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I want to thank the thousands of people who voted in the 2018 Elevate Lifestyle Awards, “THE BEST OF THE CITY.” The voting began on November 1, 2017 and ended January 5, 2018. We are presenting over 500 winners in the following seven categories: culture, dining, entertainment, fashion, fitness, lifestyle and nightlife in this issue. Browse through this issue to familiarize yourself with some of the juiciest restaurants, hottest nightlife spots, hippest boutiques, and all the other gems of the Queen City. On Thursday, April 12 join us at Queen Park Social for Elevate’s 2018 “The Best of the City” Celebration. The festivities will begin at 5:30 pm and continue until 9 pm. If you want to come to the party, head over to ElevateLifestyle.com to receive your FREE tickets. Enter promo code “elevate” when you check out on FreshTix.com. You will then be entered in our raffle for some great prizes and gift cards. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy some great entertainment, live music, silent auctions, and samples from the area’s BEST breweries, distillers and cideries. So remember to keep this issue handy, and whether you’re looking for the best sushi in Charlotte, the perfect pair of shoes, or where to grab the coldest microbrew, allow this issue to be your guide to “THE BEST OF THE CITY.” Just say thank you, Elevate Lifestyle! Have a great month, Steve Caldwell Steve@ElevateLifestyle.com

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BEST MUSEUM TO VIEW MINT MUSEUM UPTOWN 500 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.337.2000 MintMuseum.org BEST ONLINE CULTURAL JOURNAL CHARLOTTE VIEWPOINT Charlotte | 28231 CharlotteViewpoint.org BEST ON-STAGE PERFORMANCE THE LEGEND OF BUSTER NEAL. HARVEY B GRANT CENTER 551 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.547.3700 GanttCenter.org FAVORITE OUTDOOR EVENT QUEEN CUP STEEPLECHASE 6103 Waxhaw Highway Mineral Springs | 28108 | 704.843.7070 QueensCup.org BEST PERFORMING ARTS GROUP ON Q PRODUCTIONS Duke Energy Theatre At Spirit Square 345 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 800.345.6789 YouAreNowOnQ.org

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY THE LIGHT FACTORY 1817 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.9755 LightFactory.org FAVORITE SEXIEST LOCAL MAN OF 2017 LUKE KUECHLY, CAROLINA PANTHERS 800 South Mint Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.358.7000 Panthers.com FAVORITE SEXIEST LOCAL WOMAN OF 2017 ALYSSA SIMMA Facebook.com BEST SKETCH COMEDY GROUP CHARLOTTE COMEDY THEATER 900 NC Music Factory Boulevard Charlotte | 28206 | 803.792.1608 CharlotteComedyTheater.com BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE (THEATRE VENUE) KNIGHT THEATER 430 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.372.1000 LevineCenterArts.org BEST THEATRE COMPANY ACTORS THEATER CHARLOTTE 2219 Freedom Drive Charlotte | 28208 | 704.342.2251 ATCharlotte.org


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BEST BLENDED AND CHILLED (SMOOTHIES) GREEN BROTHERS & CO. 2230 Park Road, Ste. 103 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.607.9541 101 South Tryon Street, Ste. 1 Charlotte | 28280 | 704.575.9280 GreenBrothersJuice.com BEST BOSNIAN CUISINE EURO CAFÉ & GRILL 2719 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.343.9828 EuroCafeNC.com BEST BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE 139 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.601.4141 ChimaSteakhouse.com BEST BREAKFAST NOOK SUNFLOWER BAKING COMPANY Multiple Locations SunflourBakingCompany.com

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BEST CHIPS AND SALSA BEST TAPAS BABALU TAPAS & TACOS 1511 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.334.1511 EatBabalu.com BEST CHOCOLATES HEAVEN FAVORITE RESTAURANT FOR GROUPS CRAVE DESSERT BAR 500 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.335.0588 CraveDessertBar.com BEST COFFEE HOUSE TO KICK BACK SOUTH END GRIND 255 Clanton Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.765.6490 SouthEndGrind.com

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BEST COMFORT FOOD FAVORITE LOCAL LUNCH SPOT FRAN’S FILLING STATION 2410 Park Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.2009 FransFillingStation.com BEST CREPE RESTAURANT HAZELNUTS CREPERIE Multiple Locations HazelnutsCreperie.com BEST CUPCAKE SHOP CUPCAKE DELIRIUM 219 Main Street, Ste. E Pineville | 28134 | 704.458.9389 CupcakeDelirium.com BEST DEEP FRIED WITH THE HOLE (DONUTS) YOUR MOM’S DONUTS Multiple Locations YourMomsDonutsNC.com

BEST DELIVERY SERVICE (SERVED HOT TO GO) BITE SQUAD BiteSquad.com BEST DINING ON A BUDGET LITTLE VILLAGE GRILL 710 West Trade Street, Ste. G Charlotte | 28202 | 704.347.2184 Facebook.com BEST DOWN IN THE BAYOU (CAJUN AND CREOLE) WU’S CAJUN SEAFOOD 1714 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.2729 WusClt.com BEST DRIVE THROUGH (BEST FAST FOOD) COOKOUT Multiple Locations Cookout.com

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BEST FOOD TRUCK NEW WRAP ORDER 3500 Latrobe Drive Charlotte | 28211 | 704.941.1224 NewWrapOrder.com BEST FOODIE EVENT GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL, SOUTH END STATION SPORTS LINK 2131 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Ste. 400 Charlotte | 28273 | 704.499.9160 SportsLinkUS.com BEST FOOTLONG (SUB SANDWICHES) JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS Multiple Locations JerseyMikes.com BEST FRENCH CUISINE LUMIERE FRENCH KITCHEN 1039 Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.372.3335 LumiereMyersPark.com


BEST GERMAN CUISINE WALDHORN RESTAURANT 12101 Lancaster Highway Pineville | 28134 | 704.540.7047 Waldhorn.us

BEST FRENCH FRIES FRENCH QUARTER RESTAURANT 321 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.377.1715 FrenchQuarterCharlotte.com

BEST GOURMET GROCERY STORE REID’S FINE FOOD 2823 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte | 28209 | 704.377.1312 4331 Barclay Downs Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.377.7686 Reids.com

BEST FRESH AS CAN BE (DELICATESSEN) NODA BODEGA 1200 East 36th Street, Ste. A Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.8704 Facebook.com

BEST GOURMET RESTAURANT GLOBAL RESTAURANT 314 Main Street Pineville | 28134 | 704.835.1072 Global-Restaurant.com

BEST FRESH CATCH (SEAFOOD) SEA LEVEL 129 East 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.412.2616 SeaLevelNC.com BEST FROZEN YOGURT MENCHIE’S 1247 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.348.1256 Menchies.com BEST GELATO SHOP VA DA VIE GELATO 4203 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 980.201.9159 VaDaVieGelato.com

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BEST GOURMET SANDWICH RHINO MARKET & DELI 1500 West Morehead Street, Ste. E Charlotte | 28208 | 704.348.1428 400 South Tryon Street, Ste. R3 Charlotte | 28202 | 980.299.6014 RhinoMarket.com BEST GREEK OPAL TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFÉ 205 South Kings Drive Charlotte | 28204 | 980.256.3197 TazikisCafe.com BEST GROCERY STORE PUBLIX Multiple Locations Publix.com

BEST GROUP OUTING BEST TASTIEST BAR FOOD VGBG BEER HALL & GARDEN 920 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.333.4111 VBGBuptown.com BEST GUACAMOLE BEST SERVED ON A TORTILLA (TACOS) BAKERSFIELD TACOS TEQUILA WHISKEY 1301 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938.8565 BakersfieldTacos.com BEST HEALTH FOOD MARKET EARTH FARE Multiple Locations EarthFare.com

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BEST HOT DOG JJ’S RED HOTS Multiple Locations JJsRedHots.com


BEST ICE CREAM GOLDEN COW CREAMERY 170 West Summit Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938.0925 GoldenCowCreamery.com BEST INDIAN CUISINE TAMARIND FINE CUISINE OF INDIA 10416 East Independence Boulevard, Ste. 630 Matthews | 28105 | 704.841.8979 TamarindMatthews.com BEST IRISH CUISINE MURPHY’S KITCHEN & TAP 445 West Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.0557 MurphysCharlotte.com

BEST INVITING AMBIANCE DILWORTH TASTING ROOM 300 East Tremont Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.595.3337 DilworthTR.com BEST JAPANESE CUISINE YAMA IZAKAYA 1324 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.910.6387 YamaIzakaya.com BEST KOREAN CUISINE BULGOGI BOX 1750 Camden Road, Ste. 104 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.218.9056 BulgogiBox.com BEST LAKESIDE DINING NORTH HARBOR CLUB 100 North Harbor Place, Ste. D Davidson | 28036 | 704.896.5559 NorthHarborClub.com

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BEST LATE NIGHT EATS MIDNIGHT DINER 115 East Carson Boulevard Charlotte | 28202 | 980.207.3641 MidnightDinerCharlotte.com


