Editors’ choices

Best wine shop

Craft Wine & Beer

22 Martin St., 622-4333

It probably won’t shock anyone that we prefer the small, locally owned, midtown store over its big box competitors. But Craft is really just the best. The shop has a friendly neighborhood bar vibe, and the back room has become a bit of a community center for non-profit fundraisers and the like. Owner Ty Martin and his staff—including Brooke Walshaw, voted Northern Nevada’s best gardener elsewhere in these pages—are helpful and knowledgeable without being pretentious—a neat feat in an industry that cultivates pretension like so many grapes.

Best radio station

KWNK 97.7

Plenty of people like to define their superior musical tastes with some rendition of the phrase “I’m not into what they play on the radio.” Those people obviously aren’t referring to KWNK, as the music featured on Northern Nevada’s first community-programmed FM radio station is way too eclectic to su it any one specific taste. Lots of tunes are from local bands, which is important in Reno—a city stuffed full of musicians with few venues to share it. The DJs are motivated volunteers sharing original programming that ranges from enlightening and groovy, to experimental and kooky. The whole thing is commercial-free thanks to community support, and their shared office with Laika Press, 1717 S. Wells Ave., is wedged between two other awesome community fixtures, OUR Center and Magpie Coffee Roasters. Community action, great music, local art and fresh coffee? We can get behind all of that.

Readers’ choices

Best adult-themed store

1. The Chocolate Walrus

1278 S. Virginia St., 825-2267

2. Adam & Eve

7520 Longley Lane, 852-1162

3. Suzies

195 Kietzke Lane, 786-8557

Best antique store

1. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antiques

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. Virginia Street Antique Mall [closed]

