Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Bookstore (New)

Moon Palace Books

Moon Palace has been one of the Twin Cities’ best neighborhood bookstores since it opened in 2012. And don’t read the term “neighborhood bookstore” as a dismissal, either. Moon Palace is, more than nearly any other bookseller in town, a genuine gathering place for readers and writers in south Minneapolis. Since moving into a spacious new two-story building this year, Moon Palace has further expanded the idea of what a bookstore and a neighborhood gathering place can look like. It’s already home to the best book clubs in the Twin Cities, with focus areas like comics and queer titles. Beyond that, Geek Love Café is open for late-night beer and pizza, and the small performance space in the back hosts both local writers and touring bands.
Readers’ Choice: Wild Rumpus

Best Salad (2019) Geek Love Cafe

Best Comedy Club Acme Comedy Co.

Best Book (Nonfiction) 'First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom'

Best Museum Paisley Park

Best Theater Troupe Sheep Theater

Best Fashion Designer Winsome Goods

Best Public Art United Crushers

Best Choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis for TU Dance

Best Local Comedy Podcast 'Profession Confession' with Gabe Noah

Best Theater Penumbra Theatre

Best Mural CTUL Building

Best Actress Maeve Moynihan

Best Play 'Annie'

Best Dance Company Ragamala Dance Company

Best Art Gallery The White Page

Best Book (Fiction) 'Gone to Dust'

Best Fashion Event Fashion Week MN

Best Museum Exhibition 'Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe'

Best Gallery Exhibition Julie Buffalohead

Best Movie Theater Trylon Cinema

Best Art Event Spearwave

Best Local Standup Ali Sultan

Best Open Mic (Comedy) The Comedy Corner Underground

Best Author Bao Phi

Best Director Laura Leffler

Best Actor Zack Myers

Best Dance Performance Morgan Thorson’s 'Still Life'

Best Bookstore (Used) Uncle Hugo’s

Best Place to Buy Art Supplies Northwest Graphic Supply Co.