BEST MEAL PREPARED SERVICE/COMPANY CLEANEATZ 2215 Ayrsley Town Boulevard Charlotte | 28273 | 980.585.4730 CleanEatz.com BEST MEAT FREE (VEGETARIAN) LUNA’S LIVING KITCHEN 2000 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.0008 LivingKitchen.com BEST MEXICAN (SOUTH OF THE BORDER) CANTINA 1511 Multiple Locations Cantina15Eleven.com BEST LITTLE-KNOWN RESTAURANT OLD PINEVILLE PREMIUM PUB 4548 Old Pineville Rd. Charlotte | 28217 | 980.430.5403 OldPinevillePremiumPub.com

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE JASMINE GRILL 5033 South Boulevard., Ste. G Charlotte | 28217 | 980.207.1859 JasmineGrill.com

BEST LOCAL GROWN PRODUCE THE PRODUCE BOX 919.904.4722 TheProduceBox.com BEST LOW-CARB LUNCH ENERGY CAFÉ 550 South Tryon Street, Ste. 120 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.355.0240 101 South Tryon Street, Ste. 1 Charlotte | 28280 | 980.355.0240 EnergyCafeCharlotte.com

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BEST NOODLES & CHEESE (BEST MAC-N-CHEESE) JACKBEAGLES 3213 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.5140 JackBeagles.com BEST OUTDOOR DINING WITH A VIEW FAVORITE RESTAURANT INTERIOR FAVORITE RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW MERCHANT & TRADE 303 South Church Street Charlotte |Â 28202 | 704.445.2550 MerchantAndTrade.com BEST OYSTER BAR ROCK SALT 512 Brandywine Road, Ste. 500 Charlotte | 28209 | 704.503.9945 RockSaltRestaurants.com

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BEST PASTRY SHOP RENAISSANCE PATISSERIE 2809 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 980.819.8771 RenaissancePatisserie.com


BEST PIT MASTER MATT BARRY, MIDWOOD SMOKEHOUSE Multiple Locations MidwoodSmokehouse.com FAVORITE PRIVATE PARTY ROOM 8.2.0 BAR/RESTAURANT 820 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 980.256.4646 820clt.com BEST RAW BAR PEARLZ OYSTER BAR 7804 Rea Road Charlotte | 28277 | 980.498.7247 PearlzOysterBar.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT (BALLANTYNE) STONE MOUNTAIN GRILL 15719 Brixham Hill Avenue Charlotte | 28277 | 980.207.2326 StoneMountainGrill.com

FAVORITE RESTAURANT (DILWORTH) KID CASHEW 1608 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.208.4148 KidCashew.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT (LAKE NORMAN) KINDRED RESTAURANT 131 North Main Street Davidson | 28036 | 980.231.5000 KindredDavidson.com

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT (MATTHEWS) SANTE 165 North Trade Street Matthews | 28105 | 704.845.1899 SanteOfMatthews.com


FAVORITE RESTAURANT (UNIVERSITY) LITTLE BIG BURGER 10012 Benfield Road Charlotte | 28269 | 704.274.5532 LittleBigBurger.com

FAVORITE RESTAURANT (MYERS PARK) TURNHOUSE GRILL 1600 East Woodlawn, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28209 | 704.503.9372 TurnhouseGrille.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT (PLAZA MIDWOOD) BEST FISH AND CHIPS THE WORKMAN’S FRIEND 1531 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.224.8234 TheWorkmansFriend.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT (SOUTH END) FAVORITE RESTAURANT THAT OPENED IN 2017 SUFFUCK PUNCH 2911 Griffith Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.8650 TheSuffolkPunch.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT (SOUTHPARK) BAKU 4515 Sharon Road          Charlotte | 28211 | 704.817.7173 Baku-Restaurant.com

FAVORITE RESTAURANT (UPTOWN) STOKE CHARLOTTE 100 West Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.353.6005 StokeCharlotte.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (ELIZABETH) BEST ROTISSERIE CHICKEN VIVA KITCHEN Multiple Locations VivaChicken.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN (NODA) HABERDISH 3106 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.817.1084 Haberdish.com

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT TO NETWORK IN 5 CHURCH 127 North Tryon Street, Ste. 8 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.919.1322 5ChurchCharlotte.com BEST RIBS (FINGER LICKIN GOOD) CITY SMOKE 100 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.376.2295 CitySmokeClt.com

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BEST ROLL IT UP (SUSHI) YAMAZARU 2173 Hawkins Street Charlotte | 28203 | 980.201.9134 Facebook.com


BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT THE FIG TREE RESTAURANT 1601 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.3322 CharlotteFigTree.com BEST SAKE SELECTION O-KU 2000 South Boulevard, Ste. 510 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.594.1922 O-kuSushiClt.com BEST SALAD (THE GREENS) CHOPT CREATIVE SALAD COMPANY 4125 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 980.321.9034 ChoptSalad.com BEST SERBIAN CUISINE INTERMEZZO PIZZERIA & CAFE                                  1427 East 10th Street      Charlotte | 28204 | 704.347.2626 IntermezzoPizzeria.com BEST SHRIMP & GRITS DANDELION MARKET 118 West 5th Street         Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.7989 DandelionMarketCharlotte.com

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BEST SIGNATURE APPETIZER BAKED GOAT CHEESE, 300 EAST 300 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.6507 300East.net BEST SOUL FOOD NANA’S SOUL FOOD KITCHEN 2908 Oak Lake Boulevard Charlotte | 28208 | 704.357.3700 NanasSoulFoodKitchen.com


BEST SPANISH CUISINE MALABAR SPANISH CUISINE 214 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.344.8878 ConteRestaurantGroup.com BEST SPECIAL OCCASION CAPITOL GRILLE 201 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.348.1400 TheCapitalGrille.com BEST SPICY DINING THAI ORCHID 4223 Providence Road, Unit 7 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.364.1134 ThaiOrchidRestaurantCharlotte.com BEST STEAK HOUSE (MEAT AND POTATOES) OAK STEAKHOUSE 4777 Sharon Road, Ste. 125 Charlotte | 28210 | 704.954.8900 OakSteakhouseCharlotte.com BEST SURF’N’TURF UPSTREAM SEAFOOD 6902 Phillips Place Charlotte | 28210 | 704.556.7730 UpstreamSeafood.com

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BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH DRAUGHT 601 Cedar Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.375.7566 DraughtCharlotte.com BEST SWEET TEA MORTIMER’S CAFÉ AND PUB 210 East Trade Street, Lower Level Charlotte | 28202 | 704.688.0366 MortimersPub.com

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BEST TEA SPOT SMELLY CAT COFFEEHOUSE 514 East 36th Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.374.9656 SmellyCatCoffee.com


BEST THAI CUISINE DEEJAI THAI RESTAURANT 613 Providence Road Charlotte | 28207 | 704.333.7884 DeejaiThai.com BEST THE OTHER WRAP (BURRITO) PICANTE MEXICAN GRILL 1500 West Morehead Street Charlotte | 28208 | 704.375.6000 PicanteMexicanGrill.biz BEST TO DIE FOR DESSERTS AMELIE’S A FRENCH BAKERY & CAFÉ Multiple Locations AmeliesFrenchBakery.com BEST TRADITIONAL DINER DIAMOND RESTAURANT 1901 Commonwealth Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.8959 DiamondCharlotte.com

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BEST BAR CRAWL RICH & BENNETT’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY PUB CRAWL Uptown Charlotte | 704.376.4441 RichAndBennett.com BEST BEER FESTIVAL (INDOORS) QUEEN CITY BREWERS FEST 820 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.441.3221 QCBrewFest.com BEST BEER FESTIVAL (OUTDOORS) CHARLOTTE OKTOBERFEST Symphony In The Park 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 CharlotteOktoberfest.com BEST BOWLING ALLEY BEST VALUE IN ENTERTAIMENT QUEEN PARK SOCIAL 4125 Yancey Road Charlotte | 28217 | 980.819.5626 QueenParkSocial.com

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BEST CUE AND BALL (POOL HALL) SLATE BILLIARDS 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.5255 SlateClt.com

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BEST KNOW IT ALL (PLACE FOR TRIVIA) FLIGHT BEER GARDEN & MUSIC HALL 314 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.474.1551 FlightClt.com

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FAVORITE LIMOUSINE COMPANY PEAK LIMOUSINE 4520 Mint Hill Village Lane, Ste. 103 Charlotte | 28227 | 704.568.1200 PeakLimo.com

BEST EVENT ON WHEELS CHARLOTTE BREW CRUISE Charlotte | 704.550.2005 BrewsCruiseCharlotte.com

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BEST LOCAL NEWS STATION WCCB Charlotte’s CW 1 Television Place           Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.1800   WCCBcharlotte.com FAVORITE LOCAL PODCAST THE MARGARITA CONFESSIONALS TheMargaritaConfessionals.com FAVORITE LOCAL RADIO STATION KISS 95.1 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300    Charlotte | 28203 | 704.522.1103 KISS51.com FAVORITE LOCAL SONGWRITER BART LATTIMORE ReverbNation.com FAVORITE LOCAL TALK SHOW HOST MATT HARRIS, MATT & ROMONA SHOW, 107.9 THE LINK 1 Julian Price Place    Charlotte | 28208 | 704.570.1079 1079TheLink.com

