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Best Reason to Live in C-Town 

Best Reason to Leave C-Town 

Best Neighborhood

Best Area You'd Like to See Revitalized 
The Flats

Best City Service 

Best Bus Line 

Best Local Landmark 
Terminal Tower

Best Eyesore 
East Bank of the Flats

Best Festival 
The Feast of the Assumption

Best Park 
Edgewater Park

Best Hiking or Biking Trail 

Best Place to Swim 
Mentor Headlands

Best Place to Bowl 
Corner Alley
402 Euclid Ave., 216.298.4070

Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Visitors
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., 216.781.7625

Best Place to Take Kids 
Cleveland Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way, 216.661.6500

Best Day Trip From C-Town 
Cedar Point
Sandusky, 419.627.2350

Best Indian (Not Named Grady) 
Asdrubal Cabrera

Best Brown (Not Named Brady) 
Josh Cribbs

Best Cav (Not Named LeBron) 

News & Media

Best Politician 
Joe Cimperman

Best Troublemaker 
Frank Russo

Best Local Scandal 
Dimora-Russo investigation

Best Use of Taxpayer Funds 
Medical Mart

Best Mis-Use of Taxpayer Funds 
Medical Mart

Best Local Issue You're Sick of 

Best Local Blog 
Waiting for Next Year

Best Local YouTube Clip 
"Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video"

Best Local Radio Personality 

Best Local Newsperson 
Romona Robinson

Best Local Sportscaster 
Jim Donovan

Goods & Services 

Best Local Boutique 
Banyan Tree
2242 Professor Ave., 216.241.1209

Best Local Thrift or Consignment 
Multiple locations,

Best Eco-Friendly Business 
Great Lakes Brewery
2516 Market Ave., 216.771.4404

Best Adult Store  
Adult Mart
Multiple locations,

Best Source to Furnish Your Apartment 
Design Union
26000 Richmond Rd., Bedford, 216.464.1600

Best Clothing Store: 
Local: The Mission
14625 Madison Ave., 216.227.0404

Chain: American Apparel
1782 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.320.1761

Best Bookstore: 
Local: Macs Backs
1820 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.321.2665

Chain: Half Price Books
Multiple locations,

Best Place to Buy Vinyl 
Music Saves
15801 Waterloo Rd., 216.481.1875

Best Place to Rent a Flick 
1836 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.932.7287

Best Place to Buy Groceries 
Multiple locations,

Best Farmers Market 
Westside Market
1979 W. 25th St., 216.664.3387

Best Liquor Store 
Multiple locations,

Best Selection of Microbrews 
Bier Market
1948 W. 25th St., 216.344.9944

Best Tattoo Shop
Tattoo Faction
30584 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, 440.686.1311

Best Place to Trim your Locks 
Crazy Mullets
14807 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.712.7733; 1830 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.320.9891

Best place to Pump Iron: 
Local: Fit
3408 Bridge Ave, 216.961.0100

Chain: Fitworks
Multiple locations,

Best Animal Hospital 
1502 Abbey Ave., 216.771.4414

Best Spa
1870 W. 25th St., 216.939.1760


Best Local Chef 
Mike Symon

Best New Restaurant 
Green House Tavern
2038 E. 4th St., 216.443.0511

Best Upscale Restaurant 
Crop Bistro
1400 W. 6th St., 216.696.2767

Best Place to Eat on a Budget 
The Place to Be
1391 Warren Rd., 216.226.8783

Best First-Date Restaurant 
Fat Fish Blue
21 Prospect Ave., 216.875.6000

Best Vegetarian Restaurant 
Multiple locations,

Best Patio Dining 
The Harp
4408 Detroit Ave., 216.939.0200

Best Late-Night Dining 
My Friends
11616 Detroit Ave., 216.221.2575

Best Cup of Joe 
Multiple locations,

Best Brunch 
Lucky's Café
777 Starkweather Ave., 216.622.7773

Best Ice Cream Parlor 
Multiple locations,

Best Place to Grab a Sandwich 
Melt Bar & Grilled
14718 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.226.3699

