Here are the winners from AC Weekly's First Bartender Awards, with photos from the ceremony, held at the Diving Horse in Atlantic City May 17.
The First Bartender Awards ceremony, presented by AC Weekly and hosted by the Diving Horse in Atlantic City, honored the best of the region’s bartenders as voted by AC Weekly readers on Thursday, May 17. Awards were handed out in a variety of categories. The winners are below. (Note: A winner was selected from an Atlantic City casino, as well as a regional venue.)
Most Personable: Marley Pfeffer (Pro Bar, Resorts), Lauren Feldeisen (Fred and Ethel’s, Smithville)
Best Mixoligist: Liz Barassaban (Gypsy Bar, Borgata), John Finger (Ducktown, Atlantic City)
Sexiest Female Bartender: Marley Pfeffer, Laura Michelle (Diving Horse, Atlantic City)
Sexiest Male Bartender: Mike Doelp (Grotto, Golden Nugget), Andrew Salerno (Smithville Inn, Smithville)
Best Bar Back: Nelson Pacheco (Gypsy Bar), Dan Russo (Fred and Ethel’s)
Best Bar Team: Pro Bar, Smithville Hospitality
The entrepreneurial drive and outside-the-box disposition that Resorts’ late CEO Dennis Gomes was so well known for manifested itself in the Pro Bar — the first in-casino gay nightclub in Atlantic City’s history that opened a year ago in tandem with the celebrity- and female-impersonation revue show Believe: Divas in a Man’s World.
Among Muhammad Ali's multitude of quotes was "It ain't braggin' if you can do it," and the Gypsy Bar can indisputably boast the best tequila selection in southern New Jersey. The popular Borgata nigh...
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When Steve Andrade created his female impersonator show Believe. Divas in a Man’s World for Resorts, he hoped that it would be popular enough to be extended beyond the initial contract. He really did “believe.” The show just celebrated its one year anniversary at Resorts with no reason to think it is leaving any time soon.
“I’m very much looking forward to visiting Atlantic City,” says de Medici, who will also be in attendance during Saturday night’s post party at the Pro Bar at Resorts.
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“It’s not just being able to pump out as many drinks as you can, it’s making sure that the quality of each drink is good. With me it was basically a case of challenging myself and pushing myself, and that’s what really drew me to bartending.”
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