Best of the Chippewa Valley

Reader Polls

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Happy Hour Spot

Nothing makes us happy quite like the best Happy Hour Spot in the Chippewa Valley, which just so happens to be the same first-place winner as last year: Cowboy Jack’s (1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona). Voters love their tasty beer and burgers. The Joynt (322 Water St., Eau Claire), which when there’s not a global pandemic features eight taps and 15 specialty beers, knocked The Five O’Clock Club out of second place. The Milwaukee Burger Co. (2620 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire) landed in third with its killer happy hour. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? –Rebecca Mennecke