NCB News: Nominations Open Friday for Nightclub & Bar Awards

After the success of the inaugural Nightclub & Bar Awards 2010, with winners including XS Nightclub in Vegas as Mega Club of the Year and Willimantic Brewing Co. as Beer Bar of the Year, we’re gearing up for our 2011 Awards, and nominations are already being accepted online at

This year, we’re looking for more of the same top quality establishments and NCB Awardspeople who entered last year, so nominate your favorite Bartender of the Year, Cocktail Lounge of the Year, New Club of the Year and more by going to We’ll honor the winners in Nightclub & Bar Magazine, online at and in Las Vegas at the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show on March 7-9, to which winners receive complimentary entry.

New this year is the Las Vegas Nightclub categories. Designed to recognize the uniqueness of the Vegas market, these awards include New Club, Mega Club, Resident DJ and Ongoing Promotion of the Year categories. Additionally, we’ve added a Day Club of the Year category.

Entering is easy: Operators can nominate themselves or other operations; suppliers, vendors, wholesalers, consultants, DJs and other allied industry professionals may also submit nominations. Nominations should include a write-up on the person or venue being nominated as well as corresponding images or other documents (menus, promotional fliers, press clippings, etc.). Judges include the nation’s top nightlife, spirits and mixology, beer, wine and hospitality journalists, experts, writers and consultants. The judges will rank the entries by first, second and third for each category with a specific calculation used to determine the Finalist in each category. Submissions are being accepted this Friday, Sept. 24, through Nov. 5.

For a full list of categories and entry criteria and to submit your nomination, visit


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