Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Bartender

Justin Mason from Wagner’s Lanes and The Complexx (2159 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire) tops our list for Best Bartender this year, gathering rave reviews for top-notch service and shout-outs for being the best bartender around. Maggie Stich from The Brewing Projekt (1807 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire) takes second place for her great service and glowing beer recommendations. Coming in third from local staple Five O’Clock Club (2240 Fenwick Ave., Eau Claire) is Maddy Foster, winning over the crowd with friendly service, a smiling face, and drink refills always ready to go. –Ashly Curtis