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Best of Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 2016 

click to enlarge Humboldt’s Best Tattoo Artist, Henry Krüger, of Sailor’s Grave Tattoo in Eureka.

Drew Hyland

Humboldt’s Best Tattoo Artist, Henry Krüger, of Sailor’s Grave Tattoo in Eureka.

click to enlarge DREW HYLAND
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Best Place to Shoot Pool

Sure, the cavernous Rose's Billiards is a natural choice for the pool shark, what with the regular tournaments, live cam and the rows of 7- and 9-foot Diamond pool tables. But even if you misspent your youth somewhere other than a pool hall, it's a fine place to chalk up. All those tables and by-the-hour pricing mean no queuing up for the cue and nobody eyeballing you while you break. And if you've ever jabbed some big dude off his barstool while you tried to make the corner pocket, you'll appreciate the space.

You might also appreciate that it's nice in there — decidedly un-seedy. There are schmancy microbrews at the little bar in back and the whole place is aglow in flatteringly dim lights so you at least look good while you scratch. Rack 'em up.

Reader's Picks:

BEST Art Gallery
Third Street Gallery
(Formerly First Street Gallery)
416 Third St., Eureka; 443-6363

Dr. Squid
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BEST Beer Festival
Hops in Humboldt
Rohner Park, Fortuna

BEST Bike Trail
Hammond Trail

BEST Camp Site
Swimmer's Delight

BEST Casino
Blue Lake Casino
777 Casino Way, Blue Lake; (877) 252-2946

Gabe Pressure
[email protected]

BEST Craft Event
North Country Fair
Arcata Plaza, Arcata; 822-5320

BEST Day Hike
Fern Canyon
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

BEST Exotic Dancer
Stevie Di'Luxe

BEST Fair/Expo
Humboldt County Fair
Ferndale; 786-9511

BEST Food Festival
Oyster Festival
Arcata Plaza, Arcata; 822-4500

BEST Golf Course
Bigfoot Golf and Country Club
333 Bigfoot Ave., Willow Creek
(530) 629-2977

BEST Historic Building
Carson Mansion
143 M St., Eureka

BEST Humboldt Clothing Line
Humboldt Republic
535 Fourth St., Eureka; 497-6270

BEST Karaoke
Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room
401 I St., Arcata

Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room
401 I St., Arcata

BEST Live Music Venue
856 10th St., Arcata; 826-2739

BEST Local Artist
Nancy Tobin

BEST Local Author
Amy Stewart
c/o Eureka Books 426 Second St., Eureka

BEST Music Festival
Summer Arts & Music Festival
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area
Garberville, 923-3368

BEST Musician
Daniel Badeaux

BEST Place to Shoot Pool
Rose's Billiards
535 Fifth St., Eureka; 497-6295

BEST Tattoo Artist
Henry Krüger, Sailor's Grave Tattoo
138 Second St., Eureka; 443-0666

BEST Wine Festival
Art & Wine in the Park
Rohner Park, Fortuna

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