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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 257 nominees
  • The N Crowd, Arts and Entertainment, Comedy Club, Theatre Group, 257 N 3rd St. Center City Philadelphia PA 19106

    1. The N Crowd (Center City)

    Nominee for: Best Comedy Club

    "Don't be fooled by the fact that the price is $10. Don't be fooled by the unimpressive look as you walk upstairs to..."

  • 2. The Colonial Theatre (Phoenixville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Indie Theater

    "The Colonial is theatre that's been through it all. I'm pretty sure the first date I went on was to see Happy Gilmore..."

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Art Gallery, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Art Museum District Philadelphia PA,Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Art Gallery, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Art Mu

    3. Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fairmount)

    Nominee for: Best Museum

    "Everything from the architecture of the building to the myriad and varied collections not to forget the featured..."

  • Hedgerow Theatre, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Theatre Group, 64 Rose Valley Rd Media PA 19063,Hedgerow Theatre, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Theatre Group, 64 Rose Valley Rd Media PA 19063,Hedgerow Theatre, Arts & Ent

    4. Hedgerow Theatre (Media, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Theatre Group

    "a great place for Children's theatre as well as Adults. The children's productions only last 45 minutes... Awesome..."

  • 5. Arch Enemy Arts + Gallery ML (Olde City)

    Nominee for: Best Art Gallery

    "This gallery is a must see when visiting Old City in Philadelphia. You will be amazed at the beautiful fine art of..."

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Auto

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Auto 59 nominees
  • Franklin Auto Spa, Auto, Car Wash, 535 Lancaster Ave Frazer PA 19355

    1. Franklin Auto Spa (Frazer, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Car Wash

    "Best car wash I've been to in the Northeast! The wheels always come out perfect! And I get a lot of brake dust on my..."

  • Classic Body Worx, Auto, Body Shop, 9902 Bustleton Avenue Bustleton Philadelphia PA 19115

    2. Classic Body Worx (Bustleton)

    Nominee for: Best Body Shop

    "Awesome service, and great updates start to finish on the work being done."

  • Anthony's Auto Salon, Inc., Auto, Detailing, 8312 State Road Philadelphia PA 19136

    3. Anthony's Auto Salon, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Detailing

    "After having my mother's car painted, Tony put the final touches on it making it look like it was better than new..."

  • 4. Creamery Tire (Collegeville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Tire Shop

    "Great prices and very fast service. A family owned and operated business that out performs the larger stores that..."

  • 5. Ken's Automotive (Phoenixville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Auto Repair

    "Theres no better place to have your car repaired then kens, Great Prices, Very Knowledgable staff, and best of all FAIR..."

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 764 nominees
  • Annamarie's Place, Cheap Eats, Breakfast, 347 Main St Royersford PA 19468

    1. Annamarie's Place (Royersford, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Breakfast

    "We have lived in the area for 2 1/2 years and absolutely love Annamaries. Have not had a better breakfast anywhere in..."

  • Chubby's Steaks, Cheap Eats, Cheesesteak, Sandwich Shop, Burger, 5826 Henry Ave Roxborough Philadelphia PA 19128,Chubby's Steaks, Cheap Eats, Cheesesteak, Sandwich Shop, Burger, Wings, 5826 Henry Ave Roxborough Philadelphia PA 19128,Chubby's S

    2. Chubby's Steaks (Roxborough)

    Nominee for: Best Cheesesteak

    "Chubby's cheese steaks define the food. These sandwiches stand on their own. The meat is fantastic and the bun is..."

  • The Couch Tomato Cafe, Cheap Eats, Pizza, Healthy Lunch, Sandwich Shop, Breakfast, 102 Rector St Roxborough Philadelphia PA 19127

    3. The Couch Tomato Cafe (Manayunk)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "I absolutely love this pizza place. When I moved to the neighborhood they sent me a certificate for a free pizza, and..."

  • Fink's Hoagies, Cheap Eats, Sandwich Shop, Healthy Lunch, Cheesesteak, Burrito, 4633 Princeton Ave Philadelphia PA 19135

    4. Fink's Hoagies (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop

    "Absolutely the Best Hoagies in Phillly! My favorites are the gourmet hoagies ~ the combinations are amazingly..."

