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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! The event offers all of Charlotte a chance to sample the best food and drink as well as mingle with all of the BOB winners. It has become one of the most anticipated parties in the city. Check back here for more information on the 2014 BOB Awards! Voting will begin in January.


The 2013 BOB Award winners have been announced! See the winners here.  Congrats to all the winners! For a complete guide of BOB winners from 2011-2013, check out our BOB Winners' Guide by clicking here.


The 2013 BOB Award party was held at Label Charlotte Thursday, May 23. BOB Award-winning restaurants including Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, e2 emeril's eatery, Sushi Guru, Queen City Q, TCBY, Pickleville, Bean Vegan Cuisine, Duckworth's Grill and Taphouse, and Cantina 1511 served their delicious food. Live entertainment including dancers, performances by Caroline Calouche, Hannibal, Miss Mena and Caricatures by Joel. The event was hosted by 107.9 the Link's Kelly McKay and Ramona Holloway and 107.9 the Link's Anthony Michaels Show was live. Thank you to all who attended!


Video by: Vittorio Video Productions


Red carpet photos by: Catch Light Studios. CLICK FOR RED CARPET PICTURES.


Photos below by: poprock photography.

Michael Brawley

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Essential Information


When Brawley set out to renovate his Charlotte craft beer shop, Brawley’s Beverage, there was one main theme: family. Brawley wanted a place where you could bring your mom or dad, or your son or daughter (and friends, too, of course), and have a good time. You’re likely to see members of his family, too, including his mother, Jean, and daughter, Piper.

Brawley, who opened his store in 2003, long before the craft-beer boom in Charlotte, now has a small but beautiful tasting room that’s full most nights of the week. Huge floor-to-ceiling windows beckon you to come in from Park Road and try one of the 20 featured beers on tap while getting a lesson in local craft with the man known to many as “The Godfather of Charlotte Beer.”

Additional Information

Year Won: 2016

Pick: Editor's Pick

Award: Best Beer Legend - 2016

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