I am interested in learning how to say, colloquially, "Where is the best Izakaya around here?" Or "Where is the best Izakaya close to here?"
How far off am I with this translation below:
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Your attempt is good, but you need to use この辺り【あたり】の instead of ここの to say "around here".
Related: Difference between 辺り and 周り
It is better to say
Perhaps you could use (ここの近ちかく) Meaning close to here/this locationここの近ちかくに居酒屋はどこですか。