Best of Austin More 2016 Critics Nightlife Best Secret Mezcaleria: Techo Mezcaleria & Agave Bar Best Bear-tenders: Iron Bear's Roger Rozell & Bengie Beshear Best Metal Bar: The Lost Well Best New South Austin Hangout: The Little Darlin' Best Off Menu Shot: Aquavit Pickleback at the Townsend Best Place to Meet a Gal Pal: Friday Night Ladies' Night Best New Bar Design: Kitty Cohen's Best Concert Promotions Comeback: Margin Walker 
Best Splitting of the Club Atom: Barracuda/Sidewinder 
Best Venue Offspring: 3ten ACL Live Best Festival Makeover: C3 Booker Amy Corbin 
Best Downtown Demo: Austin Music Hall 
Best Vinyl Matchmaking: Austin Record Convention Best Jack-of-All-Basses: George Reiff Best Vandalism: SXSW Co-Founder Roland Swenson’s “David Bowie Street” Best Iron Man Soundman: Saxon Pub’s Richard Vannoy Best Guitar Utopia: Austin Vintage Guitars Best Elementary School Elective: Barton Hills Choir Best Tree Hugging Tour: Dana Falconberry’s summer 2016 tour of national parks Best Sole Train: Body Rock ATX at Empire Control Room Best Use of a Thelonious Monk Song Title: Epistrophy Arts Best Bring Your Own Vinyl Night: The Wheel

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Best Party Promoter for Every Body: Corinne Loperfido

As far as typical pairings go, naughtiness and "safety first" aren’t your average peanut butter & jelly, but together, they sure make being bad feel good. Illicit, risqué, and gender-f*cking party promoter Corinne Loperfido is all about striking the right balance for Austin’s queer and gender ambiguous audiences. Whether it’s a DIY strip club or a (self-identified) ladies-only dry dance party, Loperfido's carefree parties require a lot of care, and that manages to make them even more provocative. Gender be damned, she's not playing by any L or G rule book, but instead makes new space for the Q and all the other gaps in the LGBTQIAxyz (and then some) landscape that most of us didn’t even know we were missing.

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