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Tony Azar Bodhi Animal Hospital

#1 Fifth Ave.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Pharmacy

Mission Hills Bike Shop

Bear Hair by Chuck Alexander Salazar Fine Art

Karma Relaxation Spa

Stockton Financial

This year's winners! San Diego is known for its thriving LGBT community, representing a close-knit family that is full of life. Our community returns again and again to the vibrant nooks and crannies of our city, patronizing businesses, supporting local community organizations and empowering its members, day in and day out. We recently asked the readers of Gay San Diego to take a moment and share with us their favorite restaurants, bars and retail businesses, found throughout our local neighborhoods and even beyond. While the LGBT family starts at the lively and colorful “gayborhood” of Hillcrest, we live in and visit all its surrounding areas — through the hip enclaves of North Park,

Mission Hills Automotive

South Park and University Heights, and the cozy kick-back neighborhoods that cling to the canyons overlooking Mission Valley, including Mission Hills, Normal Heights, Kensington and Talmadge. Our influence also extends to Downtown and those neighborhoods nestled along its border: Little Italy, Bankers Hill and Golden Hill. But that’s not to say we don’t frequent Point Loma, La Jolla, and Carlsbad, or even South Bay and North County, because we do; and we even have an LGBTQ resource center up north and Pride festivals both north and south that we support and love, too. That’s a pretty wide swath and from each point far and wide, our readers have chosen the best of the best in such categories as

Rare Bird Consignment House

server, breakfast, happy hour, wine bar, art gallery, romantic dining, cocktail, florist, museum, local bar, and many, many more. Some winners have been serving customers for decades, while others are new to the scene but clearly already making an impact. In this month’s special section, we offer the full list of Best of Gay San Diego winners, showcasing them with colorful photos and highlighting many with their specific missions to serve. To each of our winners, we extend a hearty congratulations on your Best of Gay San Diego award and we hope our loyal readers — and your loyal customers — continue to show you patronage and appreciation for many years to come.

Union Bank

Law Offices of Susan L. Hartman

Diversionary Theatre

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