Here are the winners of the 2019 Beacon's Best Awards for Akron-area businesses:

Arts, Entertainment & Places

Area Attraction/Non Sporting Event: Akron Zoo Art Gallery: Don Drumm Studios Best Thing to Do Under $10: Akron Rubber Ducks Bowling: Stonehedge Bowling Festival/Fair: Italian Fest Down town Akron Golf Course: Firestone Country Club Hotel: Sheraton Cuyahoga Falls Kids/Family Outing: Akron Zoo Local Band: Buck Naked Band Local Sporting Event: Cleveland Indians Mascot: Zippy, University of Akron Movie Theater: Cinemark Cuyahoga Falls Museum: Stan Hywet Overnight Destination: Hocking Hills Place for a First Date: Luigi's Place to have a Birthday Party: Akron Zoo Place to Worship: The Chapel Regional Gambling/Casino: Rocksino Swimming Spot: Waterworks Theater (Live): Akron Civic Theatre

Beauty, Health & Fitness

Allergist: Dr. Lutz Barber: Uniontown Barbershop Chiropractor: Bob Griesse, DC, CSCS HealthSource of Fairlawn Dentist: Dr. Marino and Associates Dermatologist: Fairlawn dermatology Hair Removal/Laser Spa: Fairlawn Dermatology Hair Salon: Carol Martin Salon Spa Hearing/Audiology Services: Finally Hear Hospital: Akron Children's Hospital Manicure/Pedicure: TK Nails - Wadsworth Ophthalmologist: Novus Clinic Optometrist: Novus Clinic Orthopedic Group: Crystal Clinic Pediatric Dentist: Dentistry 4 Kids Pediatrician: Pediatrics of Akron Pharmacy: Acme Spa/Massage: A Touch of Heaven by MJ Tanning/Spray Tan: Darque Zone Workout Facility/Gym: North Akron Fit Body Boot Camp Yoga: Yoga squared

Food & Dining

Asian Food: House of Hunan Bakery/Cakes: West side bakery BBQ/Ribs: Old Carolina Breakfast: Fred's Diner Burger: Swensons Casual Dining: Remarkable Diner Caterer: Totally Cooked Chicken: White House Chili/Soup: Whitey's Coffee: Dunkin Donuts: Krispy Kream Fine Dining: Lannings Hot dogs: A & W Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Stricklands Italian Food: Luigi's Late Night Dining/Delivery: Luigi's Local Chef: Dan Remark - Remarkable Diner Mexican Food: Tito's Pizza (Chain/Franchise): Gioninos Pizza (Local): Guiseppe's Romantic Dining: Lannings Seafood: Ken Stewarts Lodge Steak: Diamond Grille Sub Shop/Deli Sandwiches: Primos Sushi: Kasai Vegan/Vegetarian Options: Aladdin's Waiter/Waitress: Julie - Woody's Wings: Winking Lizard

Kids & Education

Childcare/Pre-School: Grizzly Club Preschool Dance Studio: Martell Karate School: Asian Sun Local College: University of Akron Private School: St. Francis de Sales Public School: Copley/Fairlawn Schools

Nightlife

Bartender: Tom - Frank's Place Best Martini: Blu Jazz Best Place to Go Dancing: Thirsty Cowboy Happy Hour: Burntwood Tavern Karaoke: Frank's Place on Market Live Music: Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Neighborhood Bar: Frank's Place on Market Ohio Brewery/Brewpub: Thirsty Dog Brewing Ohio Craft Beer/Microbrew: Hoppin Frog Brewery Ohio Winery: Wolf Creek Winery Patio: Wolf Creek Winery Sports Bar: Winking Lizard Wine Bar: Uncorked Wine Bar

Pets

Boarding/Pet Sitting: All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge Dog Park/Dog Walking Spot: Bow Wow Beach Dog Training: Sit Means Sit Grooming: Rub My Belly Doggie Spa Pet Supply Store: Pet Supplies Plus Veterinary Services: All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge

Professional Services

Accountant: Michael Davis, Michael C Davis CPA Apartment Community: BGA Properties Bank: Huntington Customer Service: Mustard Seed Market & Cafe DJ Service: Beach Boyz Dry Cleaners: City Cleaners Electrical Company: Ohio Edison Flooring Company: First Flooring and Tile Funeral Home: Billow Heating and Cooling Company: Jennings Heating and Cooling Home Builder/Contractor: RC Norman Home/Carpet Cleaners: Special Touch Insurance Company: State Farm Nursing Home: Concordia at Sumner Party Center/Event Hall: Guys Party Center Person of the Year: Papa Chubby Guiseppe's pizza Photography/Studio: Tuesday Photography Plumber: Jeff The Plumber Realtor: DJ Whaley, Remax Realty Company: Howard Hanna Satellite or Cable Provider: Spectrum Senior Living Center: Danbury Siding/Roofing Company: RFD Services Summer Camp: Camp Y Noah Tattoos/Piercings: Gypsy Rose - Wadsworth Travel Agency: AAA Wedding Venue: Guy's Party Center Window Company: Window World

Shopping   

Antique Store: Toys Time Forgot Arts & Crafts: Hobby Lobby Bicycle Shop: Eddies Bike Shop Bookstore: Barnes & Noble Clothing Store/Boutique: Kohl's Coins and Collectibles: Toys Time Forgot Consignment Shop: Connie's Collections Farmer's Market/Produce Stand: Szalay's Market Flowers/Florist: Dietz Falls Florist Furniture Store: Wayside Furniture Garden Center/Nursery: Donzell's Garden Center Grocery Store: Acme Fresh Market Hardware Store: Hartville Hardware Jewelry: Taylor Made Jewelry Musical Instruments: Wadsworth Music Organic Food/Healthy Selection: Mustard Seed Market Shoe Store: Lucky Shoes Sporting Goods Store: Dick's Sporting Goods Wedding Dress/Formal Wear: David's Bridal

Top Employers

Best Boss: Sally & Larry Markley; All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge Most Innovative Workplace: Western Reserve Hospital

Vehicles Dealers and Services

Auto Repair/Service Store: Maaco of Akron- Bauer Blvd Automotive Sales Person: Todd Brazelton - Don Sitts Car Washing/Detailing: Quick Clean - Car and Pet Wash Motorcycle Dealer: Rubber City Harley Davidson Oil Change: Conrad's Tire Center: Leipold Tires Used Car Dealer: Don Sitts Auto