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Due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, we will be unable to stage our usual live event this year. That being said, we still have big plans to celebrate the excellence of all our winners.

We hope you’ll make plans to join us for the Best of NH Party at YOUR House, presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, on Thursday, June 18. That’s right, we’re moving the party to Facebook Live, so you can party in the comfort of your own home via computer, pad or smartphone. Along with a full hour of entertainment and surprises from some of the state’s biggest performers and celebrities, we’ll provide special recognition of our winners, exciting contests, prizes and fun starting at 7 p.m.

This year’s party may be different from previous years, but it will still provide nonstop entertainment and a chance to be in the know about the best food, drink and fun the state has to offer. Viewers can win gift certificates and incentives to plan a Best of NH victory lap around the state when businesses reopen. The final prize of the event will be an all-inclusive week’s vacation for four at Squam Lake, provided by RDC Resort.

Join us:
Thursday, June 18th at 7 p.m. EST
Please note this is a virtual event

Entertainment and Music

Hosted by:

Neal&marga

Neal & Marga from WZID’s New Hampshire in the Morning

Music performances by:

Chris Bradshaw
Sully Erna of Godsmack & Chris Lester

Harsh Armadillo
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Alex Preston

Jonathan Sarty Band
Jonathan Sarty of Cold River Radio Show

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John Davidson

Cocktail demonstrations by:

  • Best Bartender, Becca Paine, from Machina Arts: Kitchen & ArtBar
  • JIM BEAM BLACK

Cooking demonstration by:

  • Best Burger Manchester Area and Best Restaurant With Beer List winner, New England’s Tap House Grille

Special guests and more!

Nonprofit event partners

CASA of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Magazine is proud to partner with CASA of New Hampshire again for the 2020 event.

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

During our Facebook Live event on Thursday, June 18, CASA will have a chance to explain the important work they do and invite more involvement.

New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund

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And with the struggles being endured by so many of the restaurants who would normally be serving their best to our guests, we will be raising funds for an emergency program designed to assist servers, bartenders and kitchen workers as well as other employees who work in the hospitality industry who have been devastated by the stay-at-home orders designed to get us all back to work (and play) as soon as possible.

We hope attendees will consider donating to both CASA of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund.

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 is held annually each summer.

2020 Best of NH Ballot

The 2020 Best of NH Ballot is now closed. Thank you to the nearly 13,000 people who took the time to vote for their favorite restaurants, shops and services.

We expect to notify all readers’ poll winners by late April. The full list of readers’ poll winners, along with editors picks, will be included in the July 2020 issue.

Winners will also be revealed at our Best of NH Party at YOUR House on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

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.

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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 Kimberly Lencki, group advertising sales director, at (603) 413-5154 or your account executives Connie Audet at (603) 413-5142 or Josh Auger at (603) 413-5144.

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