Congratulations to West End Winners!


The Best of Alameda contest by Alameda Magazine is a highlight of the year that celebrates our Island City. The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) congratulates the following West Alameda businesses for being chosen among the Best of Alameda.

Food & Drink

  • Best East Bay Beer: A-Town Pale, Faction Brewing
  • Best Sierra Varietals: Building 43 Winery
  • Best Breakfast/Brunch: Cafe Jolie
  • Best Deli and Best Sandwiches: Domenico’s Italian Deli
  • Best Dim Sum and Best Chinese Restaurant: East Ocean Seafood Restaurant
  • Best Place to Drink Beer: Faction Brewing
  • Best Eggs Benedicts with Twists: Neptune’s
  • Best Happy Hour and Best Wine Bar: Rock Wall Wine Company
  • Best Outdoor Dining and Best Restaurant View: Scolari’s at The Point
  • Best Nightclub: The Fireside Lounge
  • Best Cakes: Whisk Cake Creations

Goods & Services

  • Best Home Care for Seniors: AEC Home Care
  • Best Barbershop: Al’s Barber Shop
  • Best Personal Trainer: Jesus Eduardo Vargas, Mariner Square Athletic Club
  • Best Sales Rack: Lanvie
  • Best Waxing Salon: LunchboxWax
  • Best Spinning Instructor: Mustafa Qarshi, Bladium Sports & Fitness Club
  • Best Veterinary Clinic: Providence Veterinary Hospital & Clinic, West
  • Best Jewelry Store: Seelenbacher Jewelers
  • Best Place to Board Pets and Best Place to Get Your Pet Groomed: Under One Woof

Lifestyle & Leisure

  • Best Family Running Event: Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival

The family that runs together has fun together, and fun is in store for runners at the Alameda Running Festival. The something-for-everyone running event at Alameda Point debuted in 2016, continues to grow, and benefits Alameda Meals on Wheels and the Alameda Education Foundation. Organized by Alameda born-and-raised triathlete Steven Ashbaker and his pal Ryan Coelho the festival is a great way to highlight a great sport in a beautiful setting. The Alameda Running Festival includes a half marathon, a half-marathon relay, a 10-kilometer run/walk, a 5k run/walk, a family fun run and a big party at the end featuring local beer. The big day is set for Sunday, Sept. 16.

  • Best Swimming Lessons: AquaTech Swim School
  • Best Camp and Best Gym or Health Club: Bladium Sports & Fitness Club
  • Best Senior Living: Cardinal Point
  • Best Place to Take the Kids: Crab Cove
  • Best Marina or Yacht Club and Best Sailing Club: Encinal Yacht Club
  • Best Art Gallery: Frank Bette Center for the Arts
  • Best New Year’s Eve Party: New Year’s Eve aboard the USS Hornet

More information on the Best of Alameda contest and its winners can be found at