United States Bartenders’ Guild Tucson Chapter 3rd Annual Tucson Bar Awards Winners

The United States Bartenders’ Guild Tucson Chapter held their 3rd Annual Tucson Bar Awards on Sunday, December 17, honoring the top bars, restaurants, and bartenders in Tucson.

Peers and members of the USBG Tucson voted for the award winners, ranging from various categories such as “Best Cocktail Bartender” and “Local Producer of the Year.”

United States Bartenders Guild Tucson Chapter Award Winners

  • Best High-Volume Bartender – Barb Trujillo, Hotel Congress
  • Best Neighborhood Bartender – Nicole Dybel, Che’s Lounge
  • Best Cocktail Bartender – David Clark, Hotel Congress
  • Rookie of the Year Bartender – Melissa Sotelo, La Cocina
  • Bartender of the Year – Allison Baron, La Cocina
  • Bar of the Year – Che’s Lounge
  • Neighborhood Bar of the Year – Saint Charles Tavern
  • Cocktail Bar of the Year – Sidecar
  • Restaurant Bar of the Year – Kingfisher
  • College Bar of the Year – No Anchovies
  • Beer/Wine Bar of the Year – Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar
  • Local Producer of the Year – Hamilton Distillers
  • Community Leader – Jo Schneider, Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea
  • Bar Team of the Year – Hotel Congress

USBG is an organization of beverage service professionals dedicated to continued refinement of their craft through education, involvement with other industry professionals, and cocktail competitions.

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