April 1, 2017 Best of Bham

Introducing our 2nd Annual Readers' Poll for the Best of Birmingham 2017!


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Best Pizza

DAVENPORT’S 33%
Slice 26%
Post Office Pies 15%
Dave’s 11%
Mafiaoza’s 9%









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Best Dive Bar

THE NICK 35%
Marty’s P.M. 21%
Red Lion 20%
The Brown Derby 18%











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Best Place to See and Be Seen

HIGHLANDS 28%
Carrigan’s 26%
Bottega 19%
The Grand Bohemian 17%
Other 10%










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Best Neighborhood Bar

OTEY’S 38%
Parkside 36%
Oak Hill 11%
Blackwell’s 10%
Other 5%







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Best Seafood

OCEAN 33%
Hot and Hot 31%
Highlands 18%
Chuck’s Fish 13%
Other 5%










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Best BBQ

SAW’S 57%
Full Moon 16%
Moe’s 14%
Miss Myra’s 8%
Other 5%









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Best Place to Bring a First Date

EL BARRIO 37%
Babalu 23%
Carrigan’s 14%
Parkside 13%









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Best Concert Venue

IRON CITY 40%
Alabama Theatre 25%
Oak Mountain 19%
Saturn 11%








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Best Place to Host an Event

IRON CITY 33%
Regions Field 25%
Good People 19%
Events at Haven 8%
Other 15%





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Best Steak

PERRY’S 35%
Fleming’s 27%
Ruth’s Chris 23%
Shula’s 6%
Other 9%









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Best Burger

JACK BROWN’S 29%
Chez Fon Fon 27%
Otey’s 14%
Saw’s 13%
Babalu 9%
Other 8%







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Best Place to Eat When You’re Hungover

WAFFLE HOUSE 45%
Milo’s 24%
Red Pearl 13%
Dave’s Pizza 10%
Other 8%







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Best Girls’ Night Out

BOTTEGA 34%
The Collins 26%
The Marble Ring 16%
Highlands 14%
Other 10%








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Best Outdoor Seating/Patio

PARKSIDE 27%
Chuy’s 26%
Rojo 19%
Ovenbird 16%
Other 12%








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Best Personality Trait In a Guy

HUMOR 45%
Chivalry 20%
Confidence 18%
Work Ethic 14%















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Best Personality Trait In a Girl

KIND 47%
Outgoing 27%
Manners 12%
Creativity 8%















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Best Entertainment District

AVONDALE 37%
Lakeview 29%
2nd Avenue District 19%
5 Points 8%
Other 7%










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Best Late Night Bar

THE COLLINS 34%
Parkside 26%
Marty’s P.M. 19%
The Marble Ring 16%
Other 4%









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Best Sports Bar

PARAMOUNT 45%
On Tap 21%
Billy’s 18%
The Southern 9%
Other 7%










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Best New Restaurant

FANCY'S ON 5TH 38%
Hattie B’s 29%
Real & Rosemary 20%
Cashio’s 9%
Other 4%










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Best Under the Radar Place

GIP’S PLACE 39%
The should-be legendary Bessemer Juke Joint featuring Blues that is found nowhere else outside of select pockets in the Deep South.
KOOL KORNER 21%
Fantastic Cuban sandwiches located on Hwy 31 in Vestavia in the same strip with Sol Azteca, Monograms Plus, etc.
BLUE PACIFIC 20%
The best Thai food in town? Located in the Hoover Food Mart on Lorna? The randomness of it just makes it that much better.
HORSE PENS 15%
Just a few minutes North of town. Its incredible rock formations are like visiting another planet, and seem to only be known to rock climbers.


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Best Physical Trait in a Guy

AN INDESCRIBABLE COMBINATION OF NOTHING IN PARTICULAR 56%
Height 16%
Style 12%
Build 8%
Smile 5%








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Best Place to Meet New People

BAR / RESTAURANT 41%
Church / Religious Activity 26%
Charity Event 22%
Gym 8%
Other 3%







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Best Way to Ask Someone Out for the First Time

IN PERSON 53%
Call on the Phone 27%
Text 15%
Social Media 3%








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Best Way to Break Up with Someone You’ve Been Out with Just a Few Times

TELL THEM THE WHOLE TRUTH 49%
Tell Them the Partial Truth 29%
Completely Ignore Them 10%
“It’s not you. It’s me." 9%










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Best Brunch

ANOTHER BROKEN EGG 28%
Big Bad Breakfast 23%
Trattoria Centrale 14%
Rowe’s 11%
Dyron’s Low Country 9%
FIVE 6%



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Best Beer Selection

HOP CITY BEER & WINE 40%
The J. Clyde 30%
On Tap 16%
Pies & Pints 11%
Other 3%









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Best Birmingham (Local) Beer

GOOD PEOPLE 40%
Avondale 39%
Cahaba 21%
Trim Tab 15%










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Best Dating Online Dating Site/App

BUMBLE 29%
Tinder 26%
Match 19%
eHarmony 16%



















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Best Place to Meet an Online Date for the First Time

SOMEWHERE FOR COFFEE 40%
Somewhere for Drinks 39%
Somewhere for Lunch 11%
Somewhere You Won’t See Anyone You Know 7%
Other 3%




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Best Charity Event

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK 29%
A Night Under the Big Top 27%
Crawfest 22%
Funky Fish Fry 13%




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Best Margarita

TACO MAMA 32%
El Barrio 26%
Rojo 17%
Cocina Superior 11%
Chuy’s 9%










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Best Sushi

BAMBOO ON 2ND 38%
Surin 23%
Jinsei 22%
Chuck’s Fish 11%
Other 6%