Best of the Hill 2020

Best of the Hill 2020 Winners

The 2020 Best of the Hill results are in! Best of the Hill is an annual event that gives the WKU community a chance to vote for their local favorites — from the best pizza place in town to the best place to cry on WKU’s campus.

Over 600 WKU students, faculty, staff and community members participated in this year’s survey. Due to COVID-19, the Best of the Hill specialty publication was not able to be printed. However, WKU Student Publications wanted to find a way to still recognize this year’s winners. The winners are featured below with a complete list of how you can support your favorites during the COVID-19 closures. Read some of our previous reporting on restaurants in around Bowling Green that are open during this time. 

BEST PIZZA: CURRENT AVAILABILITY
 1. Mellow Mushroom Takeout, Curbside Pickup or Online
 2. Blaze Pizza Delivery available, Drive-Through
 3. Donato’s Delivery available, Curbside Pickup or Online

BEST BURGER: CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. 5 Guys  Takeout, Curbside or Online
2. Double Dogs Takeout
3. Burger & Bowl Drive-thru, online ordering and delivery 

BEST LOCAL BAR: CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Hilligan’s Closed
2. Brew Co. Underground Closed
3. Shots Closed

BEST BRUNCH CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Wild Eggs Closed
2. Lisa’s Fifth Street Diner Curbside or Online
3. White Squirrel Brewery Curbside or Online

BEST BOOZE STOP CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. WK Liquors Drive-thru, takeout  
2. Liquor Barn  Delivery available, Curbside or Online
3. Red Barn Liquors  Open with limited hours 

BEST MEXICAN  CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. El Mazaltan  Takeout, online ordering and delivery
2. Puerto Vallarta   Takeout
3. Que Buenos  Drive-thru, delivery  

 


BEST ON-CAMPUS MEAL  CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Chick-fil-A  Closed 
2. Panda Express Drive-thru, delivery
3. Red Zone  Closed

 

BEST FRENCH FRIES  CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Chick-fil-A Drive-thru, Takeout, Delivery, Curbside or Online
2. Rally’s  Delivery, online ordering and delivery, takeout 
3. Penn Station Subs  Takeout  

 

BEST COFFEE CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Spencer’s Coffee Curbside Pickup and delivery
2. Starbucks  Drive-thru 
3. Q Coffee Emporium Drive-thru 

 

BEST DESSERT CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Stakz Frozen Yogurt Closed 
2. Riley’s Bakery  Closed 
3. Pelicans SnoBalls  Online ordering & Curbside Pickup

BEST ICE CREAM CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Chaney’s Dairy Barn Online ordering & Curbside Pickup
2. Bruster’s Ice Cream Drive-thru, Online ordering & Curbside Pickup
3. Baskin Robbins  Drive-thru, Online ordering, Curbside Pickup, Delivery 

BEST FOOD TRUCK CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Shogun Express  Takeout, drive-thru 
2. The Groovy Gus Donut Bus Online ordering & Curbside Pickup 
3. Pop’s Street Eats  Closed 

 

BEST HEALTHY OPTION CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Smoothie King  Drive-thru, Online ordering & Curbside Pickup
2. Top of the Hill Nutrition  Online ordering & Curbside Pickup 
3. Saladworks  Closed 

 

BEST CRAFT BEER CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. White Squirrel Brewery Curbside pickup and ordering
2. Mellow Mushroom Takeout, Curbside Pickup
3. 6-4-3 Sports Bar&Grill Closed

BEST FOOD IF YOUR FOLKS BUY CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Hickory & Oak Takeout
2. Mariah’s Curbside Pickup, Delivery
3. Montana Grill Takeout, delivery  

BEST SANDWICH  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Griff’s Deli Takeout, delivery 
2. Jimmy Johns   Takeout, delivery 
3. Jersey Mike’s  Takeout, delivery 

BEST ASIAN FOOD  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Shogun Bistro  Closed 
2. Kyoto Diner  Online ordering and delivery 
3. Thai Thai  Takeout 

