Since 1997, Charlotte magazine has dedicated its May issue to the BEST OF THE BEST. We call it The BOBS, and we recognize the city's finest in food and drink, nightlife, entertainment, shopping, mind and body, and more- hundreds of winners in all. And then we throw a huge PARTY! 2014 BOB winners were announced in our May issue. To purchase the issue, click here.

2015 Voters' Choice Awards:

Each year, Charlotte magazine develops two sets of winners for our BOBs issue. One list is chosen by our editors and writers. The other is chosen by you, our readers, in online polling. Our 2015 polls will open January 26, 2015. We will have four sections that will have multiple open-ended categories. Each section will be open for two weeks. Here are the dates and categories below.

Media + Arts + Events: January 26 - February 8
Services + Family: February 9 - February 22
Dining + Nightlife: February 23 - March 8
Shopping + Home: March 9 - March 22


Click here to vote!


First time voter? Watch this step-by-step instructional video on how to pick your favorites in the Queen City. 


If you are a Charlotte-area business, use the materials included in our BOB Voters' Choice Tool Kit to encourage people to vote for you in our BOB Voters' Choice Awards! 


2014 BOB Awards Party:

Thank you to everyone who came out and to our sponsors! Vittorio Video put together this little recap for us. Pictures are also posted, see below!



2014 Winners!

This is it: our annual, must-read compilation of the best Charlotte has to offer. From the city's best bar for an after-work drink to the best kids' clothing shop, you'll find them all here–277 winners, including more than 100 chosen by you. Want to know how the winners are chosen? See our "How we do this" section on the right.


Voters' Choice Winners

Kids & Family Winners

Arts & Culture Winners

Body & Soul Winners

Shopping Winners

Nightlife Winners

Diversion Winners

Dining & Beer Winners



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