Saturday, November 21, 2015

Best of Lounge 2015 - Vote Early and Often!

The superb Shaddock and Smoke Cocktail
from the Up and Up  in NYC
Click here to VOTE!

The categories open for your consideration are: 
Best New Cocktail Bar/Lounge
  • Slowly Shirley (New York)
  • Leyenda (Brooklyn)
  • Dante (New York)
  • Grand Army Bar (Brooklyn)
  • Up and Up (New York)
  • Mother of Pearl (New York)
Best New York Cocktail Bar/Lounge 
  • Clover Club (Brooklyn)
  • Maison Premiere (Brooklyn)
  • Long Island Bar (Brooklyn)
  • Pouring Ribbons (New York)
  • Employees Only (New York)
  • The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog (New York)
  • Death and Company (New York)
  • Attaboy (New York)
  • ZZ's Clam Bar (New York)
  • Dutch Kills (Queens)
  • Seamstress (New York)
Best New York Hotel Bar
  • The Rum House at The Edison Hotel
  • Lantern's Keep at The Iroquois Hotel
  • Elephant Bar at The NoMad Hotel
  • King Cole Bar at St. Regis Hotel
  • Bemelmans Bar at Carlyle Hotel
Most Sought After Ingredient/Bar tool for the Home Bar
  • Ragtime Rye Whiskey from NY Distilling Company
  • Amaro Montenegro
  • BeachBum Berry's Skull bar spoon from Cocktail Kingdom
  • Cynar 70 Proof 
  • Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual
Best Barfood 
  • Chicken Soup at Employees Only
  • The Cheeseburger at Happiest Hour
  • Tacos at Leyenda
  • Carrot Tartare at the Elephant Bar in NoMad Hotel
  • Oyster Happy Hour at The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Best Burlesque Act, Event or Space 
  • Hazel Honeysuckle
  • Medianoche
  • Flatiron Follies  - Grace Gotham
  • Le Scandal, variety burlesque show
  • Slipper Room venue
  • Calamity "The Asian Sexation" Chang
Best Dressed Lounger
  • Eff Blangiardo, Scion of Sprezzatura
  • Marlo Gamora, Barman and Shutterbug
  • Queen Esther, Chanteuse and Belle of the Ball
  • Fredo Ceraso, Italian guy in a bow tie
  • Nicole Desmond, Gal about Town, Stunner
  • Dandy Wellington, Dandy extraordinaire,Song and Dance Man
Diane L. Naegel Award for Best Lounge/Retro/Vintage Event
  • Club Wit's End 7th Annual Black Cat Masquerade
  • Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governor's Island
  • The Salon: Mad Men at Players Club
  • The Salon: Playboy Swings at Players Club
  • The Tweed Ride, Brooklyn
Viva La Music Award: Best Jazz/Swing/Lounge Band
  • Brian Newman Orchestra at the Rainbow Room
  • Queen Esther and The Hot Five
  • Michael Arenella and The Dreamland Orchestra
  • Dandy Wellington and His Band
  • Terry Waldo, Ragtime piano man
David A. Embury Award: Best Cocktail of 2015
  • Fountainhead (Gin, oloroso sherry, lemon, Branca Menta, mint, and seltzer), Grand Army Bar, Brooklyn, NY
  • Shaddock and Smoke (Ardbeg Scotch, grapefruit liqueur, Amaretto, lemon juice, and seltzer), Up and Up, Greenwich Village, NY
  • Cleopatra (Avua Prata cachaca, bison grass vodka, pandan extract, banana cordial, lime), Slowly Shirley, Greenwich Village, NY 
  • Noche Buena (East India sherry, scotch, Jamaican rum, coffee liqueur, cinnamon, egg, aromatic bitters, nutmeg), Leyenda, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Garibaldi (Campari and fresh juice of one orange - no really, it is amazing!), Dante, Greenwich Village, NY
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 9th birthday Dec 5th (Repeal Day of course).

The Loungers

Fredo Ceraso and Damon Dyer man the bar at The Salon: Playboy Swings
Photo courtesy of barfly Will Luong.