And the Winners Are…

Here's who took top honors in our second-annual Bars, Clubs, and Coffeehouses Reader Survey.

Cheapest Drinks

Merchant’s Saloon

Runner-up: The Graduate

Stiffest Drinks

Tie: George Kaye’s and Cafe Van Kleef

Favorite Jukebox

Tie: Lucky 13, Heart and Dagger Saloon

Sweatiest Dance Floor

The Layover

Runner-up: Luka’s Taproom and Lounge

Most Reliable Pickup Bar

The Layover

Runner-up: Era Art Bar and Lounge

Gayest Bar or Theme Night

White Horse Inn

Runners-up: Bench and Bar, Hella Gay at the Uptown

Most Challenging Trivia or Game Night

The Albatross

Runner-up: The Den at the Fox

Most Accommodating Place to Watch the Game

Tie: George and Walt’s, Room 389, Triple Rock Brewery

Most Comfortable Outdoor Seating


Runner-up: Beer Revolution

Sexiest Bar Staff

Bar Dogwood

Runners-up: Bar Three-Fifty-Five, Club Mallard, Jupiter, Ruby Room

Tastiest Bar Food

Luka’s Taproom and Lounge

Runner-up: Disco Volante

Most Inventive Cocktails

Bar Three-Fifty-Five

Runners-up: Flora, Make Westing

Finest Beer Selection

Beer Revolution

Runner-up: The Trappist

Finest Bourbon Selection

Tie: Acme Bar and Picán

Finest Scotch Selection

Acme Bar

Runner-up: Bar Dogwood

Finest Tequila Selection


Runners-up: Acme Bar, Doña Tomás

Finest Selection of Wines by the Glass

Marc 49

Runner-up: The Punchdown

Finest Drip Coffee

Awaken Café

Runner-up: Blue Bottle Coffee

Smoothest Espresso

Awaken Café

Runner-up: Farley’s East

Most Artful Foam

Awaken Café

Runner-up: Gaylord’s Caffe Espresso

Largest Tea Selection

Awaken Café

Runner-up: L’Amyx Tea Bar

Most Stylish Baristas

Awaken Café

Runner-up: Farley’s East

Most Laptop-Friendly Cafe

Farley’s East

Runners-up: Actual Café, Brown Couch Cafe, Gaylord’s, Starbucks

Tastiest Cafe Food

Farley’s East

Runners-up: Awaken Café, Commonwealth Cafe and Pub, Guerilla Cafe, Mama Buzz, Cafe Trieste, Mokka

Artiest Cafe

Awaken Café

Runner-up: Mama Buzz


Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

clear sky
47.3 ° F
50 °
44 °
82 %
0 %
54 °
53 °
53 °
53 °
53 °