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 Sports Bar (Place to Watch the Big Game)

Milwaukee Burger Co. (2620 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire) is no stranger to this category, placing each year since 2011 and celebrating its fourth time at the top. The popular eatery and bar fosters a rambunctious and oh-so-Wisconsin sports atmosphere, right alongside its huge fried cheese curds and rotating tap beers. Cowboy Jack’s Saloon (1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona) is a second-time placer, comfortably showing out at the runner-up spot. The large eatery offers folks TVs galore to enjoy their favorite sports alongside a wide menu. Buffalo Wild Wings (4612 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire) is a tried-and-true spot with TVs hanging at just about any spot you look at and dim lighting. The eatery has placed in the top three of this category for 15 out of the poll’s 16 years! –McKenna Scherer