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Nightclub & Bar Media Group Honors the Best in the Nightlife Industry by Naming 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards Winners

Nightclub & Bar Media Group has named the winners of the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards. After receiving hundreds of qualified nominations, the annual awards winners are recognized for being 2014’s best and brightest movers and shakers in nightlife.


“This is no beauty contest selected merely on aesthetics,” said Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host and executive producer of Spike TV's “Bar Rescue.” “Receiving this award means the recipient has demonstrated the skill and innovation needed to succeed and excel in this highly competitive business. We are proud to welcome these accomplished award winners into an elite class of establishments, operators and industry professionals that are truly the best in the business.”


As the premier national program dedicated to recognizing and celebrating all aspects of success across various levels of the nightlife industry, the Nightclub & Bar Awards honor both individual winners, demonstrating expertise, professionalism and sales success, and establishments, exhibiting excellence in concept development, operations, promotion and innovation.


Winners are featured on, and will be celebrated during an awards ceremony at the upcoming 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, March 24 – 26.


The winners of the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards are: 


Nightclub Awards:

Dayclub of the Year

·         Winner: Spinnaker Beach Club, Panama City, FL

·         Finalists: Roof on the Wit, Chicago, IL and Delano Beach Club, Miami, FL


Lounge of the Year

·         Winner: Epernay Lounge, Denver, CO

·         Finalists: Brahmin, Boston, MA and Side Bar, San Diego, CA


New Concept of the Year

·         Winner: The Huxley, Washington, D.C.

·         Finalists: Clinton Hall, New York, NY and VIP Room, New York, NY


Nightclub of the Year 

·         Winner: Story, Miami, FL

·         Finalists: Cielo, New York, NY and LIV, Miami, FL; 


Promo, Party or Event of the Year

·         Winner: Intervention Sundays at Float, San Diego, CA

·         Finalists: SKAM Thursdays at Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA and FIVE/TEN Party at Side Bar, San Diego, CA


Resident DJ of the Year

·         Winner: DJ Homicide, Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA

·         Finalists: DJ JUS-SKE, 1OAK, New York and DJ Sid Vicious, FLUXX, San Diego, CA


Bar Awards:

Bartender of the Year

·         Winner: Sean Kenyon, Proprietor, Williams & Graham and Beverage Dir., The Squeaky Bean

·         Finalists: Beau Williams, GM, Manifesto and Co-Owner, Hawthorne & Julep and Justin Pike, Head Bartender, The Tasting Kitchen


Beer Bar of the Year

·         Winner: Neighborhood, San Diego, CA

·         Finalists: Taproom No 307, New York, NY and The Surly Goat, Hollywood, CA


Cocktail Bar of the Year   

·         Winner: Carthay Circle, Anaheim, CA

·         Finalists: Copa d’Oro, Santa Monica, CA and Wise Guy’s, Hilton Head, SC


New Concept of the Year

·         Winner: 2 Birds 1 Stone, Washington, DC

·         Finalists: Bergerac, San Francisco, CA and No Vacancy, Los Angeles, CA


Promo, Party or Event of the Year

·         Winner: Bounce Sunday at Matrix Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

·         Finalists: 12 Month Calendar Promotion at Martini Bay, Lake Havasu, AZ and Sunday FunDAZE at The Hangar, San Antonio, TX


Restaurant Bar of the Year

·         Winner: Beauty & Essex, New York, NY

·         Finalists: Catch, New York, NY and Isola Trattoria, New York, NY


Small Wonder Bar of the Year

·         Winner: Trick Dog, San Francisco, CA

·         Finalists: Brandy Library, New York, NY and Matchbox, Chicago, IL


Sports Bar of the Year

·         Winner: The Globe Pub, Chicago, IL

·         Finalists: Lansdowne Road, New York, NY and The Bleacher Bar, Boston, MA


Las Vegas Nightclub Awards:

Cocktail Bar of the Year

·         Winner: Laundry Room at Commonwealth

·         Finalists: The Chandelier and Vesper Bar


Dayclub of the Year

·         Winner: Encore Beach

·         Finalists: Daylight and Wet Republic


Lounge of the Year

·         Winner: Ghostbar

·         Finalists: Fireside Lounge and Parasol Up & Down


New Concept of the Year

·         Winner: Light

·         Finalists: Hakkasan and Sapphire Pool


Nightclub of the Year

·         Winner: Hakkasan

·         Finalists: Light and XS


Promo, Party or Event of the Year

·         Winner: Summer Lovin’ with Kaskade at Marquee

·         Finalists: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Wednesday at Surrender and Night Swim at XS


DJ of the Year

·         Winner: Diplo, XS/Surrender

·         Finalists: Calvin Harris, Hakkasan and Major Lazer, 1OAK


Restaurant Bar of the Year

·         Winner: Herbs & Rye

·         Finalists: TAO Restaurant and Yellowtail


About Nightclub & Bar Media Group

Nightclub & Bar Media Group is the go-to resource for the on-premise professional. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the beverage industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar professionals, owners and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this

competitive industry for over 29 years. Nightclub & Bar Media Group also presents the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show ( March 24 – 26, 2014, the VIBE Conference (, March 25-26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Jon Taffer's On the Rocks (, Nightclub & Bar Top 100, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and produces daily content on along with two newsletters, Bar IQ and VIBE.