3120 W. Cary St.
Second Place: Balliceaux Restaurant
Third Place: The Blue Goat
With a storefront of nothing but windows, a long and winding bar and a patio with a view of Carytown’s street theater, Can Can allows the customer to simultaneously scope out others and be seen in all the right places. Balliceaux’s depth — you can linger on a vintage loveseat, dine in a booth, belly up to the front bar or go for broke in the back room when a band or DJ is playing — makes it possible to watch the pretty people or take your place among them. And Blue Goat offers the Near West Enders a worthy place to see who’s out and about on the Avenues, with folks dressing like they mean it.