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Best of Silicon Valley 2006:
Intro | The Short List | Campbell | Cupertino | Gilroy and Morgan Hill | Los Gatos | Milpitas | Mountain View | Palo Alto and Menlo Park | San Jose | Santa Clara | Saratoga | Sunnyvale | Willow Glen | Readers' Choice—Food & Sustenance | Readers' Choice—Love & Romance | Readers' Choice—Arts & Culture | Readers' Choice—Shopping & Services


Best of Silicon Valley 2006

Readers' Choice—Arts & Culture


Best Place to Look at Art
Anno Domini 366 S. First St., San Jose
Runners-up: Downtown San Jose; San Jose Museum of Art 110 S. Market St., San Jose


Best Local Festival
San Jose Jazz Festival
Runners-up: Campbell Oktoberfest; Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival


Best Local Blog
Unrulyrus.com
Runners-up: Valleywag.com; Sanjoseinside.com


Best Art House Movie Theater
Camera 12 201 S. Second St., San Jose
Runners-up: Stanford Theatre 221 University Ave., Palo Alto
CinéArts Multiple locations


Best Mainstream Movie Theater
AMC Mercado 20 3111 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
Runners-up: Camera 7 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
CineLux Plaza 4 Theatre 2501 Winchester Blvd., Campbell


Best Video Arcade
Nickel City 1711 Branham Lane, San Jose
Runners-up: Dave and Buster's Great Mall, Milpitas
Golfland 976 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose


Best Open-Mic Night
Barefoot Coffee Roasters 5237 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
Runners-up: Blue Rock Shoot 14523 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
Britannia Arms Multiple locations


Best Local Theater Company
City Lights 529 S. Second St., San Jose
Runners-up: San Jose Repertory Theater 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose
TheatreWorks P.O. Box 50458, Palo Alto


Best Standup Comedy Venue
Improv Comedy Club 62 S. Second St., San Jose
Runners-up: Rooster T. Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
ComedySportz 288 S. Second St., San Jose


Best Local Winery
Ridge Vineyards 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino
Runners-up: J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines 1000 Lenzen Ave., San Jose
Testarossa Vineyards 300A College Ave., Los Gatos


Best Microbrewery
Gordon Biersch Multiple locations
Runners-up: Rock Bottom Brewery 1875 S. Bascom Ave #700, Campbell
Tied House 65 N. San Pedro St., San Jose


Best College Radio Station
KFJC-FM (89.7)
Runners-up: KSCU-FM (103.3)
KSJS-FM (90.5)


Best Local Jock
Audio Dru at KSJS-FM (90.5)
Runners-up: Greg Kihn at KFOX-FM (98.5)
Tony Sandoval at KISQ-FM (98.1)


Best New Bar/Club
Angels 400 S. First St., San Jose
Runners-up: Ugly's 1313B El Camino Real, Mountain View
Miami Beach Club 175 San Pedro Square, San Jose


Best Local Band
Kung Fu Vampire
Runners-up: Whiskey Avengers; Mystique


Best Ultra Lounge
Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge 99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
Runners-up: The Vault 81 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose
Buddha Lounge 251 Castro St., Mountain View


Best Strip Club
Kit Kat 907 E. Arques Ave., Sunnyvale
Runners-up: Pink Poodle 328 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose
Brass Rail 160 Persian Dr., Sunnyvale


Best Wine Bar
Unwined 6946 Almaden Expwy., San Jose
Runners-up: The Wine Cellar 50 University Ave. #180, Los Gatos
Uncorked 14500 Big Basin Way, Saratoga


Best Happy Hour
McCormick and Schmick's 170 S. Market St., San Jose
Runners-up: Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge 99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
Dave and Buster's Great Mall, Milpitas


Best Dance Club
Angels 400 S. First St., San Jose
Runners-up: Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge 99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
Buddha Lounge 251 Castro St., Mountain View


Best Sports Bar
Double D's 354 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
Runners-up: Coach's Sports Bar 2240 Winchester Blvd., Campbell
Scores 417 S. First St., San Jose


Best DJ Night
Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge 99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
Runners-up: Blank Club 44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose
Agenda 399 S. First St., San Jose


Best Karaoke
Seven Bamboo 162 Jackson St., San Jose
Runners-up: King of Clubs 893 Leong Dr., Mountain View
Woodham's Lounge 4475 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara


Best Pre-Sharks Game Spot
Tied House 65 N. San Pedro St., San Jose
Runners-up: Henry's World Famous Hi-Life 301 W. St. John St., San Jose
Britannia Arms Multiple locations


Best Jazz/Blues Club
JJ's Blues 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose
Runners-up: Unwined 6946 Almaden Expy., San Jose
Agenda Lounge 399 S. First St., San Jose


Best Latin/Salsa Club
Agenda Lounge 399 S. First St., San Jose
Runners-up: Miami Beach Club 175 San Pedro Square, San Jose
Hard Work Cafe 1620 Old Almaden Road, San Jose


Best Pub
Britannia Arms Multiple Locations
Runners-up: Katie Bloom's 369 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
Trials Pub 265 N. First St., San Jose


Best Cocktail Lounge
Paragon 211 S. First St., San Jose
Runners-up: Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge 99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
Cardiff Lounge 260 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell


Best Live Music Club
Blank Club 44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose
Runners-up: Number One Broadway 102B S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
Avalon 777 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara


Best Gay/Lesbian Bar
Splash 65 Post St., San Jose
Runners-up: Club Savoy 3546 Flora Vista Ave., Santa Clara
King of Clubs 893 Leong Dr., Mountain View


Best Margarita
Aqui Multiple locations
Runners-up: Puerto Azul 1072 Lincoln Ave., San Jose
Left at Albuquerque 1875 S. Bascom Ave. #550, Campbell


Best Place to Play
Pool South First Billiards 420 S. First St., San Jose
Runners-up: Santa Clara Billiards 4525 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
Campbell Billiards 1777 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell


Best Dive Bar
Caravan 98 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose
Runners-up: Cinebar 69 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
Dive Bar 78 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose


Best Place to Throw a Bachelorette Party
Sedusa 408.867.2224
Runners-up: Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge 99 San Fernando St., San Jose
Hotel Valencia 355 Santana Row, San Jose


Best Street for Bar Hopping
South First Street San Jose
Runners-up: Second Street San Jose
Santana Row San Jose



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