In what turned out to be a highly competitive category, handily won Round 1 of our Readers' Choice contest.
Mad Rose Tavern won 111 votes, or 51 percent of those cast, and also received two stellar reader reviews. Reviews are weighted when it comes to picking a winner.
The — formerly Harry's Tap Room — had a respectable showing with 40 percent of the vote. received a single vote.
Thanks to several reader suggestions, in upcoming weeks we'll hold a second and third round for this category — and then pit the three winners against each other for the Readers' Choice 2012 title.
Nearby Patches held their own contests. Ballston-Virginia Square Patch readers in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, for instance.
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