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2005 Index of Winners

Best Intown Karaoke Night BOA Award Winner

Metal-some Mondays

Best OTP Liquor Store (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Smyrna World of Beverages

Best Local Blues Act BOA Award Winner

The Breeze Kings

Best Local Experimental Music Act BOA Award Winner

Rhinoctopus

Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

Outkast

Best Local Overall Music Act BOA Award Winner

Echo Valve

Best Local Rock Act BOA Award Winner

Echo Valve

Best Loft/Condo Project BOA Award Winner

Atlantic Station

Best Traditional Martini BOA Award Winner

Highland Tap

Best Intown Neighborhood Bar (TIE) BOA Award Winner

Manuel's Tavern

Best Window of Opportunity to Renovate BOA Award Winner

Bazzaar
If you've ever been to a wedding, you know Midnight Star's "No Parking (On the Dancefloor)" is a guaranteed floor filler. Except it's not meant to be taken literally, because an SUV takes up more prime real estate than most clubs can afford - especially if it enters through the window, as BAZZAAR foundmore...
If you've ever been to a wedding, you know Midnight Star's "No Parking (On the Dancefloor)" is a guaranteed floor filler. Except it's not meant to be taken literally, because an SUV takes up more prime real estate than most clubs can afford - especially if it enters through the window, as BAZZAAR found out the hard way in July. Thankfully, no one was hurt by the errant driver- bad even by Atlanta standards - and this forward-thinking lounge continues to bolster its own reputation for unassuming indulgence by fostering the city's top DJ talent under the watchful eye of Bill Kaelin. less...

Best Place to Spot Celebrities BOA Award Winner

Lenox Square

Best Place to Hear National Acts for Free BOA Award Winner

Downtown Rocks
DOWNTOWN ROCKS emerged as the winner when On the Bricks hits the bricks after losing its sponsorship. With its new home in Underground Atlanta, 99X brought the tried-and-true alternative rockers Cake, Weezer, Ben Folds and Garbage. Also on the bill were acts breaking into the mainstream, including Spoon,more...
DOWNTOWN ROCKS emerged as the winner when On the Bricks hits the bricks after losing its sponsorship. With its new home in Underground Atlanta, 99X brought the tried-and-true alternative rockers Cake, Weezer, Ben Folds and Garbage. Also on the bill were acts breaking into the mainstream, including Spoon, the Bravery, Kasabian and the Caesars, and if you got there early, local acts kicked off each night. Although it rained for most concerts, crowds packed in anyway because free makes everything better. less...

Best Play BOA Award Winner

Peachtree Battle - Ansley Park Playhouse

Best Acoustic Music Club BOA Award Winner

Eddie'S Attic
Following a few shaky years of gradually shifting musical focus, EDDIE'S ATTIC returns to form and retains the title as best place to hear acoustic music for the simple fact that the music is the top priority. Any noisy attendees get shushed and glared at, and the sound system is engineered to perfection.more...
Following a few shaky years of gradually shifting musical focus, EDDIE'S ATTIC returns to form and retains the title as best place to hear acoustic music for the simple fact that the music is the top priority. Any noisy attendees get shushed and glared at, and the sound system is engineered to perfection. Featuring a popular array of local and touring acts, as well as the always interesting Open Mike Shootout on Mondays, Eddie's is an institution in the Decatur scene. Oh, and in case you hadn't heard, the titular Eddie is back. less...

Best Art Supplies BOA Award Winner

Sam Flax

Best Indian Pakistani Market (tie) BOA Award Winner

Cherians International farmers market

Best Bizarro Local News Story BOA Award Winner

Jennifer Wilbanks: The Runaway Bride

Best Bowling Alley BOA Award Winner

International Bowling & Arcade

Best Brew Pub BOA Award Winner

5 Seasons Brewing Company

Best Local Columnist BOA Award Winner

Andisheh Nouraee Creative Loafing

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

Variety Playhouse
It can be all things to almost all people. It's a rock and folk showcase, a jazz venue, a country bar, an acoustic club, a jam-band freak-out headquarters and a movie theater. You name it and the VARIETY PLAYHOUSE has probably been there, done that and sold the T-shirt in the lobby. The cool art decomore...
It can be all things to almost all people. It's a rock and folk showcase, a jazz venue, a country bar, an acoustic club, a jam-band freak-out headquarters and a movie theater. You name it and the VARIETY PLAYHOUSE has probably been there, done that and sold the T-shirt in the lobby. The cool art deco building on Euclid Avenue with the classic marquee sits like a benevolent Buddha at the corner of Little Five Points, welcoming all who enter. Also, the Variety's website is informative and, like the place itself, friendly and easy to navigate. less...

Best Dance Company BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Ballet

Best Dive Bar BOA Award Winner

Lenny's Bar

Best OTP Dry Cleaner BOA Award Winner

Executive Cleaners

Best Computer Store BOA Award Winner

Apple Store

Best Beach Retreat BOA Award Winner

Destin, Fla.

Best Place to Buy a Gag Gift BOA Award Winner

Spencer's

Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Art in Freedom Park

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