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Best of L.A. 2013: The Readers Poll Winners

For only the second year ever, we asked you to nominate your favorite places in Los Angeles -- and then vote on the finalists. Here are your picks, along with a link to the staff winner in each category.

Best Adult Store

The Pleasure Chest

7733 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 650-1022, thepleasurechest.com

Staff winner: Pure Delish

Best After-Work Drinks

Father's Office

1018 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 736-2224. 3229 Helms Ave., Culver City; (310) 736-2224. fathersoffice.com.

Staff winner: Sotto

See all of this year's Best of L.A. winners

Best Art Gallery

The Hive Gallery & Studios

729 S. Spring St., dwntwn. (213) 955-9051, hivegallery.com/2010/

Staff winner: Blum & Poe

Best Bar for Day Drinking

The Abbey

692 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd., 90069. (310) 289-8410, abbeyfoodandbar.com

Staff Winner: The Drawing Room

Best Bike Path

L.A. River Bike Path

Staff winner: Ballona Creek Bike Path

Best Shop for Bicyclists

Helen's Cycles

Multiple locations including 1071 Gayley Ave., Wstwd., 90024. (310) 208-8988, helenscycles.com

Staff winner: VeloLove

Best Blues Club

House of Blues

8430 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 848-5100, houseofblues.com

Staff winner: World Famous Barnyard

Best Breakfast

The Griddle Cafe

7916 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 874-0377, thegriddlecafe.com

Staff winner: Sqirl

Turn the page for more winners, including your pick for Best Burger

 

Golden Road Brewing: Your choice for best brewery for drinking
Golden Road Brewing: Your choice for best brewery for drinking

Best Brewery for Drinking

Golden Road Brewing

5410 W. San Fernando Road, Atwater Village. (213) 373-4677, goldenroad.la

Staff winner: Eagle Rock Brewery

Best Brunch

Alcove Cafe & Bakery

1929 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. (323) 644-0100, alcovecafe.com

Staff winner: Salt's Cure

Best Burger

In-N-Out

Multiple locations, including 7009 W. Sunset Blvd., Hlwyd. in-n-out.com

Staff winner: Mar'Sel

Best Place for Celeb Spotting

Chateau Marmont

8221 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 656-1010, chateaumarmont.com

Staff winner: Gelson's on Franklin Blvd.

Best Clothing Boutique

Fred Segal

8100 Melrose Ave., Beverly Grove; (323) 655-9500. 500 Broadway, Santa Monica; (310) 394-9814. fredsegal.com

Staff winner: Flannel

Best Cocktails

The Varnish

118 E. Sixth St., dwntwn. (213) 622-9999, thevarnishbar.com

Staff winner: Cliff's Edge Wednesday nights

Best Coffee Shop

Intelligentsia

1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291; (310) 399-1233. 3922 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, 90029; (323) 663-6173. 55 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91103; (626) 578-1270. intelligentsiacoffee.com

Staff winner: Handsome Coffee Roasters

Best Comedy Club

Upright Citizens Brigade

5919 Franklin Ave., Hlwyd. (323) 908-8702, losangeles.ucbtheatre.com

Staff winner: Nerdmelt Showroom

Turn the page for more winners, including your pick for Best Dive Bar.

 

The Abbey: Your pick for best dance club, best gay bar and best bar for day drinking.
The Abbey: Your pick for best dance club, best gay bar and best bar for day drinking.
Orly Olivier

Best Cookies

Porto's Bakery & Cafe

3614 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; (818) 846-9100. 315 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale; (818) 956-5996. 8233 Firestone Blvd., Downey; 562-862-8888. portosbakery.com

Staff winner: Diddy Riese

Best Dance Club

The Abbey

692 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 289-8410, abbeyfoodandbar.com

Staff winner: Create Nightclub

Best Day Trip

Santa Barbara

santabarbara.com

Staff winner: Ojai

Best Dive Bar

Frolic Room

6245 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 462-5890, myspace.com/thefrolicroombar

Staff winner: Smog Cutter

Best Dodgeball League

WeHo Dodgeball

West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 638-4225, wehododgeball.com

Staff winner: WeHo Dodgeball

Best Farmers Market

Hollywood Certified Farmers Market

Ivar Avenue & Hollywood Boulevard, Hlywd. (323) 463-3171, farmernet.com

Staff winner: Santa Monica Certified Farmers Market

Best Fast-Casual Concept

Tender Greens

Multiple locations including 9523 Culver Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-8300, tendergreensfood.com

Staff winner: Shophouse

Best Flea Market

Rose Bowl Flea Market

1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. rgcshows.com/rosebowl.aspx

Staff winner: Pasadena City College Flea Market

Turn the page for more winners, including your pick for Best Ice Cream Shop.

