Each year we poll our readers for the Best of Hartford in scores of categories covering bars, restaurants, shopping, health, entertainment and more. Thousands of people vote and we carefully tally the results. It's exciting to see what's been picked for where to grab a cup of coffee, see a live band or try a pizza. If you want to know where the locals go, this is the place to look. Thanks to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the winners.
Choose Section Bars and Clubs Food and Drinks Hobbies Live Music Local Bands Local Chains Local Favorites People and Places Pets Professional Services Restaurants Shopping The Arts Choose Category Best Bar Best Bar for Singles Best Brewpub Best Cigar Shop or Bar Best Cocktails Best College Bar Best Happy Hour Best Happy Hour Menu Best LGBTQ-Friendly Bar Best Neighborhood Bar Best New Bar Best Place To Shoot Pool (Billiards) Best Sports Bar Best Trivia Night Choose Category Best Bagel Shop Best Bakery Best Beer Selection (in a Bar or Restaurant) Best Beer Selection (in a Store) Best Bourbon Selection Best Buffalo Wings Best Burgers Best Burrito Best Chocolate Best Cupcakes Best Deli Best Dessert Best Donuts Best Farmers' Market or Food Stand Best Farm-to-Table Menu Best Food Truck Best French Fries Best Frozen Yogurt Best Gluten-Free Bakery Best Gluten-Free Menu Best Grinders Best Gyro Best Health Food Store Best Hot Dogs Best Ice Cream Shop Best Jamaican Beef Patty Best Liquor Store Best Local Coffee House Best Local Spirit Best Locally Brewed Beer Best Locally Made Cheese Best Locally Made Wine Best Lunch Best Margaritas Best Martinis Best Pizza Best Place to Buy Prepared Meals-to-Go Best Restaurant Delivery Best Restaurant Delivery Service Best Salad Best Sandwiches Best Seafood Market Best Soup Best Tea House Best Tequila Selection Best Wine Selection (in a bar or restaurant) Best Wine Selection (in a Store) Choose Category Best Art Supply Store Best Book Store Best Camera Shop Best Comic Book Shop Best Dance Studio Best Place to Buy Musical Instruments Best Place to Take a Cooking Class Best Place to Take Music Lessons Best Vinyl Store Choose Category Best Concert Venue Best Jazz or Blues Club Best Place For Karaoke Best Place For Open Mic Choose Category Album of the Year Best Blues Best Country or Americana Best DJ Best Folk or Traditional Best Hip Hop Best Indie Rock Best Jam Band Best Jazz Band Best Metal Best New Band Best Overall Band Best Punk Best R&B, Soul or Funk Best Reggae Best Rock Best Singer-Songwriter Best Tribute Band Song of the Year Choose Category Best Local Burger Chain Best Local Gym or Fitness Center Chain Best Local Pizza Chain Best Local Spa or Massage Chain Choose Category Breakfast Spot in Farmington Valley Coffee Shop in Farmington Valley Hair Salon in Farmington Valley Local Auto Repair in Farmington Valley Pizza Place in Farmington Valley Restaurant in Farmington Valley Breakfast Spot in Hartford Coffee Shop in Hartford Hair Salon in Hartford Local Auto Repair in Hartford Pizza Place in Hartford Restaurant in Hartford Breakfast Spot in Manchester and Glastonbury Coffee Shop in Manchester and Glastonbury Hair Salon in Manchester and Glastonbury Local Auto Repair in Manchester and Glastonbury Pizza Place in Manchester and Glastonbury Restaurant in Manchester and Glastonbury Breakfast Spot in Middletown Coffee Shop in Middletown Hair Salon in Middletown Local Auto Repair in Middletown Pizza Place in Middletown Restaurant in Middletown Breakfast Spot in New Britain and Bristol Coffee Shop in New Britain and Bristol Hair Salon in New Britain and Bristol Local Auto Repair in New Britain and Bristol Pizza Place in New Britain and Bristol Restaurant in New Britain and Bristol Breakfast Spot in West Hartford Coffee Shop in West Hartford Hair Salon in West Hartford Local Auto Repair in West Hartford Pizza Place in West Hartford Restaurant in West Hartford Breakfast Spot in Windsor/Windsor Locks Coffee Shop in Windsor/Windsor Locks Hair Salon in Windsor/Windsor Locks Local Auto Repair in Windsor/Windsor Locks Pizza Place in Windsor/Windsor Locks Restaurant in Windsor/Windsor Locks Choose Category Best Bartender Best Chef Best College Radio Station Best Local Attraction Best Local Blogger Best Local Charity Best Local Instagrammer Best Local Twitter Account Best Park Best Place for Indoor Recreation Best Radio Personality Best Radio Show Best Radio Station Choose Category Best Dog Park Best Dog Trainer Best Local Pet Store Best Pet or Doggie Day Care Best Veterinarian Choose Category Best Acupuncturist Best Bank Best Barber Best Body Piercing or Tattoo Salon Best Bridal Salon Best Car Repair Best Car Wash/Auto Detail Best Chiropractor Best Cosmetic Surgeon or Surgery Center Best Credit Union Best Dentist Best Dermatologist Best Dry Cleaner Best Eye Doctor Best Florist Best Gym And Fitness Center Best Hair Salon Best Hotel Best Landscaper Best Laser Hair Removal Best Med Spa Best Nail Salon Best Nursery/Garden Center Best OB-GYN Group Best Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Group Best Personal Training Facility/Program Best Place for LASIK Best Place For Therapeutic Massage Best Place to Buy a New Car Best Place To Buy Tires Best Place to Buy Used Cars Best Place to Have Physical Therapy Best Place To Hold A Wedding/Banquet Best Specialized Fitness Studio (zumba, pilates, barre, cycling, Best Tanning Salon Best Yoga Studio Choose Category Best American/Continental Restaurant Best Bar and Grill Best Brazilian Restaurant Best Breakfast Spot Best Buffet Best Catering Best Chinese Restaurant Best Diner Best French Restaurant Best Greek Restaurant Best Indian Restaurant Best Irish Restaurant Best Italian Restaurant Best Jamaican Restaurant Best Japanese Restaurant Best Korean Restaurant Best Mediterranean Restaurant Best Mexican Restaurant Best Middle Eastern Restaurant Best New Restaurant Best Outdoor Dining Best Peruvian Restaurant Best Place For Brunch Best Place To Dine Before A Show Best Place to Get a Burger Best Place to Get Late-Night Eats Best Place to Get Pizza Best Polish Restaurant Best Portuguese Restaurant Best Pub Food Best Puerto Rican Restaurant Best Restaurant For Desserts Best Restaurant Overall Best Restaurant With a Water View Best Ribs / BBQ Best Romantic Restaurant Best Seafood Restaurant Best Soul Food Best Spanish Restaurant Best Steakhouse Best Sushi Best Thai Restaurant Best Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurant Best Vietnamese Restaurant Best Waitstaff Choose Category Best Adult Boutique Best Athletic Apparel or Equipment Best Bike Shop Best Clothing Boutique Best Consignment Store Best Eyewear Store Best Jewelry Store Best Local Clothing Shop - Men's Best Local Clothing Shop - Women's Best Shoe Store Best Thrift Store Best Vape Shop Best Vintage Furniture Choose Category Best Art Gallery Best College/University Performing Arts Center Best Comedy Venue Best Community Theater Co. Best Local Arts Organization Best Movie Theater Best Museum Best Performing Arts Center Best Professional Theater Co. Best Theater Venue Copyright © 2018, CT Now