Monday, 18 May 2020 16:28

Best of the West 2020 Finalists

Written by  Revue Staff
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It's time for some results! We're announcing the finalists in each category of 2020's Best of the West readers poll.

Over the course of a month, we receieved more than 120,000 votes across 100 categories. Now, we're announcing which nominees placed in the TOP THREE of each category. If you see four nominees, that just means there's a tie! In August, we'll announce how all the finalists actually placed (first place, second place, etc.)

Tune into our Facebook every day this week, May 18-22, to see the finalists announced live at 4 p.m.

Here are the finalists we've revealed so far, in alphabetical order:


Best Kids Attractions Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Best Kids Attractions Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Best Kids Attractions John Ball Zoo
Best New Attraction (under 2 years) Fowling Warehouse
Best New Attraction (under 2 years) Grand Rapids Grand Prix
Best New Attraction (under 2 years) Wood Splitters Axe Throwing
Friends & Family Attraction Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Friends & Family Attraction Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Friends & Family Attraction John Ball Zoo
Legacy Attractions (long history of excellence) Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Legacy Attractions (long history of excellence) Grand Rapids Public Museum
Legacy Attractions (long history of excellence) John Ball Zoo
Museums Grand Rapids Art Museum
Museums Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Museums Grand Rapids Public Museum

Nightlife & Activities

Bar/Pub/Tavern Anchor Bar
Bar/Pub/Tavern Blue Dog Tavern
Bar/Pub/Tavern Buffalo Traders Lounge
Bar/Pub/Tavern Graydon's Crossing
Beer Bar 7 Monks Taproom
Beer Bar HopCat
Beer Bar Logan’s Alley
Bloody Mary Butcher's Union
Bloody Mary Rockwell/Republic
Bloody Mary The Winchester
Bloody Mary SpeakEZ Lounge
Bowling Clique Lanes
Bowling Northfield Lanes
Bowling Wengers Bowling Center
Casino Firekeepers Casino
Casino Gun Lake Casino
Casino Soaring Eagle
Happy Hour 7 Monks Taproom
Happy Hour Butcher's Union
Happy Hour Rockwell/Republic
Movie Theater AMC Grand Rapids 18
Movie Theater Celebration! Cinema North
Movie Theater Studio Park
Sports Bar Big E's Sports Grill
Sports Bar The Score
Sports Bar Uccello's Ristorante

Craft Beverages

Bourbon Eastern Kille Distillery - Straight Bourbon
Bourbon Long Road Distillers - Straight Bourbon
Bourbon New Holland Brewing - Beer Barrel Bourbon
Brewery Brewery Vivant
Brewery Founders Brewing Co.
Brewery Rockford Brewing Company
Cider Farmhaus Cider Co. - Brunch
Cider The Peoples Cider Co. - Ginger Adams
Cider Vander Mill - Totally Roasted
Cidery Farmhaus Cider Co.
Cidery The Peoples Cider Co.
Cidery Vander Mill
Craft Cocktails Buffalo Traders Lounge
Craft Cocktails Eastern Kille Distillery
Craft Cocktails Long Road Distillers
Craft Lager Bell's Brewery - Lager of the Lakes
Craft Lager Cedar Springs Brewing Co. - Küsterer Salzburger Märzen
Craft Lager Founders Brewing Co. - Solid Gold
Distillery Eastern Kille Distillery
Distillery Long Road Distillers
Distillery New Holland Brewing Co.
German Beer Cedar Springs Brewing Co. - Kusterer Dunkelweizen
German Beer Cedar Springs Brewing Co. - Kusterer Original Weissbier
German Beer Third Nature Brewing Co. - El Hefe
Gin Eastern Kille Distillery - Barrel Finished Gin
Gin Long Road Distillers - Michigin
Gin New Holland Brewing Co. - Knickerbocker Gin
IPA Bell's Brewery - Two Hearted Ale
IPA Founders Brewing Co. - All Day IPA
IPA Rockford Brewing Co. - Hoplust
Margarita Beltline Bar
Margarita Donkey Taqueria
Margarita Luna
New Brewery Alebird Taphouse & Brewery
New Brewery Arvon Brewing Co.
New Brewery Third Nature Brewing Co.
Sour Beer Brewery Vivant - Blood Orange & Cranberry
Sour Beer Founders Brewing Co. - Green Zebra
Sour Beer Speciation Artisan Ales - Incipient
Stout Founders Brewing Co. - Breakfast Stout
Stout Founders Brewing Co. - CBS
Stout Rockford Brewing Co. - Sheehan's Irish Stout
Vodka Coppercraft Distillery - Original Vodka
Vodka Long Road Distillers - Vodka
Vodka New Holland - Lake Life Vodka
Winery Fenn Valley Vineyards
Winery Hudsonville Winery
Winery St. Julian Winery