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FAVORITE MORNING RADIO SHOW ACE & TJ SHOW, CHANNEL 96.1 801 Wood Ridge Center Drive       Charlotte | 28217 | 704.714.9444 AceTJ.com BEST MOVIE THEATRE STUDIO MOVIE GRILL 210 East Trade Street, Second Level Charlotte | 28202 | 704.972.1062 StudioMovieGrill.com BEST NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL YIASOU GREEK FESTIVAL, DILWORTH 600 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.334.4771 YiasouFestival.org FAVORITE NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST BRUCE HENDERSON, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER 550 South Caldwell Street   Charlotte | 28202 | 704.358.5000 CharlotteObserver.com BEST NON-CONCERT VENUE TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC JACKBEAGLES 3213 North Davidson Street    Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.5140 JackBeagles.com


BEST OPEN MIC NIGHT EVENING MUSE 3227 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.376.3737 EveningMuse.com BEST PARTY BOAT COMPANY LAKE NORMAN LUXURY YACHT CHARTER 18020 KIngs Point Drive Cornelius | 28031 | 704.859.0028 CruiseTheLake.com BEST PARTY BUS COMPANY CHARLOTTE PARTY CHARTERS 6712 Freedom Drive Charlotte | 28214 | 704.399.9393 PartyBusCharters.com FAVORITE PARTY DJ DJ IAN KROM Charlotte | 704.989.3320 IanKrom.com BEST PLACE TO DROP A GRAND...FAST MEN’S CLUB 444 Tyvola Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.525.8525 MensClub.com

BEST PLACE TO HEAR LIVE JAZZ MUSIC THE IMPERIAL 300 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.495.5822 ImperialCLT.com BEST RACING SCHOOL KART CAROLINA Greater Charlotte Area | 980.288.5513 KartCarolina.com

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FAVORITE RADIO STATION PERSONALITY NO LIMIT LARRY, 98 WPEG FM 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.522.1103 Power98FM.com BEST RECORDING STUDIO STUDIO V 3713 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.345.0085 704StudioV.com BEST RITZY GALA TO ATTEND GREAT GATSBY GALA 9771 Southern Pine Boulevard, Bldg A Charlotte | 28273 | 704.731.1428 GatsbyGala.org

FAVORITE SPORTS RADIO SHOW MAC ATTACK, THE FAN 610 AM 1900 Julian Price Place   Charlotte | 28208 | 704.570.9610 WFNZ.com

BEST SPORTING EVENT ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Bank Of America Stadium TheACC.com

FAVORITE TALK RADIO SHOW MANEY, ROY, AND LAUREN SHOW, KISS 95.1 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 300   Charlotte | 28203 | 704.522.1103 KISS951.com BEST TOUR COMPANY QUEEN CITY RIDES 201 East 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.361.8805 QueenCityRides.com

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FAVORITE TV STATION PERSONALITY LARRY SPRINKLE, WCNC-TV 1001 Wood Ridge Center Drive   Charlotte | 28217 | 704.329.3636 WCNC.com


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BEST ACCESSORIES STORE FOR HER CLTCH 1512 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.2444 Facebook.com BEST ACCESSORIES STORE FOR HIM BUFFALO JACKSON TRADING CO. 100 West John Street, Unit G Matthews | 28105 | 800.644.0340 BuffaloJackson.com BEST ALTERATIONS ANNA’S ALTERATIONS Multiple Locations AnnasAlterationsCharlotte.com BEST BABY SOFT SKIN (WAXING) BEST EYEBROW WAXING BEST FACIALS TO DIE FOR BEST RELAXING SPA LE PETITE SPA 6324 Fairview Road, Ste. 101        Charlotte | 28210 12105 Copper Way, Ste. 202 Charlotte | 28277 980.406.3269 LePetitSpaCharlotte.com

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BEST BARBER SHOP FOR HIM BEST HAIR BRAIDING BEST HAIR SALON SALON 1226 1226 Central Avenue, Ste. B         Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.4021 Salon1226.com BEST BATH PRODUCTS BUCKSKIN & MANE 2120 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.859.0086 BuckskinMane.com BEST BEAD STORE BEADS, INC. 339 Circle Avenue Charlotte | 28207 | 704.334.1110 BeadsInc.com BEST BLING (COSTUME JEWELRY) BEST CUTTING-EDGE FASHION BOUTIQUE RITU SELECTS 9101 Pineville-Matthews Road, Ste. M Pineville | 28134 | 704.910.6940 RituSelects.com BEST BLOW OUT BAR BLO BLOW DRY BAR 2850 Selwyn Avenue  Charlotte | 28209 | 704.375.7110 BloMeDry.com


FAVORITE BODY PIERCIER DIANNA BROWN, SADU BODY MODIFICATION 1515 Central Avenue      Charlotte | 28205 | 704.344.0011 BEST BOUTIQUE FOR HER BEST EVERYDAY JEWELRY BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BOUTIQUE BEST PLACE FOR ORGANIC BRANDS OF CLOTHING LUXE ANGEL BOUTIQUE 720 Governor Morrison Street, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 980.299.0220 | 28211      LuxeAngelBoutique.com BEST BOUTIQUE FOR HER THAT OPENED IN 2017 MCKENZIE CLAIRE 1419 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.414.0884 ShopMckenzieClaire.com BEST BOUTIQUE FOR HIM 704 SHOP 1616 Camden Road, Ste. 140 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.496.9063 704shop.com BEST BOUTIQUE FOR THE PRICE CRIV 1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.335.8884 ShopCriv.com

BEST BOUTIQUE ON WHEELS CURVACEOUS CLOSET Charlotte | 704.698.5464 CurvaceousCloset.com BEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE NEW YORK BRIDE CHARLOTTE 4618 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.529.6400 NYBride.com BEST CASUAL MEN’S CLOTHING BEST CUSTOM CLOTHING OLE MASON JAR 148 Brevard Court Charlotte | 28202 | 980.202.2173 OleMasonJar.com FAVORITE CHARLOTTE BRAND CLOTHING BEST FASHION STATEMENT T-SHIRT BEST MEN’S CASUAL FRIDAY CLOTHING BEST UNISEX BOUTIQUE GLORY DAYS APPAREL GloryDaysApparel.com BEST CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENTS THE ARGYLE ALLIGATOR 1222 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.613.8395 TheArgyleAlligator.com

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BEST CONSIGNMENT SHOP (MEN) BUFFALO EXCHANGE 1521 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.372.2300 BuffaloExchange.com BEST CONSIGNMENT SHOP (WOMEN) J.T. POSH 2400 Park Road, Ste. A2 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.375.1334 JTPosh.com BEST COOL KID KICKS SELECTION SOCIAL STATUS 1519 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.632.9902 SocialStatus.com BEST DESIGNER SHADES JOHNNY FLY 519 East 36th Street Charlotte | 28205 | 888.987.5359 JohnnyFlyCo.com

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FAVORITE DRY CLEANERS JONES DRY CLEANING 1601 East 4th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.375.4269 JonesDryCleaning.com BEST FIRST RATE VINTAGE CLOTHING BEST HANDBAGS TO HOLD BEST OUT-OF-THE ORDINARY FINDS BEST SURE FIRE BET (PLACE YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON) SUMMERBIRD BOUTIQUE 2424 North Davidson Street, Ste. 105-A     Charlotte | 28203 | 980.613.8395 ShopSummerBirdBoutique.com


BEST HAIR COLOR FOR THE PRICE BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS PLATINUM HAIR SALON 13631 Providence Road Weddington | 28104 | 704.849.8069 PlatinumHairBar.com BEST HAIR SALON THAT OPENED IN 2017 LAURENBHAIR 6832 Morrison Boulevard, #200 Ste. 6 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.773.0478 Vagaro.com/LaurenBHair FAVORITE JEWELER WITH THE BRIGHTEST BLING DIAMONDS DIRECT CHARLOTTE 4521 Sharon Road, Ste. 101 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.532.9041          DiamondsDirect.com BEST JUICY JEAN SELECTION FOR HER BLUE HEM 1750 Camden Road, Ste. F Charlotte | 28203 | 980.228.868 Blue-Hem.com BEST JUICY JEAN SELECTION FOR HIM SILVERFLY 1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 150 Charlotte | 28204 | 980.819.7216 SilverFlyBrands.com

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BEST LEISURE LOUNGEWEAR BEST LINGERIE SHOP IC LONDON 4310 Sharon Road          Charlotte | 28211 | 704.377.7955 ICLondon.com BEST LITTLE BLACK DRESS (WHERE TO BUY IT) BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING CAPITOL CHARLOTTE 4010 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.0388 CapitolCharlotte.com


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Great apparel lines for women.