  • Billy Burger and Bakery, Cheap Eats, Specialty Food and Drink, Burger, Cupcakes, 2 North 5 Points Road West Chester PA 19382

    5. Billy Burger and Bakery (West Chester, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "Billy's Burger with Cheese is pure Black Angus beef and large enough for two meals, and only $5.95. For vegetarians..."

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Fashion

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Fashion 358 nominees
  • Modern Eye, Fashion, Eyewear, 145 S 13th St Philadelphia PA 19107 3419 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104

    1. Modern Eye (Market East)

    Nominee for: Best Eyewear

    "My healthcare plan pays for my eyewear and I can anywhere I want to. This is where I go. Very funky selection of frames..."

  • 2. Bucci Jewelers (Conshohocken, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Jewelry

    "No other jeweler or store compares to Bucci's! Joe is amazing to work with -- he is a skilled craftsman and artist that..."

  • Metro Men's Clothing, Fashion, Men's Clothing, Vintage and Resale, Alterations and Tailoring, 1615 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia PA 19148

    3. Metro Men's Clothing (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Men's Clothing

    "I love the great selection of brands. The service is also amazing! if you haven't been to Metro, you should get down..."

  • 4. Conshy Consignment (Conshohocken, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Vintage and Resale

    "When you are looking for that something special to wear or add to your existing wardrobe, go to Conshy Consignment..."

  • Never Too Spoiled, Fashion, Women's Boutique, 108 North 2nd Street Center City Philadelphia PA 19106

    5. Never Too Spoiled (Olde City)

    Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique

    "Not just a store, an experience. The design and vibe of the store is amazing. The staff so helpful, and the prices will..."

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Fitness

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Fitness 599 nominees
  • Motion N' Dance, Health & Fitness Health and Fitness, Dance Studio, 7267 Revere St Philadelphia PA 19149

    1. Motion N' Dance (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Dance Studio

    "My daughter has never been trained in hip hop before and I have to give a big shout out to this dance studio because..."

  • 2. City Fitness (Spring Garden)

    Nominee for: Best Gym

    "City Fitness is Fantastic! Howard has been my trainer for years, and if it weren't for his total dedication I probably..."

  • 3. Tone Zone Fitness Studio (Conshohocken, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers

    "Love tone zone fitness and Scott is so amazing! Results are so quick and evident and the studio space is absolutely..."

  • Hurricane Karate, Fitness, Martial Arts, 85 Makefield Rd Suite 1  Morrisville, PA 19067

    4. Hurricane Karate (Morrisville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Martial Arts

    "After trying out two other franchise "big box" karate schools i found my home at HK! This place is what inspired me to..."

  • CrossFit Novem, Fitness, CrossFit, 1221 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia PA 19125

    5. CrossFit Novem (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best CrossFit

    "I used to dread going to the gym until I took my first class at CrossFit Novem!!! Now, if I don't go for a few days, I..."

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 781 nominees
  • Sabrina's Cafe, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, Brunch, Breakfast, 910 Christian St South Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 19147

    1. Sabrina's Cafe (Bella Vista)

    Nominee for: Best Brunch

    "One of phillys best restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Have been there more times than I can count..."

  • Ralph's Italian Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Italian, 760 South Ninth Street Philadelphia PA 19147

    2. Ralph's Italian Restaurant (Bella Vista)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "I would like to take the time to thank ALL of our loyal customers who have voted and have written these very nice..."

  • El Vez Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Mexican, 121 S 13th St Philadelphia PA 19107

    3. El Vez Restaurant (Market East)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "normally I'd never give a Steven Starr "corporate-type" restaurant the nod over a legit ethnic spot, but it's the best..."

  • 4. Marly's Restaurant (Phoenixville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best BYOB Restaurant

    "Two favorites: Panko crusted Jumbo lump crab cakes and Marly's "Cheese Steak". Best to be open to the specials, Mike..."

  • Soup Kitchen, Great Meals, New American, 2146 East Susquehanna Avenue Philadelphia PA 19125

    5. Soup Kitchen (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best New American

    "Ben is a soup mad scientist. He makes stuff that sounds crazy but it's always good. Stop in and try a few items. The..."

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Health and Beauty

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Health and Beauty 827 nominees
  • Pure Spa, Health and Beauty, Day Spa, 79 E Butler Ave Ambler PA 19002,Pure Spa, Health and Beauty, Day Spa, 79 E Butler Ave Ambler PA 19002,Pure Spa, Health and Beauty, Day Spa, 79 E Butler Ave Ambler PA 19002

    1. Pure Spa (Ambler, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Day Spa

    "I loved my manicure and pedicure with Kimberly. Her attention to detail was amazing. Before we started the session Kim..."

