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Best of the Triangle 2012: Readers' Choice poll winners and finalists 

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Music & Clubs

Bartender in Durham County

Scott Ritchie, Whiskey
347 W Main St, Durham
919-682-6191
whiskeydurham.com

finalists

Ben Fletcher, Surf Club
Dain Phelan and Keith Pardue, Dain's Place
Laurabelle Sacrinity, Watts Grocery
Tracy Hancock, Bull McCabe's

Bartender in Orange/Chatham County

Gary Crunkleton
320 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill
919-969-1125
www.thecrunkleton.com

finalists

Drew Bryant, The Wooden Nickel
James Brown, Zog's
Lee Waters, Orange County Social Club

Bartender in Wake County

Liz Masnik, The Borough
317 W Morgan St, Suite 117, Raleigh
919-832-8433
www.theboroughraleigh.com

finalists

Cameron Pittman, Deep South
Mark Connor, Slim's Downtown
Steven Relay, O'Malley's Irish Pub

Blues artist or band

th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee
www.willardmcghee.com

finalists

Chicken Fried Blues
John Dee Holeman
Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos

Club DJ

DJ Triple B (Blake Burney)
djtripleb.com

finalists

David Howell
DJ Awsum (Doreen Kuenzler)
DJ Maydnew
DJ SPCL GST
Wesley Boz

Dance club

Solas
419 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-755-0755
solasraleigh.com

finalists

Legends Nightclub
Neptunes Parlour
The Pinhook

Dive bar

DIVEbar Raleigh
3 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-832-9363
www.divebarraleigh.com

finalists

Slim's Downtown
The Cave
The Pinhook

Gay bar

Legends Nightclub
330 W Hargett St, Raleigh
919-831-8888
www.legends-club.com

finalists

Flex Nightclub
The Bar Durham
The Borough

Hip-hop artist or band

The Beast
www.thebeastmusic.com

finalists

Juan Huevos
Kooley High
LiLa

Jazz artist or band

Peter Lamb and The Wolves
peterlambandthewolves.com

finalists

Al Strong
Atomic Rhythm All-Stars
Brian Horton Trio
John Brown Quartet
Mint Julep Jazz Band

Jukebox

Orange County Social Club
108 E Main St, Carrboro
919-933-0669
www.orangecountysocialclub.com

finalists

Ba-Da Wings
Fullsteam Brewery
The Green Room

Karaoke

The Pinhook
117 W Main St, Durham
919-667-1100
thepinhook.com

finalists

Flex Nightclub
Napper Tandy's Irish Pub
O'Malley's Pub & Restaurant

Lesbian bar

The Bar Durham
711 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
919-956-2929
thebardurham.com

finalists

Legends Nightclub
The Borough
The Pinhook

Neighborhood bar in Durham County

Fullsteam Brewery
726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
919-682-2337
www.fullsteam.ag

finalists

Bull McCabe's
The Federal
The Pinhook

Neighborhood bar in Orange/Chatham County

Orange County Social Club
108 E Main St, Carrboro
919-933-0669
www.orangecountysocialclub.com

finalists

Bowbarr
The Crunkleton
The Station
Wooden Nickel

Neighborhood bar in Wake County

The Borough
317 W Morgan St, Suite 117, Raleigh
919-832-8433
www.theboroughraleigh.com

finalists

Foundation
The Point Restaurant and Bar
The Raleigh Times Bar

Open mic

Deep South
430 S Dawson St, Raleigh
919-833-1255
deepsouththebar.com

finalists

Amplified Art
Broad Street Cafe
The Station

Outdoor music venue

Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary
919-462-2052
boothamphitheatre.com

finalists

American Tobacco
NC Museum of Art
Raleigh Amphitheater

Place to chill in Durham County

Fullsteam Brewery
726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
919-682-2337
www.fullsteam.ag

finalists

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
The Federal
The Pinhook

Place to chill in Orange/Chatham County

Weaver Street Market
101 E Weaver St, Carrboro
919-929-0010
716 Market St, Chapel Hill
919-929-2009
228 S Churton St, Hillsborough
919-245-5050
www.weaverstreetmarket.coop

finalists

Open Eye Cafe
Orange County Social Club
The Station

Place to chill in Wake County

Ba-Da Wings
2161 Avent Ferry Rd, Suite 100, Raleigh
919-832-3902
www.badawings.com

finalists

Benelux Café
Café Helios
The Raleigh Times Bar

Place to hear blues

The Blue Note Grill
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Boulevard Plaza Shopping Center, Durham
919-401-1979
www.thebluenotegrill.com

finalists

Broad Street Cafe
Kings Barcade
Papa Mojo's Roadhouse

Place to hear country or bluegrass

The Blue Note Grill
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Boulevard Plaza Shopping Center, Durham
919-401-1979
www.thebluenotegrill.com

finalists

Broad Street Cafe
Haw River Ballroom
The Pour House

Place to hear hip-hop

Cat's Cradle
300 E Main St, Carrboro
919-967-9053
catscradle.com

finalists

Black Flower
Kings Barcade
Motorco Music Hall
Shakedown Street
The Pour House

Place to hear jazz

Beyu Caffe
335 W Main St, Durham
919-683-1058
beyucaffe.com

finalists

Broad Street Cafe
The Blue Note Grill
Whiskey

Place to hear rock 'n' roll

Cat's Cradle
300 E Main St, Carrboro
919-967-9053
catscradle.com

finalists

Kings Barcade
Lincoln Theatre
Local 506
Motorco Music Hall
The Pour House

Place to salsa dance

Cuban Revolution
318 Blackwell St, Durham
919-687-4300
thecubanrevolution.com

finalists

Cantina South
Carmen's Cuban Café
Havana Grill

Place to see music before 10 p.m.

Broad Street Cafe
1116 Broad St, Durham
919-416-9707
www.thebroadstreetcafe.com

finalists

Cat's Cradle
Motorco Music Hall
The Blue Note Grill
The Cave

Place to shoot pool

The Green Room
1108 Broad St, Durham
919-286-2359

finalists

Snooker's Billiards
Speakeasy
Zog's

Rock band artist or band

Nick Driver
www.nickdrivermusic.com

finalists

Blood Red River
Old Ceremony
The Love Language

Roots/country artist or band

Chatham County Line
www.chathamcountyline.com

Mandolin Orange
www.mandolinorange.com

finalists

American Aquarium
Mount Moriah
Th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee

Sports bar

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
222 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh
919-832-3688
280 S Mangum St, Durham
919-937-9909
www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com

finalists

Ba-Da Wings
Carolina Ale House
Satisfaction Restaurant & Bar
Woody's @ City Market

Strip club

Pure Gold
301 Harrison Ave, Cary
919-469-9305
www.puregoldclubs.com

finalists

Capital Cabaret
Teasers Men Club
The Men's Club

Upscale bar

Whiskey
347 W Main St, Durham
919-682-6191
whiskeydurham.com

finalists

Fox Liquor Bar
Solas
The Crunkleton

  • Congratulations to this year's winners and finalists! And thank you to everyone who voted in this year's poll.

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