Tales of the Cocktail Announces Its Nominees for Best Bars, Tenders


The boozefest-slash-cocktailing convention that is Tales of the Cocktail will take place July 21-25 in New Orleans. Each year, a mini awards ceremony names the best bars and bartenders in the country and beyond. This year, the nominees are …

Best American Cocktail Bar

The Clover Club, Brooklyn
Death & Co., New York
Rickhouse, San Francisco
The Varnish, Los Angeles

World’s Best Hotel Bar

The Artesian at the Langham, London
The Bar at the Connaught Hotel, London
Florida Room at the Delano, Florida
Hemingway Bar, Paris

World’s Best Drinks Selection

Artesian Bar at the Langham Hotel, London
Bar Lebensstern in Café Einstein, Berlin
Macao Trading Co., New York
Widder Bar, Zurich

American Bartender of the Year

Eric Alperin, the Varnish
Kenta Goto, the Pegu Club
Murray Stenson, Zig Zag
Sam Ross, Milk & Honey

International Bartender of the Year

Agostino Perrone, the Connaught Hotel, London
Brian Miller, Death & Co., New York
Salvatore Calabrese, London
Sam Ross, Milk & Honey, New York

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar

Cure, New Orleans
Dutch Kills, Queens
Mayahuel, New York
Rickhouse, San Francisco

World’s Best Cocktail Bar

69 Colebrooke Row, London
The Cocktail Bar at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast
Death & Co., New York
Quo Vadis, London