  • Balance Hair Spa, Health and Beauty, Facial, Hair Color, Massage, 826 North Pottstown Pike Exton PA 19341,Balance Hair Spa, Health and Beauty, Facial, Hair Color, Massage, 826 North Pottstown Pike Exton PA 19341,Balance Hair Spa, Health and Beauty, F

    2. Balance Hair Spa (Exton, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Color

    "Going to Balance Hair Spa's new salon in Exton, PA is an experience everyone owes themselves. If the salon and its..."

  • Tantini Tanning Bar, Health and Beauty, Tanning, Day Spa, Hair Salon, Medical Spa, Tattoo and Piercing, 172 William L Dalton Dr Glassboro NJ 08028

    3. Tantini Tanning Bar (Glassboro, NJ)

    Nominee for: Best Tanning

    "I've been trolling all the tanning salons in the Philly area for a write up Im doing online. Gotta give it this place..."

  • Art Machine Productions, Health and Beauty, Tattoo and Piercing, Wax, 1345 Frankford Ave Philadelphia PA 19125

    4. Art Machine Productions (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing

    "Tim Pangburn, one of the most amazing tattoo artists in this area. I'm ecstatic to have him back in Philly after his..."

  • David Arnold Hair Salon, Health and Beauty, Hair Salon, 603 West Ave Jenkintown PA 19046,David Arnold Hair Salon, Health and Beauty, Hair Salon, 603 West Ave Jenkintown PA 19046

    5. David Arnold Hair Salon (Jenkintown, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "This is a wonderful salon - sophistictated yet warm and friendly. Sue is great - truly an artist when it comes to..."

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Local Flavor

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Nightlife

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Nightlife 353 nominees
  • Keswick Theatre, Nightlife Philadelphia, Live Music Live Music Venue, 291 N Keswick Ave Glenside PA 19038,Keswick Theatre, Nightlife Philadelphia, Live Music Live Music Venue, 291 N Keswick Ave Glenside PA 19038

    1. Keswick Theatre (Glenside, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue

    "The Keswick would easily receive countless 5-star excellent/amazing votes if/when it replaces its seats, which must be..."

  • South Philly Bar & Grill, Nightlife, Great Meals, Sports Bar, Beer Selection, Neighborhood Bar, Happy Hour, Cocktail Bar, Brunch, 1235 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia PA 19147,South Philly Bar & Grill, Nightlife, Great Meals, Sports Bar, Beer Selection,

    2. South Philly Bar & Grill (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Sports Bar

    "Official Cbs News Letter: The South Philly Bar And Grill This restaurant is by far the best in Philly. Where else..."

  • Interstate Drafthouse, Nightlife, Neighborhood Bar, 1235 E Palmer St Philadelphia PA 19125

    3. Interstate Drafthouse (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar

    "We love Kissy the bartender (and we love her dog Poe) and We LOVE the drafthouse!! Ive been in the neighborhood for 20..."

  • Prism Brewing Company, Nightlife, Brewpub, 810 Dickerson Rd  North Wales, PA 19454

    4. Prism Brewing Company (North Wales, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Brewpub

    "The absolute best brewpub in the tri state area. All beers are a must try and Rob, Matty, Heather and all staff make..."

  • City Tap House, Nightlife, Outdoor Bar, 3925 Walnut Street University City Philadelphia PA 19104

    5. City Tap House (University City)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Selection

    "this saturday we are having a great watermelon smash and eatiing contest, Saturday the 10th of august is sour saturday..."

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Parenting 101

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Parenting 101 164 nominees

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Pets

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Pets 262 nominees

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Shopping

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Shopping 400 nominees
  • Diving Cat Studio Gallery, Shopping, Gift Shop, 246 Bridge St Phoenixville PA 19460

    1. Designed Treasures (Norristown, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Gift Shop

    "It's a fascinating store. There are so many different types of items to chose from. I can't imagine that anyone..."

  • Brent Morales Foto, Shopping, Fashion, Portrait Photography, Antiques, Men's Clothing, Alterations and Tailoring, 3700 Kensington Ave Philadelphia PA 19124

    2. Brent Morales Foto (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography

    "I've know Brent Morales Foto for several years now. I even saw how he began his journey into photography. It wasn't of..."

