Best of Columbus 2009

Every week in Alive we tell you about the best this city has to offer, from dining, drinking and shopping to the city's music, arts and cultural scenes. Now we're taking a little break and turning that job over to you. This is the city's best, according to Alive readers. We asked about your favorite places in more than 100 categories, and we received more than 15,000 ballots (with voting online at ColumbusAlive.com in December and January), making this Alive's biggest Best of Columbus ever. Hope you're hungry, thirsty and ready to have fun, 'cause there are a lot of great places here that Alive readers think you should check out.

Dining

Shopping

City Life

Nightlife