Best Pizza 
Multiple locations,

Best Greek 
Mad Greek
2466 Fairmount Blvd., 216.421.3333

Best Indian
India Garden
18405 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.221.0676

Best Italian 
Mama Santa's
12305 Mayfield Rd., 216.231.9567,

Best Chinese 
Bo Loong
3922 St. Clair Ave., 216.391.3113

Best Thai
Lemon Grass
2179 Lee Rd., 216.321.0210

Mint on Coventry
1791 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.320.9915

Best Japanese 
3900 Medina Rd., Akron, 330.670.0288

Best Middle Eastern 
Multiple locations,

Best Mexican 
8870 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440.205.5966

Best Latin
La Boca
5800 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.961.5800

Best Sushi
Sushi Rock
Multiple locations,

Best Korean
Tree Country
1803 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216.321.0644

Best Place to Cure 2 a.m. Munchies 

Multiple locations,


Best Local Beer 
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2516 Market Ave., 216.771.4404

Best Drinks on a Budget 
McCarthy's Ale House
16918 Detroit Ave., 216.228.1340

Best Happy Hour 
1600 W. 2nd St., 216.621.6200

Best Neighborhood Bar 
1109 Starkweather Ave., 216.937.1938

Best Wine Bar 
Rocky River Wine Bar
1313 Linda Rd., Rocky River, 440.799.4300

Best Martini Bar 
Olivor Twist
4061 Erie St., Willoughby, 440.946.0900

Best Dive Bar 
Dive Bar
1214 W. 6th St., 216.621.7827

Best Drunken Hook-Up Bar 
Garage Bar

1859 W 25th St., 216.696.7772

Best Sports Bar 
Multiple locations,

Best Hipster Bar 
B-Side Lounge
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd, 216.932.1966

Best Bar for Smokers 
Cowboy Food & Drink
8586 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, 440.708.1011

Best Gay Bar
Bounce/Union Station
2814 Detroit Ave., 216.357.2997

Best Lesbian Bar 
The Nickel
4365 State Rd., 216.661.1314

Best Karaoke
Magic Galaxy Entertainment
7309 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440.946.7563

Best Bartender 
Debbie McConkey, McCarthy's

Best Gentlemen's Club 
Thee Diamond Men's Club
1628 Fall St., 216.621.1840

Best Dance Club
(Tie) BarRoom Cleveland
200 Euclid Ave., 216.685.0000

Touch Supper Club
2710 Lorain Ave, 216.631.5200

Best DJ at a Club 
DJ Mario

Best Club Night or Event 
Hip Hop Night @ Touch Supper Club (last Saturday of each month)
2710 Lorain Ave, 216.631.5200

Best Bar Food 
Winking Lizard
Multiple locations,

Arts & Entertainment

Best Original Band 
The Black Keys

Best Cover Band 
Breakfast Club

Best Solo Music Artist 
Joshua Jesty

Best Rock Club 
Hi-Fi Concert Club

11729 Detroit Ave., 216.221.4747

Best Place to Hear Hip-Hop 
The View Ultra Lounge
618 E. Prospect Ave, 216.664.1815

Best Underground Music Venue 
2045 E. 21st St., 216.776.9999

Best All-Ages Venue to See Bands 
House of Blues
308 Euclid Ave., 216.523.2583

Best Local Internet Radio for Music

Best Radio Station for Music 
WMMS 100.7 (

Best Movie Theater 
Cleveland Cinemas
Multiple locations,

Best Local Theater Company 
Beck Center
17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.521.2540

Best Drag Performer 
Kim Woodworth of Simply His Servants/

Cedar Lee Rocky Horror cast

Best Art Gallery
2220 Superior Viaduct, 216.621.2314

Best Visual Artist 
Amy Casey

Best Non-Art Museum 
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade oval, 216.231.4600

Best New Book by a Local Author 
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon



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