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).


Fredo, Eff, & The Senator

The After Dark at The Rest, SLC