Nightclub & Bar has announced with Winners of the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards, and Jackson Cannon of Eastern Standard in Boston will be crowned as the 2011 Bartender of the Year in Las Vegas during the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show March 7-9. Also picking up awards in the Bar category are:
Beer Bar of the Year
• ChurchKey, Washington, D.C.
Cocktail Lounge of the Year
• Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
Hotel Bar of the Year
• Eastern Standard, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston
Small Wonder Bar of the Year
• Embury, Pittsburgh
Sports Bar of the Year
• The Tavern Downtown
Wine Bar of the Year
• Mercy Wine Bar, Dallas
These 7 Winners, along with 7 Nightclub Winners and 7 Las Vegas Nightclub Winners, were selected from the more than 290 entries submitted by bars, clubs, restaurants, DJs and industry professionals. Click here to see the entire list.
Now in its second year, the Nightclub & Bar Awards program is unique in its credibility as the premier industry recognition program. Venue owners, operators and managers, as well as suppliers, vendors and other industry members eager to recognize excellence in on-premise concepts, programs, talent and professionalism are invited to submit entries via nightclubandbarawards.com. Qualifying entries are then put before an expert judging panel composed of top consultants, developers, educators, writers, editors and trainers in the industry. The judges rank their first, second and third choices for each category they judge, and a calculation is applied to identify the Finalists, and ultimately, the Winners, based on the ballots.
“This year’s Winners are a diverse group, reflecting the range of concepts and innovation on today’s nightlife scene,” said Donna Hood Crecca, Publisher and Editorial Director of Nightclub & Bar. “Each of these Winners combines innovation with great execution, which is the secret to success, especially in the recent challenging economy. These bars and clubs won the respect of our judges and of the entire industry, and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments in Las Vegas.”
Finalists and Winners will be highlighted in Nightclub & Bar media properties, and Winners will be celebrated at the Welcome Kick-off Party at Caesars Palace on Monday, March 7 during the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.