Best of 2019: Readers' Choice Poll Winners

Our readers' take on the best of Seattle
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Homer wins Best New Restaurant

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue as part of our Best of 2019 cover story. Click here to subscribe.

DINING AND DRINKING

Best New Restaurant
Homer
Beacon Hill

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
Oak
Beacon Hill

Best Dive Bar
The Retro Restaurant & Lounge
Downtown

Best Bakery
Macrina
Multiple locations

Best Seafood
Ray’s Boathouse
Ballard

Best Food Truck
Cycle Dogs
Ballard

Best Pizza Place
Pagliacci
Multiple locations

Best Burger Joint
Dick’s Drive-In
Multiple locations

Best Cheap Lunch
Tacos Chukis
Multiple locations

Best Sushi
Sushi Kappo Tamura
Eastlake

Best Dim Sum
Dough Zone
Multiple locations

Best Coffee Shop
Victrola
Multiple locations

Best Farmers Market

Ballard Farmers Market
Ballard

Best Outdoor Dining
Westward
Wallingford

Best Ice Cream Shop
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
Multiple locations

Best Cake/Cupcake Shop
Cupcake Royale
Multiple locations

Best Doughnut Shop/Pop-up
Mighty-O Donuts
Multiple locations

Best Grocery Store
PCC Community Markets
Multiple locations

Best New Bar
Life on Mars
Capitol Hill

Best Cocktail Bar
Canon
Capitol Hill

Best Hotel Bar
Fog Room
Downtown

Best Rooftop Bar
Fog Room
Downtown

Best Brewpub
Reuben’s Brews – The Taproom
Ballard

Best Brewery
Fremont Brewing
Fremont

Best Wine Bar
Footprint Wine Tap
Capitol Hill

Best Wine-tasting Room
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Woodinville

Best Local Distillery
Batch 206 Distillery
Interbay

Best Happy Hour
Patagōn
Downtown

ENTERTAINMENT

Best Casino
Tulalip Resort Casino
Tulalip

Best Gaming/Arcade Venue
Jupiter Bar
Belltown

Best Karaoke
Baranof
Greenwood

Best Bowling Alley
Garage
Capitol Hill

Best Billiards
Garage
Capitol Hill, bowlero.com

Best Pub
Highline Bar
Capitol Hill

Best Gay Bar
Neighbours Nightclub
Capitol Hill

Best Dance Club
Monkey Loft
SoDo

Best Movie Theater
Majestic Bay Theatres
Ballard

Best Comedy Club
The Comedy Underground
Pioneer Square

Best Kids’ Attraction
Pacific Science Center
Seattle Center

Best Trivia Night Bar
Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden
West Seattle

Best Escape Room
Puzzle Break
Multiple locations

ARTS AND CULTURE

Best Museum
Seattle Art Museum
Downtown

Best Art Gallery
Henry Art Gallery
University District

Best Performance/Arts Venue
Paramount Theatre
Downtown

Best Theater Company
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Downtown

Best Dance Ensemble
Spectrum Dance Theater
Madrona

Best Art Walk
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square

Best Outdoor Concert Venue
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Woodinville

Best Arts Festival
Seattle Art Fair
Pioneer Square

TRAVEL

Best Northwest Resort
Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Union

Best In-city Hotel
The Charter Hotel
Downtown

Best New Boutique Hotel
Archer Hotel
Redmond

Best Mountain/Ski Resort
Crystal Mountain
Enumclaw

Best Northwest Beach Town
Cannon Beach
Oregon

Best Wine Country Resort
Willows Lodge
Woodinville

Best Northwest Wine-tasting Region
Woodinville
Woodinville

Best San Juan Islands Resort
Roche Harbor
San Juan Island

Best Day Trip Outside the City
Whidbey Island

Best Northwest Golf Course
Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club
Union

SHOPPING

Best New Boutique
Universal Standard
Belltown

Best Local Designer
Buki
Downtown

Best Men’s Boutique
Marios
Downtown

Best Women’s Boutique
Pipe & Row
Fremont

Best shoe store
Likelihood
Capitol Hill

Best Shopping Center
University Village
University District

Best Jewelry Shop
Ben Bridge Jeweler
Multiple locations

Best Optical Shop
Eyes on Fremont
Fremont

Best Luxury Shop
Marios
Downtown

Best Sale Rack
Nordstrom Rack
Multiple locations

Best Consignment Store
Fury Consignment
Madison Valley

Best Kids’ Clothing Store
Flora and Henri
Pioneer Square

Best Children’s Toy Shop
Magic Mouse Toys
Pioneer Square

Best Gardening Store
Swansons Nursery
Blue Ridge

Best Bookstore
Elliott Bay Book Company
Capitol Hill

Best Record Store
Easy Street
West Seattle

Best Housewares Store
Camelion Design
Ballard

Best Gift and Card Shop
Portage Bay Goods
Fremont

Best Furniture Store
Room & Board
University Village

Best Place to Get Your Fan Gear
Seahawks Pro Shop
Multiple locations

Best Outdoor Clothing Store
REI
South Lake Union

BEAUTY

Best Blowout
Bang
Multiple locations

Best Salon for Color
Gene Juarez Salons & Spas
Multiple locations

Best Salon for Cuts
Ella and Oz Salon
West Seattle

Best Brow Bar/Lash Extensions
Penelope and the Beauty Bar
Downtown

Best Waxing/Sugaring
The Wax Bar
Multiple locations

Best Men’s Salon for Cuts
The Scotch Pine
Capitol Hill

Best Men’s Salon for Beard Grooming/Shave
Squire Barbershop
Downtown

Best Manicure
Elaia Spa
Downtown

Best Pedicure
Elaia Spa
Downtown

Best Spa
Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Union

Best Massage
Elements Massage
Multiple locations

Best Facial
Elaia Spa
Downtown

Best Medi-spa
SkinSpirit
Multiple locations

FITNESS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION


Best Fitness Club
Olympic Athletic Club
Ballard

Best Yoga Studio
The Grinning Yogi
Multiple locations

Best CrossFit Gym
SODO Fitness Mechanics
SoDo

Best Boot Camp
IanFitness
Multiple locations

Best Barre Studio
Barre3
Multiple locations

Best Pilates Studio
Inspire
Multiple locations

Best Spin Studio/Class
Flywheel Sports
South Lake Union

Best Bike Shop
Gregg’s Cycle
Multiple locations

Best Park
Volunteer Park
Capitol Hill

Best Outdoor/Sporting Goods Store
REI
South Lake Union

Best Local Ski Area
Stevens Pass
Skykomish

PETS 

Best Doggy Day Care

Fuzzy Buddy’s
Northgate

Best Dog Groomer
Wag N’ Wash
Queen Anne

Best Veterinary Clinic
Green Lake Animal Hospital
Green Lake

Best Pet Shop
Mud Bay
Multiple locations

Best Dog Park
Magnuson Dog Off-Leash Area
Sand Point

Best Pet Boarding
Davies Dogworks
Rainier Valley

Best Dog-friendly Bar/Restaurant
Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse
Fremont

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