Are you the Best at what you do? Let’s make it official.

Voting in The Austin Chronicle‘s 32nd annual “Best of Austin” Reader’s Poll begins Thursday, February 18th.


Reach thousands of new customers by advertising in our 32nd Annual “Best of Austin” issue!

For 31 years, we have celebrated the absolute BEST that Austin has to offer in arts & entertainment, food & drink, kids & family, nightlife, politics & media, shopping, services, and sports & recreation. The “Best of Austin” celebrates the people, places, and businesses that make Austin such a special place to live.

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your business in our most popular, longest-lasting issue of the year!


“BEST OF AUSTIN” RESTAURANTS COMING SEPT. 2022

We’re excited to introduce a new extension of our “Best of Austin” brand: Best of Austin: Restaurants. Replacing our First Plates Awards – and reviving the spirit of our popular reader-powered Restaurant Poll – this special pullout (on stands Sept. 23) celebrates the city’s best restaurants and favorite dishes, as chosen by our readers and food critics. We think a foodie town like ours deserves a stand-alone guide to all the best dining destinations.

That doesn’t mean Austin’s bars, restaurants, and food industry won’t have a place in our regular “Best of Austin” Awards (on stands May 20th). Our Nightlife section is where you’ll find categories like Best Sports Bar, Best Dive Bar, and (new category alert!) Best Romantic Dinner. In our Kids & Family section, you can source the city’s Best Family Restaurant and Best Birthday Cakes. And in our Shopping section, joining pre-existing categories like Best Farmers’ Market/Farmstand, we’ve introduced two new categories that reflect how many terrific products are being in the ATX: Best Local Food Brand and Best Local Non-Alcoholic Beverage Brand.