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

The Rusty Rudder

Map20210 Henderson Rd # 101
Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 892-9195
  • Nightlife


With its slogan, “We’re not just at the lake. We’re on the lake,” the Rusty Rudder is the heart of Lake Norman’s nightlife scene. Some come for the great seafood, fish tacos, and drink specials, others for the entertainment and social atmosphere. With beer pong tournaments and acoustic artists performing, Tuesday nights are akin to a frat party. And the live music on Friday and Saturday nights brings out people of all ages.


Best Bar in the Burbs

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2012
Pick: Editor's Pick
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