San Antonio’s Bar Loretta up for Best New U.S. Cocktail Bar honor at major cocktail conference | Flavor | San Antonio

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Swanky new Southtown location Bar Loretta is in the functioning for a remarkably-coveted Spirited Award, bestowed by the board of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, one particular of the nation’s major cocktail conferences.

The San Antonio bar and restaurant is competing in opposition to 9 other drinkeries for the title of Ideal New U.S. Cocktail Bar — U.S. Central.

Bar Loretta opened in August of 2021 with a foods menu from musician-turned-chef Paul Petersen and consume offerings from Houston-based cocktail guru Michael Neff. Neff is a 25-year veteran bartender who’s helmed assignments from Los Angeles to New York City. In addition to straight Bar Loretta’s application, he operates Houston’s Cottonmouth Club.

Considering that getting founded in 2007, the Spirited Awards have become one particular of the bar industry’s most sought-just after recognitions.

The winner of the Greatest New U.S. Cocktail Bar – U.S. Central award will be introduced at the 2022 Tales of the Cocktail convention, having area in New Orleans from July 25-29, 2022. Other Texas watering holes getting viewed as for the award consist of Houston’s Angel Share and Trash Panda Drinking Club, Dallas’ Apothecary and Austin’s Tiki Tatsu-Ya.

Bar Loretta is located at 320 Beauregard St.

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