Published on June 6th, 2014 | by Alexa


The Big Apple Meets the Big Easy: Spirited Awards Finalists from NYC

This year marks the 8th annual Spirited Awards® at Tales of the Cocktail®, the world’s premiere cocktail festival. The awards recognize both national and international honorees across 23 categories  and bring together some of the industry’s best talent.  Every nominee is a winner in our book, but we’re especially proud of the strong New York showing. If you’re looking to scope out some of the best of the best, look no further than this list.

In no particular order, here are New Y0rk bars and bartenders who made the finalists cut for this year’s Spirit Awards:

American Bartender of the Year
Jeff Bell of PDT

Best American Bar Team
Employees Only

Best American Cocktail Bar
The Dead Rabbit 

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar
Employees Only 

Best American Restaurant Bar
Gramercy Tavern
The NoMad

Best New American Cocktail Bar
ZZ’s Clam Bar

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
Pouring Ribbons

World’s Best Drinks Selection
The Dead Rabbit 

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Alexa is the co-founder of and a passionate foodie and New Yorker. She's a digital marketer by trade, start-up junkie, and karaoke queen. You can find her on Twitter @alexa.

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