Best Bar for Talkin'

Drinks and discourse, suds and a seat – what could be better? Volume One voters really love these three establishments. The Brewing Projekt (1807 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire) tops our list this year, ending The Joynt’s 12-year run at No. 1. A beautiful building, delicious drinks, and incredible staff make The Brewing Projekt a fantastic choice. The Joynt (322 Water St., Eau Claire) remains a top spot to hold court or lend an ear. At No. 3, Dive (at the Lismore Hotel, 333 Gibson St., Eau Claire) has drink deals, indoor and outdoor seating, and specialty cocktails that are sure to kick off conversation. – Cullen Ryan