Nightclub & Bar Media Group Unveils 2019 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners

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Las Vegas—Nightclub & Bar Media Group has selected the winners for North America’s premier industry awards program, the 2019 Nightclub & Bar Awards, which recognizes an elite class of industry trailblazers and venues from across the nation that have shown expertise and innovation in evolving the nightclub and bar industry.

“Every year, the Nightclub & Bar Awards are presented to the top movers and shakers of the industry, and it is remarkable to see how these individuals and venues are changing the face of the hospitality world,” said David Klemt, Editor, Nightclub & Bar. “The industry has expanded so much since we launched the Nightclub & Bar Awards almost a decade ago. This year we felt it was necessary to add eight categories to the ballot in order to properly recognize the depth of the hospitality world.” 

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2019 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners:

Individual Awards

Bartender-Owner of the Year

  • Molly Wellmann from Cincinnati, OH

Beverage Book & Author of the Year

  • The Aviary Cocktail Book by Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas and Allen Hemberger

Brand Ambassador of the Year

  • Megan Breier, West Coast Bourbon Ambassador, Beam Suntory

Industry Book & Author of the Year

  • Your Restaurant Sucks! Embrace the Suck. Unleash Your Restaurant. Become Outstanding. by Donald Burns

Industry Podcast of the Year

  • Bartender at Large, Erick Castro

Influencer of the Year

Venue Awards

Beer Bar of the Year

  • Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise, ID

Brewery Bar of the Year

  • From the Earth Brewing Company, Roswell, GA

Cocktail Bar of the Year

  • The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge, Kansas City, MO

Country Bar of the Year

  • Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, Las Vegas, NV

Dance Club of the Year

  • The Grand, Boston, MA

Distillery Bar of the Year

  • Philadelphia Distilling, Philadelphia, PA

Dive Bar of the Year

  • 2 Way Inn, Detroit, MI

Hotel Bar of the Year

  • Midnight Rambler at The Joule, Dallas, TX

LGBTQ Venue of the Year

  • Tracks, Denver, CO

Live Music Venue of the Year

  • Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar, Nashville, TN

Lounge of the Year

  • PX Lounge, Alexandria, VA

New Bar Concept of the Year

  • Raised by Wolves, San Diego, CA

New Lounge or Nightclub Concept of the Year

  • TAO Chicago, Chicago, IL

Restaurant Bar of the Year

  • The Country Club, New Orleans, LA

Rooftop Bar of the Year

  • Cindy’s, Chicago, IL

Sports Bar of the Year

  • Big Sky Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Themed, Niche or Pop-up Bar of the Year

  • New Wave Bar, Bellflower, CA

Tiki Bar of the Year

  • Hale Pele, Portland, OR

Upscale Bar of the Year

  • Sugar, 40th floor of EAST Miami, Miami, FL

In addition to being featured on, individual winners and venues will be celebrated during an exclusive awards event during the upcoming Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

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