Each year our very own Reno News & Review publishes a “silly newspaper contest” called Best of Northern Nevada, a readers’ poll. The 2017 edition came out this week. See the entire list HERE.

We have aggregated a list of All Things Adult Beverage from their pages and put it in one place for your review and comment. So, I’ll just leave this here for you to discuss amongst yourselves…

Best bar
1. Reno Public House
2. Chapel Tavern
3. Pignic Pub & Patio

Best neighborhood bar
1. Pignic Pub & Patio
2. Pub N’ Sub

Best dive bar
1. Shea’s Tavern
2. Wonder Bar
3. 3rd St. Bar

Best casino bar
1. Fireside Lounge
2. The Brew Brothers
3. Terrace Lounge

Best local beer
1. Great Basin Brewing Company
2. IMBIB Custom Brews
3. Under the Rose Brewing Company

 Best beer selection
1. Piñon Bottle Co.
2. Beer NV
3. Craft Wine-N-Beer

Best whiskey/bourbon/Scotch selection
1. Chapel Tavern
2. Death & Taxes
3. Ceol Irish Pub
3. Total Wine & More

Best Bloody Mary
1. Famous Dave’s BBQ
2. Two Chicks
3. Chapel Tavern

Best Martini
1. Roxy
2. Famous Dave’s BBQ
3. Death & Taxes

Best Margarita
1. El Adobe Café
2. Famous Dave’s BBQ
3. Miguel’s Mexican Food

Best wine bar
1. Whispering Vine Wine Co. (Mayberry Dr.)
2. Whispering Vine Wine Co. (Foothill Rd.)
3. Midtown Wine Bar

Best wine list
1. Famous Dave’s BBQ
2. Whispering Vine Wine Co. (Mayberry Dr.)
3. Whispering Vine Wine Co. (Foothill Rd.)

Best wine shop
1. Total Wine & More
2. Whispering Vine Wine Co. (Mayberry Dr.)
3. Whispering Vine Wine Co. (Foothill Rd.)

Best microbrewery
1. Great Basin Brewing Company
2. IMBIB Custom Brews
3. Under the Rose Brewing Company

Best happy hour
1. Flowing Tide
2. 3rd St. Bar
3. St. James Infirmary

Best place to eat when drunk
1. Little Nugget Diner
2. Noble Pie Parlor
3. Golden Flower Vietnamese Restaurant

Best place to cure your hangover
1. Coach’s Grill & Sports Bar
2. Gold ‘N Silver
3. Reno Nugget
3. Shea’s Tavern

We don’t do a lot of commentary on this site. However, on some of these I have to call “Shenanigans”. There was a time when the local weekly publication actually printed the ballot in their paper and readers had to cut it out, write in their vote and mail it in. These days it is all done digitally which is much easier for everyone but allows for the potential for ballot stuffing. When Famous Dave’s wins for “Best wine list”, “Best Bloody Mary”, “Best Margarita (2nd) and “Best Martini (2nd); I gottta wonder.