While the "Best Dealer" category was egregiously and painfully overlooked this year — Levamisole pushers need love too! — the 2012 Nightlife Awards were handed out Thursday night at Mezzanine. And what a party it was! Produced by the nightlife-friendly California Music and Culture Association (CMAC, a non-profit trade association of venue owners and operators, industry professionals, artists, and fans "dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of music and culture in the State of California"), last night's recipients were:

Best Festival: Treasure Island Music Festival
Best Live Venue: Cafe Du Nord
Best Large Club: Public Works
Best Small Club: Monarch
Best Bar: Blackbird
Best Production: Mezzanine
Best Nightlife Photographer: Misha Vladimirskiy/Butchershop Creative
Best Flyer Design: Stanley Frank
Best Promoter: Juanita More
Best Weekly Party: Honey Soundsystem
Best Monthly Party: Hard French

And with that, we strongly urge you to check out each and every single one of these nightlife venues, clubs, and names. Not a cracked-out egg in the bunch, figuratively speaking. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, and thank you for making our evenings out on the town sparklier, sexier.