Best of Silicon Valley 2001 - Readers' Picks

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Readers' Survey Winners:
Arts & Entertainment

Best DJ

First Place
Grendel

Second Place (Tie)
DJ Ricardo Greg
Kihn KUFX-FM (98.5

Third Place
Greg Lopez


Best Place to Salsa

First Place
Club Miami
177 W. Santa Clara St., S.J.
408.279.3670

Second Place
Fuel
44 S. Almaden Ave., S.J.
408.295.7374

Third Place
Agenda Lounge
399 S. First St., S.J.
408.287.4087


Best Bar for Bachelor Parties

First Place
AJ's
393 Lincoln Ave., S.J.
408.292.3445

Second Place
Kit-Kat Club
907 E. Arques Ave., Sunnyvale
408.733.2628

Third Place
BackBeat
777 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara
408.241.0777


Best Bar for Bachelorette Parties

First Place
DancePlex
396 S. First St., S.J.
408.280.1977

Second Place
BackBeat
777 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara
408.241.0777

Third Place
Mission Ale House
97 E. Santa Clara St., S.J.
408.292.4058


Best Bar to Die in the Last 12 Months

First Place
Saddle Rack
1310 Auzerais Ave., S.J.

Second Place
The Edge
260 California Ave., Palo Alto


Best Jazz Club

First Place
Hotel De Anza
33 W. Santa Clara St., S.J.
408.286.1000

Second Place
Agenda Lounge
399 S. First St., S.J.
408.287.4087

Third Place
Yoshi's at Jack London Square
510 Embarcadero W., Oakland
510.238.9200


Best Rock Club

First Place
Cactus Club
417 S. First St., S.J.
408.287.4087

Second Place
The Usual
400 S. First St., S.J.
408.535.0330

Third Place (Tie)
Toons
52 E. Santa Clara St., S.J.
408.292.7464

Lido Nightclub
30 S. First St., S.J.
408.298.4318


Best Dance Club

First Place
DancePlex
396 S. First St., S.J.
408.280.1977

Second Place
The Usual
400 S. First St., S.J.
408.535.0330

Third Place
BackBeat
777 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara
408.241.0777


Best Blues Club

First Place
JJ's Blues
3439 Stevens Creek Blvd., S.J.
408.243-6441


Best Sports Bar

First Place
Double D's Sports Grille
354 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
408.395.6882

Second Place
The Sports Page
1431 Plymouth St., Mountain View
650.961.1992

Third Place
C & J Sports Bar
1550 Lafayette St., Santa Clara
408.296.5810


Best Concert Venue

First Place
Shoreline Amphitheatre
1 Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View
650.967.4040

Second Place
Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga
408.741.2820

Third Place
Villa Montalvo
15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga
408.961.5800


Best Theme Night

First Place
Trivia Night
King's Head Pub
201 Orchard City Dr., Campbell
408.871.2499

Second Place
'80s Night
various nightclubs

Third Place
Panic!
Lido Nightclub
30 S. First St., S.J.
408.298.4318


Best Local Band

First Place
Outtaline

Second Place
Reaction 31

Third Place (Tie)
Divided
Joe Sharino Band


Best Club to Hear Local Bands

First Place
Cactus Club
417 S. First St., S.J.
408.287.4087

Second Place
Fuel
44 S. Almaden Ave., S.J.
408.295.7374

Third Place
The Usual
400 S. First St., S.J.
408.535.0330


Best Dive Bar

First Place
The Black Watch
141 1/2 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
408.354.2200

Second Place
Goguen's Last Call
408 N Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
408.354.9748

Third Place
Cinebar
69 E. San Fernando St., S.J.
408.971.0209


Best Latin Bar

First Place
Club Miami
177 W. Santa Clara St., S.J.
408.279.3670

Second Place
Lido Nightclub
30 S. First St., S.J.
408.298.4318

Third Place
Alberto's Nightclub
736 W. Dana St., Mtn. View
650.968.3007


Best Karaoke

First Place
Seven Bamboo
162 Jackson St., S.J.
408.279.9937

Second Place (Tie)
Britannia Arms
5027 Almaden Expwy, S.J.
408.266.0550 1087 De Anza Blvd., Cupertino
408.252.7262

Fourth Street Bowl
1441 N. Fourth St., S.J.
408.453.5555

Third Place
Baltimore Bullet
1992 Lafayette St., Santa Clara
408.988.1482


Best Pool Hall

First Place
South First Billiards
420 S. First St., S.J.
408.294.7800

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

Third Place
Santa Clara Billiards
4525 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
408.296.3333


Best Hotel Bar

First Place
Hedley Club
Hotel De Anza
233 W. Santa Clara St., S.J.
408.286.1000

Second Place
Fairmont Lounge
Fairmount Hotel
170 S. Market St., S.J.
408.998.1900

Third Place
Club Max
Doubletree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place, S.J.
408.453.4000


Best Gay-Friendly Bar

First Place
Mac's Club
39 Post St., S.J.
408.288.8221

Second Place
Savoy Bar
1030 N. 10th St., S.J.
408.295.9105


Best Movie Theater

First Place
AMC Mercado
3111 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
408.919.0248

Second Place
AMC Saratoga
700 El Paseo De Saratoga, S.J.
408.871.1441

Third Place (Tie)
Century 20 Great Mall
1010 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas
408.942.5550

Camera 3 Cinemas
288 S Second St., S.J.
408.998.3300


Best Museum

First Place
Tech Museum of Innovation
201 S. Market St., S.J.
408.294.8324

Second Place
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Park and Naglee, S.J.
408.947.3600

Third Place
San Jose Museum of Art
110 S Market St., S.J.
408.271.6878


Best Strip Club

First Place
Pink Poodle
328 S. Bascom Ave., S.J.
408.292.3685

Second Place (Tie)
AJ's
393 Lincoln Ave., S.J.
408.292.3445

Kit-Kat Club
907 E. Arques Ave., Sunnyvale
408.733.2628

Third Place
Brass Rail
160 Persian Dr., Sunnyvale
408.734.1454


Best New NightClub

First Place
Icon Supperclub
260 California Ave., Palo Alto
650.321.6447

Second Place
The Forum
146 S. Murphy, Sunnyvale
408.739.5000

Third Place
Club Wild
175 N San Pedro St., S.J.
408.298.9283


Best Free Attraction

First Place
Music in the Park

Second Place
Christmas in the Park

Third Place
Fleet Week


Best Big Event

First Place
SoFA Festival

Second Place
S.J. Jazz Festival

Third Place
Tapestry in Talent Festival


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From the October 18-24, 2001 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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