The Rum Bar in Philadelphia was announced as the Best Cocktail Lounge of the Year by Nightclub & Bar Media Group yesterday. After many years of hard work, this is a deserved reward for his and his staffs efforts.
Nightclub & Bar Congratulates the Winners of the 2012 Nightclub & Bar AwardsFebruary 2, 2012By: Megan Hernandez
Nightclub & Bar Media Group would like to congratulate the winners of the 2012 Nightclub & Bar Awards! The national awards program celebrates the nightlife industry’s cream of the crop.
As the premier nightlife-industry recognition program, the Nightclub & Bar Awards feature a vigorous judging process. Venue owners, operators and managers, as well as suppliers, vendors and other industry members eager to recognize excellence in on-premise concepts, programs, talent and professionalism are invited to submit entries. Qualifying entries then are presented to an expert judging panel composed of top consultants, developers, educators, writers, editors and trainers in the industry. The judges rank their first, second and third choices for each category; a mathematical calculation identifies the finalists and, ultimately, the winners, based on the judges’ ballots.
Read more at http://www.nightclub.com/press-releases/industry-news/news/nightclub-bar-congratulates-winners-2012-nightclub-bar-awards-4858
Bartender of the Year
Russell Davis, Rickhouse, San Francisco
Beer Bar of the Year
Bierhaus NYC, New York
Cocktail Lounge of the Year
Rum Bar, Philadelphia
Hotel Bar of the Year
Grant Grill, San Diego
Small Wonder Bar of the Year
The Ivory Room Piano Bar, Madison, Wis.
Sports Bar of the Year
Bull & Bear, Chicago
Congratulations to all of the winners and especially to my friend Adam Kanter and his great facility up in Philly. ;o)