Industry drink-stravaganza Tales of the Cocktail wrapped up on Saturday, and those who made it through the whole week without being 86'd weren't the only winners to walk away from the New Orleans-based boozing conference: four New York establishments made it home with hardware (... or certificates? We're really not sure what they hand out -- maybe ribbons??). And the hometown heroes are...
2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award winners:
Best American Cocktail Bar: The Dead Rabbit
Best American Restaurant Bar: The NoMad
Best Bar Mentor: Dushan Zaric (of Employees Only)
World’s Best Drinks Selection: The Dead Rabbit (again!)
Tyler Beckwith is an Editorial Assistant at Thrillist and nominee for 2015 Best American Cocktail Drinker. Follow him on Twitter.