Welcome to the Best of NH

Since 2000, New Hampshire Magazine has polled and published the picks of its readers and editors in categories that range from best cupcakes to best martini to best antiques shop and everything in between.

Voting in these categories takes place each year, starting in mid-January. Our online-only ballot is the best way for readers and customers to recognize the best of the best that the Granite State has to offer.

Our annual Readers’ Poll and extensive list of Editor’s Picks all lead up to the state’s biggest celebration, The Best of NH Party, which was held at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Best of NH Winners

Best of NH 2019 American & Seafood Restaurants

From juicy burgers and smoky BBQ ribs to outrageous grilled cheese sandwiches and tender crab cakes, whether you crave food from the the land or the sea, your bound to find satisfaction at these winners.

Best of NH 2019 Food Odds and Ends

Not everything fits neatly into a category, but that doesn't mean you should pass up these winners, including your favorite new restaurant, family-friendly, outdoor and farm-to-table dining, plus gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy options

Best of NH 2019 Arts & Culture

Witness a unqiue arts mashup of opera and circus performers, go hear a local band, view world-class art or attend live theatre — this list of winners in the cure for boredom.

Best of NH 2019 Fun & Adventure

It's time to get out and explore the Granite State. Here are our suggestions and readers' picks for the best ways to have fun and maybe learn something new along the way.

Best of NH 2019 Shops & Services

Who doesn't need a little retail therapy now and then? From funky vintage shops to local jewelers, here's where to indulge yourself. Plus, find the best services in pet care, fitness and more.

2019 Best of NH Party

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2019 Best of NH Party a tremendous success! We had so much fun celebrating, listening to music, drinking and, of course, eating.

We are appreciative of all of our attendees, sponsors, participating restaurants, entertainers and nonprofit partner CASA of New Hampshire. Special thanks to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats staff for once again being a wonderful host.

Nonprofit event partner

New Hampshire Magazine is proud to partner with CASA of New Hampshire for this year’s event.

CASA of NH recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire court system.

Best of NH Party photos

Participating Restaurants

Thanks to the following businesses who joined us:

  • Bedford Village Inn
  • Raleigh Wine Bar + Eatery
  • Hermanos Cocina Mexicana
  • Stoneface Brewing Co.
  • The Common Man
  • Celebrations Catering
  • Hayward’s Ice Cream
  • Jim Beam
  • Bacardi Lime
  • Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer
  • Inn at Pleasant Lake
  • 603 Brewery
  • Coca-Cola
  • Sam Adams
  • Taco Beyondo
  • Red Arrow Diner
  • Loon Chocolate
  • Fratello’s Italian Grille
  • The Friendly Toast
  • Wayfarer Coffee Roasters
  • Parker’s Maple Barn
  • Amphora
  • Barr Hill gin
  • The Bread Shed
  • New England’s Tap House Grille
  • The Birch on Elm
  • 110 Grill
  • Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
  • Madear’s
  • Noodz
  • Sweets by Coolwaka
  • Puritan Backroom
  • Moo’s Ice Cream
  • Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop
  • Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery
  • Mr. Mac’s Macaroni and Cheese
  • LaBelle Winery
  • Backyard Brewery and Kitchen
  • KC’s Rib Shack
  • Van Otis Chocolates
  • A&E Coffee Roastery & Tea
  • Weathervane Seafood Restaurant
  • Frederick’s Pastries
  • Celebration’s Catering
  • All Real Meal
  • Aroma Joe’s
  • Greenleaf
  • iLauri wines
  • 90+ Cellars wines
  • More!

Live Entertainment and Music

Claremont’s Evelyn Cormier competed on this season of “American Idol”

A Cold River Radio Revue Main Stage, Hosted by Jonathan Sarty and Featuring:

  • The Rocking Horse Music Club with Evelyn Cormier and Caroline Carter
  • Jordan Tirrell Wysocki
  • Joe Deleualt
  • Bennett and Perkins

Acoustic (Upstairs) Stage:

  • Paul Nelson
  • Clint Lapointe

Roaming and On-Field Entertainers:

  • Go Ninja aerialists
  • Spoof Gabbling Circus jugglers
  • Magician Andrew Pinard

Entry Area Stage:

  • Jonny Clockwork and Performers from the Granite State Puppet Slam, produced by The Fantastical Puppetarium

Grand Prize

One lucky attendee will win a 1-week, all-inclusive vacation for four to Rockywold-Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness, NH.

This amazing prize includes meals, daily housekeeping, ice and wood delivery and all recreational programs including, swimming, boating, fishing, tennis and yoga. The estimated value of this prize is $4,500-$5,500 (depending on the week chosen) and is provided by RDC Resort…offering rustic family vacations since 1897!

Please note: the winner must be in attendance to claim the prize at the time the winner’s name is drawn (8:15 p.m. at the main stage on the concourse level). If the winner is not there, then another name will be chosen. Rules and time subject to change.

Best of NH Party Video


Event Sponsors

















Non-profit event partner

Become a Sponsor

Position your business, brand and services with the best… in front of New Hampshire Magazine‘s 123,000+ affluent, educated and active readers, website visitors, and guests at the Best of New Hampshire Party.

Join the winning team as a sponsor and party with the best of ’em!

For more information on how to become a part of the Best of NH Party, call Kim Lencki, Group Advertising Sales Director, at (603) 413-5154 or your account executive; Connie Audet at (603) 413-5142 or Josh Auger at (603) 413-5144.