Best Bar

Brick's Eats and Drinks

Poor Red's Bar-B-Q

The Independent Restaurant and Bar


The Independent presents an outstanding American fusion menu and a top-tier full bar staffed by a friendly, energetic crew. The scratch kitchen uses only the freshest and finest ingredients in creating exceptional grill and seafood entrées while the bar prides itself on artisanal cocktails, fresh-squeezed juices, and house-made mixers. Dine under the stars on the beautiful outdoor private patio!

Best Bartender

Alan Day at Casa Ramos (Placerville)

Jenn Zabish at Outbreak Brewing Co.

Sheena Dalton at The Independent Restaurant and Bar

Stacy Calhoun at Poor Red's Bar-B-Q

Best Brewery

Gold Hill Vineyard and Brewery

Jack Russell Farm Brewery

Outbreak Brewing Co

Placerville Brewing Company

Solid Ground Brewing Co

Best Happy Hour

Brick's Eats and Drinks

Casa Ramos

Wally's Pizza Bar

Best Cocktail

Cascada Restaurante and Cantina

Poor Red's Bar-B-Q

The Independent Restaurant and Bar


The Independent presents an outstanding American fusion menu and a top-tier full bar staffed by a friendly, energetic crew. The scratch kitchen uses only the freshest and finest ingredients in creating exceptional grill and seafood entrées while the bar prides itself on artisanal cocktails, fresh-squeezed juices, and house-made mixers. Dine under the stars on the beautiful outdoor private patio!

Best Winery

Boeger Winery

Crystal Basin Cellars

Madrona Vineyards

Miraflores Winery


Nestled in the heart of Placerville’s picturesque Pleasant Valley region, where the oaks meet the pines, Miraflores is proud to serve an incredible array of estate grown wines sure to please any palette. Our stunning Mediterranean style tasting room surrounded by our peaceful vineyards is sure to carry your cares away. We are thrilled to say that we have received 90+ points from Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast for 50 of our wines, including a recent impressive 94 points for our newest release Yellow Block Zinfandel. Join us & our welcoming staff for one of our many events, including our annual Summer Food & Wine PAIRINGS out on our patio or just to relax and savor a glass of our delicious wine!

Best Wine Bar

H.ART Lounge

Heydey Cafe

The Wine Smith

Best Sports Bar

36 Handles Restaurant and Pub

PJ's Roadhouse

Wally's Pizza Bar

Best Non-Chain Coffee/Tea

Caffe Santoro

Foxwood Coffee and Tea

Love Birds Coffee and Tea Co.

The Bean Barn

Totem Coffee