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Vote for Best of Miami 2014

Pick your favorites in our 30 Best of Miami 2014 categories and check out the results in The Miami Hurricane’s annual Best of Miami issue on April 17.

Cast your vote before polls close on April 10.

Best happy hour

  • Rathskeller (40%, 48 Votes)
  • RA Sushi Bar Restaurant (33%, 40 Votes)
  • Yard House (18%, 22 Votes)
  • Sandbar Sports Grill (7%, 8 Votes)
  • Titanic Restaurant and Brewery (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 120

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Best bar

  • Monty’s Raw Bar (66%, 71 Votes)
  • World of Beer (16%, 17 Votes)
  • Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle (8%, 9 Votes)
  • The Broken Shaker (6%, 6 Votes)
  • Tongue & Cheek (5%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 108

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Best club

  • LIV (53%, 48 Votes)
  • Mansion (24%, 22 Votes)
  • Story (19%, 17 Votes)
  • WALL (4%, 4 Votes)
  • SET (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 91

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Best free event

  • Football Tailgate (59%, 70 Votes)
  • Canefest (21%, 25 Votes)
  • Taco Tuesdays at Wood Tavern (8%, 10 Votes)
  • Author Events at Books & Books (8%, 9 Votes)
  • Big Night in Little Haiti (4%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 119

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Best festival

  • Ultra Music Festival (48%, 48 Votes)
  • South Beach Wine & Food Festival (27%, 27 Votes)
  • Coconut Grove Arts Festival (15%, 15 Votes)
  • Beaux Arts Festival of Art (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Florida Renaissance Festival (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 99

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Best museum

  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (45%, 40 Votes)
  • Pérez Art Museum Miami (22%, 19 Votes)
  • Lowe Art Museum (17%, 15 Votes)
  • Miami Museum of Science (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

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Best theater

  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (76%, 59 Votes)
  • Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre (9%, 7 Votes)
  • Jerry Herman Ring Theatre (8%, 6 Votes)
  • GableStage at the Biltmore (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Area Stage Company at the Riviera Theater (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

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Best place to get laid on campus

  • The Stacks (46%, 46 Votes)
  • The Arboretum (22%, 22 Votes)
  • Roof of Ungar (16%, 16 Votes)
  • Dorm stairwell (10%, 10 Votes)
  • The Green (5%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 99

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Best place to go high

  • The Miami Planetarium at the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science (33%, 18 Votes)
  • Drum circles on the beach (31%, 17 Votes)
  • Dadeland food court (17%, 9 Votes)
  • Roof of the Ungar Building (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Cosford Cinema (7%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 66

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Best picnic spot

  • The Green (67%, 47 Votes)
  • The Arboretum (17%, 12 Votes)
  • David T. Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove (16%, 11 Votes)
  • IM fields (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Roof of Ungar (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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Best place to study on campus

  • The Second Floor of Richter (38%, 31 Votes)
  • SAC 24-hour Study Room (26%, 21 Votes)
  • SAC Balcony (15%, 12 Votes)
  • School of Communication Courtyard (14%, 11 Votes)
  • Business School Fishbowl (7%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 81

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Best UM Twitter feed/FB page

  • UMiami Secrets (44%, 51 Votes)
  • Humans of UM (34%, 39 Votes)
  • UMiami Compliments (11%, 13 Votes)
  • @UM_Sebastian (9%, 10 Votes)
  • UMiami Missed Connections (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 115

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Best campus celebrity

  • President Donna E. Shalala (60%, 52 Votes)
  • Sebastian the Ibis (26%, 23 Votes)
  • Al Golden (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Jim Larrañaga (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Stephen Morris (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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Best former student

  • Dwayne Johnson (56%, 49 Votes)
  • Enrique Iglesias (21%, 18 Votes)
  • Lauryn Williams (9%, 8 Votes)
  • Jason Kennedy (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Sylvester Stallone (6%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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Best place for a first date

  • Stir Moon (39%, 30 Votes)
  • The Rat (21%, 16 Votes)
  • Eating House Miami (21%, 16 Votes)
  • Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink (10%, 8 Votes)
  • Olive Garden (9%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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Best Asian

  • Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine (71%, 50 Votes)
  • Matsuri Japanese Restaurant (17%, 12 Votes)
  • Mr. Yum Asian Cuisine (6%, 4 Votes)
  • Katsuya (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Khong River House (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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Best BBQ

  • Shorty’s Bar-B-Q (49%, 33 Votes)
  • Brother Jimmy’s BBQ (33%, 22 Votes)
  • Tobacco Road (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue (6%, 4 Votes)
  • Bulldog Barbecue & Burger (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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Best Mexican

  • Lime Fresh Mexican Grill (49%, 30 Votes)
  • Rosa Mexicano Miami (28%, 17 Votes)
  • Talavera Cocina Mexicana (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Mi Rinconcito Mexicano (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Mercadito Midtown Miami (7%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 61

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Best brunch

  • Green Street Cafe (36%, 26 Votes)
  • Deli Lane Cafe & Tavern (28%, 20 Votes)
  • The Biltmore Hotel (24%, 17 Votes)
  • Swine Southern Table & Bar (8%, 6 Votes)
  • The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

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Best place to nurse a hangover

  • Bagel Emporium & Grille (32%, 24 Votes)
  • Your bed (32%, 24 Votes)
  • Denny’s (31%, 23 Votes)
  • The Dining Hall (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Swensen’s (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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Best day trip

  • The Florida Keys (56%, 43 Votes)
  • Orlando (23%, 18 Votes)
  • West Palm Beach (9%, 7 Votes)
  • The Everglades (8%, 6 Votes)
  • Naples (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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Best neighborhood

  • Brickell (41%, 30 Votes)
  • Wynwood (22%, 16 Votes)
  • South Beach (22%, 16 Votes)
  • Key Biscayne (14%, 10 Votes)
  • Little Havana (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 74

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Best cheap eats

  • 100 Montaditos (50%, 37 Votes)
  • Gables Pizza & Salad (39%, 29 Votes)
  • La Sandwicherie (7%, 5 Votes)
  • EVOS (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Maoz Vegetarian (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 74

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Best café con leche

  • Versailles Restaurant (56%, 30 Votes)
  • La Carreta (15%, 8 Votes)
  • Casa Larios (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Havana Harry’s Restaurant (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Islas Canarias Restaurant (7%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

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Best juice bar

  • Jamba Juice (44%, 24 Votes)
  • Courtside Eatery at the Wellness Center (24%, 13 Votes)
  • Sun Juice Smoothie & Juice Bar (18%, 10 Votes)
  • Jugofresh (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Gables Juice Bar & Muscle Pizza (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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Best kept secret

  • Lou’s Beer Garden (28%, 11 Votes)
  • Mary’s Coin Laundry (20%, 8 Votes)
  • Lagniappe House (18%, 7 Votes)
  • The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill (18%, 7 Votes)
  • Pummarola Pastificio and Pizzeria (18%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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Best delivery/takeout

  • Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine (27%, 16 Votes)
  • The Big Cheese of Miami (24%, 14 Votes)
  • Domino’s (22%, 13 Votes)
  • Akashi Japanese Restaurant (15%, 9 Votes)
  • 1909 Café (12%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 59

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Best new restaurant

  • Buns & Buns (48%, 20 Votes)
  • Bread + Butter (26%, 11 Votes)
  • BrickTop’s (14%, 6 Votes)
  • Tongue & Cheek (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Huahua’s Taqueria (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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Best place to splurge

  • Prime 112 (41%, 16 Votes)
  • Barton G. (28%, 11 Votes)
  • Nobu (21%, 8 Votes)
  • Scarpetta (8%, 3 Votes)
  • The Cypress Room (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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Best dessert

  • Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream (35%, 23 Votes)
  • Buttercream Cupcakes & Coffee (26%, 17 Votes)
  • Serendipity 3 (22%, 14 Votes)
  • Azucar Ice Cream Company (15%, 10 Votes)
  • The Frieze Ice Cream Factory (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 65

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