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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 304 nominees
  • 1. 99.5 WZPL Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best FM Radio Station

    "From the Smiley Morning Show to Kelly McKay in the afternoon, WZPL is far and away the best radio station in..."

  • The Children's Museum, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 3000 N Meridian St Indianapolis IN 46208

    2. The Children's Museum (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Museum

    "Not just for children anymore, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis manages to entertain everyone from the tiniest..."

  • Smiley Morning Show, Arts and Entertainment, Radio DJs, Meridian St Indianapolis IN 46217

    3. Smiley Morning Show (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Radio DJs

    "I love the Smiley Morning Show because it is always fun and upbeat. There is a great mix of banter, musical/celebrity..."

  • Indianapolis Zoo, Weddings, Arts and Entertainment, Venue, Family Fun, 1200 W Washington St Canal/White River Indianapolis IN 46222

    4. Indianapolis Zoo (Canal/White River)

    Nominee for: Best Family Entertainment

    "I looked at countless venues for my ceremony and reception and had almost booked before I looked up the wedding garden..."

  • The Historic Artcraft Theatre, Arts and Entertainment, Theater, 57 N Main St Franklin IN 46131

    5. The Historic Artcraft Theatre (Franklin, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Theater

    "An evening at the Artcraft is always something special. It is so wonderful to get to see truly great movies as they..."

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Auto

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Auto 377 nominees

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Beauty & Wellness

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Beauty & Wellness 688 nominees
  • G. Michael Salon, Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Hair Salon, Hair Color, Day Spa, Barber, Waxing, 16095 Prosperity Drive Noblesville IN 46060

    1. G. Michael Salon (Noblesville, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "G. Michael Salon is by far the best salon in Indianapolis. I have been to countless salons in Indy and they do not..."

  • G. Michael Salon, Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Hair Salon, Hair Color, Day Spa, Barber, Waxing, 16095 Prosperity Drive Noblesville IN 46060

    2. G. Michael Salon (Noblesville, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Waxing

    "G. Michael Salon is by far the best salon in Indianapolis. I have been to countless salons in Indy and they do not..."

  • G. Michael Salon, Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Hair Salon, Hair Color, Day Spa, Barber, Waxing, 16095 Prosperity Drive Noblesville IN 46060

    3. G. Michael Salon (Noblesville, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Color

    "G. Michael Salon is by far the best salon in Indianapolis. I have been to countless salons in Indy and they do not..."

  • Monicure Palace Nail Spa, Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Manicure and Pedicure, Day Spa, Massage, Tattoo and Piercing, 845 E. 65th Street Broad Ripple Indianapolis IN 46220

    4. Monicure Palace Nail Spa (Broad Ripple)

    Nominee for: Best Manicure and Pedicure

    "Monica possesses a unique, unparalled skill unlike I've never experienced prior to becoming a customer of hers. She..."

  • Studio-B-Tattooing, Beauty & Wellness, Tattoo and Piercing, 3016 South Washington Street Marion IN 46953

    5. Studio-B-Tattooing (Marion, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing

    "Only gotten tattooed by Roger price I'm sure everyone else is exceptional but he is awesome made me want even more..."

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 429 nominees
  • Café Patachou, Cheap Eats, Great Meals, Breakfast, French, Romantic Restaurant, Sandwich Shop, Healthy Lunch, 4911 N Pennsylvania St Indianapolis IN 46205

    1. Café Patachou (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Breakfast

    "OMG!!! This has got to be the BEST café in America! I LOVE Patachou and for me their food has been consistent since..."

  • Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, Cheap Eats, Pizza, Sandwich Shop, Diner, Barbecue, Burger, 5646 E Washington St Irvington Indianapolis IN 46219

    2. Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza (Irvington)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "Was just here for the first time last week with my family while visiting home after a few long years away... I HAD..."

  • 3. Penn Station East Coast Subs (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop

    "We like the freshness of their subs and their bread is wonderful. Like the seasonings they use on their fries and..."

  • City Barbeque, Cheap Eats, Barbecue, Sandwich Shop, 7863 U.S. 31 Indianapolis IN 46227

    4. City Barbeque (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Barbecue

    "Their smoked chicken is our favorite, but the pork & beef are great too as well as the sides. It is so great to find..."

  • 5. Bru Burger Bar (Chatham Arch)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "Hands down, the best burger I've ever had in my life was the garlic cheddar burger at Bru burger. That and a strawberry..."

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Fashion

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Fashion 260 nominees
  • 1. Distinctive Diamonds (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry

    "Absolutely the best experience I could have asked. Being 21 I figured I wouldn't be taken seriously. But that's the..."

