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Besties have something for everyone

Besties have something for everyone

  • by by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 11, 2018

It's spring and that means it's time for LGBTQs to dust off their winter blahs and get ready for summer. It's also time for the Bay Area Reporter's annual readers' poll, featuring the community's favorite people, places, and things.

Besties, Services and Shopping: Readers pick their favorites

Besties, Services and Shopping: Readers pick their favorites

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 11, 2018

The Bestie winners in the Services and Shopping category.

Besties: Weddings & Destinations: Marshall's Beach takes top honor

Besties: Weddings & Destinations: Marshall's Beach takes top honor

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 11, 2018

This year's Besties winners in the weddings and destinations category.

Besties, Community: Castro sober space makes an impact

Besties, Community: Castro sober space makes an impact

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 11, 2018

The winners in the Besties Community category.

Best Sex in the Bay: 2018 edition finds familiar fun

Best Sex in the Bay: 2018 edition finds familiar fun

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 11, 2018

Looking for a hot sex toy, or a hot sex partner to play with? Here, listed for your sexual pleasure, are this year's winners in the Besties' hot and sexy sexual categories.

Besties Food: Take a bite of your favorite eateries

Besties Food: Take a bite of your favorite eateries

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 11, 2018

Out of the dozen categories in our dining Besties, only one has a different winner than last year (and many #1s are multi-year repeaters), our diagnosis? Reflux. Is this a sign of blind LGBT loyalty or of an oddly narrow palate?

Besties announced in Arts & Culture

Besties announced in Arts & Culture

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Apr 11, 2018

It's that time again when your old trusties at the Bay Area Reporter bestow the Besties, the reader's-choice LGBTQ Best of the Bay awards, for 2018.

Best Bars & Clubs: Your nightlife favorites fly their fun flags

Best Bars & Clubs: Your nightlife favorites fly their fun flags

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 11, 2018

One of the nicest things about the Besties is that it shows how vital our nightlife is in town. But don't just take the word of our readers for it. Along with the winners, check out the runners-up and run a contest of your own.