Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Best of the Bay Best of the Bay 2018: City Living Winners

Best of the Bay 2018: City Living Winners

Best Street Fair, Best Yoga Studio, Best Bicycle Repair, Best Plumber, Best Pet Grooming, and more

-

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers’ Poll. For other categories including Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, and Shopping, please visit the Best of the Bay homepage here.

BEST STREET FAIR
FOLSOM STREET FAIR
www.folsomstreetevents.org
Runners up: Haight Street Fair, How Weird Street Faire

BEST HOTEL
PHOENIX HOTEL
601 Eddy, SF
www.phoenixsf.com
Runners up: Hotel Nikko, Palace Hotel

BEST TOUR
TIE
SAN FRANCISCO GHOST HUNT
www.sfghosthunt.com
WILD SF TOURS
www.wildsftours.com
Runners up: Urban Trek, Gourmet Walks Chocolate Tour

BEST EVENT OR VENUE FOR KIDS
EXPLORATORIUM
Pier 15, SF
www.exploratorium.edu
Runners up: California Academy of Sciences, Randall Museum

BEST POLITICIAN
JANE KIM
Runners up: Kamala Harris, Mark Leno

BEST NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
TIE
ROCKET DOG RESCUE
3561 Foothill Blvd, Oakl.
www.rocketdogrescue.org
SF TENANTS UNION
ww.sftu.org
Runner up: Creativity Explored, La Casa de las Madres

BEST LOCAL WEBSITE
BROKE-ASS STUART
www.brokeassstuart.com
Runners up: Mission Local, Funcheap SF

BEST LOCALLY PRODUCED TV SHOW
REALITY CHECK TV
www.realitychecktv.com
Runners up: Soundwaves TV, Check Please! Bay Area

BEST RADIO STATION
BFF.FM
www.bff.fm
Runner up: KALW, KPOO

BEST RADIO DJ OR SHOW
“YOUR CALL WITH ROSE AGUILAR”
KALW
www.kalw.org/programs/your-call
Runners up: Lamont & Tonelli, Forum with Michael Krasny

Getting some ink at Idle Hand Tattoo

BEST TATTOO PARLOR
IDLE HAND
575 Haight, SF.
www.idlehandsf.com
Runners up: Black and Blue Tattoo, Tuesday Tattoo

BEST TATTOO ARTIST
JEN LEE
www.tattoocitysf.com/jen-lees-gallery
Runners up: Tanya Wischerath, Anne Williams

BEST ANIMAL RESCUE
MUTTVILLE
255 Alabama, SF
www.muttville.org
Runners up: SFSPCA, East Bay SPCA

BEST DOG WALKING
DOG TALES
(415) 948-3840
www.dogtalesunleashed.com
Runners up: Bay Area Canine Club, Ruff Paws

At the VIP Scrub Club

BEST PET GROOMING
VIP GROOMING/VIP SCRUB CLUB
4299 24th St., SF
1734 Church, SF
www.vipgroomingsf.com
Runners up: Kositas, Mud Puppy’s

BEST VETERINARIAN
MISSION PET HOSPITAL
720 Valencia, SF
www.missionpet.com
Runners up: Urban Pet Hospital, Epecially Cats

BEST DENTIST
DR. JENNIFER TERRY, DDS
3349 17th St, SF.
www.terrydental.com
Runners up: Washington Square Park Dental, Dr. Knneth L. Wong

BEST DOCTOR
DR. LISA STERMAN
Runners up: Dr. Peter Hunt, Dr. Therese Chan Tack

BEST OPTOMETRIST
URBAN EYES
300 Sanchez, SF
www.urbaneyessf.com
Runners up: Eye Gotcha, Eyedentity, UC Berkeley Optometry Clinic

BEST ALTERNATIVE HEALING
FIVE PINS PROJECT
491 Guerrero, SF
www.fivepinsproject.com
Runners up: Double Happiness Health, SF Custom Chiropractic

BEST CHIROPRACTOR
Matt Colman, Hayes Valley Wellness
190 Gough, SF.
www.hayesvalleywellness.com
Runners up: Dr. Lance von Stade, Golden Gate Chiropractic Center

BEST THERAPIST
NIKI KHANNA
www.nikikhanna.com
Runners up: San Francisco Therapy Collective, Maya Lane

BEST PLUMBER
THOMAS FRIEL PLUMBING
254 Connecticut, SF.
(415) 626-1662
Runners up: Moonlight Plumbing, Fazule & Sons

BEST ELECTRICIAN
IKE’S ELECTRIC
3546 19th St., SF.
www.ikeselectric.com
Runners up: Pauric Electric, Wells Electric

BEST MOVING SERVICE
DELANCEY STREET MOVERS
(415) 957-9800
www.delanceystreetfoundation.org
Runners up: Shamrock Moving and Storage, Iron Man Moving

BEST HOUSE CLEANERS
LA COLECTIVA
www.lacolectivasf.org
Runners up: Xavier Cleaning Service, No Spot Cleaning

BEST AUTO MECHANICS
PAT’S GARAGE
1090 26th St., SF
www.patsgarage.com
Runners up: Luscious Garage, San Francisco Auto Repair

A ‘Pelican’ from Box Dog Bikes

BEST BICYCLE REPAIR
BOX DOG BIKES
494 14th St., SF
www.boxdogbikes.com
Runners up: Valencia Cyclery, Pedal Revolution

