I helped judge the Nightclub & Bar awards again this year, and I'm pleased to say that a couple of the places I was excited about won. Here's a partial list:
Bartender of the Year – Jackson Cannon, Eastern Standard, Boston
Beer Bar of the Year – ChurchKey, Washington, D.C.
Hotel Bar of the Year – Eastern Standard, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston
Small Wonder Bar of the Year – Embury, Pittsburgh, Pa.
That last category is, I think, one of the best awards NCB does. I love the tip of the hat to small, intimate, comfortable bars.
The full list is available here. Congratulations to all the winners!