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Best of the BayBest of the Bay 2023: Arts & Nightlife Winners

Best of the Bay 2023: Arts & Nightlife Winners

READERS' POLL: Best Nightclub, Best Art Gallery, Best Drag Queen, Best Karaoke, Best Live Venue, Best DJ, more

48 Hills is proud to host the 49th edition of the Bay Guardian Best of the Bay! Congratulations to all the winners of this years Readers’ Poll, and thank you to the thousands of readers who voted this year. See more winners’ categories here. And join us to celebrate on Thursday, October 26, at our 10th Anniversary 48 Hills Gala!

BEST MOVIE THEATER
ROXIE THEATER
www.roxie.com
Runners Up: Balboa Theater, Alamo Drafthouse

BEST MUSEUM
SF MOMA
www.sfmoma.org
Runners Up: De Young, Legion of Honor

BEST ART GALLERY
HAIGHT STREET ART CENTER
www.haightstreetart.org
Runners Up: Creativity Explored, Catharine Clark Gallery

BEST DANCE COMPANY
RAWDANCE
www.rawdance.org
Runners Up: ODC, Detour Dance

BEST THEATER COMPANY
SF PLAYHOUSE
www.sfplayhouse.org
Runners Up: SF Neo-Futurists, ACT

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
THE INDEPENDENT
www.theindependentsf.com
Runners Up: The Chapel, Bottom of the Hill

BEST PERFORMANCE SPACE
COUNTERPULSE
www.counterpulse.org
Runners Up: Oasis, The Lost Church

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL
HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS
www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com
Runners Up: Outside Lands, Stern Grove Festival

BEST RECORD LABEL
DARK ENTRIES
www.darkentriesrecords.com
Runners Up: Storefront Records, Quaint but Extra

BEST BAND
SAM JOHNSON
www.samjohnsonlive.com
Runners Up: Fantastic Negrito, Pleeay

BEST DJ
CHARLES HAWTHORNE
www.instagram.com/djcharleshawthorne
Runners Up: The Tourist, Jamal

BEST NIGHTCLUB
F8
www.f8sf.com
Runners Up: Oasis, DNA Lounge

BEST LGBTQ NIGHTCLUB
OASIS 
www.sfoasis.com
Runners Up: El Rio, Beaux

BEST DANCE PARTY
STAMINA SUNDAYS
www.staminadnb.com
Runners Up: Death Guild, Kumbia Dark

BEST JAZZ CLUB
SFJAZZ
www.sfjazz.com
Runners Up: Mr. Tipples, Black Cat

BEST OPEN MIC
THE RIPTIDE
www.riptidesf.com
Runners Up: Bazaar Cafe, Martuni’s

BEST KARAOKE
THE MINT
www.themint.net
Runners Up: Freakyoke at Thee Stork Club, Dimples

BEST DRAG SHOW
REPARATIONS
www.sfoasis.com/reparations
Runners Up: Princess, Clutch the Pearls

BEST DRAG QUEEN
NICKI JIZZ
www.instagram.com/nicki_jizz
Runners Up: Peaches Christ, Kochina Rude

BEST DRAG KING
JOTA MERCURY
www.instagram.com/emjaymercury
Runners Up: Papi Churro, Major Hammy 

BEST BURLESQUE
HEX SF
www.instagram.com/hex.sf
Runners Up: Hubba Hubba Revue, Cheetah Biscotti

BEST COMEDY VENUE
COBB’S COMEDY CLUB
www.cobbscomedy.com
Runners Up: Punchline, Alameda Comedy Club

BEST COMEDIAN
MARGA GOMEZ
www.margagomez.com
Runners Up: Nato Green, Hay Beacon

BEST STRIP CLUB
CONDOR CLUB
www.condorsf.com
Runners Up: Gold Club, Garden of Eden

BEST SEX CLUB
EROS
www.erossf.com
Runners Up: Steamworks, Power Exchange

48 Hills welcomes comments in the form of letters to the editor, which you can submit here. We also invite you to join the conversation on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

Marke B.
Marke B.
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.

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