Voting for the 2020 BOB Awards has ended. The winners will be announced on and in the May issue of the magazine.

Save the date for our 2020 Best of the Best Party!
Thursday, May 28th | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The Mint Museum Uptown
Tickets On Sale Now


About the Best of the Best Issue 

For over 20 years, Charlotte magazine has dedicated its May issue to the BEST of the BEST in Charlotte. We call it “The BOBs” 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. After the list is published, we host an event to celebrate the winners.

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


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 our BOB Awards process here.


Are you a 2019 winner?

To help you spread the good news, we created this handy 2019 Winners’ Toolkit. It has everything you need to tell Charlotte you’re the BEST of the BEST. Order plaques, download social media graphics, and more!


The BEST of the BEST Party

Our annual Best of the Best Party has become one of the most anticipated events in the city. During the event, attendees eat, drink, dance, and enjoy live entertainment as we celebrate with the BEST of the BEST in the city. Save the date for the 2020 event — Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the Mint Museum Uptown.


Scenes from the 2019 BEST of the BEST Party