FAVORITE LOCAL JEWELRY DESIGNER ELLISON JAMES DESIGNS EllisonJamesDesigns.com BEST LOVELY LASHES LALA LASHES 841 Baxter Street, Ste. 114           Charlotte | 28202 | 704.366.5274  LalaLashesCharlotte.com FAVORITE MAKEUP FEMALE ARTIST ANGIE COTTONE IG @Baybee_Cottone Angie.Cottone@Hotmail.com AngieCottone.com FAVORITE MAKEUP MALE ARTIST TRAVIS SPIVEY, SHINE SALON 1819 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.334.3211 ShineSalonClt.com BEST MEN’S CLOTHING BEST MEN’S SUITS WILLIAM WILLSON CLOTHING 1200 South Graham Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.269.8869 WilliamWilsonClothing.com BEST NAIL SALON POLISHED NAIL BAR Multiple Locations iPolished.com

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BEST NIGHTLIFE ATTIRE BLUSH FASHION BOUTIQUE BEST PIERCING STUDIO THE RENEGADE PEARL BODY ARTS LLC 820 Lamar Ave      Charlotte | 28204 | 704.531.5650 TheRenegadePearl.com BEST PLACE TO BUY MAKEUP ULTA BEAUTY Multiple Locations Ulta.com BEST PLACE TO DRESS UP YOUR POOCH A BARKING BOUTIQUE PET PARLOR 1600 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Ste. G Matthews | 28105 | 704.846.1070 ABarkingBoutique.com BEST PLACE TO FIND SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED BORIS + NATASHA CLOTHING BOUTIQUE 1214 Thomas Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.0079 Facebook.com BEST PLACE TO GET FRAMED (OPTICIAN STORE) WARBY PARKER 2000 South Boulevard, Ste. 150 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.508.4075 WarbyParker.com


BEST PLACE TO LEARN (BEAUTY SCHOOL) PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL CHARLOTTE 1516 Elizabeth Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.335.0060 Charlotte.PaulMitchell.edu BEST POP UP MARKET GIRL TRIBE POP UP 1800 Camden Road, Ste. 102 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.249.9910 ShopPinkSocial.com BEST PREGNANT PEOPLE NEED CLOTHES TOO ONE HOTT MAMMA MATERNITY CONSIGNMENT & SERVICES 316 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28105 | 980.339.5489 OneHottMamma.com BEST RUNNING SHOES CHARLOTTE RUNNING COMPANY Multiple Locations CharlotteRunning.com BEST SHOE LOVERS HEAVEN OFF BROADWAY SHOES Multiple Locations OffBroadwayShoes.com BEST SHOE REPAIR MYERS PARK SHOE REPAIR 1043 Providence Road, Ste. B Charlotte | 28207 | 704.375.6370 Facebook.com

BEST SHOPPING CENTER PARK ROAD SHOPPING CENTER 4121 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.523.2640 ParkRoadShoppingCenter.com FAVORITE SNIPPIEST FEMALE STYLIST LAURA LINDSEY, SALON INSPIRE 16623 Birkdale Commons Parkway Huntersville | 28078 | 704.649.7387 SalonInspireBirkdale.com Facebook.com

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BEST SPECIALTY STORE CLT FIND 224 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28202 CltFind.com BEST SUN SEEKING SWIMWEAR E. MARTINI FINE LINGERIE & SWIMWEAR 532 Governor Morrison Street Charlotte | 28211 | 704.442.5535 BEST TANNING SALON (SPRAY TAN) BOTANICAL TANS 9852 Rea Road, Ste. F2 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.299.6612 6324 Fairview Road, Ste. 160 Charlotte | 28210 | 704.299.6612 BotanicalTans.com BEST TANNING SALON (TANNING BEDS) PALM BEACH TANS Multiple Location PalmBeachTan.com FAVORITE SNIPPIEST MALE STYLIST JESS KELLY, SALON 1226 1226 Central Avenue, Ste. B          Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.4021 Salon1226.com BEST SPA FOR BODY TREATMENTS CAROLINA AGE MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 8712 Lindholm Drive, Ste. 302  Huntersville | 28078 | 704.997.6530 CarolinaAgeManagement.com

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FAVORITE TATTOO ARTIST GRAHAM BEECH, MADE TO LAST TATTOO 129 North Poplar Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.474.1872


BEST TOP IT OFF (HAT STORE) ALEXANDER HATS 131 Brevard Court Charlotte | 28202 | 704.537.6228 AlexanderHats.com BEST WILDERNESS PREPARATION STORE GREAT OUTDOOR PROVISIONS 4275 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.523.1089 GreatOutdoorProvision.com BEST WINTER CLOTHING FOR SUB ZERO TEMPERATURES REI 9755 Northlake Centre Parkway Charlotte | 28216 | 704.921.0320 11067 Carolina Place Parkway Pineville | 28134 | 704.341.7405 REI.com

BEST TATTOO PARLOR MADE TO LAST TATTOO 129 North Poplar Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.474.1872 MadeToLastTattoo.com BEST THRIFT STORE GOODWILL INDUSTRIES Multiple Locations Goodwill.org

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BEST WORKOUT GEAR WELL KEPT 624 Jetton Street, Ste. 135 Davidson | 28036 | 704.787.2759 ShopWellKept.com


Permanent Makeup Services available including Microblading. Training available for professionals. Mention this ad and receive a full set of classic lash extensions for $200 and a volume set for $285

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BEST ADVENTURE/FUN RACE SPARTAN RACE, PORTER FARMS 4455 Mount Pleasant Road South Concord | 28025 Spartan.com BEST ALTERNATIVE FITNESS BEST BOXING/MMA GYM ULTIMATE GYM 2838 Queen City Drive, Ste. H Charlotte | 28208 | 704.333.0071 Ultimate-Gym.com FAVORITE ASS KICKING FEMALE PERSONAL TRAINER CIARA DELGADO, STAG HUMAN PERFORMANCE Charlotte | 704.351.0697 StagHP.com FAVORITE ASS KICKING MALE PERSONAL TRAINER FAVORITE NUTRITIONIST/DIET COACH JAY JOHNSON, TEAM MLP JayJohnsonMLP.com FAVORITE BARRE INSTRUCTOR KAREN HILL, FIRST WIND CYCLING & FITNESS 1930 Camden Rd, Ste. 120 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.207.0885 FirstWindCycling.com

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BEST BARRE STUDIO FIRST WIND CYCLING & FITNESS 1930 Camden Road, Ste. 120       Charlotte | 28203 | 980.207.0885 FirstWindCycling.com BEST BICYCLE SHOP BICYCLE SPORT 2916 Selwyn Avenue, Ste. A Charlotte | 28209 | 704.335.0323 BicycleSport.com BEST BIKING TRAILS BEST PLACE TO RIDE THE RAPIDS US NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte | 28214 | 704.391.3900 USNWC.org BEST BODY TREATMENT KUR HEALTH SPA 3928 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.477.1215 KurHealthSpa.com BEST BOOT CAMP BEST GYM TO SOCIALIZE CAMP GLADIATOR CHARLOTTE Multiple Locations CampGladiator.com


BEST CITY PARK FREEDOM PARK 1900 East Boulevard      Charlotte | 28203 | 704.432.4280 CharMeck.org BEST CROSSFIT GYM CROSSFIT NODA 624 Anderson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.408.6127 CrossfitNoda.com

BEST DISC GOLF (PLACE TO PLAY) CHARLOTTE PUTTING LEAGUE, LENNY BOY BREWING Tuesday Nights 6 pm - 9 pm 3000 South Tryon Street Charlotte | 28217 | 980.585.1728 BetterDiscGolfer.com

FAVORITE CROSSFIT INSTRUCTOR KEVIN BRAFFORD, CROSSFIT NODA 624 Anderson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.408.6127 CrossfitNoda.com

BEST FITNESS APPAREL AND GEAR STORE CHARLOTTE RUNNING COMPANY Multiple Locations CharlotteRunning.com

FAVORITE CYCLING INSTRUCTOR SHANE LUCAS, FLYWHEEL SPORTS 2907 Providence Road, Ste. 103 & 104 Charlotte | 28211 | 980.819.8501 FlyWheelSports.com

BEST FITNESS CENTER FOR THE MONEY BEST GYM WITH GREAT EQUIPMENT OLYMPUS 365 FITNESS CENTER 14125 Statesville Road Huntersville | 28078 | 704.397.7582 Olympus365.com

BEST CYCLING STUDIO FLYWHEEL SPORTS 2907 Providence Road, Ste. 103 & 104 Charlotte | 28211 | 980.819.8501 FlyWheelSports.com

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BEST GOLF COURSE (PRIVATE) RAINTREE COUNTRY CLUB 8600 Raintree Lane Charlotte | 28277 | 704.542.8150 RaintreeCountryClub.org BEST GOLF COURSE (PUBLIC) OLDE SYCAMORE 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive Charlotte | 28227 | 704.573.1000 OldeSycamoreGolf.com


FAVORITE GOLF PRO (FEMALE) DANA RADAR, DANA RADAR GOLF SCHOOL 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Charlotte | 28277 | 704.542.7635 BallantyneGolfAcademy.com FAVORITE GOLF PRO (MALE) RANDY JOYNER, RANDY JOYNER GOLF BALLANTYNE COUNTRY CLUB 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Avenue Charlotte | 28277 | 704.791.2379 RandyJoynerGolf.com BEST GROUP BIKE RIDE 24 HOURS OF BOOTY 801 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.365.4417 24HoursOfBooty.org