BEST SUSHI  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Yuki Japanese Restaurant  Takeout
2. Ichiban  Closed 
3. Kyoto Diner  Online ordering and delivery 

BEST VEGAN/VEGETARIAN  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Blaze Pizza  Curbside ordering and pickup, delivery 
2. Azzip Pizza  Curbside ordering and pickup  
3. Thai Express  Curbside ordering and pickup, takeout  

BEST GROCERY  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Kroger  Curbside ordering and pickup, delivery 
2. Meijer  Curbside ordering and pickup, delivery 
3. Aldi  Curbside ordering and pickup, delivery 

BEST DATE NIGHT  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Novo Dolche  Closed 
2. Mariah’s  Curbside ordering and pickup, delivery  
3. The Derby Piano & Dessert Bar  Closed 

BEST DELIVERY SERVICE  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Jimmy Johns  Curbside ordering and pickup, delivery, drive-thru  
2. Door Dash  Delivery 
3. Uber EATS  Delivery 

BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR DINING  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. 6-4-3 Sports Bar & Grill  Closed 
2. White Squirrel Brewery  Curbside ordering and pickup 
3. Donato’s  Delivery, takeout 

BEST WING SPOT  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Mister B’s Pizza & Wings  Delivery, takeout 
2. Buffalo Wild Wings  Delivery, online ordering and delivery, takeout  
3. Double Dogs  Delivery, takeout 

BEST DRIVE-THRU  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Chick-fil-A  Drive-thru, online ordering and delivery 
2. Cook Out  Drive-thru 
3. Taco Bell  Drive-thru, online ordering and delivery 

BEST DONUT  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Great American Donut Shop  Takeout, online ordering and delivery  
2. Krispy Kreme Donuts  Delivery (within 10 miles), takeout,   
3. Park Street Donuts  Curbside ordering and pickup  

BEST COCKTAIL  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Micki’s/440 Main  Takeout 
2. Hickory & Oak  Takeout 
3. The Derby Piano & Dessert Bar  Closed 

BEST HANGOVER FOOD  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Cook Out  Drive-thru 
2. Waffe House  Takeout, online ordering (two BG locations closed)  
3. Taco Bell  Drive-thru, online ordering and delivery  

BEST PLACE TO TAKE TOURISTS  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Lost River Cave Closed 
2. Chaney’s Dairy Barn  Curbside pickup and ordering 
3. Corvette Museum  Delivery 

BEST OUTSIDE EXCURSION  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Jackson’s Orchard  By Appointment Only
2. Lost River Cave  Closed
3. Shanty Hollow  Open with social distancing

BEST GROUP OUTING CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. The Flip’n Axe  Closed 
2. Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon Closed 
3. Mind Bender Escape Room   Closed 

BEST KARAOKE CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Dublin’s  Closed 
2. Overtime Sports Bar and Grill Closed 
3. Cue Time Cocktails & Billiards Closed 

BEST TRIVIA NIGHT CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Mellow Mushroom  Takeout, Delivery or Online
2. Hilligan’s  Closed
3. 6-4-3 Sports Bar & Grill Closed 

BEST PLACE FOR A SUNSET  
1. Top of the hill on campus   
2. Top of PS1   
3. Reservoir Hill   

 

BEST MUSIC VENUE CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. SKYPAC Closed
2. Tidball’s  Closed
3. A-Frame Closed

 


 

BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Men’s Warehouse Online ordering and delivery
2. Glorgio’s Menswear Online ordering and delivery
3. Jos. A. Bank  Online ordering and delivery

 


 

BEST JEWELRY STORE CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Morris Jewelry  Closed
2. Ashcroft & Oak Jewelers Online ordering and delivery
3. Kay Jewelers  Online ordering and delivery

 


BEST GIFT STORE CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Shop Local Kentucky Online ordering and delivery
2. The WKU Store  Online ordering and delivery
3. Heart Strings and Chatters Closed  

 


 

BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR GEAR CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Nat’s Outdoor Sports Online Ordering & Delivery, Curbside Pickup
2. Cabela’s Online ordering and delivery
3. Dick’s Sporting Goods  Online Ordering & Delivery, Curbside Pickup

