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Congratulations to all our finalists and winners of this year's Best in BID Awards. Over several weeks in the month of January, the public nominated and voted on their favorite spots in the Business Improvement District in select categories.

2024 Best in BID Finalists & Winners

Determined by public voting. Winners listed in all caps.

Friendliest Staff

  • Crafted Beauty
  • FIRST AVENUE COFFEE
  • The Melting Pot Spokane
  • Wanderlust Delicato

Most unique menu

  • Heritage Bar & Kitchen
  • House of Brunch
  • INDIGENOUS EATS (River Park Square)
  • People’s Waffle

Best new business (opened in 2023)

  • Entropy
  • HOUSE OF BRUNCH
  • Indigenous Eats (River Park Square)
  • Rebel Hart Co.
  • Skewers

Best place to check out art

  • THE GALLERY AT ENTROPY (101 N. Stevens St.)
  • First Avenue Coffee (1011 W. First Ave.)
  • Terrain Gallery (628 N. Monroe St.)
  • Liberty Gallery (203 N. Stevens St., Suite 200A)

Best hidden gem

  • Cease & Desist Book Club
  • CHICKEN-N-MO
  • Domini’s Sandwiches
  • Revival Tea Co.

Most Instagrammable spot

  • EMMA RUE'S
  • Garden Party
  • Numerica Skate Ribbon
  • River Park Square Atrium

Best family-friendly spot

  • Flatstick Pub
  • The LEGO Store
  • RIVERFRONT PARK
  • The Onion Taphouse & Grill

Most community-involved

  • Brick West Brewing Co.
  • Indaba Coffee
  • Washington Trust Bank
  • AUNTIE'S BOOKSTORE

Best breakfast

  • House of Brunch
  • Madeleine’s Café
  • People’s Waffle
  • SATELLITE DINER & LOUNGE

Best late night hangout spot

  • Berserk Bar
  • DURKIN'S LIQUOR BAR
  • Monterey Café
  • The Satellite Diner
  • Volstead Act

Best gem for shopping

  • Atticus Coffee & Gifts
  • BOO RADLEY'S
  • From Here
  • Petunia & Loomis

Save the date for February 22 at the Montvale Hotel when the 2024 Best in BID winners will be recognized at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Downtown Spokane Partnership and Business Improvement District.


2023 Best in BID Award winners:

  • Most epic comeback since 2020: Revival Tea Co.
  • Most underrated: The Mango Tree
  • Best Couple (neighboring businesses or block): Whistle Punk Brewing and Heritage Bar & Kitchen
  • Most photogenic (exterior or façade, or interior): The Historic Davenport Hotel
  • Most reliable (most likely not to change): Auntie's Bookstore
  • Most likely to brighten up your day: Boo Radley's
  • One of a kind (most unique): The Space
  • Most likely to be in a music video: Durkin's Liquor Bar
  • Favorite Freshman (best new business): Common Language Brewing Co.
  • Best "glow up" (business expansion or improvements): Dry Fly Distilling
  • Most likely to make Seattle jealous: Petunia & Loomis
  • Most likely to become an influencer: The Woodshop
  • Most likely to save the planet: Spokane Refillery
  • Best dressed (for staff or for business marketing): Fringe & Fray
  • Life of the party: Brick West Brewing Co.

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