2019 Best of Peoria


Best of Peoria

Introducing the fourth annual Best of Peoria: a list of the people, places and things that make Greater Peoria the best place to live, work and play… according to you! We know you know why you love where you live. So tell us! Together, let’s celebrate what makes our region great.

Thank you for your nominations! The top three finalists in each category will move on to open voting beginning May 1st. Voting will run throughout the month of May.


Best of Peoria

  • Nominations in 24 categories accepted from 3/18 to 4/19.
  • VOTE for your favorites from 5/1 to 5/31. (Use the #BestOfPeoria hashtag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!)
  • WINNERS will be revealed in late July.
  • QUESTIONS? Email us at BOP@peoriamagazines.com.

Arts & Culture

  • Best Arts Venue
  • Best New/Emerging Artist
  • Best Live Performer
  • Best Theater Production
  • Best Public Art Display
  • Best Cultural Attraction

Food & Drink

  • Best Brew Pub
  • Best Dinner Date
  • Best International Cuisine
  • Best Cocktail
  • Best Outdoor Patio
  • Best Work Lunch


  • Best Startup
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Company for Innovation
  • Best Web Presence
  • Best Small Business
  • Best Product/Service

Community Life

  • Best Community Event
  • Best Hidden Gem
  • Best Place to Work Out
  • Best Community Supporter
  • Best Place for Family Fun
  • Best Sports Venue

Check out the winners of the 2018, 2017 and 2016 Best of Peoria competitions.