For the first time ever, David Z. at the Mad Hatter Lounge has won Best Bartender for Palm Beach County.

The Mad Hatter Lounge also won Best Bar for LGBT People. 

The bartenders at the lounge receive lots of compliments for their work. 

“It's a great spot for locals to hang out. Good bartenders and always fun people,” wrote one reviewer.

“A huge thank you to the SFGN readers who voted for me. I truly appreciate it!” David said. “I’d also like to extend my gratitude to Ron, Richard and the entire Mad Hatter family for providing a temporary home for the Roosters staff while we undergo the rebuilding process.”

David has been the manager of Rooster’s for many years, but the bar has been closed since a fire broke out in the building in May of 2020. Rebuilding is expected to start soon.  

Runner-up: Oliver at Haus Lounge

Check out the rest of the winners at SFGN's Best of 2021 Winners.