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BOO 2012

Music & Nightlife - Reader' Picks

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1ST Teege Braune, Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour, 745 Bennett Road, 407-893-9832, redlightredlightbeerparlour.com
2ND Josh Call, Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St., 407-999-2570, backbooth.com
3rd (tie) Bartender Brian, Lizzy McCormacks, 55 N. Orange Ave., 407-426-8007, lizzymccormacks.com
3rd (tie) Phil Longo, multiple locations

Best Craft Beer

1ST Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour, 745 Bennett Road, 407-893-9832, redlightredlightbeerparlour.com
2ND World of Beer, multiple locations, wobusa.com
3rd Frank & Stein's Eatery and Pub, 150 S. Magnolia Ave. 407-412-9230, frankandsteins.com

Best Dive Bar

1ST Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors, 1001 N. Mills Ave., 407-896-6975, wallysonmills.com
2ND Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., 407-898-5070, willspub.org
3rd Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour, 745 Bennett Road, 407-893-9832, redlightredlightbeerparlour.com

Best Drunken Hookup Bar

1ST Independent Bar, 70 N. Orange Ave., 407-839-0457, independentbar.net
2ND Bar-B-Q Bar, 64 N. Orange Ave., 407-648-5441
3rd The Lodge, 49 N. Orange Ave., 407-650-8786, downtownlodge.com

Best Gay Bar

1ST Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-425-7571, parliamenthouse.com
2ND Pulse, 1912 S. Orange Ave., 407-649-3888, pulseorlando.net
3rd Revolution, 375 S. Bumby Ave., 407-228-9900, revolutionorlando.com

Best Strip Club

1ST Dancer's Royale, 5221 E. Colonial Drive, 407-281-0120
2ND Rachel's, 401 Semoran Blvd., 407-767-2977; 8701 S. Orange Ave., 407-965-0992 rachels.com
3rd Diamond Club, 527 N. Semoran Blvd., 407-737-2130

Best Happy Hour

1ST Buffalo Wild Wings, multiple locations, buffalowildwings.com
2ND MoonFish, 7525 W. Sand Lake Road, 407-363-7262, fishfusion.com
3rd Elephant Bar, 4054 Conroy Road, 407-370-6412, elephantbar.com

Best Tap Room

Best of Orlando 2012
  • Local Color - Reader' Picks This year's Best of Orlando issue was written, edited, tallied, combined and compiled with the blood, sweat and tears of Marcus Griggs, Holly V. Kapherr, Faiyaz Kara... | 7/18/2012
  • Local Color - Staff Picks Gracing the cover of Orlando Weekly's 2012 Best of Orlando issue is no sweat, when you're Jose Melendez. Better known as Orlando's Mr. Gold, Melendez is the... | 7/18/2012
  • Goods & Services - Reader' Picks Best adult entertainment store 1st Fairvilla Megastore, 1740 N. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-425-6005; 7631 | 7/18/2012
  • Goods & Services - Staff Picks Nameplates! Doorknockers! Gucci bamboo hoops! Cuban links, herringbones, dookie ropes! Medallions! Dog tags! Caps and grills! On strictly utilitarian... | 7/18/2012
  • Food & Drink - Reader' Picks Best Caribbean 1st Bahama Breeze, multiple locations, bahamabreeze.com 2nd Mama Millie's, 12273 University Blvd., 407-382-3570, mamamillies.com | 7/18/2012
  • Food & Drink - Staff Picks Best attention-grabber beverage Beet & green apple juice from Café 118 | 7/18/2012
  • Music & Nightlife - Staff Picks If you're afraid of heights, stay away: Aptly named after its striking 180-degree view of downtown Orlando, this chic sanctuary sits at the top of Amway Center's... | 7/18/2012
  • Music & Nightlife - Reader' Picks Best Club DJ 1ST Baby Lac, @djbabylac 2ND Lemy Currey, facebook.com/lemycurrey 3rd Jimmy Joslin, facebook.com/JimmyJoslin | 7/18/2012
  • Arts & Culture - Reader' Picks Best Arts Event/Festival 1st The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival, orlandofringe.org 2nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, wpsaf.org 3rd Nude Nite Art Exposé, nudenite.com | 7/18/2012
  • Arts & Culture - Staff Picks Best public art that doubles as a weapon "Symphony," 1989, by Paul Marco Mennello Museum of American Art 900 East Princeton Street 407-246-4278 mennellomuseum.com If you've ever thought of an "ice knife" as the perfect murder weapon (it melts! No finger | 7/18/2012
  • Sports & Recreation - Reader' Picks Best billiards hall 1st Sportstown Billiards, 2414 E. Robinson St., 407-894-6258, sportstownbilliards.com 2nd Cue-Phoria Billiards and Café, 2050 Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, 321-972-1867, cuephoria.com 3rd Trick Shots Billiards, multiple locations | 7/18/2012
  • Sports & Recreation - Staff Picks First word we received about this Gaelic jumble of a sport was when Orlando Hurling Club hosted their Clash of the Ash tournament last September. | 7/18/2012
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