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BEST NEW BAR/CLUB
The Spirit Room
139 State Street. (585) 397-7595; facebook.com/TheSpiritRoomRochester

Bar Bantam | Rochester Beer Park | Swan Dive

BEST BAR FOR BEER
Tap and Mallet
381 Gregory Street. (585) 473-0503; tapandmallet.com

MacGregor’s Grill & Tap Room | Rochester Beer Park | Three Heads Brewing

BEST BAR FOR WINE
Flight Wine Bar
262 Exchange Boulevard, (585) 360-4180; 836 Long Pond Road, Greece, (585) 417-5332. winebarflight.com

Apogee | Living Roots Wine & Co. | Solera

BEST BAR FOR CRAFT COCKTAILS
The Revelry
1290 University Avenue. (585) 340-6454; therevelryroc.com

Cheshire | The Daily Refresher | Nox Cocktail Lounge

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR
Lux Lounge
666 South Avenue. (585) 232-9030; lux666.com

Caverly's Irish Pub | Dicky's Corner Pub | Marshall Street Bar and Grill

BEST HAPPY HOUR
Acme Bar & Pizza
495 Monroe Avenue. (585) 271-2263; facebook.com/acmebarandpizza

The Bachelor Forum | Lux Lounge | Marshall Street Bar and Grill

BEST PLACE TO GO DANCE
Vinyl
291 Alexander Street. vinylrochester.com

Cure | Lux Lounge | Vertex

BEST JUKE BOX
Marge’s Lakeside Inn
4909 Culver Road. (585) 323-1020; margeslakesideinn.com

Lux Lounge | Salinger's | Skylark Lounge

BEST PLACE TO TAKE A DATE
Restaurant Good Luck
50 Anderson Avenue; (585) 340-6161; restaurantgoodluck.com

The Little Theatre | Playhouse/Swillburger | The Spirit Room

BEST PLACE TO MEET SINGLES
Wegmans
Many area locations. wegmans.com

Lux Lounge | McCann's Local Meats | Radio Social

BEST BARTENDER
Kevin Lingg at Lux Lounge
666 South Avenue. (585) 232-9030; lux666.com

Donny Clutterbuck (Cure) | Bobby Dish (Caverly's) | Jacob Rakovan (The Spirit Room)

In This Guide...

    Were you there? Photos from the Best of Rochester 2018 party

    CITY Newspaper held its Best of Rochester party in the Village Gate atrium on Tuesday night, October 23. Nominees gathered to celebrate, dance, and mingle while sampling some of the finest food and drink that Rochester has to offer.

    BEST GOODS AND SERVICES

    BEST BIKE SHOPPark Ave Bike 600 Jay Scutti Boulevard, (585) 427-2110; 3400 Monroe Avenue, (585) 381-3080. parkavebike.com

    BEST LOCAL COLOR

    BEST LOCAL ACTIVIST GROUPOut Alliance 100 College Avenue. (585) 244-8640; gayalliance.org

    BEST FOOD & DRINK

    BEST PIZZA Pontillo’s Pizzeria Many area locations. pontillospizza.com

    Best of Rochester 2018

    Hello, CITY readers. It’s time to reveal the results for Best of Rochester 2018, our own “Showcase Showdown,” if you will. It’s been quite the contest to get this far: More than 12,000 contestants gave us their best and final answers in our Best of Rochester readers’ poll, spanning 100 different categories.

    Best Answers

    [ OUTTAKES ] BY CITY READERS Off-the-cuff, sometimes off-color responses to our Best of Rochester 2018 Primary Ballot WE’RE AWARE (Best Source of Rochester Pride) “You know it's Wegmans.”

    CRITICS' PICKS

    Best Breakfast Sandwich: Fair Pour Café’s 'The Jammy Sammy'

    BEST ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    BEST LOCAL ORIGINAL BANDJoywave @joywavemusic; joywavemusic.com Stavo | The Stedwells | Teagan and the Tweeds

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