Saturday, December 5, 2015

Happy Repeal Day and Loungerati's 9th Anniversary! Enjoy your Constitutional Right to Imbibe!



Three cheers to the 21st Amendment!
Happy Repeal Day and 9th Anniversary to the Loungerati readers, staff and contributers past and present! Raise a glass of bubbly because - it is your right!!

The skinny:
On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution became the law of the land. This piece of legislation repealed the 18th Amendment's Prohibition of alcohol.
XXI Amendment 

Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
Loungers Unite:
On December 5, 2006, Loungerati was born on a cocktail napkin at a bar called Brooklyn Social in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and memorialized with the epic Lounge Doctrine delivered by one of the forum's founders, The Senator, at the legendary Algonquin Hotel bar the following year. Dorothy Parker would have been proud!

Loungerati continues to serve as an outlet to those who enjoy Lounge culture, the sporting life, exquisite cocktails, classic music, and a good time! Enjoy the holidays and drink responsibly.

~The Lounge


Senator delivers the Lounge Doctrine at the Algonquin Hotel
 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Best of Lounge - 2015




Loungerati and artist Dave Stolte donated the fee for this illustration
in Sasha's memory to the YouCaring fundraising site for his family.  

The Loungerati have voted via Survey Monkey for the 2015 Best of Lounge Awards and the results are in:

Lounge Scene Awards 
Best Burlesque Act or Performer: CALAMITY CHANG
Honorable Mention: Flatiron Follies - Grace Gotham, Hazel Honeysuckle
 
Diane L. Naegel Award for Best Lounge or Vintage Event: JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY at Governor's Island
Honorable Mention: Playboy Swings Salon at the Players Club, Club Wit's End 7th Annual Black Cat Masquerade
 
Viva La Musica Award for Best Jazz, Lounge, or Swing Band: DANDY WELLINGTON AND HIS BAND
Honorable Mention: Queen Esther, Brian Newman Orchestra at the Rainbow Room
 
Most Sought After Ingredient for the Home Bar: DEAD RABBIT DRINKS MANUAL
Honorable Mention: Beach Bum Berry's Skull bar spoon, New York Distilling Company's Ragtime Rye
 
Best Dressed LoungerDANDY WELLINGTON (Song and Dance man)
Honorable Mention: Queen Esther (Belle of the Ball), Eff Blangiardo (Scion of Sprezzatura)
 
Cocktail Bars and Lounges
Best New Cocktail Bar or LoungeSLOWLY SHIRLEY (New York)
Honorable mention:  Mother of Pearl (New York), Dante (New York)

Best New York Cocktail Bar or LoungeTHE DEAD RABBIT GROCERY & GROG(New York)
Honorable Mention: Long Island Bar (Brooklyn), Dutch Kills (Queens)
 
Best Barfood: OYSTER HAPPY HOUR at THE DEAD RABBIT GROCERY & GROG (New York)
Honorable Mention: The Cheeseburger at The Happiest Hour (New York), Carrot Tartar at the Elephant Bar in NoMad Hotel (New York)

Best of the NY Hotel Bars: THE RUM HOUSE at EDISON HOTEL (New York)
Honorable Mention: Elephant Bar at NoMad Hotel (New York), King Kole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel (New York)
 
David A. Embury Award for Best Cocktail of 2015SHADDOCK and SMOKE (Ardbeg scotch, grapefruit liqueur, Amaretto, lemon juice, and seltzer) at the UP & UP(New York)
Honorable Mention: The Garibaldi at Dante (New York), Noche Buena at Leyenda (Brooklyn)
 
Editor and Staff Picks:
Best Seat in the HouseBar Seat at SLOWLY SHIRLEY (New York)
Honorable mention: The "Regular" at Employees Only(New York), Seat F12 (aka F14) at Clover Club (Brooklyn), Dugout seats at Dante (New York)
 
Best Cocktail for the RoadDIRTY BIRD (scotch, Amaro Montenegro, sweet vermouth, coffee bitters at GOODNIGHT SONNY (New York)
Honorable Mention: Sakura Martini at Bar Goto (New York), Brancolada at Donna Cocktail Bar (Brooklyn), Beer and shot at Holiday Cocktail Lounge (New York)

