Best Beer Selection

With its plethora of taprooms, bars, and breweries, the Valley offers many opportunities to slake the community’s thirst and please its palates. The Fire House (202 Gibson St., Eau Claire) won Best Beer Selection for the fifth year in a row, but newbies The Growler Guys (2832 London Road, Eau Claire) and Northern Tap House (5020 Keystone Crossing, Altoona) made it a tight race. Boasting 38 unique craft beers that rotate weekly, The Fire House keeps Valley drinkers sipping with intrigue and delight. The Growler Guys features a whopping 60 tap beers, each one packed with its own distinct flavor. With a particular focus on locally brewed beverages, Northern Tap House’s extensive beer selection is the cherry on top of a delicious restaurant experience. — Taylor Reisdorf