Bob Awards

The 2021 BOB Winners have been revealed!

Click here to see the list.




About the Best of the Best Awards Issue 

For over 20 years, Charlotte magazine has dedicated its May issue to the BEST of the BEST in Charlotte.

We call it “The BOB Awards” for short, and we recognize the city’s finest in food and drink, entertainment, shopping, mind and body, and more–almost a hundred winners in all.

If you’re not one already, become a subscriber here to ensure you see the winners published in the May 2021 issue. Otherwise, we will later share the results online at



How Does It Work?

Winners are picked and written up by staffers, former staffers, and regular contributors of Charlotte magazine. When we pick a winner, not only have we been there, but we’ve been to several other top contenders as well. We are confident in saying that our pick is the best in town.

We also ask the Charlotte community to vote for their favorites in a few categories, and voting opens in January each year.

Read a full explanation of the BOBs process here.



2020 Best of the Best Winners

EAT: The Best of Food and Dining

PLAY: The Best of Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Nightlife, and Going Out

EXPLORE: The Best of Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

LIVE: The Best of Health and Wellness, Kids and Family

SHOP: The Best of Style and Shopping


Are you a 2020 winner or runner-up? To help you spread the good news, here is your handy 2020 BOB Winners’ Toolkit.


2019 Best of the Best Winners

⇢ EAT Food and Dining
⇢ PLAY Drinking and Nightlife
⇢ EXPLORE Arts and Culture
⇢ LIVE Health and Family
⇢ SHOP Style and Shopping