Best Of 2020

Best Rescue of a Neighborhood Hangout
Taylor Speed

The renovation and reopening of Sitwell’s on Ludlow Avenue — officially now called Sitwell’s Coffeehouse Act II — has given Clifton’s Gaslight District a much more inviting place to eat, drink coffee, hold small meetings and get some work done on your laptop. Closed for several months in 2018 while ownership changed hands, it reopened a little over a year ago powered by the energetic vision of a young couple who had worked for the previous owner. They got rid of some of the dilapidated furniture, added their own décor, and revitalized the menu. Sitwell’s had long been vegetarian-friendly and still strongly leans that way, although they’ve just recently added a few meat items. They do bang-up business with their weekend brunch — try the Tuscan eggs — and the place welcomes local artists of all types by hosting poetry readings, musical performances and hangs paintings and other works on its walls. Sitwell’s Coffeehouse Act II, 324 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, sitwellsact2.com.

Acupuncture Practice
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1. Caldwell Family Wellness

2. Tiny Needle Community Acupuncture

3. Hamilton Health Associates

Adult Toy Store
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1. Hustler Hollywood

2. Dusty Flynt Sexy Gifts

3. High on the Hill

Antique Store
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1. Ohio Valley Antique Mall

2. Florence Antique Mall

3. Wooden Nickel Antiques

Appetizers
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1. Sotto

2. The Eagle

3. Incline Public House

Arts & Crafts Classes
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1. Cincinnati Art Museum

2. Clifton Cultural Arts Center

3. Brazee Street Studios

Arts & Crafts Supplies
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1. Indigo Hippo

2. Michaels

3. Cappel’s

Auto Dealer (New Vehicles)
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Beechmont Subaru

3. Walt Sweeney Ford

Auto Dealer (Used Vehicles)
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Courtesy Automotive

3. Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati

Auto Detailer
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. CarZmedics

3. Carriage House Car Wash

Auto Repair Service
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1. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

2. Tire Discounters

3. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Service