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Best Place to Get Vertical

Years ago there was a funky little gym in Emeryville called CityRock that catered...

Most Innovative Live Music Bookings

The Starry Plough is an Irish pub -- and it still features traditional Irish...

Best Place to Play Pool

Just ignore this place on Friday and Saturday nights. Not only does the price...

Most Innovative Theater Bookings

Sometimes they hit (spectacularly) and sometimes they miss (equally spectacularly), but the Shotgun Players...

Best Place to Chill

Forget Andronico's frozen-food section or Strawberry Canyon Pool. When the mercury soars, the best...

Best Place to Dance

We have to go with the Ivy Room on this one, for Thursday's Soundboutique,...

Best Pro Sports Trade

As the trading deadline approached earlier this summer, the question being asked repeatedly on...

Best Late-Night Art-Supply Fix

Back when it was Rite-Aid, the massive drugstore at the corner of 51st and...

Best Place to Swing

Walk into this warehouse and you'll find kids of all ages and sizes doing...

Best Local Band

Hip-hop is an American art form, like jazz. It has gone through its changes...

Best Gym

The downtown Berkeley Y has something almost no other gym in the East Bay...

Best Theater Company

It almost doesn't seem fair to make a call on this, what with three...

Best Place to Learn to Row

At the end of the day, when you're cranky and brimming with excess corporate...

Best Place to See Rock/Punk Live

Unfortunately, good venues that host punk rock bands in the East Bay have an...
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