Home All Articles Special Issues Best of San DiegoThe 2010 Best Of Readers Poll
Nov. 30 1999 10:54 AM

The San Diego CityBeat readers have spoken


Our great Leader is so great: The results of our Readers Poll
exactly match his opinion for the best everything in San Diego, so he’s allowing us to publish them on the following pages, entirely uncensored, for the good of the community. Try to not get choked up as you marvel at his divine judgment.


Best annual music festival / music event

Adams Avenue Street Fair adamsaveonline.com/StreetFair

Honorable mention: North Park Music Thing, 94/9 Independence Jam, Jazz88 OB Music & Art Festival

Best beach in San Diego County


Honorable mention: La Jolla Shores, Torrey Pines, Black’s Beach, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach

Best hotel swimming pool open to the public

Lafayette Hotel 2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park lafayettehotelsd.com

Honorable mention: The Pearl, Handlery Hotel, Se San Diego Hotel

Best local annual event

Comic Con comic-con.org

Honorable mention: Del Mar Thoroughbred Racing, December Nights, San Diego County Fair, San Diego Pride Festival & Parade

Best local charity event

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure komen.org Honorable mention: AIDS Walk, San Diego Festival of Beer

Best local elected official

Donna Frye

Honorable mention: Todd Gloria, Jerry Sanders, Bob Filner, Susan Davis

Best local monument or landmark

Cabrillo National Monument nps.gov/cabr

Honorable mention: Coronado Bay Bridge, Mt. Soledad Cross, V-J Day Kiss Statue, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Best local nonprofit

Surfrider Foundation surfridersd.org

Honorable mention: Helen Woodward Animal Center, Jeans 4 Justice, San Diego Humane Society

Best local park

Balboa Park balboapark.org

Honorable mention: Kate Sessions Park, Petco Park in the Park, Chicano Park, Trolley barn Park

Best local tourist attraction

Balboa Park balboapark.org

Honorable mention: San Diego Zoo, Mission Beach boardwalk, La Jolla Cove, SeaWorld

Best neighborhood in San Diego

Pacific Beach

Honorable mention: North Park, Little Italy, Hillcrest

Best place to get a bail bond

King Stahlman Bail Bonds kingstahlmanbail.com D.Z. Akins, voted “Best Deli”

Honorable mention: Aladdin Bail Bonds, All-Pro Bail Bonds

Best place to keep your money (bank or credit union)

San Diego County Credit Union sdccu.com

Honorable mention: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, Mission Federal Credit Union

Best college or university

San Diego State University sdsu.edu

Honorable mention: UC San Diego, University of San Diego, San Diego City College

Best hotel

Hotel Del Coronado 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado hoteldel.com

Honorable mention: The Pearl, Hard Rock Hotel, U.S. Grant, La Valencia

Best theme park

San Diego Zoo sandiegozoo.org 

Honorable mention: SeaWorld, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Knott’s Soak City

Best boxing gym

Undisputed 3038 University Ave., North Park undisputedusa.com

Honorable mention: LA Boxing, Lava Fitness, Tap Out

Best chiropractor

Spence Chiropractic Center 8555 Station Village Lane, Suite B, Mission Valley spencechiropractic.com

Honorable mention: Chiropractique, Mission Valley Chiropractic, Kensington Chiropractic, Good Vibrations Family Chiropractic, Life Within Chiropractic

Best day spa

La Costa 2101 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad lacosta.com

Honorable mention: Hyatt La Jolla, The Hidden Spa, Rock Spa at Hard Rock Hotel, Cristiano Spa & Wellness

Best gym

24 Hour Fitness 24hourfitness.com

Honorable mention: Wave House Athletic Club, Mission Valley YMCA, Fit East Village, North Park Fitness

Best hair salon (guys)

Two Roses 2181 Logan Ave., Barrio Logan tworosesinc.com

Honorable mention: Sport Clips, Floyds 99 Barbershop, Disconnected

Best hair salon (ladies)

The Electric Chair Salon 4944 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach electricchairsalon.com

Honorable mention: Hair Drezzers on Fire, Disconnected, Bellagio Salon & Spa, Detour

