See you next year!

2022 Best of Big D Event

On Thursday, August 4, Best of Big D returned in full force to the Factory in Deep Ellum. More than 850 gathered to celebrate Dallas’ best food, drink, and entertainment—all under one roof.

Check Out Previous Best of Big D Events


How are the Best of Big D 2022 winners selected?

For eleven months, the D Magazine editors revisited old favorites and checked out the latest openings. They asked for suggestions, talked to the experts, and compared notes. Our editors select winners based entirely on merit and grit. Advertising does not affect the editor’s list in any way, shape, or form.


The Readers’ Choice winners for the Food & Drink category were selected by D Magazine readers through an online voting form.


When will the Best of Big D 2022 winners be announced?

The complete list of winners will featured in the August 2022 issue of D Magazine and will be featured in the September/October 2022 issue of D Home. You can view the 2021 D Magazine‘s list of winners here.

Where can I get tickets to this year’s Best of Big D event?

Head to the ticket page here.

How much are tickets?

$110 for General Admission

$165 for VIP

What do GA and VIP tickets include?

A $110 general admission ticket gets you unlimited access you access to offerings from 20+ restaurants and bars, a full night of entertainment, fantastic photo ops, and a year-long subscription to D Magazine.


A $165 VIP ticket get you early access to the event an hour before the general public and first dibs on all the food and drinks, a private lounge area, and specialty cocktails and bites reserved exclusively for you.

When and where is the event?

This year’s Best of Big D event will take place at The Factory in Deep Ellum on Thursday, August 4.

VIP Admission: 6-7 p.m.; General Admission: 7-10 p.m.

Where do I park?

Ride share is strongly encouraged. Parking in Deep Ellum is limited. There is parking available at The Stack​, a parking garage, located directly behind The Factory at the corner of Henry and Clover. Price is per car.

Luxury rideshare partner Alto is offering $10 off rides to and from The Factory in Deep Ellum to all attendees. To redeem this offer, download the Alto app and add code BOBD22 under the “Profile” → “Promotions” section of the app.

What is your refund policy?

Tickets will be refunded only in the event of cancellation. No ticket exchanges will be issued.

Can I get more information?

Contact Gigi Ekstrom here for more general questions. Contact Rachel Gill here for advertising and sponsorship opportunities.