When there are only four bars who make finalist for a coveted national award and one Denver bar is listed among them, not in one but in two categories, you probably should make a beeline for a drink at that bar right away.
Today in a live ceremony, the Spirited Awards announced the finalists in the annual Spirited Awards and Williams & Graham was among them. The LoHi speakeasy was listed in the Best American Bar Team category, along with ABV (SF), Dead Rabbit (NYC), and Employees Only (NYC) and the Best American Cocktail Bar category, along with Prizefighter (Emeryville), Smuggler's Cove (SF), and Trick Dog (SF).
The winners will be announced in a ceremony in July in New Orleans during the famed Tales of the Cocktail. Last year, bartender Sean Kenyon, an owner at Williams & Graham brought home the Bartender of the Year award.