2020 Nightclub & Bar Awards Winners Announced

By Neat Pour Staff |

Awards Season is not just a Hollywood phenomena. The drinks industry kicked off their own time for annual commendations this week with the Nightclub & Bar Awards from the Vegas based Nightclub & Bar Show (NCB). The awards are more mainstream industry focused than many of their ilk. Winners spanned the gamut from San Francisco craft institution Kevin Diedrich to the wings at The Bar-Bill Tavern in East Aurora, NY.

“For more than a decade, the Nightclub & Bar Awards have served as the industry’s most prestigious awards program that recognizes the individuals and venues that are changing the face of the hospitality world,” said NVB Vice President Tim McLucas in a statement. “The winners of this year’s program showed an outstanding dedication to innovation and excellence in the hospitality industry, from concept development and operations to food and beverage, marketing, and success.” at the Bar-Bill Tavern in East Aurora, NY.

According to NCB, the awards are picked by a panel of experts. Specific details were not provided.

Individual Awards

Bartender-Owner of the Year – Kevin Diedrich, Pacific Cocktail Haven of San Francisco, CA

Beverage Book & Authors of the Year – Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters by Derek Brown and Robert Yule

Brand Ambassador of the Year – Vance Henderson, William Grant & Sons

Industry Podcast of the Year – Restaurant Unstoppable by Eric Cacciatore

Influencer of the Year – Licensed to Distill, Jabin Troth

Venue Awards

Brewpub or Taproom of the Year – Adroit Theory Brewing Company Taproom, Purcellville, VA

Cocktail Bar of the Year – Drink, Boston, MA

Country Bar of the Year – Moonshine Flats, San Diego, CA

Distillery Bar of the Year – High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City, UT

Dive or Neighborhood Bar of the Year – Nickel City, Austin, TX

Entertainment Venue of the Year – Ace Eat Serve, Denver, CO

Hotel Bar of the Year – Lazy Bird at The Hoxton Hotel, Chicago, IL

LGBTQ Venue of the Year – The Port Bar, Oakland, CA

New Bar Concept of the Year – Mr. Coco, Las Vegas, NV

Restaurant Bar of the Year – VASO, Dublin, OH

Rooftop Bar of the Year – PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown, New York City, NY

Sports Bar of the Year – Quality Athletics, Seattle, WA

Tiki Bar of the Year – The Shameful Tiki Room, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Trend Awards

Juiciest Wings in the Universe – The Bar-Bill Tavern, East Aurora, NY

Most Mind-Bendingly Delicious Vegetarian/Vegan Menu – Vedge, Philadelphia, PA

Most Over-the-Top Burger in the Galaxy – The Grim Reaper Burger Challenge at Lucky’s Burger & Brew, Atlanta, GA

The World’s Most Transcendent Yum Disc – Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven, CT

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