Browse the top nominees in 159 categories based on votes from LA HOT LIST voters.
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Arts and Entertainment
1. Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood)
Nominee for: Best Concert Venue
"I love being able to eat and drink at our seats . . the benches are comfy, and the venue is spectacular. And I love..."
2. ArcLight Hollywood (Hollywood)
Nominee for: Best Indie Movie Theater
"While the Egyptian and Aero Theatres are close runners up, no theatre beats the Arclight. The best place to see a film..."
3. Japanese American National Museum (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"Personal interaction with the knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Also, the best gift museum store around. Attend the..."
4. Towns Burr Gallery (Burbank)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"Right down the street from us, and just beautiful. Newest member of Ladies Night Out. Thank you for being in Burbank"
5. Duchess Riot (Hollywood)
Nominee for: Best Theatre Group
"A sassy group of lovely, interesting and diverse ladies. Duchess Riot has a special laugh for all types of audiences..."
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1. Wondries Family Collision Center (Alhambra)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"I took my car there after i had an accident ins highly recommended them, my estimator Rich handled everything , very..."
2. Detail USA (Beverly Hills)
Nominee for: Best Auto Detailing
"Detail USA is the greatest. They have taken many of my vehicles and renewed or maintained their new car look. They have..."
3. All-Points Automotive, Inc. (Redondo Beach)
Nominee for: Best Place to Pimp your Ride
"They do excellent work, I have sent all my friends and family to them for years.. great customer service as well."
4. Humming Motors Auto Repair and Maintenance Service Center (Westlake)
Nominee for: Best Auto Repair
"I used to go to Jack's Auto Repair in the early 90's. When Jack left I didn't know what I would do. Then, to my happy..."
5. Sunset Car Wash (Hollywood)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash
"I have tried several car wash places the last few years and this is the ONLY place worthy of my time to leave a comment..."
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Beauty & Wellness
1. Risqué Beauty Lounge (Redondo Beach)
Nominee for: Best Hair Extension Salon
"I have to say I was looking for a long time someone who I can really trust todo my hair Extension especially from..."
2. Rocket Science (Long Beach)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"I've referred several friends and acquaintances to Rocket Science. They are a very perfessional shop, along with the..."
3. Rocket Science (Long Beach)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
4. Ink Sessions Tattoo & Body Piercing (North Hollywood)
Nominee for: Best Tattoo & Piercing
"WHEN I TURNED 18 THE FIRST THING I DID WAS GO SEE CHRIS. HE HAD BEEN TATTOOING MY MOM & DAD AND ALL MY FAMILY FOR YEARS..."
5. Faces by Stacy (Seal Beach, CA)
Nominee for: Best Brow Shaping
"I have made the mistake (for convenience) to go to other places to have my eyebrows perfected and have had horrible..."
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1. Bludso's BBQ (Compton, CA)
Nominee for: Best Barbecue
"Bludso's has absolutely fabulous food! The ribs, tips, pulled pork and smoked turkey are all TO DIE for but they also..."
2. In-n-Out Burger (Baldwin Park, CA)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"Of course they have the best burger, thats why when people ove away one of the things they always say they miss the..."
3. Canter's Deli (Mid-City West)
Nominee for: Best Deli
"As much as I like the seriously stacked high cold deli sandwiches at Canter's, (the "For Serious Fressers" easily comes..."
4. Cousins Maine Lobster Truck (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Food Truck
"I was born on the crest of a wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep and me's a proud maritime maine native all's me..."
5. Antonio's Pizzeria (Sherman Oaks)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"Best Italian food, best service. Avoid the crowds and so-so food of chain restaurants. I almost hate to vote for..."
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1. Kingi's Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute (Crenshaw)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"As a father of a 13 yr old boy and a 10 yr old girl, both of whom after 5 years of training are now Black Belts, I can..."
2. KOR Health & Fitness (Mid-City West)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"Other gyms can be a drag but not KOR. If you feel that you are having a bad day Einstien the mascot come around and..."
