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Chowdown Showdown Best Bar Challenge

The McHenry County Patch.com editors are asking readers to let us know which bar they think is the best in the county.

With Super Bowl Sunday bearing down on us, we want to hear from you on what you think is the best bar in McHenry County.

Maybe this establishment has the best drink specials or happy hour or the most and biggest TVs for watching whatever game strikes your fancy or a friendly atmosphere that reminds you of the Cheers bar and "everyone knows your name." 

Maybe it has the most and best beers on tap or a fantastic wine selection or creative cocktail for sipping in its cozy space. 

We want to hear from you on where you go to unwind with friends. In this week's Chowdown Showdown, we are looking for the best bar in McHenry County.

Let us know your favorite spot by commenting below.

We are posting this week's Chowdown a day early — we typically post the weekly Chowdown on Sunday — as a way for readers to give other readers ideas for a place to watch the Super Bowl.

We will take votes through 5 p.m. Tuesday. From there, we will select finalists to square off in finalist's Showdown. Voting will start Wednesday morning for the finalists' Showdown and continue through noon on Friday. The weekly champion will be announced in an article on the McHenry County Patch.com sites Saturday morning. 

This is all about participation so we hope you will chime in and check back. 

So, without further ado, let’s get the voting started. Patch readers, tell us by commenting below, what is the BEST bar in McHenry County? 

doneitright February 07, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Hmm, i just read an article in the NWHerald.. isn't Victoria "Vicky" the name of the owner.. anywho.. have to agree NOT good. blah better places to spend my time with better food too
Brian February 07, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Tracks! Tracks! The best by far!!
Lynn February 08, 2012 at 08:09 PM
HANDS DOWN........The Tracks Bar & Grill in Cary..Best Food, Best Employees!!
Vicky February 08, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I know how this sounds, but I am not the owner. Just a coincidence we have the same name. Whenever I go there, it's a good time and good crowd. Better then Tracks. Unless you are a regular at Tracks, expect to get the cold shoulder treatment.
Denise February 10, 2012 at 07:56 AM
lol Steve I saw her too! I think she was a little drunk, she looked pissed off. The bartenders are ok, but I'd rather hang with a different crowd of people. I've never been to Snuggery but Half Time and Gamblers were good. More people there too...

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