Bakery Cakabakery
Bakery Field and Fire
Bakery Nantucket Baking Company
BBQ Daddy Pete's
BBQ Slows Bar BQ
BBQ Two Scotts Barbecue
Breakfast Anna's House
Breakfast Real Food Cafe
Breakfast Wolfgang's
Brunch Lucy's Cafe
Brunch Rockford Brewing Company
Brunch SpeakEZ Lounge
Burgers Brewery Vivant
Burgers Rockford Brewing Company
Burgers Stella's Lounge
Chinese Blue Ginger
Chinese First Wok
Chinese Ming Ten
Coffee Biggby
Coffee Herman's Boy
Coffee Madcap
Desserts Amore Trattoria Italiana
Desserts Cakabakery
Desserts Martha’s Vineyard
Diner 76th Street Truckstop
Diner Choo Choo Grill
Diner Matchbox Diner & Drinks
Food Truck Daddy Pete's
Food Truck Patty Matters
Food Truck Underground Cookie Club
Fried Chicken Cousin's Tasty Chicken
Fried Chicken Forty Acres
Fried Chicken Hancock
Fries Brewery Vivant
Fries HopCat
Fries Rockford Brewing Company
Hot Dogs Blue Dog Tavern
Hot Dogs Corner Bar
Hot Dogs Yesterdog
Ice Cream/Frozen Treats Frosty Boy
Ice Cream/Frozen Treats Furniture City Creamery
Ice Cream/Frozen Treats Love's Ice Cream & Chocolate
Indian Bombay Cuisine
Indian Curry Kitchen
Indian Curry Leaf
Italian Amore Trattoria Italiana
Italian Bistro Bella Vita
Italian Osteria Rossa
Mediterranean Gita Pita
Mediterranean Le Kabob
Mediterranean Sheshco Grill
Mexican Donkey Taqueria
Mexican Lindo Mexico
Mexican Tacos El Cunado
Most Innovative Cuisine 40 Acres Soul Kitchen
Most Innovative Cuisine Amore Trattoria Italiana
Most Innovative Cuisine Rockford Brewing Company
New Restaurant (past 12 months) Kingfisher Restaurant and Deli
New Restaurant (past 12 months) Max’s South Seas Hideaway
New Restaurant (past 12 months) Third Nature Brewing Company
Pizza Brick Road Pizza
Pizza Harmony Brewing Eastown
Pizza The Mitten Brewing Co.
Pizza Vitale's on Leonard
Sandwich/Deli Cherry Street Deli
Sandwich/Deli Schnitz Deli
Sandwich/Deli Two Beards Deli
Seafood Fish Lads
Seafood Leo's Seafood Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Wikiwiki Poke Shop
Soup Auntie Cheetah's Soup Shop
Soup Electric Cheetah
Soup Uncle Cheetah's Soup Shop
Steak Brann's
Steak Butcher's Union
Steak The Chop House
Sushi Ando Sushi + Bar
Sushi Jaku Sushi
Sushi Maru Sushi
Thai Bangkok Taste
Thai Erb Thai
Thai Little Bangkok
Vegetarian/Vegan Menu Anna's House
Vegetarian/Vegan Menu Brick Road Pizza
Vegetarian/Vegan Menu Rockford Brewing Company
Wine List Amore Trattoria Italiana
Wine List Aperitivo
Wine List Reserve Wine & Food
Wings Mike's Wings
Wings Rockford Brewing Company
Wings Wing Doozy


Cover Band Brena
Cover Band Project 90
Cover Band Trixy Tang
Music Venue 20 Monroe Live
Music Venue The Intersection
Music Venue The Pyramid Scheme
Original Band Brena
Original Band Overdrive Orchestra
Original Band Trixy Tang
Solo Musical Artist Adrian Butler
Solo Musical Artist Billy Strings
Solo Musical Artist Chris Cranick
Vinyl Record Store Corner Record Shop
Vinyl Record Store Dodds Record Shop
Vinyl Record Store Vertigo Music

