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Vote: The Best of 2015

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The end of 2015 is quickly drawing to a close, which means that it’s time to cast your votes in the city’s only year-end best-of survey that determines the best people, places, products, events and ideas of the year!

New this year is your chance to win a big prize, just for filling it out! One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive two tickets to ALL of the official Columbus Underground events being held in 2016! That includes our Best Bites food series, the Urban Living apartment and condo tour, and the Metropreneur’s ASPIRE event celebrating social enterprise in Columbus! That one winner will be joining us first-hand to check out all of the best people, places and things all year long in 2016!

The CU Best of 2015 survey is 63 questions in length and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. You have until Friday, December 11th at noon to pick your favorites! The results will be revealed between December 18th and 31st here on Columbus Underground.


Below is a full list of all categories in this year’s survey:

The Best Food and Drinks:

  • Best NEW Restaurant
  • Best Cheap Eats
  • Best Restaurant
  • Best Brunch
  • Best Bakery
  • Best Patio
  • Best New Bar
  • Best Bar
  • Best Local Beer Brewery
  • Best Local Beer
  • Best Coffee Shop
  • Best Chef

The Best Arts and Entertainment:

  • Best Local Artist
  • Best Art Gallery
  • Best Arts Organization
  • Best Arts & Culture Institution
  • Best Public Art Display
  • Best Theatrical Group
  • Best Local Author
  • Best Local Band
  • Best Local Music Venue
  • Best Columbus Festival
  • Best Culinary Event
  • Best Local Craft/Shopping Event

Best Urban Living:

  • Best Neighborhood to Live In
  • Best Neighborhood to Visit
  • Best New Urban Development
  • Best Apparel/Fashion Store
  • Best Fitness Facility
  • Best Yoga Studio
  • Best Movie Theater
  • Best Local Product Without a Store
  • Best Home Decor Store
  • Best Grocery/Food Store
  • Best Farmers’ Market
  • Best Specialty Store
  • Best Salon/Spa

The Best in Entrepreneurship & Small Business:

  • Best New Startup Business
  • Best Small Business Success Story
  • Best Entrepreneur
  • Best Small Business Resource

Best of the Suburbs:

  • Best New Addition to Bexley
  • Best New Addition to Dublin
  • Best New Addition to Gahanna
  • Best New Addition to Grandview Heights
  • Best New Addition to Grove City
  • Best New Addition to Hilliard
  • Best New Addition to New Albany
  • Best New Addition to Powell
  • Best New Addition to Reynoldsburg
  • Best New Addition to Westerville
  • Best New Addition to Worthington

Miscellaneous Best Ofs:

  • Best New Local Trend
  • Best Park
  • Best Bike Trail
  • Best Nonprofit
  • Best Local Sports Team
  • Best Local Athlete
  • Best Hidden Gem
  • Best Place for a Picnic
  • Best Place to take out-of-towners
  • Best Instagram Account
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This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale!