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Thank You for Voting in the Battle of the Bars -&- Supporting Local Charity

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The team at Hopatcong Lake Regional News would like to thank everyone for taking time to vote for the “Best Bar in the Region” and to raise funds for the Dylan Flinchum "Rock On!" Foundation.

Based upon your voting, we were able to raise hundreds of dollars for this local charity, which we will present later this month to the Dylan Flinchum "Rock On!" Foundation at the winning bar.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The top-ranking Bar in our region that earned “Best Bar 2017” will be announced later today after we verify the e-mail addresses.

Everyone’s a Winner!

Every participating Bar did an outstanding job in helping to raise funds through the votes from their patrons. Here are just a few of the comments we received, that shows everyone is a winner!


What you had to say:


  • The Pear martini!
  • The view and outside bar
  • Great view, great food!
  • Great location and great beer selection
  • Good Manhattans, and even a better view
  • Best lake views, classy atmosphere.
  • Atmosphere, selection

Carole's Wine Cellars II

  • Selections, staff & fun crowd
  • Lighting & lowers seats
  • Owner & staff are great. More of a hometown bar feel
  • It's local, friendly and has a lot to offer.
  • Just like cheers!
  • I love the staff, very comfortable and friendly, always a great time.
  • Friendly, funny people! Always good times!

Chabons Liquor & Bar

  • Love the staff and the down-home feeling
  • Because there is always room
  • The company and the prices

Charley's Tavern

  • Friendly bartenders, great food
  • Amazing food, drinks, people and atmosphere!!
  • Down to earth crowd
  • Maria is the Best Bartender!
  • Good food, great prices, awesome people!
  • The food is AWESOME and the staff is friendly
  • I love everything about this bar!!
  • It's a small friendly bar with amazing food

Gatwyns II

  • Great food at reasonable prices.  Wait staff always excellent and friendly. Eric always a laugh at the bar. Great atmosphere with a lot of friendly people
  • I've attended most of these bars.  Gatwyns II always feels like you’re visiting a friend’s home.  You always run into people you know, everyone is SO friendly and welcoming.  The food is the best around, by far, and priced VERY fair!  Although we continue to visit the other bars, only Gatwyn's II do we visit a few times a week.
  • I grew up in Lake Shawnee and consider Gatwyns a home-away-from-home. The staff is incredible and the food always delicious and affordable! I love the casual, laid back atmosphere. Just a really great bar overall!!
  • Gatwyns II is my favorite bar because of the atmosphere. The Gatwyns II staff is incredible and so hard working, the food is delicious, and I've always had a wonderful experience whenever dining there. Gatwyns II is hands down the best restaurant/bar in the area.

Glasser's Sports Bar

  • Great bartenders
  • I love the Bar and the Food, they have everything you need to have a great time with family and friends
  • High-class establishment with the best of everything

J Towne Tavern

  • Good food and drinks
  • I really enjoy by time here, as the people are friendly, they serve a great meal, and it feels like home. I wish my wife could cook this good.

Jefferson House

  • I love sitting there and enjoying the lake view while sipping a glass of wine with friends.
  • I love being outside in the summer. The bands are great also.
  • The Tiki Hut, sunsets, storms, and bartenders
  • Best view on lake!

Mason Street Pub

  • Local hangout and everyone goes there!
  • Good food, good times!
  • Great atmosphere and the food and people are great.
  • They make you feel like family
  • Brunch!
  • Great bloodies!
  • My favorite place to hang out! Love the music, food and atmosphere!
  • They make a good drink, serve good food and the people are great, plus Hank.

McKenna's Pub

  • Good Atmosphere - Because of Deb!
  • Great food, craft beer, pool table...and they're open till 3am!
  • Best Burgers I've ever had! Warm welcoming atmosphere, bartenders make you feel at home and know you're name after ONE visit. Pool table, Darts. Just comfortable, good. :-)
  • Great bartenders, music, and food!
  • Great food and a down home pub. Very good serves and very friendly people. The owner Bob is very outgoing and makes you feel right at home.
  • Love band nights!

Patrick's Pub

  • Good food, beautiful view of the lake, good service
  • Food and drinks are great.  Service is great and the staff is friendly.  Awesome entertainment as well.
  • Family owned! Authentic Irish Fare and hospitality
  • The staff at Patrick's Pub is very friendly, especially Adrian, the head bartender. I love how involved they are with the annual Leap in the
  • They turned a dive into a town favorite
  • Great people and great food. Best Irish Breakfast around!
  • Great food...wonderful staff...clean fun entertainment

Pavinci Italian Grill

  • Good food, good people and great entertainment
  • Love the outdoor space!
  • Great employees and atmosphere
  • Love coming on the boat and sitting out in summer!

Pub 199

  • Good food great prices
  • Wings, and I love the animal heads
  • Love the clams and lobster!!
  • Great food, great employees and best of all....NO DRAMA
  • The atmosphere and a great place to meet up with friends to enjoy a great meal and a couple of drinks!

The Lake House

  • Good food, and hostesses are friendly. Entertainment.
  • Great food, drinks and the greatest and most personable staff!!! The chef even comes out and greets all the tables!!  Most Awesome place!!!!!
  • I attended a fundraiser there and had a blast
  • Tim Terry Shawn Donna
  • I like the food and they have entertainment on weekends,
  • Terry and Shawn and Tim and Donna
  • Terry and Donna run a friendly spot any time of the day and food is satisfying with their company.

The Windlass

  • Atmosphere, Water view, Great food and Great service.
  • Beautiful view of the lake, delicious food, great happy hour specials
  • We are boaters and this bar after the upgrade has been consistent!
  • Best bartenders
  • Ambiance, location and class
  • Atmosphere, good drinks, good appetizers, good desserts, good food in general
  • The bar itself is gorgeous in the shape of a boat hull, the bartenders are all very sweet, and the atmosphere is incredible!
  • Awesome view, food and drink specials attract a nice crowd of people
  • Fantastic happy hour and teacher Tuesday.

Tiny's Tavern

  • It's the best Timeless Neighborhood Bar.
  • Great little place! 

Upstream Grille

  • Great food! Staff is attentive and engaging. BBQ is amazing!! Love the diversity of music.
  • Best food on the lake
  • The staff is A#1!
  • Great food, awesome staff, and fun atmosphere.  Plus, they have bonfires!
  • Been playing guitar there for almost 10 years
  • Great food, music, folks!!!
  • Cardon :)

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