Readers' Choice Poll

Readers' Choice

The people have spoken. thousands upon thousands of them! And after tallying more than 13,000 votes, we’re proud to present your picks for the very best things in St. Louis.

If you’re not into democracy and would prefer to start with our staff picks, there’s a solution to that, too. Dive right in to the list of winners chosen by our writers and editors.

Best All-Ages Venue
The Pageant
www.thepageant.com

Best Band Name
The Fuck Off and Dies
fuckoffanddies.bandcamp.com

Best Band to Die in the Past Year
Kentucky Knife Fight

Best Blues Club
BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups
bbsjazzbluessoups.com

Best Burlesque Troupe
Seven Zero Eight
www.708stl.com

Best Concert of the Past Year
Fleetwood Mac at Scottrade Center

Best Dance Company
Missouri Ballet Theatre
missouriballettheatre.org/wordpress

Best Dance Events
Dance St. Louis
www.dancestlouis.org

Best Film Series
St. Louis International Film Festival
www.cinemastlouis.org

Best Hip-Hop Club
Horny Goat

Best Jazz Club
Jazz at the Bistro
www.jazzstl.org/jazz-at-the-bistro

Best Live-Music Venue
The Pageant
www.thepageant.com

Best Live Music Venue to Die in the Past Year
Plush

Best Local Album
Dear Liver, by the Fuck Off and Dies
fuckoffanddies.bandcamp.com

Best Local Artist
Pokey LaFarge
www.pokeylafarge.net

Best Movie Theater
The Tivoli Theatre
www.landmarktheatres.com/st-louis/tivoli-theatre

Best Music Festival
LouFest
www.loufest.com

Best Radio Show
Radio Rich Dalton, Our Musical Roots
www.ourmusicalroots.com

Best Radio Station
Our Musical Roots
www.ourmusicalroots.com

Best Recording Studio
Native Sound Recording
nativesoundrecording.com

Best Rock Club
The Firebird
www.firebirdstl.com

Best 3 A.M. Bar
Mangia Italiano
dineatmangia.net

Best Bakery
McArthur’s Bakery
www.mcarthurs.com

Best Bar
Three Kings Public House
threekingspub.com

Best Barbecue
Sugarfire Smoke House
www.sugarfiresmokehouse.com

Best Bartender
Seth Wahlman, Eclipse
www.eclipsestlouis.com

Best Brunch
The Bevo Mill
thebevomill.com

Best Burger
Dave & Tony’s

Baileys’ Range
baileysrange.com

Best Chain Restaurant
St. Louis Bread Company
www.panerabread.com

Best Chef
Bobby Tessler, St. Louis Wing Co.
stlwingco.com

Best Chicken Wings
St. Louis Wing Co.
stlwingco.com

Best Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Noodle Cafe
www.peggyhou.com

Best Cocktails
The Royale
www.theroyale.com

Best Coffeehouse
Kaldi’s
kaldiscoffee.com

Best Comfort Food
Grove East Provisions

Best Deli/Sandwich Shop
Blues City Deli
www.bluescitydeli.com

Best Desserts
Cyrano’s Cafe
cyranos.com

Best Diner
City Diner

Best Doughnuts
Strange Donuts
strangedonuts.com

Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
St. Louis Pretzel Boy’s
www.stlpretzelboys.com

Best Food Truck
Seoul Taco
www.seoultaco.com

Best Fried Chicken
Gallagher’s Restaurant
www.gallagherswaterloo.com

Best Gay Bar
Just John Nightclub
www.justjohnclub.com

Best Greek Restaurant
Olympia Kebob House and Taverna
olympiakebobandtavern.com

Best Ice Cream
Ices Plain & Fancy
www.icesplainandfancy.com

Best Indian Restaurant
House of India
www.hoistl.com

Best Italian Restaurant
Anthonino’s Taverna
anthoninos.com

Best Korean Restaurant
Seoul Taco
www.seoultaco.com

Best Late-Night Dining
The Gramophone
www.gramophonestl.com

Best Local Brewery
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
urbanchestnut.com/home

