Best of Seattle 2018

From local music favs to outdoor getaways to tasty bites, these are your choices for the best our city has to offer.

BEST OF SEATTLE: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Best Musical Act: Thunderpussy

Best Singer-Songwriter: Brandi Carlile

Best Hip-Hop Act: DoNormaal

Best Rock Band: The Davanos

Best Jazz Artist: Kenny G

Best Pop Artist: Macklemore

Best Electronic Music Act: Odesza

Best Record Label: Sub Pop Records

Best Record Store: Easy Street Records

Best Music Venue: The Showbox

Best Festival: Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

Best Nightclub: Kremwerk

Best Movie Theater: Cinerama

Best Performance Venue: 5th Avenue Theatre

Best Place to Dance: Century Ballroom

Best Museum: Seattle Art Museum

Best Art Gallery: Frye Art Museum

Best Visual Artist: Jesse Link

Best Author: Lindy West

Best Poet: Nikkita Oliver

Best Comedian: Emmett Montgomery

Best Karaoke: Hula Hula

Best Drag Performer: Catty Wompus (Kyler Archer)

Best Trivia Night: Betty’s Body of Knowledge (Solo Bar & Eatery)

Best Convention: Emerald City Comic Con

Best Actor: Chris Pratt

Best Arcade: Shorty’s

BEST OF SEATTLE: OUT AND ABOUT

Best Park: Green Lake Park

Best Beach + Best View: Alki Beach

Best Path: Burke-Gilman Trail

Best Bike Shop: Gregg’s Cycle

Best Neighborhood: West Seattle

Best Building: Seattle Central Library

Best Day Trip: Leavenworth

BEST OF SEATTLE: FOOD & DRINK

Best Restaurant + Best Brunch: Salty’s

Best Bar + Best Brewery + Best Happy Hour: Redhook Brewlab

Best Takeout + Best Cheap Eats: Dick’s Drive-In

Best Coffee: Biscuit Bitch

Best Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle

Best Chef: Erin Brindley (Café Nordo)

Best LGBTQ Bar: Pony

Best Food Truck: El Camión

Best Farmer’s Market: Ballard Farmers Market

Best Pot Shop: Uncle Ike’s