  • 2. Stout's Footwear (Mass Ave)

    Nominee for: Best Shoes

    "LOVE this place! They make sure to measure your feet to get the perfect fit. I have a hard time finding shoes that fit..."

  • Utterly Pink, Inc, Fashion, Women's Boutique, 839 E Westfield Blvd Indianapolis IN 46220

    3. Utterly Pink, Inc (Broad Ripple)

    Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique

    "This is one of Indy's best kept secrects... They have a high fashion look but their prices are reasonable. The sales..."

  • 4. Busby Eye Care (Westfield, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Eyewear

    "Dr. Busby spends extra time, does extra testing that other eye doctors missed with my eyes. For the 1st time I have..."

  • Between Friends, Fashion, Resale Clothing, 5151 W. U.S. 52 New Palestine IN 46163

    5. Between Friends (New Palestine, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Resale Clothing

    "Okay where do I even begin?! First the store! Let me just say the women who own the store have a fabulous and I mean..."

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Fitness

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Fitness 444 nominees
  • Indy Cycle Specialist, Health and Fitness, Bike Shop, 5804 E Washington St Irvington Indianapolis IN 46219

    1. Indy Cycle Specialist (Irvington)

    Nominee for: Best Bike Shop

    "I couldn't think of a better use for the old Richard Bennett furniture shop that I used to walk past every day on my..."

  • 2. Dance Connection (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Dance Studio

    "This is the BEST studio for your kids TRUST me. My Daughter is 20 and has been here from the age of 3. WE as a family..."

  • 3. Peak Performance Fitness (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Gym

    "Moved to the Indy area about 4 months ago. Joined LA Fitness thinking I would be fine with training there. Its a nice..."

  • 4. Krav Maga Worldwide Indianapolis (Fishers, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Martial Arts

    "Great poitive professional experience. The staff is well trained in the development of children, relating to..."

  • Gym41, Health and Fitness, Fitness, Boot Camp, Personal Trainers, 5315 W 86th St Indianapolis IN 46268

    5. Gym41 Bootcamp (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Boot Camp

    "I love the environment here. You are pushed and encouraged to do your personal best and not in competition with others..."

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 426 nominees
  • 1. P.F. Chang's China Bistro (Wholesale District)

    Nominee for: Best Chinese

    "I was a fan of PF Changs but my last visit was horrible. We were placed at the big table outside of the restaurant (in..."

  • Mama Carolla's Old Italian, Great Meals, Italian, Romantic Restaurant, Mexican, 1031 E 54th St Indianapolis IN 46220

    2. Mama Carolla's Old Italian (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "Mama Carolla's is very special to me and my fiancé. It has always been our first choice for date night and is where my..."

  • La Margarita, Great Meals, Mexican, 9435 N Meridian St Indianapolis IN 46260

    3. La Margarita (Fountain Square)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "La Margarita is not your typical rice and bean dispensary. The fare is geared towards those with a more discriminating..."

  • 4. St. Elmo Steak House (Wholesale District)

    Nominee for: Best Steakhouse

    "I just don't understand the appeal of this place. Granted, what they have done in amidst all the high end steak chains..."

  • MCL Restaurant & Bakery, Great Meals, Specialty Food and Drink, Weddings, Traditional American, Bakery, Caterer, 86th St & Township Line Rd / 2370 West 86th St. Indianapolis IN 46260

    5. MCL Restaurant & Bakery (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Traditional American

    "Love this place!!! I took the kids to MCL when they were little, but the grew up and thought that they were "too cool..."

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Home and Garden

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Home and Garden 342 nominees

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Nightlife

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Nightlife 228 nominees
  • The Rathskeller, Nightlife, Beer Selection, Live Music Venue, 401 E Michigan St Indianapolis IN 46204,The Rathskeller, Nightlife, Beer Selection, Live Music Venue, 401 E Michigan St Indianapolis IN 46204,The Rathskeller, Nightlife, Beer Selection, Li

    1. The Rathskeller (Mass Ave)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Selection

    "The Rathskeller should not only be in Beer Selection, but best Venue for Night Life, Food, Party Venue, catering etc..."

  • Kilroy's Bar N' Grill, Nightlife, Sports Bar, Brewpub, 201 S Meridian St Downtown  Indianapolis IN 46225,Kilroy's Bar N' Grill, Nightlife, Sports Bar, Brewpub, 201 S Meridian St Downtown  Indianapolis IN 46225

    2. Kilroy's Bar N' Grill (Wholesale District)

    Nominee for: Best Sports Bar

    "Best location (between Conseco and Lucas Oil) Best ambiance (40+ flat screen TVs) Best breadsticks on the planet!"

