How to have your say in's Best of 2017 poll

There’s so much to love about Dayton. 

And you get the chance to tell us what you love most about the Gem City. 

The Best of 2017 poll is about to launch, and here is what you need to know to be part of the vote. 

>> PHOTOS: Best of 2016 party


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The Best of Dayton poll gives you the chance to help us determine the best of the best in the Gem City.

We will have more than 100 categories in the areas of:

• Outdoors, Active Lifestyle and Recreation
• Food and Dining
• Bars and Nightlife
• Shopping
• Services
• Culture, Music and Entertainment

Now we’re not just talking best burger, best pizza, best beer and best wings. Those tried-and-true favorites are on the list, but you'll find new (and new-ish) categories like Best Dayton Drag Queen, Best Bartender, Best Bar Bathroom, Best Dayton-Centric Gift and Best Trivia Night.

This is your chance to celebrate your favorites in just about every aspect of Dayton life and possibly even settle some longstanding arguments amongst family and friends.

>> NOMINATE NOW: Best of 2017 does the process work?


Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 14, you can submit nominations in all categories here. We encourage you to nominate all of your favorites so they have a chance to make the final ballot.

Nominations will be accepted from Nov. 14-26.

The team will take all of your nominations into consideration before assembling the final ballot.

No nominations will be accepted after Nov. 26, so don’t miss your chance to get involved.


After the general election has passed, it will be time to cast your vote in the Best of Dayton poll.

Voting opens Dec. 4 and closes on Dec. 22. During this time frame, you can cast your vote in all categories, or as many categories as you’d like.

The poll is interactive, customizable and easy to use. It even makes social media sharing a piece of cake.


Winners will be announced at a special party on January 17, 2018. Mark your calendars now, and join us in celebrating our 2017 winners!

It will be held January 17, 2018. Time and location TBD.

Stay tuned -- we’ll have information on how to get your tickets very soon. Further questions? Email

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