FLUXX San Diego- Winner of the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards for Best New Club!

FLUXX San Diego- Winner of the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards for Best New Club!

2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards Winners

Nightclub & Bar is pleased to announce the Winners in the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards. These 21 winners were selected from the more than 290 entries submitted by bars, clubs, restaurants, DJs and industry professionals. The Nightclub & Bar Awards program is unique in its credibility as the premier industry recognition program. Venue owners, operators and managers, as well as suppliers, vendors and other industry members eager to recognize excellence in on-premise concepts, programs, talent and professionalism are invited to submit entries via nightclubandbarawards.com. Qualifying entries are then put before an expert judging panel composed of top consultants, developers, educators, writers, editors and trainers in the industry. The judges rank their first, second and third choices for each category they judge, and a calculation is applied to identify the Finalists, and ultimately, the Winners, based on the ballots.

Now in its second year, the Nightclub & Bar Awards once again honors outstanding operators across the industry from venues large and small, located in diverse markets. New this year is a segment specifically for Las Vegas Nightclubs, created to reflect the unique nature of that market. Las Vegas Nightclubs join the Bar and Nightclub categories. Modern Line Furniture is the sponsor of the Nightclub category.

“This year’s Winners are a diverse group, reflecting the range of concepts and innovation on today’s nightlife scene,” said Donna Hood Crecca, Publisher and Editorial Director of Nightclub & Bar. “Each of these Winners combines innovation with great execution, which is the secret to success, especially in the recent challenging economy. These bars and clubs won the respect of our judges and of the entire industry, and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments in Las Vegas.”

Finalists and Winners will be highlighted in Nightclub & Bar media properties, and Winners will be celebrated at the Welcome Kick-off Party at Caesars Palace on Monday, March 7 during the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

Presented by category, the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards Winners are:

Nightclub Category Winners

Mega-club of the Year
• The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, N.J.

New Club of the Year
• FLUXX, San Diego

Nightclub of the Year
• Webster Hall, New York

Ongoing Promotion/Party/Event of the Year
• Fashion Industry Nights at Baja Sharkeez, Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Resident DJ of the Year
• Chris Garcia at Playhouse Hollywood, Los Angeles

Single Promotion/Party/Event of the Year
• Moulin Rouge Anniversary Party at Kiss & Fly, Austin, Texas

Ultralounge of the Year
• SL, New York

Las Vegas Nightclub Award Winners

Las Vegas Dayclub of the Year
• Liquid Pool Lounge, Aria Resort & Casino

Las Vegas Mega-club of the Year
• Pure, Caesars Palace

Las Vegas New Club of the Year
• Haze Nightclub, Aria Resort & Casino

Las Vegas Nightclub of the Year
• Tryst, Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas Ongoing Promotion/Party/Event of the Year
• Vice Sundays, Lavo Las Vegas

Las Vegas Resident DJ of the Year
• Kaskade at Encore Beach Club

Las Vegas Single Promotion/Party/Event of the Year
• Erick Morillo Labor Day Weekend at Tao

Bar Award Winners

Bartender of the Year
• Jackson Cannon, Eastern Standard, Boston

Beer Bar of the Year
• ChurchKey, Washington, D.C.

Cocktail Lounge of the Year
• Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco

Hotel Bar of the Year
• Eastern Standard, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston

Small Wonder Bar of the Year
• Embury, Pittsburgh

Sports Bar of the Year
• The Tavern Downtown, Denver

Wine Bar of the Year
• Mercy Wine Bar, Dallas

The FLUXX Experience

FLUXX is the newest addition to Downtown San Diego’s upscale and sophisticated nightlife and event scene. Opened in March of 2010, this hotspot is a product of San Diego’s premier tastemakers, the RMD Group and award-winning designer, Davis Krumins.

FLUXX is the next generation in nightlife and event venues in downtown San Diego. The hotly anticipated, ever-evolving venue commands full sensory attention from the moment you step inside the doors – from the touchable design textures and vibrant pops of color throughout, to the pulsating sound system, tantalizing cocktails and voyeuristic views of the eye candy.

True to its name, FLUXX nightclub’s mood and motif will be kept in a constant state of change, intriguing guests with regular shifts in theme and style designed to create a unique experience and new discovery with every visit. FLUXX’s modern, organic design oozes sex appeal without taking itself too seriously. Playfulness is the order of business and FLUXX delivers with an arsenal of cool elements purposefully chosen to tap into the big kid in us all.

Markalan - Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Markalan moved to Pacific Beach in 1994. During his first four years in San Diego, he worked as a photographer for the United States Navy. Over the past decade, he's been behind the bar or turntables in many of San Diego's nightclubs, and venues. He's shared his musical selections with Southern & Baja California, and the Mayan Riviera. During these years, he could be found exchanging his time for vinyl at Groove Records and Siesta Records. 

He often worked for trade, to support his vinyl addiction. He currently owns over 8,000 records. "Listening to my father's albums is when it all began. Flipping through the stacks, cleaning off the LP, placing the needle on the record, reading the lyrics, studying the artwork, and enjoying the rich analog sound. Sure, there are occasional pops & you might have to clean the record. You actually have to flip the record at the end of the side. It's not a play list or program on shuffle. You are present, involved, and engaged in the listening process. 
Please Keep Vinyl Alive & Support Local Artists!" 

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