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Best of the Bay 2019 voting starts Tuesday, August 6!

We're excited to be once again hosting the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay—the 44th edition! Voting starts Tuesday, August 6, so let your friends and favorite businesses know. Tell them to sign up for the 48 Hills newsletter for the full announcement next week and future updates.  This year, we've streamlined a lot of the categories to make voting...


Best Burrito. Best Barber Shop. Best Politician. Best Music Venue. What say you? Sound off on all the people, places, and things you love about the Bay Area in our 43rd edition of the  SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay—the biggest, the best, the original! Polls are open until September 30, and results will be announced in October. Tell you...

BEST OF THE BAY 2018 is here!

So many people voted in this year's Best of the bay that it took us an extra couple weeks to count the ballots! This Bay Area tradition, now on its 43rd year, remains more popular than ever—obviously our readers want to speak out about all the local businesses and people they love, especially in this rapidly changing city. Thank...

Coming soon! BEST OF THE BAY: The rebirth

Watch this space for details on voting for in the 41st (almost) annual Bay Guardian BEST OF THE BAY! The original "best of" is back, baby!  All the features and categories you've come to love, celebrating the people, places, and things that make living in the Bay so incredible. Sign up for the Bay Guardian newsletter for updates on when...

VOTE NOW! Best of the Bay 2017

Best Burrito. Best Party. Best Shoe Store. Best Street Fair. Best Cannabis Club. Best Politician. Best Politician You Love To Hate…. It’s back! The nation’s original "Best of" — and the first and best Best of the Bay — returns for its 42nd year to celebrate all the people, places, and things that make living in the Bay Area the...


Welcome, Bay Guardian readers, to the new SFBG.com! Last October, the former editors and publishers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian regained control of the 50-year-old alternative weekly paper and website. We did this with the help of our readers and outside contributors. The Bay Guardian now belongs to the San Francisco Center for Newspaper Preservation, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that...

Best of the Bay 2019 is coming!

This summer we'll be launching voting for our 44th Best of the Bay! We're beyond excited to be honoring the people, places, and things that STILL make the Bay the best place to live on Earth. Until voting begins in August, take a look at last year's winners here. And please support businesses and organizations!

Best of the Bay voting extended through October 10

One more week to tell us your favorites and celebrate the city!

VOTE NOW for Best of the Bay 2019

It's here! The ballot for our 44th edition of Best of the Bay. Click here to vote for everything from  Best Burrito and Best Cafe to Best Drag Queen and Best Bookstore. Happy Voting! CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW!

BEST OF THE BAY 2017 is here!

Our 42nd edition of Best of the Bay has arrived! Who won Best Burrito? Best Rock Club? Best Shoe Store? Best Politician? Welcome back, Guardian Readers, to the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay, celebrating our 51st year as a publication, and our 42nd Best of the Bay issue. More than 9,000 people voted in our Readers Poll, and...