Best of Kingston 2013-14

Nearly 100 people responded to the annual Best of Kingston survey, giving you a wide array of Kingston’s finest. Here are the results of our 2013-14 call for the best of the Limestone City.

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BEST STUDY SPOT

1. Stauffer
2. Douglas
3. CoGro

As the largest study spot on campus, Stauffer Library also takes the lead as the most popular.

BEST PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PARENTS

1. Woodenheads
2. Pan Chancho
3. Other

Whether its for special occasions or a welcome visit, Woodenheads’ gourmet pizza is a favourite for when parents come into town.

BEST PLACE FOR COFFEE

1. CoGro
2. Starbucks
3. Sipps

On campus and unique to Queen’s, the student-run Common Ground takes the lead for best coffee spot, with Starbucks as a close second.

BEST ESTABLISHMENTS THAT NO LONGER EXIST

1. Empire Theatre
2. Indigo Books
3. Other

With downtown Kingston in a state of change, most missed are Empire Theatres on Princess St., and Indigo.

BEST PLACE TO FIND A HANGOVER CURE

1. Tommy's
2. Morrison's
3. The Bras Pub

With its retro vibe, Tommy’s was voted a favourite spot to ease your hangover.

BEST SUSHI

1. Sima
2. Sakura
3. Kame

While there is no shortage of sushi spots in Kingston, Sima Sushi takes the top spot for this category.

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

1. The Mansion
2. The Grad Club
Clark Hall Pub

What better way to enjoy live music than with a schooner in hand at the Mansion?

BEST DATE SPOT

1. Windmills
2. Geneva Crepe Cafe Bistro
3. Pan Chancho

For a romantic, candlelit dinner, look no further than Windmills.

BEST BURGER

1. Harper's
2. The Works
3. Five Guys

Unique to Kingston, Harper’s local take on burgers wins it the top spot for this category.

BEST BAR

1. Queen's Pub
2. The Brooklyn
3. Alibi

Though Kingston isn’t short on bars, the on-campus Queen’s Pub was once again voted a student favourite.

BEST GROCERY STORE

1. Metro
2. Loblaws
3. John's Deli

Metro’s convenience and proximity to the student ghetto earned it top votes for this category.

BEST POUTINE

1. Smoke's
2. Bubba's
3. Other

Whether it’s as a favourite snack or the late end to a night out, Smoke’s Poutine was voted most popular.

BEST BAKED GOODS

1. Wolfe Island Bakery
2. The Limestone City Cupcakery
3. Card's Bakery

If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth or a pastry craving, Wolfe Island Bakery has been deemed a Kingston favourite.

BEST BRUNCH

1. Pan Chancho
2. Windmills
3. Morrison's

For a bit of lounging and luxury, indulge in a weekend brunch at Pan Chancho.

BEST SPOTS FOR VEGETARIAN OPTIONS

1. The Sleepless Goat
2. The Works
3. Harper's

Taking this category by storm, The Sleepless Goat wins bragging rights for its vegetarian and vegan options.

BEST PLACE TO REVAMP YOUR WARDROBE

1. Urban Outfitters
2. Phase 2
3. Agent 99

As a continued favourite, voters are looking to Urban Outfitters to fulfill their fashion needs.

BEST INEXPENSIVE DATE IDEAS

1. Skating in Market Square
2. The Screening Room
3. Movies in the Square

When the cold takes over Kingston, strap on some skates and head to Market Square for some fun and inexpensive quality time.

BEST PLACE FOR A PHOTO OP

1. The waterfront
2. Wolfe Island
3. Ontario Hall

Be it a frosty photo shoot or one in the warm sun, the Lake Ontario waterfront was chosen as the most picturesque setting.

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