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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 241 nominees
  • American Conservatory Theater, Arts and Entertainment, Theatre Group, 415 Geary Street San Francisco CA 94102

    1. American Conservatory Theater (Tenderloin)

    Nominee for: Best Theatre Group

    "Would love to become a member...Heard really great things and found even better things while researching this great..."

  • ArtHaus, Arts and Entertainment, Art Gallery, 411 Brannan St SoMa San Francisco CA 94107

    2. ArtHaus (SoMa)

    Nominee for: Best Art Gallery

    "Any gallery that has the good sense to exhibit the work of Carol Massa, has my vote as an extraordinary gallery. I..."

  • Castro Theatre, Arts and Entertainment, Indie Cinema, 429 Castro St San Francisco CA 94114

    3. Castro Theatre (Castro)

    Nominee for: Best Indie Cinema

    "I moved to S.F. in January 1980 and already knew about the Castro from friends. Fell in love with the theatre decor..."

  • Cobb's Comedy Club, Arts and Entertainment, Comedy Club Live Comedy, 915 Columbus Ave San Francisco CA 94133

    4. Cobb's Comedy Club (Russian Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Live Comedy Club

    "Cobb's hosts some of the best talent in the city, and they're extremely queer-friendly. Other comedy venues I have..."

  • de Young Museum, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Art Gallery, Indie Cinema, 50 Hagawara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco CA 94118

    5. de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Museum

    "As a native San Franciscan, I am proud that we continue the tradition of fine arts museums in - and outside - Golden..."

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Automotive 339 nominees

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 653 nominees

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Fitness 484 nominees
  • Being Yoga, Fitness, Yoga, Yoga Studio, Sport and Social Club, Gym, 1863 El Camino Real Burlingame CA 94010

    1. Being Yoga (Burlingame, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio

    "Being Yoga has been without question one of the most positive experiences of my life. The staff really makes the place..."

  • DIAKADI Body, Fitness, Personal Trainer, Yoga Studio, Gym, Boot Camp, Sport and Social Club, 290 Division St SoMa San Francisco CA 94103

    2. DIAKADI Body (SoMa)

    Nominee for: Best Personal Trainer

    "• We view the learning process as infinite. Therefore DIAKADI will be known as an educator, bringing inspiration and..."

  • Eskabo Daan (Filipino Martial Arts), Fitness, Martial Arts, Personal Trainer, Gym, Boot Camp, 1475 Polk St  Nob Hill San Francisco CA 94109

    3. Eskabo Daan (Filipino Martial Arts) (Nob Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Martial Arts

    "To my Most Dearest Families & Friends: Your support is truly my most very most treasured ones & casting each of your..."

  • Shamp's Boot Camps, Fitness, Boot Camp, 248 Harbor Blvd Belmont CA 94002

    4. Shamp's Boot Camps (Belmont, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Boot Camp

    "Brien's ability to give personalized direction on how to complete each exercise safely, efficiently and powerfully..."

  • Adrian Ramirez Pilates, Fitness, Pilates Studio, 981 Industrial Road San Carlos CA 94070

    5. Adrian Ramirez Pilates (San Carlos, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio

    "I have only started taking Adrian's classes 6 sessions ago and already see results! I can't say enough what a fun and..."

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 1705 nominees
  • Ajanta Restaurant, Great Meals, Food, Indian, Vegetarian, 1888 Solano Ave. North Berkeley Berkeley CA 94707

    1. Ajanta Restaurant (East Solano Ave)

    Nominee for: Best Indian

    "Great Indian dining. I have loved this restaurant for years. The owner is a completely dear person, very hands on, very..."

  • Melo's Pizza and Pasta, Livermore, Cheap Eats, Wine Country, Food, Great Meals, Livermore Family Restaurant, Pizza, Wine Country Family Restaurant, Place for Greasy Slice, Gourmet Pizza, 4433 First Street Livermore CA 94551

    2. Melo's Pizza and Pasta (Livermore, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Gourmet Pizza

    "I've been going to Melo's in Pleasant Hill for years, so when I heard one was opening near my work in Livermore, I was..."

  • Osteria Coppa, Food, Great Meals, Italian, Reason to Cheat on your Diet, Place to Impress a Date, Bar Bites, Gourmet Pizza, 139 South B Street San Mateo CA 94401

    3. Osteria Coppa (San Mateo, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "The restaurant has great ambience,a professional staff, terrific pizzas and other staples of Italian cuisine. At Happy..."

  • Walnut Creek Yacht Club, Great Meals, Food, Nightlife, Seafood, Speciailty Cocktails, Bar Bites, Specialty Cocktails, Fish Market, Craft Cocktails, 1555 Bonanza St Walnut Creek CA 94596

    4. Walnut Creek Yacht Club (Walnut Creek, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Seafood

    "You may need reservations - the food here is great, and the locals love it. The fish is fresh, and the menu changes..."

  • Moss Beach Distillery, Great Meals, Food, Seafood, Waterfront Dining, Brunch, Place to Impress a Date, 140 Beach Way San Mateo County Moss Beach CA 94038

    5. Moss Beach Distillery (Moss Beach, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Waterfront Dining

    "Last night, 2/21/14 we had a romantic birthday dinner together by the window. The crusted petrale sole was best ever..."

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Health and Wellness

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Health and Wellness 901 nominees
  • Arroyo and Shpritz Chiropractic, Health and Beauty, Chiropractor, Place to Get Your Glow On, 500 Sutter St Nob Hill San Francisco CA 94102

    1. Arroyo and Shpritz Chiropractic (Nob Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Chiropractor

    "Dr. Helaine Shpritz is amazing! I was looking for a chiropractor for a few months, and after scrolling Yelp for the..."

  • Spa LUXE, Beauty, Health and Beauty, Day Spa, Facial, Massage, Brow Shaping, 272 Redwood Shores Pkwy San Mateo County Redwood City CA 94065

    2. Spa LUXE (Redwood City, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Day Spa

    "I enjoy the time I spend at Spa Luxe from the moment I walk in--the front desk people are friendly and attentive. It..."

  • Barberia Salon, Hair, Health and Beauty, Health and Wellness, Hair Salon, Hair Cut, 939 Edgewater Blvd Foster City CA 94404

    3. Barberia Salon (Foster City, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "Fabulous service, terrific people, impeccable color specialists, top notch stylists, by far the BEST care a person..."

  • Malia King Acupuncture, Health and Beauty, Acupuncture, 500 Sutter St # 908, San Francisco, CA 94108

    4. Malia King Acupuncture (Union Square)

    Nominee for: Best Acupuncture

    "Been going to Malia for a few years now (wow has it been that long?) once a week and she has helped me to manage my..."

  • Lisa Eddy Skincare, Health and Wellness, Facial, 1626 Union Street Cow Hollow San Francisco CA 94123

    5. Lisa Eddy Skincare (Cow Hollow)

    Nominee for: Best Facial

    "Lisa is more than a facialist, she's list a skin care mentor! The facials are fabulous, without a doubt. She's always..."

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Housewares 284 nominees
  • The Pickled Hutch, Shopping, Home Goods, Housewares, Antiques, Custom Framing, 1606 S. El Camino Real San Mateo County San Mateo CA 94402

    1. The Pickled Hutch (San Mateo, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Antiques

    "I love this place. I live in Oakland...had been to the store and asked if pictures of earrings could be taken of the..."

  • Park and Pond, Housewares, Place to Pick up a Hostess Gift, Homegoods, 1422 Grant Ave, North Beach/Telegraph Hill, San Francisco CA 94133

    2. Park and Pond (North Beach/Telegraph Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Place to Pick up a Hostess Gift

    "super cute unique gifts. Great friendly people that own the place, they are always willing to help you find the right..."

  • Park and Pond, Housewares, Place to Pick up a Hostess Gift, Homegoods, 1422 Grant Ave, North Beach/Telegraph Hill, San Francisco CA 94133

    3. Park and Pond (North Beach/Telegraph Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Homegoods

    "super cute unique gifts. Great friendly people that own the place, they are always willing to help you find the right..."

  • Nest Bedding, Housewares, Beds & Mattresses, 283 9th St SoMa San Francisco CA 94103

    4. Nest Bedding (SoMa)

    Nominee for: Best Beds & Mattresses

    "Incredibly intuitive selection of non-toxic, eco-friendly mattresses. It is hard to find another store as dedicated to..."

  • Mid Century Mobler, Housewares, Furniture, 1220 Shotwell Street Mission San Francisco CA 94110

    5. Mid Century Mobler (Mission)

    Nominee for: Best Furniture

    "Have bought three items from Mid Century Mobler. Consistently has *THE BEST* selection of mid century Danish furniture..."

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Local Flavor

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Local Flavor 208 nominees
  • Dolores Park, Local Flavor, Place to People Watch, 18th St & Dolores St Castro San Francisco CA 94110

    1. Dolores Park (Mission)

    Nominee for: Best Place to People Watch

    "This park is so beautiful and diverse! You can find the boys laying out at the "beach" on the hill, dogs with their..."

  • Platypus Tours, Napa, Wine Country, Arts and Entertainment, Local Flavor, Napa Wine Country Tour, Wine Country Tour, Wine Classes, 101 S Coombs St Napa CA 94559

    2. Platypus Tours (Napa, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Wine Country Tour

    "I brought a friend on the tour who had her mom & aunt visiting from out of town (TN & AL) & I took my mom as well. We..."

  • 3. Rocket Dog Rescue (Inner Sunset)

    Nominee for: Best Charity

    "San Francisco's own Rocket Dog Rescue - where broken hearts go to heal.. this amazing group is proud to remain 100% run..."

  • Sarah and Vinnie, Local Media, Radio Personality, Civic Center San Francisco CA

    4. Sarah and Vinnie (Civic Center)

    Nominee for: Best Radio Personality

    "Like beloved family, Sarah and Vinnie have been with me in the mornings for years. Lots of laughter, lots of stories..."

  • The Expat Woman, Local Flavor, Local Blogger, 2 Grant Avenue SoMa San Francisco CA 94108

    5. The Expat Woman (SoMa)

    Nominee for: Best Local Blogger

    "I wish I had a blog like this when I was living abroad in Japan. What a great resource for women new to this culture."

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Nightlife 413 nominees
  • Devil's Canyon Brewery, Nightlife, Beer Selection, Beers on Tap, Beer Bar, Live Music Venue, Brewpub, 935 Washington Street San Carlos CA 94070

    1. Devil's Canyon Brewery (San Carlos, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Bar

    "Awesome beers, great new facility, live bands, beer Fridays…kid friendly, Scotch Ale…if you haven't been to DCB you're..."

  • Jack's Bar & Lounge, Nightlife, Dive Bar, Neighborhood Bar, Sports Bar, Beers on Tap, Place to Laugh Till you Cry, Beer Bar, 167 E. Taylor St. Santa Clara County San Jose CA 95112

    2. Jack's Bar & Lounge (Santa Clara County)

    Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar

    "The staff. owner and crowd are wonderful, nice , entertainng and do not have a high turn over and great to see. They..."

  • Walnut Creek Yacht Club, Great Meals, Food, Nightlife, Seafood, Speciailty Cocktails, Bar Bites, Specialty Cocktails, Fish Market, Craft Cocktails, 1555 Bonanza St Walnut Creek CA 94596

    3. Walnut Creek Yacht Club (Walnut Creek, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Craft Cocktails

    "You may need reservations - the food here is great, and the locals love it. The fish is fresh, and the menu changes..."

  • 1313 Main, Nightlife, Wine Bar, 1313 Main Street Napa CA 94559

    4. 1313 Main (Napa, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Wine Bar

    "I've know Al for years and this was his dream to build the best wine bar. is a very successful Internet..."

  • Schubros Brewery, Nightlife, Brewpub, 12893 Alcosta Boulevard San Ramon CA 94583

    5. Schubros Brewery (San Ramon, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Brewpub

    "Super refreshing to find a brewery that doesn't add 20 lbs of hops to 16oz of water calling it beer! Super balanced and..."

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Parenting 101

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Pets 325 nominees
  • BRAVO!PUP Puppy & Dog Training, Pets, Pet Training, 941 The Alameda North Berkeley Oakland CA 94707

    1. BRAVO!PUP Puppy & Dog Training (North Berkeley)

    Nominee for: Best Pet Training

    "Paul Klein's work has been especially satisfying in helping me to train my little Moxie! Although I had had experience..."

  • Pet Camp, Pets, Pet Boarding, Pet Grooming, Pet Training, Pet Sitting, 3233 Sacramento St Pacific Heights San Francisco CA 94115

    2. Pet Camp (Laurel Heights)

    Nominee for: Best Pet Boarding

    "When my friends and I had to go out of town over a weekend, we had the misfortune of not having anyone able to come..."

  • Tales of the Kitty, Pets, Pet Sitting, Pet Boarding, Dog Walker, Pine St & Larkin St Nob Hill San Francisco CA 94109

    3. Tales of the Kitty (Nob Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting

    "Pet lovers beware! Shelly Ross talks up her service and leads you to believe she'll spend 30 minutes each day with your..."

  • Who Let the Dogs Out!, Pets, Dog Walker, 1819 Polk St Nob Hill San Francisco CA 94109

    4. Who Let the Dogs Out! (Nob Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Dog Walker

    ""Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed..."

  • The Furrtographer, Pets, Pet Photographer, Pacific Heights San Francisco CA 94115

    5. The Furrtographer (Pacific Heights)

    Nominee for: Best Pet Photographer

    "The work he does is amazing and responsible for many, many pet adoptions . He catches emotion in the little furries and..."

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Shopping 577 nominees
  • Flax Art & Design, Shopping, Arts and Crafts, 1699 Market St SoMa San Francisco CA 94103

    1. Flax Art & Design (SoMa)

    Nominee for: Best Arts and Crafts

    "No place has the number of options. Advise has always been correct since 1973! Flax has kept workers just as long, they..."

  • Green Apple Books, Shopping, Bookstore, 506 Clement St Inner Richmond San Francisco CA 94118

    2. Green Apple Books (Inner Richmond)

    Nominee for: Best Bookstore

    "The staff that work here are so friendly and knowledgable, no matter how obscure my request or even if I only have half..."

  • Marmalade, Fashion, Shopping, Lingerie, Women's Boutique, Women's Accessories, 1843 Union Street Cow Hollow San Francisco CA 94123

    3. Marmalade (Cow Hollow)

    Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique

    "This store is like a mini-Anthropologie with mini price tags too! It's more than a store, it's an experience. They..."

  • Steve Padis Jewelry, Weddings, Shopping, Wedding Rings, Fine Jewelry, 101 Utah St SoMa San Francisco CA 94103

    4. Steve Padis Jewelry (SoMa)

    Nominee for: Best Fine Jewelry

    "I purchased an engagement ring for my (now) wife last year. i was a bit nervous as I knew absolutely nothing about..."

  • Comic & Figure Addicts, Shopping, Comics, 3902 Smith St Alameda County Union City CA 94587

    5. Comic & Figure Addicts (Union City, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Comic Book Store

    "The right personality fir the right product. This owner loves what he is dinng and it shows . Brings it right back to..."

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 666 nominees
  • Catahoula Coffee Company, Specialty Food and Drink, Food, Coffee Shop, Desserts, California, 12472 San Pablo Ave Richmond CA 94805

    1. Catahoula Coffee Company (Richmond, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop

    "Yes, it's that time again. Last year, I didn't even know the voting had started. By the time it was over, Catahoula..."

  • Coastside Farmers Market, Specialty Food and Drink, Food, Farmers Market, Farmers' Market, 225 Cabrillo Hwy S Half Moon Bay CA 94019

    2. Coastside Farmers Market (Half Moon Bay, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Farmers' Market

    "I love how Erin puts this market together and organizes everyone. It is a real delight. My only complaint is that..."

  • Frozen Kuhsterd, Food, Specialty Food and Drink, Cheap Eats, Food Truck, Ice Cream Shop, Potrero Hill San Francisco CA 94107

    3. Frozen Kuhsterd (Potrero Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop

    "The Thai Iced Cream is the BEST flavor at Frozen Kuhsterd! I love the different flavors (Halo Halo and the Napa Sundae..."

  • Gala Bakery, Food, Specialty Food and Drink, Weddings, Cupcakes, Bakery, Wedding Cakes, 1432 Via Lacqua San Lorenzo CA 94580

    4. Gala Bakery (San Lorenzo, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "If your looking for that quality and amazing taste; this is the place! Prices are amazing. Best part about it is there..."

  • Sassy Sweets & Eats, Specialty Food and Drink, Cupcakes, 755 Railroad Avenue Pittsburg CA 94565

    5. Sassy Sweets & Eats (Pittsburg, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Cupcakes

    "LOOOVEE Sassy's. If I was stranded on a deserted Island with one food source... it would become a desserted island..."

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