Vote for the BEST of the 2014 Boston A-List

Your votes determine the winners in 230 categories.

Top Boston A-List Nominees

Arts and Entertainment

More nominees ›
Arts and Entertainment 147 nominees
  • House of Blues, Arts and Entertainment, Concert Venue, Live Music Venue, 15 Lansdowne St Fenway/Kenmore Boston MA 02215

    1. House of Blues (Fenway/Kenmore)

    Nominee for: Best Concert Venue

    "Now that I'm getting older I really appreciate a venue where I can 1. sit comfortably if I choose to (without having to..."

  • Coolidge Corner Theatre, Arts and entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Movie theater, Indie Theater, Indie Cinema, Place to see Latino Stars, Museum, Theatre Group, 290 Harvard St Coolidge Corner Brookline MA 02446

    2. Coolidge Corner Theatre (Coolidge Corner)

    Nominee for: Best Indie Cinema

    "I've seen my share of movies here and I've never had a bad experience. Love that they have a night devoted to Big..."

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Art Gallery, 465 Huntington Avenue Mission Hill Boston MA 02115

    3. Museum of Fine Arts (Mission Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Museum

    "They haive the largest French impressionism collection in the Boston area, which is my favorite catagory of paintings..."

  • Kjeld Mahoney Photography, Wedding, Weddings, Arts and Entertainment, Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Art Gallery, 146 Front Street Scituate MA 02066

    4. Kjeld Mahoney Photography (Scituate, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Art Gallery

    "Kjeld is amazing! He was the photographer for our wedding - and two of my friends weddings. He is so amazingly..."

  • The Paint Bar, Arts and Entertainment, Art Instruction, 823 Washington Street Newtonville MA 02460

    5. The Paint Bar (Newtonville, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Art Instruction

    "Not ONLY BEST Art Gallery...Best FAMILY I've ever had the pleasure to have ever met in a family-oriented business..."

View more Arts and Entertainment nominees


More nominees ›
Auto 180 nominees
  • 1. ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers (Boston, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Car Wash

    "The ScrubaDub gang is phenomenal! They take such good care of my cars. Both the new Land Rover and the 13 year old..."

  • CitySide Subaru, Auto, Dealerships, 790 Pleasant St Belmont MA 02478

    2. CitySide Subaru (Belmont, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Auto Dealerships

    "Open on a Sunday which was great for me, I came in and test drove several cars and just a few hours later I was signing..."

  • A-Z Auto Center, Auto, Auto Repair, Auto Detailing, Repair, 1686 Commonwealth Ave Allston/Brighton Boston MA 02135

    3. A-Z Auto Center (Allston/Brighton)

    Nominee for: Best Auto Detailing

    "I been repairing all my cars there for the past 20 years. I love those guys, love the station, the location, dedication..."

  • A-Z Auto Center, Auto, Auto Repair, Auto Detailing, Repair, 1686 Commonwealth Ave Allston/Brighton Boston MA 02135

    4. A-Z Auto Center (Allston/Brighton)

    Nominee for: Best Auto Repair

    "I been repairing all my cars there for the past 20 years. I love those guys, love the station, the location, dedication..."

  • SoReal Sounds, Auto, Place to Pimp your Ride, 52 Montvale Ave Stoneham MA 02180

    5. SoReal Sounds (Stoneham, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Place to Pimp your Ride

    "are you a car enthusiast and very particular about your car? or have a high end car and don't want just anybody poking..."

View more Auto nominees

Beauty & Wellness

More nominees ›
Beauty & Wellness 495 nominees

View more Beauty & Wellness nominees


More nominees ›
Fitness 375 nominees

View more Fitness nominees


More nominees ›
Food 1546 nominees
  • undefined,undefined

    1. Tasty Burger (Fenway/Kenmore)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "Best place for a burger, fries and beer either before or after a Sox game. Great prices, amazing burgers and old time..."

  • Kane's Donuts, Food, Local Donut Shop, Bakery, 120 Lincoln Ave Saugus MA 01906

    2. Kane's Donuts (Saugus, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Local Donut Shop

    "Out of this world! And if you have been there in a while you gotta return! It seem imposible, but they get bettter n..."

  • Ristorante Marcellino, Great meals, Great Meals, Food, Italian, Place to Taste Sauce like Mom's, Mediterranean, Italian-Traditional, Barbecue, Italian-Nouveau , Italian - Traditional, 11 Cooper Street Waltham MA 02453

    3. Ristorante Marcellino (Waltham, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Italian - Traditional

    "True genuine Southern italian food, the Torcasio family make you feel at home, its a great place for family gatherings..."