Best SaloonBAR X (Salt Lake City)
Honorable Mention: Daddy-O (New York), American Whiskey (New York)

*NEW* Best American Tiki Experience: A tie: LOST LAKE (Chicago) and LATITUDE 29 (New Orleans)
Honorable Mention: Tiki Mondays with Miller (New York), Smuggler's Cove (San Francisco), Mother of Pearl (New York)

Best of the InternationalsARTESIAN BAR at LANGHAM HOTEL (London)
Honorable Mention:  American Bar at the Savoy Hotel (London), White Lyan (London)

Best Dive aka "The Gutter Award"MONTERO BAR & GRILL (Brooklyn)
Honorable Mention: Patriot Saloon (New York), American Trash (New York)

Don't Bruise the Ice Award for Best Ice ProgramBAR GOTO (New York)
 
Brian F. Paynter Award for Lounger Number One: SASHA PETRASKE (Cocktail Icon and Jazz lover)






Saturday, November 21, 2015

Best of Lounge 2015 - Vote Early and Often!

The superb Shaddock and Smoke Cocktail
from the Up and Up  in NYC
Click here to VOTE!

The categories open for your consideration are: 
 
Best New Cocktail Bar/Lounge
  • Slowly Shirley (New York)
  • Leyenda (Brooklyn)
  • Dante (New York)
  • Grand Army Bar (Brooklyn)
  • Up and Up (New York)
  • Mother of Pearl (New York)
Best New York Cocktail Bar/Lounge 
  • Clover Club (Brooklyn)
  • Maison Premiere (Brooklyn)
  • Long Island Bar (Brooklyn)
  • Pouring Ribbons (New York)
  • Employees Only (New York)
  • The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog (New York)
  • Death and Company (New York)
  • Attaboy (New York)
  • ZZ's Clam Bar (New York)
  • Dutch Kills (Queens)
  • Seamstress (New York)
Best New York Hotel Bar
  • The Rum House at The Edison Hotel
  • Lantern's Keep at The Iroquois Hotel
  • Elephant Bar at The NoMad Hotel
  • King Cole Bar at St. Regis Hotel
  • Bemelmans Bar at Carlyle Hotel
Most Sought After Ingredient/Bar tool for the Home Bar
  • Ragtime Rye Whiskey from NY Distilling Company
  • Amaro Montenegro
  • BeachBum Berry's Skull bar spoon from Cocktail Kingdom
  • Cynar 70 Proof 
  • Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual
Best Barfood 
  • Chicken Soup at Employees Only
  • The Cheeseburger at Happiest Hour
  • Tacos at Leyenda
  • Carrot Tartare at the Elephant Bar in NoMad Hotel
  • Oyster Happy Hour at The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Best Burlesque Act, Event or Space 
  • Hazel Honeysuckle
  • Medianoche
  • Flatiron Follies  - Grace Gotham
  • Le Scandal, variety burlesque show
  • Slipper Room venue
  • Calamity "The Asian Sexation" Chang
Best Dressed Lounger
  • Eff Blangiardo, Scion of Sprezzatura
  • Marlo Gamora, Barman and Shutterbug
  • Queen Esther, Chanteuse and Belle of the Ball
  • Fredo Ceraso, Italian guy in a bow tie
  • Nicole Desmond, Gal about Town, Stunner
  • Dandy Wellington, Dandy extraordinaire,Song and Dance Man
Diane L. Naegel Award for Best Lounge/Retro/Vintage Event
  • Club Wit's End 7th Annual Black Cat Masquerade
  • Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governor's Island
  • The Salon: Mad Men at Players Club
  • The Salon: Playboy Swings at Players Club
  • The Tweed Ride, Brooklyn
Viva La Music Award: Best Jazz/Swing/Lounge Band
  • Brian Newman Orchestra at the Rainbow Room
  • Matthew Piazzi and the Debonairs
  • Queen Esther and The Hot Five
  • Michael Arenella and The Dreamland Orchestra
  • Dandy Wellington and His Band
  • Terry Waldo, Ragtime piano man
David A. Embury Award: Best Cocktail of 2015
  • Fountainhead (Gin, oloroso sherry, lemon, Branca Menta, mint, and seltzer), Grand Army Bar, Brooklyn, NY
  • Shaddock and Smoke (Ardbeg Scotch, grapefruit liqueur, Amaretto, lemon juice, and seltzer), Up and Up, Greenwich Village, NY
  • Cleopatra (Avua Prata cachaca, bison grass vodka, pandan extract, banana cordial, lime), Slowly Shirley, Greenwich Village, NY 
  • Noche Buena (East India sherry, scotch, Jamaican rum, coffee liqueur, cinnamon, egg, aromatic bitters, nutmeg), Leyenda, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Garibaldi (Campari and fresh juice of one orange - no really, it is amazing!), Dante, Greenwich Village, NY
Additional categories will be voted by the Loungerati editors and include:
  • Best Saloon
  • Best Seat in the House
  • Best Cocktail for the Road
  • Best of the International Bar
  • Best Dive aka the Gutter Award
  • Don't Bruise The Ice Award for Premier Ice Program
  • Brian F. Paynter Award: Lounger Number One
Deadline to cast your votes is November 30th, the winners will be announced on Loungerati's 9th birthday Dec 5th (Repeal Day of course).

