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The nomination period closes on
Wednesday, February 22 at 11:59 PM ET

The Spirited Awards® are composed of industry accolades, both U.S. and International, writing and media awards, and a few highly coveted, overall awards that transcend regionality including World’s Best Cocktail Bar and World’s Best Cocktail Menu. 

**Categories open for public nomination are NOT based on the volume of nominations submitted. It only takes ONE nomination to be considered for an award, self-nominations accepted and encouraged!**

Read more about the 2023 Spirited Awards
Spirited Awards Nomination Criteria


  • February 1: Nomination Period Opens
  • February 22 at 11:59 PM ET: Nomination Period Closes 
  • April 24: Regional Top 10 Honorees Announced
  • June 1: Top 10 Nominees per category Announced
  • June 21: Top 4 Finalists, Helen David Lifetime Achievement, Visonary, and International/U.S. Timeless Receipents Announced
  • July 27: 2022 Spirited Awards Ceremony