ARTS & CULTURE


Best Established Theater Company – The Neo-Futurists (runner up)

Best New Poetry Collection by a Chicagoan - There Are Trans People Here by H. Melt (runner up)

Best Off-Loop Theater Company – The Neo-Futurists (winner), Raven Theatre (runner up)

Best Original Digital Content – Theater – The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral, Neo-Futurists (winner)

https://chicagoreader.com/best-of-chicago/2021-poll-winners-vote-results-arts-culture/

CITY LIFE


Best Alderperson – Andre Vaquez, 40th Ward (runner up)

Best Chiropractor – Chiro One Wellness Center Andersonville (runner up)

Best Dentist – Northside Dental (winner)

Best Northside Neighborhood – Andersonville (winner)

https://chicagoreader.com/best-of-chicago/2021-poll-winners-results-city-life/

SPORTS & RECREATION


Best Gym – Cheetah Gym (runner up)

BUY LOCAL


Best Comics Shop – AlleyCat Comics (winner)

Best Dancewear Shop – Chicago Dance Supply (winner)

Best Garden Store – Gethsemane Garden Center (winner)

Best Hair Salon – Sine Qua Non (winner)

Best Independent Bookstore – Women and Children First (winner)

Best Landscape Company – City Grange (winner)

Best Local Clothing Designer – Sophia Reyes (winner) - Sold at Milk Handmade

Best Pet Store – Urban Pooch (winner), Jameson Loves Danger (runner up)

Best Picture Framing Store – Foursided (winner)

Best Place To Buy Local Wares – Andersonville Galleria (winner), Foursided (runner up)

Best Place To Buy Men’s Clothing – Cowboys and Astronauts (winner)

Best Place to Buy Women’s Clothing – Milk Handmade (runner up)

Best Retail Shop – Brown Elephant (winner)

Best Sexy Toy Shop – Early To Bed (winner)

Best Shoe Store – Alamo Shoes (winner)

Best T-Shirt Shop – Strange Cargo (winner), Raygun (runner up)

https://chicagoreader.com/best-of-chicago/2021-poll-winners-vote-results-buy-local/

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE


Best Established Bar – Hopleaf (winner)

Best Lesbian Bar – Nobody’s Darling (winner)

Best New Bar – Nobody’s Darling (winner)

Best Venue for Magic Shows – Chicago Magic Lounge (winner)

https://chicagoreader.com/best-of-chicago/2021-poll-winners-vote-results-music-nightlife/

CANNABIS


Best Adult-Use Dispensary – Dispensary 33 (winner)

Best Local CBD Source – CBD Kratom (runner up)

Best Medical Cannabis Dispensary – Dispensary 33 (winner)

https://chicagoreader.com/best-of-chicago/2021-poll-winners-vote-results-cannabis/

FOOD & DRINK


Best Bakery – Lost Larson (winner)

Best Bang for Your Buck – Taste of Lebanon (runner up)

Best Beer Garden – Hopleaf (winner)

Best Bread – Lost Larson (runner up)

Best Cheesemonger – Stamper Cheese (runner up) - Farmers market vendor

Best Cooking Classes – The Wooden Spoon (runner up)

Best Falafel – Taste of Lebanon (runner up)

Best Home Garden Supply – Gethsemane Garden Center (winner)

Best Liquor Store – Andersonville Wine & Spirits (runner up)

Best Local Distillery – Koval (winner)

Best Local Farmer – Nichols Farm & Orchard (runner up) Farmers Market vendor

Best Local Spirit – Koval (winner)

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant – Middle East Bakery & Grocery (runner up)

Best Socially Distanced Dining – Parson’s Chicken & Fish (winner)

https://chicagoreader.com/best-of-chicago/2021-poll-winners-vote-results-food-drink/

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