Best of Phoenix 2019

The 41st Annual BEST OF PHOENIX® Readers Poll is our readers’ opportunity to tell New Times their picks for the best in dining, shopping, nightlife, and more.


Nomination Period: July 11 –August 4
Readers nominate their favorite businesses to make the ballot.

Voting Period: August 15 –September 8
Top nominated businesses in each category are placed up for a vote.

Winners Announced: September 26, 2019
As a business owner, you can utilize the Readers Poll as an opportunity to promote your business for a BEST OF PHOENIX award.


1) Vote online at readerschoice.phoenixnewtimes.com
2) Fill out the ballot printed in New Times and send to: New Times Readers Poll, 1201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
3) Fill out the ballot printed in New Times and have Casey hand deliver your ballots


  • Posters: hang the posters supplied by New Times up in your business
  • Web Button
  • Your Website: add the button found on the Readers Poll site at readerschoice.phoenixnewtimes. com on your website homepage with a link to the poll site and directions for your customers on what category (or categories!) to nominate you for.
  • Email: send an email blast out to your database urging customers to vote for you, include link to poll site and button or other graphics
  • Banner advertising: run banner ads directly on the poll site! Be top of mind as readers place their votes. See your Cayseas rep for campaign options.
  • Social Media:
    • Twitter – post daily updates directing followers to nominate you for a specific category with a link to the poll site
    • Facebook – send an update to fans, post the link to the poll site on your Wall, remind friends with daily status updates to nominate, etc.
    • Cover Image on Facebook – Include a link to the Readers Poll site and the category you are vying for in the description
    • lnstagram- Post a photo update on lnstagram directing followers to nominate you in your specific category. Change the link in your bio to direct to the poll page.
    • Pinterest – pin the button or a photo pertaining to your category with a link going to the voting site.
  • Takeaways: add flyers to your bill holders, on tables, or along your bar. If you own a restaurant, have your hostess pass these out as guests leave, asking them to vote for you if they enjoyed their meal.
  • Table-tents & menus: include the Readers Poll graphic and URL directing customers to fill out their ballot
  • Have an iPad or laptop at counter with page up for people to nominate.
  • Anything else you can think of!





Best Arts Festival
Best Blues Club
Best Christmas Tradition
Best Comedian
Best Country Bar
Best Dive Bar
Best DJ
Best Drag Show
Best Event Venue
Best Film Festival
Best Gay Bar
Best Indie Movie Theater
Best Jukebox
Best Karaoke
Best Large Music Venue
Best Lesbian Bar
Best Local Band
Best Luxury Movie Theater
Best Morning Radio Show
Best Music Festival
Best Nightclub
Best Politician
Best Punk Club
Best Rock Club
Best Small Music Venue
Best Sports Bar
Best Tiki Bar
Best Trivia Night
Best Turntablist
Best Vocalist

Best Authentic Arizona Restaurant
Best Bakery
Best Bartender
Best Barbecue
Best Breakfast
Best Breakfast Burrito
Best Brewery
Best Burger
Best Burrito
Best Chef
Best Chimichanga
Best Chinese Restaurant
Best Coffeehouse
Best Culinary Festival
Best Dim Sum
Best Distillery
Best Doughnuts
Best Downtown Lunch
Best English Pub
Best Farmers Market
Best Food Truck
Best French Restaurant
Best Fried Chicken
Best Gluten-Free Bakery
Best Gluten-Free Restaurant
Best Guacamole
Best Happy Hour
Best Hot Dog
Best Ice Cream
Best Indian Restaurant
Best Irish Pub
Best Italian Restaurant
Best Japanese Restaurant
Best Korean Restaurant
Best Late-Night Dining
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant
Best Nachos
Best New Restaurant
Best Patio Dining
Best Pizza
Best Place to Day Drink
Best Place to Eat at the Bar
Best Place to take a Foodie Best Poke
Best Ramen
Best Restaurant for Kids
Best Salsa
Best Seafood
Best Sonoran Hot Dogs
Best Soul Food Restaurant
Best Steakhouse
Best Brunch
Best Sushi
Best Tacos
Best Tamales
Best Thai Restaurant
Best Tortillas
Best Upscale Mexican Restaurant
Best Vegan Restaurant
Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Best Vietnamese Restaurant
Best Wings

Best Antiques Mall
Best Art Supply Store
Best Auto Aftermarket
Best Auto Repair
Best Bookstore
Best Boutique
Best Cannabis Dispensary
Best Car Wash
Best Comic Book Shop
Best Concentrates Brand
Best Dispensary for Edibles
Best Dispensary for Flower
Best Edibles Brand
Best Eyewear
Best Florist
Best Furniture Store
Best Head Shop
Best Health Club
Best Kids Clothing
Best Local T-Shirts
Best Mall
Best Motorcycle Shop
Best Moving Service
Best Pet Service
Best Place to Buy CBD
Best Plant Nursery
Best Record Store for CDs
Best Record Store for Vinyl
Best Running Store
Best Salon
Best Skate Shop
Best Spa
Best Used Bookstore
Best Vape Shop
Best Vintage Clothing Boutique

Best Arcade
Best Casino
Best Golf Course
Best Go Karts
Best Hiking Trail
Best Indoor Fun Center
Best Place to See a Spring Training Game
Best Pool Party
Best Pro Athlete
Best Rock Gym
Best Staycation Spot
Best Water Park

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