The Winners Of The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards Are Here – Louisville Eccentric Observer


Its back. The highlight of awards season. The most cutthroat competition in the land. The most anticipated listicle of the year. No, were just joking around Readers Choice is just about fun and highlighting local people, places and businesses. And, in a time where theres been a lot of struggle and setbacks, we hope that this issue helps drive spending to new places, pumping money into the local economy. So, scan through how your fellow readers voted, but mostly use this list to make plans. Find a new favorite spot, artist, album or dozens of other possibilities. Then open up your wallet and spend some money.

Best Body Piercing1. Tattoo Charlies2. Twisted Images3. Artfully Insane

Best Brow/Lashes Studio1. Dollface2. Clique3. Body & Brow Boutique

Best Barbershop1. Derby City Chop Shop2. Handsome Fellows3. Gentlemans Cut

Best Day Spa1. CaloSpa2. Weightless Float Center3. Lou Well Spa

Best Hair Salon1. Under the Dryer2. Trim NuLu3. Teaz Salon

Best Nail Salon1. American Nails2. Nail Box3. Majestic Nails

Best Tanning Studio1. Sun Tan City2. Clique3. The Glow Mother

Best Tattoo Studio1. Tattoo Charlies2. Mama Tried3. Hornets Nest

Best Tattoo Artist1. Boomer Johnston, Hornets Nest2. Lyndi Lou, Mama Tried3. Travis King, Prophecy Ink

Best Waxing Studio1. Clique2. European Wax Center3. Jeeka Does It

Best Art Gallery (That Is Not A Museum)1. Tim Faulkner Gallery2. B. Deemer3. Revelry Boutique Gallery

Best Local Album in 20201. Carly Johnson Carly Johnson2. Prodigy Tha Kid 100503. Dystorchestra Dues Ex Machina, Pt. 1

Best Local Song in 20201. Prodigy Tha Kid Modelo2. Faif Fallen Tears3. Jameron Venture

Best Band/Musician Performing Original Music1. Piper Madison 2. Electric Garden3. Prodigy Tha Kid

Best Cover Band1. Most Wanted 2. The Rumors3. The Juice Box Heroes

Best Local Comedian1. Austin Baker 2. Mandee McKelvey3. Mack Dryden

Best Place to See Comedy1. Planet of the Tapes2. The Caravan Comedy Club3. The Bards Town

Best Drag Performer1. Aubrey Jae 2. Umi Naughty3. Gilda Wabbit

Best Karaoke Bar1. NoraeBar2. Akikos Karaoke Club3. The Merryweather

Best Live Music Venue1. Headliners Music Hall2. The Louisville Palace3. Zanzabar

Best Live Theater Venue1. Actors Theatre of Louisville2. Kentucky Performing Arts3. Derby Dinner

Best Improv Troupe1. Louisville Improvisors 2. The Indicators3. The Hystericals

Best Movie Theater1. Baxter Avenue Theatres Filmworks2. Xscape Theatres 3. Cinemark Tinseltown

Best Museum (That Is Not A Gallery)1. Speed Art Museum2. Frazier History Museum3. KMAC Museum

Best Outdoor Art Show1. St. James Court Art Show2. Cherokee Triangle Art Fair3. UnFair

Best Performing Arts Group1. Kentucky Shakespeare2. Louisville Orchestra3. Chicken Coop Theatre Co.

Best Photographer1. Jon Cherry2. Andrew Kung3. Destiny Robb

Best Theater Production (between September and March 2020)1. The Wizard of Oz Act Louisville2. Grey Gardens Chicken Coop Theatre Co.3. Shakespeare in the Park

Best Videographer1. Kyle Gordon, Best Dad Media2. Jesse See Tai3. Louisville Bluegrass Photography

Best Visual Artist1. John Brooks2. Guinever Smith3. Teri Dryden

Best Cycling Studio1. CycleBar Middletown2. The Jewish Community Center3. CycleBar St. Matthews

Best Dentist1. Mortenson Family Dental2. Davis Dental3. Anthony M. Zangari

Best Doctor1. Dr. Clayton Smith UofL Physicians2. Dr. Katherine Dotson Norton Health3. Dr. Terry Weiss Baptist Health

Best Gym/Fitness Club1. Derby City Crossfit2. Title Boxing Club3. Orangetheory

Best Massage1. Massage on Mellwood2. Derby City Massage3. Sea of Tranquility

Best Mental Health Provider1. Bridge Counseling and Wellness2. Behavioral Wellness Clinic3. Kevin Snellen

Best Personal Trainers1. Orangetheory Highlands2. Title Boxing Club3. Body Sculptors

Best Pilates Studio1. Lowber Pilates2. Studio Pilates3. Wild & Woolly Pilates

Best Place To Buy CBD Products1. 502 Hemp2. One Love Hemp Dispensary3. 7 Leaf

Best Place To Buy Edibles1. One Love Hemp Dispensary2. 502 Hemp3. 7 Leaf

Best CDB Oil1. Bickett and Boone Cornbread Mafia2. 502 Hemp3. Essentially Hemp

Best Yoga Studio1. Bend and Zen Hot Yoga2. YogaSt83. 502 Power Yoga

Best Yoga Teacher1. Meredith Conroy Bend and Zen Hot Yoga2. Abica Dubay Yogast83. Carrie Irwin Bwnd and Zen Hot Yoga

Best Apartment Complex1. Amp Apartments2. Germantown Mill Lofts3. Main & Clay

Best Place For An Event/Party1. Mellwood Art Center2. PG&Js Dog Park Bar3. Speed Art Museum

