Nightclub & Bar Announces 2020 Award Winners

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Las VegasNightclub & Bar has selected the winners for North America’s premier industry awards program, the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Awards, which acknowledges individuals and venues from across the United States that showcase extraordinary expertise and innovation in bar, nightlife and restaurant concepts. 

“For more than a decade, the Nightclub & Bar Awards have served as the industry’s most prestigious awards program that recognizes the individuals and venues that are changing the face of the hospitality world,” said Tim McLucas, Vice President of Nightclub & Bar Show. “The winners of this year’s program showed an outstanding dedication to innovation and excellence in the hospitality industry, from concept development and operations to food and beverage, marketing, and success.”

2020 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners:

Individual Awards

  • Bartender-Owner of the Year

          Kevin Diedrich, Pacific Cocktail Haven of San Francisco, CA

  • Beverage Book & Authors of the Year

          Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters by Derek Brown and Robert Yule

  • Brand Ambassador of the Year

          Vance Henderson, William Grant & Sons

  • Industry Podcast of the Year

          Restaurant Unstoppable by Eric Cacciatore

  • Influencer of the Year

          Licensed to Distill, Jabin Troth

 Venue Awards

  • Brewpub or Taproom of the Year

          Adroit Theory Brewing Company Taproom, Purcellville, VA

  • Cocktail Bar of the Year

          Drink, Boston, MA

  • Country Bar of the Year

          Moonshine Flats, San Diego, CA

  • Distillery Bar of the Year

          High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City, UT

  • Dive or Neighborhood Bar of the Year

          Nickel City, Austin, TX

  • Eatertainment Venue of the Year

          Ace Eat Serve, Denver, CO

  • Hotel Bar of the Year

          Lazy Bird at The Hoxton Hotel, Chicago, IL

  • LGBTQ Venue of the Year

          The Port Bar, Oakland, CA

  • New Bar Concept of the Year

          Mr. Coco, Las Vegas, NV

  • Restaurant Bar of the Year

          VASO, Dublin, OH

  • Rooftop Bar of the Year

          PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown, New York City, NY

  • Sports Bar of the Year

          Quality Athletics, Seattle, WA

  • Tiki Bar of the Year

          The Shameful Tiki Room, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 Trend Awards

  • Juiciest Wings in the Universe

          The Bar-Bill Tavern, East Aurora, NY

  • Most Mind-Bendingly Delicious Vegetarian/Vegan Menu

          Vedge, Philadelphia, PA

  • Most Over-the-Top Burger in the Galaxy

          The Grim Reaper Burger Challenge at Lucky’s Burger & Brew, Atlanta, GA

  • The World’s Most Transcendent Yum Disc

          Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven, CT

In addition to being featured on, individual winners and venues will be celebrated during an exclusive awards ceremony at the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show on the NxT Stage.


About Nightclub & Bar Show

Celebrating 35 years as the nation’s most influential gathering of bar and restaurant tastemakers, Nightclub & Bar Show is owned by Questex and is the go-to resource for the hospitality industry. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the hospitality industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar and restaurant owners, operators and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this hyper-competitive and dynamic industry. Nightclub & Bar Show is part of the Bar & Restaurant Group, a division of the Questex Hospitality Group which also produces VIBE Conference, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and daily content on

About Questex

At Questex, we are passionate about driving business outcomes. We connect buyers and sellers and help both achieve their goals. We are online, on devices and live with experiential engagements. We understand the buyer’s behavior and evolving needs and connect them with the seller through continual touchpoints. From discovery through purchase and purchase through advocacy, we supply unmatched access, insight, engagement and turnkey solutions all in one place.


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