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Readers’ Choice Contest Houston 2013 -

From across the Houston area, thousands of you weighed in on what you are certain are the city’s best people, restaurants, services, sights and sites. Read on to see what most of you love best, and check out our picks to see how we compared.

Readers' Poll Winners:

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Antiques Store
Heights Station Antiques
121 Heights Blvd.
713-868-3175
www.heightsstationantiques.com

Best Asian Grocery
99 Ranch Market
1005 Blalock
713-932-8899
www.99ranch.com

Best Barber
Big Kat's Tattoo and Barbershop
3622 Main
713-533-9545
www.bigkatshouston.com

Best Bike Shop
Bike Barn
multiple locations
bikebarn.com

Best Car Wash
Bubbles Carwash
multiple locations
www.bubblescarwash.com

Best Comics Store
Bedrock City Comic Company
multiple locations
www.bedrockcity.com

Best Doggie Daycare

Bed & Biscuits Pet Spa
1612 Waugh
713-520-5535
www.bedandbiscuitspetspa.com

Best Farmers' Market
Canino's Produce
2520 Airline
713-862-4027
caninoproduce.com

Best Flea Market
Traders Village
7979 N. Eldridge Pkwy.
281-890-5500
tradersvillage.com/houston

Best Florist
House of Blooms
16093k City Walk
Sugar Land
281-242-1555
www.sugarlandhouseofblooms.com

Best Gun Store
Carter's Country
multiple locations
www.carterscountry.net

Best Liquor Store
Spec's
multiple locations
www.specsonline.com

Best Meat Market
Revival Market
550 Heights Blvd.
713-880-8463
revivalmarket.com

Best Mexican Bakery
El Bolillo Bakery
multiple locations
www.elbolillo.com

Best Record Store
Cactus Music
2110 Portsmouth
713-526-9272
www.cactusmusictx.com

Best Spectacles/Glasses/Optometry
Memorial Park Vision
5535 Memorial, Suite I
281-888-9256
www.memorialparkvision.com

Best Vintage Clothing
Buffalo Exchange
multiple locations
www.buffaloexchange.com

Best Yoga Studio
Joy Yoga Center
4500 Washington
713-868-YOGA (9642)
www.joyyogacenter.com

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Best Alternative Venue
Fitzgerald's
2706 White Oak Blvd.
713-862-3838
fitzlivemusic.com

Best Art Gallery
East End Studio Gallery
708C Telephone
www.eestudiogallery.com

Best Bar Atmosphere/Decor
Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar
307 Fairview
713-529-1099
barboheme.com

Best Bar Games
Kung Fu
5317 Washington
Avenue #A
713-864-0642
kungfusaloon.com/houston

Best Bingo Night
Bingo in the Heights
1435 Beall
713-869-5767

Best Blues Club
House of Blues
1204 Caroline
888-402–5837
www.houseofblues.com

Best Concert Venue
Fitzgerald's
2706 White Oak Blvd.
713-862-3838
fitzlivemusic.com

Best Dance Club
Numbers
300 Westheimer
713-521-1121
numbersnightclub.com

Best Dive
Poison Girl
1641 Westheimer
713-527-9929

Best Downtown Bar
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
705 Main
713-228-9472
www.beerknurd.com

Best Festival
Free Press Summer Fest
fpsf.com

Best Gay Bar
JR's Bar & Grill
808 Pacific
713-521-2519

Best Happy Hour
Benjy's
multiple locations
www.benjys.com

Best Honky-Tonk
Whiskey River
7637 W. FM 1960
281-477-0528
whiskeyriverhouston.com

Best Hotel Bar
Hotel ZaZa
5701 Main
713-526-1991
www.hotelzaza.com

Best Icehouse
West Alabama Ice House
1919 W. Alabama
713-528-6874

Best Jukebox
Grand Prize Bar
1010 Banks
713-526-4565

Best Latin Club
Belvedere
1131-01 Uptown Park Blvd.
713-552-9271
www.belvedereinfo.com

Best Movie Theater
Sundance Cinemas Houston
510 Texas
713-223-3456
www.sundancecinemas.com/houston

