Best of Columbus: 2018 Readers' Poll and Critics' Picks

Alive staff

Every year, we turn to you, our loyal readers, and ask you to vote on your favorite places to drink, dine, take in concerts and more. And boy did you ever. (Our interns' fingers are still cramped from counting the votes.)

As in past years, some votes came down to the wire, while other categories featured runaway winners (you sure love your Thurman Burgers, Columbus). In an effort to shake things up, this year we introduced a handful of critics' picks, hoping to highlight a few of the individuals working to make the city a more vibrant, interesting place. On the other end of the spectrum, we also invested a few words on our inaugural Worst of Columbus picks.

Read on to see who topped the polls.

Dining

Best Chef: Josh Dalton

Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Dining

Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Dining by neighborhood

Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Dining: Ethnic eats

Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Dining: Sweet bites

Nightlife

Best Musician: Joe Camerlengo

Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Nightlife: Brews and booze

Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Nightlife: Bars by neighborhood

Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Nightlife: Music

Best of Columbus Readers’ Poll: Nightlife: Bowling and the big…

Arts, Culture, Shopping

Face of Columbus: Scott Woods

Best Comics Artist: Bryan Moss

Best Artist: Mary Jo Bole

Best Comedian: Brooke Cartus

Social Justice Warrior: Tammy Fournier Alsaada

Best Humanitarian: Sarah Thompson

Best of Columbus Readers' Poll: Arts, Culture, Shopping

Also...

The Worst of Columbus 2018