Get Tipsy: Boozey finalists for 2018 Best of Syracuse announced

Whether it's nursing a pint in the comfort of a dive bar booth or sipping a dry riesling at one of Central New York's many wineries, the area's amateur alcohol aficionados have weighed in on the Booze, Bars & Wineries category for the 2018 Best of Syracuse contest.  Below, you will find the category broken down by title and a list of the top finalists in each category. Most list the Top 5, but an extra nominee was included in instances of a tied vote.

Click the "Vote Now" button at the bottom to vote on who you think should be the winner. An email address is required, and each person can only vote once. Voting will remain open until September 30.

You do not have to submit a vote for every category. Make sure you share this article using #BestofSyracuse to spread the word!

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Best Hard Cider

  • 1911
  • Critz Farms
  • Four Grand Winery & Cidery
  • Three Brothers Red Apple Bombshell

Best Brewery

  • 315 Brewery
  • Buried Acorn Syracuse
  • Empire Brewery
  • Middle Ages Brewery
  • WT Brews

Best Beer Selection

  • Blue Tusk
  • Empire Brewery
  • Middle Ages Brewery
  • Now and Later
  • World of Beer

Best Winery

  • Anyela’s Vineyard
  • Greenwood Winery
  • Lakeland Winery
  • Owera Vineyard
  • Three Brothers Winery

Best Liquor Store

  • Hallinan’s
  • Harbor View
  • Liquor City
  • Liquor Warehouse
  • Pascale’s Liquors

Best Bar

  • Al’s Wine & Whiskey Lounge
  • Average Joe’s
  • Benjamin’s on Franklin
  • Singers Karaoke Club
  • The Wildcat

Best Late-Night Munchies

  • Alto Cinco
  • Blarney Stone
  • B’Ville Diner
  • Funk ‘N’ Waffles
  • Modern Malt

Best Happy Hour

  • Average Joe’s
  • Blue Tusk
  • The Distillery
  • Empire Brewery
  • Sharkey’s

Best Dive Bar

  • Cobblestone
  • Inside Out
  • The Penny
  • Shifty’s
  • Swallow’s

Best Sports Bar

  • Change of Pace
  • The Distillery
  • Tully’s
  • The Wildcat
  • Wolf’s Biergarten

Best Karaoke Venue

  • Average Joe’s
  • Bull & Bear Roadhouse
  • Homebase
  • Singers Karaoke Club
  • Village Lanes of East Syracuse

Best LGBT Bar

  • Rain Lounge
  • Singers Karaoke Club
  • Trexx
  • Wolf’s Den

Best Dance Club

  • Benjamin’s on Franklin
  • DJ’s on the Hill
  • Lava Nightclub at Turning Stone
  • Rain Lounge
  • Trexx


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