The best bars and bartenders were lauded last week at Time Out LA’s inaugural Bar Awards in the historic The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA. The cocktail culture has grown leaps and bounds in the past few years, so it was only fitting that we should commend those who were rising above the fray and setting the standard for bars in Los Angeles.
Yes, it is an honor to be nominated, but it is also a pleasure to win. Below are the winners from last nights events, along with their nominated brethren, so you can check out these fine establishments and judge for yourself.
Please raise a glass! Cheers LA!
TIME OUT BAR AWARDS WINNERS
Bar of the Year
The Spare Room
Fellow Nominees: Melrose Umbrella Co., Scopa Italian Roots, The Corner Door
Best New Cocktail Bar
The Walker Inn
Fellow Nominees: The Fiscal Agent, Everson Royce Bar, Old Lightning
Best Bar Team
Fellow Nominees: The Normandie Club, The Spare Room, Melrose Umbrella Co.
Best LA Mainstay
Fellow Nominees: The Roger Room, Harvard & Stone, Tony’s Saloon
Best Bar Design
Break Room 86
Fellow Nominees: E.P. & L.P., Now Boarding, Clifton’s Cafeteria
Best Restaurant Bar
Fellow Nominees: Bestia DTLA, Redbird, Broken Spanish
Best Culinary Cocktail Bar
Birch Los Angeles
Fellow Nominees: Gracias Madre, Otium, The Walker Inn
For more photos from the event by Jakob N. Layman, head over to TimeOut LA for their coverage.