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Best Bicycle Shop

Good Karma Bikes
460 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
Hyland Family Bicycles
1515 Meridian Ave, San Jose
Bicycle Express
131 E William St, San Jose

Best Antique Shop

Not Too Shabby
481 S Bascom Ave, San Jose
Whatnots & Doodads
1330 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
Antiques Colony
1881 W San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Motorcycle Shop

2100 Winchester Blvd, Campbell
House of Thunder
16175 Condit Rd, Morgan Hill
Fastline Cycles
45405 Industrial Pl, Fremont

Best Car Wash/Detailing

Pacific Hand Car Wash
1667 S Bascom Ave, Campbell
AJ Professional Detailing
702 Coleman Ave, San Jose
Lozano Brushless Car Wash
2690 W El Camino Real, Mountain View

Best Clothing Boutique

BellaJames Women's Boutique
1371 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
Black and Brown
751 W San Carlos St, San Jose
Leaf & Petal
439 California Ave, Palo Alto

Best Large Thrift Shop

Crossroads Trading Co
San Jose & Santa Cruz
Redwood City & San Jose
Campbell, Milpitas, San Jose & Santa Clara


Best Small Thrift Shop

The Thrift Box
1362 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
Happy Dragon Thrift Shop
245 W Main St, Los Gatos
Our Secret
1115 Minnesota Ave, San Jose

Best Vintage Clothing Shop

Moon Zooom
1630 W San Carlos St, San Jose
23 Skidoo
2082 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell
Black and Brown
751 W San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Outdoor Gear — Independent

Stevens Creek Surplus
3449 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
Helm of Sun Valley
1111 Saratoga Ave, San Jose
Redwood City Trading Post
1455 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City

Best Lingerie Store

Cupid's Corner
408 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose
51 University Ave, Los Gatos
Pleasures From the Heart
1565 Winchester Blvd, Campbell

Best Jewelry Store

Joe Escobar Diamonds
450 E Hamilton Ave, Campbell
Vardy's Jewelers
10227 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino
Teel's Jewelry
16006 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos

Best Bridal Shop

Trudys Brides
1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell
Just My Size
2395 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

Elegant Lace Bridal
1061 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose

Community Cycles of California

Best Way to Fix Your Bike and Help Folks, Too
Community Cycles of California

35 Wilson Ave, San Jose
Like Good Karma Bikes, the full-service bike shop that reinvests revenue to train young adults aging out of the foster care system, Community Cycles of California has a higher calling. The brainchild of Good Karma alumna Cindy Ahola and Collin Bruce, Community Cycles is both a bike shop and public-benefit enterprise. After a year offering fix-it services at the Rose Garden Farmers Market, the pair opened their retail spot last month behind Babe's Muffler's on The Alameda. The goal is to build up enough support to offer small-business training for the chronically underemployed by 2020, and to launch service centers at low-income housing complexes where bicycles are often residents' only mode of transportation.

Best Wedding Venue

Grandview Restaurant
15005 Mt Hamilton Rd, Mt Hamilton
Clos La Chance Winery
1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin
22420 Old Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos

Best Pet Store

Andy's Pet Shop
51 Notre Dame Ave, San Jose
An-Jan Feed & Pet Supply
Add locations
Sam's Downtown Feed & Pet Supply
759 W San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Pet Trainer

California K9 Solutions
2123 S 10th St, San Jose
Bay Area K9 Association
1089 Memorex Dr, Santa Clara
A Dog's Life
885 Commercial St, Palo Alto

Best Art Supply Store

University Art
2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City
The Arsenal
208 Jackson St, San Jose
Accent Arts
421 Jacaranda Ln, Palo Alto

Best Record Store-Regional

1820 S Bascom Ave, Campbell
Streetlight Records
980 S Bascom Ave, San Jose
Needle to the Groove
San Jose & Fremont

Best Independent Record Store

On The Corner
530 E Campbell Ave, Campbell
The Analog Room
3185 S Bascom Ave, Campbell
The Record Man
1322 El Camino Real, Redwood City

Best Toy Store

The Wooden Horse
796 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos
Affordable Treasures
15795 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos
Lakeshore Learning Store
1099 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

Best Skate Shop

NC Boardshop
16203 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos
379 State St, Los Altos
Circle A
108 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose

Best Independent Bookstore

1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
East West Bookshop
324 Castro St, Mountain View

Best Comics Store

Heroes Comic Books
24 E Campbell Ave, Campbell
Black Cat Comics
176 S Main St, Milpitas
Illusive Comics & Games
1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara

Best Independent Hardware Store

Hassett Hardware
2253 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
Dale Hardware
3700 Thornton Ave, Fremont
Dale Hardware
110 S Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Best Garden Store

Yamagami's Nursery
1361 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino
Almaden Valley Nursery
15800 Almaden Expy, San Jose
God's Little Acre Nursery
19810 Almaden Rd, San Jose

Beer Yoga

Best Way to Kill a Hangover the (Semi) Healthy Way
Beer Yoga

Downward Drinking Dog
The hair of the dog is certainly effective, but boy is it dangerous. And not just for your liver. Brunch mimosas and bloody Mary's have a way of snowballing into the kind of epic day-drinking marathon that can swallow an entire Saturday, ruin any chance of productivity on Sunday and send you into the work week on your back foot. How about a compromise? Drag yourself out of bed at a reasonable hour, grab your yoga mat and head to a (slightly) boozy yoga class. This May, Downward Drinking Dog hosts an entire month of Saturday classes at Hotel Nia in Menlo Park. Tickets include a 60-minute yogic flow led by one of DDD's expert instructors and a glass of champagne. Downward Drinking Dog isn't the only game in town when it comes to sudsy sun salutations. Camino Brewing, Hapa's, Santa Clara Valley Brewing and other local taprooms have been known to host their own yoga events.

Best Flower Shop

5945 Almaden Expy, San Jose
14 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
Apis Floral
460 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Best Hydroponic Store

San Jose Hydroponics
1999 Monterey Hwy, San Jose
The GrowBiz
1185 S Bascom Ave, San Jose
RASA Hydroponics & Organics
5725 Winfield Blvd, San Jose

Best Pilates Studio

Misha Patel Studio
750 Miller St, San Jose
Los Gatos Ballet & Pilates
630 University Ave, Los Gatos
Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos

Best Yoga Studio

Bikram Yoga San Jose
Westgate West, 5289 Prospect Rd, San Jose
Breathe Together Yoga
14107-H Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos
Yoga Source
Palo Alto & Los Gatos

Best Martial Arts Studio

Academy of Self Defense
3475 Woodward Ave, Santa Clara
Ernie Reyes West Coast Martial Arts
140 San Tomas Aquino Rd, Campbell
American Kickboxing Academy
San Jose & Sunnyvale

Best Health Club

Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos
FNS Training Center
2342 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara
City Sports Club
Fremont, Mountain View, San Jose & Sunnyvale

Best Spa & Massage

Burke Williams Day Spa
355 Santana Row, San Jose
Watercourse Way
165 Channing Ave, Palo Alto
The Spa - Los Gatos
100 S Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Best Dentist

Willow Glen Dentistry
1245 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
Dr. Stephanie Loller
San Jose & Saratoga
Smiles Dental Care
100 W El Camino Real, Mountain View

Best Organization Making a Difference

Second Harvest Food Bank
San Jose & San Carlos
Planned Parenthood
Mountain View, Redwood City, San Jose
13th St. Cat Rescue
San Jose

Best Luxury or Boutique Hotel

Hotel De Anza
233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose
Hotel Los Gatos
210 E Main St, Los Gatos
Hotel Valencia
355 Santana Row, San Jose

Best Plastic Surgeon/ Beautification

Dr. Craig Creasman
2400 Samaritan Dr, San Jose
Rejuvenis Skincare
478 E Santa Clara St, San Jose
R. Laurence Berkowitz, MD
3803 S Bascom Ave, Campbell

Best Barber/Men's Salon

The Barbers Inc.
San Jose - Two Locations
Frank De Barber
134 E Santa Clara St, San Jose
Bedlam Beauty & Barber
200 S First St, San Jose

Best Gentlemen's Club

Pink Poodle
328 S Bascom Ave, San Jose
907 E Arques Ave, Sunnyvale
Spearmint Rhino
81 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

Best Tattoo Parlor

Marks of Art
3014 Union Ave, San Jose
Humble Beginnings Tattoo
982 The Alameda, San Jose
Players Ink
518 W San Carlos St, San Jose
State of Grace
221 Jackson St, San Jose


