Nightclub & Bar Media Group Names 2016 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners

Nightclub & Bar Media Group Names 2016 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners

Las Vegas – Nightclub & Bar Media Group has selected the winners of the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Awards.

The annual awards recognize both individuals and establishments from across the country who have demonstrated expertise in the industry, professionalism and sales success.

“We are excited to welcome the winners of the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Awards into an elite class of industry leaders,” said Kristen Santoro, Nightclub & Bar Media Group conference and content director. “As one of the most prestigious awards programs in nightlife, we look for innovative professionals and venues who are creating outstanding hospitality experiences as well as setting the industry standard for excellence.”

Every year, the Nightclub & Bar Awards are dedicated to honoring excellence in bar, nightclub and lounge concept development, operations, innovations and success. In addition to being featured on, individual winners and venues will be celebrated during an awards ceremony at the upcoming Nightclub & Convention and Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 7-9.

2016 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners:

  • Bartender of the Year Sponsored by Coors Light

Nectaly Mendoza – Herbs & Rye (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Beer Bar of the Year

Hopleaf Bar (Chicago, IL)

  • Best of the Big Six (Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York)

The Aviary (Chicago, IL)

  • Cocktail Bar of the Year

The Broken Shaker (Miami, FL)

  • Dance Club of the Year

Club Space (Miami, FL)

  • Daytime Hot Spot of the Year

Wurstkuche (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Dive Bar of the Year

Tiki Ti (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Lounge of the Year

Teardrop Cocktail Lounge (Portland, OR)

  • New Concept of the Year

Lost Lake (Chicago, IL)

  • Restaurant Bar of the Year

Radiator Whiskey (Seattle, WA)

  • Speakeasy of the Year

PDT (New York, NY)

  • Sports Bar of the Year

Lagasse’s Stadium (Las Vegas, NV)


The 2016 Nightclub & Bar Show offers industry professionals the opportunity to connect with suppliers, network with new businesses, gain critical skills to ensure their success in the dynamic bar and nightclub industry, and discover new products. For those interested in attending the show or for more information, please visit


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 30 years. Nightclub & Bar Media Group produces the Nightclub & Bar Show (, VIBE Conference (, Nightclub & Bar Top Rated Lists (, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and produces daily content on