Nightclub & Bar Media Group Unveils 2019 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners

Las Vegas — Nightclub & Bar Media Group has selected the winners for North America’s premier industry awards program, 2019 Nightclub & Bar Awards, which recognizes an elite class of industry trailblazers and venues from across the nation that have shown expertise and innovation in evolving the nightclub and bar industry.

“Every year, the Nightclub & Bar Awards are presented to the top movers and shakers of the industry, and it is remarkable to see how these individuals and venues are changing the face of the hospitality world,” said David Klemt, Editor, Nightclub & Bar. “The industry has expanded so much since we launched the Nightclub & Bar Awards almost a decade ago. This year we felt it was necessary to add eight categories to the ballot in order to properly recognize the depth of the hospitality world.”

2019 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners:

Individual Awards

               Bartender-Owner of the Year

  • Molly Wellmann from Cincinnati, OH

               Beverage Book & Author of the Year

    • The Aviary Cocktail Book by Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas and Allen Hemberger

               Brand Ambassador of the Year

    • Megan Breier, West Coast Bourbon Ambassador, Beam Suntory

               Industry Book & Author of the Year

    • Your Restaurant Sucks! Embrace the Suck. Unleash Your Restaurant. Become Outstanding. by Donald Burns

               Industry Podcast of the Year

    • Bartender at Large, Erick Castro

               Influencer of the Year

    • Natalie Migliarini, Beautiful Booze

Venue Awards

               Beer Bar of the Year

    • Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise, ID

               Brewery Bar of the Year

    • Earth Brewing Company, Roswell, GA

               Cocktail Bar of the Year

    • The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge, Kansas City, MO

               Country Bar of the Year

    • Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, Las Vegas, NV

               Dance Club of the Year

    • The Grand, Boston, MA

               Distillery Bar of the Year

    • Philadelphia Distilling, Philadelphia, PA

               Dive Bar of the Year

    • 2 Way Inn, Detroit, MI

               Hotel Bar of the Year

    • Midnight Rambler at The Joule, Dallas, TX

               LGBTQ Venue of the Year

    • Tracks, Denver, CO

               Live Music Venue of the Year

    • Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar, Nashville, TN

               Lounge of the Year

    • PX Lounge, Alexandria, VA

               New Bar Concept of the Year

    • Raised by Wolves, San Diego, CA

               New Lounge or Nightclub Concept of the Year

    • TAO Chicago, Chicago, IL

               Restaurant Bar of the Year

    • The Country Club, New Orleans, LA

               Rooftop Bar of the Year

    • Cindy’s, Chicago, IL

               Sports Bar of the Year

    • Big Sky Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

               Themed, Niche or Pop-up Bar of the Year

    • New Wave Bar, Bellflower, CA

               Tiki Bar of the Year

    • Hale Pele, Portland, OR

Upscale Bar of the Year

  • Sugar, 40th floor of EAST Miami, Miami, FL

In addition to being featured on, individual winners and venues will be celebrated during an exclusive awards event during the upcoming Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.


About Questex LLC
Questex LLC is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate clients and industries that are driving economic growth and business innovation around the world. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals through its over 125 trade shows, conferences and hosted buyer events. Questex complementary digital media and data assets enable the company to engage with key decision-makers in its core markets year-round. For additional information, visit company’s website,

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 ShowVIBE Conference, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and produces daily content on


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