Populist Awards

Populist Awards 2017 WINNERS

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We’re proud to announce the WINNERS of the 1st Annual People’s Vote Populist Awards

Instead of us telling you what’s happening in the city, we asked YOU to vote for your favourite people, places, happenings, and events in Vancouver!

Want to know what the locals love most about this city, what makes this city ‘home’?


Best New Restaurant

Savio Volpe  More Info

Runner Up

Best Restaurant/Lounge Atmosphere

The Parlour  More Info

Runner Up
Chill Winston

Best Italian

Savio Volpe  More Info

Runner Up

Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Chambar  More Info

Runner Up

Best Food Truck

Mom’s Grilled Cheese  More Info 

Runner Up
Vij’s Railway Express 

Most Unique Restaurant

EXP Restaurant and Bar  More Info 

Runner Up
The Eatery

Best Brunch

Medina Café  More Info 

Runner Up

Most Underrated Restaurant

Havana Restaurant  More Info 

Runner Up
Les Faux Bourgeois

Best Sushi Restaurant

Miku Restaurant  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Pizza Place

The Parlour  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Late Night Eats

The Pawn Shop  More Info 

Runner Up
TIE:Lucy’s Eastside Diner + The Naam  

Best Games Venue

EXP Restaurant and Bar  More Info

Runner Up

Best Casual Restaurant

Cactus Club  More Info

Runner Up
Nuba Restaurant

Best Restaurant/Lounge To Meet People

West Oak  More Info

Runner Up
The Morrissey Pub

Best Wine List

Chambar  More Info

Runner Up
Brix & Mortar 

Best Date Spot

Reflections   More Info

Runner Up
The Diamond 

Best Business Meeting Spots

Cactus Club  More Info

Runner Up
Earls Test Kitchen

Best Pub Food

The Pint  More Info

Runner Up
The Irish Heather 

Best Health Food Place

Tractor Foods  More Info

Runner Up
Body Energy Club 

Best Vegetarian

Nuba  More Info

Runner Up
The Acorn  

Best Poke

Pokerrito  More Info

Runner Up
TIE: West Coast Poke + The Poke Guy 

Best Tacos

Tacofino  More Info 

Runner Up
La Taqueria

Best Coffee

JJ Bean  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Chicken Wings

Phnom Penh  More Info 

Runner Up
Score on Davie

Best Poutine

Fritz European Fry House  More Info 

Runner Up
The Flying Pig

Best Happy Hour

Joe Fortes  More Info 

Runner Up
The Flying Pig

Best Fast Food

La Taqueria  More Info

Runner Up

Best Bakery

Small Victory  More Info

Runner Up

Best Desserts

Thierry  More Info 

Runner Up
Thomas Haas

Best BC Winery

Dirty Laundry  More Info

Runner Up
See Ya Later Ranch

Best Sports Bar

The Local  More Info

Runner Up
Phat Yaletown Sports Lounge

Best Cocktails

The Keefer Bar  More Info

Runner Up
The Diamond

Best Nightclub

Aura Nightclub  More Info

Runner Up

Best Greens Bar

Tractor Foods  More Info 

Runner Up
Railtown Cafe 

Best Ice-cream/Gelato/Fro-Yo

Earnest  More Info 

Runner Up 
Bella Gelateria

Best Juicery

Commodity Juicery  More Info 

Runner Up
Krokodile Pear 

Best Smoothies

Body Energy Club  More Info

Runner Up

Commodity Juicery 

Best BC Wine

Burrowing Owl  More Info 

Runner Up
Mission Hill 

Best Brewery

33 Acres  More Info 

Runner Up
Granville Island Brewing

Best Distillery

Yaletown Distillery  More Info 

Runner Up
Long Table Distillery 

Best Service at a Restaurant

Chambar  More Info 

Runner Up
Joe Fortes 

Best Large Party Venue

Black and Blue  More Info 

Runner Up
TIE: The Refinery + Glowbal  

Best Décor in a Business

The Parlour  More Info 

Runner Up
Homer St Cafe 

Best Restaurant/Lounge/Café Bathroom

Fairmont Pacific Rim  More Info 

Runner Up
Cactus Club Coal Harbour 

Best Live Music Venue

Guilt & Co  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Café to Work From

JJ Bean  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Hot Spot

The Parlour  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Gay Bar

1181 Lounge  More Info 

Runner Up


Best Fashion Boutique For Men

Frank and Oak  More Info 

Runner Up
El Kartel 

Best Fashion Boutique For Women

Oak and Fort  More Info

Runner Up
The Latest Scoop 

Best MediSpa

Vanity Lab  More Info 

Runner Up
Vancouver MediSpa 

Best Chain Hotel

Fairmont Pacific Rim  More Info

Runner Up
Rosewood Hotel Georgia 

Best Boutique Hotel

Opus  More Info

Runner Up
The Loden Hotel 

Best Spa

TIE – Spa Utopia More Info & Willowstream More Info

Runner Up
Sense at the Rosewood Hotel 

Best Nearby Resort

Sparkling Hill Resort  More Info

Runner Up
Wickaninnish Inn

Best Downtown Building to Live In

Grace in Yaletown  More Info 

Runner Up
The Artemisia in Yaletown

Best Giftshop

The Cross  More Info 

Runner Up
Old Faithful Shop

Best Dispensary

TIE – The Healing Centre  More Info  & RedMed Canna Clinic  More Info

Runner Up
Vancity Weed 

Best Nail Salon

Pure Nail Bar  More Info 

Runner Up
TIE: Prep Beauty Parlour + Bling Nail Studio 

Best Pet Store/Spa

Barking Babies  More Info 

Runner Up
Pawsh Dog Spa and Boutique

Best Massage Parlour

Willow Stream  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Walk-in-Clinic

