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OK, the Nominations have been made and a LOT of our picks got in.

Clematis by Night, Sunfest, Off the Hookah, Roccos Tacos, Duffy’s, Respectable Street, World of Beer, Norton Museum, Blue Martini, Palm Beach Dramaworks, & even Sloan’s Ice Cream (for best bathroom).

Now it’s YOUR chance to get West Palm Beach on the South Florida RADAR! You can vote EVERY DAY so Vote early, Vote often!

http://contests.southflorida.com/promotions/sf-best-of-south-florida

Here are my picks!

Best Annual Event: SunFest
Best Outdoor Event: SunFest
Best Diner: Howley’s
Best Mexican Restaurant: Rocco’s Tacos
Best Barbecue Restaurant: Park Avenue Barbecue & Grille
Best Place to Take Kids: Duffy’s Sports Grill
Best Local Chain: Duffy’s Sports Grill
Best Romantic Restaurant: Dada
Restaurant with the Hottest Servers: Renegades
Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Darbster
Best French Restaurant: Pistache
Best Key Lime Pie: Old Key Lime House
Best Dance Club: Off the Hookah
Best Wine Bar: Wine Dive
Best Country Bar: Renegades
Best Ladies’ Night:  Blue Martini
Best Happy Hour: Renegades
Best Beer Selection: World of Beer
Best Live Music Venue: Respectable Street
Best Local Country Act: Amber Leigh
Best Music Festival: SunFest
Best Museum: Norton Museum of Art
Best Place to Get Picked Up: Renegades
Best Thursday Event: Clematis By Night
Best Bathrooms: Sloan’s Ice Cream
Best Theater Company: Palm Beach Dramaworks
Best Free Event: Clematis By Night

— Below is the previous article! —

So here it is, I’ve compiled all the data that I got from my request two weeks ago to list the  top spots for Clematis Street and Downtown West Palm Beach.

There are MANY different options that I could have used, and MANY of the choices that I picked fit more than one category. I tried to mix it up to get as many different places listed as possible.

Go to the Best of South Florida website before AUGUST 2nd and fill in the form using the options below (or any of your own choice!)

Best waterfront restaurant: E. R. Bradley’s
Best Italian restaurant: La Sirena
Best Cuban restaurant: Don Ramon’s
Best sushi restaurant: Kabuki
Best place for breakfast: Benny’s on the Beach (Lake Worth)
Best place for brunch: Wine Dive
Best steakhouse: Okeechobee Steakhouse
Best seafood restaurant: Key Lime House
Best restaurant for a girls’ night out: Roccos Tacos
Best diner: Howley’s
Best Greek restaurant: Souvlaki Grill
Best place to eat when you’re broke: O’Shae’s Friday Happy Hour
Best Thai restaurant: Palm Sugar
Best barbecue restaurant: PA Barbeque
Best Latin restaurant: Cabana
Best place to take kids: Mellow Mushroom
Best local chain: Duffy’s
Best Brazilian restaurant: Pampas Grille
Best food truck: Pizza Girls
Best patio/outdoor dining spot: Darbsters
Best hotel restaurant: Bistro Ten Zero One
Best late-night food: Howley’s
Best Indian restaurant: Taste of India
Best place to take your parents: Hamburger Heaven
Best pizzeria: Hot Pie Pizza
Restaurant with the hottest servers: Monroes
Best service: PDQ
Best hangover breakfast: Cafe Paris
Best vegetarian restaurant: Darbsters
Best coffee shop: Habitat Coffee Shop
Best French restaurant: Pistache
Best gastropub: Hullabaloo
Best strip club lunch buffet: Rachel’s
Best bites: Grain & Barrel
Best wings: Roxy’s Pub
Best bagels: Makeb’s
Best burger: Relish
Best fried chicken: Bay Bay’s
Best Key lime pie: Old Key Lime House
Best crabs: Riggins
Best Cuban sandwich: Havana’s
Best fish dip: Flanigans
Best desserts: Cafe Sweets Bakery

Bars/Clubs

Best gay bar: HG Roosters
Best place for cocktails: Blue Martini
Best rock club: Dr. Feelgoods
Best nightclub party: Monarchy – KRASH Wednesday
Best wine bar: The Blind Monk
Best country bar: Renegades
Best ladies’ night: Wine Dive – Free Wine & Champaign for ladies from 8 till midnight
Best neighborhood bar: Oshae’s
Best happy hour: Longboards 2 – 4 – 1
Best strip club: Rachel’s
Best beer selection: World of Beer
Best brewpub: Brewzzi
Best sports bar: Sports Page Bar and Grill
Best Irish pub: O’Shae’s Pub

Music

Best live-music venue: Respectable’s
Best local rock band: Raggy Monster
Best local punk band: Bonnie Riot
Best local pop act: Wonderama
Best local country act: Amber Leigh
Best local band: Girlfriend Material
Best music festival: Sunfest

Entertainment

Best art gallery: Norton Museum
Best museum: Flagler Museum
Best art event/art walk: Sunfest
Best place to get picked up: Rocco’s Tacos
Best Tuesday event: Taco Vida $2.00 tacos
Best Wednesday event: Trivia night at O’Shea’s
Best Thursday event: Clematis by Night
Best Sunday event: In the Biz Rooftop Party at Roxys
Best monthly event: Sunday on the Waterfront
Best highbrow event: Norton Museum Art after Dark
Best lowbrow event: Lake Worth Drum Circle
Best free event: Cityplace concert series
Best annual event: Fourth on Flagler
Best place to hang with your laptop:
Best hipster hangout: Grain and Barrel
Best gay crowd: The Cottage
Best place to people-watch: Cityplace
Best karaoke night: Tin Fish
Best cougar den: Leopard Lounge Bar – Chesterfield Palm Beach
Best bathrooms: Roccos Tacos (TVs playing mexican movies)
Best place to pretend you’re on vacation: Backyard bar
Best place to sweep her off her feet: Roxy’s Rooftop
Best movie theater: Muvico (Cityplace)
Best theater company: Palm Beach Dramaworks
Best artists’ group: LOT 23
Best outdoor event: Shakespeare by the Sea