2016

Best Of Fest

Dinosaur BBQ

Rookie of the Year – Dinosaur BBQ

Mild

  1. Reverie/Gators
  2. Buffalo Wings & Rings
  3. Kerryman

BBQ

  1. Dinosaur BBQ
  2. Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
  3. Reggie’s

Exotic

  1. Output Lounge
  2. Gators
  3. Whisk

Hot

  1. Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
  2. Buffalo Wings & Rings
  3. McQ’s

2015

Best Of Fest

Buffalo Wings & Rings

Rookie of the Year – Whisk

Mild

  1. Gators Wing Shack Grill & Pizzeria
  2. Unite
  3. Wild Goose Bar & Grill

BBQ

  1. Buffalo Wings & Rings
  2. Lincoln Square Lanes
  3. Whisk

Exotic

  1. Estrella Negra
  2. Output
  3. Gators Wing Shack Grill & Pizzeria

Hot

  1. Output
  2. Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
  3. Whisk

2014

Best Of Fest

Rodan

Rookie of the Year – Rodan

Mild

  1. Rodan
  2. Gators Wing Shack Grill & Pizzeria
  3. Wild Goose Bar & Grill

BBQ

  1. Reggies
  2. Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
  3. Cubby Bear Wrigleyville

Exotic

  1. Output Lounge
  2. TopGolf Wood Dale
  3. Burger Bar

Hot

  1. Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
  2. TopGolf Wood Dale / Output Lounge (tie)
  3. Buffalo Wings & Rings

2013

Best Of Fest

Taphouse Grill

Mild

  1. Gators
  2. Fizz
  3. Wild Goose

BBQ

  1. Mahoney’s
  2. Output / Bulldogs (tie)
  3. Timothy O’Tooles

Exotic

  1. Taphouse Grill
  2. Gators
  3. Frontier

Hot

  1. Mahoney’s
  2. Pony Inn
  3. Reggie’s

2012

Best Of Fest

Gators

Mild

  1. Gator’s
  2. Anthem
  3. Wild Goose

BBQ

  1. Reggies
  2. Mahoney’s
  3. Bulldogs

Exotic

  1. Cans
  2. Cubby Bear
  3. Gator’s

Hot

  1. Jake Melnick’s
  2. Output
  3. Buffalo Wings & Rings

2011

Best Of Fest

Jake Melnick’s

Mild

  1. Wild Goose
  2. Gator’s
  3. Off Broadway Pub

BBQ

  1. Bulldogs
  2. Total Sports
  3. Reggie’s

Exotic

  1. Jake Melnick’s
  2. Gator’s
  3. Crosstown

Hot

  1. Jake Melnick’s
  2. Buffalo Wings & Rings
  3. District

2010

Best Of Fest

Jake Melnick’s

Mild

  1. Gator’s Wing Shack
  2. District Bar
  3. Wild Goose

BBQ

  1. Buffalo Wings & Rings
  2. Timothy O’Tooles
  3. Wool Street/Anthem

Exotic

  1. Take Me Out
  2. Jake Melnick’s
  3. Crossroads

Hot

  1. Jake Melnick’s
  2. Crosstown Pub
  3. Hi-Tops / Bull & Bear (tie)

2009

Best Of Fest

Mahoney’s Pub & Grille

Mild

  1. Mullens on Clark
  2. Wild Goose
  3. Mahoney’s Pub & Grille

BBQ

  1. Mahoney’s Pub & Grille
  2. Wild Goose
  3. Timothy O’Tooles

Exotic

  1. Bull & Bear
  2. Crossroads
  3. Finn McCool’s

Hot

  1. Timothy O’Toole’s
  2. Jimmy V’s
  3. Bull & Bear

2008

Best Of Fest

Crossroads
AND
Wings Around The World
(tie!)

Mild

  1. Buffalo Joe’s

BBQ

  1. WOW Cafe & Wingery

Exotic

  1. Wings Around The World

Hot

  1. Crossroads

2007

Best Of Fest

Holiday Club

Mild

  1. Wild Goose Bar
  2. Gator’s Wing Shack
  3. Mullen’s

BBQ

  1. Holiday Club
  2. Buffalo Joe’s
  3. Wings Around The World

Exotic

  1. Gator’s Wing Shack
  2. Mullen’s
  3. WOW Cafe & Wingery

Hot

  1. Crossroads
  2. Corcorans
  3. Merkles / Timothy O’Tooles (tie)

2006

Best Of Fest

Gator’s Pub

Mild

  1. Gator’s Pub
  2. Buffalo Joe’s
  3. Mullen’s

BBQ

  1. Buffalo Joe’s
  2. Frantastic Wings
  3. Buffalo Wild Wings

Exotic

  1. Gator’s Pub
  2. Mullen’s
  3. De-Lux / Frantastic Wings (tie)

Hot

  1. De-Lux
  2. Flounder’s
  3. Timothy O’Tooles

2005

Best Of Fest

Gator’s Pub

Mild

  1. Wild Goose Bar
  2. Gator’s Wing Shack
  3. Mullen’s

BBQ

  1. Dirty Nellies
  2. Marcello’s
  3. Cactus

Exotic

  1. Gator’s Pub
  2. Charlie’s
  3. Marcello’s

Hot

  1. Wings ‘N Things
  2. Wing Zone
  3. Goose Island

2004

Best Of Fest

Cactus

Mild

  1. Wings -n- Things
  2. Gators
  3. Hi-Tops

BBQ

  1. Cactus
  2. Timothy O’Tooles
  3. Boulevard Café

Exotic

  1. Gators
  2. Frantastic
  3. Cans

Hot

  1. Doyles Pub
  2. Slice of Chicago
  3. Cactus

2003

Best Of Fest

Bird’s Nest

Mild

BBQ

Exotic

Hot

2002

Best Of Fest

HogHead McDunnas

Mild

  1. SportsPage
  2. Goose Island
  3. Di Maggios

BBQ

  1. Boulevard
  2. LTS
  3. Isaac Hayes

Exotic

  1. Gators
  2. Boulevard
  3. Hoghead McDunnas

Hot

  1. Hoghead McDunnas
  2. Cactus
  3. Slice of Chicago

2000

Best Of Fest

Harrison Brewing Co.

Mild

BBQ

Exotic

Hot

2001

Best Of Fest

Gator’s

Mild

BBQ

Exotic

Hot