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Best new bar/club

Privilege UltraLounge
1650 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-253-7330

2nd Brillobox, Bloomfield
3rd Diesel, South Side

 

Best dance club

Matrix
Station Square, South Side, 412-261-2220

2nd Privilege UltraLounge, Strip District
3rd Diesel, South Side

 

Best all-ages club

Club Zoo
1630 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-201-1100

2nd Mr. Small's Funhouse & Theatre, Millvale
3rd Diesel, South Side

 

Best bar/club to see the beautiful people

Privilege UltraLounge
1650 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-253-7330

2nd TIE: Brillobox, Bloomfield / Firehouse Lounge, Strip District
3rd Diesel, South Side

 

Best bar/club to avoid hipsters

Jack Rose Bar
1121 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-3644

2nd St. James Place Tavern, South Side
3rd Privilege UltraLounge, Strip District

 

Best happy hour

Mad Mex
Various locations

2nd Rock Room, Polish Hill
3rd Nakama, South Side

 

Best lounge bar

Firehouse Lounge
2216 Penn Ave., Strip District, 412-434-1230

2nd Privilege UltraLounge, Strip District
3rd Soba Lounge, Shadyside

 

Best shot-n-beer bar

Jack Rose Bar
1121 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-3644

2nd Gooski's, Polish Hill
3rd Dee's Café, South Side

 

Best karaoke bar

TIE: Nico's Recovery Room (178 Pearl St., Bloomfield, 412-681-9562) / Tennyson Lodge (4797 Library Road, Bethel Park, 412-833-4442)

2nd Ryan's Pub, Regent Square
3rd Cappy's, Shadyside

 

Best bar to watch the big game

Sports Rock
1400 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-552-1000

2nd Buffalo Wild Wings, Monroeville & Robinson Town Center
3rd St. James Place Tavern, South Side

 

Best place to shoot pool

Shootz Café & Billiards
2305 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-488-3820

2nd Dee's Café, South Side

3rd Shooters, McKees Rocks

 

Best GLBT-friendly bar

5801 Video Lounge & Café
5801 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside, 412-661-56002nd Tuscany Café, South Side

3rd Spin Bartini & Ultralounge, Shadyside

 

Best indoor place to see a live band

Club Café
56 S. 12th St., South Side, 412-431-4950

2nd Mr. Small's Funhouse & Theatre, Millvale
3rd Diesel, South Side

 

Best outdoor place to see a live band

Post-Gazette Pavilion
Rt. 18 @ Rt. 22 West, Burgettstown, 724-947-7414

2nd Hartwood Acres, Allison Park
3rd Station Square, South Side

 

Best solo artist

Brad Yoder

2nd TIE: Cathasaigh / Joy Ike
3rd Bill Deasy

 

Best blues band

Jill West & the Blues Attack

2nd Blues Orphans
3rd Good Brother Earl

 

Best underground band

Aaralyn

2nd Tangerine
3rd School of Athens

 

Best pop/rock band

The Clarks

2nd School of Athens
3rd Good Brother Earl

 

Best tribute band

Bon Journey

2nd Velveeta
3rd Lez Zepplin

 

Best jazz band

Opek

2nd Dr. Zoot & the Suits
3rd Kenny Blake Trio

 

Best club DJ

Bill Bara

2nd Digital Dave
3rd DJ Zimmie

 

Best hip-hop performer(s)

Wiz Khalifa

2nd Grand Buffet
3rd Jack Wilson

 

Best visual artist

Chad is Rad

2nd Mary Turak
3rd N/A

 

Best small art gallery 

ModernFormations Gallery & Performance Space
4919 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-362-0274

2nd Wood Street Galleries, Downtown
3rd Space Gallery, Downtown

 

Best local stage production

City Theatre, "any production"
57 S. 13th St., South Side, 412-431-2489

2nd Quantum Theater, Billy the Kid
3rd Pittsburgh CLO, "any production"

 

Best dance company

Attack Theatre
4805 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-441-8444

2nd Dance Alloy, East Liberty
3rd Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Strip District

 

Best theater for film lovers

Regent Square Theater
1035 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square, 412-682-4111

2nd The Manor, Squirrel Hill
3rd Harris Theater, Downtown

 

Best place to take the kids for an afternoon

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
1 Wild Place, Highland Park, 412-665-3640

2nd Carnegie Science Center, North Side
3rd Pittsburgh Children's Museum, North Side

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