BEST GROUP FITNESS STUDIO (NOT INCLUDING CROSSFIT, CYCLING, OR YOGA) ORANGETHEORY FITNESS Multiple Locations OrangeTheoryFitness.com BEST HEALTH FOOD /SUPPLEMENT STORE GET FIT FOODS Multiple Locations GetFitFoods.com

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FAVORITE HEALTHY RESTAURANT BEST POST-WORKOUT SNACK CLEAN JUICE Multiple Locations CleanJuice.com BEST INTRAMURAL SPORTS SPORTSLINK 2131 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Ste. 400 Charlotte | 28273 | 704.499.9160 SportsLinkUS.com BEST MARTIAL ARTS CHARLOTTE MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY 2228 Hawkins Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.4155 CharlotteMartialArtsAcademy.com BEST OFF THE GROUND (PLACE TO ROCK CLIMB) CLIFF HANGERS CLIMBING & FITNESS GYM 326 Oates Road Mooresville | 28117 | 980.444.2650 CliffHangersClimbing.com BEST PICTURE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS (SCENIC PARK) CROWDER’S MOUNTAIN Kings Mountain | 28086 | 704.853.5375 NCParks.gov

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FAVORITE PILATES INSTRUCTOR HOLLY MARTINI, IM = X PILATES 8035 Providence Road, Ste. 330 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.575.5366 IMXPilates.com BEST PILATES STUDIO HSM Core 601 South Kings Drive Charlotte | 28204 | 704.661.8429 HSMCore.com


UPTOWN'S INDOOR CYCLING STUDIO

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BEST PLACE TO JOG LIGHT RAIL TRAIL CharlotteRailTrail.org BEST PLACE TO TAKE DANCE LESSONS PLANET BALLROOM Multiple Locations PlanetBallroom.com BEST PLACE TO TAKE A HIKE (HIKING TRAILS) KINGS MOUNTAIN Clover | 29702 | 803.222.3209 SouthCarolinaParks.com BEST ROAD RACE (10K AND UP!) CHARLOTTE 10 MILER Charlotte | 704.893.3800 x103 Charlotte10Miler.RacesOnline.com

BEST SOCCER FACILITY CHARLOTTE SOCCER ACADEMY 13501 Dorman Road Pineville | 28134 | 704.708.4166 CharlotteSoccerAcademy.com

BEST ROAD RACE (LESS THAN A 10K) TURKEY TROT Charlotte | 28203 | 704.377.8786 CharlotteTurkeyTrot.RacesOnline.com

BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE OMEGA SPORTS Multiple Locations OmegaSports.net

FAVORITE RUNNING COACH JEN DUFRESNE FlyJenDuf.com

BEST SPORTS PLEX SPORTS CONNECTION Multiple Locations SportsConnectionnc.com

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BEST SWEAT-WORTHY GYM MADABOLIC 2115 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.919.1706 2610 South Boulevard    Charlotte | 28209 | 980.949.7263 Madabolic.com


BEST SWIM WORTHY (BEST POOL INTOWN) MECKLENBURG AQUATIC CENTER 800 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Charlotte | 28202 | 980.314.3483 MeckNC.gov BEST THAT SPECIAL TOUCH (MASSAGE) ZEN MASSAGE Multiple Locations ZenMassageCharlotte.com BEST TRAIL RUNNING RACE SANTA 5K TRAIL RUN, USNWC 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway Charlotte | 28214 | 704.391.3900 USNWC.org BEST TRIATHLON TRI BALLANTYNE 9405 Bryant Farms Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.716.4600 TriBallantyne.RacesOnline.com

BEST YOGA CLOTHING ATHLETA 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.442.5405 Athleta.net FAVORITE YOGA INSTRUCTOR SHANE LUCAS, YOGA ONE 1318 Central Avenue, Ste. D2 Charlotte | 28205 | 704.332.9911 2230 Park Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.900.5089 Y1Now.com BEST YOGA STUDIO ARRICHION HOT YOGA 125 Winona Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.201.4586 Arrichion.com FAVORITE ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR SAMANTHA GAMPEL (SAMMY G) Anne Springs Rec Center SamanthaG.Zumba.com

FAVORITE TRIATHLON COACH KATE WHEELER, IRON STRONG COACHING Charlotte | 614.226.7089 IronStrongCoaching.com BEST UNIQUE FITNESS CENTER URBAN MVMNT 255 Clanton Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.497.2691 UrbanMVMNT.com

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BEST COOKING SCHOOL JOHNSON WALES UNIVERSITY 801 West Trade Street Charlotte | 28202 | 866.598.2427 JWU.edu BEST COSMETIC DENTIST SOUTHEND DENTISTRY 1520 South Boulevard, Ste. 110 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.335.8266 SouthendSmiles.com BEST COWORKING SPACE WE WORK 615 South College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.997.3923 WeWork.com BEST COMIC BOOK SHOP HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND 417 Pecan Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.375.7462 HeroesOnline.com BEST COMPUTER REPAIR THE BEST COMPUTER FIXERS 1200 The Plaza, Ste. D Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.2827 CfComputerStore.com

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BEST CUSTOM HOME BUILDER ALAIR HOMES Multiple Locations Charlotte | 704.332.3733 AlairHomes.com BEST DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE CHARLOTTE DERMATOLOGY 2630 East 7th Street, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.364.6110 CharlotteDermatologypa.com BEST DIVE SHOP DIVERS SUPPLY 8700 Pineville-Matthews Road, Ste. 800 Charlotte | 28226 | 704.525.0045 Divers-Supply.com BEST DO IT YOURSELF (HOME LANDSCAPING) METRO GREENSCAPES 1622 Parker Drive Charlotte | 28208 | 704.817.3819 MetroGreenscape.com BEST DOG SUPPLIES PET PEOPLE STORES Multiple Locations PetPeopleStores.com BEST ELECTRICIAN MR. ELECTRIC OF CHARLOTTE 920 West Tremont Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.321.9000 MrElectric.com

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FAVORITE FASHION BLOGGER CHARLOTTE FASHION PLATE, MELISSA LATIN CharlotteFashionPlate.com FAVORITE FITNESS BLOGGER ROYAL CHANGE, SYDNEY CUMMINGS 810 East 7th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 304.553.2987 RoyalChange.fit FAVORITE FOOD BLOGGER OFF THE EATEN PATH, CHRISSIE BETH OffTheEatenPathBlog.com BEST FRAME SHOP FRAME WAREHOUSE Multiple Locations FrameWarehouse.net BEST FURNITURE STORE CORT FURNITURE RENTAL 4744 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28217 | 704.527.0300 Cort.com BEST GALLERY TO PURCHASE ART MAGNOLIA EMPORIUM 307 Lincoln Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.248.6808 MagnoliaEmporium.com

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BEST GARDEN SUPPLIES BEST HARDWARE STORE BLACKHAWK HARDWARE 4225 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.2682 BlackhawkHardware.com BEST HEADSHOP ONE LOVE 1041 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.335.0010 OneLoveSmoke.com BEST HEATING AND AIR CONDITION SERVICE MORRIS-JENKINS HEATING, VENTILATING & AIR CONDITIONING 1530 Center Park Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 704.357.0484 MorrisJenkins.com BEST HELP WITH UNCLOGGING THE DRAIN (PLUMBER) BEN FRANKLIN PLUMBER Multiple Locations BenFranklinClt.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING (BALLANTYNE) SOLIS BALLANTYNE 9550 Community Commons Lane Charlotte | 28277 | 704.208.3792 SolisBallantyne.com


FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING (DILWORTH) BERKSHIRE DILWORTH APARTMENTS 1351 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28204 | 704.326.2296 BerkshireCommunities.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING (PLAZA MIDWOOD) THE GIBSON APARTMENTS 1000 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.3274 TheGibsonCharlotte.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING (SOUTH END) SOLIS SOUTHLINE 2520 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.237.6770 SolisSouthline.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING (SOUTHPARK) ALLURE APARTMENTS 5720 Carnegie Boulevard Charlotte | 28209 | 704.643.8310 AllureCharlotte.com FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING (UNIVERSITY) ARCADIA STUDENT LIVING 707 Sanctuary Place Charlotte | 28213 | 704.494.0411 ArcadiaUNCC.com

FAVORITE HIPPEST APARTMENT BUILDING (UPTOWN) ASCENT UPTOWN CHARLOTTE 225 South Poplar Street Charlotte | 28208 | 704.840.1924 LiveAscentUptown.com BEST HITTING THE TARGET BLACKSTONE SHOOTING SPORTS 2001 Wilkinson Boulevard Charlotte | 28208 | 704.414.6020 BlackstoneShooting.com BEST HOME ACCESSORY STORE THEORY DESIGN STUDIO 1405 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.900.0840 Theory-DesignStudio.com BEST HOSPITAL CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER 1000 Blythe Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.355.2000 CarolinasHealthcare.org BEST HOTEL IN CHARLOTTE THAT OPENED IN 2017 KIMPTON TRYON PARK HOTEL 303 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.445.2626 TryonParkHotel.com