Stein Medical Clinic  More Info 

Runner Up
TIE: Simply WellnessAquarius Medical Clinic

Best Nearby Getaway

Whistler  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Basic Vancouverite Store

Aritzia  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Shopping Mall

TIE: Pacific Centre  More Info Metropolis at Metrotown More Info

Runner Up
Park Royal

Best Auto Service Shop

Ritchie Collision  More Info 

Runner Up
Amin’s Auto Service

Best Barber Shop

Barber and Co  More Info 

Runner Up
TIE: Farzad’s Barbershop + JD’s Barber Shop  

Best Jewelry Shop

TIE: Cavalier  More Info & Tiffany & Co.  More Info

Runner Up
Blue Ruby 

Best Athletic Clothing

Lululemon  More Info

Runner Up
RYU Apparel 

Best Home Décor Store

The Cross  More Info 

Runner Up
West Elm

 Best Fitness Studio

Studeo 55  More Info

Runner Up

Best Gym

Equinox Fitness  More Info 

Runner Up
Steve Nash


Most Innovative Company

Hootsuite  More Info 

Runner Up
Kit and Ace 

Best TV Show Shot in Vancouver

TIE – Supernatural  More Info & A Series of Unfortunate Events  More Info

Runner Up
Prison Break

Best Movie Shot in Vancouver

Deadpool  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Company to Work For

Lululemon  More Info 

Runner Up
TIE: EA Canada + Hootsuite

Best Start-Up

SLACK  More Info 

Runner Up
Landeau Flowers

Best Meal Delivery

2 Guys With Knives  More Info

Runner Up
Fitness Foods

Best Food Blogger

TIE – @vancouverfoodie More Info  & @erinireland  More Info

Runner Up

Most Influential Person

David Suzuki  More Info

Runner Up
Jim Pattison

Best Male Fashion Blogger

@stylebysarai  More Info

Runner Up

Best Female Fashion Blogger

@rinasamantha  More Info 

Runner Up

Best Realtor

Shahin Behroyan  More Info

Runner Up
Melissa Wu 

Best Athlete

Trevor Linden  More Info

Runner Up
The Sedin Brothers 

Best Girlboss

Morgan Browne of Oakwyn Realty  More Info

Runner Up
Kathleen Bartels, The Vancouver Art Gallery 

Best Manboss

Connor Beaton of ManTalks  More Info

Runner Up
Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite 

Best Hairstylist

Carson Drake at Style Lab  More Info

Runner Up
Karl Brown at Axis Hair

Best Photographer

Karolina Turek  More Info

Runner Up
Natalia Anja

Best YouTuber

Peter Chao  More Info

Runner Up
Hoodwinked Films

Best Comedian

Dino Archie  More Info

Runner Up
Scott Patey

Best Musician 

Dirty Radio  More Info

Runner Up
Hey Ocean!

Best Tattoo Artist

Rebecca DeWinter at  Black Medicine Tattoo  More Info

Runner Up
TIE: Uncle Arlo at Gastown Tattoo + Devin Stacey at Archetype Custom

Best Cosmedic Surgeon

Dr. Sheina Macadam  More Info

Runner Up
Dr. David Ward

Best Personal Trainer

Jana Finkbiner of Studeo 55  More Info

Runner Up
Dominica Bay at Pure Vibe Fitness

Best Interior Designer

Jillian Harris  More Info

Runner Up
Gaile Guevara

Best Event Planner

The Social Concierge  More Info

Runner Up
Blueprint Events

Best Bartender

Micky Valens at Hello Goodbye  More Info

Runner Up
Tommy Grier at Republic Nightclub


Best Adventure Guide

Vancouver Water Adventures  More Info

Runner Up
Fresh Adventures

Best Tourist Attraction

Stanley Park  More Info

Runner Up
Grouse Mountain

Best Indoor Activities

Science World  More Info

Runner Up
Fly Over Canada

Best Outdoor Summer Activities

Seawall Bike Tour   More Info

Runner Up
Kayak in Deep Cove

Best Outdoor Winter Activities

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden  More Info

Runner Up
Snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain


Best Music Festival

Pemberton Music Festival  More Info

Runner Up
Jazz Fest

Best Art and Culture Festival

VIFF  More Info 

Runner Up
Vancouver Fringe Festival

Best Summer Event

Honda Celebration of Light  More Info

Runner Up
Diner en Blanc

Best Convention

Tedx  More Info

Runner Up
Taboo Show

Best Conference

Traction Conference  More Info

Runner Up
Canadian Internet Marketing Conference

We congratulate all the winners and runner-ups and wish all candidates good luck for next year!

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