Best of the City 2013: Nominate Your Favorites Now

Vegas Seven’s fourth annual Best of the City competition is on! From the best mechanic to the best TV anchor hair, we want to recognize the things that make our city great, and we need your help. Now through June 25, tell us your picks in the categories below by leaving a comment on this page, on our Facebook page, or by email at We’ll combine your choices with those of our staff and local experts to come up with the winners, which we’ll announce in a special double issue at the end of July.

The Categories:

Drink & Dining

  • Best Neighborhood Restaurant
  • Best Place to Buy Liquor
  • Best Pub
  • Best Happy Hour
  • Best Burger
  • Best Fries
  • Best “Old Vegas” Restaurant
  • Best Pizza
  • Best Octopus Dish
  • Best Fast-Food Restaurant

Culture & Community

  • Best Dog Park
  • Best Daytrip in Southern Nevada
  • Best Neighborhood
  • Best Preschool
  • Best Nonprofit
  • Best Downtown Green Space
  • Best Idea to Build on
  • Best Cultural Spot
  • Best Library
  • Best Housing Development Entryway


  • Best State Legislator
  • Best Unsung Public Official
  • Best Influence on Education
  • Best Las Vegas Role Model
  • Best Cosmetologist
  • Best Weatherman/Weatherwoman
  • Best Waiter/Waitress
  • Best Clergyperson
  • Best Activist

Businesses & Services

  • Best Mom-and-Pop Shop
  • Best Place to Watch the Rebels
  • Best Hotel Deal
  • Best Gym (non-chain)
  • Best Thrift Store
  • Best Casino Deal
  • Best Handyman
  • Best Shopping Mall
  • Best Mechanic/Auto Shop


  • Best Artist
  • Best Free Show
  • Best Broadway Production
  • Best Actor
  • Best Residency
  • Best Standup Act
  • Best Strip Headliner
  • Best Local Author
  • Best Vegas Reality Show Star

Health & Beauty

  • Best TV Anchor Hair
  • Best Workout
  • Best Competitive Race
  • Best Nail Salon
  • Best Swimwear Shop
  • Best Boutique
  • Best Dog Salon
  • Best Dentist
  • Best Grocery Shopping for Vegetarians
  • Best Hair Removal Salon


  • Best Nightclub Remake
  • Best After-Party
  • Best Go-Go Dancers
  • Best Las Vegas DJ
  • Best Cocktail Server
  • Best Superstar DJ
  • Best Night for Locals
  • Best Place to Dance Salsa
  • Best Country Bar


How did you come up with the categories?

We lean towards categories that reflect our city at this particular point in its development, and we try to avoid repeating from year to year. Want to suggest a category for next year? Tell us in the comments section below.

Wait, how do I make a nomination?

Leave your nomination in the comments section, post it on our Facebook page, or email it to Don’t forget to include the name of the category and a few words about how you made your choice.

OK, I’ve nominated my favorite local characters and hot spots. How will the winners be determined?

Vegas Seven staff will pick winners in each category based on our experience, reader nominations and the advice of local experts.

When do I find out who won?

Our Best of the City issue hits streets in July.

Are these all the categories?

Nope. Our team of local experts will be naming winners in a few surprise categories as well—watch the site for details in July.

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