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  • Best Beer Selection (in a Bar)

    Best Beer Selection (in a Bar)

    1) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   2) The Cask Republic 179 Crown St., New Haven (475) 238-8335 thecaskrepublic.com   3) The Old Dublin 171 Quinnipiac St., Wallingford (203) 949-8022 theolddublin.com  

  • Best Beer Selection (in a Store)

    Best Beer Selection (in a Store)

    1) Amity Wine & Spirits, Co. 95 Amity Road., New Haven (203) 397-9463 amitywines.com   2) Coastal Wine & Spirits 103 N. Main St., Branford (203) 481-9400 coastalwine.net   3) Ives Road Wine & Spirits 20 Ives Road, Wallingford (203) 269-1800 ivesroad.com  

  • Best Bourbon Selection

    Best Bourbon Selection

    1) Plan B Burger Bar 1638 Boston Post Road, Milford (203) 713-8700 planbburger.com   2) Oak Haven Table & Bar 932 State St., New Haven (203) 915-9413  oakhaventableandbar.com   3) Derby Discount Liquor 441 Roosevelt Drive, Derby (203) 732-0666 derby-discount.com  

  • Best Cheap Drinks

    Best Cheap Drinks

    1) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   2) Bar None 87 Elizabeth St., Derby (203) 516-5039 facebook.com   3) Side Street Grille Restaurant & Bar 15 Dickerman St., Hamden (203) 407-1539 sidestreetgrille.com  

  • Best Domestic Beer

    Best Domestic Beer

    1) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   2) Dew Drop Inn 25 North Ave., Derby (203) 735-7757 facebook.com/dewdropinnct   3) Gandhi-Bot New England Brewing Co. 175 Amity Road, Woodbridge (203) 387-2222 newenglandbrewing.com  

  • Best Light Beer

    Best Light Beer

    1) Bud Light budlight.com   2) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   3) Bricks and Barley Tavern 441 Howe Ave., Shelton (203) 513-8163 bricksnbarley.com  

  • Best Liquor Store

    Best Liquor Store

    1) Ives Road Wine & Spirits 20 Ives Road, Wallingford (203) 269-1800 ivesroad.com   2) The Wine Thief 378 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 865-4845 thewinethief.com   3) Amity Wine & Spirits, Co. 95 Amity Road., New Haven (203) 397-9463 amitywines.com  

  • Best Locally Brewed Beer

    Best Locally Brewed Beer

    1) New England Brewing Co. 175 Amity Road, Woodbridge (203) 387-2222 newenglandbrewing.com   2) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   3) Thimble Island 53 East Industrial Dr., Branford (203) 208-2827 thimbleislandbrewery.com  

  • Best Locally Made Wine

    Best Locally Made Wine

    1) Gouveia Vineyards 1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford (203) 265-5526 gouveiavineyards.com   2) Paradise Hills Vineyard and Winery 15 Windswept Hill Road, Wallingford (203) 284-0123 paradisehillsvineyard.com   3) Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford (203) 453-2338...

  • Best Margaritas

    Best Margaritas

    1) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com   2) Los Mariachis 105 North Colony Road, Wallingford (203) 265-1838 losmariachisgrill.com   3) Mezcal Restaurante Mexicana y Cantina 14 Mechanic St., New Haven (203) 782-4828  

  • Best Martinis

    Best Martinis

    1) Avanti Restaurant 34 River Road, Meriden (203) 440-9990 avantict.net   2) 116 Crown 116 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-3116 116crown.com   3) J. Christian's 9 North Main St., Wallingford (203) 265-6393 jchristians.com  

  • Best Scotch Selection

    Best Scotch Selection

    1) The Owl Shop 268 College St., New Haven (203) 624-3250 owlshopcigars.com   2) Oak Haven Table & Bar 932 State St., New Haven (203) 915-9413  oakhaventableandbar.com   3) Derby Discount Liquor 441 Roosevelt Drive, Derby (203) 732-0666 derby-discount.com  

  • Best Tequila Selection

    Best Tequila Selection

    1) Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill 271 Crown St., New Haven (203) 777-7700 geronimobarandgrill.com   2) BAR 254 Crown St., New Haven (203) 495-8924 barnightclub.com   3) C.O. Jones 969 State St., New Haven (203) 773-3344 c-o-jonesct.com  

  • Best Wine Selection (in a Restaurant)

    Best Wine Selection (in a Restaurant)

    1) Barcelona 155 Temple St., New Haven (203) 848-3000 barcelonawinebar.com   2) Ballou's Wine Bar 51 Whitfield St., Guilford (203) 453-0319 ballouswinebar.com   3) Cave à Vin 975 State St., New Haven (203) 777-6206 caveavinwinebar.com  

  • Best Wine Selection (in a Store)

    Best Wine Selection (in a Store)

    1) The Wine Thief 378 Whitney Ave., New Haven (203) 865-4845 thewinethief.com   2) Amity Wine & Spirits, Co. 95 Amity Road., New Haven (203) 397-9463 amitywines.com   3) Coastal Wine & Spirits 103 N. Main St., Branford (203) 481-9400 coastalwine.net  

  • Best Beer Selection (In A Bar)

    Best Beer Selection (In A Bar)

    1) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic  (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com   2) Eli Cannon's Tap Room   685 Main St., Middletown  (860) 347-3547 elicannons.com   3) McLadden's Irish Public House  37 LaSalle Road, West Hartford  (860) 347-3547 mcladdens.com  

  • Best Beer Selection (In A Store)

