Best of the Chippewa Valley

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Best Bar for Drinkin'

When Friday night finally rolls around, these are the bars you want to be at! First-place finisher The Joynt (322 Water St., Eau Claire) is known for its inexpensive selection of brews, musical history, and “No Light Beer” sign. The Fire House (202 Gibson St., Eau Claire) takes second; with that many beers to choose from, you can’t go wrong! (And don’t worry, non-beer drinkers – there are other options, too!) In third place, The Brewing Projekt (1807 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire) is the perfect taproom to indulge in a beer or two with your pals. Hop to it! –Natalie Derks