After the closest vote in the four-year history of the contest, we've finally counted up all the votes and we're ready to certify the results as official: Yakima's Sexiest Male Bartender for 2018 is ...

Maarqus Chappell from Outback Steakhouse! Congratulations!

With nearly 700 votes cast, Maarqus edged Ethan Frenzel of Valley Brewing Co. by five votes. Our other two finalists -- Nic Rodgers of Whistlin' Jack Lodge and Chris Anderson of Longmires T'n'T -- were hot on their heels.

Thank you to all four! And thanks to everyone who nominated their favorite barkeep and cast votes in the contest.

Watch in the coming days for details on the celebration and awarding of the trophy!