1251 S. Virginia St., 324-4141

3. Antiques & Treasures

151 N. Sierra St., 327-4131

Best athletic shoe selection

1. Nike Factory Store

1330 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 358-7871

2. Reno Running Company

13987 S. Virginia St., 853-8017

3. Scheels

1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 331-2700

Best bank

1. Greater Nevada Credit Union

2. Nevada State Bank

3. Heritage Bank of Nevada

Best barber shop

1. Commonwealth Barber Company

200 S. Center St., 409-4972

2. Beautiful Bearded Man

50 S. Virginia St., 787-6800

3. D’s Cutz Barbershop

438 S. Rock Blvd, Sparks, 297-6886

Best beauty salon

1. Eye Candy Salon

235 S. Sierra St., 336-0285

2. Jensen & Co. Salon

495 Morrill Ave., 657-6576

3. An Epic Salon

215 15th St., Sparks, 384-1848

Best bicycle shop

1. Reno Bike Project

216 E. Grove St., 323-4488

2. Great Basin Bicycles

8048 S. Virginia St., 825-8258

3. College Cyclery

622 S. Virginia St., 323-1809

Best bookstore

1. Grassroots Books

660 E. Grove St., 828-2665

2. Sundance Books And Music

121 California Ave., 786-1188

3. Barnes & Noble

5555 S. Virginia St., 826-8882

Best boutique clothing store

1. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antiques

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. Culture

677 S. Virginia St., 657-6192

3. Bad Apple Vntg

1001 S. Virginia St., 800-1069

Best bridal salon

1. David’s Bridal

6745 S. Virginia St., 852-7978

2. Blue Garter Bridal & Tux

948 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 358-4141

Best car wash

1. Hutch’s Mission Car Wash

6355 S. McCarran Blvd., 827-4222

2. Buggy Bath Car Wash

2525 S. Virginia St., 826-6679

3. Surf Thru Express Car Wash

9796 S. Virginia St., 300-6310

Best carpet cleaning company

1. Evergreen Carpet Care

990 S. Rock Blvd., 825-7569

2. New Sunrise Cleaning & Restoration

930 Sage View Drive, Sparks, 800-1429

Best children’s clothing boutique

1. Once Upon A Child

6015 S. Virginia St., 984-5831

2. Sippee’s [closed]

955 S. Virginia St., 329-2110

3. The Children’s Place

5435 Meadowood Mall Circle, 828-9964

Best clothing store

1. Dillard’s

13933 S. Virginia St., 852-3080

2. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antiques

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

3. Bad Apple Vntg

1001 S. Virginia St., 800-1069

Best computer store

1. Best Buy

5575 S. Virginia St., 448-9797

2. Apple Store

13945 S. Virginia St., 333-5460

3. Mac-O-Rama

4690 Longley Lane, 626-7751

Best credit union

1. Greater Nevada Credit Union

2. Great Basin Federal Credit Union

3. One Nevada Credit Union.

Best doggy daycare

1. Pet Play House

2403 E. Fourth St., 324-0202

2. Charlie’s Place

7930 Sugar Pine Court, 236-0251

3. A Doggies Dream

2697 Mill St., 322-5400

Best dry cleaners

1. Bobby Page’s Dry Cleaners

530 W. Plumb Lane, 825-4443

2. Mia’s Professional Cleaners

1185 California Ave., 432-2955

3. Peerless Cleaners

698 Forest St., 323-3261

Best event promoter

1. Amplified Entertainment

2. Momo Promo

3. Quedup Entertainment

Best frame shop

1. Midtown Frameworks

243 California Ave., 451-5983

2. Michaels

4871 Kietzke Lane, 829-8000

3. The Frame Shop at Lakeside

3432 Lakeside Drive, 825-1993

Best gadget store

1. Best Buy

5575 S. Virginia St., 448-9797

2. Apple Store

13945 S. Virginia St., 333-5460

3. Scotland Yard Spy Shop

1092 S. Virginia St., 323-3232

Best grocery store

1. Raley’s

1441 Mayberry Drive, 786-0270

2. Trader Joe’s

5035 S. McCarran Blvd., 826-1621

3. Sprouts Farmers Market

587 S. Meadows Parkway, 335-1055

Best gym

1. Saint Mary’s Fitness Center

645 N. Arlington Ave., 770-3800

2. Evoke Fitness

895 E. Patriot Blvd., 827-1995

3. Regulus FIT

1895 Donald St., 470-8383

Best hardware store

1. Home Depot

1. Carter Bros Ace Hardware

1215 S. Virginia St., 337-1200

3. Lowe’s

Best head shop

1. Art Dogs & Grace

218 Vassar St., 324-2787

2. Happy Dayze Cigar & Smoke

1700 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 358-8875

3. The Melting Pot World Emporium & Smoke Shop

1049 S. Virginia St., 322-9445

Best home furnishings store

1. RC Willey Home Furnishings

1201 Steamboat Pkwy., 337-4600

2. The Find

4865 Longley Lane, 322-3463

3. Ethan Allen

9065 S. Virginia St., 826-1722

Best hospital

1. Renown Regional Medical Center

1155 Mill St., 982-4100

2. Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

235 W. Sixth St., 770-3000

3. Northern Nevada Medical Center

2375 E. Prater Way, Sparks, 331-7000

Best house cleaning service

1. Molly Maid

1380 Greg St., 359-1503

2. Munoz Cleaning Service

(530) 249-4984

3. White Lotus Exquisite Home Cleaning

5301 Longley Lane, 856-2345

Best jewelry store

1. Michael & Son’s Jewelry Company

1401 S. Virginia St., 786-5110

