April 7, 2023

Westword Readers Have Spoken: Here Are the Best of Denver 2023 Readers’ Choice Winners

We received 120,731 votes in 153 categories from the good people of metro Denver, and here are the readers' picks for Best of Denver 2023! Thank you to everyone who voted.

You can also view all of our Best of Denver editors' picks online and on newsstands.


Best Comedy Night
Comedy Works Denver

Best Denver Park
Washington Park

Best Disc Golf Course
Johnny Roberts Disc Golf Course

Best Dog ParkCherry Creek Dog Park

Best Drag Show

Hamburger Mary's Drag Brunch

Best Film Festival Programming

Denver Film Festival

Best Free Entertainment

Number Thirty Eight

Best Immersive Experience

Meow Wolf's Convergence Station

Best Movie Theater –– Art House

Landmark's Mayan Theatre

Best Movie Theater –– First Run

Alamo Drafthouse

Best Museum for Locals

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Best Museum for Tourists

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Best Museum Shop

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Best New Art Space/Gallery

Fern and Skye

Best New Mural

Dairy Block Alley

Best New Public Art

Dairy Block Alley

Best Place to People-Watch

Cheesman Park

Best Place to Play Pickleball

Gates Tennis Center

Best Theater Company Programming

Denver Center for the Performing Arts


Best Bargains at a Dispensary


Best Cannabis Instagram


Best CBD Pet ProductSweet Mary Jane Creature Comfort

Best CBD ProductSweet Mary Jane Popcorn

Best CBN, CBG or THCV ProductWyld CBG Pear Gummies

Best Customer Service at a DispensaryKind Castle

Best Dispensary for a Connoisseur

Simply Pure

Best Dispensary for a New Cannabis UserThe Joint by Cannabis

Best Dispensary for Classic Strains

The Joint by Cannabis

Best Dispensary Waiting Room

Simply Pure

Best Edibles Company

Sweet Mary Jane

Best Flower Brand

Dutch Botanicals

Best Head Shop

Ritual Colorado

Best In-House Flower at a Dispensary

Kind Castle

Best Infused Beverage

Keef Brands

Best Medical-Only Dispensary

Kind Meds

Best New Colorado Strain

Veritas Fine Cannabis, Pineapple Blast

Best Non-Candy Edible

Flower Powder

Best Old-School Hash

The Greenery Hash Factory

Best Rosin

Mighty Melts

Best Rosin Edible

Leiffa Chocolate Bars

Best Seed Company

Striped Seeds

Best Selection at a Dispensary

Magnolia Road

Best Vape Cartridge

O.pen Daily Strains


Best Bakery

Bakery Four

Best Bar for Playing Games

The Basketball Social House

Best Bar for Watching Games

Number Thirty Eight

Best Bar/Restaurant for a Breakup

Steuben's Uptown

Best Bar/Restaurant for a First Date

Broadway Roxy

Best Barbecue Restaurant

Post Oak Barbecue

Best Breakfast

First Watch

Best Breakfast Burrito

Renegade Burrito

Best Brunch

FIRE Restaurant & Lounge

Best Central/South American Restaurant (not Mexican)

