Best Bar

Boxing Donkey Irish Pub

House of Oliver

The Monk's Cellar

Best Bartender

Paige Flynn at Paul Martin's American Grill

Rachel Koff at House of Oliver

Tony Molina at Hawks

Best Brewery

Knee Deep Brewing Co.

Loomis Basin Brewery

The Monk's Cellar

Best Cocktails

Bennett's Kitchen Bar Market


Bennett’s crafts food for every eating style. With entrée options like the house cut bone in pork chop, Durham Ranch all chuck burgers and Slow roasted Certified Angus Prime Rib, roasted Beat salad, Scottish salmon, PEI Steamed Mussels and wild Mexican prawns. Weekend brunch 9-2 features eggs benedict, Chicken fried steak, Avocado Toast and freshly made omelets. Happy hour daily 2-6. Showcasing wines, cocktails and share plates starting at $10. Bennett's is mindful of food restrictions, Paleo, Gluten Free, and vegetarian entrées abound.

Fat's Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar

La Provence Restaurant & Terrace


At La Provence Restaurant and Terrace, you and your date can enjoy a romantic atmosphere and fine French fare. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. La Provence Restaurant and Terrace is great for a large crowd and offers semi-private and private rooms for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings. The terrace tables outside of La Provence is the perfect spot for a spring, summer or autumn meal.

Best Coffee/Tea Shop

Bloom Coffee & Tea

Shady Coffee & Tea

The Fig Tree

Best Distillery

California Distilled Spirits

J.J. Pfister Distilling Company


Taste the Pfister Family Excellence
J.J. Pfister Distilling Company, a family-owned craft distillery, is proud to call Sacramento home. Founded in 2017, J.J. Pfister features an award-winning portfolio of 11 craft spirits – including Gin, Vodka, Bourbon, Rye Whiskey and Brandy. The J.J. Pfister Visitors Center, offering a full-service restaurant, tasting room, outdoor patio and bottle shop, is open Thursday-Sunday for dining, craft spirit tastings, tours and private events.

Legado Spirits

Best Happy Hour

Bennett's Kitchen Bar Market

Fat's Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar

Paul Martin's American Grill

Best Place to Grab a Beer

Final Gravity

Goose Port Public House

University of Beer

Best Sports Bar

Bar 101 Eats & Drinks

Halftime Bar & Grill

Scoreboards Pizza & Grill

Best Wine Bar

Carpe Vino

House of Oliver

Paul Martin's American Grill

Best Winery

Casque Wines

Lone Buffalo Vineyards


Fine Wines for Cowboys and Kings on the Placer Wine Trail. Lone Buffalo Vineyards offers premium wines crafted by a seasoned winemaker with the down-to-earth attitude of a small boutique winery. Family owned and operated by winemaker Phil Maddux and wife Jill, Lone Buffalo Vineyards is doing its part to return Placer County to its post Gold Rush roots as a premium wine-producing region.

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 palate. 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 and Wine Enthusiast for over 50 of our wines, including a recent impressive 94 points for our newest release 2017 Estate Reserve Zinfandel. Join us and our welcoming staff for one of our many events, including our annual Summer Food & Wine PAIRINGS and our Brunch & Bubbles, or just to relax and savor a glass of our delicious wine out on our patio!

Wise Villa Winery


Worlds Away...Minutes from Home!

Wise Villa Winery is a family owned and operated winery, estate vineyard, and Tuscan-style bistro nestled in the beautiful Sierra Foothills.

Wise Villa Winery hand-crafts award-winning, certified sustainable wines to pair with their gourmet chef-prepared meals. #1 Winery of the Year in 2015 at the CA State Fair and #1 Most Awarded Winery in North America for Single Varietal Wines, 2019 SF Chronicle.