3. Hot 8 Yoga (Santa Monica)
Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio
"I absolutely love teaching and practicing at Hot 8! There is a class for absolutely everyone--Power yoga, HOT, level 1..."
4. LA Dancefit Studio (West Los Angeles)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio for Adults
"Wil and his team have done an outstanding job with his new studio. It shows his level of professionalism, style..."
5. Weeple Army (Sherman Oaks)
Nominee for: Best Running Clubs
"Get your votes in for this amazing group of people. If you know me, vote, if you don't vote, if you care to vote...If..."
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1. Taste (West Hollywood)
Nominee for: Best New American
"the best brunch in town, the food is scrumptious and the staff make you feel so well taken care off."
2. Bombay Palace (Beverly Hills)
Nominee for: Best Indian
"This is probably the Best Indian reastaurant ive been to, in the world! I've lived in Sweden, all over Europe and the..."
3. Zapien's Salsa Grill (Pico Rivera, CA)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"As soon as we sit down.. they welcome us by placing a basket of the best Tostada Chips, with a side of the BEst salsa..."
4. Gindi Thai (Toluca Lake)
Nominee for: Best Thai
"My friends took me to Gindi Thai for a birthday dinner. I was surprised to find out that there is a good Thai..."
Nominee for: Best Italian
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1. Variety - The Children's Charity (Mid Wilshire)
Nominee for: Best Local Charity
"What makes Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern California so special is the dedicated board members that..."
2. Zuma Beach (Malibu)
Nominee for: Best Beach
"If your close check out The Sunset Restaurant"
3. Griffith Observatory (Griffith Park/Los Feliz)
Nominee for: Best Landmark
"If you go, you will enjoy the drive up to the Observatory and the Observatory itself. There is more than one way to..."
4. Smog City Brewing (Torrance)
Nominee for: Best Local Brewery
"Smog City Brewing is absolutely THE place to be! Great beer - Great people! It gets my vote - Check it out!"
5. Venice Beach Boardwalk (Venice)
Nominee for: Best Place to People Watch
"No one comes to LA and doesn't visit the Venice Boardwalk. It's that kind of institution. Where else can you find beach..."
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1. Blue Palms Brewhouse (Hollywood)
Nominee for: Best Beer Bar
"I went to Blue Palms Brewhouse twice now. I was extremely impressed each time. Once the place was packed with folks..."
2. The Little Rock (Encino)
Nominee for: Best Dive Bar
"THE BEST BAR in in SFV hands down. This place is like a second home for me with Amazing staff... Security is on point..."
3. LA Connection Comedy Theatre (Studio City)
Nominee for: Best Comedy Club
"L.A. Connection is truly the greatest improv comedy in the Los Angeles area. They have shows on Fridays, Saturdays..."
4. Angel City (Bellflower, CA)
Nominee for: Best Live Music
"hey this is red and this place is a awesome place to hang out. I have been hanging out here since the 90s as a..."
5. District Wine (Long Beach)
Nominee for: Best Wine Bar
"We have hosted many events here with the USC Alumni Club of Long Beach...and we don't plan on stopping! Your best..."
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1. Stepping Out Performing Arts Studio (Norwalk, CA)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio for Kids
"I started at this studio in 1997 when I was four years old and as a kid I always loved taking dance classes here..."
2. La La Ling (Griffith Park/Los Feliz)
Nominee for: Best Children's Boutique
"I love the one of a kind clothing pieces along with the set up the store, which makes it comfortable for me to shop..."
3. The Yellow Balloon, Inc (Studio City)
Nominee for: Best Haircut for Kids
"My son got his first hair cut at Yellow Balloon and has been going forever... He is now a teenager. He has special..."
4. JAG Gym (Culver City)
Nominee for: Best Children's Gym
"Big doesn't mean Best. Don't be fooled. Just because they say they have the best coaches, doesn't mean they do. If you..."
