It's all come down to this.

We are so excited to finally announce the winner of the 2021 Alt 101.7 Bar-ch Madness bracket competition! It's been a wild ride but we hope you had as much fun playing as we did putting this on for you.

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Without further ado, your winner is...

NOCTURNAL TAVERN!

We were really nervous for Nocturnal when we saw that they'd be going up against a college staple like Innisfree Irish Pub. But, their supporters came out in droves and in a nearly UNANIMOUS vote, Nocturnal took the crown easily!

With an intimidatingly sophisticated atmosphere reminiscent of a New Orleans back alley inn, Nocturnal Tavern is one of Tuscaloosa's best-kept secrets. Its building facade doesn't feature any flashy lights or fanfare – it's as close as Tuscaloosa has gotten to a true "if you know, you know" spot.

Walking inside is like stepping into a dark, intimate dimension, where a dim-lit bar is stocked with masterfully invented drinks and the bartenders are always ready for a conversation or two.

With an overwhelming support system carrying them through each round, Nocturnal's near-unanimous win showcases a patron loyalty that any bar or restaurant in Tuscaloosa can admire and envy. We're so proud of Nocturnal for taking this year's crown!

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See how the other 31 bars fared in this year's competition:

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We'll catch up with the owners of Nocturnal very soon! Stay tuned right here for more Bar-ch Madness...umm...madness!

Here's to next year's competition, which we hope will be spicier than ever!

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