Editors’ note: The COVID-19 pandemic struck the Centennial State in mid-March, shuttering restaurants, stores, and other destinations and forcing Coloradans to remain at home for weeks. The timing of the outbreak made it impossible for our staff to research possible Editors’ Choice winners at the same level of scrutiny as years past, which is why they are not included alongside Readers’ Choice recipients in 2020.

Cocktail Menu

Restaurant Olivia
290 S. Downing St., 303-999-0395


R.R. Noall

New Brewery

The Empourium Brewing Company
4385 W. 42nd Ave., 720-361-2973


The Lumineers


Lanett Franko
356 1/2 Main St., Suite 4, Longmont, 303-395-0213

Place To See Art

Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, 720-865-5000

Place To Watch The Game

Stoney’s Bar & Grill
1111 Lincoln St., 303-830-6839

Music Venue That’s Not Red Rocks

The Mission Ballroom
4242 Wynkoop St.


1475 California St., 303-893-1888

New Bar

Honey Elixir Bar
2636 Walnut St., Unit 104, 720-328-5992

Theater Company

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1101 13th St., 303-893-4100

Happy Hour

Bar AC
750 15th St., 303-825-2888


Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Wine Bar

Noble Riot
1336 27th St., 303-993-5330