Best Bar for Talkin'
UN-DE-FEAT-ED. You all knew this was coming: From the old-timey jukebox to the appropriately placed “No Light Beer” sign, there’s just something that makes The Joynt (322 Water St., Eau Claire) stand out as the Best Bar for Talkin’, which is why they’re taking this award home for the 12th year in a row. Coming in second, we have Dive (333 Gibson St., Eau Claire), a classy establishment in the Lismore Hotel that boasts an extraordinary cocktail list. Rounding out the list is Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery (3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire), a spacious spot with an impressive drink menu that’s a conversation starter itself. — Natalie Rosenkranz