Best hiking spot

Torrey Pines

Honorable mention: Cowles Mountain, Mission Trails, Sunset Cliffs

Best lasik surgery

Global Laser Vision globallaservision.com

Honorable mention: The San Diego Lasik Institute, Gordon and Weiss Vision Institute, Eye Laser and Vision Center

Best tattoo artist

Sulu’ape Angela @ Big City Tattoo Incorporated 2913 University Ave., North Park tat2inc.com

Honorable mention: Bill Canales @ Full Circle Tattoo, Rob Benavides @ Flying Panther Tattoo, Dave Hartman @ Big Fish Tattoo, Fip Buchanan @ Avalon II

Best tattoo parlor

Avalon II 3039 Adams Ave., Normal Heights avalontattoo.com

Honorable mention: Big City Tattoo, Nothing Sacred, Full Circle Tattoo

Best medical-marijuana collective

Cannabis Creations Wellness Cooperative 2505 El Cajon Blvd., University Heights cannabiscreationswellness.com

Honorable mention: OB Wellness Center, Green Door, San Diego Discount Caregivers

Best place to get a massage

The Knot Stop 1080 University Ave., Hillcrest theknotstop.com

Honorable mention: Massage Envy, Chiropractique, La Costa

Best place to get a facial

Massage Envy 1091 K St., East Village 7610 Hazard Center Drive, Mission Valley 2560 Laning Road, Point Loma massageenvy.com

Honorable mention: Salon Bordeaux, Swanky Sugar, Beauty and Body Lounge, About Face, A Serenity Hillcrest

Best place to get pierced

Church of Steel 750 Broadway, Downtown churchofsteel.com

Honorable mention: Apogee, Big City Tattoo, Enigma

Best place to get waxed 

The Undercarriage 1951 Fourth Ave., Bankers Hill 3385 30th St., North Park theundercarriage.com

Honorable mention: Pretty Kitty, Viva Brazil!, Beauty and Body Lounge, Le Wax

Best tanning salon

iTan itansolariums.com

Honorable mention: Hollywood Tans, Tan Diego, South Coast Tan, California Tan

Best yoga studio

Yoga One 1150 Seventh Ave., Downtown yogaonesandiego.com 

onorable mention: Bikram’s Yoga, Core Power, Pilgrimage of the Heart, Ginseng, OB Namaste

Best adult bookstore

F Street fstreet.com

Honorable mention: Rubber Rose, Hustler Hollywood. The Crypt, barnett Ave Adult, ManKind

Best art-supply store

Blick 1844 India St., Little Italy dickblick.com

Honorable mention: Michaels, Artist and Craftsman Supply, Visual Art Supply, Rhino Art Supplies

Best bead store

South Sun 8601 Aero Drive, Serra Mesa southsunproducts.com

Honorable mention: The Black Bead, Beads and More

Best comic-book store

Comics N Stuff 2435 E. Plaza Blvd, National City 555 Broadway, Suite 2027, Chula Vista 1020 El Cajon Blvd., El Cajon 

Honorable mention: Comikaze, Galactic Comics, On Comic Ground, Comic Gallery

Best cooking store

Great News 1788 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach great-news.com

Honorable mention: Williams Sonoma, Sur la Table

Best craft store

Michaels michaels.com

Honorable mention: Blick, Artist and Craftsman Supply, Visual Art Supply

Best golf shop

Golfsmith 824 Camino del Rio North, Mission Valley golfsmith.com

Honorable mention: Golf Mart, Del Mar Golf Center, Torrey Pines Golf Course Pro Shop

Best independent bookstore

Adams Avenue Bookstore 3502 Adams Ave., Normal Heights adamsavebooks.com

Honorable mention: Fifth Avenue Books, Warwick’s, Obelisk, Bluestocking Books

Best jewelry Store

Enhancery Jewelers 4242 Camino del Rio North, Mission Valley enhancery.com

Honorable mention: Coin Mart Jewelry, unicorn Jewelry, South Sun

Best kids clothing store

So Childish 1947 30th St., South Park sochildish.com

Honorable mention: Baby Frenzy, Sweet n Sassy, City Kids Beach Kids

Best antique shop

Ocean Beach Antique Mall 4926 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach antiquesinsandiego.com

