Our 40th annual Best of the Bay issue is coming Oct. 15! This year's theme is Dia de los Muertos, in celebration of true Bay Area spirit.

Voting for all Readers Poll sections is open! Click below to vote for your favorites in the following sections. (Poll page will open in separate window.)





Polls close Sept. 24. Below is a complete list of categories in each section. 

Readers Poll categories for 2014 (view last year's winners here):

Best Street Fair
Best Hotel
Best Tourist Attraction
Best Tour
Best Event or Venue for Kids  
Best Overall Website
Best Startup Company 
Best News Website
Best Style Website
Best Sex Website 
Best Politician
Best Politician You Love to Hate
Best Nonprofit Organization
Best Adult Education 
Best TV Newscaster 
Best Locally Produced TV Show 
Best Radio Station 
Best Radio DJ or Show
Best Tattoo Parlor 
Best Tattoo Artist
Best Local Animal Rescue 
Best Dog-Walking Service 
Best Pet Groomer 
Best Veterinarian 
Best Dentist 
Best Doctor 
Best Plumber 
Best Electrician
Best Realtor 
Best Moving Service
Best Cleaning Service 
Best Alternative Healing
Best Therapist 
Best Car Mechanics 
Best Motorcycle Repair 
Best Bicycle Repair
Best Shoe Repair
Best Tailor
Best Laundromat 
Best Salon
Best Hairstylist
Best Massage
Best Day Spa 
Best Gym 
Best Personal Trainer
Best Yoga Studio 
Best Yoga Instructor 
Best Amateur Sports Team 
Best Public Sports Facility 
Best Beach 
Best Public Park 
Best Nature Spot for People with Disabilities 
Best Campground 
Best Camp for Kids 
Best Park for Dogs 
Best Skate Spot
Best Surf Spot 
Best Place to Watch the Sunset

Best Overall Restaurant
Best New Restaurant
Best Budget Restaurant
Best Splurge Restaurant
Best Late-Night Restaurant
Best Romantic Restaurant
Best Food/Drink Festival 
Best Food Truck
Best Farmers Market
Best Pizza
Best Sandwiches
Best Burritos
Best Burgers
Best Barbecue
Best Sushi
Best Bowl of Noodles
Best Soup
Best Salads
Best Seafood
Best Soul Food
Best Italian
Best Middle Eastern
Best Indian 
Best Mexican 
Best Chinese 
Best Thai
Best Vegetarian 
Best Vegan
Best Breakfast
Best Brunch
Best Lunch
Best Appetizers
Best Dessert
Best Service
Best Food/Drinks Website
Best Café
Best Cup of Coffee
Best Cup of Tea
Best Overall Bar
Best New Bar
Best Dive Bar
Best Swanky Bar
Best Singles Bar
Best Sports Bar
Best Happy Hour
Best Winery
Best Wine Bar
Best Brewery
Best Selection of Beers
Best Creative Cocktails
Best Bloody Mary
Best Bar Staff
Best Pot Edibles
Best Bakery
Best Butcher Shop
Best Cheese Shop
Best Chocolatier

Best Movie Theater
Best Rep Film House
Best Theater Company
Best Dance Company
Best Dance Instructor
Best Performance Space
Best Film or Arts Festival
Best Museum
Best Art Gallery
Best Artist or Collective
Best Filmmaker
Best Actor
Best Author
Best Zine
Best Publishing House
Best Arts or Music Website
Best Record Label
Best Band
Best Singer-Songwriter
Best DJ
Best Music Festival
Best Overall Party Venue
Best Overall Dance Party
Best Rock Club
Best Reggae Club
Best Hip-Hop Club
Best Jazz Club
Best Salsa Club
Best House/Techno Club
Best After-Hours Club
Best Trivia Night
Best Jukebox
Best Karaoke Bar
Best Overall Queer Party
Best Gay Bar or Club
Best Lesbian Bar or Club
Best Club for Trans People
Best Drag Show
Best Drag King or Queen
Best Burlesque Act or Show
Best Comedy Club
Best Comedian
Best Magician
Best Open Mic Night
Best Literary Night
Best Strip Club
Best Sex Club
Best Porn Studio

Best Overall Bookstore
Best Used Bookstore
Best Comic Book Store
Best Magazine Selection
Best Record Store
Best Video Store
Best Grocery Store
Best Fresh Produce
Best Clothing Store (Women)
Best Clothing Store (Men)
Best Clothing Store (Kids)
Best Shop for Parents-to-Be
Best Vintage Clothing Store
Best Local Designer
Best Jeweler
Best Flea Market
Best Thrift Store
Best Shoe Store
Best Furniture Store
Best Hardware Store
Best Toy Store
Best Bike Shop
Best Pet Shop
Best Gift Shop
Place to Buy Eyewear
Best Beauty Supplies
Best Cannabis Dispensary
Best Store Staff
Best Quirky Specialty Store
Best Sporting Goods
Best Flower Shop
Best Place to Buy Lingerie
Best Place to Buy Sex Toys
Best Place to Buy Fetish Gear