Mark Allen owns this category. Seriously, year after year after year, Allen is proving that other bartenders need not apply. And seeing as how his bar fiefdom, Red Feather Lounge, has taken first place in both Best Local Martini and Best Local Cocktail, he's clearly doing something you people love.
Second Place: Michael Bowers, The Modern Hotel and Bar
Third Place: Scott Burney, Suds Tavern