Best of the Bay 2020:Vote Now!
Welcome to Best of the Bay 2020: Vote Has Ended. Join us online October 22 at 7pm for live results—click here!
This is our historic 45th annual edition of the nation’s original Best of the Bay. Tell us your favorites!
We know that this year is incredible different—an economic tragedy for local businesses and workers and a time of political and social upheaval (some of it very hopeful).
We wrestled with the idea of continuing Best of the Bay this year, with so many of our favorite spots struggling, shutdown, or permanently closed. In the end, we decided that it’s essential to bring the community together to celebrate its resilience, pay respects to legends, and energize ourselves for the fight to continue.
Please vote in the below categories for who or what you think deserves to win, even if that business is closed. You don’t have to fill in all the categories to vote!
We are also asking you to share any stories of resilience at this link—what community organizations, local businesses, or outspoken people have made a particular impact during the COVID crisis or in promoting justice for Black lives? Who served as a beacon of community, charity, and love during this time? We’ll publish a section of stories when the results are announced in October.