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BEST INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE PARK ROAD BOOKS 4139 Park Road Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.9239 ParkRoadBooks.com BEST INNOVATIVE COMPANY (PRODUCT) MUSSER & COMPANY Charlotte | 919.624.6049 MusserAndCompany.com BEST INNOVATIVE COMPANY (SERVICE) BEST THE HANGOVER CURE HYDRATE MEDICAL Multiple Locations HydrateMedical.com BEST INVESTMENT FIRM CAROLINA ASSET MANAGEMENT 8008 Corporate Center Drive, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28226 | 704.975.4483 CarolinaAssetManagement.com BEST KNICK KNACKS (UNIQUE GIFT STORE) BEST STATIONARY STORE BEST WEDDING REGISTRY GREEN WITH ENVY 1111 Central Avenue, Ste. 200 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.344.8774 EnvyCharlotte.com

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BEST KNITTING CLASSES KNIT ONE STITCH TOO 9709 Sam Furr Road, Ste. C Huntersville | 28078 | 704.655.9558 KnitOneStitchToo.com FAVORITE LIFESTYLE BLOG QUEEN CITY CHIC, RACHEL BROWN QueenCityChic.WordPress.com BEST LIGHTING STORE LANTERN & SCROLL 2041 South Boulevard, Ste. C Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.5088 LanternAndScroll.com BEST MATCHMAKING SERVICE THE LEAGUE CLT TheLeague.com BEST MEN’S HEALTH PRACTICE THE CAROLINA MEN’S CLINIC 10042 Park Cedar Drive Charlotte | 28210 | 704.981.0033 TheCarolinaMensClinic.com BEST MORTGAGE LENDER FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTAGE CORPORATION 8832 Blakeney Professional Drive Charlotte | 28277 | 704.541.1172 FairwayMortgageCarolinas.com


BEST MOTORCYCLE SHOP PRISM SUPPLY 1824 Statesville Avenue, Ste. 110 Charlotte | 28206 | 980.819.6943 PrismMotorcycles.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN DILWORTH COMMUNITY GARDEN 1300 Ordermore Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.555.1212 DilworthCommunityGarden.org BEST NETWORKING EVENT CHARLOTTE BUSINESS GROUP 4521 Sharon Road, Ste. 225 Charlotte | 28211 | 704.340.7069 CharlotteBusinessGroup.com BEST NO TOBACCO HERE (SMOKERS SHOP) INFINITY’S END 7308 East Independence Boulevard, Ste. A Charlotte | 28277 | 704.535.1710 InfinitysEnd.com BEST NOT YOUR DADDY’S RIDE (AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP) LAMBORGHINI CAROLINAS 1310 West Wendover Avenue Greensboro | 27408 | 888.455.2626 LamborghiniCarolinas.com

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BEST ORTHODONTIST PRACTICE BEST PLACE TO WORK (LESS THAN 100 EMPLOYEES) LINERBERGER ORTHODONTICS 9625 Northcross Center Court Huntersville | 28078 | 704.892.3300 LinebergerOrthodontics.com BEST ORTHOPEDIC PRACTICE ORTHOCAROLINA Multiple Locations OrthoCarolina.com BEST PARK FOR A MAN’S BEST FRIEND FRAZIER DOG PARK 1201 West 4th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.432.4280 MeckNC.org BEST PAWN SHOP CENTRAL AVENUE JEWELRY & PAWN 1516 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.375.2341 Facebook.com BEST PEARLY WHITES (DENTIST) LINEBERGER DENTISTRY 347 North Caswell Road, Ste. 201 Charlotte | 28204 | 980.859.7550 LinebergerDentistry.com


BEST PEDIATRICIAN PRACTICE ARBORETUM PEDIATRICS 7800 Providence Road Charlotte | 28226 | 704.512.2610 CarolinasHealthcare.org BEST PET CEMETERY CHARLOTTE PET CEMETERY 6225 Cashion Road Huntersville | 28078 | 704.875.2582 Facebook.com FAVORITE PET GROOMER KATIE ANGLIN, PALMETTO PAWS GROOMING 1006 Northpark Square Lancaster | 29720 | 803.285.0077 Facebook.com BEST PET GROOMING BEST RUNNING WILD (DOGGIE DAY CARE) CLUB FETCH 1710 Camden Road Charlotte | 28203 | 980.237.7778 ClubFetch.com BEST PHARMACY CANNON PHARMACY Multiple Locations CannonPharmacies.com BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC NOVANT REHABILITATION CENTER Multiple Locations NovantHealth.org

BEST PLACE TO BUY A BOAT MALIBU BOATS OF CHARLOTTE 3333 Scott Futrell Drive Charlotte | 28208 | 704.837.0950 SouthtownWaterSports.com BEST PLACE TO WORK (MORE THAN 100 EMPLOYEES) RED VENTURES 1101 Red Ventures Drive Fort Mill | 29707 | 704.971.2300 RedVentures.com BEST PLACE TO STORE IT ALL (STORAGE FACILITY) MORNINGSTAR MINI STORAGE Multiple Locations MorningStarStorage.com BEST PLACE TO SAY I DO (BESIDES A CHURCH) CARRIGAN FARMS 1213 Oak Ridge Farm Highway Mooresville | 28115 | 704.664.1450 CarriganFarms.com BEST PLACE TO WORSHIP (CHURCH) CHURCH AT CHARLOTTE 2500 Carmel Road Huntersville | 28226 | 704.364.5913 ChurchAtCharlotte.org

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BEST PLACE TO GET RID OF BUGS CRITTER CONTROL Greater Charlotte Area | 704.531.2241 Charlotte.CritterControl.com BEST PLASTIC SURGERY PRACTICE HKB COSMETIC SURGERY 11208 Statesville Road, Ste. 300 Huntersville | 28078 | 704.659.9000 HKCenters.BrilliantConnections.com BEST POOL (THAT’S MAKES THE BIGGEST SPLASH) CAROLINA HARBOR WATERPARK, CAROWINDS 300 Carowinds Boulevard Charlotte | 28273 | 704.588.2600 Carowinds.com BEST PRIMARY CARE PRACTICE FIRST CHARLOTTE PHYSICIANS Multiple Locations NhfcpEpicentre.org BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO. MECA REALTY 2459 Wilkinson Boulevard, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28208 | 704.333.5300 MecaRealty.com

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BEST PUBLIC RELATIONS OR MARKETING FIRM RACHEL SUTHERLAND COMMUNICATIONS 2525 Distribution Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.287.8642 RachelSutherland.net FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENCY RE/MAX EXCLUSIVE 227 West Trade Street, Ste. 1980 Charlotte | 28202 | 704.516.9948 ExclusiveCharlotteHomes.com FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENT (FEMALE) JULIE TACHE, HOMES WITH CACHET Charlotte | 704.236.7536 HomesWithCachet.com FAVORITE REAL ESTATE AGENT (MALE) BRETT CARRAWAY, RE/MAX EXCLUSIVE 227 West Trade Street. Ste. 1980 Charlotte | 28202 | 252.413.7991 ExclusiveCharlotteHomes.com BEST REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM NORWOOD, ARMSTRONG & STOKES, PLLC 2133 Southend Drive, Ste. 108 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.529.1100 NorwoodArmstrongLaw.com


BEST RIDE THE WAVE (SURF SHOP) MY ALOHA PADDLE AND SURF 17505 West Catawba Avenue Cornelius | 28031 | 704.412.2999 1500 River Drive Belmont | 28012 | 704.412.2999 StandUpLKN.com BEST TAX PREPARATION POWDERLY VUCHNICH CPAS PLLC’S 112 South Tryon Street, Ste. 1200 Charlotte | 28284 | 704.766.8166 1235 West Morehead Street Charlotte | 28208 | 704.766.8166 PvgCpa.com

BEST TOTAL EYE CARE (OPTOMETRIST) MY EYE DR Multiple Locations MyEyeDr.com BEST TRADITIONAL HOME STORES BLACKLION 10635 Park Road Charlotte | 28210 | 704.541.1148 Blacklion.com BEST URGENT CARE PROVIDER CONCENTRA Multiple Locations Concentra.com

FAVORITE THE FLYEST TRAVEL AGENCY MANN TRAVELS Multiple Locations MannTravels.com

BEST USED BOOK STORE THE LAST WORD 5744 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28213 | 704.966.9673 TheLastWordCharlotte.com

FAVORITE THE ONE WHO TAKES CARE OF IT ALL (CONCIERGE) UPTOWN CHARLOTTE CONCIERGE - RANDY CLIFT Charlotte | 28202 | 980.275.9155 Facebook.com

BEST VAPE SHOP LA VAPORS 321 South Polk Street, Ste. 2E Pineville | 28134 | 704.999.2331 702 West Trade Street, Ste. H Charlotte | 28202 | 704.999.2331 LaVaporsCLT.com

