“Best Classic Cocktail 2005” (New York Magazine)

“Best Signature Drinks 2006” (AOL Cityguide)

 “Best Cocktail Bar 2008” (New York Magazine)

“World’s Best Drink List” (Tales of the Cocktail 2011)

 “World’s Best Cocktail Bar” (Tales Of The Cocktail 2011)

 “Best Bar Team” 2015

 “Best High Volume Bar” (Tales Of The Cocktail 2015) for Employees Only NYC.

Chairman’s Trophy/ Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2013-Fords Gin (,

Fords Gin- Best New Product 2013 at Tales of the Cocktail 2013.

In 2014 Dushan was recognized for his commitment to inspire and teach others the craft of the cocktail when he was awarded Best Mentor at the biggest annual spirit conference -Tales of the Cocktail.

In 2015 Dushan was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the top 50 tastemakers for that year. Employees Only has been featured on the list of World’s Best 50 Bars since the beginning of the list.