Browse the top nominees in 72 categories based on votes from Fox6 Upick voters.
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Arts and Entertainment
1. Matt Jones Gallery (Southside)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"The art is always changing and it is a great venue for B&A to cater your next event."
2. Alabama Theater For The Performing Arts (Northside)
Nominee for: Best Indie Theater
"Proud to be involved with the Alabama Theatre and Alabama chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society both personally..."
3. McWane Science Center (Northside)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"We LOVE the McWane Center! We have an annual pass, and it's great to be able to go whenever we want. The permanent..."
4. The Legendary Pineapple Skinners (Homewood)
Nominee for: Best Local Bands
"The Legendary Pineapple Skinners are a great fun band for any event. Specializing in Dixie Land Jazz, these musicians..."
5. Leeds Arts Council (Leeds, AL)
Nominee for: Best Theatre Group
"The Leeds Arts Council presents professional quality programs in a small town venue. Programs for all ages are..."
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1. Santa Fe Day Spa (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"I have been to plenty of other salons and spas in the area and Santa Fe Day spa was the best I've ever been to. The..."
2. Renovare Hair Salon (Vestavia Hills)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"I have been with James for two years. I have had several horrific experiences with others in Birmingham. James was..."
3. The Helena BodySpa (Helena, AL)
Nominee for: Best Massage
"Helena Body Spa makes you feel confortable .When I first went in there never having a massage before she made me feel..."
4. Skinworx Tattoo (Bessemer, AL)
Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing
"They have done my tattoo and a lot of my friends' as well. They are super friendly, clean, and talented!"
5. Native Beach Tanning (Helena, AL)
Nominee for: Best Tanning
"The staff takes great care to provide high quality tanning beds and a wide variety of products for every budget. They..."
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1. Purple Onion (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
2. La Dama (Vestavia Hills, AL)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"I have yet to have a bad pizza at La Dama's. Their handmade crust is the perfect thickness, texture and flavor, their..."
3. Ranelli's (Southside)
Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop
" Ranelli's is one of the few family owned Restaurants left in Birmingham. It has been in the same location, on..."
4. Moe's Original Bar B Que & Blues Revue (Red Mountain)
Nominee for: Best Barbecue
"Seriously awesome barbecue and tasty sides to choose from. My chef husband says they are the best ribs he has had."
5. The Depot Deli and Grill (Helena, AL)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"Best burger in town, hands down! Also try their chicken fingers, onion rings, philly steak sandwich.... Well actually..."
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1. Barton - Clay Fine Jewelers (Mountain Brook)
Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry
"most helpful in area"
2. Shaia's (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Men's Clothing
"Shaia's has an experienced, knowledgable salestaff who treat all customers (even the poor ones like me) with dignity..."
3. Korduroy Krocodile (Homewood)
Nominee for: Best Vintage and Resale
"I know the owner personally and she let it slip that she has had almost no turnover in 20 years. I worked in retail..."
4. Desirable Fashion (Northside)
Nominee for: Best Women's Shoes
"The experiences I have had at Desirable Fashions remind me of the old days when a customer was a Customer. The Service..."
5. Manhattan South (Mountain Brook, AL)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"Manhattan South has something for everyone by combining posh fashion with laid-back style. Offering high-end items..."
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1. Bottega (Southside)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"Simply can't beat it in Birmingham"
2. Cocina Superior (Homewood)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"I give them 4 stars because while the food is delicious, its also quite pricey. For example, most Mexican restaurants..."
3. Fox Valley Restaurant (Helena, AL)
Nominee for: Best Seafood
"After 3 pleasant experiences I can confirm Fox Valley is one of the top five best restaurants to eat at in Shelby..."
4. 122 Tree Lane Restaurant (Helena, AL)
Nominee for: Best Cajun/Creole
"This restaurant has a cozy, yet intimate, atmosphere and is very suitable for both a romantic evening and a family..."