BEST TIRE STORE GRIFFIN TIRE & AUTO Multiple Locations GriffinTireAndAuto.com

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FAVORITE VETERINARIAN DR. TRISH JOHNSON, COMPASSIONATE CARE VETERINARY HOSPITAL 9300 Monroe Road Charlotte | 28203 | 704.847.4796 CharlottePetDoctor.com


BEST VETERINARY CLINIC LONG ANIMAL HOSPITAL 2523 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.523.2996 LongAnimal.com BEST WALK THE DOG (DOG WALKER) THE WAGGLE COMPANY 809 West Hill Street Charlotte | 28208 | 704.343.6658 TheWaggleCompany.com BEST WAX JOB (CAR WASH) AUTOBELL CAR WASH Multiple Locations AutoBell.com BEST WEDDING PLANNER BELLS BOX 21403 Catawba Avenue Cornelius | 28031 | 980.297.3049 BellsBox.com

BEST WEIGHT LOSS CENTER CAROLINA WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Multiple Locations CarolinasWeightManagement.org

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BEST WOMEN’S HEALTH PRACTICE LAUREL OB-GYN ASSOCIATES, PA 431 North Wendover Road Charlotte | 28211 | 704.338.9752 LaurelGYN.com


BEST AFTER HOURS HOT SPOT BEST PRIVATE CLUB MEN’S CLUB OF CHARLOTTE 444 Tyvola Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.525.8525 MensClub.com BEST AFTER-DINNER DRINKS BEST HOTEL BAR BEST PLACE TO TAKE A FIRST DATE BEST ROOFTOP BAR MERCHANT & TRADE 303 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.445.2550 MerchantAndTrade.com BEST ARCADE BAR WITH EXTRA FUN (ALCOHOL) BEST HOSTESS WITH THE MOST (PLACE TO HAVE A PARTY) 8.2.0 BAR/RESTAURANT 820 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 980.256.4646 820clt.com BEST 20% OR MORE (BEST SERVICE) BEST BACHELOR PARTY (THE PLACE TO BE) BEST ON THE POLE (STRIP CLUB) UPTOWN CABARET 108 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.344.0802 UptownCabaretClubs.com

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BEST AROUND THE WORLD (PLACE WITH INTERNATIONAL VIBE) SERJ 2906 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.202.1039 SerjCharlotte.com BEST BACHELORETTE PARTY (THE PLACE TO BE) BEST GIRLS NIGHT OUT BEST PLACE TO DANCE YOUR BOOTY OFF ROXBURY NIGHTCLUB 116 West 5th Street  Charlotte | 28202 | 704.375.8090 RoxburyNightclub.com BEST BAR IN THE BURBS BEST COUGAR BAR BRADSHAW SOCIAL HOUSE 8440 Rea Road Charlotte | 28277 | 704.543.7351 BradshawSocialHouse.com FAVORITE BAR THAT OPENED IN 2017 HOPPIN CLT 1402 Winnifred Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.998.9264 HoppinClt.com

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BEST BAR TO FEED YOUR INNER CHILD VGBG BEER HALL & GARDEN 920 Hamilton Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.333.4111 VBGBuptown.com BEST BAR TO MEET SINGLES BEST FIRST DATE HANGOUT BEST FRIDAY NIGHT PLACE BEST GUYS NIGHT OUT QUEEN PARK SOCIAL 4125 Yancey Road Charlotte | 28217 | 980.819.5626 QueenParkSocial.com BEST BLOODY MARY BAR DRAUGHT 601 South Cedar Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.375.7566 DraughtCharlotte.com FAVORITE BREWERY THAT OPENED IN 2017 RESIDENT CULTURE BREWING 2101 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.333.1862 ResidentCultureBrewing.com


FAVORITE BREWERY (CABARRUS COUNTY) CABARRUS BREWING COMPANY 329 McGill Avenue Concord | 28027 | 704.490.4487 CabarrusBrewing.com FAVORITE BREWERY (GASTON COUNTY) CAVENDISH BREWING 207 North Chester Street Gastonia | 28052 | 704.830.0435 CavendishBrewing.com FAVORITE BREWERY (LAKE NORMAN) ELEVEN LAKES BREWING 10228 Bailey Road, Ste. 201 Cornelius | 28031 | 704.756.4156 ElevenlakesBrewing.com FAVORITE BREWERY (NODA) BIRDSONG BREWING 1016 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28206 | 704.332.1810 BirdsongBrewing.com FAVORITE BREWERY (PLAZA MIDWOOD) FAVORITE BREWMASTER - ALEXA LONG BEST CRAFT BEER NAME - JUICY JAY LEGION BREWING CO. 1906 Commonwealth Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 844.467.5683 LegionBrewing.com

FAVORITE BREWERY (SOUTH END) SUGAR CREEK BREWING 215 Southside Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 704.521.3333 SugarCreekBrewing.com FAVORITE OVERALL BREWERY IN CHARLOTTE CATAWBA BREWING 933 Louise Avenue, Ste. 105 Charlotte | 28204 | 980.498.6145 CatawbaBrewing.com FAVORITE CRAFT BEER BAR/BOTTLE SHOP CRAFT TASTING ROOM & GROWLER SHOP 1320 South Church Street, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28203 | 980.207.3716 CraftGrowlerShop.com BEST CLUB FOR MUSIC FAVORITE CLUB THAT OPENED IN 2017 WORLD NIGHTCLUB 900 NC Music Factory Boulevard Charlotte | 28202 | 980.207.2197 WorldNightclubClt.com

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BEST CLUB WITH THE MOST ATTRACTIVE CROWD BEST VIP LOUNGE KANDY BAR 210 East Trade Street, 3rd Level Charlotte | 28202 | 980.585.4337 KandyBarCharlotte.com BEST COLLEGE NIGHT/HANGOUT PROHIBITION 200 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.358.4244 ProhibitionClt.com

FAVORITE CIDERY RED CLAY CIDERWORKS 245 Clanton Road Charlotte | 28217 | 980.498.0676 RedClayCiderworks.com FAVORITE LOCAL DISTILLERY GREAT WAGON ROAD DISTILLING COMPANY 227 Southside Drive Charlotte | 28217 | 704.469.9330 GWRdistilling.com

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BEST COUNTRY MUSIC BAR COYOTE JOE’S 4621 Wilkinson Boulevard Charlotte | 28208 | 704.399.4946 Coyote-Joes.com


BEST CRAFT COCKTAIL CENTRAL LARGEST SELECTION OF COCKTAILS DOT DOT DOT 4237 Park Road, Unit B Charlotte | 28209 | 704.817.3710 DotDotDotCharlotte.com BEST CUE AND BALL (POOL HALL) SLATE BILLIARDS 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.372.5255 SlateClt.com

BEST DIVE BAR THE THIRSTY BEAVER 1225 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28204 | 704.332.3612 Facebook.com BEST DOG BAR LUCKY’S DOG BARK & BREW 2220 Thrift Road Charlotte | 28208 | 704.333.4114 19607 Statesville Road Cornelius | 28031 | 704.896.5550 LuckyDogBarkAndBrew.com FAVORITE BOURBON BULLEIT FRONTIER WHISKEY Bulleit.com

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FAVORITE TEQUILA CASA NOBEL CasaNobel.ro FAVORITE VODKA TITO’S TitosVodka.com FAVORITE WHISKEY JACK DANIELS JackDaniels.com BEST HAPPY HOUR/DRINK SPECIALS THE LOCAL 105 East 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.347.0035 TheLocalCharlotte.com

FAVORITE RUM SILVER CAROLINA RUM, MUDDY RIVER DISTILLERY 1500 River Drive, Ste. 100 Belmont | 28012 | 704.860.8389 MuddyRiverDistillery.com

BEST HIPSTER BAR SALUD CERVECERIA 3306 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 980.495.6612 SaludCerveceria.com

FAVORITE SHOT PICKLE BACK SHOT, THE WORKMAN’S FRIEND 1531 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.224.8234 TheWorkmansFriend.com

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BEST JAZZ CLUB BEST LOUNGE LIZARD THE IMPERIAL 300 North College Street, Ste. 101 Charlotte | 28202 | 980.495.5822 ImperialClt.com

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BEST JUST VISITING (PLACE TO TAKE YOUR OUT OF TOWN FRIENDS) THE OLDE MECKLENBURG BREWERY 4150 Yancey Road Charlotte | 28217 | 704.525.5644 OldeMeckBrew.com


IN THE HEART OF PLAZA MIDWOOD 1226 Central Avenue 980.237.4021 Salon1226.com


BEST KARAOKE SPOT JEFF’S BUCKET SHOP 1601 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.0425 JeffsBucketShop.com BEST LGBT NIGHTSPOT BOULEVARD 1820 1820 South Boulevard, Ste. 106 Charlotte | 28203 | 833.444.3724 Boulevard1820.net

FAVORITE LOUNGE THAT OPENED IN 2017 SOPHIA’S LOUNGE 127 North Tryon Street, Ste. D Charlotte | 28202 | 980.260.3227 SophiasLounge.com

