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Best Bar for Drinkin'

Once things go back to normal, these three bars will be the top spots to catch up with pals over a beer! Coming in first is The Joynt (322 Water St., Eau Claire), the home of jazz legends past, vintage beer cans, and the “NO LIGHT BEER” sign. Swinging into second is Wigwam Tavern (314 E. Madison St., Eau Claire), where folks in the Chippewa Valley can get some grub and sing karaoke to their heart’s delight. The Fire House (202 Gibson St., Eau Claire) – a.k.a. every beer connoisseur’s dream – takes third with its expansive selection of brews. Cheers! –Natalie Rosenkranz