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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Welcome to the Best of Virginia 2012!

Virginia Living Magazine's Best of Virginia 2012

In January and February of 2012, Virginia Living Magazine asked their readers, to tell them their ‘bests’ in everything from dining to doing. And they told them! After receiving nearly 10,000 responses, Virginia Living counted the surveys and compiled the list of winners. They now know the best restaurants and bars, shops and boutiques, even dermatologists and architects from across the five regions of Virginia—Eastern, Northern, Central, Southwestern and the Shenandoah Valley.

As expected, Olde Towne Portsmouth fared well in the competition and beat out some pretty respectable Hampton roads competition in both food and drink categories and shopping and services. Here's the list of Olde Towne Portsmouth's distinguished winners from the Best of Virginia 2012! You can also preview all of the winners around the commonwealth by clicking here.


Best Cheap Place to Grab Lunch- Baron's Pub (third place)

Best Continental Cuisine- Cafe Europa (third place)

Best Fusion Cuisine- Still Eclectic (third place)

Best Martini Bar- Still Eclectic (second place)

Best Nightclub- The Mansion (first place)

Best Place for Cocktails- Still Eclectic (first place)

Best Place to Buy Beer- Bier Garden (first place)

Best Sports Bar- Roger Brown's (first place)


Best Home Decor Store- Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery (second place)

Best Man-Cave Store- Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery (first place)

Best Marine Supply- Mile Marker "0" Marine Supply (second place)

To purchase your copy of Virginia Living's Best of Virginia 2012 issue, visit any quality newsstand across the state, or click here to buy online.