Best of 2016: Reader’s Choice Poll Winners

From our December print feature, "2016: The Year in Review"
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From ice cream to pie, your best of Seattle 2016 picks

BEAUTY

BEST BLOW-DRY BAR
Swink Style Bar
Downtown, swinkstylebar.com

BEST COLORIST
Fix Salon
Roosevelt, fixsalonseattle.com

BEST SALON FOR CUTS
Gene Juarez Salons & Spas
Multiple locations, genejuarez.com

BEST BROW BAR/LASH EXTENSIONS
Benefit Brow Bar at Macy’s
Bellevue, downtown, benefitcosmetics.com

BEST HAIRSTYLIST
James Todd (Gene Juarez Bellevue)
Bellevue, genejuarez.com

BEST MEN’S SALON
Simone David Barbershop
Downtown, simonedavidbarbershop.com

BEST CHILDREN’S HAIRCUTS
Li’l Klippers
Wallingford, lilklippers.com

BEST MANICURE
Hoa Salon
Multiple locations, hoasalon.com

BEST PEDICURE
Juniper Natural Nail Bar
West Seattle, junipernaturalnailbar.com

BEST SPA
Yuan Spa
Bellevue, yuanspa.com

BEST MASSAGE
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel
Downtown, fourseasons.com/seattle/spa

BEST FACIAL
SkinSpirit
Multiple locations, skinspirit.com

BEST MEDI SPA 
Virginia Mason Medical Center Medi Spa
First Hill, virginiamason.org/medispa

PETS 

BEST DOGGY DAY CARE
Citydog! Club
Multiple locations, citydogclub.com

BEST DOG GROOMER
Bark in Style
Wallingford, barkinstyle.fullslate.com

BEST VETERINARY CLINIC
Sunset Hill Veterinary & Rehabilitation Center
Ballard, sunsethillvet.com

BEST PET SHOP
Mud Bay
Multiple locations, mudbay.com

SHOPPING

BEST NEW BOUTIQUE
Adorn
Phinney Ridge, adorn.house

BEST MEN’S BOUTIQUE
Glasswing 
Capitol Hill, glasswingshop.com

BEST WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE
Mercer
Sammamish, University Village, mercerstore.com

BEST DEPARTMENT STORE
Nordstrom
Multiple locations, nordstrom.com

BEST SHOE STORE
Nordstrom
Multiple locations, nordstrom.com

BEST SHOPPING CENTER
Bellevue Square
Bellevue, bellevuecollection.com

BEST JEWELRY SHOP
Ben Bridge
Multiple locations, benbridge.com

BEST OPTICAL SHOP
Eyes on Fremont
Fremont, eyesonfremont.com

BEST LUXURY SHOP
Neiman Marcus
Bellevue, neimanmarcus.com

BEST SALE RACK
Nordstrom Rack
Multiple locations, nordstromrack.com

BEST KIDS’ CLOTHING STORE
Once Upon a Time
Queen Anne, onceuponatimeseattle.com

BEST CHILDREN’S TOY SHOP
Top Ten Toys
Greenwood, toptentoys.com

BEST GARDENING STORE
Molbak’s Garden & Home
Woodinville, molbaks.com

BEST GROCERY STORE
Metropolitan Market
Multiple locations, metropolitan-market.com

BEST BOOKSTORE
The Elliott Bay Book Company
Capitol Hill, elliottbaybook.com

BEST HOUSEWARES STORE
Sur La Table
Multiple locations, surlatable.com

BEST GIFT & CARD SHOP
The Letter Farmer
Multiple locations, theletterfarmer.com

BEST FURNITURE STORE
Room & Board
University District, roomandboard.com

FITNESS & OUTDOOR

BEST FITNESS CLUB
Orangetheory Fitness
Multiple locations, orangetheoryfitness.com

BEST YOGA STUDIO
8 Limbs Yoga
Multiple locations, 8limbsyoga.com

BEST BARRE STUDIO
Barre3
Multiple locations, barre3.com

BEST PILATES STUDIO
Vitality Pilates
Multiple locations, vitalitypilates.com

BEST SPIN STUDIO/CLASS
Seattle Athletic Club
Downtown, sacdt.com

BEST GOLF COURSE
Jefferson Park Golf Course 
North Beacon Hill, premiergc.com/-jefferson-park-golf-course

BEST OUTDOOR/SPORTING GOODS STORE
REI
South Lake Union, rei.com/stores/seattle

BEST BOATING SUPPLY STORE
West Marine
Multiple locations, westmarine.com

BEST BIKE SHOP
Gregg’s Cycle
Multiple locations, greggscycles.com

BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR FAN GEAR
Mariners Team Stores
Multiple locations, seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ballpark/information/index.jsp?content=teamstore

BEST SKI SHOP
Alpine Hut
Interbay, alpinehut.com

THEATER & ARTS

BEST MUSEUM
Seattle Art Museum
Downtown, seattleartmuseum.org

BEST ART GALLERY
SAM Gallery
Downtown, seattleartmuseum.org/visit/shops#gal

BEST PERFORMANCE VENUE
Benaroya Hall 
Downtown, seattlesymphony.org/benaroyahall

BEST THEATER COMPANY
The 5th Avenue Theatre 
Downtown, 5thavenue.org

BEST ART WALK
Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk
Pioneer Square, pioneersquare.org/experiences

BEST OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Woodinville, ste-michelle.com

BEST ENTERTAINMENT

BEST CASINO
Tulalip Resort Casino
Tulalip, tulalipresortcasino.com

BEST BOWLING ALLEY
Acme Bowl 
Southcenter, acmebowl.com

BEST BILLIARDS
Garage
Capitol Hill, garagebilliards.com

BEST PUB
Beveridge Place Pub
West Seattle, beveridgeplacepub.com

BEST DANCE CLUB
Century Ballroom
Capitol Hill, centuryballroom.com

BEST LIVE-MUSIC VENUE
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Belltown, jazzalley.com

BEST MOVIE THEATER
Cinerama 
Belltown, cinerama.com

BEST KIDS’ ATTRACTION
Woodland Park Zoo
Phinney Ridge, zoo.org

BEST OUT-OF-THE-BOX ENTERTAINMENT
Sky View Observatory
Downtown, skyviewobservatory.com

BEST TRAVEL

BEST NORTHWEST RESORT
Semiahmoo Resort
Blaine, semiahmoo.com

BEST IN-CITY HOTEL
Mayflower Park Hotel
Downtown, mayflowerpark.com

BEST DINING & DRINKING

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Super Six
Columbia City, supersixseattle.com

BEST FOOD TRUCK
Nosh, noshthetruck.com

BEST PIZZA PLACE
Pagliacci Pizza
Multiple locations, pagliacci.com

BEST BURGER JOINT
Dick’s Drive-in
Multiple locations, ddir.com

BEST CHEAP LUNCH
Zippy’s Giant Burgers
Multiple locations, zippysgiantburgers.com

BEST NEW BAR AND COCKTAILS
Heartwood Provisions
Downtown, heartwoodsea.com

BEST LOCAL MICROBREW
Fremont Brewing Universale Pale Ale
Fremont, fremontbrewing.com

BEST BREWPUB
Elliott Bay Brewing Company
Multiple locations, elliottbaybrewing.com

BEST BARTENDER
Adam Fortuna, Foreign National and Stateside 
Capitol Hill, foreignnationalbar.com and statesideseattle.com

BEST HOTEL BAR
Stoneburner (Hotel Ballard)
Ballard, stoneburnerseattle.com

BEST HAPPY HOUR
RN74
Downtown, michaelmina.net

BEST TAKEOUT
Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que
Multiple locations, pecospit.com

BEST COFFEE SHOP
Uptown Espresso
Multiple locations, velvetfoam.com

BEST FARMERS’ MARKET
Ballard Farmers Market
Ballard, sfmamarkets.com

BEST OUTDOOR DINING
Duke’s Chowder House
Multiple locations, dukeschowderhouse.com

BEST ICE CREAM SHOP
Molly Moon’s
Multiple locations, mollymoon.com

BEST CUPCAKE SHOP
Cupcake Royale
Multiple locations, cupcakeroyale.com

BEST PIE SHOP
A la Mode Pies
Phinney Ridge, alamodeseattle.com

BEST FOOD DELIVERY 
(APP SERVICE, ETC.)
Munchery, munchery.com

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BLOG
West Seattle Blog, westseattleblog.com

The Must List: Angel Olsen, A Moveable Feast, The Pajama Game

The Must List: Angel Olsen, A Moveable Feast, The Pajama Game

What to do in Seattle in the weeks ahead
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Singer/songwriter Angel Olsen plays the Neptune this Saturday

Must Get Tickets
Angel Olsen
(2/18, 9 p.m.) Asheville, North Carolina-based Angel Olsen’s 2016 third album, My Woman, was recorded as an experiment, the singer/songwriter told Spin, a response to “the complicated mess of being a woman.” A composite of styles ranging from gritty, lo-fi, Kinks-esque pop to somber country noir to the Lana Del Rey-indebted “Intern,” the album was well received by critics, many calling it her best yet. But it’s her voice that occupies the biggest spotlight on it: aching, smoldering vocals somewhere between Sharon Von Etten and Deborah Harry, just as distinctive, just as captivating. Likely SOLD OUT. Neptune Theatre, stgpresents.org

Must Love Paris
A Moveable Feast
(Through April 2, 8 p.m.) Two theatrical venues both alike in vision, full of sound and fury, signifying a delectably entertaining evening of spectacle and dining. And each actor and waiter plays their part. Café Nordo joins forces for the first time with Book-it Repertory Theatre to transport audiences back to 1920s Paris, where Ernest Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast comes to life. Audiences will have a dinner date with struggling young Hemingway as he rubs elbows in the salon of Gertrude Stein at 27 rue de Fleurus with the likes of Sylvia Beach, Aleister Crowley, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, James Joyce and Ezra Pound. Watch the literary drama unfold while a four-course meal underscores the action onstage. Prices vary. Book-It Repertory Theatre, book-it.org 

Must Get Fit
JAG x Fitcode Denim Fit Lab
(2/18, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.) A good pair of jeans is hard to find! Enter styling and consulting experts, Styled Seattle, who are partnering with JAG Jeans and Fitcode at Westfield Southcenter’s My Style Suite (Level 1, next to Aveda) to help you find your best fitting pair yet. JAG Jeans offers sizes from petite 0–24W in a variety of cuts, while Fitcode technology helps women find their best fit with a short questionnaire, measurements need not apply. The event includes discounts on JAG Jeans, as well as a chance to schedule a session with a Styled Seattle professional. Best of all, it’s free! westfield.com/southcenter/events/all-events

Must Remember
Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner
(2/17 through 2018) On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 authorizing the Secretary of War to prescribe certain areas as military zones. This cleared the way for the forced removal and internment of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans. The Wing Luke Museum’s new exhibit, Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner, examines the historic and contemporary issues of racism, discrimination and human rights through the artwork of Roger Shimomura and the poetry of Lawrence Matsuda. The show’s goal is to shed a light on injustice that’s inflicted upon American groups who are ethnically, religiously or racially diverse. The time and the players are different but the events of yesterday are eerily similar to today. Times and prices vary. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, wingluke.org/year-remembrance

Must Pillow Fight
The Pajama Game
(Through 3/5, times vary) A 7.5-cent pay raise is at the center of a conflict between management and the workers in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in this triple Tony Award winner. A sensational Seattle cast stars in the musical that defined Bob Fosse’s signature style with seductive dance numbers like “Steam Heat” and “Hey There.” You’ll have stars in your eyes. Prices vary. 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org