Best of Denver 2013: The Readers' Poll Winners

  • Best Sports Team  Professional
  • Best Theater Production
The Book of Mormon
  • Best Nugget
Ty Lawson
  • Best Denver Mountain Park 
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • Best Chicken and Waffles 
  • Best TV Weathercaster
Kathy Sabine, 9NEWS
  • Best Breakfast Burrito  To Go
  • Best Hair on a TV Personality  Male 
Kyle Clark, 9NEWS
  • Best Roller Derby Skater
Krystal "Gator Dunn" Sprouse, Denver Roller Dolls
  • Best Chef
Matt Selby
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  • Best New Bar
Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink
  • Best Mascot
Denver Boone
  • Best Lunch Under $5
Tacos Rapidos
  • Best Food Truck
Pink Tank
  • Best TV Anchor
Adele Arakawa, 9NEWS
  • Best Restaurant Neighborhood  Highland
  • Best Dinner Under $10
Tie: Chipolte,Wahoo's
  • Best Rapid
Tony Cascio
  • Best Farmers' Market Vendor
The Real Dill
  • Best Wine Shop
Mondo Vino
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  • Best Bakery
Church of Cupcakes
  • Best Farmers' Market 
Cherry Creek Fresh Market
  • Best Sports Bar for Playing Games
The 1UP
  • Best Sports Bar for Watching Games
Blake Street Tavern
  • Best Sports Bar for Food and Drink 
Stoney's Bar and Grill
  • Best Official Snack Food for Colorado
  • Best New coffeehouse 
Black Eye Coffee Shop
  • Best Pancakes 
  • Best Eggs Benedict 
Wild Eggs
  • Best Eggs Benedict 
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  • Best Breakfast Burrito  Eat In
Sam's No. 3
  • Best Food Cart
Biker Jim's
  • Best Expense-Account Dinner
  • Best Pie
The Shoppe
  • Best Ice Cream/Gelato 
Bonnie Brae
  • Best Milkshake 
Sweet Cow
  • Best First-Date Restaurant
Root Down
  • Best Breakup Restaurant 
Taco Bell
  • Best After-Midnight Menu
Pete's Kitchen
  • Best 24/7 Restaurant
Tom's Urban 24
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  • Best Diner
Denver Diner
  • Best Restaurant Patio
  • Best Rooftop Patio
The Tavern Downtown
  • Best Chef's Counter 
  • Best Bartender 
Gerard CollierCorner House
  • Best Late-Afternoon Happy Hour 
  • Best New Book by a Colorado Author
The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller
  • Best Late-Night Happy Hour 
The Irish Snug
  • Best Dive Bar
Don's Club Tavern
  • Best New Brewery Tap Room 
River North Brewery
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  • Best Brewery Tap Room  Beer 
Denver Beer Co
  • Best Brewery Tap Room  Ambience 
Arvada Beer Company
  • Best Brewery Tap Room  Glassware
Prost Brewing
  • Best Brewpub
Vine Street Pub
  • Best Bottle Beer List
The Cheeky Monk
  • Best Draft Beer List
Yard House
  • Best By-the-Glass Wine List 
Cru: A Wine Bar
  • Best Wine Bar
The Village Cork
  • Best Contemporary Cocktail Bar 
Williams & Graham
  • Best barrel-aged cocktail 
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  • Best house margarita
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
  • Best Martini
The Cruise Room
  • Best Bloody Mary Bar
The Hornet
  • Best Salad Bar/Shop
  • Best Sandwich Shop
  • Best Vegetarian Restaurant
WaterCourse Food
  • Best Vegetarian Dish in a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant 
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
  • Best Vegan Dish in a Non-Vegan Restaurant
Jerusalem Restaurant
  • Best Veggie Burger
Highland Tap & Burger
  • Best Burger
Cherry Cricket
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  • Best French Fries
  • Best Fried Pickles 
Fire on the Mountain
  • Best Fried Rice 
Swing Thai
  • Best Hot Dog
Mustard's Last Stand
  • Best BBQ
Moe's Original BBQ
  • Best Fried Chicken
White Fence Farm
  • Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Best Mac and Cheese
  • Best Pizza
Slice Works
  • Best Specialty Pizza
Mellow Mushroom
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  • Best Spaghetti and Meatballs 
  • Best Neighborhood Italian Restaurant
  • Best Italian Restaurant
Il Posto
  • Best Salsa Bar
Tacos y Salsas
  • Best Taqueria 
Pinche Taqueria
  • Best Green Chile
El Taco de Mxico
  • Best Vegetarian Green Chile
Rocky Mountain Chili Bowl
  • Best Red Chile 
Little Anita's
  • Best Nachos
Illegal Pete's
  • Best Cheap Steak
LoHi SteakBar
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  • Best Steakhouse
  • Best Seafood Restaurant
Jax Fish House
  • Best Japanese Restaurant
  • Best Chinese Restaurant
Imperial Chinese Restaurant
  • Best Dim Sum
Super Star Asian
  • Best Cigar Bar