Cheers!
The Loungers

Fredo Ceraso and Damon Dyer man the bar at The Salon: Playboy Swings
Photo courtesy of barfly Will Luong.


 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Best of Lounge 2014 - Winners


Lounger Number One 2014
 
The Loungerati have voted via Survey Monkey for the 2014 Best of Lounge Awards and the results are in:

Lounge Scene Awards 
Best Burlesque Act or Performer: A FIRST TIME TIE!!!! NEW YORK BURLESUE FESTIVAL - ANGIE PONTANI and WASSABUCCO 10TH ANNIVERSARY)
Honorable Mention: Drunken Dragon Festival at Macao Trading Co., The Return of the Slipper Room
 
Diane L. Naegel Award for Best Lounge or Vintage Event: THE SALON AT PLAYERS CLUB
Honorable Mention: Club Wit's Monthly Jazz Age Party at Flute, Jazz Age Picnic at Governor's Island
 
Viva La Musica Award for Best Jazz, Lounge, or Swing Band: MICHAEL ARENELLA AND THE DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA
Honorable Mention: Dandy Wellington and His Band, Terry Waldo - Piano Man
 
Most Sought After Ingredient for the Home Bar: GREEN SPOT IRISH SINGLE POT WHISKEY
Honorable Mention: Death and Company Cocktail Book, Amaro Montenegro
 
Best Dressed LoungerEFF BLANGIARDO of Loungerati
Honorable Mention: Dandy Wellington (Song and Dance man), Queen Esther (Belle of the Ball)
 
Cocktail Bars and Lounges
Best New Cocktail Bar or LoungeTHE GILROY (New York)
Honorable mention:  The Happiest Hour (New York), Boilermaker (New York)

Best New York Cocktail Bar or LoungeATTABOY (New York)
Honorable Mention: Clover Club (Brooklyn), The Dead Rabbit (New York)
 
Best Barfood: TUNA TARTARE at CRIMSON AND RYE (New York)
Honorable Mention: Oyster Happy Hour at Dead Rabbit (New York), Chicken Soup at Employees Only (New York)

Best of the NY Hotel Bars: THE RUM HOUSE at EDISON HOTEL (New York)
Honorable Mention: Elephant Bar at NoMad Hotel (New York), Lantern's Keep at the Iroquois Hotel (New York)
 
David A. Embury Award for Best Cocktail of 2014OLD OSCAR (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, Campari, Ancho Reyes, Aztec Chocolate Bitters)  by Francis Verrall for THE GILROY (New York)
Honorable Mention: The Man About Town at Crimson and Rye (New York), The Stinger at The Dead Rabbit (New York)
 