 

Vista Theater: Your pick for Best Independent Theater
Vista Theater: Your pick for Best Independent Theater

Best Gay Bar

The Abbey

692 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 289-8410, abbeyfoodandbar.com

Staff winner: The Abbey

Best Gift Shop

Wacko/Soap Plant

4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. (323) 663-0122, soapplant.com

Staff winner: Lundeen's

Best Health Food Store

Whole Foods

Multiple locations, including 3751 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 351-5994, wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/pasadena/

Staff winner: Sprouts

Best Hiking Trail

Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Griffith Park. (323) 913-4688, laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk/

Staff winner: Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park

Best Ice Cream Shop

Scoops

712 N. Heliotrope Drive, E. Hlywd.; (323) 906-2649. 3400 Overland Ave., Palms; (323) 405-7055.

Staff winner: Sweet Rose Creamery

Best Independent Movie Theater

Vista Theater

4473 Sunset Blvd., Los Feliz. (323) 660-6639, vintagecinemas.com/vista

Staff winner: Cinefamily

Best Jazz Club

The Mint

6010 W. Pico Blvd., Mid-City. (323) 954-9400, themintla.com

Staff winner: The Baked Potato

Best Juice Bar

Pressed Juicery

Multiple locations, including 10878 Kinross Ave., Wstwd. (310) 451-1010, pressedjuicery.com

Staff winner: Beverly Hills Juice

Turn the page for even more winners, including Best Karaoke Bar.

 

Canter's Deli: Your pick for Best Late-Night Eats
Canter's Deli: Your pick for Best Late-Night Eats

Best Karaoke Bar

Cafe Brass Monkey

3440 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown. (213) 381-7047, cafebrassmonkey.com

Staff winner: Palm Tree L.A.

Best Late-Night Eats

Canter's Deli

419 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax District. (323) 651-2030, cantersdeli.com

Staff winner: BCD Tofu House

Best Lecture Series

Hammer Lectures

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Wstwd. (310) 443-7000, hammer.ucla.edu

Staff winner: Skeptics Society's Distinguished Science Lecture Series

Best Mall

The Grove

189 The Grove Drive, Fairfax District. (323) 900-8080, thegrovela.com

Staff winner: Santa Monica Place

Best Marijuana Dispensary

Kush Mart

6430 Selma Ave., Hlywd. (323) 464-6465, kushmart.com

Staff winner: Alternative Herbal Health Services

Best Milkshake

Mel's Drive-In

Multiple locations, including 1660 N. Highland Ave., Hlwyd. (323) 465-2111, melsdrive-in.com

Staff winner: Milk

Best Music Festival

Coachella Arts & Music Festival

coachella.com

Staff winner: FYF Fest

Best Music Venue

Hollywood Bowl

2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood Hills. (323) 850-2000, hollywoodbowl.com

Staff winner: El Rey

Best Neighborhood Bar

The Fox & Hounds Pub

11100 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 763-7837, thefoxandhounds.com

Staff winner: St. Nick's

There's yet more winners -- including your pick for Best Nightclub -- on the next page.

 

Cliff's Edge: Your pick for Best Outdoor Dining
Cliff's Edge: Your pick for Best Outdoor Dining
Orly Olivier

Best New Restaurant

Black Hogg

2852 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 953-2820.

