GSN Alert: 2012 Eater Bartender Award Winners

Here are the winners of the 2012 Eater Bartender Awards. Eater’s local editors in 19 cities nominated candidates. Eater readers then voted to narrow the field to a final three in each category. From that final three, the Eater editorial team chose the winner. The Eater National brain trust then got together to decide the national winners for those categories.

=== NATIONAL ===
Bartender of the Year
Winner: Tristan Willey, Booker and Dax, NYC

=== ATLANTA ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Greg Best, Paul Calvert, Navarro Carr, Miles Macquarrie, Nate Shuman
Finalists: Greg Best, Miles Macquarrie, Nate Shuman
Winner: Greg Best

=== AUSTIN ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Pam Pritchard, Denis O’Donnell, Jason Stevens, Tacy Rowland, Steven Robbins
Finalists: Denis O’Donnell, Tacy Rowland, Jason Stevens
Winner: Denis O’Donnell

=== BOSTON ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Scott Holliday, Sam Treadway, Misty Kalkofen, Nicole Lebedevitch, Noon Inthasuwan
Finalists: Nicole Lebedevitch, Sam Treadway, Noon Inthasuwan
Winner: Sam Treadway

=== CHARLESTON ===
Bartender Of The Year
Nominees: John Aquino, Jackson Holland, Brooks Reitz, Joey Ryan, Roderick Hale Weaver
Finalists: Jackson Holland, Brooks Reitz, Roderick Hale Weaver
Winner: Brooks Reitz

=== CHICAGO ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Charles Joly, Michael Simon, Stephen Cole, Danny Shapiro, Clint Rogers
Finalists: Danny Shapiro, Charles Joly, Michael Simon
Winner: Danny Shapiro, Scofflaw

=== DALLAS ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Brian McCullough, J.W. Tate, Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, Rocco Milano, Gabe Sanchez
Finalists: J.W. Tate, Rocco Milano, Gabe Sanchez
Winner: Rocco Milano

=== DENVER ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Randy Layman, Bryan Dayton, Ryan Conklin, Kevin Burke, Courtney Wilson
Finalists: Randy Layman, Bryan Dayton, Courtney Wilson
Winner: Randy Layman

=== HOUSTON ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Billy Boyd, Alexander Gregg, Lindsay Heffron, Jeremy Olivier, Yael Vengroff
Finalists: Billy Boyd, Alexander Gregg, Lindsay Heffron
Winner: Billy Boyd

=== LAS VEGAS ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: J.R. Starkus at RM Seafood, George Sproule at Vesper Bar, Patricia Richards at Wynn Las Vegas, Jessica Fitzmeyer at Culinary Dropout, Ray Srp at Savile Row
Finalists: J.R. Starkus at RM Seafood, George Sproule at Vesper Bar, Patricia Richards at Wynn Las Vegas
Winner: Patricia Richards at Wynn Las Vegas

=== LOS ANGELES ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Vincenzo Marianella, Aidan Demarest
Finalists: Devon Espinosa, Mia Sarazen
Winner: Josh Goldman/Julian Cox

=== MAINE ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Guy Streitburger, Gingko Blue; Roxanne Dragon; Hugo’s; Christina Klein, Sonny’s; John Myers, The Grill Room (all in Portland)
Finalists: Guy Streitburger, Roxanne Dragon, John Myers
Winner: Guy Streitburger

=== MIAMI ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Isaac Grillo (HaVen), Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi (The Broken Shaker), Ben Potts (Blackbird Ordinary, Purdy Lounge), Hillary Choo (Bar Centro at the SLS), Sean Singer (Yardbird)
Finalists: Sean Singer, Hillary Choo, Ben Potts
Winner: Hillary Choo

=== NEW ORLEANS ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Kirk Estopinal (Cure), Jason Lee (Domenica) , Rhiannon Enlil (Cure, Erin Rose), T. Cole Newton (12 Mile Limit), Brad Smith (Maurepas Foods)
Finalists: Kirk Estopinal, Jason Lee, Brad Smith
Winner: Brad Smith of Maurepas Foods

=== NEW YORK CITY ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Joaquin Simo (Pouring Ribbons), Doug Quinn (formerly of P.J. Clarke’s), Brian Miller (formerly of Lani Kai), Leo Robitschek (EMP and The Nomad), Tristan Willey (Booker and Dax)
Finalists: Doug Quinn, Tristan Willey, Leo Robitschek
Winner: Doug Quinn

=== PHILADELPHIA ===
Bartender Of The Year
Nominees: George Costa, Al Sotack, Katie Loeb, Casey Parker, Rich Colli
Finalists: George Costa, Al Sotack, Katie Loeb
Winner: Al Sotack

=== PORTLAND, OR ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Jamal Hassan (Ox, the Whey Bar), Adam Ho (LucLac Vietnamese Kitchen), Ryan Magarin (Oven & Shaker), Adam Robinson (Rum Club), Evan Zimmerman (The Woodsman Tavern)
Finalists: Jamal Hassan, Adam Robinson, Evan Zimmerman
Winner: Adam Robinson, Rum Club

=== SAN FRANCISCO ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Martin Cate, Cappy Sorrentino, Alex Smith, Kate Bolton, Priscilla Young
Finalists: Martin Cate, Cappy Sorrentino, Kate Bolton
Winner: Kate Bolton

=== SEATTLE ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Chris Goad, Veronika Groth, Erik Hakkinen, David Nelson, Murray Stenson
Finalists: Chris Goad, Erik Hakkinen, Murray Stenson
Winner: Murray Stenson

=== WASHINGTON, DC ===
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: J.P. Fetherston, Gina Chersevani, Patrick Owens, Jack Caminos, Todd Thrasher
Finalists: J.P. Fetherston, Patrick Owens, Todd Thrasher
Winner: Todd Thrasher

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