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DJ AD
Photograph by George Sakkestad

Letter Perfect: DJ AD, one of the stars of our Bars & Clubs issue last June, won the nod as best Club DJ.

Best Music and Nightlife

A FEW READERS THOUGHT we were kidding when we asked about the Best Bathrooms (in a local club)--no doubt they couldn't get that scene from Trainspotting out of their minds. But after a few high-quality lemon drops (the drink, not the cough suppressant) at Clouds, the Red Room or Club Dakota, the little things do count for something.

For those who like their music straight, Palookaville led the way as the best All-Ages Venue in the area. Extra Large and ROBOTGOD rallied the troops to walk away with most of the prizes in the Local Band and Local CD categories. Considering the long haul and genuine track records, readers dubbed fixtures Bob Brozman, Oliver Brown and Robert Lowery the best of the best--and we heartily concur.

Best All-Ages Venue

GOLD
Palookaville
1133 Pacific Ave., SC
454.0600

SILVER
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Ave., SC
423.1336

BRONZE
Santa Cruz Vets Hall
846 Front St., SC
458.7110

Best Bar

GOLD
Club Dakota
1209 Pacific Ave., SC
454.9030

SILVER
Clouds Downtown
110 Church St., SC
429.2000

BRONZE
The Red Room
1003 Cedar St., SC
426.2994

Best Bartender

GOLD
Steve Ongman at Club Dakota
1209 Pacific Ave., SC
454.9030

SILVER
Chris Kelly at Poet & Patriot Irish Pub
320 Cedar St., SC
426.8620

BRONZE
Kim "Slim Shady" Cady
at Moe's Alley
1535 Commercial Way, SC
479.1854

Best Bathrooms (local club)

GOLD
Crow's Nest
2218 E. Cliff Dr., SC
476.4560

SILVER
Club Dakota
1209 Pacific Ave., SC
454.9030

BRONZE
Palookaville
1133 Pacific Ave., SC
454.0600

Best Cafe Scene

GOLD
Cafe Pergolesi
418 Cedar St., SC
426.1775

SILVER
Jahva House
120 Union St., SC
459.9876

BRONZE
Lulu Carpenter's
1545 Pacific Ave., SC
429.9804

Best Club DJ

GOLD
DJ AD (Wednesdays and Saturdays at Club Dakota)

SILVER
DJ Taylor (Wednesdays at Aptos Club, Fridays at Rosie McCann's)

BRONZE
DJ Adrian (Thursdays at Blue Lagoon)

Best Dance Night

GOLD
Blue Lagoon, Thursdays

SILVER
Club Dakota, Wednesdays

BRONZE
Moe's Alley, Rockabilly (most Wednesdays)

Best Happy Hour

GOLD
El Palomar
1336 Pacific Ave., SC
425.7575

SILVER
Crow's Nest
2218 E. Cliff Dr., SC
476.4560

BRONZE
Seabright Brewery
519 Seabright Ave., SC
426.2739

Best Lemon Drop

GOLD
Clouds Downtown
110 Church St., SC
429.2000

SILVER
The Red Room
1003 Cedar St., SC
426.2994

BRONZE
Club Dakota
1209 Pacific Ave., SC
454.9030

Best Live Music Club

GOLD
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Ave., SC
423.1336

SILVER
Palookaville
1133 Pacific Ave., SC
454.0600

BRONZE
Moe's Alley
1535 Commercial Way, SC
479.1854

Best Local Band

GOLD
(Tie) ROBOTGOD and Extra Large

SILVER
Slow Gherkin

BRONZE
Sneaky Creekans

Best Local CD

GOLD
Always Wild by the Chop Tops

SILVER
Dance to the Spin by Extra Large

BRONZE
Suicide Club by ROBOTGOD

Best Local Musician

GOLD
Bob Brozman

SILVER
Oliver Brown

BRONZE
Robert Lowery

Best Place to Dance

GOLD
Blue Lagoon
923 Pacific Ave., SC
423.7117

SILVER
Club Dakota
1209 Pacific Ave., SC
454.9030

BRONZE
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Ave., SC
423.1336

Best Place to Play Pool

GOLD
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Ave., SC
423.1336

SILVER
Fast Eddy's
4300 Capitola Rd., Capitola
462.1882

BRONZE
One Double Oh Seven
1007 Soquel Ave., SC
425.9589

Best Singles Bar

GOLD
Blue Lagoon
923 Pacific Ave., SC
423.7117

SILVER
Club Dakota
1209 Pacific Ave., SC
454.9030

BRONZE
Crow's Nest
2218 E. Cliff Dr., SC
476.4560

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Readers' Choice Awards

Best Food & Drink
Best Goods & Services
Best Sports & Recreation
Best Arts
Best People & Places
Best Write-Ins

Critics' Choice Awards

Jesse Davis: All the Shoes That Fit
Stuart Finch: Rock Balancing Act
Isabel Piekarski: Latin Dance Sensation
Juan Cuellar: Compassionate Warrior
Nate Brunskill: Film Fanatic
Warren Odell: Tour Guide to an Anomaly
Sarah Gerhardt: Woman Who Rides Mountains
Seema Weatherwax: Late-Blooming Photographer
Stephanie Smith: Student of the Sciences
Theo Paige: The Not.So.Mad Fiddler

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