Got a favorite bar, bar tender, night club, retail business in downtown Lafayette? Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18 for the Downtown Awards recognizing the best downtown Lafayette has to offer. Once the nominees are determined, voting will open Oct. 21 and run through Nov. 6, with the winners announced at a special breakfast event on Nov. 21.

Here are the categories (see below for how to nominate/vote):

Best Chef/Restaurant
Best Place to Take Paw Paw for Lunch (we’re not making this up)
Best New Menu Item
Best Outdoor Dining
Best Barista
Best Bar Tender
Best New Cocktail
Best Happy Hour
Sexiest Bar
Best Single Mingle
Downtown Hero
Best New Business
Best Champion for the Creative Class/Cultural Catalyst
Coolest House
Best Storefront
Best Alternative Monthly Newspaper (kidding!)
Best Accommodations
Best Cheap Thrill
Best Kept Secret
Best New Band
Best New Event
Best Performing Arts
Best Shop
Best Art Gallery
Best Live Music

Nominate your faves by clicking here.

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