2018 Best of the Bay

THE POLLS ARE OPEN! 

Welcome to the 43rd edition of the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay, hosted by 48 Hills! The polls are now open through September 30. Vote for your favorites, and show some love for all the best local people, places, and things.

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2018 Best of the Bay News

Best of the Bay polls are now open!

Vote for all the things you love most in our 43rd edition of the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay.

BEST OF THE BAY voting starts Monday, August 20!

The biggest, the best, the ORIGINAL Bay Guardian Best of the Bay is back to honor your favorite local people, places, and things.

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BEST OF THE BAY voting starts Monday, August 20!

The biggest, the best, the ORIGINAL Bay Guardian Best of the Bay is back to honor your favorite local people, places, and things.

Scenes from the Best of the Bay 2017 winners party

The vibe was warm and cozy at the Stud as we celebrated with everyone from Best Electrician to Best Drag Queen.

Forget the chains: Shop local with our Best of Bay Shopping winners!

From Best Bookstore to Best Place to Buy Fetish Gear, you'll find something for everyone on your nice (and naughty) list.

BAY GUARDIAN BEST OF THE BAY 2017: WELCOME!

Our 42nd edition of the Bay Area original! Thousands voted in dozens of categories -- here are the results.

BEST OF THE BAY 2017: SHOPPING WINNERS

Our readers' picks for Best Bookstore, Best Flower Shop, Best Shoe Store, Best Sporting Goods, Best Record Store, and more

BEST OF THE BAY 2017: ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT WINNERS

Our readers' picks for Best Music Festival, Best DJ, Best Drag Queen, Best Dance Party, Best Literary Night, and more.