5. Cubrix Photography (Anaheim Hills)
Nominee for: Best Children's Photographer
"I first met Madeline when I was 34 weeks pregnant. She came to my home with a large trunk of props and took about 200..."
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1. Fusaro Photography (Culver City)
Nominee for: Best Pet Photography
"Lori is awesome! You would think from her photos that we were a family right out of a magazine that is always good..."
2. D Pet Hotels (Hollywood)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
"I have never been so impressed with a dog facility in my life! I was tempted to stay over with my dogs in one of their..."
3. Rufus and Delilah Petsitting & Dog Walking (Sherman Oaks)
Nominee for: Best Dog Walker
"They treat their customers like royalty! One dog who wished to remain anonymous has seen their humans losing weight and..."
4. "I Said Sit!" School for Dogs (Los Angeles, CA)
Nominee for: Best Training
"I initially contacted Jonathan at I said sit after adopting a 4 month old Pit Bull/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix puppy with..."
5. Auntie Ems Pet Sitting and Dog Walking (Redondo Beach)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"We LOVE Auntie Em's! Emery always has the best answers to all of our questions for our fur kids, she is very..."
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1. Rainbow Flowers (Mid Wilshire)
Nominee for: Best Florist
"Dassler you are the best in all LA. I mean in all California.!
I can say that Rainbow Flowers 4 You is the most..."
2. Collector's Paradise Comics & Gallery (Reseda)
Nominee for: Best Comics
"This is easily the best comic store I've ever been to. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly, unlike the vast..."
3. Scrapbooking Made Simple (Santa Clarita, CA)
Nominee for: Best Scrapbooking
"I LOVE everything about this store. Stacey, MaryLynn & Cynthia are helpful, knowledgeable, super friendly. They make..."
4. Farah Jewelry (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Fine Jewelry
"Sam, John, Alex, Karen are not just the best but also the most knowledgeable and caring. They assess each and every..."
5. A Runner's Circle (Los Angeles, CA)
Nominee for: Best Athletic Wear
"Find the right perfect fit on running shoes and running gear to keep you going those extra miles.If you're new to..."
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Specialty Food & Drink
1. BodyFactory (West Hollywood)
Nominee for: Best Smoothie
"ODE TO BODY FACTORY
Body Factory's really swell
what beckons you through the door
is the amazing smell
2. Porto's Bakery (Glendale)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"I don't know where to begin. I absolutely LOVE this place. The cakes ,pastries, muffins, shakes, juices sandwiches are..."
3. Lady Chocolatt Cafe (Los Angeles, CA)
Nominee for: Best Desserts
"pure quality! All truffles and bars are premium quality and the owner does not let anything sit beyond the freshness..."
4. M Street Coffee (Studio City)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"Great charming pro staff in a really creative atmosphere with art and customers doing such interesting work...and ALL..."
5. ConfeXion Cupcakes (Pasadena)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
"Vote for my mother-in-law & cousin's Cupcake shop (Wonderland Custom Cakes in Pasadena) to be BEST in LA!!!
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1. Phil Birdsell Entertainment (Camarillo, CA)
Nominee for: Best DJ
"We were referred to Phil by several other couples we knew. Without even scratching the surface of Phil's talents, we..."
2. Makeup and Hair Design by Jana (Simi Valley, CA)
Nominee for: Best Hair and Make-Up
"Jana is an amazing Hair and Makeup Professional! I have used her personally for my own events and hired her many times..."
3. Royal Gor Studio, Inc. (Burbank)
Nominee for: Best Videographer
"After months of research, we chose Royal Gor to do the videography for our wedding. It was absolutely the best decision..."
4. Amy's Culinary Adventures (Woodland Hills)
Nominee for: Best Caterer
"Amy and her catering are both fabulous. She is a compasionate and lovely lady. Amy has provided my husband and me..."
5. Lin and Jirsa Wedding Photography (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographer
"My wife and I choose Lin and Jirsa as our wedding photographers after interviewing nearly 10 photographers. We could..."
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