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Best Of Oakland and the East Bay 2019

Our annual celebration of The Town and the East Bay.

Winners

2019 Goods & ServicesReaders' Choice

Best Landscaping Service

Robert S. Cruikshank

2019 Goods & ServicesReaders' Choice

Best Place to Get a Facial

Rockridge Day Spa

2019 Food & DrinkReaders' Choice

Best Winery

Rock Wall Wine Co.

2019 Goods & ServicesReaders' Choice

Best Children’s Clothing

Ruby's Garden

2019 Food & DrinkReaders' Choice

Best Late-Night Dining

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

2019 Goods & ServicesReaders' Choice

Best Insurance Agent

Ruth Stroup, Farmers Insurance

2019 Lifestyle & LeisureReaders' Choice

Best Golf Course

Sequoyah Country Club

2019 Food & DrinkReaders' Choice

Best Cocktails

Shakewell

2019 Food & DrinkReaders' Choice

Best Happy Hour

Shakewell

2019 Food & DrinkReaders' Choice

Best Chinese Restaurant

Shan Dong

2019 Lifestyle & LeisureEditors' Choice

Best Bookstore Cats

Sleepy Cat Books

Cats are awesome. Books are awesome. Ipso facto, bookstore cats are the best. And a bookstore named after its residents cats is the bees knees. Such is the case with Berkeley's Sleepy Cat Books, an Orinda transplant that arrived on Telegraph Avenue in 2018. Home to kitties Lyla, a mellow white sleepyhead, and Oliver, a gray and white talker, the store'€™s motto is perfect: “€œRead a book. Pet a Cat. Save the World.”€ Store owner Jeff Koren says that the felines really love living in the store and meeting the customers and that Cal students love to come by and pet them. Stop by and pet them yourself. Don'€™t forget to pick up a high quality, gently used book, too! Follow these kitty literati on Instagram at #sleepycatbooks.

2019 Food & DrinkReaders' Choice

Best Bar

Starline Social Club

2019 Lifestyle & LeisureReaders' Choice

Best Comedy Venue

Starline Social Club

2019 Goods & ServicesReaders' Choice

Best Orthopedic Practice

Steven S. Isono, MD, Stanford Health Care Orthopedics

2019 Lifestyle & LeisureReaders' Choice

Best Private Middle School

St. Paul's Episcopal School