Monday, December 5, 2016

Best of Lounge - 2016

The Loungerati have voted and the 2016 Best of Lounge Awards go to:

Lounge Scene Awards 
Best Burlesque Act or Performer: CALAMITY CHANG
Honorable Mention: Rosie Cheeks, Gal Friday Burlesque

Diane L. Naegel Award for Best Lounge or Vintage Event: DARDANELLA at The Plaza Hotel 
Honorable Mention: The Salon's New Year's Eve Eve Party, Dances of Vice - Phantasmagorey

Viva La Musica Award for Best Jazz, Lounge, or Swing Band: QUEEN ESTHER & HER HOT FIVE
Honorable Mention: Dandy Wellington & His Band, Brian Newman Orchestra at the Rainbow Room

Most Sought After Ingredient for the Home Bar: REGARDING COCKTAILS by SASHA PETRASKE
Honorable Mention: Amer Picon, Del Maguey Mezcal Chichicapa

Best Dressed LoungerJ ROSSER LOMAX (Suntory's Man)
Honorable Mention: Marlo Gamora (Barman & Ambassador), Eff Blangiardo (Scion of Sprezzatura)

Cocktail Bars and Lounges
Best New Cocktail Bar or LoungeTHE BENNETT (New York)
Honorable mention:  Suffolk Arms (New York), August Laura (Brooklyn)

Best New York Cocktail Bar or LoungeCLOVER CLUB (Brooklyn)
Honorable Mention: Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog (New York), Attaboy (New York)

Best Barfood: SEAFOOD PLATEAU at GRAND ARMY (Brooklyn)
Honorable Mention: Mutton Burger at Seamstress (New York), Matzo Ball Soup at Suffolk Arms (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 Iroquois Hotel (New York)

David A. Embury Award for Best Cocktail of 2016AMARETTO SOUR (Gozio amaretto, Don Ciccio & Figlio Nocino, lemon, lime, simple) at the AUGUST LAURA (Brooklyn)
Honorable Mention: Loops Lips Sink Ships at Slowly Shirley (New York), Casa Rosada at Grand Army (Brooklyn)

Editor and Staff Picks:
Best Seat in the HouseERNEST HEMINGWAY BARSEAT at BLACKTAIL (New York)
Honorable mention: Seat F14 at Clover Club (Brooklyn), Dugout seats at Rum House (New York)

Best Cocktail for the RoadPERONI NEGRONI at DUTCH FRED'S(New York)
Honorable Mention: Modelo can & shot of Cynar at The Pennsy (New York), Trinidad Sour at Suffolk Arms (New York)

Best SaloonDEAD RABBIT GROCERY & GROG TAP ROOM (New York)
Honorable Mention: Sons & Daughters (New York), Dutch Fred's (New York)

Best American Tiki Experience: A tie: LOST LAKE (Chicago)
Honorable Mention: Tiki Mondays with Miller at Pouring Ribbons (New York), Smuggler's Cove (San Francisco), Latitude 29 (New Orleans)

Best of the InternationalsOLD CROW (Zurich)
Honorable Mention:  The Oriole (London), Sherry Butt (Paris)

Best Dive aka "The Gutter Award"JIMMY'S CORNER (New York)
Honorable Mention: Fanelli's Cafe (New York), Milano's (New York) 

Brian F. Paynter Award for Lounger Number One: PATRICK SOLURI (Maestro, Musician, Producer)

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