Atlanta’s finest: 2022 ‘Best of Atlanta’ winners revealed

Mural in the Summerhill neighborhood.
Brandon Amato

Get ready to discover the hidden gems and top spots in Atlanta! The first edition of Access Atlanta’sBest of Atlanta” awards is here, and we’re beyond excited to showcase the best of the best in our city.

In 2022, we teamed up with YOU, our readers, to gather your personal favorites in categories ranging from hair salons and tattoo shops to dive bars, barbecue spots, and farmers’ markets. Best of Atlanta opened with a write-in nomination round from Aug. 19 through Sept. 30, then voting officially took place from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15.

In total, there were more than 10,000 voters casting 130,000 votes for outstanding people, local businesses and exceptional establishments. Your opinions were essential in determining the cream of the crop in Atlanta, and we’re thrilled to have you join us in this inaugural event.

With more than 3,000 nominees across the 250 categories, the competition got fierce at times.

Unsurprisingly, Atlantans were extremely vocal about their barbecue, and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q was chosen as the best barbecue spot with 448 votes, yum!

We saw a number of local spots take honors in multiple categories – and the infamous Clermont Lounge managed to sweep three: best dive bar, nightclub, and places to break up. They were also a finalist in best place to spot a celebrity.

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With your input, we’ve determined 250 winners – along with another 500 finalists – in this year’s polls. We’re so grateful for your time and effort in sharing your personal preferences! This unique experience allows us to truly showcase the best that Atlanta has to offer and we can’t wait to see you back again this year at the polls! Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you know the moment the 2023 Best of Atlanta voting begins!

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What are you waiting for? Get ready to have fun discovering new places in the A. Check out the first edition of Access Atlanta’s 2022 “Best of Atlanta” awards, a celebration of Atlanta’s best, HERE!

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