BEST SHOE REPAIR
PIONEER RENEWER
4501 18th St., SF
(415) 255-4576
Runner up: Anthony’s, Sunset Shoe Repair

BEST TAILOR
YOUNG’S
2162 Mission, SF
(415) 255-2209
Runners up: Michelle’s Tailor, Diaz Brothers

BEST LAUNDROMAT
LAUNDRÉ
2140 Mission, SF
www.laundre.co
Runners up: Woody’s Oakland, Spin City

BEST DRY CLEANERS
GLEN PARK CLEANERS
701 Chenery, SF
(415) 239-8247
Runners up: Sunny Laundrette, Royal Cleaners

BEST SALON
GINGER RUBIO
600 Shotwell, SF
www.gingerrubio.com
Runners up: Glamarama, Vierra & Friends

Stylists and barbers at Public Barber

BEST BARBER SHOP
Public Barber Salon
571 Geary, SF
1528 Grant, SF
www.publicbarbersalon.com
Runners up: Peoples Barber, Moe’s

BEST HAIRSTYLIST
STEFANIE GINSBERG, AHMET’S BARBER AND HAIR STYLING
(415) 788-1919
RUNNERS UP: Anthony Lymon, Tiffany Barrios

BEST MASSAGE
TAYLOR WILLIAMS MASSAGE
19 Tucker Ave., SF
(831) 234-6517
Runners up: Psoas Bodywork, Earthbody

Achimedes Banya, tied for Best Spa

BEST SPA
TIE
KABUKI HOT SPRINGS
1750 Geary, SF
www.kabukisprings.com
ARCHIMEDES BANYA
748 Innes, SF
www.banyasf.com
Runners up: Nob Hill Soa, Cavallo Point

BEST FITNESS/GYM
TIE
ESKABO DAAN FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS
1475 Polk, SF
www.eskabodaan.org
FITNESS SF
Mutliple locations
www.fitnesssf.com
Runners up: MX3, Oakland Fitness Company

BEST TRAINER
TIE
ACE MORGAN
(510) 459-8202
acemorganfitness.wordpress.com
SEBASTIAN GRUBB
www.sebastian.fit
Runners up: Tammy Foxx Bridal Fitness Coach, Glen Shope MX3

BEST YOGA STUDIO
LAUGHING LOTUS
3271 16th St., SF
sf.laughinglotus.com
Runners up: Mission Yoga, Yoga Garden

BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR
TIE
VAZA
www.vazayoga.com
VALERIE STARR
www.valeriestarryoga.com
Runners up: Steve23, Juicy Liberty Goldman

BEST AMATEUR SPORTS TEAM
SAN FRANCISCO CITY FOOTBALL CLUB
www.sfcityfc.com
Runners up: Bay Area Derby Girls, Mezcala FC

More by this author

Best of the Bay 2019: Shopping winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 44th edition of the Bay Guardian Best of the Bay! Congratulations to all the winners, and thank...

Best of the Bay 2019: Arts & Entertainment winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 44th edition of the Bay Guardian Best of the Bay! Congratulations to all the winners, and thank...

Best of the Bay 2019: City Living winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 44th edition of the Bay Guardian Best of the Bay! Congratulations to all the winners, and thank...

Have you read these? Our top stories of 2018

It's been a wild rollercoaster of a year, which from some vantage points seems like several very, very long years. Two elections, a contentious...

48 Hills needs your help to survive!

Dear Readers,  48 Hills is an experiment in community-supported journalism. We're 100% independent, alternative, locally produced, and funded by you, our readers. We're keeping the...

Most read

Author of Naomi Klein-endorsed ‘Abolish Silicon Valley’ Wendy Liu says tech must change

"There’s this extreme power discrepancy that’s being magnified by Silicon Valley in ways that are not necessarily new, but they’ve improved upon the ways it already existed."

Screen Grabs: Must-see horror films for the Halloween that wasn’t

Drive-ins step in for trick-or-treating in 2020—plus, flicks following quarantine seances, malevolence-plagued asylum seekers, bedeviled hairdos, and Kazahk-Bulgarian dystopian futures visible from the gloom of home.

[UPDATED] Arts festival sues city in push for safe live performances—before rain comes

City revokes SF International Arts Festival permit for weekend program as arts languish amid reopenings

Protesters face off with cops after driving white supremacists away

Tiny number of Trumpites get nowhere as hundreds of anti-fascist demonstrators show up.

Fear — and hope — for journalism

So many bad things happening to local news media -- which is why we are trying to make a difference.

The big GOP and real-estate money moves into District One

Fake tenants group and big outside cash is now trying to promote Philhour over Chan in a race that could determine the balance of power on the board.

Local Listen: The rise of Xyla—and even more new Bay sounds to defy October’s gloom

Sunset-based Xyla explores footwork, R&B, club, and orchestral music, while Eki Shola and Yehu Salah tap the head-nod chakra in their new track "Jubilee."

The end of Shahid Buttar’s campaign — and the lessons

Shahid Buttar’s campaign against Rep. Nancy Pelosi was always a longshot. He was challenging the person most responsible for challenging Donald Trump, and while...

Holding the SF cops accountable

Plus building on toxic waste sites and the legacy of Alex Nieto ... that's The Agenda for Oct.18-25

Nancy Pelosi just announced her retirement

Rep. Nancy Pelosi cut a deal that will put her in the position of House speaker for four more years (assuming the Democrats retain...

You might also likeRELATED