Lucina Eatery & Bar

Best Chicken Sandwich

Clucks Chicken

Best Chicken Wings

Fire on the Mountain

Best Chinese Restaurant

Bao Brewhouse

Best Cidery

Waldschänke Ciders

Best Colorado Distillery

Woody Creek Distillery

Best Diner

Hits the Spot

Best Distillery Taproom

Ironton Distillery

Best Dive Bar

Dive Inn

Best Doughnuts

Voodoo Doughnut

Best Dumplings

Mason's Dumpling Shop

Best Ethiopian Restaurant

Konjo Ethiopian Food

Best Food Hall


Best Food Truck/Cart

Big Apple Bodega

Best French Fries


Best French Restaurant

Brasserie Brixton

Best Fried Chicken

Cluck Chicken

Best German/Eastern European Restaurant

Bohemian Biergarten

Best Green Chile

Chile con Quesadilla

Best Hamburger

Knockabout Burgers

Best Happy Hour

Palenque Cocina Y Agaveria

Best Hotel Restaurant

FIRE Restaurant & Lounge

Best House Margarita

Mama Lolita's Mexican

Best Ice Cream/Gelato Shop

Right Cream

Best Indian Restaurant

Little India

Best Italian Restaurant

Luca d'Italia

Best Japanese Restaurant


Best Korean Restaurant

Dae Gee Korean BBQ

Best Mediterranean Restaurant


Best New Bar


Best New Brewery Taproom

Colorado Tap House

Best New Coffeehouse

Procession Coffee

Best New Restaurant

Mama Lolita's Mexican

Best Old-School Italian Restaurant


Best Oysters

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

Best Patio for Pets

Number Thirty Eight

Best Patio With a View


Best Pho

Pho Duy

Best Pizza by the Slice

Redeemer Pizza

Best Pizza in a Non-Pizzeria

Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar

Best Pizzeria

Blue Pan Pizza

Best Poke

Ohana Island Kitchen

Best Ramen


Best Restaurant Patio

Number Thirty Eight

Best Sandwich Shop

Old School Heros

Best Seafood Restaurant

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

Best Southern/Soul Restaurant

Nola Jane Restaurant & Bar

Best Sports Bar

I.C. Brewhouse

Best Steakhouse

Guard & Grace

Best Sushi Restaurant

Sushi Den

Best Tacos

Chile con Quesadilla

Best Tamales

La Popular

Best Thai Restaurant

Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar

Best Vegan Restaurant
Just Be Kitchen

Best Wine Bar

Noble Riot


Best All-Ages Club

The Church

Best Bathrooms at a Venue

Mission Ballroom

Best Blues Club

Dazzle Denver

Best Country Venue

Grizzly Rose

Best Dance Club

The Black Box

Best Drink Deals at a Venue

The Black Box

Best EDM Club

The Black Box

Best Food at a Venue

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

Best Gay/LGBTQ Club

Charlie's Denver

Best Hip-Hop Club

Your Mom's House

Best Indoor-Outdoor Venue

Number Thirty Eight

Best Jazz Club

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

Best Karaoke Bar

Raíces Brewing Company

Best Latin Club

La Rumba

Best New Album

Lady Los, Choices Were Made

Best New Band

In the Variant

Best New Club

The Crypt

Best Open-Mic Night

Broadway Roxy

Best Radio DJ

Iris Berkeley

Best Radio Station for Music

Radio 1190 AM

Best Rock Club

The Crypt

Best Sound System

Mission Ballroom


Best Bookstore –– New Books

Tattered Cover

Best Bookstore –– Used Books

Mutiny Information Cafe

Best Comic Book Store

Mile High Comics

Best Free Service

Mile High on the Cheap

Best Gardening Supply Store

City Floral Garden Center

Best Liquor Store

Argonaut Wine and Liquor

Best Local Influencer

Emily McCarter

Best Local Instagram


Best Local Podcast –– Entertainment

Good Witch - Bad Witch

Best Local Podcast –– News

Good Witch - Bad Witch

Best Local TikTok


Best Place to Buy Flowers

Rowdy Poppy

Best Plant Store

The Plant Room

Best Record Store

Twist & Shout

Best Store at Denver International Airport

Tattered Cover

Best Store in Cherry Creek

Foster & Son Fine Jewelers

Best Store in RiNo

Modern Nomad

Best Store on Broadway

It's a Bodega

Best Store on East Colfax

Twist & Shout

Best Store on the 16th Street Mall

I Heart Denver Store

Best Store on the Pearl Street Mall


Best Store on West Colfax

Chaos Vintage and Thrift

Best Talk-Show Host

Graffiti Johnson

Best Thrift Store

Strawberry Mountain

Best Vintage StoreStrawberry Mountain

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