The battle is officially on!

We spent last week asking you to nominate your favorite bars in Maine and you didn't disappoint. After we added up all the nominations, something amazing fell into place: eight bars from Portland, eight bars from everywhere else! We placed the bars together in first round matchups based on the most nominations to the least amount.

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Voting for round 1 is open now. We cut off the voting for round 1 at 11:59pm Thursday. 

So get in there and vote for your favorite bar! Round 2 of CYY's Bar-ch Madness 2019 will kick off on Friday, March 29.

Who do you think will take it all the way?