Editor and Staff Picks:
Best Seat in the HouseParlour Bar Seat at THE DEAD RABBIT (New York)
Honorable mention: Corner bar seat at The Gilroy (New York), Seat F12 (aka F14) at Clover Club (Brooklyn)
 
Best Cocktail for the RoadDARK AND BITTER (Victor King Dark Stout and Ramazzotti Amaro) BOILERMAKER (New York)
Honorable Mention: The Old Pal at The Gilroy (New York), The Irish Coffee at The Dead Rabbit (New York)

Best SaloonBOILERMAKER (NEW YORK)
Honorable Mention: American Whiskey (New York), Hudson Malone (New York)

Best of the InternationalsARTESIAN BAR at LANGHAM HOTEL (London)
Honorable Mention:  American Bar at the Savoy Hotel (London), Sherry Butt (Paris)

Best Dive aka "The Gutter Award": SUBWAY INN (New York)
Honorable Mention: Memory Motel (Montauk), American Trash (New York)

Don't Bruise the Ice Award for Best Ice Program: HAND CARVED ICE AT RARE BAR (TAICHUNG, TAIWAN)
Honorable Mention: The Dead Rabbit (New York), Sherry Butt (Paris)
 
Brian F. Paynter Award for Lounger Number One: EFF BLANGIARDO - A SICILIAN
Honorable Mention: Joe "Leisure Master" Desmond (Rhum Rhum Room), Bernie Courtines (Loungerati)

Happy Repeal Day! Three Cheers for Utah!!

Salt Lake City's Oldest Bar opened Dec 5, 1933
On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution became the law of the land. This piece of legislation repealed the 18th Amendment's Prohibition of alcohol. The last state to ratify the amendment in the State conventions, thus passing the 3/4 majority required to amend the Constitution under Article 5, was Utah! So let's all toast Utah!
XXI Amendment 

Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
On December 5, 2006, Loungerati was born on a cocktail napkin at a bar called Brooklyn Social in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and memorialized with the epic Lounge Doctrine delivered by The Senator at the Algonquin Hotel bar the following year. Loungerati continues to serve as an outlet to those who enjoy Lounge culture, the sporting life, exquisite cocktails, classic music, and a good time!

To toast this joyous occasion try out a modern take on the classic rye buck from one of Salt Lake City's top barman - Jacob Hall of Bar X, Utah's oldest post-prohibition bar!

 Mr. November
adapted by Jacob Hall for Bar X

1.5 oz rye whiskey (try High West Double Rye!)
.5 oz fresh ginger juice
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 simple syrup
2 barspoons muddled cooked bell pepper
candied ginger
bell pepper slice

Tools: Mixing tins, jigger, rocks glass, Hawthorne strainer,

Method: Muddle the cooked bell pepper in a mixing tin,, add the rest of the ingredients and then ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with candied ginger and bell pepper slice.

Please raise a toast December 5th to celebrate your right to imbibe and Loungerati's 8th Birthday!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Best of Lounge 2014 - Vote Early and Often!

Welcome to the Best of Lounge 2014 Voting!

Queen Esther & The Hot Five at The Salon

The categories open for your consideration are: 

