Monday, May 20, 2013

'Tales of the Cocktail' Announces Finalists for 'Spirited Awards'; Chicago Represents

Charles Joly of the Aviary (Photo: Charles Joly)

Chicago strikes it big at Tales of the Cocktail, which announced Friday finalists for the seventh-annual Spirited Awards. It recognizes the year's best bars, bartenders, writers, experts and more at what's considered the largest gathering of bartenders in the world.

Tales takes place July 17-21 and we couldn't be prouder of the Windy City representation! Making the finals are the Aviary's Charles Joly ("American Bartender of the Year"), Barrelhouse Flat ("Best American Cocktail Bar"), Bridget Albert ("Best Bar Mentor") and Sable Kitchen and Bar ("Best High Volume Cocktail Bar" and "World’s Best Hotel Bar").

Here's the complete list of finalists.

Winners will be announced at the Spirited Awards, taking place Saturday, July 20, as part of the Tales of the Cocktail 11th anniversary celebration in New Orleans.

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