2. Midtown Diamonds

777 S. Center St., 825-3499

3. BVW Jewelers

35 Foothill Road, 622-9015

Best liquor store

1. Total Wine & More

6671 S. Virginia St., 853-3669

2. Ben’s Fine Wine & Spirits

3480 Lakeside Drive, 825-0244

3. Craft Beer and Wine

22 Martin St., 622-4333

Best local business

1. Earthe Energe

1023 Rock Blvd., Sparks, 583-7444

2. Midtown Diamonds

777 S. Center St., 825-3499

3. Creative Edge Dance Studio

9475 Double R Blvd., 430-6416

Best local place to work

1. Patagonia

8550 White Fir St., 747-1887

2. Juice Box Yoga

631 Sierra Rose Drive, 827-9642

3. Nevada State Bank

Best mall

1. Outlets At Legends

1310 Scheels Drive, 358-3800

2. Meadowood Mall

5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, 827-8451

3. The Summit Reno

13925 S. Virginia St., 853-7800

Best medical marijuana dispensary

1. Mynt Cannabis Dispensary

132 E. Second St., 686-6968

2. Blüm Reno

1085 S. Virginia St., 420-2586

3. Silver State Relief

175 E. Greg St., Sparks, 440-7777

Best mortgage company

1. Bay Equity Home Loans

200 S. Virginia St., 685-4678

2. Greater Nevada Mortgage

6745 Sierra Center Pkwy., 888-6999

3. Guild Mortgage Company

5390 Kietzke Lane, 200-0155

Best motorcycle dealer

1. Michael’s Reno Powersports

10828 S. Virginia St., 825-8680

2. Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson

2315 Market St., 329-2913

3. Big Valley Honda

2225 Market St., 322-4311

Best new business

1. Perenn Bakery

20 St. Lawrence Ave., 451-7722

2. Gear Hut

1245 S. Wells Ave., 219-4612

3. Creative Edge Dance Studio

9475 Double R Blvd., 430-6416

Best new car dealership

1. Dolan Lexus

7175 S. Virginia St., 826-5050

2. Dolan Auto Group

3. Dolan Toyota

2100 Kietzke Lane, 826-2750

Best optical shop

1. Costco Optical

2200 Harvard Way, 689-2214

2. Downtown Vision

236 W. Sixth St., 322-4061

3. Adlington Eye Center & Eyeglass Gallery

500 W. Plumb Lane, 284-3937

Best outdoor gear selection

1. REI

2225 Harvard Way, 828-9090

2. Scheels

1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 331-2700

3. Gear Hut

1245 S. Wells Ave., 219-4612

Best pet boarding

1. Pet Play House

2403 E. Fourth St., 324-0202

2. On Command Boarding

875 Greg St., Sparks, 825-3647

3. Charlie’s Place

7930 Sugar Pine Court, 236-0251

Best pet supply store

1. Pet Play House

2403 E. Fourth St., 324-0202

2. Healthy Tails

3892 Mayberry Drive, 787-3647

3. Petco

5565 S. Virginia St., 829-9200

Best pharmacy

1. CVS

2. Raley’s

3. Walgreens

Best Pilates studio

1. Evoke Fitness

895 E. Patriot Blvd., 827-1995

2. Juice Box Yoga

631 Sierra Rose Drive, 827-9642

3. Club Pilates

1620 Robb Drive, 525-0549

Best place for music lessons

1. JamPro Music Factory

9300 Prototype Drive, 800-1772

2. Mountain Music Parlor

735 S. Center St., 843-5500

3. Absolute Music

8175 S. Virginia St., 852-2637

Best place to buy a firearm

1. Cabela’s

8650 Boomtown Garson Road, Verdi, 829-4100

2. Scheels

1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 331-2700

3. Bizarre Guns

2677 Oddie Blvd., 685-4867

Best place to buy a musical instrument

1. Bizarre Guitar

2677 Oddie Blvd., 331-1001

2. Guitar Center

6663 S. Virginia St., 853-3961

3. Absolute Music

8175 S. Virginia St., 852-2637

Best place to buy CDs or vinyl records

1. Recycled Records

822 S. Virginia St., 826-4119

2. Sundance Books And Music

121 California Ave., 786-1188

3. Discology

11 N. Sierra St., 323-2121

Best place to buy playa garb

1. The Melting Pot World Emporium & Smoke Shop

1049 S. Virginia St., 322-9445

2. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antiques

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

Best place to buy vintage clothes

1. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antiques

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. Bad Apple Vntg

1001 S. Virginia St., 800-1069

3. Savers

3800 S. Kietzke Lane, 284-4350

Best place to get a car repaired

1. Reno Vulcanizing Auto Care and Tires

450 E. Plumb Lane, 826-0464

2. Landa Muffler and Brake

816 E. Fourth St., 322-0112

3. CoAuto

2155 Dickerson Road, 360-5361

Best place to get an auto smogged

1. Instant Smog

6355 S. McCarran Blvd., 824-0101

2. Jiffy Lube

3. GK Smog Inspection

1960 E. Second St., 323-4524

Best place to get pierced

1. Black Hole Body Piercing

912 S. Virginia St., 329-6010

2. Fondue Body Boutique

416 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks, 359-1750

Best print shop

1. Laika Press

1717 S. Wells Ave.

2. Digiprint Corporation

4865 Longley Lane, 786-4464

3. Office Depot

2990 Northtowne Lane, 674-4300

Best public relations agency

1. Design on Edge

1 E. First St., 746-0717

2. Amplified Entertainment

830-0689

3. Muse Group

10 State St., 240-9677

Best publication (that’s not us)

1. Edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine

2. Nevada Magazine

3. Reno Gazette Journal

Best recreational marijuana dispensary

1. Mynt Cannabis Dispensary

132 E. Second St., 686-6968

2. Blüm Reno

1085 S. Virginia St., 420-2586

3. Silver State Relief

175 E. Greg St., Sparks, 440-7777

Best selection of local art

1. Nevada Museum of Art

160 W. Liberty St., 329-3333

2. Lasting Dose Tattoo & Art Collective

888 S. Virginia St., 324-0666

3. Holland Project Gallery

171 Vesta St., 448-6500

Best shoe selection

1. Dillard’s

13933 S. Virginia St., 852-3080

2. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

6659 S. Virginia St., 852-9401

3. Eclipse Running

3438 Lakeside Drive, 827-2276

Best spa

1. Spa Atlantis

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., 825-4700

2. Spa Toscana

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., 689-7190

3. Dolce Vita Wellness Spa

730 Sandhill Road, 772-0032

Best specialty foods store

1. Trader Joe’s

5035 S. McCarran Blvd., 826-1621

2. Sprouts Farmers Market

587 S. Meadows Parkway, 335-1055

3. Great Basin Community Food Co-Op

240 Court St., 324-6133

Best spectator sport

1. Reno Aces Baseball

2. UNR Wolf Pack Basketball

3. Reno 1868 FC

Best tattoo parlor

1. Aces Tattoo

675 S. Virginia St., 333-0915

2. Lasting Dose Tattoo & Art Collective

888 S. Virginia St., 324-0666

3. Absolute Tattoo

707 S. Wells Ave., 324-2223

Best thrift store

1. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antiques

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. Savers

3800 S. Kietzke Lane, 284-4350

3. Goodwill

6407 S. Virginia St., 853-7606

Best used car dealership

1. CarMax

35 Auto Center Drive, 852-1594

2. Bill Pearce Courtesy Honda

780 Kietzke Lane, 789-7999

3. Internet Auto Rent and Sales [closed]

1220 Kietzke Lane

Best used clothing store

1. Junkee Clothing Exchange & Antiques

960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865

2. Plato’s Closet

5083 S. McCarran Blvd., 322-0110

3. Bad Apple Vntg

1001 S. Virginia St., 800-1069

Best vape shop

1. Pyramid Vapory & Art Studio

2955 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks, 502-3393

2. Reno-Sparks Vapor Emporium

2303 S. Virginia St., 826-4588

3. Knuckle Dusters Vape

1100 E. Plumb Lane, 410-8462

Best veterinarian clinic

1. Klaich Animal Hospital

1990 S. Virginia St., 826-1212

2. Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital

700 Baring Blvd., Sparks, 358-6880

3. Kreature Komforts Animal Hospital

2205 Glendale Ave., Sparks, 356-5524

Best video game store

1. GameStop

5116 Meadowood Mall Circle, 825-7544

2. Cap’n Games, Inc.

621 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 677-0311

Best wedding reception site

1. The Elm Estate

1401 W. Second St., 384-9081

2. Lavender Ridge

7450 W. Fourth St., 747-3222

3. The Grove

95 Foothill Road, 324-7683

Best wine shop

1. Total Wine & More

6671 S. Virginia St., 853-3669

2. Whispering Vine

4201 W. Fourth St., 786-1323

3. Craft Wine & Beer

22 Martin St., 622-4333

Best workout wear selection

1. Hello Yoga

732 S. Virginia St., 420-5357

2. Scheels

1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 331-2700

3. Lululemon

13935 S. Virginia St., 851-9070

Best yoga studio

1. Juice Box Yoga

631 Sierra Rose Drive, 827-9642

2. Midtown Community Yoga

600 S. Virginia St., 870-9905

3. Temple Yoga Reno

190 California Ave., 343-5177

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