Best New Cocktail Bar/Lounge
  • Boilermaker (New York)
  • Spirited (Brooklyn)
  • The Gilroy (New York)
  • The Happiest Hour (New York)
  • Elephant Bar at The NoMad Hotel (New York)
Best New York Cocktail Bar/Lounge 
  • Clover Club (Brooklyn)
  • Maison Premiere (Brooklyn)
  • Attaboy (New York)
  • Employees Only (New York)
  • The Dead Rabbit (New York)
Best New York Hotel Bar
  • Rum House at The Edison Hotel
  • Lantern's Keep at The Iroquois Hotel
  • Elephant Bar at The NoMad Hotel
  • Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel
  • King Cole Bar at St. Regis Hotel
Most Sought After Ingredient/Bar tool for the Home Bar
  • Green Spot Single Pot Irish Whiskey
  • Amaro Montenegro
  • Retro style ice tapper from Cocktail Kingdom
  • Denim Bar Apron from Ben Davis
  • Death and Company Cocktail Book
Best Barfood 
  • Chicken Soup at Employees Only
  • The Burger at Hudson Malone
  • The Krispie Fried Chicken at Fedora
  • Tuna Tartare at Crimson and Rye
  • Oyster Happy Hour at The Dead Rabbit
Best Burlesque Act, Event or Space 
  • The Return of the Slipper Room
  • Peacock Party at Duane Park with Francine and Evelyn Vinyl
  • NY Burlesque Festival - Angie Pontani
  • Wassabassco 10th Anniversary Extravaganza
  • Drunken Dragon Festival at Macao Trading Co - Calamity "The Asian Sexation" Chang
Best Dressed Lounger
  • Eff Blangiardo, Pontif of Sprezzatura
  • Michael Haar, Barber and Radioflyer
  • Queen Esther, Chanteuse and Belle of the Ball
  • David Lochner, Philly's Finest Haberdasher
  • Dandy Wellington, Song and Dance Man
Diane L. Naegel Award for Best Lounge/Retro/Vintage Event
  • Club Wit's End 6th Annual Black Cat Masquerade
  • Jazz Age Picnic at Governor's Island
  • The Salon at Players Club
  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala at NY Public Library
  • Club Wit's End Monthly Jazz Age Party at Flute

Viva La Music Award: Best Jazz/Swing/Lounge Band
  • JC Hopkins Biggish Band at Minton's Harlem
  • Queen Esther and The Hot Five
  • Michael Arenella andThe Dreamland Orchestra
  • Dandy Wellington and His Band
  • Terry Waldo, Ragtime piano man at Dead Rabbit and Rum House
David A. Embury Award: Best Cocktail of 2014
  • The After Dark (Old Forester bourbon, Cynar, cold brew coffee, egg white, chocolate bitters), The Rest, Salt Lake City
  • Old Oscar (Woodford Reserve bourbon, Campari, Amaro Montenegro, Ancho Reyes,  Aztec chocolate bitters), Francis Verrall of The Gilroy, NYC
  • Stinger (Green Spot Single Pot Irish whiskey, Fernet Branca Menta, demerara syrup, Dead Rabbit Orinoco Bitters) The Dead Rabbit, NYC 
  • Link Ray (Celery, Suze, lime, cane, soda and choice of rum, gin or tequila), The Happiest Hour, NYC
  • Man About Town (Old Overholt rye, Cocchi vermouth, Aperol, Campari, flaming orange zest), Crimson and Rye, NYC
Additional categories will be voted by the Loungerati editors and include:
  • Best Saloon
  • Best Seat in the House
  • Best Cocktail for the Road
  • Best of the International Bar
  • Best Dive aka the Gutter Award
  • Don't Bruise The Ice Award for Premier Ice Program
  • Brian F. Paynter Award: Lounger Number One
Deadline to cast your votes is November 30th, the winners will be announced on Loungerati's 8th birthday Dec 5th (Repeal Day of course).

Cheers!

Fredo, Eff, & The Senator


The After Dark at The Rest, SLC

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Best of Lounge 2013 - Winners

And the 2013 Brian Paynter Award for Lounger Number One goes to ....
J. WALTER HAWKES,  Jazz Giant, Trombone man, and Ukulele Aficionado
(artwork by Dave Stolte)


The Loungerati readers have voted via Survey Monkey for the 2013 Best of Lounge Awards and the results are in:

Lounge Scene Awards 
Best Burlesque Act or Performer: DRUNKEN DRAGON FESTIVAL at MACAO (Calamity Chang, Minx Arcana, Gal Friday, and Perle Noire) 
Honorable Mention: Gotham Burlesque at the Triad Theatre, Nuit Blanche: Dolls After Dark at Beaumarchais, Take Back the 80s Burlesque (Francine The Lucid Dream and Minnie the Moocha), Coney Island's Enchanted Tiki Room (Left Lucy & Co.)