Best Farmers Market1. Douglass Loop2. St. Matthews3. Bardstown Road

Best Flea Market1. Fleur de Flea2. Flea Off Market3. Birdie & Vis Fleatique

Best Reuse Of A Historic Building1. Angels Envy2. Noche Mexican BBQ3. Colonial Gardens

Best Place For Free Entertainment1. Waterfront Park/Waterfront Wednesdays2. Kentucky Shakespeare at Central Park3. Planet of the Tapes

Best Neighborhood1. The Highlands2. Clifton3. Germantown

Best Park1. Cherokee Park2. The Parklands of Floyds Fork3. Iroquois Park

Best Place To Take your Dog1. PG&Js Dog Park Bar2. Cherokee Park3. The Parklands Dog Park

Best Place To Take Kids In The Summer1. Louisville Zoo2. The Jewish Community Center3. Kentucky Kingdom

Best Place To Swim1. Lakeside Swim Club2. The Jewish Community Center3. Turners

Best Place To Play Soccer1. Mockingbird Valley Sports Complex2. Lynn Family Stadium3. Seneca Park

Best Senior Living Community1. Masonic Home2. Atria3. Episcopal Church Home

Best Adult/Erotic Store1. Cirillas2. Love Boutique3. Adam & Eve

Best Antique Store1. Middletown Peddlers Mall2. Fleur de Flea3. Mellwood Antiques & Interiors

Best Bicycle Shop1. Parkside Bikes2. Schellers Fitness & Cycling3. Middletown Cycling

Best Chocolate/Candy Shop1. Muths Candies2. Sweet Spot3. Art Eatables

Best Car Dealer1. Neil Huffman Automotive Group2. Oxmoor Auto Group3. Bob Hook

Best Womens Clothing Boutique1. Dot Fox Clothing Culture2. Electric Indigo3. Work the Metal

Best Mens Clothing Boutique1. Him Gentlemans Boutique2. The Capsule3. Evolve

Best Comic Book Shop1. Pops2. The Great Escape3. Heroes Comics and Gaming

Best Consignment Shop1. Sassy Fox2. Fat Rabbit3. Margarets Fine Consignments

Best Furniture Store1. Bliss Home2. Molly Monkey Kids3. Green Collar Studio

Best Instrument Shop1. Doo Wop Shop2. Guitar Emporium3. Moms Music

Best Jewelry Story1. Koerbers Fine Jewelry2. Davis Jewelers3. Lackadazee

Best Liquor Store1. Old Town Wine & Spirits2. Total Wine & More3. Westport Whiskey & Wine

Best Store for Bourbon1. Westport Whiskey & Wine2. Old Town Wine & Spirits3. Total Wine & More

Best Local Bookstore1. Carmichaels Bookstore2. Half Price Books3. Barnes & Noble

Best Local Hardware Store1. Oscars Hardware2. Keiths Hardware3. Brownsboro Hardware

Best Local Health Food Store1. Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets2. Whole Foods3. Seeds & Greens

Best Local Record Store1. Guestroom Records2. Better Days Records3. Matt Anthonys Record Shop

Best Local Wine Shop1. The Wine Rack2. Total Wine & More3. Old Town Wine & Spirits

Best New Store/Business1. Birdie & Vis Fleatique2. The Capsule3. Petals

Best Outdoor Sporting Goods Store1. Quest Outdoors2. Dicks Sporting Goods3. Cabelas

Best Pet Shop1. Feeders Supply2. Sandys Pet Shop3. Bourbon City Barkery

Best Skate Shop1. Home Skateshop2. Tiny Sk8Shop Riot Skate Park3. Asylum Xtreme

Best Head Shop1. Electric Ladyland2. Puff Puff Pass3. Trippys Smoke Shop

Best Tobacco Store1. Coxs Smokers Outlet2. J Shepherd3. Kremers Smoke Shop

Best Place To Buy A Plant1. Forage2. Mahonia3. Petals

Best Place To Buy Vape Products1. One Love Hemp Dispensary2. 502 Hemp3. Vapor Lab

Best Vintage Clothing Store1. The Nitty Gritty2. The Capsule3. Fat Rabbit

Best Place To Buy A Unique Gift1. Work the Metal2. LOUaBULL3. Revelry

Best Advertising Agency1. An Agency2. Mightily3. Think Tank

Best Local Bank1. Republic Bank2. Citizens Union Bank3. Stock Yards Bank And Trust

Best Credit Union1. Park Community Credit Union2. L&N Federal Credit Union3. Commonwealth Credit Union

Best Dry Cleaner1. Highland Cleaners2. Nu-Yale Cleaners3. Evergreen

Best Grocery Store1. Kroger2. Trader Joes3. ValuMarket

Best Hotel1. 21c Museum Hotel2. Omni Louisville Hotel3. Hotel Distil

Best Interior Designer1. Barry Wooley2. Reflections of You By Amy3. Leslie Lewis & Assoc.

Best Lawyer1. Hessig & Pohl2. Nick Neumann3. Reczek Law Office

Best Local Pet Grooming1. Bark Avenue2. The Groom Room3. Pawsitively Dogs Grooming

Best Mechanic1. Gates Automotive Service2. Tachyon Performance3. Reece Service Center

Best Place To Take Music Lessons1. Kentucky Arts Academy2. Moms3. Doo Wop Shop

Best PR Firm1. Debra Locker Group2. Pro Communications3. C2 Communications

Best Travel Agency1. Mint Julep Tours2. Vacation Experts3. My World Travel

Best Roofer1. Highland Roofing2. Ray Nolan3. Bone Dry

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