Nightclub & Bar Media Group Announces 2018 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners

Nightclub & Bar Media Group Announces 2018 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners. Image: Dazzle Your Drinks.

Image: Dazzle Your Drinks.

Las Vegas — Nightclub & Bar Media Group has selected winners across 18 different categories for North America’s premier industry awards program, 2018 Nightclub & Bar Awards, which identifies individuals and venues from across the nation that showcase extraordinary expertise and innovation in bar, nightclub and lounge concepts that push the industry to evolve while setting new trends.

“The change in the industry has been remarkable, and it is wonderful to see the dedication and commitment all of the venues have to creating an exceptional hospitality experience, which is exactly what the Nightclub & Bar Awards are all about,” said Bob Stewart, Vice President, Nightclub & Bar Media Group. “This year’s awards program was very special because we had our first back-to-back winner for the Best Dance Club of the Year, which was Love+Propaganda in San Francisco.”

2018 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners:

  • Bartender of the Year

Giuseppe González, Owner and Bartender of Suffolk Arms, New York, NY


  • Beer Bar of the Year

The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta, GA


  • Cocktail Bar of the Year

BlackTail, New York, NY


  • Dance Club of the Year

Love+Propaganda, San Francisco, CA


  • Decadent Brunch Soirée

TAO Group, LAVO Italian Restaurant & Lounge, Las Vegas, NV


  • Dive Bar of the Year

The Rail Pub, Savannah, GA


  • Hotel Bar of the Year

ROOF on theWit, Chicago, IL


  • Live Music Venue of the Year

Iron City, Birmingham, AL


  • LGBTQ Venue of the Year

Palace Bar, Miami Beach, FL


  • Lounge of the Year

Heist, Washington, D.C


  • Mind-Bending Visual Choreography

Hakkasan Group, OMNIA Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV


  • New Concept of the Year

Apogee, Chicago, IL


  • Restaurant Bar of the Year

La Puerta, San Diego, CA


  • Speakeasy of the Year

Noble Experiment, San Diego, CA


  • Sports Bar of the Year
    • Hospitality Group Operated Sports Bar of the Year

Jerome Bettis’ Grille & Sports Bar, Pittsburgh, PA

    • Single Proprietor Sports Bar of the Year

McGreevy’s, Boston, MA

  • Quintessential Artist Lineup and Performances

Wynn Nightlife, Las Vegas, NV


  • Unrivaled Panoramic Strip Spectacle

Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV

In addition to being featured on, individual winners and venues will be celebrated during an awards event at XS Nightclub party at the upcoming Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show on Monday, March 26 from 9 to 11 p.m.

About Nightclub & Bar Media Group

Nightclub & Bar Media Group, a division of Boston, MA based Questex LLC, 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 hyper-competitive and dynamic industry for over 30 years. Nightclub & Bar Media Group produces the Nightclub & Bar Show, VIBE Conference, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and produces daily content on


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