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 
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)

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)

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