  • Flour Bakery+Cafe, Specialty food, Specialty Food and Drink, Food, Bakery, Cafe, Reason to Cheat on your Diet, Breakfast Sandwich, Cupcakes, Sandwich  , Birthday Cakes, Brunch, Local Donut Shop, Place to Get Coffee, Coffee Shop, 1595 Washington St South End Boston MA 02118

    4. Flour Bakery+Cafe (South End)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "While a definite contributor to dietary struggles over the years, Flour's consistent quality, friendly staff and..."

  • 5. Chicken & Rice Guys (Back Bay)

    Nominee for: Best Food Truck

    "Help support my good friends Ian, Phil, and Jenny!! To see them go from nothing to A-List has been an inspiring story..."

View more Food nominees

Local Flavor

More nominees ›
Local Flavor 469 nominees
  • 1. Boston Duck Tours (Back Bay)

    Nominee for: Best City Tour

    "I love the Duck Tours. They also let me drive the boat once, an honor usually reserved for the closest 7-yr-old on the..."

  • Davis Square, Local Flavor, Neighborhood to Live, Neighborhood to Play, Neighborhood, Place to People Watch, Davis Square Davis Square Somerville MA 02144

    2. Davis Square (Davis Square)

    Nominee for: Best Neighborhood to Live

    "I love Davis Square. I'm a Tufts Alum so it was my second home. Great restaurant options with high end spots as well as..."

  • Photos for Cures, Local Flavor, Local Charity, Waltham MA 02451

    3. Photos for Cures (Waltham, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Local Charity

    "Please take a minute to vote for PHOTOS FOR CURES. My friend is a photographer and ALL which is 100% of her money from..."

  • Jack's Abby Brewing, Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 81 Morton Street Framingham MA 01702

    4. Jack's Abby Brewing (Framingham, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Local Brewery

    "JA's HU is an Epic Beer! Thanks for the quality beer, and the massive amount of tasty hoppiness... Hopefully you will..."

  • Saint Anthony's Feast, Local Flavor, Festival, 201-203 Endicott Street North End Boston MA 02113

    5. Saint Anthony's Feast (North End)

    Nominee for: Best Festival

    "This is a bucket list item if you've never been. Aside from the parade, bands, and food to die for, it is the Olympics..."

View more Local Flavor nominees

Local Media

More nominees ›
Local Media 179 nominees
  • 1. WERS 88.9 FM (Emerson) (Chinatown)

    Nominee for: Best College Radio Station

    "ERS is not only the best college radio stations, but one of the better radio stations in Boston. Always fun to see the..."

  • Sorboni Banerjee, Local Media, News Anchor, Boston, MA

    2. Sorboni Banerjee (Downtown)

    Nominee for: Best News Anchor

    "I would love to chit chat about her fabulous fashion and incredible whit, just like everyone else. However, I would..."

  • Sound of Boston, Local Media, Local Blog, Somerville MA

    3. Sound of Boston (Somerville, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Local Blog

    "Sound of Boston wrote that great "Midnight Snack" interview a while back. Vote for them !"

  • Eric Fisher, Local Media, Meteorologist, Financial District Boston MA

    4. Eric Fisher (Financial District)

    Nominee for: Best Meteorologist

    "I have been following Eric Fisher since he was a Meteorologist near my home town. He is not only very efficient and..."

  • one brass fox, Local Media, Fashion Blog, South Boston Boston MA 02111

    5. one brass fox (Leather District)

    Nominee for: Best Fashion Blog

    "As far as fashion in concerned, the one bras fox blog is so up-to-the-minute relevant and inspired. The information is..."

View more Local Media nominees


More nominees ›
Nightlife 364 nominees
  • Highland Kitchen, Nightlife, Food, Reason to Go out on Wednesday, Brunch, 150 Highland Ave Somerville MA 02143

    1. Highland Kitchen (Somerville, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar

    "The food is as outstanding as its jukebox, the likes of which cannot be touched by any other place."

  • The Druid, Nightlife, Irish Pub, Trivia Night, 1357 Cambridge St Inman Square Cambridge MA 02139

    2. The Druid (Inman Square)

    Nominee for: Best Irish Pub

    "The Druid has great food - I've tried the burgers, mussels, and a steak - all very tasty. Friendly service too. And..."

  • Sunset Grill and Tap, Nightlife, Food, Place for Beer Snobs, Burger, 130 Brighton Ave Allston/Brighton Allston MA 02134

    3. Sunset Grill and Tap (Allston/Brighton)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Selection

    "Every neighborhood should have a place like Sunset. They've got the biggest beer menu I have ever come across a huge..."

