Voting for Visionaries!

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Swankety Swank was created out of a desire to see hardworking visionaries thrive in supportive community.  We believe in our artists, our neighborhoods and our city.  We believe that in San Francisco you can make your dreams come true and we are not alone.

Below we have listed some of our favorite places and individuals who are making their dreams a reality.  Please consider supporting them by voting for them in the Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay poll.
We’d love for you to consider Swankety Swank for Best Quirky Specialty Shop and SwankSpeak! for Best Zine.  Voting ends on June 23 at 5 pm.

Food & Drink
Best Overall Restaurant: Green Chile Kitchen
Best Romantic Restaurant: Zare at Fly Trap
Best Splurge Restaurant: Nopa
Best Cheap Restaurant: KK Cafe
Best Late-Night Restaurant: Sauce
Best Café: Mojo
Best Cup of Coffee: Oasis
Best Farmers Market: Divisadero
Best Slice of Pizza: Little Star
Best Sandwiches: Jay’s Cheesesteak
Best Burrito: Little Chihuahua
Best Burger and Fries: KK Cafe
Best Sushi: Warakubune Sushi Restaurant
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Ziryab Mediterranean Grill
Best Mexican Restaurant: Mariachi’s Taqueria
Best Dessert: Chile Pies & Ice Cream
Best Barbecue: Da’ Pitt BBQ
Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Ananda-Fuara Vegetarian
Best Vegan Restaurant: The Herbivore on Divisadero
Best Overall Bar: Minibar
Best Dive Bar: El Rio
Best Swanky Bar: Madrone

Arts & Nightlife
Best Movie Theater: Castro Theatre
Best Performance Space: The Swedish-American Hall
Best Museum: Cartoon Art Museum
Best Art Gallery: Artist’s X-change
Best Emerging Artist: Phoenix Zoellick
Best Art Collective: Writers Old Fashioned
Best Local Author: Amelia Beamer
Best Local Zine: SwankSpeak!
Best Local Publishing House: Nightshade Books
Best Local Record Label: Prank Records or Pirate’s Press
Best Local Band: Foxtails Brigade
Best DJ: DJ Bearzbub
Best Dance Club: Shine
Best Rock Club: Bottom of the Hill
Best Punk Club: Thee Parkside
Best Happy Hour: Smuggler’s Cove
Best Jukebox: Lucky 13
Best Drag Show: Anna Conda’s Charlie Horse
Best Singer-Songwriter: Laura Weinbach
Best Burlesque Act: The Devil-ettes
Best Comedian: Mary Van Note
Best Magician: Keith Boudreau

Best Independent Bookstore: Borderlands
Best Used Bookstore: Green Apple Books
Best Specialty Bookstore: The Anarchist’s Bookstore
Best Comic Book Store: Isotope Comic Book Lounge
Best Place to Buy Vinyl: Grooves Inspiralled Vinyl
Best Place to Buy CDs: Ameoba
Best Clothing Store (Women): Ambiance
Best Clothing Store (Men): Harry O. Menswear
Best Local Designer: Miranda Caroligne
Best Vintage Clothing Store: BoneFlowers
Best Thrift Store: Community Thrift
Best Furniture Store: Inside Modern
Best Independent Toy Store: Super 7
Best Pet Shop: Black Nose Trading Co.
Best Quirky Specialty Store: Swankety Swank
Best Flower Shop: Prairie Collective
Best Lingerie Shop: Dollhouse Bettie

City Living
Best Local Blog:
Best Street Fair: How Weird
Best Hotel: Metro
Best Tourist Attraction: Tonga Room
Best Place to Get a Tattoo: Body Manipulations
Best Tattoo Artist: Tex
Best Local Animal Rescue: All Creatures Healing Network
Best Dog-Walking Service: Dynamutts
Best Pet Groomer: All Creatures Healing Network
Best Dentist: Haight Street Dental
Best Massage TherapistJustin Hall
Best Alternative Healing: Gayatri Institute
Best Salon: Madusalon
Best Day Spa: Imperial
Best Non-Professional Sports Team: Bay Area Derby Girls: Oakland Outlaws
Best Beach: Ocean Beach
Best Park: Yerba Buena
Best Skate Spot: Embarcadero
Voting ends at 5 p.m. on June 23

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2 thoughts on “Voting for Visionaries!

  1. Hey Guys,
    I just wanted to say thank you so much for your support! I didn’t know you nominated me for anything “Best of the Bay”, I just happened to come across this from a google search. Anyway, thank you so much, hope all is well at the Swank.


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