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)
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)

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