  • Klipsch Music Center, Nightlife, Live Music Venue, 12880 East 146th Street  Noblesville, IN

    3. Klipsch Music Center (Noblesville, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue

    "Only voting for this cause the Vogue is first place and the parking at that venue is a pain. That and I've only..."

  • Manley's Irish Mutt, Nightlife, Neighborhood Bar, 7041 E 10th St  Indianapolis, IN 46219

    4. Manley's Irish Mutt (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar

    "Manley's Irish Mutt is the best neighborhood bar in town...Great food...Great Owners...Smoke Free and people have a..."

  • Black Acre Brewpub, Nightlife, Brewpub, 5632 E Washington St Irvington Indianapolis IN 46219,Black Acre Brewpub, Nightlife, Brewpub, 5632 E Washington St Irvington Indianapolis IN 46219,Black Acre Brewpub, Nightlife, Brewpub, 5632 E Washington St Irv

    5. Black Acre Brewing Co. (Irvington)

    Nominee for: Best Brewpub

    "Not only do they serve THEIR beer, they also have approx. 20 guest taps, including beverages such as cider. For those..."

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Pets

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Shopping

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Shopping 471 nominees

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 265 nominees
  • Longs Bakery, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery Donuts, 1453 N Tremont St Indianapolis IN 46222 2301 E. Southport Road Indianapolis IN 46227

    1. Long's Bakery (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "Nothing compares to Long's Bakery, maybe tied with Roselyn Bakeries but didnt Roselyn Bakery have bug problems due to..."

  • The Flying Cupcake, Specialty Food and Drink, Cheap Eats, Bakery, Cupcakes, Food Truck, 5617 N Illinois St Butler-Tarkington Indianapolis IN 46208

    2. The Flying Cupcake (Butler-Tarkington)

    Nominee for: Best Cupcakes

    "As someone who isn't all that crazy about sweets, what really got me to go in was the aesthetics. I love anything..."

  • Sundae's Homemade Ice Cream & Coffee, Specialty Food and Drink, Ice Cream Shop, Coffee Shop, Chocolate, FroYo, 9922 E 79th St Indianapolis IN 46256

    3. Sundae's Homemade Ice Cream & Coffee (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop

    "I have pictures of me from when I was little with an ice cream cone from Sundaes in my hand, and I have been going..."

  • SoHo Cafe & Gallery, Specialty Food and Drink, Coffee Shop, 620 S Rangeline Rd Carmel IN 46032

    4. SoHo Cafe & Gallery (Carmel, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop

    "This cafe has GREAT tomatoes. All of their meals are beautifully prepared, and tomatoes are just about in every one..."

  • Longs Bakery, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery Donuts, 1453 N Tremont St Indianapolis IN 46222 2301 E. Southport Road Indianapolis IN 46227

    5. Long's Bakery (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Donuts

    "Nothing compares to Long's Bakery, maybe tied with Roselyn Bakeries but didnt Roselyn Bakery have bug problems due to..."

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Weddings

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Weddings 870 nominees
  • Classic Cakes, Weddings, Specialty Food and Drink, Cakes, Bakery, Cupcakes, 1752 E 116th St Carmel IN 46032

    1. Classic Cakes (Carmel, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Cakes

    "Simply put - the best cake I have ever put in my mouth! And they are a JOY to work with!! I ordered a surprise groom's..."

  • LemonWheel, Weddings, Music, Indianapolis IN 46220

    2. LemonWheel (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Music

    "Lemonwheel is a variety band that caters to people of many interests and walks-of-life. The band is very dance..."

  • Conforti Photography, Weddings, Photographer, Wedding Planner, 12550 Old Meridian St Carmel IN 46032

    3. Conforti Photography (Carmel, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Photographer

    "Cassie is without a doubt, the real deal when it comes to photography. Browse her website gallery for just a minute..."

  • Jacks Von Liria Cosmetics, Weddings, Hair & Make-Up, 1701 N Delaware Street  Herron-Morton Place Indianapolis IN 46202

    4. Jacks Von Liria Cosmetics (Herron-Morton Place)

    Nominee for: Best Hair & Make-Up

    "Jacks has styled a couple of my shoots and did the make up for my own wedding. I am a wedding photographer so I am..."

  • 5. Love's Reel (Indianapolis, IN)

    Nominee for: Best Videographer

    "Professional, friendly and affordable videography company. I've had the privilege to work with these guys in the past..."

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