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2018 Best of the Boat winners to be announced at awards celebration

The Steamboat Group celebrates during the 2017 Best of the Boat event. (Photo by Matt Stensland)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Looking for the best place to find a margarita or burrito? Want to know who can sport a mustache or sling the best cocktail?

Leave it to the locals of Steamboat Springs to decide.

The results are in from the 2018 Best of the Boat contest, and they will be announced during the Best of the Boat awards party, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at The Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

If you go

What: 2018 Best of the Boat awards party
When: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
Where: The Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle
Tickets: $25 at BestoftheBoat.com

New this year will be the assortment of food and drinks from more than 10 of the Best of the Boat winners in the Food and Drinks categories as well as live music from this year's Best Band.

"A core part of Steamboat Pilot & Today's mission is to connect our communities, and Best of the Boat is a terrific way to do that by highlighting local businesses, organizations and personalities that make Steamboat Springs such a special place," Publisher Logan Molen said.

In all, about half of Steamboat's population cast nearly 75,000 votes in more than 100 categories. The contest also attracted 1,000 more voters than last year.

According to Eugene Buchanan, Pilot & Today’s magazines editor, dining proved the most popular category, drawing more responses than all the other categories combined.

The top five "vote-getters" included the Best Real Estate Firm, Best Veterinary Office, Best Marijuana Store, Best Bank and Best Breakfast Spot categories.

Once again, The Lighter Side proved to be one of the more popular categories with voters choosing the Best Mustache, Best Mullet, Best Band, Best Mountain Bike Trail and Best Place to Go for Under $50, to name a few.

Tickets for this year’s Best of the Boat awards party are on sale now at BestoftheBoat.com.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

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