The crowd was buzzing, the vibe was warm, and the feelings were fuzzy at Best Gay Bar 2017 The Stud on Tuesday, December 5, as this year’s Bay Guardian Best of the Bay winners gathered to celebrate.

Delicious food from Best Mediterranean Restaurant winner Old Jerusalem and perennial 48 Hills favorite Casa Sanchez kept everyone happy, and Powerhouse performance by the dholrhythms dancers from Best Dance Party Non Stop Bhangra had everyone on their feet dancing along.

Everyone from Best Thai Restaurant winner Lers Ros and Best Electrician Pauric Electric to Best Website Broke-Ass Stuart and Best Film Festival Frameline showed up to party — and prove that the Bay is the still Best of all.

Best Trainer Ace Morgan
Zachary’s: Best Pizza Co-Winner
Maria Davis, owner of Best Dive Bar St. Mary’s Pub and Stud collective member.
Best Winery Gratta Wines
Best Locally Produced TV Show: Reality Check TV
48 Hills’ Marke B and DJ Sep of Best Reggae Club Dub Mission
Rare out-of-face photo! Best Drag Queen Peaches Christ (middle).

Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.