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Best of the Triangle 2011: Readers' Choice poll winners and finalists 

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Music & Clubs

Bartender in Durham County

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

finalists
Brian, Dain's Place
Kym, The Pinhook
Laurabelle, Watts Grocery

Bartender in Orange/Chatham County

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

finalists
Drew, The Wooden Nickel
Lee Waters, Orange County Social Club
Richard, Orange County Social Club

Bartender in Wake County

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

finalists
Bobby, Raleigh Times
Jordan, Fai Thai
Schmitty, The Borough

Blues band

Th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee
www.facebook.com/thbullfrog

finalists
Chicken Fried Blues
Cool John Ferguson
Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos

Club DJ

Wesley Boz
PO Box 58492, Raleigh
919-494-2300, www.musicanddance.com

finalists
DJ Joey, Legends
DJ SPCL GST
Triple B

Dance club

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

finalists
Carolina Dance Club
Solas
The Pinhook

Dive bar

Slim's Downtown Distillery
227 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh
919-833-6557, www.slimsraleigh.com

finalists
DIVEbar
The Cave
The Green Room

Gay bar

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

finalists
Flex
The Borough
The Pinhook

Hip-hop act

The Beast
www.thebeastmusic.com

finalists
Inflowential
Juan Huevos
Kooley High

Jazz group

Peter Lamb And The Wolves
www.peterlambandthewolves.com

finalists
Atomic Rhythm All Stars
Brian Horton
The Countdown Quartet

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, www.thepinhook.com

finalists
Flex
He's Not Here
Napper Tandy's Irish Pub

Lesbian bar

Steel Blue
711 Rigsbee Ave., Durham
919-956-2583, www.clubsteelblue.com

finalists
Legends
The Borough
The Pinhook

Neighborhood bar in Durham County

The Federal
914 W. Main St., Durham
919-680-8611

finalists
City Beverage
Dain's Place
Fullsteam Brewery
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 Wooden Nickel

Neighborhood bar in Wake County

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

finalists
Foundation
Lynnwood Grill
Raleigh Times

Open mic

Amplified Art
224 E. Martin St., Raleigh
919-745-1238, www.amplifiedgallery.com

finalists
Deep South The Bar
Jack Sprat Cafe
The Broad Street Cafe

Outdoor music venue

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

finalists
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh Amphitheater
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

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
Various locations
www.weaverstreetmarket.coop

finalists
Johnny's
Orange County Social Club
The Wooden Nickel

Place to chill in Wake County

Benelux Cafe
309 Blake St., Raleigh
919-763-5267, www.beneluxcafe.com

finalists
Ba-Da Wings!
Boylan Bridge Brewpub
The Borough

Place to hear country or bluegrass

The Pour House
224 S. Blount St., Raleigh
919-821-1120, www.the-pour-house.com

finalists
Blue Note Grill
Southland Ballroom
The Carolina Inn

Place to hear hip-hop

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

finalists
Motorco Music Hall
Southland Ballroom
The Pour House

Place to hear jazz or blues

Beyú Caffé
335 W. Main St., Durham
919-683-1058, www.beyucaffe.com

finalists
Papa Mojo's Roadhouse
The Blue Note Grill
Whiskey

Place to hear rock 'n' roll

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

finalists
Kings Barcade
Local 506
Motorco Music Hall

Place to salsa dance

Red Room Tapas Lounge
510 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
919-835-1322, www.redroomraleigh.com

finalists
Carmen's Cuban Cafe & Lounge
Cuban Revolution
Spice Street

Place to see music before 10 p.m.

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

finalists
Cat's Cradle
The Blue Note Grill
The Cave

Place to shoot pool

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

finalists
Bailey's Sports Grille
The Speakeasy at Tyler's
Zog's Pool

Rock band

The Old Ceremony
www.theoldceremony.com

finalists
Hammer No More The Fingers
Nick Driver Band
The Love Language

Roots/country band

Chatham County Line
www.chathamcountyline.com

finalists
American Aquarium
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Mandolin Orange

Sports bar

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

finalists
Carolina Ale House
Wild Wing Cafe
Woody's At City Market

Strip club

Capital Cabaret Gentlemen's Club
6713 Mt. Herman Rd., Raleigh
919-206-4040, www.capitalcabaret.com

finalists
Men's Club
Pure Gold
Teasers Men's Club

Upscale bar

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

finalists
Revolution
Solas
The Crunkleton

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