In the dog days of summer, there is only one beverage that can beat the heat: beer. After a day of hiking, sightseeing and playing on the blue water, a tall glass of frosty cold beverage is calling to the visitors of Lake Tahoe. But where do you go? Here are five of the best beer halls and bars in the Tahoe area, just remember to choose a designated driver.
The Brewery in South Lake Tahoe brews its own distinctive flavors of beer including Washoe Wheat Ale, Alpine Amber Ale and the Bad Ass Ale. Can’t decide? You can get the sampler, which is a plethora of beer goodness. You can hit the Brewery for happy hour every Monday through Thursday 4-6 p.m. and pick up a $3 brewery pint at the bar.
Get the best of the United Kingdom like Boddingtons, Fosters and Guinness at this pub located at Dory’s Oar in South Lake Tahoe. Stay into the night for light appetizers like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips. Gain back all the calories you lost while hiking.
A local’s dive located in Truckee with a nice round price attached. Each beer (Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire, Coors or Anchor Steam, to name a few) will cost you between $4-5. With that price comes a fun atmosphere, sometimes live music and a great setting in downtown old town Truckee.
Located on the North Shore, this sports bar is visited and loved by locals and visitors. Get your entertainment from flat screen TVs, a full jukebox, pool tables or shuffle boards. Most beers on draft run about $2.50 to $3.00. Depending on the crowd, it could be lively or laid back.
Tucked away in Incline Village in the Christmas Tree Village is a small pizza restaurant with an excellent staff and really great beer deals. Mofo’s is the place to stop if you’ve been spending the day hiking Mt. Rose or the Tahoe Meadows. Beers are served in frosted mugs and you can get a pitcher of draft for about $7-9. Plus, what goes better with beer than a hot pizza?
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