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BEST BIKE SHOP
Park Ave Bike
600 Jay Scutti Boulevard, (585) 427-2110; 3400 Monroe Avenue, (585) 381-3080. parkavebike.com

Full Moon Vista | Towner's | Towpath Bike

BEST FITNESS TRAINER
Molly Flaherty at M/Body
1048 University Avenue. (585) 4342608; mbodyrochester.com

Ajia Cherry (Functional Innovative Training) | Noah Jobin (Paramount Performance) | Lore McSpadden (Positive Force Movement) | Mike Stanbrough (Core Capacity Transformations)

BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Rocco Bianchi at breathe yoga
Several area locations. breatheyoga.com

Jesse Amesmith (YogaVibe) | Emma Sachetti (several locations) | Jenna Weintraub (Body Love Yoga, teaches at YogaVibe)



BEST SALON
Scott Miller Salon & Spa
3340 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford; 980 Ridge Road, Webster. (585) 264-9940; scottmillerstyle.com

Bare Element | Gallery Salon | World Hair

BEST BARBERSHOP
The Gentlemen’s Barber
36 South Union Street. (585) 478-2698; thegentlemensbarber.com

Barbetorium | Bauman’s Barbershop | Dandedeville

BEST BARBER/STYLIST
Mykel Dwaileebe at Rock Paper Scissors
788 University Avenue. (585) 730-8118; rockpaperscissorssalon.com

Nikki Cessna (Studio M Salon & Spa) | Nikki De May (Gallery Salon) | Carrie Silva Martin (Pharoh’s Hairum)

BEST FLORIST
Kittelberger Florist
263 North Avenue, Webster. (585) 872-1823; kittelbergerflorist.com

Arena’s | Rockcastle Florist | Stacy K Floral

BEST SECONDHAND STORE
Once Upon a Child
Several area locations. onceuponachild.com

Abode | Greenovation | The Op Shop

BEST PLACE TO BUY A GIFT
Parkleigh
215 Park Avenue. (800) 333-0627; parkleigh.com

Archimage | Little Button Craft | Peppermint

BEST RECORD STORE
Record Archive
33 1/3 Rockwood Street. (585) 244-1210; recordarchive.com

Bop Shop Records | House of Guitars | Needle Drop

BEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STORE
House of Guitars
645 Titus Avenue. (585) 544-3500; houseofguitars.com

Atlas Music | Bernunzio Uptown Music | Sound Source

BEST TATTOO ARTIST
Jet DiProjetto at Love Hate Tattoo
47 State Street. (585) 262-6440; lovehatetattoo.com

Adrien Moses Clark (Love Hate Tattoo) | Kyle Downs (Old Friends Tattoo) | Adam Francey (Love Hate)

BEST PIERCER
Nick Giordano at Dorje Adornments
60 Park Avenue. (585) 308-1157; dorjeadornments.com

Tom Gottschalk (Dorje Adornments) | Jason Morningstar (Primitive Impressions) | John Signorino (Icon Piercing Studio)

BEST LOCAL COFFEE ROASTER
Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters
Many area locations. fingerlakescoffee.com

Fuego Coffee Roasters | Glen Edith Coffee Roasters | Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

BEST REGIONAL WINERY
Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
623 Lerch Road, Geneva. (315) 585-4432; 3brotherswinery.com

Casa Larga | Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars | Living Roots Wine & Co.

BEST REGIONAL BREWERY
Genesee Brewing Company
25 Cataract Street. (585) 263-9200; geneseebeer.com

Rohrbach | Swiftwater | Three Heads

BEST REGIONAL DISTILLERY
Black Button Distilling
85 Railroad Street. (585) 730-4512; blackbuttondistilling.com

Finger Lakes Distilling | Honeoye Falls Distillery | Iron Smoke Distillery

BEST BAKERY
Savoia Pastry Shoppe
2267 Clifford Avenue. (585) 482-1130; savoiapastry.com

Get Caked | Leo's Bakery & Deli | Scratch Bakeshop

BEST CANDY/CHOCOLATE SHOP
Stever’s Candies
623 Park Avenue. (585) 473-2098; steverscandy.com

Andy’s Candies | Encore Chocolates | Hedonist Artisan Chocolates

BEST PET-RELATED BUSINESS
Lollypop Farm Humane Society of Greater Rochester
99 Victor Road, Fairport. (585) 223-1330; lollypop.org

Bark Avenue Dog | Park Ave. Pets | PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore

BEST GEEK-FRIENDLY BUSINESS
Nox Cocktail Lounge
302 North Goodman Street. (585) 471-8803; noxcocktail.com

Just Games | Millenium Games | Pop Roc

In This Guide...

    Were you there? Photos from the Best of Rochester 2018 party

    CITY Newspaper held its Best of Rochester party in the Village Gate atrium on Tuesday night, October 23. Nominees gathered to celebrate, dance, and mingle while sampling some of the finest food and drink that Rochester has to offer.

    BEST NIGHTLIFE

    BEST NEW BAR/CLUB The Spirit Room 139 State Street. (585) 397-7595; facebook.com/TheSpiritRoomRochester

    BEST LOCAL COLOR

    BEST LOCAL ACTIVIST GROUPOut Alliance 100 College Avenue. (585) 244-8640; gayalliance.org

    BEST FOOD & DRINK

    BEST PIZZA Pontillo’s Pizzeria Many area locations. pontillospizza.com

    Best of Rochester 2018

    Hello, CITY readers. It’s time to reveal the results for Best of Rochester 2018, our own “Showcase Showdown,” if you will. It’s been quite the contest to get this far: More than 12,000 contestants gave us their best and final answers in our Best of Rochester readers’ poll, spanning 100 different categories.

    Best Answers

    [ OUTTAKES ] BY CITY READERS Off-the-cuff, sometimes off-color responses to our Best of Rochester 2018 Primary Ballot WE’RE AWARE (Best Source of Rochester Pride) “You know it's Wegmans.”

    CRITICS' PICKS

    Best Breakfast Sandwich: Fair Pour Café’s 'The Jammy Sammy'

    BEST ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    BEST LOCAL ORIGINAL BANDJoywave @joywavemusic; joywavemusic.com Stavo | The Stedwells | Teagan and the Tweeds

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