  • Phantastic Phinds, Shopping, Furniture, Antiques, Gift Shop, Housewares, 631 Bethlehem Pike Erdenheim PA 19038

    3. Phantastic Phinds (Erdenheim, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Furniture

    "Phantastic Phinds is AMAZING!! Angela and Tim are so friendly, knowledgable and helpful and, somehow, find the coolest..."

  • Ontario Street Comics, Shopping, Comic Books, Bookstore, 2235 East Ontario Street Philadelphia PA 19134

    4. Ontario Street Comics (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Comic Books

    "WE WON! WE WON! WE ACTUALLY WON! Thanks to everyone that voted for us!! Greetings all! I am Bill the Owner of Ontario..."

  • 5. Philadelphia Bikesmith (Fairmount)

    Nominee for: Best Bike Shop

    "Creative fixes and custom set-ups; great professional fits; impressive, talented mechanics; fun and helpful team..."

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 444 nominees
  • Conshohocken Italian Bakery, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, Cupcakes, Gourmet Grocery, Cheese Shop, 79-83 Jones Street Conshohocken PA 19428

    1. Conshohocken Italian Bakery (Conshohocken, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "I have lived in Conshy for 13 years and my husband has been here his whole life.We have a very large family with many..."

  • RIM Cafe, Specialty Food and Drink, Coffee Shop, Chocolate, Tea House, Bakery, Gourmet Grocery, 1172 South 9th Street Philadelphia PA 19147

    2. RIM Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop

    "Hands down, the best, and most UNIQUE, coffee shop in The City Of Brotherly Love. Rene makes you feel like you are..."

  • RIM Cafe, Specialty Food and Drink, Coffee Shop, Chocolate, Tea House, Bakery, Gourmet Grocery, 1172 South 9th Street Philadelphia PA 19147

    3. RIM Cafe (Philadelphia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Chocolate

    "Hands down, the best, and most UNIQUE, coffee shop in The City Of Brotherly Love. Rene makes you feel like you are..."

  • ICED by Betsy, Specialty Food and Drink, Cupcakes, Bakery, Chocolate, Limerick PA 19468

    4. ICED by Betsy (Royersford, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Cupcakes

    "ICED by Betsy's cupcakes are THE BEST EVER!! I am totally addicted and come every week. I have never had a flavor that..."

  • Custard & Cakes Creamery, Specialty Food and Drink, Ice Cream Shop, Bakery, Water Ice, Chocolate, Cupcakes, 5461 Ridge Ave Roxborough Philadelphia PA 19128

    5. Custard & Cakes Creamery (Roxborough)

    Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop

    "The 'Custard Stand' is simply put - THE BEST!!! Hands down #1 in ice cream, ice cream novelties, ice cream cakes..."

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Weddings

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Weddings 1213 nominees
  • Raymond's Catering, Weddings, Caterers, Cakes, 1210 E Ridge Pike Plymouth Meeting PA 19462,Raymond's Catering, Weddings, Caterers, Cakes, 1210 E Ridge Pike Plymouth Meeting PA 19462

    1. Raymond's Catering (Plymouth Meeting, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Caterers

    "I have used Raymond's Catering for several different affairs and I can honestly say that I have never had better food..."

  • 2. The Ken Battista Band (King of Prussia, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Music

    "The Ken Battista Band plays such great music wherever they play. Anna's vocals are amazing. All the other band..."

  • DJ Perry Angelozzi, Weddings, DJ, Music, Center City Philadelphia PA 19403

    3. DJ Perry Angelozzi (Logan Square)

    Nominee for: Best DJ

    "YO YO YO!! Our good Perry Angelozzi has been nominated for BEST DJ in Philly ..AGAIN!!! Friends , do me a favor and..."

  • Gary Nevitt Photography, Weddings, Photographers, 2123 Ridgeview Avenue Abington PA 19001

    4. Gary Nevitt Photography (Abington, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Photographers

    "Gary is simply amazing at what he does- all of his photographs from the beginning of the wedding to the end look..."

  • 5. LEO Design Gallery (Phoenixville, PA)

    Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner

    "Heather did our daughter's wedding & did a spectacular job. Everything went without a hitch, due largely to the efforts..."

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