Party with the Best: Plan Your Party with 2023 Best Of Winners
2023 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader's Poll results to help plan the best party
V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth
Looking to plan a party? Looking to plan the BEST party? Of course you are, and we've got you covered with a handful of results from our recent 2023 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader's Poll that'll help you plan that award-winning shindig.
Best ‘Paint-N-Sip’ Venue
1. Board & Brush
2. The Paint Shack
3. Cheers Pablo
Board and Brush (1402 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire) offers opportunities to create inspirational décor for your home, or Go Beyond Wine & Paint Nights. Check out their Wood Sign Workshops too! The Paint Shack (2524 Golf Rd. #2C, Eau Claire) is more than just a painting place; it’s an art party! Art entertainment is kind of their thing. Check out their birthday offerings. Cheers Pablo (2839 Mall Dr. Suite 5, Eau Claire) offers a one-of-a-kind ceramic studio experience.
Best Place for a Kid’s Birthday Party
1. Action City
2. Beaver Creek Reserve
3. Children's Museum of Eau Claire
Action City (2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire) has it all: go-karts, video games, laser tag, and tasty food. Beaver Creek Reserve (S1 County Hwy. K, Fall Creek) is not only beautiful but super fun! There is plenty for your child and their friends to do. The newly built Children’s Museum of Eau Claire (126 N. Barstow St., Eau Claire) took third and is truly a kid's wonderland.
Best Shop for Gifts
1. The Local Store
2. Tangled Up in Hue
3. The Glass Orchard
Scratching your head at where to buy gifts for friends and family? Check out The Local Store (205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire), which features locally made goods with something for everyone. Tangled Up in Hue ( 505 S. Barstow St. Suite B, Eau Claire) takes an artistic spin on gifts, with something handmade and from the heart. The Glass Orchard (130 Deerfield Rd, Eau Claire) offers hand-blown and fused glass, local handmade art, and other home goods.
1. The Brewing Projekt
3. Lazy Monk
Thirsty for something new? Check out one of these popular breweries! Readers agree that The Brewing Projekt (1807 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire), known for its hoppy beer selection and scenic views provided by the patio areas – even on its rooftop! – is the best local brewery; there’s something on the menu for everyone! Leinenkugel’s (124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls) is next, and even after more than 150 years, they’re still doing everything in their power to make sure you flavor the moment. Third place went to Lazy Monk Brewing (97 W. Madison St., Eau Claire), a Czech/German-style bier hall that’s lager than life and a total local fave. Prost!