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BEST MAGICAL MARTINI MENU FAVORITE SUNDAY NIGHT PLACE CRAVE DESSERT BAR 500 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.335.0588 CraveDessertBar.com


BEST MOST SMOKE WORTHY (CIGAR LOUNGE) CHARLOTTE CIGAR CLUB 105 East Morehead Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.371.4000 CharlotteCigars.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (BALLANTYNE) BLUE OLIVE 14021 Conlan Circle Charlotte | 28277 | 980.833.1841 Facebook.com

BEST MARGARITA MENU VIDA VIDA 210 East Trade Street, Lower Level Charlotte | 28202 | 704.971.8432 TheVidaVida.com FAVORITE MIXOLOGIST STEFAN HUEBNER, DOT DOT DOT 4237 Park Road, Unit B Charlotte | 28209 | 704.817.3710 DotDotDotCharlotte.com BEST MONDAY NIGHT PLACE GET SOME GAME 1224 Commercial Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.728.5025 GetSomeGame.com

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FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (DILWORTH) THE ROGUE 1315 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.949.8021 TheRogueClt.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (ELIZABETH) CASWELL STATION 366 North Caswell Road Charlotte | 28204 | 980.237.4256 CaswellStation.com

FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (LAKE NORMAN) LAKE NORMAN TAVERN 1468 Brawley School Road Mooresville | 28117 | 704.799.1214 LakeNormanTavern.com

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FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (MATTHEWS) SEABOARD TAPROOM & WINE BAR & BREWERY 213 North Trade Street Matthews | 28105 | 704.246.8323 CarolinaBeerTemple.com


FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (PLAZA MIDWOOD) THE WORKSMAN’S FRIEND 1531 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.224.8234 TheWorkmansFriend.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (SOUTH END) TYBER CREEK PUB 1933 South Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.343.2727 TyberCreek.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (SOUTHPARK) TREEHOUSE WHISKEY & FORK 4423 Sharon Road Charlotte | 28211 | 980.207.0949 Treehouse-Restaurant.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (MYERS PARK) ROASTING COMPANY 1521 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.521.8188 RoastingCo.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (NODA) CROWN STATION 3629 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.910.2249 CrownStationPub.com

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FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (UNIVERSITY) WILD WING CAFÉ Multiple Locations WildWIngCafe.com FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR (UPTOWN) CONNOLLY’S ON 5TH 115 East 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.358.9070 ConnollysIrishPub.com BEST OUT OF THE WAY FOR A DRINK LAKE NORMAN COTTAGE 200 North Harbor Place Davidson | 28036 | 704.237.3629 LakeNormanCottage.com BEST PARTY OF THE YEAR 2017 RICH & BENNETT’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY BAR CRAWL Uptown Charlotte | 704.376.4441 RichAndBennett.com

BEST PLACE TO BLOW O’S (HOOKAH LOUNGE) BEST S.I.N. NIGHT SIP 200 North Tryon Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.334.3315 SIPcharlotte.com BEST PLACE TO GET THE NIGHT STARTED SUFFOLK PUNCH 2911 Griffith Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.319.8650 TheSuffolkPunch.com BEST PLACE TO RIDE THE BULL (COUNTRY SALOON) WHISKY RIVER 210 East Trade Street, 2nd Level Charlotte | 28202 | 704.749.1097 TheWhiskyRiver.com

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BEST SALT OR NO SALT (MARGARITA) BAKERSFIELD ON EAST 1301 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.938.8565 BakersfieldTacos.com


FAVORITE SATURDAY NIGHT PLACE BEST “THE IN CROWD” BAR FAVORITE THE SCENE (PLACE TO SEE ALL YOUR FRIENDS) INK N IVY 222 South Church Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.332.5424 InkAnIvy.com BEST SELECTION OF CRAFT BEER (ESTABLISHMENT) FLIGHT BEER GARDEN & MUSIC HALL 314 North College Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.474.1551 FlightClt.com BEST SELECTION OF CRAFT BEER (RETAIL) THE PEOPLE’S MARKET 1315 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 980.299.0703 ThePeoplesMarket.co

BEST SPLASH OF ORANGE JUICE (MIMOSA) VIVACE 1100 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.370.7755 VivaceCharlotte.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (BALLANTYNE) BLACKFINN AMERIPUB – BALLANTYNE 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28277 | 704.900.6095 BlackfinnAmeripub.com

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FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (DILWORTH) DILWORTH NEIGHBORHOOD GRILLE 911 East Morehead Street            Charlotte | 28204 | 704.337.3808 DilworthGrille.com


FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (MYERS PARK) ANGRY ALE’S 1518 Montford Drive Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.3663 AngryAles.com FAVORITE THURSDAY NIGHT PLACE SELWYN PUB 2801 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte | 28209 | 704.333.3443 Facebook.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (NODA) JACKBEAGLES 3213 North Davidson Street Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.5140 JackBeagles.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (ELIZABETH) HICKORY TAVERN 1100 Metropolitan Avenue, Ste. 170 Charlotte | 28204 | 704.334.5155 TheHickoryTavern.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (LAKE NORMAN) HICKORY TAVERN 9526 Birkdale Crossings Parkway, Ste. 30 Huntersville | 28078 | 704.897.8490 TheHickoryTavern.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (MATTHEWS) KRISTOPHERS SPORTS BAR 250 North Trade Street Charlotte | 28105 | 704.845.6200 Kristophers.com

FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (PLAZA MIDWOOD) BEST DAY DRINKING SPOT WHISKEY WAREHOUSE 1221 The Plaza Charlotte | 28205 | 704.334.7005 WhiskeyWarehouse.com

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FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (SOUTH END) ALL AMERICAN PUB 200 East Bland Street Charlotte | 28203 | 704.370.2000 AllAmericanPubClt.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (SOUTH PARK) RUSTY BUCKET 4810 East Ashley Park Lane Charlotte | 28210 | 704.643.8535 MyRustyBucket.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (UNIVERSITY) BOARDWALK BILLY’S 9005 J.M. Keynes Drive Charlotte | 28262 | 704.503.7427 BoardwalkBillys.com FAVORITE SPORTS BAR (UPTOWN) STRIKECITY 210 East Trade Street, Lower Level Charlotte | 28202 | 704.716.9300 StrikeCityCharlotte.com FAVORITE TUESDAY NIGHT PLACE BULLDOG BEER & WINE SOUTH END 2447 Park Road, Ste. B Charlotte | 28203 | 980.335.0492 BulldogBeerAndWine.com FAVORITE WEDNESDAY NIGHT PLACE SUITE, LEVEL WEDNESDAY 210 East Trade Street, 3rd Level Charlotte | 28202 | 704.971.7878 SuiteCharlotte.com

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BEST WINE BAR THAT OPENED IN 2017 COCKSCREW ON 5TH 412 West 5th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 980.256.4717 TheScrewCrew.com BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (BALLANTYNE) GRAPES & AGAVE 11318 North Community House Road Charlotte | 28277 | 980.585.2584 GrapeAndAgave.com BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (DILWORTH) BABALU TAPAS & TACOS 1511 East Boulevard Charlotte | 28203 | 704.334.1511 Charlotte.EatBabalu.com BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (LAKE NORMAN) LAKE NORMAN WINERY 10508 Bailey Road Cornelius | 28031 | 704.840.2116 LKNwinery.com BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (MATTHEWS) STUMPTON STATION 107 North Trade Street, Ste. A Matthews | 28105 | 980.267.3580 StumptownStation.com


BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (MYERS PARK) ROCKSALT 512 Brandywine Road, Ste. 500 Charlotte | 28209 | 704.503.9945 RockSaltRestaurants.com BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (NODA) NODA COMPANY STORE 3221 Yadkin Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 980.859.0441 TheCompanyStore.com BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (PLAZA MIDWOOD) SOUL GASTROLOUNGE 1500 Central Avenue Charlotte | 28205 | 704.348.1848 SoulGastroLounge.com BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (SOUTH END) FIDELLI KITCHEN 616 Camden Road, Ste. 100 Charlotte | 28203 | 704.594.8000 FidelliKitchen.com BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (SOUTHPARK) J. SAM’S 4625 Piedmont Row Drive Charlotte | 28210 | 980.406.3761 JSamsPlace.com

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BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (UNIVERSITY) THE WINE VAULT 9009 J M Keynes Drive, Ste. 1 Charlotte | 28262 | 704.548.9463 HeadWino.com BEST WINE NIGHT OUT TO SAVE A BUCK (UPTOWN) POPLAR TAPAS RESTAURANT & BAR 224 West 10th Street Charlotte | 28202 | 704.940.5757 PoplarTapas.com BEST WINE SELECTION (RETAIL) TOTAL WINE & MORE Multiple Locations TotalWine.com BEST WINE SELECTION (ESTABLISHMENT) DILWORTH TASTING ROOM 300 East Tremont Avenue Charlotte | 28203 | 704.595.3337 DilworthTR.com FAVORITE WINERY (IN NORTH CAROLINA) CHILDRESS VINEYARDS 1000 Childress Vineyards Road Lexington | 27295 | 336.236.9463 ChildressVineyards.com


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