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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...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
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

Food and Drink Categories

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

Arts, Entertainment, Business and People Categories

 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...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 04:13 pm
BEST NEW BAND 2012BrushfireOur voters had impeccable taste in choosing this intensely hot country band, as this summer the group finished first in a national contest judged by country music industry h...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 04:12 pm
Welcome to BOSOften the news business takes us to the worst of Springfield, so we look forward every year to this edition, which brings you the best. In these pages, 72 of them this week, we celebrate...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 03:11 pm
RIP, CAITIE GIRLBest downtown dining. Most original menu. Best chef. Best-kept secret.And all gone.If there was a landslide winner in this year’s Best Of competition, it was Caitie Girl’s,...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 10:44 am
BEST BAND WITHOUT A CATEGORY Still Kick’nOh my goodness, the bull ran loose when no category for country band appeared in the 2011 Best of Springfield list. Immediately fans of Still Kick’...


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