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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.


Access Atlanta’s Best of Atlanta awards consists of 10 sections: Beauty and Health, Food, Drinks, Entertainment and Leisure, Media, Shopping, Home and Garden, Services, Financial Services and Vehicles.

We literally could not put this together without you. Within those 10 sections, there are 250 categories in total. Therefore, your votes will help determine 250 winners in this year’s polls!

Here are just a handful of the hottest categories you can vote in!

Beauty and Health:

Best Barber, Best Nail Salon, Best Esthetician Service, Best Day Spa and Best Physical Therapist.


Best Cajun Restaurant, Best Date Night Restaurant, Best Dog-Friendly Bar, Best Food Hall and Best Food Truck.


Best Brewery, Best Hookah Bar, Best Sports Bar, Best Wine Bar and Best Coffee Shop.

Entertainment and Leisure:

Best Comedy Club, Best Drag Show, Best Golf Course, Best Film Festival, Best Karaoke, Best Place for a First Date and Best Place to Break Up.


Best Morning/Midday/Afternoon Radio Show, Best Lifestyle Influencer, Best Local TV Anchor/Reporter/Sports Personality and much more.

Best of Atlanta 2022

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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