Valley’s best bar hosts fundraiser |

Valley’s best bar hosts fundraiser

The Corner Bar was named Best Bar in the 2020 Best of Carson Valley survey of The Record-Courier's readers.
Kurt Hildebrand

On Saturday, the Corner Bar is hosting a spaghetti fundraiser for Valley teenager Kylee Lash, who has been diagnosed with a rare neuroautoimmune disease.

Delayed twice this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the event is 3-9 p.m. and will feature live music from the band No Clue.

The Minden bar, located at 1596 Esmeralda Ave., is donating 10 percent of their proceeds to the cause and is hosting a silent auctions and raffles along with a cornhole tournament.

This year the bar was named best in Carson Valley by The Record-Courier’s readers.

R-C Associate Publisher Tara Addeo said the newspaper received 135,000 print and online ballots.

Opened by Pasquale Cioffi on July 20, 2012, the bar has been a popular hangout for the past eight years.

The building located at Fourth Street and Esmeralda Avenue was built in 1908 as the original Farmers Bank, which outgrew its space early in Minden’s history and moved across the street.

Over the years, it was the Minden post office, a doctor’s office, market and café. It sat empty for three years before Cioffi opened it as a bar.

Cioffi has been conducting business in Carson Valley for longer than The Record-Courier has been doing Best Of, which started in 1995.

He opened the Two Guys From Italy in Gardnerville in 1991 and decided to downsize and opened the bar on 2012.

Cioffi’s former spouse, Mary, was named top volunteer for her work with the Pine Nut wild horses and bartender Rocky was named best bartender.

Results of the Best of Carson Valley were announced on Oct. 8. The publication is available at Email to find out how to get a printed version of the publication.