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2017 Readers Poll
2017 Critics Picks

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Best Barber Shop

“Beer in hand. Hair on fleek. Thanks, Birds!” Colin Recko

Birds Barbershop
2110 S. Lamar, 512/442-8800
6800 Burnet, 512/454-1200
1107 E. Sixth, 512/457-0400
1902 S. Congress, 512/445-0500
905 E. 41st, 512/492-8400
5000 W. Slaughter, 512/758-7800
13219 Hwy. 183 N., 512/879-4700
11420 Rock Rose #114, 512/610-7600
www.birdsbarbershop.com

Best Salon

“Everyone here is beyond cool, while making everyone feel like they belong. Plus, they do fantastic hair, even when you bring in action figures for references.” – Tracy Cannon

Method Hair
1601 E. Fifth #103
512/469-0044
www.methodhair.com

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photo by Devaki Knowles

Best Spa

“I always leave feeling like I’m walking on a cloud.” Marisa Jaffee

Milk + Honey
100-A Guadalupe, 512/236-1115
12901 Hill Country Blvd., Bldg. D-1-110, 512/236-1115
www.milkandhoneyspa.com

Best Mani/Pedi

“After a pedicure at Viva, my polish didn’t chip for MONTHS; not even through the 30-mile backpacking trip I took a few days later.” Juliana Haynes

Viva Day Spa
215 S. Lamar, 512/472-2256
1811 W. 35th, 512/300-2256
11601 Rock Rose Avenue, 512/300-2256
www.vivadayspa.com

photo by Jana Birchum

photo by Jana Birchum

Best Wax/Skincare

“By far the best facial I’ve ever received! I LOVE VIVA!!” Tabatha Ballein

Viva Day Spa
215 S. Lamar, 512/472-2256
1811 W. 35th, 512/300-2256
11601 Rock Rose Avenue, 512/300-2256
www.vivadayspa.com

Best Bike Shop/Repair

“Unsurpassed Austin friendliness and service, great selection, consistent quality.” Stephen Torrence

Bicycle Sport Shop
517 S. Lamar, 512/477-3472
10947 Research, 512/345-7460
9900 W. Parmer, 512/637-6890
12005 Bee Caves Rd., 512/634-8844
3202-C Guadalupe, 512/267-3495
www.bicyclesportshop.com

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Best Psychic/Tarot

“Worth every penny. Cheaper than therapy.” Marta McDougle

Sister Temperance Tarot
512/466-5124
www.sistertemperance.com

Best Tattoo

“Great artists, good atmosphere, wonderful professionalism.” Joey Edwards

Atomic Tattoo
8401 Burnet Rd., 512/458-9693
13686 Hwy. 183 N., 512/249-7319
15301-F N. I-35, Pflugerville, 512/252-8537
2800 S. I-35 #108, 512/445-7260
www.atomic-tattoo.com

photo by John Anderson

photo by John Anderson

Best Hotel/Motel

“Super nice and super haunted. Super winning.” Adam Creighton

The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos
512/439-1234
www.driskillhotel.com

Best Auto Repair/Service

“Groovy always shoots me straight and saves me money. They have had many opportunities to sell me a service that I thought I needed and was prepared to pay for only to find out I really didn’t need it. Who does that? Honest mechanics.” Steve Smith

Groovy Automotive
4011 Red River, 512/450-0951
5405 N. Lamar, 512/492-8050
3511 Guadalupe, 512/270-7559
www.groovyautomotive.com

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photo by Jana Birchum

Best Computer/Appliance Repair

“Guys have saved my butt more than once always having what I need.” Rodney Robbins

Discount Electronics
1011 W. Anderson, 512/983-9989
9711 Manchaca Rd., 512/458-8612
1001 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/637-7051
www.discountelectronics.com

Best Music Services/Equipment

“I’ve loved spending hours browsing the library at Strait Music since I was a kid.” Lauren Gilbert

Strait Music Co.
2428 W. Ben White, 512/476-6927
13945 Hwy. 183 N., 512/918-3743
www.straitmusic.com

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photo by John Leach

Best Home Maintenance/Services

“ABC is one of those rare service companies that seems to take seriously giving back to the community.” Brian Benschoter

ABC Home and Commercial Services
9475 Hwy. 290 E., 512/837-9500
202 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/819-9140
208 S. Guadalupe, San Marcos, 512/392-9500
1010 College, Bastrop, 512/308-1274
www.abchomeandcommercial.com

Best Laundromat/Dry Cleaner

“Great dry cleaner with tons of convenient locations.” Rohit Singh

Rick's Cleaners
3652 Bee Caves Rd., 512/327-6846
7435 Burnet Rd., 512/454-7425
110 North I-35, Ste. 250, Round Rock, 512/244-4363
5324 Cameron, 512/452-2200
13492 Research Blvd., 512/258-8181
850 N. Bell #304, Cedar Park, 512/258-4990
11126 Jollyville, 512/346-8845
900 N Austin Ave. Ste. 603, Georgetown, 512/930-0666
600 W. William Cannon, 512/462-3868
12218 FM-620, #101, 512/257-0057
4005 W. Parmer Lane, Unit C, 512/339-0401
8400 Brodie #101, 512/291-1588
3810 Gattis School #102, Round Rock, 512/244-3733
13011 Shops Parkway #200, 512/263-1588
3411 N Lamar Blvd, 512/323-0188
2614 S Lamar Blvd, 512/433-6666
www.rickscleaners.com

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Best Movers

“They should give lessons on customer service because they got it LOCKED down!” Shea Bryant

Einstein Moving Company
9200-A Brown, 512/815-8781
3904-B Warehouse Row, 512/815-8781
www.einsteinmoving.com

Best Realtor

“Jody did an incredible job of getting us into our first home, and we could not be happier with her work and her follow through.” Darren Scott

Habitat Hunters
1804 W. Koenig
512/482-8651
www.habitathunters.com

Best Tailor/Alteration

“Maybe pricey, but always precise.” Errol Mortland

Ace Custom Tailors
724-A N. Lamar, 512/478-9965
3720 Far West #106, 512/345-7688
2707 Walsh Tarlton, 512/329-0523
700-A S. Lamar, 512/732-2231
www.acetailors.com

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photo by Bret Brookshire

Best Veterinarian

“Dr. Holmes is a rock star. She takes such good care of our furry babies!” Juan Cabrera

Brodie Animal Hospital
3421 W. William Cannon
512/892-3486
brodieanimalhospital.com

Best Doggie Day Care

“Our baby girl Harley drags me in, won’t kiss me goodbye, and doesn’t look back because she LOVES the staff and her buddies at Mud Puppies!” Anna King

Mud Puppies
12233 FM 620 N. Ste. 110-A, 512/249-2498
2015 E. Riverside Bldg. 9, 512/912-0200
www.mud-puppies.com

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photo by Bret Brookshire

Best DWI Lawyer

“Mary Ann is an attorney you hope you never meet, but if you do, she’s a person you’ll always be glad you know. (Unless you’re on the other end of a cross-examination; if that’s the case, she’ll shred you, your mama, and the Prius you rode in on.)” Bronwen Butler

Mary Ann Espiritu
1307 Nueces
512/777-1394
austintexasdwidefense.com

Best Dog Trainer

“Rachel is a loving and caring individual and takes the art of training seriously. She also makes it look incredibly fun.” Zahmar Rounds

Rachel Stamper
SkyBlue Kennels
7509 FM 969
skybluekennelsatx.com/

skybluekennelsatx.com

 
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