Best Margarita
Flamingo Bowl
www.flamingobowl.com

Best Martini
Pin-Up Bowl
pinupbowl.com

Best Mexican Restaurant
Chava’s
www.chavasmexican.com

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
The Pat Connolly Tavern
www.patconnollytavern.com

Best New Bar
The Tick Tock Tavern
www.theticktock.com

Best New Restaurant
Pizzino
www.pizzinostl.com

Best Outdoor Dining Vin de Set
vindeset.com

Best St. Louis-Style Pizza
Imo’s
imospizza.com

Best Non-St. Louis-Style Pizza
JJ Twigs
www.jjtwigsstl.com/jjtwigs-stl

Best Place for Day Drinking
The Royale
www.theroyale.com

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians
Tree House
treehousestl.com

Best Restaurant to Die in the Past Year
Miss Leon’s

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Pays
Sidney Street Cafe
sidneystreetcafe.com

Best Sports Bar
The Post Sports Bar and Grill
thepostsportsbar.com

Best Steak House
Tucker’s Place
tuckersplacestl.com

Best Thai Restaurant
Zen Thai & Japanese Cuisine
www.zenstl.com

Best Antique Store
Emporium St. Louis
emporium-stlouis.com

Best Bridal Store
Maiden Voyage Bridal
maidenvoyagebridal.com

Best Car Repair
Reliance Automotive
relianceautomotive.com

Best Clothing Boutique
Paper Dolls
www.paperdolls.boutique

Best Flea Market
Saint Louis Swap Meet at the Lemp Brewery
stlswapmeet.com

Best Florist
Walter Knoll Florist
www.wkf.com

Best Garden Center
Bayer’s Garden Shop
www.bayergardenshops.com

Best Gift Shop
The Loft Gift Shop at Sappington House
sappingtonhouse.org

Best Grocery
Schnucks
www.schnucks.com

Best Hardware Store
Ace
www.acehardware.com

Best Home Decor
The Refind Room
therefindroom.com

Best Jewelry Store
Paramount Jewelers
www.paramountjewelers.com

Best Mall
West County Center
www.shopwestcountycenter.com

Best Pet Groomers
Petropolis
www.petropolis.com

Best Place to Buy Furniture
Dau Neu
dauneu.com

Best Place to Get a Mani/Pedi
Beautiful Nails
www.beautifulnailsstl.com

Best Record Store
Vintage Vinyl
www.vintagevinyl.com

Best Salon
V Vegaz

Best Sex Shop
Box
boxstl.squarespace.com

Best Smoke Shop
TNT Glass Designs

Best Vapor Store
Vapor Exchange
vaporexchangeecigs.com

Best Activist
Stephen Houldsworth

Best Blues Player
Vladimir Tarasenko

Best Cardinals Player
Yadier Molina

Best Cheap Thrill
Trikke STL
www.trikkestl.com

Best Hair on a Local TV Personality
Jasmine Huda, KMOV (Channel 4)

Best Journalist
Bill McClellan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Best Place for a First Date
Flamingo Bowl
www.flamingobowl.com

Best Place for a Last Date
Talayna’s Juke Box Restaurant

Best Place to Live
Webster Groves

Best Politician
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay

Best Rams Player
Chris Long

Best Villain
Stan Kroenke

Best Bike Path
Katy Trail
www.bikekatytrail.com

Best Bike Shop
Big Shark
bigshark.com

Best Gym
Club Fitness
www.clubfitness.us

Best Place to Hike
Castlewood State Park
mostateparks.com/park/castlewood-state-park

Best Public Park
Forest Park
www.forestparkforever.org

Best Public Pool
Marquette Park
www.stlouis-mo.gov

Best Running Trail
Grant’s Trail
www.bikegrantstrail.com

Best Yoga Studio
Practicing Yoga Studio
www.practicingyogastudio.com

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