Last night, some of Denver’s most talented individuals came together to celebrate the 303 Awards. From best restaurant and coffee shop to salon and boutique, this annual event champions the best in Denver with public voting followed by an awards ceremony. The 303 Awards saw a huge turn out with hundreds in attendance and thousands of online voters. Attendees got the scoop on who took home the titles, but we want to share it with you—our readers. Continue on to see who you voted the top talent in the Mile High City for 2015-2016.

The winners of the 2015-2016 303 Awards are…

Best New Restaurant

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- WINNER

Avanti Food & Beverage


Bar Dough

Best New Restaurant Fan Favorite

Hop Alley – WINNER

Best New Coffee Shop

Black Eye Coffee CapHill- WINNER

Amethyst Coffee CapHill

Alpine Modern Cafe

Allegro Coffee Roasters

Best New Coffee Shop Fan Favorite

Precision Pours – WINNER

Best Brunch

Revelry Kitchen – WINNER




Revelry Kitchen

Best Brunch Fan Favorite

Annie’s Cafe- WINNER

Best Chef / Chef Team

Max MacKissock, Bar Dough – WINNER

Dan Laisy + Bo Porytko, Rebel

Todd Somma/ Tommy Lee, Hop Alley

Ryan Gorby + Lon Symensma, Cho77

Best Chef Fan Favorite

Ryan Gorby, Cho77 – WINNER

Colorado Hairstylist of the Year

Julie Mustoffa- The Parlour – WINNER

Ron Lopez, El Salon

Joe Denny, Antoine Du Chez

Miranda Vinyard, Swank

Jill Leitz, Salon Salon – Boulder

Colorado Makeup Artist of the Year

Mel Akana MacIntosh – WINNER

Liz Wegrzyn

Cha Cha Romero

Jessica Noemi Aguilar

Karly Porter

Best Spa

Tallgrass – WINNER

Antoine Du Chez




Best Salon

The Parlour – WINNER

El Salon

Matthew Morris



Male Model

Clay Doke – WINNER

Alec Tremaine

Jordan Albright

John Lundy

Robbie Pash

Emmanuel Olivaster

Female Model

Madison Spialek – WINNER

Nikki Strickler

Oumou Diacko

Karly Porter

Eva Cavecci

Alternative model

Abella Harlow – WINNER

Ming Min

Amanda Straw

Than Ngo

Maria Masha Pichugina

Alternative model Fan Favorite

Stefanie Dolenc – WINNER

Fashion Photographer

Nicole Marcelli – WINNER

David Rossa

Melanie Watson

Kevin Alexander

Fashion Photographer Fan Favorite

Nicole Marcelli- WINNER

Best Designer

Marie Margot Couture- WINNER

Kotomi Yoshida

Gino Velardi

Francis Roces

Rachel Marie Hurst

Men’s Boutique

Steadbrook – WINNER


Armitage & McMillan

Division West

Men’s Boutique Fan Favorite

Jiberish – WINNER

Women’s Boutique

Fab’rik – WINNER


Ily Iley

Velvet Wolf

Women’s Boutique Fan Favorite

Fab’rik – WINNER

Best Local Musician/Band

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – WINNER


Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

The Motet

Best Local Musician/Band Fan Favorite

888 – WINNER

Best Local DJ

J’Adore – WINNER

House Refugees

DJ Rockstar Aaron

DJ Live

Manufactured Superstars

Best Local DJ Fan Favorite

House Refugees – WINNER

Best Dance Club

Nativ – WINNER





Best Colorado Instagram

@Das_Guy  – WINNER









Fan Favorite Dispensary

Alternative Medicine on Capitol Hill (AMCH) – WINNER