2018 Year in Review: Readers’ Choice Poll Winners

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Ethan Stowell's Cortina wins Best New Restaurant and Best New Bar

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DINING AND DRINKING

Best New Restaurant
Cortina
Downtown

Best Seafood
The Walrus and the Carpenter
Ballard

Best Salad Bar
Evergreens
Multiple locations

Best Food Truck
El Camión
Multiple locations

Best Pizza Place
Pagliacci
Multiple locations

Best Burger Joint
Dick’s Drive-In
Multiple locations

Best Cheap Lunch
Ba Bar 
Multiple locations

Best Takeout
Un Bien
Ballard and Shilshole

Best Coffee Shop
Starbucks 
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 Bakery
Bakery Nouveau
Multiple locations

Best Cupcake Shop
Trophy Cupcakes
Multiple locations

Best Pie Shop
A la Mode
Phinney Ridge and West Seattle

Best Doughnut Shop
Top Pot Doughnuts
Multiple locations

Best Grocery Store
Metropolitan Market 
Multiple locations

Best Grocery-delivery Service
Amazon Fresh

Best New Bar
Cortina
Downtown

Best Cocktail Bar
Canon
Capitol Hill

Best Hotel Bar
Oliver’s at the Mayflower Park Hotel
Downtown

Best Rooftop Bar
The Nest
Downtown

Best Dive Bar
Loretta’s
South Park

Best Brewpub
Redhook Brewlab
Capitol Hill

Best Bartender
Ray Berns, Redhook Brewlab
Capitol Hill

Best Wine Bar
Purple
Multiple locations

Best Local Distillery
Westland
SoDo

Best Happy Hour
Tavolàta 
Capitol Hill

BEAUTY

Best Blow-dry Bar
Drybar
Bellevue

Best Colorist
Ezra, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas
Downtown

Best Salon for Cuts
Rudy’s
Multiple locations

Best Brow Bar/Lash Extensions
Mollie Michelle Boutique Salon
Bellevue

Best Waxing/Sugaring
Sugar Plum
Multiple locations

Best Hairstylist
Tim Licos, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas 
Bellevue

Best Men’s Salon
The Scotch Pine 
Capitol Hill

Best Shave/Beard Grooming
Weldon Barber 
Multiple locations

Best Children’s Haircut
Columbia City Cuts
Columbia City

Best Manicure
Julep 
Multiple locations

Best Pedicure
Juniper
West Seattle

Best Spa
Habitude
Fremont, Ballard

Best Massage
The Massage Sanctuary
Capitol Hill

Best Facial
Jill Bucy Skincare
Queen Anne

Best Medi-spa
Tie
SkinSpirit 
University Village

Pro Club
Bellevue


PETS

Best Doggy Day Care
Play Doggie Daycare
Central District, Capitol Hill

Best Dog Groomer
Stylin’ Hounds Spa & Boutique
Columbia City

Best Veterinary Clinic
Elliott Bay Animal Hospital
Queen Anne

Best Pet Shop
Mud Bay
Multiple locations

Best Dog Park
Magnuson Park 
Sand Point

SHOPPING

Best New Boutique or Local Designer
Smith and Main
Bellevue

Best Men’s Boutique
Jackstraw
Downtown

Best Women’s Boutique
Marios
Downtown

Best Department Store
Nordstrom
Multiple locations

Best Shoe Store
Nordstrom 
Multiple locations

Best Shopping Center
Bellevue Square
Bellevue

Best Jewelry Store
Ben Bridge
Multiple locations

Best Optical Shop
Warby Parker 
Multiple locations

Best Luxury Shop
Marios
Downtown

Best Sale Rack
Nordstrom Rack
Multiple locations

Best Kids’ Clothing Store
Sugar Babies
Sumner

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 Records 
West Seattle

Best Housewares Store
Sur La Table
Multiple locations

Best gift and card shop
Papyrus
Multiple locations

Best Furniture Shop
Camelion Design
Ballard

Best Place to Get Your Fan Gear
Husky Central Store
Downtown

FITNESS & OUTDOOR RECREATION

Best Fitness Club
LA Fitness
Multiple locations

Best Yoga Studio
8 Limbs Yoga
Capitol Hill

Best High-intensity Interval Training Gym
Orangetheory
Multiple locations

Best Boot Camp
Ian Fitness
Multiple locations

Best Barre Studio
Barre3 
Multiple locations

Best Pilates Studio
Tribe Fitness
Capitol Hill

Best Spin Studio/Class
SoulCycle 
South Lake Union, Bellevue

Best Bike Shop
Gregg’s Cycle
Multiple locations

Best Park
Discovery Park
Magnolia

Best Golf Course
Jefferson Park Golf Course
Beacon Hill

Best Outdoor/Sporting Goods Store
REI 
Multiple locations

TRAVEL

Best Northwest Resort
Cedarbrook Lodge
SeaTac

Best In-city Hotel
Hotel Andra
Downtown

Best Mountain Resort
Tie
The Lodge at Suncadia
Cle Elum

Salish Lodge
Snoqualmie

Best Northwest Beach
Cannon Beach
Oregon

Best Wine Country Resort
Willows Lodge 
Woodinville

Best San Juan Islands Resort
Roche Harbor Resort 
Roche Harbor

Best Day Trip Outside the City
Leavenworth

ARTS & CULTURE

Best Museum
Seattle Art Museum
Downtown

Best Art Gallery
Seattle Art Museum
Downtown

Best Performance Venue
The Paramount Theatre
Downtown

Best Theater Company
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Seattle Center

Best Dance Ensemble
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Seattle Center

Best Art Walk
First Thursday Art Walk 
Pioneer Square

Best Outdoor Concert Venue
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Woodinville

Best Music Fest
Upstream
Pioneer Square

ENTERTAINMENT

Best Casino
Tulalip Resort Casino
Tulalip

Best Gaming Venue 
Vidiot
West Seattle

Best Karaoke
Crescent Lounge
Capitol Hill

Best Bowling Alley
West Seattle Bowl
West Seattle

Best Billiards
Garage
Capitol Hill

Best Pub
Mulleady’s Pub
Interbay

Best Gay Bar
R Place
Capitol Hill

Best Dance Club
Havana
Capitol Hill

Best Live-music Venue
The Showbox 
Downtown

Best Movie Theater
Cinerama
Belltown

Best Comedy Club
Parlor
Bellevue

Best Kids’ Attraction
Woodland Park Zoo
Phinney Ridge

Best Escape Room
Locurio 
Fremont

Best Out-of-the-box Entertainment
Can Can Cabaret
Pike Place Market

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