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 Thirsty Beaver

Map1225 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204


On the north side of Central Avenue between Hawthorne Lane and the railroad tracks, wide swaths of land have been cleared and footings are being set for massive, modern apartment complexes that will bring hundreds of new residents to Plaza Midwood. In between them, the only structure standing is a 1,200-square-foot honky-tonk with $3 PBRs, a jukebox, and a velvet picture of Kenny Rogers on the wall. God bless the Beaver.


Best Divebar- 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Best Jukebox- 2013, Best Neighborhood Holdout - 2016

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2012
Pick: Editor's Pick
Voters' Pick
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