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Who’s the Valley’s best bartender?

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Bartender Morgen Pero fills a pint glass with an American style IPA at Yakima Craft Brewing Company's downtown location in Yakima. The spirits industry is soaring in the Yakima Valley, with distilleries, breweries and a cidery joining wineries to attract visitors and locals alike. (MASON TRINCA/Yakima Herald-Republic)

YAKIMA, Wash. -- We asked the question and you let us know.

Ten men and women have been nominated by SCENE readers as the best bartenders in the Yakima Valley.

Now comes the fun part: It’s time to select the best.

Just email Miles Jay Oliver at to cast your vote. Only one vote per email address will be counted. The poll is open until 11:59 p.m. Dec. 23. The winner will be announced in SCENE’s end-of-the-year issue on Dec. 27.

The nominees:

  • Sherman Clark - Horse Heaven Saloon
  • Christian Durham - E.Z Tiger and Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Icehouse Bar
  • Javier Betancourth - The Lotus Room
  • Brittaney Lounsbury - Norm’s of Yakima
  • Buck Girard - E.Z Tiger and Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Icehouse Bar
  • Ryan Smith - Gasperetti’s Gourmet Restaurant and G-Spot Bar
  • Tiaira Giles - Single Hill Brewery and Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Icehouse Bar
  • Christopher Cox - Brews and Cues
  • Mike Stern - Norm’s of Yakima
  • Scott Casper - Carousel Restaurant and Bistro
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