All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

Irwin Belk Complex at Johnson C. Smith

Map500 N. Summit Ave.
  • Recreation


Stand next to the statue of the bull that overlooks the university’s football field, and look toward uptown. The skyscrapers appear to be growing from the opposite end zone. There’s something overwhelming about being on this historic campus, which was built 150 years ago by newly freed blacks to give educational opportunities to young people who didn’t have them, and gazing out at the jagged outline of commerce and progress.


Skyline View in 2018

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2018
Pick: Editor's Pick
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