June 2nd, 2011 11:14 am | by RUTH BROWN Food & Drink |

Clyde Common Nominated As The World's Best Hotel Bar

clyde_darryljamesphoto by Darryl James
Clyde Common at the Ace Hotel has been nominated as one of the best hotel bars in the world in the 2011 Spirited Awards.

The awards are part of Tales of the Cocktail, the bartending industry’s incredibly drunken annual summer camp in New Orleans, and are kind of a big deal.

Clyde has been nominated in the "World's Best Hotel Bar" category alongside Artesian at The Langham in London, Clive's Classic Lounge at Chateau Victoria Hotel in Victoria, B.C., and the Savoy in London.

"It was a huge surprise and a tremendous honor for all of us," Clyde Common Bar Manager Jeffrey Morgenthaler told WW. "We have such an amazing staff behind the bar at Clyde, and I think this helps validate—in some small way—everything that they've done to help the bar grow over the past couple of years."

Portland-based Imbibe magazine has also been nominated for "Best Cocktail Writing—Non Book"—but it’s possibly clutching at straws to claim that one as our own.
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