Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: The first round of Entertainment finalists

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: The first round of Entertainment finalists

For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the leading vote-getters and then vote again for your favorite entertainment and entertainers in metro Denver. And the results of the first round are in! Keep reading to uncover the five finalists that you, the readers, have selected for the entertainment category on this year's Readers' Poll. And know this: You still have the chance to change the results. Just get out the vote!

See also:

- Best of Denver Readers' Poll 2013: The Food & Drink finalists

- Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: The first round of Shopping & Services finalists

- Vote in the 2013 Best of Denver Readers' Poll

The finalists listed below are by no means shoe-ins -- meaning that in the next (and final) round of voting, you can either vote for your favorite finalist or start over with a completely different entry. The final deadline for online voting is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at which point we'll close the poll and calculate the results one last time. You'll be able to read both the Westword and Readers' Poll winners when our annual Best of Denver issue hits stands on March 28.

In the meantime, let us know what you think of the first-round finalists in the comments section below. And don't forget to vote!

Best karaoke night:


Robusto Room

Star Bar

Tavern 13

Local 46

Best gay bar:


The Wrangler

X Bar


Hamburger Mary's

Best lesbian bar:


X Bar



Best jukebox:

Sancho's Broken Arrow

Bar Bar

Nob Hill

Horseshoe Lounge

Vesper Lounge

Best club night:

Ultra Sheer


Bassic at Beta


Robusto Room

Best club patio:


Bar Standard

LoDo's Bar & Grill

Funky Buddha


Continue reading for more Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll finalists.

Best club smoking area:


Robusto Room

The Church


LoDo's Bar & Grill

Best cigar bar:

Delaney's Pub

Brown Palace

Churchill Bar

Del Frisco's

Johnny's Cigar Bar

Best new club:


Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink

Grizzly Rock



Best new band:

Prism Waves



Dirty Few

Calder's Revolvers

Best radio DJ:

Slacker & Steve

DJ Segue

Brett Saunders

Lewis and Floorwax


Best new recording:

Rubedo's Massa Confusa

The Pretty Sure's Subtle Sabotage

Calder's Revolvers' Steady By your Side

Land Lines by Land Lines

Head Injuries by Head Injuries

Best concert of the year:

Tom Petty at the 1STBANK Center

Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Mumford and Sons at Red Rocks

DeVotchKa at Red Rocks

311 at Red Rocks

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