Services & People

Bank/Credit Union Adventure Credit Union
Bank/Credit Union Consumers Credit Union
Bank/Credit Union Lake Michigan Credit Union
Barber Shop Forest Hills Barber Shop
Barber Shop Henchmen House Barbershop
Barber Shop Rogue Haircut & Shave Parlour
Bartender Caitie Key - Blue Dog
Bartender Dan Dixon - Founders Brewing Co.
Bartender Taylor Price - Rockford Brewing Co.
Bed & Breakfast Lafayette House
Bed & Breakfast Peaches Bed & Breakfast
Bed & Breakfast The Shack
Chef Alexa Rocha - Butcher's Union
Chef Cameron Sauser - Rockford Brewing Co.
Chef Jenna Arcidiacono - Amore Trattoria Italiana
Dog Groomer Leah Bell - Eastown Veterinary
Dog Groomer Mallory Knight - Fido & Stitch
Dog Groomer Marian Ward King - Paw Place
Fitness Club/Gym Allegro
Fitness Club/Gym MVP
Fitness Club/Gym TriFit
Interior Designer Abby Manchesky - Abby M Interiors
Interior Designer Autumn Fuchs - Fuchsia Design
Interior Designer Jean Stoffer - Stoffer Design
Interior Designer Tylor Devereaux - Tylor Devereaux Interior Design
Law Firm Miller Johnson
Law Firm Varnum LLP
Law Firm Warner Norcross + Judd
Photographer Jake Orr
Photographer Katy Batdorff
Photographer Liv Lyszyk
Realtor Alison Glowinski - Mitten Real Estate
Realtor Pete Bruinsma - Grand River Realty
Realtor Santiago Gomez - Santiago Properties
Salon Chasing Vanity
Salon Cheeky Strut
Salon Meraki Salon
Spa Design 1 Salon Spa
Spa Salus Massage Therapy + Skin Care
Spa Wanderlux Beauty & Wellness Co.
Tattoo Shop Honest to Goodness Tattoo + Piercing
Tattoo Shop Mos Eisleys Tattoo Studio
Tattoo Shop Sovereign Arms Tattoo Co.
Vet/Animal Clinic Cascade Hospital for Animals
Vet/Animal Clinic Eastown Vet Clinic
Vet/Animal Clinic Family Friends Veterinary Hospital
Wedding Planner Abby Worth - Midtown Center
Wedding Planner Alyssa Ferguson - Fleurology Designs
Wedding Planner Elyse Riemersma - Posh Petals
Wedding Planner Jamie Kirby - Heyday Event Lab
Wellness Centers Sweet Nectar Shop
Wellness Centers Urban You
Wellness Centers Wanderlux Beauty & Wellness Spa
Yoga Studio AM Yoga
Yoga Studio Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse
Yoga Studio Kula Yoga


Antique Shop Bluedoor: A Home Collective
Antique Shop Eastown Antiques
Antique Shop Lost and Found Treasures
Athletic Goods Store Al & Bob's Sports
Athletic Goods Store Bill & Paul's Sporthaus
Athletic Goods Store Gazelle Sports
Beer/Wine/Liquor Store Martha's Vineyard
Beer/Wine/Liquor Store Rishi's International Beverage
Beer/Wine/Liquor Store Siciliano's Market
Bicycle Shop Freewheeler Bike Shop
Bicycle Shop Grand Rapids Bicycle Company
Bicycle Shop Rockford Bike Shop
Book Store Books & Mortar
Book Store Epilogue Books
Book Store Schuler Books & Music
Bridal Boutique Bianka Bridal
Bridal Boutique Bridal Elegance
Bridal Boutique Renee Austin Wedding
Butcher Byron Center Meats
Butcher Frank's Market
Butcher Louise Earl Butcher
Butcher Sobie Meats
Comic Book Store Tardy's Collectors Corner
Comic Book Store The Comic Signal
Comic Book Store Vault of Midnight
Florist Ball Park Floral & Gifts
Florist Eastern Floral
Florist Stem's Market
Gift Shop Art of the Table
Gift Shop Bailey and James
Gift Shop Rebel
Grocery Store Bridge Street Market
Grocery Store Horrocks Market
Grocery Store Kingma's Market
Health Food Store Fresh Thyme
Health Food Store Harvest Health
Health Food Store Horrocks Market
Hiking/Outdoor Gear Bill & Paul's Sporthaus
Hiking/Outdoor Gear Gazelle Sports
Hiking/Outdoor Gear Switchback Gear Exchange
Men's Clothing A.K. Rikk's
Men's Clothing Fitzgerald's Mens Store
Men's Clothing Woosah Outfitters
Pet Store Chow Hound
Pet Store Fido and Stitch
Pet Store V.I.Pets
Shopping District/Destination Downtown Holland
Shopping District/Destination Tanger Outlet
Shopping District/Destination Wealthy Street
Thrift/Consignment Shop New 2 You Consignment Shop
Thrift/Consignment Shop Rock Paper Scissors Consignment Boutique
Thrift/Consignment Shop Urban Exchange
Women's Clothing A.K. Rikk's
Women's Clothing Jade
Women's Clothing Lee & Birch
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