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Best Exercise Class

If you're not into martial arts, you may well have despaired of ever getting...

Best Radio Station

Give it up for the Bone and its self-described "Classic Rock That Rocks"! Owned...

Best Yoga Class

They say you never forget your first, and we know we'll keep going back...

Best Movie Theater

The UC Theater lies cold as the clay from whence it came, and locked...

Second-Best Hike

Down at the end of Buchanan Street in Albany is the Albany Bulb, a...

Best Club

It might not be everyone's cup o' tea. After all, it's too crowded and...

Best Hike

One of the great things about living on this side of the bay is...

Best Local Label

Not too many labels can boast having Buzz from the Melvins as their A&R...

Best Dive Bar

Recently, a most precious piece of East Bay real estate has been occupied by...

Best Local Singer

Derick Hughes has only one rival as the Bay Area's most awesome vocalist: his...

Best Place to Hear Live Jazz

There's not even a close runner-up in this category. Yoshi's is not only the...

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...
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