Best of Chicago 2013: Readers’ Choices

Hundreds of you weighed in on a recent poll on Chicagomag.com, and we’re sharing your wisdom.

Best Barbecue
 
32% Real Urban Barbecue
28% Smoque BBQ
8% Twin Anchors
7% Fat Willy’s Rib Shack
9% Other
Best Bookstore
 
34% Book Cellar
19% Quimby’s
16% Unabridged Bookstore
11% Book Stall
20% Other
Best bookstore (used)
 
38% Myopic Books
16% Uncharted Books
14% After-Words
12% Gallery Bookstore
20% Other
 
Best Butcher
 
31% Paulina Market
29% Publican Quality Meats
16% Gene’s Sausage Shop & Delicatessen
11% Butcher & Larder
13% Other
Best deep-dish
 
37% Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
30% Pequod’s Pizza
15% Giordano’s
7% Pizzeria Uno
11% Other
Best doughnut
 
40% Doughnut Vault
14% Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee
10% Dat Donut
10% Glazed and Infused
26% Other
Best Iconic Bar
 
31% Billy Goat Tavern
22% Old Town Ale House
17% Emmit’s Irish Pub
16% Green Door Tavern
14% Other
Best Party Venue for Kids
 
40% Windy City Fieldhouse
20% Pump It Up
17% Sky High
8% Goldfish Swim School
15% Other
Best place to get a massage
 
28% Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
19% Urban Oasis
19% Peninsula Spa by Espa
11% Allyu
23% Other
Best Record Shop
 
44% Reckless Records
19% Permanent Records
13% Laurie’s Planet of Sound
9% Dusty Groove
15% Other
Best tv show set in Chicago
 
28% Chicago Fire
25% Shameless
15% The Good Wife
12% Hardcore Pawn: Chicago
20% Other
Best wine shop
 
55% Binny’s Beverage Depot
14% Perman Wine Selections
9% Wine Discount Center
7% Schaefer’s
15% Other

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