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Can't y'all think of another place to line dance? The Saddle Rack's won so many times it's plain boring. Most of the other races we watched with interest, though; Caravan gave Black Watch a run for its money this year in the "Dive Bar" category. The battle between Seven Bamboo and Britannia Arms for karaoke supremacy was downright bloody. And we were relieved that "sex" won out over "going to the park" for "Best Free Amusement," because it was damn close and we'd hate to think you folks hadn't thought of that one yet.

Best Place To Salsa Dance

First Place
Alberto's
736 W. Dana, MV * 650.968.3007

Second Place
Club Miami
177 W. Santa Clara St., SJ * 408.279.3670

Third Place
Fuel
44 S. Almaden Ave., SJ * 408.295.7374

Best Place To Swing Dance

First Place
Agenda
399 S. First St., SJ * 408.287.4087

Second Place
BackBeat
777 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara * 408.241.0777

Third Place
Fuel
44 S. Almaden Ave., SJ * 408.295.7374

Best Place To Two-Step

First Place
The Saddle Rack
1310 Auzerais Ave., SJ * 408.286.3393

Second Place
Starlite Ballroom

Best Place To Hear Rock

First Place
Cactus Club
417 S. First St., SJ * 408.491.9300

Second Place
Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountain View * 650.962.1000

Third Place
The Usual
400 S. First St., SJ * 408.535.0330

Best Dance Club

First Place
The Usual
400 S. First St., SJ * 408.535.0330

Second Place
BackBeat
777 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara * 408.241.0777

Third Place
The Edge
260 California Ave., PA * 650.324.EDGE

Best Place To Hear Blues

First Place
JJ's
3439 Stevens Creek Blvd., SJ * 408.243.6441

Second Place
Agenda
399 S. First St., SJ * 408.287.4087

Third Place
#1 Broadway
102 S. Santa Cruz Ave., LG * 408.354.4303

Best Concert Venue

First Place
Shoreline
Mountain View * 650.962.1000

Second Place
Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga * 408.961.5858

Third Place
Villa Montalvo
15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga * 408.961.5800

Best Local Band

First Place
Smashmouth

Second Place
Boy Kicks Girl

Third Place
(tie) Minor Catastrophe

Third Place
(tie) The Fevers

Best Dive Bar

First Place
Black Watch
141 1Ž2 N. Santa Cruz Ave., LG * 408.354.2200

Second Place
Caravan
98 S. Almaden Ave., SJ * 408.995.6220

Third Place
Cinebar
69 E. San Fernando, SJ * 408.292.9562

Best Karaoke Bar

First Place
Seven Bamboo
162 E. Jackson St., SJ * 408.279.9937

Second Place
Britannia Arms
1087 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino * 408.252.7262
5027 Almaden Expwy., SJ * 408.266.0550

Third Place
Acapulco
1299 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara * 408.249.2001

Best Billiards Bar

First Place
S. First Billiards
420 S. First, SJ * 408.866.6660

Second Place
Campbell Billiards
1777 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell * 408.377.9886

Third Place
The Glen
1180 Lincoln Ave., SJ * 408.288.9422

Best Dart Tournament

First Place
Britannia Arms
1087 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino * 408.252.7262
5027 Almaden Expwy., SJ * 408.266..0550

Second Place
Trials
265 N. First St., SJ * 408.947.0497

Third Place
Duke of Edinburgh
10801 N. Wolfe Road, Cupertino * 408.446.3853

Best Gay-Friendly Bar

First Place
Tinker's Damn
46 N. Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara * 408.243.4595

Second Place
Mac's Club
39 Post St., SJ * 408.288.8221

Third Place
Foxtail
551 W. Julian St., SJ * 408.286.4388

Best Independent Movie Theater

First Place
Camera One
366 S. First St., SJ * 408.998.3005

Second Place
Camera Three
288 S. Second St., SJ * 408.998.3300

Third Place
Towne Theatre
1433 The Alameda, SJ * 408.287.1433

Best Museum

First Place
The Tech
Park Avenue & Market Street, SJ * 408.279.7150

Second Place
SJ Museum of Art
110 S. Market St., SJ * 408.294.2787

Third Place
Rosicrucian Museum
Park & Naglee Ave., SJ * 408.947.3600

Best Free Amusement

First Place
Music in the Park

Second Place
people-watching

Third Place
sex

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From the September 30-October 6, 1999 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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