The Joynt Takes a Dive in Online Contest
Eau Claire tavern takes second in ‘Dives of Wisconsin’ online vote
Most Water Street bars have big signs, DJs, pop music, and lines out front, but one is different: a quiet hole in the wall with stained glass windows, a jukebox, and chessboards that seems content with hiding in plain sight. The Joynt – Eau Claire’s half bar half time machine – recently placed second in a March Madness-style online “Tournament of the Taverns” organized by the Twitter account Dives of Wisconsin (@DivesOfWI). When all the votes and quote tweets were tallied, Nick’s on Second in Platteville won. While this may seem like a defeat, some are content avoiding the limelight. Less recognition means more open bar stools for the regulars. Maybe The Joynt is better left to those who believe they’ll appreciate it more.