Best Of 2015

Readers' Choice Poll

Readers' Choice Poll

The people have spoken. thousands upon thousands of them! And after tallying more than 13,000 votes, we’re proud to present your picks for the very best things in St. Louis.

If you’re not into democracy and would prefer to start with our staff picks, there’s a solution to that, too. Dive right in to the list of winners chosen by our writers and editors.

Best All-Ages Venue
The Pageant

Best Band Name
The Fuck Off and Dies

Best Band to Die in the Past Year
Kentucky Knife Fight

Best Blues Club
BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups

Best Burlesque Troupe
Seven Zero Eight

Best Concert of the Past Year
Fleetwood Mac at Scottrade Center

Best Dance Company
Missouri Ballet Theatre

Best Dance Events
Dance St. Louis

Best Film Series
St. Louis International Film Festival

Best Hip-Hop Club
Horny Goat

Best Jazz Club
Jazz at the Bistro

Best Live-Music Venue
The Pageant

Best Live Music Venue to Die in the Past Year

Best Local Album
Dear Liver, by the Fuck Off and Dies

Best Local Artist
Pokey LaFarge

Best Movie Theater
The Tivoli Theatre

Best Music Festival

Best Radio Show
Radio Rich Dalton, Our Musical Roots

Best Radio Station
Our Musical Roots

Best Recording Studio
Native Sound Recording

Best Rock Club
The Firebird

Best 3 A.M. Bar
Mangia Italiano

Best Bakery
McArthur’s Bakery

Best Bar
Three Kings Public House

Best Barbecue
Sugarfire Smoke House

Best Bartender
Seth Wahlman, Eclipse

Best Brunch
The Bevo Mill

Best Burger
Dave & Tony’s

Baileys’ Range

Best Chain Restaurant
St. Louis Bread Company

Best Chef
Bobby Tessler, St. Louis Wing Co.

Best Chicken Wings
St. Louis Wing Co.

Best Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Noodle Cafe

Best Cocktails
The Royale

Best Coffeehouse

Best Comfort Food
Grove East Provisions

Best Deli/Sandwich Shop
Blues City Deli

Best Desserts
Cyrano’s Cafe

Best Diner
City Diner

Best Doughnuts
Strange Donuts

Best Fast-Casual Restaurant
St. Louis Pretzel Boy’s

Best Food Truck
Seoul Taco

Best Fried Chicken
Gallagher’s Restaurant

Best Gay Bar
Just John Nightclub

Best Greek Restaurant
Olympia Kebob House and Taverna

Best Ice Cream
Ices Plain & Fancy

Best Indian Restaurant
House of India

Best Italian Restaurant
Anthonino’s Taverna

Best Korean Restaurant
Seoul Taco

Best Late-Night Dining
The Gramophone

Best Local Brewery
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

Best Margarita
Flamingo Bowl

Best Martini
Pin-Up Bowl

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
The Pat Connolly Tavern

Best New Bar
The Tick Tock Tavern

Best New Restaurant

Best Outdoor Dining Vin de Set

Best St. Louis-Style Pizza

Best Non-St. Louis-Style Pizza
JJ Twigs

Best Place for Day Drinking
The Royale

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians
Tree House

Best Restaurant to Die in the Past Year
Miss Leon’s

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Pays
Sidney Street Cafe

Best Sports Bar
The Post Sports Bar and Grill

Best Steak House
Tucker’s Place

Best Thai Restaurant
Zen Thai & Japanese Cuisine

Best Antique Store
Emporium St. Louis

Best Bridal Store
Maiden Voyage Bridal

Best Car Repair
Reliance Automotive

Best Clothing Boutique
Paper Dolls

Best Flea Market
Saint Louis Swap Meet at the Lemp Brewery

Best Florist
Walter Knoll Florist

Best Garden Center
Bayer’s Garden Shop

Best Gift Shop
The Loft Gift Shop at Sappington House

Best Grocery

Best Hardware Store

Best Home Decor
The Refind Room

Best Jewelry Store
Paramount Jewelers

Best Mall
West County Center

Best Pet Groomers

Best Place to Buy Furniture
Dau Neu

Best Place to Get a Mani/Pedi
Beautiful Nails

Best Record Store
Vintage Vinyl

Best Salon
V Vegaz

Best Sex Shop

Best Smoke Shop
TNT Glass Designs

Best Vapor Store
Vapor Exchange

Best Activist
Stephen Houldsworth

Best Blues Player
Vladimir Tarasenko

Best Cardinals Player
Yadier Molina

Best Cheap Thrill
Trikke STL

Best Hair on a Local TV Personality
Jasmine Huda, KMOV (Channel 4)

Best Journalist
Bill McClellan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Best Place for a First Date
Flamingo Bowl

Best Place for a Last Date
Talayna’s Juke Box Restaurant

Best Place to Live
Webster Groves

Best Politician
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay

Best Rams Player
Chris Long

Best Villain
Stan Kroenke

Best Bike Path
Katy Trail

Best Bike Shop
Big Shark

Best Gym
Club Fitness

Best Place to Hike
Castlewood State Park

Best Public Park
Forest Park

Best Public Pool
Marquette Park

Best Running Trail
Grant’s Trail

Best Yoga Studio
Practicing Yoga Studio