Best Of Nashville Voting Now Open! See Some Of Our Staff Picks!

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It’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year when everyone is politicking for your vote for Best of Nashville. I guess it is for good reason too. It’s an honor to be recognized by your peers (we were truly honored by you guys voting for us in last year’s contest), but, it is a much bigger deal for brick and mortar businesses to receive these accolades. Their livelihood depends on people knowing about and trusting them. It’s no wonder that sign shops go into high production mode making banners for the local winners to advertise the honor, and it’s the reason that you should take some time to enter in the contest.

Here are the rules. Go to the Nashville Scene’s Survey Page. Log in either with your Facebook ID or by creating an account. Start entering your votes. Note: There are multiple pages of categories for the 242 entries (For instance, you could enter No Country For New Nashville as best music blog and/or best local blog on Page 4). Important: You must provide at least 20 entries for a valid submission.

So, we want to give a shout out to some of our staff’s personal faves this year. After the jump, we’ve provided 20 picks from some of our primary contributors. There were some tough choices, but that’s what makes these polls fun.

ADAM’S PICKS

Best Bar that Makes You Feel Like You’re Not in Nashville: McNamara’s Irish Pub
Best Beer Selection: The Flying Saucer
Best Craft Beer Retailer: Craft Brewed
Best Coffeehouse: J & J’s Market and Cafe
Best Dive Bar: Santa’s Pub
Best Pizza (non-chain): DeSano’s
Best Local Brewery: Jackalope
Best Local Bookstore: McKay
Best Place to Buy Vinyl: Grimey’s New and Preloved Music
Best Concert Series: Live on the Green
Best Local Band: Luella and the Sun
Best Place to Hear Live Music: The Family Wash
Best Art Happening: Bruce Munro’s Light at Cheekwood
Best Performing Arts Group: Actors Bridge Ensemble
Best Place to See a Play: Centennial Park
Best Radio Station: Lightning 100
Best Local Blog: No Country for New Nashville
Best Music Blog: No Country for New Nashville
Best Park: Percy Warner Park
Best Thing Nashville Needs: A Barcade

JESSIKA’S PICKS

Best Vintage Clothing Store: Local Honey
Best Place To Buy Vinyl: Grimey’s New and Preloved Music
Best NonProfit: Magdalene
Best Attorney: James Sperring (Gideon, Cooper, & Essary)
Best Concert Series: Musician’s Corner
Best Place To Hear Live Music: The Ryman Auditorum
Best Performing Arts Group: Sideshow @ Actors Bridge
Best Local Theatre Company: Actors Bridge Ensemble
Best Movie Theater: The Belcourt Theatre
Best Local Event/Festival: Sideshow Fringe Festival
Best Free Fun: Live On The Green
Best Local You’d Like To See Cameo On Nashville: Matt Hall
Best Radio Station: Lightning 100
Best Facebook Page: The Nashville I Wish I Knew
Best Twitter: @CAPNCUMBERLAND
Best Local Sports Team: The Nashville Pioneers
Best Scandal Of The Year: Nashville Symphony
Best Rollergirl: Betty Rampage
Best Thing Nashville Needs: More artist housing like Ryman Lofts
Best Category We Forgot: Best Place To Buy Comics

LAUREN’S PICKS

Best Deli: Noshville
Best French Fries: Burger Up
Best Gelato: Bravo Gelato
Best Hot Dog: The Dog of Nashville
Best Ice Cream: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Best Margarita: Alegria
Best Meat-and-Three: Rotier’s
Best Mediterranean: Kalamata’s
Best Neighborhood Bar: No. 308 or Red Door East
Best Vegetarian Menu: The Wild Cow
Best Local Brewery: Yazoo
Best Place To Buy Jeans: Posh
Best Eyewear: SEE Eyewear
Best Local Bookstore: Howlin’ Books
Best Place To Buy Vinyl: Grimeys New and Preloved Music
Best Place To Buy/Sell Music: The Groove
Best Vet: Value Vet
Best Place To Adopt A Pet: The Cat Shoppe & Dog Store
Best Local Pet Boutique: The Cat Shoppe & Dog Store
Best GLBT Bar: Play
Best Place To Hear Live Music: Mercy Lounge
Best Local Blog: No Country For New Nashville
Best Music Blog: No Country For New Nashville

MATT’S PICKS

Best Brewhouse: Fat Bottom
Best Craft Beer Retailer: Craft Brewed
Best Coffeehouse: Ugly Mugs
Best Hot Chicken: Pepperfire
Best Pizza (non-chain): Five Points Pizza
Best Ice Cream: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Best Local Brewery: Turtle Anarchy
Best Local Bookstore: Howlin’ Books
Best Place to Buy Vinyl: Grimeys New and Preloved Music
Best Concert Series: Live on the Green
Best Local Event/Festival: East Nashville Underground
Best Real Estate Agent: Baggett Property Group
Best Place To Throw Darts: The Villager Tavern
Best Local Theater Co.: Actors Bridge Ensemble
Best Local You Would Like To See Cameo On Nashville: Brandon Jazz
Best Radio Station: Lightning 100
Best Local Blog: No Country For New Nashville (duh)
Best Music Blog: No Country For New Nashville (ditto)
Best Music Writer: Marissa Moss
Best Park: Percy Warner Park

PHILIP’S PICKS

Best Burrito: Taqueria San Luis
Best Burger: The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
Best Coffeehouse: Barista Parlor
Best Dive Bar: Springwater Supper Club
Best Liquor Store: Midtown Wine & Spirits
Best Pizza (non-chain): Manny’s House of Pizza
Best Local Brewery: Yazoo
Best New Retail Store (Opened Since October 2012): DCXV
Best Vintage Clothing Store: The Hip Zipper
Best Place to Buy/Sell Music: Grimeys New and Preloved Music
Best Concert Series: East Nashville Underground
Best Country Music Artist: Caitlin Rose
Best Visual Artist: Ryan McCauley
Best Movie Theater: The Belcourt Theatre
Best Local You Would Like To See Make A Cameo On Nashville: Alanna Quinn-Broadus (Alanna Royale)
Best Radio Station: Lightning 100
Best Local Blog: No Country For New Nashville
Best Music Blog: No Country For New Nashville
Best Place To Take Out-Of-Towners: Love Circle
Best Category We Forgot: Best Pioneers Player

1 comment

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