 

BEST PLACE TO BUY WKU GEAR CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. The WKU Store  Online ordering and delivery
2. Alumni Hall  Closed
3. Shop Local Kentucky  Online ordering and delivery

 


BEST VINTAGE CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Goodwill Closed
2. St. Vincent de Paul  Closed 
3. Beverly Hills Bargain Boutique  Closed 

BEST CLOTHING BOUTIQUE CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Steel Mill & Co. Online ordering and delivery
2. Shop Local Kentucky  Online ordering and delivery
3. Pink Lily Boutique   Online ordering and delivery

BEST FRATERNITY  
1. Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)  
2. Pi Kappa Alpha   
3. Sigma Phi Epsilon   

BEST SORORITY  
1. Chi Omega  
2. Kappa Delta   
3. Alpha Delta Pi   

BEST NPHC GREEK ORGANIZATION  
1. Alpha Kappa Alpha  
2. Delta Sigma Theta   
3. Phi Beta Sigma   

BEST NON-GREEK ORGANIZATION  
1. Midnight on the Hill, Spirit Masters   
2. Best Buddies, Christian Student Fellowship, CRU, Dance Big Red  
3. ROTC    

BEST WKU PROFESSOR  
1. Kelley Coppinger    
2. Mac McKerral, Tim Straubel, Charlotte Elder, Carrie Trojan   
3. Amanda Brooks, Christina Now, Guy Jordan, Kay Meggers  

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BEST ACADEMIC COLLEGE   
1. Potter College of Arts and Letters    
2. College of Health and Human Services   
3. Gordon Ford College of Business   

BEST PLACE TO CRY ON CAMPUS   
1. Helm basement bathroom   
2. The fountain in front of Van Meter Hall   
3. Behind the Honors College   

BEST BATHROOM ON CAMPUS   
1. DSU second floor bathroom by SGA   
2. Augenstein Alumni Center   
3. Honors College   

BEST RESIDENCE HALL   
1. Hilltopper Hall   
2. Southwest Hall   
3. Minton Hall   

BEST OFF-CAMPUS APARTMENTS   
1. Midtown   
2. The Muse   
3. The Registry   

BEST LANDLORD   
1. Walk2Campus   
2. Chandler Property Management   
3. Red Door Properties   

BEST STUDY SPOT ON CAMPUS   
1. Raymond Cravens Library    
2. Honors College   
3. DSU Study Lounge    

BEST TATTOO SHOP  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Carter’s Tattoo Co.   Closed 
2. Age of Reason Tattoo  Closed 
3. Topper’s Fine Line Tattoo  Closed 

BEST YOGA STUDIO  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Hot Yoga Bowling Green Closed 
2. Be Happy Yoga and Salt Cave  Closed 
3. The Spot  Closed 

BEST AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. B&B Tire  Open inside with limited hours 
2. Huntsman Automotive  Open inside with limited hours 
3. Shipley’s Chevron   

BEST GYM  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Preston Center  Closed 
2. Planet Fitness  Closed 
3. BAC  Closed 

BEST WEDDING VENUE   
1. Lost River Cave   
2. The Charleston   
3. Cason’s Cove   

BEST HAIR SALON  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Friendz Salon & Tangelz Hair Studio  Closed 
2. The Finery  Closed 
3. Great Clips  Closed 

BEST CAR WASH  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Cheetah Clean Autowash  Open inside with limited hours 
2. Campbell Lane Express Carwash Open inside with limited hours 
3. Speedwash  Open inside with limited hours 

 

BEST BANK  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. US Bank  Open inside with limited hours 
2. PNC Bank  Open inside with limited hours 
3. BB&T  Drive-thru 

 


 

BEST PLACE TO BUY A CAR  CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Toyota of Bowling Green  Online ordering and delivery, open inside with limited hours 
2. Jim Johnson Nissan  Open inside with limited hours 
3. Greenwood Ford  Vehicle pickup