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Readers Poll

Best art gallery

North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

Finalists: The Carrack, FRANK Gallery, Pleiades Gallery

Best barista in Durham County

David Chapman, Bean Traders

105 West N.C. 54, #249, Durham

Finalists: Areli Barrera de Grodski, Cocoa Cinnamon; Ali Linn, Respite; Susie Locklier, Cocoa Cinnamon

Best barista in Orange/Chatham County

Rajeev Rajendran, Caffe Driade

1215 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Rashed Arafat, Joe Van Gogh; Josh Kimbrough, Open Eye Cafe; Spencer Lee, Open Eye Cafe

Best barista in Wake County

Larz Robison, Café de los Muertos

300 West Hargett Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Ross Gongaware, Cup A Joe; Klay Misenheimer, Bittersweet; AJ Viola, BREW

Best bartender in Durham County

Shannon Healy, Alley Twenty Six

320 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham

Finalists: Katy Creech, The Glass Jug; Leslie Matista, The Bar; Daniel Sartain, Bar Virgile

Best bartender in Orange/Chatham County

Jamie McPhail, Orange County Social Club

108 East Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Cynthia Burkins, YesterYears Brewery; Wayne Jordan, City Kitchen; Ari Sanders, Mystery Brewing

Best bartender in Wake County

Mark Connor, Slim's

227 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Lucius Cyrus, Person Street Bar; Tom Fisher, Person Street Bar; Garrett Waddell, Stanbury

Best comedy club

Goodnights Comedy Club

861 West Morgan Street, Raleigh

Finalists: ComedyWorx, DSI Comedy Theater, Neptune's Parlour

Best gay or lesbian bar

The Pinhook

117 West Main Street, Durham

Finalists: The Bar, Flex Nightclub, Legends

Best karaoke

The Pinhook

117 West Main Street, Durham

Finalists: Flex Nightclub, Kingdom Karaoke, The Northside District

Best live theater company

Raleigh Little Theatre

301 Pogue Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Little Green Pig, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, PlayMakers Repertory Company

Best live theater venue

Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian Street, Durham,

Finalists: Carolina Theatre, Manbites Dog Theater, PlayMakers Repertory Company | Paul Green Theatre

Best museum

Museum of Life + Science

433 West Murray Avenue, Durham

Finalists: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Best neighborhood bar in Durham County

Motorco

723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham

Finalists: Dain's Place, The Glass Jug, Surf Club

Best neighborhood bar in Orange/Chatham County

The Wooden Nickel

105 North Churton Street, Hillsborough

Finalists: The Baxter, Linda's Bar and Grill, Orange County Social Club

Best neighborhood bar in Wake County

Players Retreat

105 Oberlin Road, Raleigh

Finalists: The Green Monkey, Lynnwood Grill, Person Street Bar

Best open mic night

The Pinhook

117 West Main Street, Durham

Finalists: Deep South The Bar, Local 506, Nash Street Tavern

Best outdoor music venue

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

8003 Regency Parkway, Cary

Finalists: Duke Performances Music in the Gardens, North Carolina Museum of Art, Red Hat Amphitheater

Best place for indoor fun

Museum of Life + Science

433 West Murray Avenue, Durham

Finalists: The Baxter, Boxcar Bar + Arcade, Sky Zone

Best place to get specialty cocktails in Durham County

Alley Twenty Six

320 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham

Finalists: Bar Virgile, Counting House, The Durham Hotel

Best place to get specialty cocktails in Orange/Chatham County

The Crunkleton

320 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Lantern, Laplace Louisiana Cookery, Peccadillo

Best place to get specialty cocktails in Wake County

Foundation

213 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh

Finalists: Bittersweet, C.Grace Cocktail Bar, Fox Liquor Bar

Best place to hear bluegrass

Cat's Cradle

300 East Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: The Blue Note Grill, Community Church Coffeehouse, PineCone

Best place to hear blues

The Blue Note Grill

709 Washington Street, Durham

Finalists: C.Grace Cocktail Bar, Lincoln Theatre, The Pour House

Best place to hear hip-hop or soul

Cat's Cradle

300 East Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Motorco, The Pinhook, UNC Cypher

Best place to hear jazz

Beyù Caffè

341 West Main Street, Durham

Finalists: C.Grace Cocktail Bar, Neptune's Parlour, The Shed

Best place to hear rock 'n' roll

Cat's Cradle

300 East Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Kings Barcade, Lincoln Theatre, The Pinhook

Best place to hear world or international music

Duke Performances

Multiple locations, dukeperformances.duke.edu

Finalists: Cat's Cradle, Lincoln Theatre, Motorco

Best place to shoot pool

The Green Room

1108 Broad Street, Durham

Finalists: Circa 1888, Speakeasy at Tyler's, West End Wine Bar & Billards

Best strip club

Capital Cabaret

6713 Mount Herman Road, Morrisville

Finalists: The Men's Club, Pure Gold, Teasers Men's Club

Best theater to see an indie film

Carolina Theatre

309 West Morgan Street, Durham

Finalists: Chelsea Theater, The Rialto, Silverspot Cinema

Best trivia night in Durham County

Fullsteam Brewery

726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham

Finalists: Bull McCabe's, The Pinhook, Tomato Jake's Pizzeria

Best trivia night in Orange/Chatham County

Mystery Brewing

437 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough

Finalists: The Baxter, Linda's Bar and Grill, YesterYears Brewery

Best trivia night in Wake County

Flying Saucer

328 West Morgan Street, Raleigh

Finalists: High Park Bar & Grill, House of Hops, Woody's at City Market

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