2020 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners

NCB2Nightclub & Bar Media Group has selected the winners for North America’s premier industry awards program, 2020 Nightclub & Bar Awards , which acknowledges individuals and venues from across the United States that showcase extraordinary expertise and innovation in bar, nightlife and restaurant concepts.

“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 Tim McLucas, Vice President of Nightclub & Bar Show. “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.”

2020 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners:

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

Eatertainment 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

In addition to being featured on BarandRestaurantExpo.com, individual winners and venues will be celebrated during an exclusive awards ceremony at the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. at the NxT Stage.