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Vote for the Best Bartender of 2017

Who poured the best at a new bar this year?

The bar at Esker Grove
Esker Grove / Website

Today is the final day for voting for the 8th annual Eater Awards, where Eater city sites around the world honor the top talent of the past year. Next up: the Best Bartender. These are the cocktail shakers who made us want to linger on those barstools all the way up until last call. To qualify, these bartenders must

As with Monday’s Restaurant of the Year reader’s choice award, Tuesday’s Chef of the Year award, and Wednesday’s Design of the Year, all 24 Eater cities grant prizes in various categories, with both an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner. Both will be announced on December 5th. Below, vote for which Twin Cities restaurant stood out in its design this year. The poll will close in 24 hours:


Who was the best bartender of 2017?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Jon S. Olson, Esker Grove
    (22 votes)
  • 4%
    Marco Zappia, Grand Cafe/Martina
    (31 votes)
  • 19%
    Robb Jones, Bellecour
    (130 votes)
  • 37%
    Sarah Timmer, Bardo
    (257 votes)
  • 19%
    Adam Gorski, Young Joni
    (135 votes)
  • 15%
    Trish Gavin, The Hewing
    (104 votes)
679 votes total Vote Now


739 Lake Street East, , MN 55391 (952) 444-5200 Visit Website

Young Joni

165 13th Avenue Northeast, , MN 55413 (612) 345-5719 Visit Website

Grand Cafe

3804 Grand Avenue South, , MN 55409 (612) 822-8260 Visit Website


300 North Washington Avenue, , MN 55401 (651) 468-0600 Visit Website

Esker Grove

723 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 375-7542 Visit Website


222 East Hennepin Avenue, , MN 55414 (612) 886-8404 Visit Website