Who was selected the Best Bartender? Best Local Group? Which venue was named Best Dance Club? Where did our readers choose as the Best Place to Cure a Hangover?
ATLANTIC CITY — It’s that time of the year again. The votes have been counted and the winners have been named for the 4th annual ACWeekly.com Readers’ Choice Nightlife Awards. Every year, since 2009, the best in the local nightlife industry have been honored by our readers to receive awards in a myriad of categories ranging from Best Dance Club to Best DJ.
This year, several new categories were added, including Best Place to Cure a Hangover, Worst Place to Bring Your Mom, and the Best LGBT Party Place. The winners, announced for the first time here, will be celebrated at our annual awards-ceremony bash, which continues to become a bigger, more extravagant event with each passing year.
This year’s bash on Thursday, Jan. 26, promises to be the best one yet featuring a special show chronicling the ever-changing live music eras in nightlife — which is a natural fit for the hosting venue, the Night Fever Dance Club at Resorts Casino Hotel.
In addition to this year’s festivities, which will bring out the who’s-who of the regional nightlife scene, Resorts is offering a room special, which includes free entrance into the party after 7pm, $20 in food credit and $10 in slot cash. To get the deal ($69), visit Resortsac.com and use the code: PACNA2. The deal is only good for Thursday night, Jan. 26, so book your rooms today if you want to stay.
Don’t miss out on joining us in celebrating all of the top nightlife action of the area. Special thanks from Atlantic City Weekly go out to everybody who continues to support the local nightlife scene, the thousands who voted, our host venue Night Fever Dance Club, show producer Mark A. Dahl, as well as the team at Resorts Casino Hotel, which helped us put the awards party together.
Now, as you’ve been anticipating, here are your 2012 AC Weekly Readers’ Choice Nightlife Awards winners. For more on past and present awards and info regarding voting for 2013, as well as video and photos from the event, visit acweekly.com/nightlife.
Party rockers, party on.
2012 AC Weekly Nightlife Awards Winners
(Awards are given for an Atlantic City casino venue, and a regional venue when applicable. Regional winners are listed after the casino winner.)
Best Dance Club: The Pool at Harrah’s
Best DJ: DJ Jason E of The Pool After Dark; DJ B Easy
Hottest Club Dancers: mur.mur at Borgata
Best Bottle Service: Dusk at Caesars
Best Industry Night: The Pool at Harrah’s
Best Drink Specials: Mountain Bar at Bally’s; Scales
Best Place to Pre-Game: Mountain Bar at Bally’s; Souzai at The Pier
Best Happy Hour: Mountain Bar at Bally’s; Souzai at The Pier
Best Sports Bar: A’Dam Good Sports Bar at Tropicana Quarter; Chickie’s & Pete’s
Best Beer Selection: Firewaters at Tropicana; Tun Tavern
Best Bartender: Tony Matuzsan; Jason Solari (Souzai)
Best Lounge for Live Entertainment: Ego Bar at the Taj Mahal; Le Grand Fromage
Best Karaoke: Planet Rose at Tropicana Quarter; Rod n Reel
Best Lounge Act: Beth Tinnon
Best Comedy Club: Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret at Tropicana Quarter
Best Club to Find Celebrities: Dusk at Caesars
Best Beach Bar: Sammy’s Beach Bar at Bally’s; Laguna Grill
Best Local Hangout: Ducktown Tavern
Best Irish Bar: Irish Pub
Best After-Hours Spot: 32 Degrees at Tropicana Quarter; Chelsea Pub
Best Place for Girls’ Night Out: Night Fever Dance Club at Resorts; The Melting Pot
Best Place for Guys’ Night Out: Boogie Nights; Diving Horse
Best Gentleman’s Club: Diving Horse
Best Local Group: 120
Best New Place to Party: 21 Bar at Dusk; Diving Horse
Worst Place to Bring Your Mom: Diving Horse
Best Wine Selection: Fornelletto at Borgata; Phillips at The Pier
Best Place for Late-Night Munchies: Bill’s Burger Bar at Harrah’s; Ducktown Tavern
Best Place to Pick Up a One-Night Stand: The Pool at Harrah’s
Best Place to Cure a Hangover: Ducktown Tavern
Best Club to Fist Pump: The Pool at Harrah’s
Best Nightlife Promoter: Next Level
Best LGBT Party Place: Pro Bar (Prohibition) at Resorts
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