Delaney's Pub
  • Best Noodle Bar
  • Best Vietnamese Restaurant
New Saigon
  • Best Thai Restaurant
Thai Basil
  • Best Korean Restaurant
Seoul BBQ
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  • Best Indian Restaurant
Little India
  • Best Ethiopian Restaurant 
  • Best Middle Eastern Restaurant
  • Best Central/South American Restaurant
Cafe Brazil
  • Best German Restaurant
Helga's German Restaurant & Deli
  • Best French Restaurant
Le Central
  • Best Neighborhood Restaurant
Hops & Pie
  • Best New RestaurantTie: 
The Populist, Ace
  • Best Bronco
Peyton Manning
  • Best Rockie
Troy Tulowitzki
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  • Best Av
Milan Hejduk
  • Best Mammoth
Gavin Prout
  • Best Outlaw
Matt Bocklet
  • Best Sports Team  College
University of Denver Pioneers hockey
  • Best Coach  Professional
George Karl, Denver Nuggets
  • Best Coach  College
George Gwozdecky, University of Denver
  • Best TV Sportscaster
Vic Lombardi, CBS4
  • Best Radio Sports Show
The Drive, 104.3/The Fan
  • Best Dog Park
Chatfield State Park
  • Best Skate Park 
Denver Skatepark
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  • Best Terrain Park
  • Best Park for a Picnic
Washington Park
  • Best Park for Running 
Cheesman Park
  • Best Park for Cycling
Riverfront Park
  • Best Park for Sledding
Ruby Hill Park
  • Best Place to Snowshoe 
Devil's Thumb Ranch
  • Best Name for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary 
Rocky Mountain High
  • Best Free Service
Brewery tours
  • Best Radio Talk-Show Host
Slacker & Steve, Alice 105.9
  • Best TV Newscast
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  • Best Hair on a TV Personality  Female 
Amelia Earhart, 9NEWS
  • Best Pop-Up StoreI Heart Denver
  • Best Store on BroadwayBuffalo Exchange
  • Best Store on ColfaxTattered Cover
  • Best Store on Tennyson Street Parisi Italian Market & Deli
  • Best Store on the 16th Street Mall Tattered Cover
  • Best Outdoor Mall16th Street Mall
  • Best Indoor MallCherry Creek Shopping Center
  • Best Neighborhood Shopping DistrictSouth Broadway
  • Best Thrift Store Goodwill
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  • Best Flea MarketMile High Marketplace
  • Best Name for a Tattoo ShopTh'Ink Tank
  • Best Name for a Tattoo-Removal ServiceRethink the Ink
  • Best Name for a Hair SalonCurl Up and Dye
  • Best Free Entertainment 
Jazz in the Park
  • Best Karaoke Night Star Bar
  • Best Gay BarTracks
  • Best Lesbian BarBlush & Blu
  • Best Jukebox Nob Hill Inn
  • Best Club NightLipgloss
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  • Best Club PatioFunky Buddha Lounge
  • Best Club Smoking AreaNORAD
  • Best New ClubChloe Discotheque and Mezze Lounge
  • Best New BandPrism Waves
  • Best Radio DJ Slacker & Steve, Alice 105.9
  • Best New Recording Steady by Your Side, Calder's Revolvers
  • Best Concert of the Year
Mumford & Sons at Red Rocks
  • Best Reality-TV Star From Colorado 
Mondo Guerra
  • Best New Festival
Chef N' Brew Festival
  • Best Annual Festival
A Taste of Colorado
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  • Best Arts District
Art District on Santa Fe
  • Best New Public Art
Colorado atHistory Colorado Center
  • Best Unofficial New Public Art
New mural at Matchbox
  • Best Public Art at DIA
  • Best Museum ExhibitBecoming Van Gogh,Denver Art Museum
  • Best Museum Shop Denver Art Museum
  • Best Gallery Show  Solo
Kevin Hennessy
  • Best Film Festival
Telluride Film Festival
  • Best Gallery Show  GroupRedLine
  • Best Movie Theater  Food/DrinkLandmark Greenwood Village
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  • Best Movie Theater  ProgrammingLandmark Mayan Theatre
  • Best Theater SeasonDenver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Best Comedy NightComedy Works
  • Best Burlesque Night Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
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Our Best of Denver 2013 picks are officially out, and in the hundreds of categories, you'll find Westword's picks for the best people and places around town. Along the way, we asked you, our readers, to nominate and then vote for your favorites in dozens of categories; halfway through the voting process, we announced our top vote-getters, and had another round of voting. Continue reading for the complete list of 2013 Best of Denver Readers' Poll winners: How do they compare to Westword's picks?

See also:
- The 2013 Best of Denver winners