Best Museum
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
713-639-4629
www.hmns.org

Best Neighborhood Bar — the Heights
Onion Creek
3106 White Oak
713-880-0706
www.onioncreekcafe.com/home.html

Best Neighborhood Bar — Montrose
Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar
307 Fairview
713-529-1099
barboheme.com

Best Neighborhood Bar — the Village
The Ginger Man Pub
5607 Morningside Dr.
713-526-2770
houston.gingermanpub.com

Best New Bar
Cottonwood
3422 N. Shepherd
713-802-0410
www.cottonwoodhouston.com

Best Patio
Cedar Creek
3422 N. Shepherd
713-802-0410
www.cedarcreekcafebargrill.com

Best Place for Cocktails
Anvil Bar & Refuge
1424 Westheimer
713-523-1622
anvilhouston.com

Best Pool Hall
Slick Willie's Family Pool Hall
Multiple locations
www.slickw.com/sites/houston.htm

Best Sports Bar
Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill (Heights)
2820 White Oak
713-863-1207
christianstailgate.com

Best Wine Bar
Max's Wine Dive
4720 Washington
713-880-8737
www.maxswinedive.com

FOOD & DRINKS

Best Atmosphere
Down House
1801 Yale
713-864-3696
downhousehouston.wordpress.com

Best Barbecue Restaurant
Goode Co. Texas Bar-B-Q
Muliple locations
www.goodecompany.com

Best Bloody Mary
Beaver's
2310 Decatur St.
713-864-2328
www.beavershouston.com

Best Breakfast
the breakfast klub
3711 Travis
713-528-8561
www.thebreakfastklub.com

Best Breakfast Tacos
Tacos A Go-Go
3704 Main
713-807-8226
www.tacosagogo.com

Best Brunch
Backstreet Cafe
1103 S. Shepherd
713-521-2239
www.backstreetcafe.net

Best Burger
Hubcap Grill
2 locations
www.hubcapgrill.com

Best Chicken-Fried Steak
Hickory Hollow
2 locations
www.hickoryhollowrestaurant.com

Best Chinese Restaurant
Auntie Chang's Dumpling House
2621 S. Shepherd
713-524-8410
www.auntiechangs.com

Best Coffee
Boomtown Coffee
242 W. 19th St.
713-862-7018
www.boomtowncoffee.com

Best Comfort Food
Jus' Mac
Multiple locations
www.jusmac.com

Best Crawfish
Ragin Cajun
Multiple locations
www.ragin-cajun.com

Best Deli
Kenny & Ziggy's Delicatessen Restaurant
2327 Post Oak Blvd.
713-871-8883
www.kennyandziggys.com

Best Dim Sum
Kim Son
Multiple locations
www.kimson.com

Best Doughnuts
Shipley Do-Nuts
Multiple locations
www.shipleydonuts.ws

Best Drive-Through
Whataburger
Multiple locations
www.whataburger.com

Best Enchiladas
Chuy's
Multiple locations
www.chuys.com

Best Fajitas
The Original Ninfa's on
Navigation
2704 Navigation
713-228-1175
www.ninfas.com

Best Family Restaurant
Skeeter's Mesquite Grill
Multiple locations
www.skeetersgrill.com

Best French Fries
Bernie's Burger Bus
www.berniesburgerbus.com

Best Fried Chicken
Frenchy's Chicken
Multiple locations
www.frenchyschicken.com

Best Ice Cream/Gelato
Amy's Ice Creams
2 locations
www.amysicecreams.com

Best Italian Restaurant
Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
713-961-2700
www.maggianos.com

Best Late-Night Restaurant
House of Pies
2 locations
www.houseofpies.com

Best Mac and Cheese
Jus' Mac
Muliple locations
www.jusmac.com

Best Margarita
El Tiempo Cantina
Multiple locations
www.eltiempocantina.com

Best Martini
Anvil Bar & Refuge
1424 Westheimer
713-523-1622
www.anvilhouston.com

