Help pick the ‘Best of Atlanta’ for 2022

Piedmont Park in Midtown on May 13, 2022
Katrina Merto

Welcome to the first edition of Access Atlanta’s “Best of Atlanta” awards recognizing the best ATL has to offer. This unique experience allows Access Atlanta to collaborate with its readers. You have the chance to supply us with your personal preferences on everything from your favorite local hair salons and tattoo shops to dive bars, barbecue spots, farmers markets and more.

We literally could not put this together without you! Your votes will help determine 250 winners in this year’s polls.

Here’s how it works:

Best of Atlanta opened with a write-in nomination round from Aug. 19 through Sept. 30. Readers nominated more than 3,000 outstanding people, local businesses and exceptional establishments in 250 categories.

Voting is now open:

Access Atlanta’s Best of Atlanta voting phase is now open! From Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, readers can vote between the top nominees in each category. VOTE HERE!

When the vote closes on Dec. 15, we’ll start counting the winners, which will be announced in January 2023 and published in a special Best of Atlanta directory at

Since the start of the pandemic, many local businesses and beloved longtime institutions have reopened and need all the support they can get from Atlantans to keep their businesses thriving. Access Atlanta’s “Best of Atlanta” awards aim to bring our community together. Stay tuned in January 2023 as we announce who you, our fellow Atliens, voted the city’s Best Nail Salon, Best Food Festival, Best Local Band and more.

Best of Atlanta: Access Atlanta

  • Nomination round: Best of Atlanta launched with nominations opening on Aug. 19 and closing on Sept. 30.
  • Finals: Voting among finalists in each category is open from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15.
  • Winners: Winners will be announced in January 2023.

Join Access Atlanta in celebrating the many businesses, services, venues and more the great city of Atlanta has to offer.

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