Time Out Chicago's Best Awards 2013: Your picks and ours

Your choices for Chicago's best restaurants, nightlife and theater, plus our editors' picks for the people and places they love most.

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  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Restaurant or bar with the best art program: Bite

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Restaurant or bar with the best art program:Lula Cafe

  • Restaurant or bar with the best art program:Leopold

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Restaurant or bar with the best art program: Travelle

  • Restaurant or bar with the best art program:The Whistler

  • Best dance party:Stardust at Berlin

  • Photograph: Damien Thompson

    Best dance party:Danny's Soul Night at Danny's


  • Photograph: Damien Thompson

    Best dance party: Porn & Chicken at Evil Olive

  • Photograph: Marina Makropoulos

    Best dance party: Smokey Joe's Southside Soul Shack at Maria's Packaged Goods

  • Photograph: David Miller madlabphotography.com

    Best dance party: Y2K at Beauty Bar

  • Best Chicago act to arrive on the scene in the last two years: Chance the Rapper

  • Best Chicago act to arrive on the scene in the last two years: Krewella

  • Best Chicago act to arrive on the scene in the last two years: The Orwells

  • Best Chicago act to arrive on the scene in the last two years: Twin Peaks

  • Photograph: Jennifer Tzar

    Best Chicago act to arrive on the scene in the last two years: Wild Belle

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Best festivals that don't end in -palooza: North Coast Music Festival

  • Photograph: Chandler West

    Best festivals that don't end in -palooza: Pitchfork Music Festival

  • Photograph: Kirstie Shanley

    Best festivals that don't end in -palooza: Riot Fest

  • Photograph: cousindaniel.com

    Best festivals that don't end in -palooza: Spring Awakening

  • Photograph: cousindaniel.com

    Best festivals that don't end in -palooza: Wavefront

  • Photograph: Mark Wright

    Best Loop after work bar: Monk's Pub

  • Photograph: Mark Wright

    Best Loop after work bar: The Plymouth

  • Photograph: Martha Wiliams

    Tesori

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Best Loop after work bar: The Gage

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Best place to eat your feelings: Au Cheval

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Best place to eat your feelings: BadHappy Poutine Shop

  • Photograph: Mark Wright

    Best place to eat your feelings: Hash House A Go Go

  • Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Best place to eat your feelings: Little Goat Bread

  • Clayton Hauck

    Least annoying food trend of 2013: Fried Chicken

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Least annoying food trend of 2013: Chef Collaborations

  • Least annoying food trend of 2013: Doughnuts/Cronuts

  • Least annoying food trend of 2013: Doughnuts/Cronuts

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Least annoying food trend of 2013: Kimchi on everything

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Best new boutique: Atelier Azza

  • Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki

    Best new boutique: Moon Voyage

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Best new boutique: Notice

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Best new boutique: Tusk

  • Photograph: Erica Gannett

    Whisky Ginger vintage shop

  • Best market: Argyle Night Market

  • Photograph: Allison Williams

    Best market: Dose Market

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Randolph Street Market

    Best market: Randolph Street Market

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Vintage Garage

    Best market: Vintage Garage

  • Best market: The Vintage Bazaar

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Best next-generation stage director: Devon de Mayo

  • Photograph: Joe Mazza

    Best next-generation stage director: Erica Weiss

  • Photograph: Martha Williams

    Best next-generation stage director: Jonathan L. Green

  • Photograph: Hillary Clemens

    Best next-generation stage director: Keira Fromm

  • Photograph: Allison Schaffer

    Best next-generation stage director: Lavina Jadhwani

  • Photograph: Emily Schwartz

    Best up-and-coming theater company: Pavement Group

  • Photograph: Krzystof Piotrowski

    Best up-and-coming theater company: Jackalope Theatre Company

  • Photograph: Michael Brosilow

    Best up-and-coming theater company: Bailiwick Chicago

  • Photograph: Jonathan L. Green

    Best up-and-coming theater company: Sideshow Theatre Company

  • Photograph: Andrew Leon Hensley

    Best LGBTQ night away from Boystown: Burly

  • Best LGBTQ night away from Boystown: Chances Dances

  • Photograph: Nako Okubo

    Best LGBTQ night away from Boystown: FKA

  • Photograph: Oopey Mason

    Best LGBTQ night away from Boystown: Slo �Mo

  • Photograph: Kiam Marcelo Junio

    Best LGBTQ night away from Boystown: Subject to Change

  • Photograph: Katey Selix

    Best comedy club that's not a comedy club: pH Comedy Theater

  • Photograph: Mark Wright

    Best comedy club that's not a comedy club: The Public House Theater

  • Photograph: Maddie Blecha

    Best comedy club that's not a comedy club: Studio BE

  • Photograph: Mark Colomb

    Best comedy club that's not a comedy club: Upstairs Gallery

For a city as full of superlatives as Chicago, choosing the people and places who deserve our first-ever Time Out Chicago's Best Awards was a daunting task. Luckily, our editors are an opinionated bunch (part of the job requirements), and their Critics' Picks cover everything from malört to an alderman's Twitter feed. You readers don't shy away from telling us what you like, either: Thousands of you voted for your favorite restaurants, theater companies and more. Think we're missing some places that deserve some love? Calm down—there's always next year.


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