Best Milkshake
59 Diner
Multiple locations
59diner.com

Best New Restaurant
Uchi
904 Westheimer
713-522-4808
uchirestaurants.com/houston

Best Oysters
Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar
1050 Studewood
713-802-0533
libertykitchenoysterbar.com

Best Pasta
Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe
1608 Shepherd
713-861-1313
www.spagwesthouston.com

Best Pho
Pho Saigon Noodle House
Multiple locations
www.phosaigonnoodlehouse.com

Best Pizza
Star Pizza
2 Locations
starpizza.net

Best Restaurant
Uchi
904 Westheimer
713-522-4808
uchirestaurants.com/houston

Best Salsa
Chuy's
Multiple locations
www.chuys.com

Best Service
Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith
713-522-9711
www.brennanshouston.com

Best Sushi
Uchi
904 Westheimer
713-522-4808
uchirestaurants.com/houston

Best Tex-Mex Restaurant
Chuy's
Multiple locations
www.chuys.com

Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant
Hobbit Cafe
2243 Richmond
713-526-5460
www.myhobbitcafe.com

Best Wine List
Max's Wine Dive
4720 Washington
713-880-8737
www.maxswinedive.com

SPORTS & RECREATION

Best Beach
Surfside
1304 Monument Dr.
Surfside Beach, Texas
979-233-1531

Best Bike Trail
Heights Bike Trail

Best Bowling Alley
Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge
1201 San Jacinto
713-343-3300
www.bowlluckystrike.com/locations/texas/houston

Best Cheap Seats
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Dr.
832-487-7102
milleroutdoortheatre.com

Best Dog Park
Boneyard Drinkery
8150 Washington
832-494-1600
www.boneyardhouston.com

Best Golf Course
TopGolf
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd.
281-406-3176
topgolf.com/houston

Best Jogging Trail
Memorial Park
6501 Memorial
Best Picnic Spot
Hermann Park
6201 Hermann Park Dr.

Best Place to Hike
Brazos Bend State Park
21901 FM 762
Needville
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/brazos-bend

Best Public Swimming Pool
Memorial Park
6501 Memorial

CATEGORIES WE FORGOT

Best Geek Hangout
Asgard Games
3302 S. Shepherd
Houston
713-677-0699
www.asgardgames.net

Best Drag Bar
F Bar
202 Tuam
Houston
713-522-3227
www.fbarhouston.com

Best Romantic Spot
Fountains at Waterway Square
31 Waterway Square Place
The Woodlands
www.thewoodlandscvb.com

Best Karaoke
Glitter Karaoke
2621 Milam
Houston
713-526-4900
www.glitterkaraoke.com

Best Specialty Foods Store
Houston Dairymaids
2201 Airline Dr.
Houston
713-880-4800
www.houstondairymaids.com

Best Pet Supplies
Natural Pawz
514 W. 19th
Houston
713-864-4779
www.naturalpawz.com

Best Local Brewery
No Label
5351-A 1st St.
Katy
281-693-7545
nolabelbrew.com

Best Wings
Wingstop
Multiple Locations
wingstop.com

My Voice Nation Help
4 comments
johnhollis07
johnhollis07

Best Laser Tattoo Removal?  Clean Canvas Laser of course!!!

briteasyello
briteasyello

Best Wings, Wingstop? Best Crawfish, Ragin Cajun? WTF Reader's Choice, y'all don't get out much!!!!

arrothiel
arrothiel

Three of the winners on this list are 2-3 blocks from where I live. Yeah, because I and my neighbors really need more yuppies parking in front of my house and creating a ruckus and throwing their garbage wherever they like and peeking into my house like it's a fucking aquarium. Thanks a lot for the added foot (and car) traffic, Houston Press. You really need to discontinue this series. It's only going to encourage more people to move to Houston and ruin all of the things us residents hold dear.

andrewnathy
andrewnathy

@arrothiel Way to not sound like a pretentious d-bag. My bad, I'm guessing you patronized the aforementioned establishments long before it as trendy to do so? But, yah you're right, shame on Houston Press for highlighting these local businesses. The Best of Houston is so OVER!!!

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