Best of Seattle: Reader Picks

Sports & Adventure
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Best Mariner
Felix Hernandez

Best Seahawk
Richard Sherman

Best Sounder
Clint Dempsey

Best Storm Player
Sue Bird

Best Reign Player (tie)
Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe

Best Park
Discovery Park

Best Trail
Burke-Gilman

Best Public Pool
Coleman Pool



Arts & Culture
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Best Museum
SAM

Best Gallery
Roq La Rue

Best Art Walk
First Thursday, Pioneer Square

Best Movie Theater (tie)
Central Cinema, Cinerama, Sundance Cinemas

Best Theater (tie)
5th Avenue, Balagan, The Paramount

Best Dance Company (tie)
Pacific Northwest Ballet, Spectrum

Best Local Artist (tie)
Henry, Jim Woodring, Tracy Boyd

Best Public Art
SAM Sculpture Park

Best Casino
Snoqualmie

Best Bowling (tie)
The Garage, West Seattle Bowl

Best Arcade (tie)
Add-a-Ball; Flip Flip, Ding Ding; Gameworks; John John’s; Shorty’s

Best Public Pool
Coleman Pool

Best Radio Station (music)
KEXP 90.3 FM

Best Radio Station (talk)
KUOW Seattle

Best Local Radio Show (tie)
Audioasis, Brooke & Jubal in the Morning, Ron & Don

Best Local News Station
KING 5

Best Local TV Program
The 206

Best Local Book Store
Elliott Bay Book Co.

Best Band
Bone Poets Orchestra

Best Hip-Hop Artist
Macklemore

Best DJ
DJ Mack Long

Best Label
Sub Pop

Best All-Ages Venue
Vera Project

Best 21+ Venue
Tractor Tavern

Best Karaoke
Rock Box

Best Music Festival
Bumbershoot

Best Record Store
Easy Street

Best Comedy Club
Parlor Live

Best Dance Club
Foundation

Best Gay Bar
Neighbours

Best Club Night
SUBstance Wednesdays at Foundation

Best Adult Entertainment
Deja Vu



Food & Drink
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Best Breakfast/Brunch
Salty’s on Alki Beach

Best Burger
Red Mill Burgers

Best Hot Dog
Po Dog

Best Steak
Metropolitan Grill

Best Barbecue
Bitterroot

Best Fried Chicken
Ezell’s

Best Pizza, Dine-In (tie)
Pagliacci, Serious Pie, Tutta Bella

Best Pizza, Delivery
Pagliacci

Best Noodle House
Green Leaf

Best Diner
Skillet

Best Bar/Pub Food
The Bridge

Best Seafood
Salty’s at Redondo Beach

Best Sushi
Mashiko

Best Vegetarian
Silence-Heart-Nest

Best Dessert
Dilettante

Best Happy-Hour Food
Salty’s on Alki

Best Food Truck
Jemil’s Big Easy

Best Chef
Matt Dillon

Best Pastry
Bakery Nouveau

Best Cupcake
Cupcake Royale

Best Donut
Top Pot

Best Chocolate
Theo

Best Ice Cream
Molly Moon’s

Best Gelato
D’Ambrosio

Best Cake/Pie
Hot Cakes

Best Cookie (tie)
Nouveau, Grand Central, Hello Robin, Macrina

Best Farmers Market
Ballard

Best CSA
Full Circle Farm

Best Specialty Grocery
PCC

Best Seafood Market
Mutual Fish

Best Bakery
Bakery Nouveau

Best Butcher
Bill the Butcher

Best Local Cheese
Beecher’s

Best Pickle
Brit’s Pickles

Best Coffeehouse
Espresso Vivace

Best Juicebar
Juicebox

Best Cocktail Bar
Canon

Best Happy-Hour Drinks
Bait Shop

Best Brewery
Fremont Brewing Company

Best Distillery
Copperworks Distilling

Best Winery
Chateau Ste. Michelle

Best Bartender
Murray Stenson

Best Wine Shop
Wine World

Best Beer Market
Chuck’s Hop Shop

Best Liquor Store
Total Wine and More

Best Local Wine
Mark Ryan Winery’s Suicide Shift

Best Local Beer
Manny’s

Best Local Spirit
Copperworks Gin



People & Places
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Best Politician (tie)
Ed Murray, Mike McGinn

Best Philanthropist
Bill & Melinda Gates

Best Newscaster
Mary Nam

Best Blogger
Dave O’Leary

Best Neighborhood
Ballard

Best Suburb
Bellevue

Best Waterfront
Alki

Best Hotel
Grand Hyatt Seattle

Best Landmark
Space Needle



Shops & Services
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Best Bike Shop
Gregg’s Cycles

Best Pet Store
Mud Bay

Best Furniture Store
Retrofit

Best Jewelry Store
Hitchcock Madrona

Best Shopping District
Downtown

Best Clothing Store, Men
Hammer & Awl

Best Clothing Store, Women
Nordstrom

Best Clothing Store, Children
Bootyland

Best Thrift Shop
Goodwill

Best Rideshare
Uber

Best Marijuana Dispensary
Dockside

Best Place to Buy Sex Toys
Babeland

 
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