Honorable mention: Adams Avenue Antiques, La Mesa Antique Mall

Best bathing-suit shop

Pilar’s 3745 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach pilarsbeachwear.com

Honorable mention: Gone Bananas, Hansen’s Surf Shop, Sun Diego

Best bike shop

Adams Ave Bicycles 2606 Adams Ave., Normal Heights aabikes.net

Honorable mention: Velo Cult, Mission Hills Bike Shop, Thomas Bike Shop

Best pet store

Pet Me Please 3401 Adams Ave., Normal Heights petmepleasesd.com

Honorable mention: South Bark Dog Wash, Pet Kingdom, Kensington Pet

Best skate shop

Ocean Beach Surf & Skate 4976 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach obsurfandskate.com

Honorable mention: Route 44, Hanger 94, Pacific Drive, Overload Skateshop

Best sunglass shop

Sunglass & Optical Warehouse 3450 Kurtz St., Suite D, Sports Arena 7777 Balboa Ave., Kearny Mesa sunglassoptical.com 

Honorable mention: Sunglass Hut, Hillcrest Optical, Eyes on Fifth

Best surf shop

Ocean Beach Surf & Skate 4976 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach obsurfandskate.com

Honorable mention: PB Surf Shop, South Coast Surf Shop, Mitch’s Surf Shop, Hansen’s Surf Shop

Best toy store

Geppetto’s geppettostoys.com

Honorable mention: Gunnzo, So Childish, Thinker Things

Best women’s clothing shop

Buffalo Exchange 3862 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest 1007 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach buffaloexchange.com

Honorable mention: Anthropologie, American Apparel, Mimi Red, Dream Girls, Alwayz In

Best men’s clothing shop

Frock You 4121 Park Blvd., Hillcrest www.frockyouvintage.com

Honorable mention: 5&A Dime, Men’s Warehouse, Bedouin Vintage, House Boi

Best place to buy vintage clothes

Frock You 4121 Park Blvd., Hillcrest frockyouvintage.com

Honorable mention: Buffalo Exchange, Flashbacks, Goodwill

Best motorcycle / off-road vehicle shop

Fun Bike Center 5755 Kearny Villa Road, Kearny Mesa funbike.com

Honorable mention: San Diego Harley Davidson, South Bay Motor Sports, North County House of Motorcycles

Best new furniture store 

Jerome’s Furniture jeromes.com

Honorable mention: Mor Furniture, West Elm, Underground Furniture

Best used furniture store

Nest Vintage 830 25th St., Golden Hill nestvintage.com

Honorable mention: Consignment Classics, Mid-Century Design, Atomic Bazaar

Best place to buy retro furniture

Nest Vintage 830 25th St., Golden Hill nestvintage.com

Honorable mention: Boomerang for modern, Atomic Bazaar, Bedouin Vintage

Best nursery and garden shop

Mission Hills Nursery 1525 Fort Stockton Drive, Mission Hills missionhillsnursery.com

Honorable mention: Walter Andersen, Armstrong’s Garden Centers, City Farmers Nursery

Best place to buy a car

Pacific Nissan 4433 Mission Bay Drive, Pacific Beach pacificnissan.com

Honorable mention: Bob Baker Toyota, Drew Ford, Fuller Honda

Best place to buy a gift

Babette Schwartz 421 University Ave., Hillcrest babette.com

Honorable mention: Pangea, Pigment, Leaping Lotus, Vintage Religion

Best place to buy music gear

Guitar Center 8825 Murray Drive, La Mesa 712 Center Drive, San Marcos guitarcenter.com

Honorable mention: Guitar Trader, Old Time Music, Apex Music

Best place to get new eyeglasses

Hillcrest Optical 420 thorn St., Hillcrest hillcrestoptical.com

Honorable mention: Arena Eyeworks, Urban Optiks, Uptown Optometry, Eyes on Fifth

Best CD store

M-Theory Music 915 W. Washington St., Mission Hills mtheorymusic.com

Honorable mention: Lou’s Records, Record City, Taang, Cow Records

Best used CD / record store

M-Theory Music 915 W. Washington St., San Diego mtheorymusic.com

Honorable mention: Lou’s Records, Record City, Cow

Best place to get vinyl records

Off the Record 2912 University Ave., North Park offtherecordmusic.com

Honorable mention: Lou’s Records, Record City, M-Theory Music, Taang

Best sex shop

Rubber Rose 3812 Ray St., North Park therubberrose.com

Honorable mention: Hustler Hollywood, Pleasures & Treasures, F Street, Dr. Love’s

