Best Milkshake: Courier Cafe

Courier Cafè is well-known by most in the Champaign-Urbana area for its location: the old Courier Newspaper building. It’s a beautiful building that, today, not only acts as a restaurant, but also showcases the...

Best Sex Shop: Patricia’s

For the third year in a row, Patricia's has nabbed the title of Best Sex Shop. An open and nonjudgmental environment, the store is well received by the community and is a bastion of sex positivity. Having op...

Best Karaoke Bar: Clark Bar

The Clark Bar was voted best karaoke bar in Champaign-Urbana. The Clark Bar is a great place to go for food, fun, and karaoke with your friends. Karaoke is available every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from ...

Best Nail Salon: Modern Nails

Modern Nails in Champaign has been named the best nail salon in Champaign-Urbana. The salon offers a variety of services that keep customers in style while helping strengthen and nurture the body. Modern Nai...

Best Mexican Food: Maize

It should come as no surprise that Maize once again takes home the title of Best Mexican Food, and rightfully so, as the best Mexican restaurant in Champaign-Urbana. Not only is there food great, but the worker...

Best Smoke Shop: Evergreen

I had only heard of folklore and myths pertaining to this entry for Best of Champaign-Urbana. In fact, Evergreen Tobacco was the first place, besides the basic location and places on campus and CU, that I went ...

Best Bookstore: Jane Addams

Boasting three floors of books, containing more than 100,000 titles, Jane Addams is the go-to bookstore for students as one of the few used books store in Champaign. As an independent and family run store, Jane...