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Best of the Hill 2020

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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 MushroomTakeout, Curbside Pickup or Online
 2. Blaze PizzaDelivery available, Drive-Through
 3. Donato'sDelivery available, Curbside Pickup or Online

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

BEST LOCAL BAR:CURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Hilligan'sClosed
2. Brew Co. UndergroundClosed
3. ShotsClosed

BEST BRUNCHCURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Wild EggsClosed
2. Lisa's Fifth Street DinerCurbside or Online
3. White Squirrel BreweryCurbside or Online

BEST BOOZE STOPCURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. WK LiquorsDrive-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 ExpressDrive-thru, delivery
3. Red Zone Closed

 

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

 

BEST COFFEECURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Spencer's CoffeeCurbside Pickup and delivery
2. Starbucks Drive-thru 
3. Q Coffee EmporiumDrive-thru 

 

BEST DESSERTCURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Stakz Frozen YogurtClosed 
2. Riley's Bakery Closed 
3. Pelicans SnoBalls Online ordering & Curbside Pickup

BEST ICE CREAMCURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Chaney's Dairy BarnOnline ordering & Curbside Pickup
2. Bruster's Ice CreamDrive-thru, Online ordering & Curbside Pickup
3. Baskin Robbins Drive-thru, Online ordering, Curbside Pickup, Delivery 

BEST FOOD TRUCKCURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Shogun Express Takeout, drive-thru 
2. The Groovy Gus Donut BusOnline ordering & Curbside Pickup 
3. Pop's Street Eats Closed 

 

BEST HEALTHY OPTIONCURRENT 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 BEERCURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. White Squirrel BreweryCurbside pickup and ordering
2. Mellow MushroomTakeout, Curbside Pickup
3. 6-4-3 Sports Bar&GrillClosed

BEST FOOD IF YOUR FOLKS BUYCURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Hickory & OakTakeout
2. Mariah'sCurbside Pickup, Delivery
3. Montana GrillTakeout, delivery  

BEST SANDWICH CURRENT AVAILABILITY 
1. Griff's DeliTakeout, 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 CaveClosed 
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 OUTINGCURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. The Flip'n Axe Closed 
2. Beech Bend Park & Splash LagoonClosed 
3. Mind Bender Escape Room  Closed 

BEST KARAOKECURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Dublin's Closed 
2. Overtime Sports Bar and GrillClosed 
3. Cue Time Cocktails & BilliardsClosed 

BEST TRIVIA NIGHTCURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Mellow Mushroom Takeout, Delivery or Online
2. Hilligan's Closed
3. 6-4-3 Sports Bar & GrillClosed 

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

 

BEST MUSIC VENUECURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. SKYPACClosed
2. Tidball's Closed
3. A-FrameClosed

 


 

BEST MEN'S CLOTHING STORECURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Men's WarehouseOnline ordering and delivery
2. Glorgio's MenswearOnline ordering and delivery
3. Jos. A. Bank Online ordering and delivery

 


 

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

 


BEST GIFT STORECURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Shop Local KentuckyOnline ordering and delivery
2. The WKU Store Online ordering and delivery
3. Heart Strings and ChattersClosed  

 


 

BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR GEARCURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. Nat's Outdoor SportsOnline Ordering & Delivery, Curbside Pickup
2. Cabela'sOnline ordering and delivery
3. Dick's Sporting Goods Online Ordering & Delivery, Curbside Pickup

 

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

 


BEST VINTAGECURRENT AVAILABILITY
1. GoodwillClosed
2. St. Vincent de Paul Closed 
3. Beverly Hills Bargain Boutique Closed 

BEST CLOTHING BOUTIQUECURRENT 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 


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 GreenClosed 
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 CarwashOpen 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