Best shoe store (men)

Mint 525 University Ave., Hillcrest mintshoes.com

Honorable mention: Vans, Blends, Boot World

Best shoe store (women)

DSW 836 Camino del Rio North, Mission Valley dsw.com

Honorable mention: Mint, Frock You, Bedouin Vintage, Shoe Pavilion, Forward Footwear

Best smoke shop

The Black 5017 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach

Honorable mention: Illusions, Puff N Stuff, Vishions

Best sporting goods store

REI rei.com

Honorable mention: Play it Again Sports, Soccer Fanatic, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Best used bookstore

Fifth Avenue Books 3838 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest fifthavenuebooks.com

Honorable mention: Adams Avenue Books, Point Loma Books, Controversial Bookstore


Best Breakfast

Hash House A Go Go 3628 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest www.hashhouseagogo.com

Honorable mention: The Mission, The Broken Yolk, The Original Pancake House, Richard Walker’s Pancake House

Best Brunch

Humphreys 2303 Shelter Island Drive, humphreysbythebay.com

Honorable mention: Hash House A Go Go, The Mission, Urban Solace, Broken Yolk Café

Best Cajun restaurant

Buds Louisiana Cafe 4320 Viewridge Ave., Tierrasanta budscafe.com

Honorable mention: Gulf Coast Grill, New Orleans Creole Café, Crab Hut, House of Blues

Best casino buffet

Seasons Fresh Buffet at Barona 1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside barona.com

Honorable mention: Harvest Buffet at Viejas, The Buffet at Valley View Casino, Choices, The Buffet at Pala, Paipa’s Oasis Buffet at Sycuan

Best Chinese restaurant

PF Chang’s China Bistro 7077 Friars Road, Mission Valley 4540 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla pfchangs.com

Honorable mention: Mandarin House, Dumpling Inn, China Inn, Panda Express

Best coffeehouse

Claire de Lune 2906 University Ave., North Park clairedelune.com

Honorable mention: Pannikin, Lestat’s, Caffe Calabria, Twiggs

Best contemporary cuisine

Urban Solace 3823 30th St., North Park urbansolace.net 

Honorable mention: Cucina Urbana, The Linkery, Starlite, Alchemy

Best family restaurant

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto 962 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach 1747 India St., Little Italy 10330 Friars Road, Mission Valley realcheesepizza.com 

Honorable mention: Phil’s BBQ, Mimi’s Café, Antique Row Café, Pat and Oscar’s

Best Greek restaurant

Cafe Athena 1846 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach cafeathena.com

Honorable mention: Olympic Café, The Greek Café, Athens Market

Best hotel restaurant 

The Pearl 1410 Rosecrans St., Point Loma thepearlsd.com

Honorable mention: Red Fox, Nine-Ten, World Famous

Best Indian restaurant

Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India 960 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest bombayrestaurant.com

Honorable mention: India Palace, Monsoon, Royal India

Best Italian restaurant

Arrivederci Ristorante 3845 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest arrivederciristorante.com

Honorable mention: Mona Lisa, Il Postino, Cucina Urbana

Best Japanese restaurant

Nobu 207 Fifth Ave., Downtown noburestaurants.com

Honorable mention: Sushi Deli, Ono Sushi, Ichiban

Best Korean restaurant

Korea House 4620 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa

Honorable mention: Jeong Won Korean BBQ, Tofu House

Best Mexican restaurant

Old Town Mexican Café 2489 San Diego Ave., Old Town oldtownmexcafe.com

Honorable mention: Ponce’s, El Zarape, Ranchos, Pokez

Best new restaurant (open since October 2009)

El Take it Easy 3926 30th St., North Park eltakeiteasy.com

Honorable mention: Searsucker, Il Postino, Craft & Commerce, Barrio Star, Smoking Goat

Best outdoor dining

The Prado 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park www.pradobalboa.com