Best Place to Shop for Classy Man Cave Decór

37671 Niles Blvd, Fremont
Those who have had the pleasure of visiting Niles might very well describe it as quaint. Before it was incorporated into the sprawling suburbia that is Fremont, Niles was known as a train town and home to a film production house by the name of Essanay Studios. Charlie Chaplin shot a number of films in and around the town in the early days of the 20th century, before Hollywood became the film capital of the world. These days, the main drag in Niles is perhaps best known as an antiquer's paradise. It's a great place to pick up stained glass lampshades, porcelain dolls and solid oak furniture. But for those whose aesthetic skews toward neon beer signs, bobble heads and vintage comic books, there is Mantiques. Classic action figures, lava lamps and a bust of Darth Vader are just a few of the items one might here.

Best Piercing Place

Pierced Out
3014 Union Ave, San Jose
Make Me Holey Body Piercing
497 S 2nd St, San Jose
Body Exotic
957 W San Carlos St, San Jose

Best Hookah Bar

The Swinging Hookah
2220 Business Cir, San Jose
Shisha Hookah Lounge
84 N Market St, San Jose
Hookah Castle Lounge
1920 Camden Ave, San Jose

Best Smoke Shop

420 Smoke Shop
428 E Santa Clara St, San Jose
San Jose & Santa Clara
Fatty Zone
1398 W El Camino Real, Mountain View

Best Place to Get a Medical Cannabis Recommendation

San Jose 420 Evaluations
115 N 4th St, San Jose
6 Harmonies Traditional Medicine
1848 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga
636 E Santa Clara St, San Jose

Best Cannabis Delivery

1695 S 7th St, San Jose
Airfield Supply Co.
1190 Coleman Ave, San Jose
Elemental Wellness Center
985 Timothy Dr, San Jose

Best Discount for MMJ Cardholders

1365 N 10th St, San Jose
Airfield Supply
1190 Coleman Ave, San Jose
1695 S 7th St, San Jose

Best Cannabis Dispensary

Airfield Supply Co.
1190 Coleman Ave, San Jose
1695 S 7th St, San Jose
1365 N 10th St, San Jose

Best Golf Course

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
23600 McKean Rd, San Jose
San Jose Municipal Golf Course
1560 Oakland Rd, San Jose
Almaden Golf & Country Club
6663 Hampton Dr, San Jose
Coyote Creek Golf Club
1 Coyote Creek Golf Dr, Morgan Hill


Best Wine Shop

Savvy Cellar Wine Bar & Wine Shop
750 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View
Artisan Wine Depot
2495 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Vin Vino Wine
437 California Ave, Palo Alto

Best Hair Salon

Allure Salon
888 Villa St, Mountain View
diPietro Todd Salon
2307 Birch St, Palo Alto
Edge Hair Salon
250 University Ave, Palo Alto


Best Wine Shop

Enoteca La Storia
416 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
Tessora's Barra di Vino
234 E Campbell Ave, Campbell
Rootstock Wine Bar
Cupertino & Los Gatos

Best Hair Salon

565 E Campbell Ave, Campbell
Salon Amnesia
529 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
Sorelle Salon & Spa
18 N 1st St, Campbell


Best Wine Shop

Coach House Wine & Spirits
1655 S De Anza Blvd, Cupertino
Prestige Wine & Liquors
490 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale
Bobby's Liquor
2327 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

Best Hair Salon

Z Salon
3977 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
Sanctuary Salon
790 Lincoln St, Santa Clara
Wilson's Salon
198 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale


Best Wine Shop

Wine Affairs
1435 The Alameda, Santa Clara
Maplewood Market & Liquors
2620 Union Ave, San Jose
Imperio Liquors & Groceries
203 S King Rd, San Jose

Best Hair Salon

Bigsby House
1070 Park Ave, San Jose
Limón Salon
3410 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
Oz A Salon Inc.
1355 Lincoln Ave, San Jose


Best Wine Shop

The Bottle Shop
40919 Fremont Blvd, Fremont
Milpitas Liquors
190 S Main St, Milpitas
Cork 'n Bottle Liquors
5200 Mowry Ave, Fremont

Best Hair Salon

Excellent Hair
5745 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont
Hair Plus Service, Inc.
495 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas
Savvy Hair Salon
5647 Auto Mall Pkwy, Fremont

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