  • Paddy's Lunch, Nightlife, Dive Bar, 260 Walden St  Huron Village Cambridge  MA 02138

    4. Paddy's Lunch (Huron Village)

    Nominee for: Best Dive Bar

    "BEST ever. Who else would have a bloody mary waiting for me when I called to say I was heading over to grab some..."

  • Highball Lounge, Nightlife, Craft Cocktails, 90 Tremont Street Downtown Boston MA 02108

    5. Highball Lounge (Downtown)

    Nominee for: Best Craft Cocktails

    "Shaher and all the bartenders behind the bar not only make some of the best cocktails I've had but also give the place..."

View more Nightlife nominees

Parenting 101

More nominees ›
Parenting 101 119 nominees

View more Parenting 101 nominees


More nominees ›
Pets 231 nominees
  • The Pawsitive Dog, Pets, Dog Training , Boarding, Doggie Daycare, 274 Southampton Street Boston MA 02118

    1. The Pawsitive Dog (Boston, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Doggie Daycare

    "Esme is a mess. She is a wild 75 lbs rescue who didn't know how to walk on leash, go in a crate, ride in a car, play..."

  • The Pawsitive Dog, Pets, Dog Training , Boarding, Doggie Daycare, 274 Southampton Street Boston MA 02118

    2. The Pawsitive Dog (Boston, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Boarding

    "Esme is a mess. She is a wild 75 lbs rescue who didn't know how to walk on leash, go in a crate, ride in a car, play..."

  • Running The Pack, Pets, Dog Walker, Somerville MA

    3. Running The Pack (Somerville, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Dog Walker

    "Walked my pup from his first day with me to his last. I will be forever greatful for the amazing care provided by this..."

  • Boston Veterinary Clinic, Pets, Veterinarians, 363 Tremont Avenue Back Bay Boston MA 02116

    4. Boston Veterinary Clinic (Back Bay)

    Nominee for: Best Veterinarians

    "Dr. B goes above and beyond. He's the best vet resource that I've ever had and trust my baby boy Tycho with his life..."

  • Dog Willing, Pets, Dog Training , 2322A Massachusetts Ave. North Cambridge Cambridge MA 02140

    5. Dog Willing (North Cambridge)

    Nominee for: Best Dog Training

    "Adria is the the complete package - smart, reliable, practical, levelheaded, and great at communicating with dogs AND..."

View more Pets nominees


More nominees ›
Shopping 490 nominees
  • Harvard Book Store, Shopping, Bookstore, 1256 Massachusetts Ave Harvard Square Cambridge MA 02138

    1. Harvard Book Store (Harvard Square)

    Nominee for: Best Bookstore

    "Not all book stores are created equally. The Harvard Book Store has a great thing going with an unbeatable location..."

  • Persona Jewelry, Women's fashion, Fashion, Shopping, Accessories, Designer jewelry, Designer Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, 504 Commonwealth Avenue Fenway/Kenmore Boston MA 02215

    2. Persona Jewelry (Fenway/Kenmore)

    Nominee for: Best Fine Jewelry

    "If you are looking for one of a kind, don't look any further... When others are trying to sell you what they have on..."

  • 3. Ceri Boutique (Back Bay)

    Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique

    "Ceri Boutique has wonderful clothing, well designed and attractive. Tali and her mother Ellen are very helpful in..."

  • Dina K Photography, Shopping, Portrait Photography, 61 Endicott St.  Norwood MA 02062

    4. Dina K Photography (Norwood, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography

    "Great Photographer with an out of the box point of view. Dina has the ability to capture images that tell a story, and..."

  • 5. A Pocketful of Posies (Lexington, MA)

    Nominee for: Best Gift Shop

    "Attention to detail, amazing displays and great customer service makes Kristin's shop very special!! All her tasteful..."

View more Shopping nominees


More nominees ›
Weddings 525 nominees

View more Weddings nominees

2014 Boston A-List: Important Dates
Jun 2nd
Nominations Open
Jun 9th
Voting Begins
Jul 25th
Last Week of Voting
Aug 1st
Voting Ends
Aug 11th
Winners Announced
Get more from the Boston A-List
Arts and Entertainment
Beauty & Wellness
Local Flavor
Local Media
Parenting 101
Contest Tools
Business Owners
Past Winners
Top Voters
St. Patrick's Day Showdown
Ski Slope Showdown
Opening Day Fenway Challenge
St. Patrick's Day Showdown
Ski Slope Challenge
Best of the Blizzard Bash
French Fry Fiesta
FAQs / Help
Contest Rules
How it Works - Deals
CityVoter Blog
The Boston A-List is a contest featuring more than 4,735 local businesses competing to be named best. YOUR votes determine the outcome. Voting ends Friday, August 1st

Connect with Boston A-List