Nightclub & Bar Show 2020 Annual Awards are Now Open for Nominations

Submit a nomination for a chance to highlight excellent work and accomplishments in the nightlife, bar and restaurant industry, with awards offered across 30 categories

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Las Vegas—North America’s premier industry awards program, Nightclub & Bar Awards 2020, are officially open for submission now through Monday, Jan. 6. The Nightclub & Bar Awards are created to highlight the industry’s most prestigious and brightest movers and shakers across 30 different categories in the nightlife, bar and restaurant industry. From the operator of a small local bar and grill, to the hottest new nightlife venues in the world, there is a category fit for all sectors of the industry.

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“We are looking forward to hosting our annual Nightclub & Bar Awards once more,” said Tim McLucas, Nightclub & Bar Show Vice President. “Each year we are overwhelmed with gratitude by the influx of award submissions and continue to learn about the very elaborate, interesting and unique offerings and happenings there are in this one-of-a kind industry.”

All are encouraged and welcome to cast their award submissions online, here.

The Nightclub & Bar Show Award categories are as follows:

Trend Awards:

  • Most Over-the-Top Burger in the Galaxy
  • Juiciest Wings in the Universe
  • Most Mind-Bendingly Delicious Vegetarian/Vegan Menu
  • The World’s Most Transcendent Yum Disc (Pizza award)
  • Drink Menu We’d Stand in Line in the Rain For

Individual Awards:

  • Bartender-Owner of the Year
  • Beverage Book & Author of the Year
  • Brand Ambassador of the Year
  • Industry Podcast of the Year
  • Influencer of the Year

Venue Awards:

  • Brewery Bar of the Year
  • Cocktail Bar of the Year
  • Country Bar of the Year
  • Distillery Bar of the Year
  • Dive Bar of the Year
  • Hotel Bar of the Year
  • LGBTQ Venue of the Year
  • New Bar Concept of the Year
  • Restaurant Bar of the Year
  • Rooftop Bar of the Year
  • Sports Bar of the Year
  • Tiki Bar of the Year

Nightclub & Bar Award submissions will be judged by industry experts. The award winners will be announced on Friday, Jan. 17 and featured online at In addition, the individual winners and venues will be celebrated during an exclusive awards event during the upcoming Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. All award submissions can be made here.

About Nightclub & Bar Show

Nightclub & Bar Show is owned by Questex and is the go-to resource for the bar and restaurant industry. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the hospitality industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar and restaurant owners, operators and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this hyper-competitive and dynamic industry. Nightclub & Bar Show is part of the Bar & Restaurant Group, a division of the Questex Hospitality Group which also produces VIBE Conference, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and daily content on

About Questex

At Questex, we are passionate about driving business outcomes. We connect buyers and sellers and help both achieve their goals. We are online, on devices and live with experiential engagements. We understand the buyer’s behavior and evolving needs and connect them with the seller through continual touchpoints. From discovery through purchase and purchase through advocacy, we supply unmatched access, insight, engagement and turnkey solutions all in one place.


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