    Best Beer Selection (In A Store)

    1) Manchester Wine and Liquor 1010 Tollan Turnpike, Manchester (860) 649-4750 manchesterwineandliquors.com   2) Harvest Wine & Spirits  842 Farmington Ave., West Hartford  (860) 906-1623   3) Crazy Bruce's Liquors 176 Newington Road, West Hartford  (860) 233-2117 crazybruces.com  

  • Best Bourbon Selection

    Best Bourbon Selection

    1) Krust Woodfired Pizza & Bourbon  686 Main St., Middletown  (860) 358-9816 krustpizzbar.com   2) Plan B Burger Bar  138 Park Road, West Hartford  (860) 231-1199 planbburger.com   3) Plan B Burger Bar  120 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury  (860) 430-9737 planbburger.com  

  • Best Cheap Drinks

    Best Cheap Drinks

    1) Sully's Pub  2071 Park St., Hartford  (860) 231-8881 sullyspub.com   2) Pig's Eye Pub  356 Asylum St., Hartford  (860) 278-4747 pigseyepub.com   3) The Spigot Cafe  468 Prospect Ave., Hartford  (860) 236-7663    

  • Best Domestic Beer

    Best Domestic Beer

    1) Sam Adams   2) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic  (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com   3) City Steam Brewery Cafe 942 Main St., Hartford  (860) 525-1600  citysteambrewerycafe.com  

  • Best Light Beer

    Best Light Beer

    1) Bud Light  budlight.com   2) Sam Adams Light  samueladams.com   3) Coors Light coorslight.com  

  • Best Liquor Store

    Best Liquor Store

    1) Manchester Wine and Liquor  1010 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester (860) 649-4750 manchesterwineandliquor.com   2) Harvest Wine & Spirits  842 Farmington Ave., West Hartford  (860) 906-1623   3) Maximum Beverage  Bishop Corner, 333 North Main St., West Hartford (860) 761-2541   maxiumbev.com  

  • Best Local Spirit

    Best Local Spirit

    1) Onyx Moonshine 64D Oakland Ave., East Hartford (860) 550-1939 onyxspirits.com   2) Westford Hill Distillery 196 Chatey Road, Ashford (860) 429-0464 westfordhill.com   3) Smuggler's Rum Connecticut Valley Distillery Ellington, (860) 966-7248 www.ctvalleydistillery.com  

  • Best Locally Brewed Beer

    Best Locally Brewed Beer

    1) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic  (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com   2)Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.  916 Tobey Road, Bloomfield  (860) 242-3111 hookerbeer.com   3) Back East Ale  296 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield  (860) 242-1793 backeastbrewing.com  

  • Best Locally Made Wine

    Best Locally Made Wine

    1) Gouveia Vineyards 1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd., Wallingford  (203) 265-5526  gouveiavineyards.com   2) Cassidy Hill Vineyard  454 Cassidy Hill Rd., Coventry  (860) 498-1126 cassidyhillvineyard.com   3) Arrigoni Winery  1287 Portland-Cobalt Rd., Portland  (860) 342-1999 arrigoniwinery.com  

  • Best Place For Margaritas

    Best Place For Margaritas

    1) Besito 46 S. Main St., West Hartford  besitomexican.com   2) Plaza Azteca 3260 Berlin Turnpike, Newington  (860) 436-9708 plazaaztecanewengland.com   3) Agave Grill  100 Allyn St., Hartford  (860) 882-1557 agavehartford.com  

  • Best Place For Martinis

    Best Place For Martinis

    1) Tisane Euro-Asian Cafe 537 Farmington Ave., Hartford  (860) 523-5417 mytisane.com   2) Max's Oyster Bar  964 Farmington Ave., West Hartford   (860) 236-6299 maxrestaurantgroup.com   3) Willimantic Brewing Co.  967 Main St., Willimantic  (860) 423-6777 willibrew.com  

  • Best Scotch Selection

    Best Scotch Selection

    1) Mcladden's Irish Public House  37 LaSalle Road, West Hartford  (860) 231-8773 mcladdens.com   2) Krust Woodfired Pizza & Bourbon Bar 686 Main St., Middletown  (860) 358-9816  krustpizzabar.com   3) Wise Old Dog  610 South Quaker Lane, West Hartford (860) 523-5779 thewiseolddog.com  

  • Best Tequila Selection

    Best Tequila Selection

    1) Besito 46 S. Main St., West Hartford  (860) 233-2500 besitomexican.com   2) Agave Grill  100 Allyn St., Hartford  (860) 882-1557 agavehartford.com   3) Bar Taco  971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford  (860) 586-8226  bartaco.com  

  • Best Wine Selection (In Restaurant)

    Best Wine Selection (In Restaurant)

    1) Vinted 63 Memorial Road, West Hartford  (860) 206-4648 federalrestaurants.com/Vinted   2) Barcelona West Hartford  971 Farmington Ave., West Hartford  (860) 218-2100 barcelonawinebar.com   3) Bin 228 Panini & Wine Bar  228 Pearl St., Hartford  (860) 244-9463 bin228winebar.com  

  • Best Wine Selection (In Store)

    Best Wine Selection (In Store)

    1) Maximum Beverage  Bishop Corner, 333 North Main St.,  West Hartford  (860) 761-2541 maximumbev.com   2) M&R 120 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester (860) 643-9014   3) Manchester Wine and Liquors  1010 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester (860) 649-4750 manchesterwineandliquors.com   3) West Street Wine &...

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