Staff winner: Trois Mec

Best Nightclub

King King

6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hlwyd. (323) 960-9234, kingkinghollywood.com

Staff winner: Hooray Henry's

Best Oddity Shop

Wacko

4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. (323) 663-0122, soapplant.com

Staff winner: Vlad the Retailer

Best Old-School Steakhouse

Musso and Frank Grill

6667 Hollywood Blvd., Hlwyd. (323) 467-7788, mussoandfrank.com

Staff winner: Dal Rae

Best Outdoor Dining

Cliff's Edge

3626 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 666-6116, cliffsedgecafe.com

Staff winner: Nobu Malibu

Best Park

Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Griffith Park. (323) 913-4688, laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk/

Staff winner: Topanga Canyon State Park

Best Pet Boutique

Pussy & Pooch Pethouse & Pawbar

564 S. Main St., dwntwn. (213) 438-0900, pussyandpooch.com

Staff winner: Paw Boutique

Best Pizzeria

Pizzeria Mozza

641 N. Highland Ave., Hancock Park. (323) 297-0101, pizzeriamozza.com

Staff winner: Pizzeria Mozza

Best Place to Buy New Furniture

Ikea

Multiple locations including 600 N. San Fernando Road, Burbank. (888) 888-4532, ikea.com

Staff winner: Apt2B

Turn the page for more, including your pick for Best Shoe Store.

 

Amoeba Music: Your pick for Best Record Store
Amoeba Music: Your pick for Best Record Store

Best Place to Buy Used Furniture

Rose Bowl Flea Market

1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. rgcshows.com/rosebowl.aspx

Staff winner: TINI

Best Place to Volunteer

Project Angel Food

922 Vine St., Hlywd. (323) 845-1800, angelfood.org

Staff winner: Project Angel Food

Best Reading Series

Library Foundation of L.A.

Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., dwntwn. lfla.org

Staff winner: Hammer Readings

Best Record Store

Amoeba Music

6400 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 245-6400, amoeba.com

Staff winner: Vacation Vinyl

Best Second-Hand Clothing Shop

Out of the Closet

Multiple locations, including 2425 N. San Fernando Road, Glassell Park. (323) 223-0838, outofthecloset.org

Staff winner: Buttons and Bows

Best Shoe Store

DSW

Multiple locations, including 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 981-2377, dsw.com

Staff winner: Milk & Honey

Best Spa

Burke Williams Day Spa

Multiple locations, including 8000 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlwyd. (323) 822-9007, burkewilliamsspa.com

Staff winner: Wi Spa

Best Street for a Food Crawl

Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice

Staff winner: Sawtelle

Best Streetwear Shop

The Hundreds

7909 Rosewood Ave., Beverly Grove. (310) 807-1754, thehundreds.com

Staff winner: Diamond Supply Co.

Turn the page for more of your Best of L.A. winners, including Best Tattoo Shop.

 

The Last Bookstore: Your pick for Best Used Bookstore
The Last Bookstore: Your pick for Best Used Bookstore

Best Strip Club

Jumbo's Clown Room

5153 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd., 90027. (323) 666-1187, jumbos.com

Staff winner: The Gold Diggers

Best Taco Truck

Kogi BBQ

(323) 315-0253, @kogibbq, kogibbq.com

Staff winner: Mariscos Jalisco

Best Tattoo Shop

Under the Gun Ink

4323 Melrose Ave., E. Hlywd., 90029. (323) 661-0607, utgink.com

Staff winner: American Electric

Best Theater Company

The Actors' Gang

9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. (310) 838-4264, theactorsgang.com

Staff winner: Critical Mass Performance Group

Best Theme Park Ride

Space Mountain, Disneyland

1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim. 714-781-4000, disney.go.com

Staff winner: Transformers Ride, Universal Studios

Best Thrift Store

Goodwill

goodwillsocal.org/shop/store

Staff winner: National Council of Jewish Women Thrift Store

Best Used Bookstore

The Last Bookstore

453 S. Spring St., dwntwn. (213) 488-0599, lastbookstorela.com

Staff winner: Alias Books East

Best Vegan Restaurant

Cafe Gratitude

639 N. Larchmont Blvd., Larchmont. (323) 580-6383, cafegratitude.com

Staff winner: Crossroads

Best Weird Museum

Museum of Jurassic Technology

9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City. (310) 836-6131, mjt.org

Staff winner: The Bunny Museum

Best Yoga Studio

Golden Bridge

6322 DeLongpre Ave., Hlywd. (323) 936-4172

Staff winner: Liberation Yoga

See all of this year's Best of L.A. winners


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