Nightclub & Bar is pleased to announce the Winners in the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards. These 21 winners were selected from the more than 290 entries submitted by bars, clubs, restaurants, DJs and industry professionals.
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.
Now in its second year, the Nightclub & Bar Awards once again honors outstanding operators across the industry from venues large and small, located in diverse markets. New this year is a segment specifically for Las Vegas Nightclubs, created to reflect the unique nature of that market. Las Vegas Nightclubs join the Bar and Nightclub categories. Modern Line Furniture is the sponsor of the Nightclub category.
“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.
Presented by category, the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards Winners are:
Nightclub Category Winners
Sponsored by Modern Line Furniture
Mega-club of the Year
• The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, N.J.
New Club of the Year
• FLUXX, San Diego
Nightclub of the Year
• Webster Hall, New York
Ongoing Promotion/Party/Event of the Year
• Fashion Industry Nights at Baja Sharkeez, Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Resident DJ of the Year
• Chris Garcia at Playhouse Hollywood, Los Angeles
Single Promotion/Party/Event of the Year
• Moulin Rouge Anniversary Party at Kiss & Fly, Austin, Texas
Ultralounge of the Year
• SL, New York
Las Vegas Nightclub Award Winners
Las Vegas Dayclub of the Year
• Liquid Pool Lounge, Aria Resort & Casino
Las Vegas Mega-club of the Year
• Pure, Caesars Palace
Las Vegas New Club of the Year
• Haze Nightclub, Aria Resort & Casino
Las Vegas Nightclub of the Year
• Tryst, Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas Ongoing Promotion/Party/Event of the Year
• Vice Sundays, Lavo Las Vegas
Las Vegas Resident DJ of the Year
• Kaskade at Encore Beach Club
Las Vegas Single Promotion/Party/Event of the Year
• Erick Morillo Labor Day Weekend at Tao
Bar Award Winners
Bartender of the Year
• Jackson Cannon, Eastern Standard, Boston
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, Denver
Wine Bar of the Year
• Mercy Wine Bar, Dallas