Honorable mention: C Level, Stone World Bistro and Gardens

Best place for cheap, good food

El Zarape 3201 Adams Ave., Normal Heights 4642 Park Blvd., University Heights elzarape.biz

Honorable mention: Evolution Fast Food, Chicken Pie Shop, Sushi Deli, El Indio, Hodad’s

Best place for late-night eats

Brian’s 24 828 Sixth Ave., Downtown brians24.com

Honorable mention: City Deli, In N Out Burger, Santana’s

Best place to get dim sum

Jasmine Seafood Restaurant 4609 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa jasmineseafood.com

Honorable mention: Emerald, China Max, Lucky Star

Best romantic restaurant

The Marine Room 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla marineroom.com

Honorable mention: The Prado, George’s at the Cove, Bertrand at Mister A’s, Old Venice

Best San Diego chef

Brian Malarkey (Searsucker)

Honorable mention: Deborah Scott, Rich Sweeney

Best Spanish restaurant 

Cafe Sevilla www.cafesevilla.com

Honorable mention: Costa Brava, Casa de Pico, Tapas Picasso

Best steak house

Donovan’s 570 K St., Downtown 4340 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla donovanssteakhouse.com

Honorable mention: Cowboy Star, Turf Supper Club, Riviera Supper Club, Bully’s East

Best sushi restaurant

Harney Sushi 3964 Harney St., Old Town 301 Mission Ave., Oceanside www.harneysushi.com

Honorable mention: Sushi Deli, Sushi on the Rock, Ono Sushi, Zensei Sushi, Ra

Best taco shop

Santana’s freshmxnfood.com

Honorable mention: El Zarape, Lucha Libre, Lolita’s

Best Thai restaurant

Amarin Thai 3843 Richmond St., Hillcrest amarinthaisandiego.com

Honorable mention: Lotus Thai, Taste of Thai, Saffron

Best Vietnamese restaurant

Saigon on Fifth 3900 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest Hodad’s, voted “Best Burger”

Honorable mention: OB Noodle House, Tao, Pho King

Food Stuff 

Best bakery

Bread & Cie 350 University Ave., Hillcrest breadandciecatering.com

Honorable mention: Cups La Jolla, Twiggs Bakery & Coffee, DZ Akins, Azucar

Best barbecue

Phil’s BBQ 3750 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway philsbbq.net

Honorable mention: Kansas City BBQ, BBQ Pit, BBQ House, Smokin Joe’s

Best burger

Hodad’s 5010 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach hodadies.com

Honorable mention: Burger Lounge, Tioli’s Crazee Burger, Rocky’s Crown Pub, Bare Back Grill, Neighborhood

Best burrito

Rubio’s Mexican Grill rubios.com

Honorable mention: El Zarape, Lucha Libre, Santana’s, Pokez

Best chicken wings

Wings N Things www.wingsnthings.com

Honorable mention: Hooters, Sneak Joint

Best deli

D.Z. Akins 6930 Alvarado Road, College Area dzakinsdeli.com

Honorable mention: Mona Lisa, Cheba Hut, City Deli

Best dessert

Extraordinary Desserts 2929 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill 1430 Union St., Little Italy extraordinarydesserts.com 

Honorable mention: Cups La Jolla, Babycakes, Heaven Sent Desserts, Azucar

Best donut shop

V.G. Donut & Bakery 106 Aberdeen, Cardiff vgbakery.com

Honorable mention: Golden Donut, Rose Donuts, OB Donuts, Donut Star

Best farmers market


Honorable mention: Little Italy Mercato, Ocean Beach, Adams Avenue, North Park

Best fast food

In-N-Out Burger in-n-out.com

Honorable mention: Chik-Fil-A, Rubio’s Mexican Grill, Evolution, Wahoo’s

Best fish-n-chips

Shakespeare Pub & Grille 3701 India St., Mission Hills shakespearepub.com

Honorable mention: Point Loma Seafood, Princess Pub, Proper Gastropub, Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill

Best food truck

Miho Gastrotruck mihogastrotruck.com

Honorable mention: Tabe BBQ, Joes on the Nose, Mariscos German

Best health food store

Whole Foods Market wholefoodsmarket.com

Honorable mention: Henry’s, Ocean Beach People’s Organic Foods Market, Trader Joes

