Nightclub & Bar Media Group has selected winners across 18 different categories for North America’s premier industry awards program, 2018 Nightclub & Bar Awards, which identifies individuals and venues from across the nation that showcase extraordinary expertise and innovation in bar, nightclub and lounge concepts that push the industry to evolve while setting new trends.

“The change in the industry has been remarkable, and it is wonderful to see the dedication and commitment all of the venues have to creating an exceptional hospitality experience, which is exactly what the Nightclub & Bar Awards are all about. This year’s awards program was very special because we had our first back-to-back winner for the Best Dance Club of the Year, which was Love+Propaganda in San Francisco.”
– Bob Stewart, Vice President, Nightclub & Bar Media Group

2018 Nightclub & Bar Award Winners

  • Bartender of the Year: Giuseppe González, Owner and Bartender of Suffolk Arms, New York, NY
  • Beer Bar of the Year: The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta, GA
  • Cocktail Bar of the Year: BlackTail, New York, NY
  • Dance Club of the Year: Love+Propaganda, San Francisco, CA
  • Decadent Brunch Soirée: TAO Group, LAVO Italian Restaurant & Lounge, Las Vegas, NV
  • Dive Bar of the Year: The Rail Pub, Savannah, GA
  • Hotel Bar of the Year: ROOF on theWit, Chicago, IL
  • Live Music Venue of the Year: Iron City, Birmingham, AL
  • LGBTQ Venue of the Year: Palace Bar, Miami Beach, FL
  • Lounge of the Year: Heist, Washington, D.C
  • Mind-Bending Visual Choreography: Hakkasan Group, OMNIA Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV
  • New Concept of the Year: Apogee, Chicago, IL
  • Restaurant Bar of the Year: La Puerta, San Diego, CA
  • Speakeasy of the Year: Noble Experiment, San Diego, CA
  • Sports Bar of the Year: Hospitality Group Operated Sports Bar of the Year: Jerome Bettis’ Grille &
  • Sports Bar, Pittsburgh, PA. Single Proprietor Sports Bar of the Year: McGreevy’s, Boston, MA
  • Quintessential Artist Lineup and Performances: Wynn Nightlife, Las Vegas, NV
  • Unrivaled Panoramic Strip Spectacle: Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV

In addition to being featured on, individual winners and venues will be celebrated during an awards event at XS Nightclub party at the upcoming Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 9pm to 11pm.