Sunday, November 10, 2013

Best of Lounge 2013 - The Voting Begins

McIlroy & Ross of Attaboy up for Best New Cocktail Bar

Welcome to the Best of Lounge 2013 Voting!

The categories open for your consideration are: 

Best New Cocktail Bar/Lounge
  • Golden Cadillac (New York)
  • Long Island Bar (Brooklyn)
  • Sweet Leaf (Queens)
  • Dead Rabbit (New York)
  • Attaboy (New York)
    Best New York Cocktail Bar/Lounge 
    • Clover Club (Brooklyn)
    • Dutch Kills (Queens)
    • Death & Company (New York)
    • Employees Only (New York)
    • Amor y Amargo (New York)
    Best New York Hotel Bar
    • Rum House at Edison Hotel
    • Lantern's Keep at Iroquois Hotel
    • Library Bar at NoMad Hotel
    • Bemelmans Bar at Carlyle Hotel
    • King Cole Bar at St. Regis Hotel
    Most Sought After Ingredient/Bar tool for the Home Bar
    • Dale DeGroff's Pimento Aromatic Bitters 
    • "Home Bar Basics (and not so basics)" manual by Dave Stolte
    • Tuthilltown Distillery Barrel Aging Kit
    • Leather Work Apron from Moore & Giles
    • Dead Rabbit Orinoco Bitters by Dr. Adam Elmegirab
    Best Barfood 
    • Charcuterie at Employees Only
    • Scotch Egg at The Dead Rabbit
    • Bill's Burger at Bill's Food & Drink
    • Derby Cobb Salad at the Astor Room
    • Oyster Happy Hour at Maison Premiere
    Best Burlesque Act or Performance 
    • Coney Island's Enchanted Tiki Room, Lefty Lucy & Co.
    • Take Back the 80s Burlesque - Francine "The Lucid Dream"
    • Gotham Burlesque at Triad Theatre
    • Nuit Blanche: Dolls After Dark at Beaumarchais
    • Drunken Dragon at Macao - Calamity "The Asian Sexation" Chang & Minx Arcana
    Best Dressed Lounger
    • Eff Blangiardo, Acolyte of Sprezzatura
    • Michael Haar, Barber and Radioflyer
    • Grace Gotham, Chanteuse and Burlesque vixen 
    • Robert Kennedy, OcTIEber aficionado
    • Dandy Wellington, Song and Dance Man
    Diane L. Naegel Award for Best Lounge/Retro/Vintage Event
    • Club Wit's End 5th Annual Black Cat Masquerade
    • Jazz Age Picnic at Governor's Island
    • The Salon: New Year's Eve Eve at DL Lounge
    • Loungerati Staff Beefsteak Dinner
    • Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala at NY Public Library
    Viva La Music Award: Best Jazz/Swing/Lounge Band
    • JC Hopkins Biggish Band
    • Michael Arenella & The Dreamland Orchestra
    • Gelber & Manning
    • Dandy Wellington & His Band
    • Terry Waldo, Ragtime piano man at Dead Rabbit and Rum House
    David A. Embury Award: Best Cocktail of 2013
    • The Midtown (Booker's Bourbon, house made sweet vermouth, Nardini Amaro, Maraschino, grapefruit peel, burnt sugar sour cherry), Bryan Schneider for Quality Italian
    • Brancolada (Branca Menta, Appleton Estate V/X, coconut cream, pineapple juice, orange juice, mint sprig), Jeremy Ortel for Donna Cocktail Lounge
    • Spanish Crown (Lemon-grass infused mezcal, Suze, creme de violette, La Gitana sherry, blueberries), Maxwell Britten for Maison Premiere
    • Banker's Punch (Redbreast 12 Year Cask Strength Irish Whiskey, Dead Rabbit Jamaican Rum Mix, fresh lime juice, raspberry cordial, Dead Rabbit Orinoco Bitters, dashes Graham’s LBV Port Wine), The Dead Rabbit
    • Form of Flattery (El Dorado 12 Year Rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, beet juice, nutmeg Falernum, grapefruit peel), Pouring Ribbons Bar
      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 Bars
      • 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 7th birthday Dec 5th (Repeal Day of course).


      Fredo, Eff, & The Senator

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