Diane L. Naegel Award for Best Lounge or Vintage Event: JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY AT GOVERNOR'S ISLAND
Honorable Mention: Club Wit's End 5th Annual Black Cat Masquerade, Loungerati Staff Beefsteak Dinner, The Salon: New Year's Eve Eve Party at DL Lounge, Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala at NY Public Library

Viva La Musica Award for Best Jazz, Lounge, or Swing Band: TERRY WALDO, PIANO MAN
Honorable Mention: Michael Arenella & Dreamland orchestra, Dandy Wellington & His Band, JC Hopkins Biggish Band, Gelber & Manning

Most Sought After Ingredient for the Home Bar: DEAD RABBIT ORINOCO BITTERS by Dr. Adam Elmegirab
Honorable Mention: Leather Work Apron from Moore & Giles, Dale DeGroff's Pimento Aromatic Bitters, Home Bar Basics (and not so basics) manual by Dave Stolte, Tuthiltown Distillery Barrel Aging Kit

Best Dressed LoungerEFF BLANGIARDO of Loungerati
Honorable Mention: Robert Kennedy (Tie Man), Michael Haar (Barber Extraordinaire), Dandy Wellington (Song and Dance man), Grace Gotham (Scintillating Chanteuse)

Cocktail Bars and Lounges
Best New Cocktail Bar or LoungeTHE DEAD RABBIT GROCERY & GROG (New York)
Honorable mention:  Attaboy (New York), Golden Cadillac (New York), Sweet Leaf (Queens), Long Island Bar (Brooklyn)

Best New York Cocktail Bar or LoungeCLOVER CLUB (Brooklyn)
Honorable Mention: Employees Only (New York), Death & Company (New York), Dutch Kills (Queens)

Best BarfoodOyster Happy Hour - MAISON PREMIERE (Brooklyn)
Honorable Mention: Charcuterie - Employees Only (New York),  Bill's Burger - Bill's Food & Drink (New York), Scotch Egg - Dead Rabbit (New York)

Best of the NY Hotel Bars: THE RUM HOUSE at EDISON HOTEL (New York)
Honorable Mention: Library Bar at NoMad Hotel (New York), Lantern's Keep at the Iroquois Hotel (New York), Bemelmans Bar at Carlyle Hotel (New York)

David A. Embury Award for Best Cocktail of 2013THE MIDTOWN, Bryan Schneider for Quality Italian (New York)
Honorable Mention: Brancolada by Jeremy Ortel for Donna Cocktail Lounge (Brooklyn), Spanish Crown by Maxwell Britten for Maison Premiere (Brooklyn)

Editor and Staff Picks:
Best Seat in the HouseParlour Bar Seat at THE DEAD RABBIT (New York)
Honorable mention: Standing room at the bar - Prime Meats (Brooklyn), Seat F14 at Clover Club (Brooklyn), Corner bar seat at Attaboy (New York)

Best Cocktail for the RoadToronto Cocktail from Jillian Vose of DEATH & COMPANY (New York)
Honorable Mention: Manhattan on Tap at Saxon & Parole (New York), Cynar Julep, Sable Kitchen & Bar (Chicago), Daiquiri shots at Berkshire Room (Chicago)

Best SaloonBAR X (Salt Lake City)
Honorable Mention: Daddy-O(New York), Grace 365 (New York), Ward III (New York), Alewife (Queens)

Best of the InternationalsARTESIAN BAR at LANGHAM HOTEL (London)
Honorable Mention:  American Bar at the Savoy Hotel (London), Kelvin Grove Cafe (Edinburgh),White Lyan (London), Night Jar (London)

Best Dive aka "The Gutter Award": TRACKS in Penn Station (New York)
Honorable Mention: Jimmy's Corner (New York), Montero Bar & Grill (Brooklyn), Arthur's Tavern (New York)

Don't Bruise the Ice Award for Best Ice ProgramSAXON & PAROLE (New York)
Honorable Mention: Dutch Kills Bar (Queens), Booker & Dax (New York), Little Branch (New York), Violet Hour (Chicago)

Brian F. Paynter Award for Lounger Number One: J. WALTER HAWKES - Jazz Giant
Honorable Mention: Robert Kennedy (OcTIEBer), Patrick Soluri (The Salon), Fredo Ceraso (Loungerati)