Do you wish you could give an extra thanks to your favorite bartender, the one puts a little extra love in those cocktails every weekend and maybe even knows your name? Well, here’s your chance to honour the Bartender of the Year in the 2013 Vancouver Nightlife Awards (VNA’s), an event presented by clubZone on June 10 at the Commodore Ballroom. This year’s 10th annual event is expected to bring together over 1,000 nightlife professionals, celebrating the best people, venues and events in the industry.
Last year’s winner, Jaime Rogers from The Charles Bar, didn’t make the cut in 2013, but this year’s five finalists are certainly the best people slinging drinks in the city. Nominees include Dee Poon from AuBar, Jamie Olson from Bar None, JW Tatum from Ginger62, Lynsey Hayes from Vinyl and Neil Hailey from Barcelona. Each nominee is clearly exceptional, yet only one bartender can claim the title of Bartender of the Year!
VNA 2013 Bartender of the Year Finalists
Dee Poon – AuBar
Dee Poon crafts cocktails for swanky AuBar’s eclectic mix of partiers, including high-energy ragers and chilled out VIPs. From dancers to drinkers, Ms. Poon has you covered.
Jamie Olson – Bar None
At Bar None, Jamie Olson shakes, stirs and pours for trendy downtowners at this New York style club. Jamie helps set the mood behind the bar as partiers step out of Vancouver and into Soho at this upscale establishment.
JW Tatum – Ginger62
With house beats in the background, JW Tatum is a chemist behind the bar at Ginger62. Gin and tonic; what’s that? At Ginger62, expect premium pours like the Salida del Sol, with Cazadores Reposado tequila, giffard passion fruit syrup, lime, bittered sling grapefruit & hops bitters, lonetree cider and hibiscus flower salt.
See Playboy Energy Drink Canada’s Q&A with JW to get to know him a bit better.
Lynsey Hayes – Vinyl
Disco divas at Vinyl line up for Lynsey Hayes’ expert creations in this retro dance lounge. A woman of many talents, Lynsey is a fashion photographer by day and bartender at night.
Neil Hailey – Barcelona
At this world-class, boutique style nightclub, Neil Hailey expertly serves daters and dancers enjoying Barcelona’s brand new state-of-the-art sound system.
Who do you think deserves the title of Vancouver’s Bartender of the Year? Cast your vote before May 31st!
Feature image: VIPBartending.com
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