space Ibiza – New York, NY

Promo, Party or Event of the Year

  • Winner: I Don’t Give a FLUXX – FLUXX Nightclub, San Diego, CA  
  • Finalist: I Love Tuesday’s – Shrine, Mashantucket, CT

Resident DJ of the Year

  • Winner: DJ Francois K – Cielo, New York NY
  • Finalist: DJ E-Rock – No. 8, New York, NY

 


Bar Awards:

Bartender of the Year

Winner: Steve Schneider  Employees Only, New York, NY 

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Beer Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Avenue Pub – New Orleans, LA
  • Finalist: APEX – Portland, OR

Cocktail Bar of the Year   

  • Winner: Employees Only – New York, NY
  • Finalist: The Zig Zag Café – Seattle, WA  

New Concept of the Year

  • Winner: Proof and Pantry – Dallas, TX
  • Finalist: Devil’s Acre – San Francisco, CA

Promo, Party or Event of the Year

  • Winner: Kentucky Derby – I|O Urban Roofscape, Chicago, IL
  • Finalist: FIVE | TEN – Side Bar, San Diego, CA  

Restaurant Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Linger – Denver, CO
  • Finalist: Bottlefork – Chicago, IL

Small Wonder Bar of the Year

  • Winner: The Gibson – Washington, DC
  • Finalist: The Last Word – Livermore, CA

Sports Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Spirit of ’77 – Portland, OR
  • Finalist: Stats – Atlanta, GA

Las Vegas Nightclub Awards:

Nightclub of the Year

  • Winner: Hakkasan at MGM Grand
  • Finalist: XS at Encore

Cocktail Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Alibi Cocktail Lounge at Aria
  • Finalist: Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan

Dayclub of the Year

  • Winner: Marquee Dayclub & Dome at The Cosmopolitan
  • Finalist: Wet Republic at MGM Grand

Lounge of the Year

  • Winner: Ling Ling Lounge inside Hakkasan at MGM Grand
  • Finalist: Hyde at Bellagio

New Concept of the Year

  • Winner: Drai’s at The Cromwell
  • Finalist: Life at SLS

Promo, Party or Event of the Year

  • Winner: XS Nightswim at Encore
  • Finalist: Snoopadellic Cabaret at TAO

Resident DJ of the Year

  • Winner: DJ VICE – Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan   
  • Finalist: DJ Stellar – Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay  

Restaurant Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse at Tivoli Village
  • Finalist: Citizens Kitchen & Bar at Mandalay Bay