The Best of Cleveland 2019

It's that time again, folks, that most glorious and positive time of the year when we take a step back and recognize the absolute best...

Best of Cleveland: Intro

People and Places


People & Places

Shops and Services


Shops & Services

Bars and Clubs


Bars & Clubs

Arts and Entertainment


Arts & Entertainment

Food and Drink


Food & Drink

Sports and Recreation


Sports & Recreation

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Winner: Metropolitan at the 9 2nd: Hilton Downtown 3rd: Westin Cleveland Downtown 4th: Aloft (Flats) 5th: Kimpton Schofield...

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Best Place to Take a Visitor

Readers’ Choice Winner: West Side Market 2nd: Cleveland Museum of Art 3rd: Metroparks 4th: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 5th: Edgewater Beach...

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Best Family Outing

Readers’ Choice Winner: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 2nd: Indians’ Game 3rd: Cleveland Metroparks 4th: Cedar Point 5th: Edgewater Park...

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Best Neighborhood

Readers’ Choice Winner: Lakewood 2nd: Ohio City 3rd: Cleveland Heights 4th: Tremont 5th: Detroit Shoreway/Gordon Square...

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Best Free Outing

Readers’ Choice Winner: Cleveland Museum of Art 2nd: Cleveland Metroparks 3rd: West Side Market 4th: Edgewater Park 5th: Wade Oval Wednesday...

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Best Apartment Complex

Readers’ Choice Winner: The 9 2nd: One University Circle 3rd: The Bingham 4th: The Quarter 5th: The Edison...

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Best Bed and Breakfast

Readers’ Choice Winner: The Inn at Brandywine Falls 2nd: Washington Place Inn 3rd: Glidden House 4th: J. Palen House...

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Best Seasonal Festival/Event

Readers’ Choice Winner: The Feast of the Assumption 2nd: Dyngus Day 3rd: Ingenuity Fest 4th: Brite Winter Fest 5th: Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl...

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Best Outdoor Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Winner: Cleveland Botanical Garden 2nd: Squire’s Castle 3rd: Mapleside Farms 4th: The Shoreby Club 5th: Lago East Bank...

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Best Indoor Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Winner: Cleveland Museum of Art 2nd: The Arcade 3rd: Windows on the River 4th: 78th Street Studios 5th: The Ballroom at Park Lane...

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Best Radio Station

Readers’ Choice Winner: 90.3 WCPN Ideastream 2nd: Q104 3rd: 100.7 WMMS 4th: 92.3 The Fan 5th: 98.5 WNCX...

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Best College Radio Station

Readers’ Choice Winner: 88.7 WJCU, John Carroll 2nd: 91.1 WRUW, Case Western 3rd: 89.3 WCSB, Cleveland State 4th: Black Squirrel Radio, Kent State University Online...

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Best Radio Show

Readers’ Choice Winner: Jen & Tim Show (Star 102.1) 2nd: Alan Cox Show (WMMS 100.7) 3rd: Rover’s Morning Glory (WMMS 100.7) 4th: The Bull &...

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Best Online Radio Station

Readers’ Choice Winner: Black Squirrel Radio 2nd: oWOW Radio...

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    • Papa Nick's Pizza in Cleveland is definitely not closed, it is thriving! Come on by!

    • on June 6, 2019
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    • The Empire is a great place to see quality bands. The people who work there…

    • on May 15, 2019
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