Nightclub & Bar Media Group Names 2019 Winners

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,” says 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.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by WTWH Media LLC.