It’s almost that time of year again, to vote for OutInCanberra’s annual People’s Choice Awards. Once again, we are excited for another great year recognising Canberra’s best in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Giving power to the people, we want Canberrans to have their voice heard by voting for their favourite among our various categories. As always, our six main categories include favourite restaurant, café, nightlife, entertainment, event & attraction and local product. With sub-category winners also up for grabs, winners of a main category will be unable to take home a sub-category nomination, making room for more local love.

2022 was an amazing year for the People’s Choice Awards with record-breaking votes. Taking home a main category award, the following venues were named the people’s favourite:

Favourite Café: Gather Cafe

Favourite Restaurant: AKIBA

Favourite Nightlife: Hopscotch

Favourite Entertainment: Kingpin Canberra

Favourite Event and Attraction: Royal Australian Mint

Favourite Local Product: Capital Brewing Co.

We also welcome our gold sponsor, Belconnen’s new Capital Food Market and silver sponsor, multipurpose ordering platform Stokl. Like us, our sponsors are committed to the Canberra community, recognising the importance of celebrating the incredible achievements of our local businesses.

Want to see your favourite local venue named the people’s favourite? Voting commences on Monday 9 October, so make sure to set your alarms and get involved!

The main category winners will be announced as part of the annual Canberra Region Tourism Awards held on Friday 24 November 2023.