Best ice cream

Cold Stone Creamery coldstonecreamery.com

Honorable mention: Mariposa Ice Cream, Moo Time Creamery, The Daily Scoop

Best local grocery store

Ocean Beach People’s Organic Foods Market 4765 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach obpeoplesfood.coop

Honorable mention: Windmill Farms, Seaside Market, Stumps

Best pizza

Woodstock’s Pizza 1221 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach 6145 El Cajon Blvd., College Area woodstockssd.com woodstockspb.com 

Honorable mention: Bronx, Lefty’s, Blind Lady Ale House, Luigi’s

Best salad bar

Souplantation www.souplantation.com

Honorable mention: Whole Foods, Claim Jumper, Bristol Farms

Best sandwiches

Mona Lisa Deli 2061 India St., Little Italy monalisalittleitaly.com

Honorable mention: Cheba Hut, Sandwich Emporium, Cheese Shop, Board n Brew

Best seafood

The Fish Market 750 North Harbor Drive, Downtown 640 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach thefishmarket.com

Honorable mention: The Oceanaire, Sea Rocket Bistro, The Brigantine

Best smoothie

Jamba Juice jambajuice.com

Honorable mention: Evolution, Senor Mangos

Best vegan

Evolution 2949 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill evolutionfastfood.com

Honorable mention: Jyoti-Bihanga, Loving Hut, Veg N Out, Sipz

Best vegetarian

Jyoti Bihanga 3351 Adams Ave., Normal Heights jyotibihanga.com

Honorable mention: Evolution, Sipz, Veg N Out

Best yogurt

Yogurtland yogurt-land.com

Honorable mention: Pinkberry, Golden Spoon, Paradise Yogurt, Yog-Art

Bars & Booze

Best bar to play pool

Tripple Crown Pub 3221 Adams Ave., Normal Heights myspace.com/triplecrownpub

Honorable mention: Society Billiards, Hungry Stick, Aero Club, Jolt’n Joe’s

Best bar with a view

Bali Hai 2230 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island balihairestaurant.com

Honorable mention: PB Alehouse, Altitude, Green Flash, Top of the Hyatt

Best beach bar

PB Bar & Grill 860 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach pbbarandgrill.com

Honorable mention: Sneak Joint, South Beach, PB Alehouse, Lahaina Beach House, Sunshine Company

Best beer selection at a bar

Hamilton’s tavern 1521 30th St., South Park hamiltonstavern.com 

Honorable mention: Blind Lady Ale House, Toronado, Yard House, The Tap Room

Best Bloody Mary

The Waterfront 2044 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy waterfrontbarandgrill.com

Honorable mention: Small Bar, Sneak Joint, World Famous, Tractor Room

Best blues club

Patricks II 428 F St., Downtown patricksii.com

Honorable mention: Anthology, House of Blues

Best craft beer selection at a bar 

Toronado 4026 30th St., North Park toronadosd.com

Honorable mention: Hamilton’s tavern, Blind Lady Ale House, Small Bar

Best craft cocktails

Starlite 3175 India St., Middletown starlitesandiego.com 

Honorable mention: Tractor Room, El Dorado, Craft & Commerce

Best dance club

Fluxx 500 Fourth Ave., Downtown fluxxsd.com 

Honorable mention: Voyeur, Bar Dynamite, Brass Rail

Best Gaslamp bar

Vin de Syrah 901 Fifth Ave., Downtown syrahwineparlor.com

Honorable mention: The Field, La Puerta, Analog

Best gay bar

Bourbon Street 4612 Park Blvd., University Heights bourbonstreetsd.com

Honorable mention: Urban Mo’s, The Brass Rail, Red Wing, The Flame

Best happy hour

Proper Gastropub 795 J St., East Village propergastropub.com

Honorable mention: Sneak Joint, The Brigantine, Wine Steals, West Coast tavern

Best Irish pub

The Field 544 Fifth Ave., Downtown thefield.com

Honorable mention: The Ould Sod, The Blarney Stone, Dublin Square, Hooleys

Best jazz club

Anthology 1337 India St., Little Italy anthologysd.com

Honorable mention: Dizzy’s, Croce’s

Best jukebox

Live Wire 2103 El Cajon Blvd., North Park livewirebar.com 


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