5. Ruth's Chris Steak House (Homewood)
Nominee for: Best Steakhouse
"I gave it 3 stars because 2 stars says “stay away” and that seems harsh… it might have been an off night. We had..."
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Health and Fitness
1. Cahaba Cycles (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Bike Shop
"I used to hang out at Homewood Cycles everyday after I would get out of school from middle school all the way through..."
2. Pilates on Highland (Red Mountain)
Nominee for: Best Pilates Studio
"The instructors are certified Pilates instructors; well trained, extremely knowledgeable and very encouraging. The..."
3. The Trak Shak (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Running Gear
"There is always someone there ready to help you get fitted for what ever kind of foot you may have..."
4. The Yoga Circle (Southside)
Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio
"Stephen's hot yoga class is the best workout in town! If you don't believe me, come try it."
5. Levite Jewish Community Center (Mountain Brook)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"Great people, great classes, great equipment! I love the tv's on every machine!"
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1. On Tap Sports Cafe (Red Mountain)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"The only bar in Birmingham that has my hubby's beer. 10+++"
2. Oak Mountain Lanes (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Bowling
"great place for everyone. clean and fun."
3. Nana Funks (Red Mountain)
Nominee for: Best Dance Club
4. WorkPlay (Southside)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue
"Hands down the best place in Birmingham to hear live music!"
5. Blue Monkey Lounge (Southside)
Nominee for: Best Trendy Bar
"Great martinis, friendly staff, great looking crowd!"
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1. Henhouse Antiques (Red Mountain)
Nominee for: Best Antiques
"Vintage Antiques that are tastefully selected and displayed at a reasonable price. Also my favorite past years..."
2. The Alabama Booksmith (Homewood)
Nominee for: Best Bookstore
"great bookstore and Jake, the owner is wonderful!!!! great books, great service and lots of fun!"
3. Molly & Max Pet Boutique (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Pet Supplies
"The owner Abby Adams is a very talented person. She has designed her own doggie clothes and other dog items. She is..."
4. The Lili Pad (Vestavia Hills, AL)
Nominee for: Best Children's Gifts
"Great selection, great service."
5. FETCH! Pet Care of Birmingham (Northside)
Nominee for: Best Pet Services
"Pet sitters are all pet owners, they are bonded and insured, and trained. Owner, Jay Barrett, is commitment to..."
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Specialty Food and Drink
1. Edgar's (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"Because the people are so friendly and the cakes and sweets and breads are superior to any other products in town."
2. Urban Standard (Northside)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"Best espresso since italy..... I drink it twice a day and it is consistantly delicious!!! The breakfast and lunch is..."
3. The Wine Cellar (Vestavia Hills)
Nominee for: Best Wine Shop
"Great selection, small production wines (some of which are exclusive to Wine Cellar) and great atmosphere!"
4. V. Richard's (Red Mountain)
Nominee for: Best Gourmet Grocery
"Best hand-picked daily selection of the freshest veggies. The butcher shop is without equal, as is the cheese selection..."
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1. Engaging Celebrations (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Planner
"I've had a very unique view of EC. Beverly planned our wedding before EC was ever concieved. Catherine, my wife, had..."
2. Ivory & White (Mountain Brook)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Dresses
"I planned a wedding in 3 months and it was imperative that I find a wedding gown quickly. But not just any gown but a..."
3. SunDolphin Productions (Birmingham, AL)
Nominee for: Best Videographer
"Bill & Alisa were like our own personal wedding "angel" videographers. They were fun to hang out with and we did not..."
4. Once in Every Life Photography (Northside)
Nominee for: Best Photographer
"April is a truly amazing and talented photographer. She came to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit the day after our..."
5. In Full Bloom (Gardendale, AL)
Nominee for: Best Flowers
"In Full Bloom did an amazing job on the flowers for my wedding. Everyone asked me who did the flowers after the..."
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