La Descarga Nominated for Three Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Spirited Awards + Other LA Finalists

La Descarga's Steve Livigni by Caroline on Crack
La Descarga Los Angeles by Caroline on Crack

La Descarga named a finalist in three 2012 Spirited Awards categories.

New Orleans’ annual cocktail festival Tales of the Cocktail announced its Top 10 Finalists for the 2012 Spirited Awards categories! And L.A. is a boozy force to be reckoned with. Compare that to last year when L.A. barely registered as a blip on the list despite our kickass cocktail scene with the likes of Julian Cox, Dave Kupchinsky and Vincenzo Marianella.  Check out the L.A. finalists now! La Descarga has three nominations, including World’s Best New Cocktail Bar!

  • Eric Alperin (The Varnish): American Bartender of the Year
  • Vincenzo Marianella (Copa d’Oro): American Bartender of the Year
  • Harvard & Stone: Best American Cocktail Bar, World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
  • La Descarga: Best American Cocktail Bar, World’s Best New Cocktail Bar, Best High Volume Cocktail Bar
  • The Varnish: Best American Cocktail Bar, World’s Best Cocktail Bar
  • Seven Grand: Best High Volume Cocktail Bar

Congrats and good luck to all. The list of finalists will be culled down to the top three in each category and those with the most points wins. The actual list of winners will be announced on the Tales of the Cocktail Web site on June 7 while the Spirited Awards event takes place during Tales on July 28.

Here’s hoping L.A. makes its presence known. Who are you rooting for and who do you wish made the list?

7 Responses to La Descarga Nominated for Three Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Spirited Awards + Other LA Finalists
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  2. Brian Kropf
    May 20, 2012 | 1:33 am

    Mutineer Magazine is headquartered in Los Angeles too … :)

    Insane list of people/products/bars in some of these categories, these are going to be some tough choices.

    Cheers!

    • Caroline on Crack
      May 20, 2012 | 1:44 am

      Actually I tried to find that info on your site but couldn’t. Thanks for the heads-up. I’ll update the post. Congrats!

  3. Cedd Moses
    May 20, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    Hey Caroline,
    You forgot Seven Grand which is also a Finalist for Best High Volume Cocktail Bar

    • Caroline on Crack
      May 20, 2012 | 8:03 pm

      Heh. OK, I included it. Thanks for the heads-up.

  4. Brian Kropf
    May 20, 2012 | 7:51 pm

    Thanks! We’re slightly nomadic, but we were founded in Los Angeles and it’s where we still call HQ.

    Keep up the great writing!

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