2017 Nightclub & Bar Awards

2017 Nightclub & Bar Awards Now Open! Deadline is February 1, 2017.  Enter Now!

Is your nightclub or bar the envy of your peers? Do other bar and nightlife professionals look to your operation as one that sets the standard? Are you the best of the best?

The Nightclub & Bar Awards are the industry’s premier program for recognizing excellence in nightclub and bar concept development, operations, promotion, innovation and success. Nominations are now open for the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Awards in the following categories:

  • Bartender of the Year
  • Beer Bar of the Year
  • Brunch Spot of the Year
  • Cocktail Bar of the Year
  • Dance Club of the Year
  • Dive Bar of the Year
  • Hotel Bar of the Year
  • LGBTQ Venue of the Year
  • Live Music Venue of the Year
  • Lounge of the Year
  • Mega-Club of the Year
  • New Concept of the Year
  • Restaurant Bar of the Year
  • Speakeasy of the Year
  • Sports Bar of the Year

Entries for nominees are submitted by bar and club operators or other industry professionals on behalf of a particular venue. All submissions are reviewed by a panel of recognized industry experts. The judges then cast their votes to determine the Nightclub & Bar Awards winners. This is not a beauty contest: winners must demonstrate expertise, professionalism and sales success.

Winners are featured on Nightclub.com, in our e-newsletters, and are celebrated during the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, to which they receive a limited number of complimentary passes and are honored during an awards presentation.

The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2017. Click here to enter the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Awards. Thank you, and good luck to this year’s nominees!


Entry Criteria: 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.

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