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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST BANKUnited Community Bank1900 West Iles Ave., 787-3000700 Stevenson Drive, 529-3000617 Bruns Lane, 787-3001A bank is a bank is a bank is a bank, right? Wrong. United Community Bank, as the name i...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST BLOODY MARYJP Kelly’s300 E. Adams St., 753-7933What goes into making a good Bloody Mary? JP Kelly’s likes to leave that up to the customer, which is surely one of the reasons they scored high...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST CROSSFIT GYMCapital City CrossFit1615 W. Jefferson, 726-3817On its Facebook page, the sole self-description of Capital City CrossFit (C3 to its friends) is “forging elite fitness.” While Cros...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST BAKERYBEST WEDDING CAKESIncredibly Delicious925 South Seventh St., 528-8548You no longer have to go to St. Louis or Chicago for good pastries and bread, and this year’s winner, Incredibly Delic...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST CHILDREN’S DANCE SCHOOLDance Creations Dance Studio1401 E. Cottonwood St., 529-TUTUDance Creations Dance Studio is a family-oriented dance studio offering a diverse menu of classes for all ages...
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BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITYLake Pointe Apartments1600 S. Toronto Road, 529-2900It’s sometimes difficult for renters to feel like they’re truly part of a community because they don’t own the place t...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE (SMALL)BEST PLACE TO DANCEBoondocksSince not-so-humble beginnings in 2013, this popular venue continues to pack ’em in, concentrating on touring, contemporary country bands, of...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
FOOD & DRINKBEST BBQSmokey Bones2660 South Dirksen Parkway, 528-6410There’s no shortage of BBQ joints in town, but this year, our readers have hand-picked Smokey Bones fare as the very best the...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am

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Illinois Times presents to you, proudly, one more time, the Best of Springfield, as determined by our readers and the friends BOS wannabes recruit to vote for them. We had more than 12,000 votes this year – the largest turnout ever – and 140 categories, a third more than ever before. Thanks to all the voters who worked through a long ballot. We always ask readers to vote local, and...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am

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 BEST GAY/LESBIAN BAR, BEST DANCE CLUBClub Station House306 East Washington St., 525-0438If you’re looking to cut a rug, Club Station House is the place to be. (In most circles, people just cal...


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