Best of

the Twin Cities

Readers' Choice Contest 2016

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

BEST ALBUM OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS
Big GRRRL Small World, Lizzo

BEST ALL-AGES VENUE
The Cedar Cultural Center

BEST ART GALLERY
The Soap Factory

BEST BAR GAME
Trivia by Trivia Mafia

BEST CASINO
Mystic Lake

BEST COMEDY CLUB
Acme Comedy Co.

BEST COMEDY OPEN MIC
Acme Comedy Co. 

BEST CONCERT OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS
Rock the Garden

BEST CONCERT OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS (TOURING)
Alabama Shakes

BEST CONCERT VENUE
First Avenue

BEST DANCE CLUB
First Avenue

BEST DANCE NIGHT
Transmission

BEST FASHION SHOW
I AM MPLS!

BEST FESTIVAL (SUMMER)
Twin Cities Pride

BEST FESTIVAL (WINTER)
St. Paul Winter Carnival

BEST HOP-HOP ARTIST
Lizzo

BEST INSTAGRAM
@eatdrinkdishmpls

BEST JUKEBOX
Grumpy's NE

BEST KARAOKE
Vegas Lounge

BEST LOCAL FESHION DESIGNER
Samantha Rei

BEST LOCAL RECORD LABEL
Rhymesayers Entertainment

BEST LOCAL STANDUP COMIC
Tiffany Norton

BEST MOVIE THEATER
Riverview Theater

BEST MUSEUM
Minneapolis Institute of Art

BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Rock the Garden

BEST NEW BAND
Hippo Campus

BEST R&B ARTIST
Prince

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY
Mary Lucia

BEST RADIO STATION
89.3 The Current

BEST RECORD STORE DAY LOCATION
Electric Fetus

BEST STRIP CLUB
The Seville Club

BEST THEATER
The Gutherie Theater

BEST TV NEWSCASTER
Amelia Santaniello

BEST TV STATION
KARE-TV (Channel 11)

BEST VOCALIST (FEMALE)
Dessa

BEST VOCALIST (MALE)
Prince

 

SHOPPING & SERVICES

BEST ART SUPPLIES
Dick Blick Art Materials 

BEST BOOKSTORE (NEW)
Magers & Quinn Booksellers

BEST BOOKSTORE (USED)
Half Price Books

BEST BOUTIQUE
Primp

BEST GAMING SHOP
Source Comics & Games

BEST GIFT STORE
Patina

BEST HOTEL
W Minneapolis - The Foshay

BEST LINGERIE STORE
Flirt Boutique

BEST PLACE TO BY VINYL
Electric Fetus

BEST SALON/SPA
Juut Salonspa

BEST TATTOO PARLOR
Leviticus Tattoo

BEST THRIFT STORE
Unique Thrift

BEST VINTAGE SHOP
Junket: Tossed & Found

 

SPORTS & RECREATION

BEST BOWLING ALLEY
Bryant-Lake Bowl

BEST COACH
Flip Saunders

BEST GYM
Lifetime Fitness

BEST LAKE
Lake Calhoun

BEST LYNX PLAYER
Maya Moore

BEST PLACE TO DO YOGA
CorePower Yoga

BEST PLACE TO ICE SKATE
The Depot

BEST PLACE TO PEOPLE-WATCH
Minnesota State Fair

BEST PLACE TO SHOOT POOL
Grumpy's

BEST PUBLIC PARK
Minnehaha Park and Falls

BEST SPORTS TEAM
Minnesota Lynx

BEST TIMBERWOLVES PLAYER
Karl-Anthony Towns

BEST TV SPORTS ANCHOR
Mark Rosen

BEST TWINS PLAYER
Joe Mauer

BEST VIKINGS PLAYER
Teddy Bridgewater

BEST WILD PLAYER
Zach Parise

 

FOOD & DRINK

BEST BLOODY MARY
Hell's Kitchen

BEST BREAKFAST
Keys Cafe

BEST BRUNCH
Hell's Kitchen 

BEST BURGER (CLASSIC)
Matt's Bar

BEST CHINESE
Rainbow Chinese

BEST COCKTAILS
Marvel Bar

BEST COFFEE SHOP
Spyhouse

BEST CRAFT DISTILLERY
Tattersall Distilling 

BEST DINER
Mickey's Diner

BEST DIVE BAR
Grumpy's NE

BEST DOUGHNUTS
Glam Doll Donuts

BEST FOOD TRUCK
Smack Shack

BEST FRIED CHICKEN
Revival

BEST FRIES
Five Guys Burgers and Fries

BEST HAPPY HOUR
Pat's Tap

BEST ICE CREAM
Izzy's

BEST ITALIAN
Cossetta Alimentari

BEST LOCAL BEER
Surly Furious

BEST MARGARITA
Barrio

BEST MEXICAN
Maya Cuisine

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
The Draft Horse

BEST PANCAKES
Original Pancake House

BEST PIZZA
Pizza Luce

BEST RESTAURANT FOR ROMANCE
W.A. Frost

BEST RESTAURANT MINNEAPOLIS
Spoon and Stable

BEST RESTAURANT ST. PAUL
Brasa Rotisserie

BEST SERVICE
Manny's Steakhouse

BEST SPORTS BAR
Herkimer Pub & Brewery

BEST STEAK
Manny's Steakhouse

BEST SUBURBAN EATS
Travail Kitchen and Amusements

BEST SUSHI
Masu Sushi & Robata

BEST TACOS
Rusty Tacos

BEST TAPROOM
Surly Brewing Co.

BEST VIETNAMESE
Quang Restaurant

BEST WINGS
Blue Door Pub