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2018 Best of the Bay

48hills is proud to host the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay 2018! View the winners below, and sign up for our newsletter for more great local arts + culture. 

Dear Readers,

Welcome back to the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay! This is our 43nd edition of Best of the Bay, and it comes out on the Bay Guardian’s 52nd anniversary. That’s a lot of Bests of the Bay, and we can’t thank you enough for your support as we keep this cherished Bay Area tradition alive. (Please consider donating or becoming a member to help us continue, or advertise to our 35,000 weekly readers eager to support local businesses and events.)

This year, thousands and thousands of you voted for what you loved in more than 150 categories. We know that was a lot to get through, but we want to shower attention on as many local people, places, and things as we can, especially in the rapidly changing city. This year, we’re also announcing the two runners up in each category, because why not? So many people voted for so many great things (including some new to us), that it made us hopeful for the city’s vibrant culture. Enjoy the results of this year’s readers’ poll, and thank you for making the Bay the Best.

— Marke B, Best of the Bay 2018 Editor

Designer Aaron Joseph Bay Guardian Editor Tim Redmond Web Developer Matt Fisher Bay Guardian Publishers Emeritus Bruce B. Brugmann and Jean Dibble Special Thanks Hunky Beau

Best of the Bay 2018: City Living Winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. For other categories including Food & Drink, Arts...

Best of the Bay 2018: Arts & Entertainment Winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. For other categories including Food & Drink, Shopping,...

Best of the Bay 2018: Food & Drink Winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. For other categories including Arts & Entertainment, Shopping,...

Best of the Bay 2018: Shopping Winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. For other categories including Food & Drink, Arts...

More Best of the Bay stories

Best of the Bay 2020: Food and Drink winners

Best Burger, Best Sushi, Best Burrito, Best Dive Bar, Best BBQ, more in our 2020 Readers' Poll

Best of the Bay 2020: Shopping winners

Best Bookstore, Best Bike Store, Best Shoe Store, Best Cannabis Dispensary, more in our 2020 Reader's Poll

Best of the Bay 2019: Food & Drink winners

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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...

Best of the Bay 2018: City Living Winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. For other categories including Food & Drink, Arts...

Best of the Bay 2018: Arts & Entertainment Winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. For other categories including Food & Drink, Shopping,...

Best of the Bay 2018: Food & Drink Winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. For other categories including Arts & Entertainment, Shopping,...

Best of the Bay 2018: Shopping Winners

48 Hills is proud to host the 43rd SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. For other categories including Food & Drink, Arts...

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BEST OF THE BAY 2017: SHOPPING WINNERS

48 Hills is proud to host the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay 2017. For more Best of the Bay 2017 aategories, including...

BEST OF THE BAY 2017: ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT WINNERS

48 Hills is proud to host the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay 2017. For more Best of the Bay 2017 categories, including...

BEST OF THE BAY 2017: CITY LIVING WINNERS

48 Hills is proud to host the SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay 2017. For more Best of the Bay 2017 categories, including Food...