2018 Nightclub & Bar Awards Nominations Open!

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LAS VEGAS – Nightclub & Bar Media Group is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Awards—the premier awards program recognizing the best achievements across 14 categories within the nightlife industry. The deadline for entries is Sunday, December 10, 2017.

The annual spotlight is an opportunity to recognize and honor the industry’s elite class of innovators, both individuals and establishments, who have demonstrated their outstanding dedication. Categories for the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Awards include:

  • Bartender of the Year
  • Beer Bar of the Year
  • Brunch Venue 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
  • 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 Nightclub & Bar Advisory Board members and recognized industry experts who will cast their votes to determine the finalists and winners of each category, determined by a strong demonstration of expertise, professionalism, and sales success. Winners of each category will be featured on the Nightclub & Bar website and receive complimentary entry and extensive recognition during the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 26-28. Awards will also be presented to the winners during the convention.

Click here to see the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Award winners.


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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