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Best Of :: Readers' Choice

Readers' Choice Contest 2015

Isn't it nice to be asked your opinion? When we put out our annual Readers' Choice poll, you swept in with your picks for the tastiest eats, cheapest drinks, coolest shows, and tons of other killer amenities the Twin Cities has to offer. We took those, compiled them, and listed them below. You've already read what we think is the best of the best; now it's your turn to sing some praises.



ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

BEST ALBUM OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS
All Hands, Doomtree

BEST ALL-AGES VENUE
First Avenue

BEST ART GALLERY
The Soap Factory

BEST BAR GAME
Trivia by Trivia Mafia

BEST COMEDY CLUB
Acme Comedy Co.

BEST COMEDY OPEN MIC
Acme Comedy Co.

BEST CONCERT OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS
Doomtree Blowout

BEST CONCERT OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS (TOURING)
The Replacements

BEST CONCERT VENUE
First Avenue

BEST DANCE CLUB
First Avenue

BEST DANCE NIGHT
Transmission

BEST FASHION SHOW
I AM MPLS!

BEST FESTIVAL
Art-a-Whirl

BEST HIP-HOP ARTIST
Lizzo

BEST INSTAGRAM
Eat.Drink.Dish MPLS (@eatdrinkdishmpls)

BEST JAM BAND
Trampled By Turtles

BEST KARAOKE
Vegas Lounge

BEST LOCAL FASHION DESIGNER
Emma Berg

BEST LOCAL RECORD LABEL
Rhymesayers Entertainment

BEST LOCAL STANDUP COMIC
Jenn Schaal

BEST MOVIE THEATER
Riverview Theater

BEST MUSEUM
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Rock the Garden

BEST NEW BAND
Hippo Campus

BEST PUBLIC ART
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

BEST R&B ARTIST
Lizzo

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY
Barb Abney

BEST RADIO STATION
89.3 the Current

BEST RECORD STORE DAY LOCATION
Electric Fetus

BEST ROCK CLUB
First Avenue

BEST SINGLE
"Let 'Em Say," Lizzo & Caroline Smith

BEST TATTOO PARLOR
Leviticus Tattoo

BEST THEATER
Guthrie Theater

BEST TV NEWSCASTER
Sven Sundgaard

BEST TV SPORTS ANCHOR
Eric Perkins

BEST TV STATION
KARE 11

BEST VOCALIST (FEMALE)
Dessa

BEST VOCALIST (MALE)
Jeremy Messersmith


SPORTS & RECREATION

BEST BIKE TRAIL
The Midtown Greenway

BEST BOWLING ALLEY
Bryant-Lake Bowl

BEST COACH
Jerry Kill

BEST GYM
YMCA

BEST PLACE TO ICE SKATE
The Depot Ice Rink

BEST PLACE TO SHOOT POOL
Grumpy's Bar & Grill

BEST PLACE TO SLED
Theodore Wirth Park

BEST PUBLIC PARK
Minnehaha Falls

BEST SPORTS TEAM
Minnesota Wild

BEST TIMBERWOLVES PLAYER
Kevin Garnett

BEST TWINS PLAYER
Joe Mauer

BEST VIKINGS PLAYER
Teddy Bridgewater

BEST WILD PLAYER
Zach Parise


SHOPPING & SERVICES

BEST ADULT STORE
The Smitten Kitten

BEST ART SUPPLIES
Dick Blick Art Materials

BEST BOOKSTORE (NEW)
Magers & Quinn Booksellers

BEST BOOKSTORE (USED)
Half Price Books

BEST BOUTIQUE
Patina

BEST CLOTHING STORE (VINTAGE)
Rewind Vintage

BEST GAMING SHOP
Source Comics & Games

BEST GIFT STORE
Patina

BEST HAIRCUT
BANGbang

BEST HOTEL
The Saint Paul Hotel

BEST LINGERIE STORE
Flirt Boutique

BEST MALL
Mall of America

BEST PLACE TO BUY VINYL
Electric Fetus

BEST THRIFT STORE
Unique Thrift Store


FOOD & DRINK

BEST BLOODY MARY
Hell's Kitchen

BEST BREAKFAST
Keys Cafe

BEST BREWERY
Surly Brewing Co.

BEST BRUNCH
Haute Dish

BEST BURGER (CLASSIC)
Matt's Bar

BEST CHINESE
Rainbow Chinese Restaurant & Bar

BEST COCKTAILS
Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

BEST COFFEE SHOP
Spyhouse

BEST DINER
Mickey's Diner

BEST DIVE BAR
Grumpy's

BEST DOUGHNUTS
Glam Doll Donuts

BEST FOOD TRUCK
World Street Kitchen

BEST FRIED CHICKEN
World Street Kitchen

BEST FRIES
Matt's Bar

BEST HAPPY HOUR
Liquor Lyle's

BEST ICE CREAM
Sebastian Joe's

BEST ITALIAN
Bar La Grassa

BEST LUNCH
Quang Restaurant

BEST MARGARITA
Barrio

BEST MEXICAN
Los Ocampo Restaurant & Bar

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Hola Arepa

BEST PANCAKES
Keys Cafe

BEST PIZZA
Pizza Luce

BEST RESTAURANT FOR ROMANCE
W.A. Frost and Company

BEST RESTAURANT MINNEAPOLIS
Butcher & the Boar

BEST RESTAURANT ST. PAUL
The Strip Club Meat & Fish

BEST SERVICE
The Strip Club Meat & Fish

BEST SPORTS BAR
Mac's Industrial Sports Bar

BEST STATE FAIR FOOD
Cheese curds

BEST STEAK
Manny's Steakhouse

BEST SUSHI
Fuji Ya

BEST TACOS
Rusty Taco

BEST TAPROOM
Surly Brewing Co.

BEST WINGS
Runyon's
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