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
Birds Barbershop South Lamar, 2110 S. Lamar, 512/442-8800
Birds Barbershop Burnet, 6800 Burnet Rd., 512/454-1200
Birds Barbershop East Sixth, 1107 E. Sixth, 512/457-0400
Birds Barbershop South Congress, 1902 S. Congress, 512/445-0500
Birds Barbershop 41st/Red River, 905 E. 41st, 512/492-8400
Birds Barbershop Slaughter, 5000 W. Slaughter, 512/758-7800
Birds Barbershop 183/Anderson Mill, 13219 Hwy. 183 N., 512/879-4700
Birds Barbershop Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose #114, 512/610-7600
Birds Barbershop William Cannon, 3601 W. William Cannon, 512/795-4600

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
1800 E. Fourth #103

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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. Ste. D1-110, 512/236-1115
9722 Great Hills Trail #210, 512/236-1115

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, 512/361-2047
1811 W. 35th, 512/361-1786
11601 Rock Rose Ave., 512/361-2558

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, 512/361-2047
1811 W. 35th, 512/361-1786
11601 Rock Rose Ave., 512/361-2558

Best Bike Shop/Repair

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

Bicycle Sport Shop

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Best Psychic/Tarot

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

Sister Temperance Tarot

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
11657 Research #105, 737/205-7039

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photo by John Anderson

Best Hotel/Motel

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

The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos

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
3511 Guadalupe, 512/275-0535

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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
4005 W. Parmer, 512/983-9989
1001 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/637-7051

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.
3201 Bee Caves Rd., Suite 140
13945 Hwy. 183 N., 512/918-3743

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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 & Commercial Services
9475 Hwy. 290 E., 512/837-9500
202 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, 512/819-9140
208 S. Guadalupe St., San Marcos, 512/392-9500
1010 College St., Bastrop, 512/308-1274

Best Laundromat/Dry Cleaner

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

Rick's Cleaners
3652-D Bee Cave Rd., 512/327-6846
7435 Burnet Rd., 512/454-7425
110 N. I-35 #250, Round Rock, 512/244-4363
5324 Cameron, 512/452-2200
850 N. Bell Blvd. #304, Cedar Park, 512/258-4990
11126 Jollyville, 512/346-8845
900 N. Austin Ave. #603, Georgetown, 512/930-0666
500 W. William Cannon #404, 512/462-3868
12218 RR 620 N., 512/257-0057
8400 Brodie #101, 512/291-1588
3810 Gattis School Rd. #102, Round Rock, 512/244-3733
13011 Shops Pkwy. #200, Bee Cave, 512/263-1588
3411 N. Lamar, 512/323-0188
2614 S. Lamar, 512/433-6666

Best Movers

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

Einstein Moving Co.
9200-A Brown, 737/252-1607
3904-B Warehouse Row, 737/530-8057

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

Best Tailor/Alteration

“Maybe pricey, but always precise.” Errol Mortland

Ace Custom Tailors
724-A N. Lamar, 512/478-9965
11909 Domain Dr. #154, 512/345-7688
2707 Walsh Tarlton, 512/329-0523

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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 #110

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

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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

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

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