Must see nightlife in Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada

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    Iron Door Grill & Saloon

    Claiming to be the oldest bar in the state (established in 1852 when it served liquor to thirsty miners), the Iron Door is a dusty, atmospheric place,…

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    Small batch, Californian boutique wines and 16 craft beers are served in a sophisticated, contemporary space. But it's the lovely backyard beer garden…

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    June Lake Brewing

    A top regional draw, June Lake Brewing's open tasting room serves around 10 drafts, including Deer Beer Brown Ale and some awesome IPAs. Brewers swear the…

  • Mammoth Brewing Company

    You be the judge whether beer is brewed best at high altitude. Boasting the highest West Coast brewery, at 8000ft, Mammoth Brewing Company offers more…

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    Good Earth Yogurt

    Like its refreshing yogurt parfaits, this wine and craft-beer bar and dessert cafe is a pleasing departure from the more ubiquitous Old West–style places…

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    Mountain Rambler Brewery

    Rows of picnic tables and a high ceiling give this spot a beer-gardeny feel. Its own beers are mixed in with a rotating selection of artisan brews, and…

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    Black Sheep Cafe

    One for the coffee connoisseurs, this laid-back locals' hangout serves specialty java. Their aromatic Finca El Socorro is award-winning and has tropical…

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    Mountain Sage

    This popular cafe is also an art gallery, nursery and live-music venue all rolled into one, with fair-trade coffee, tasty baked treats and an excellent…

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    Three Rivers Brewing

    Awesome new microbrewery run by award-winning craft beer–maker and Pismo Beach implant Matt McWilliams. There's usually a couple of beers on tap at a time…

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    Clocktower Cellar

    In winter especially, locals throng this dive bar pub in the basement of the Alpenhof Lodge. The ceiling is tiled with a swirl of bottle caps, and the bar…

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    Majestic Hotel Bar

    The perfect way to experience the Majestic Yosemite Hotel without dipping too deep into your pockets; settle in for a drink at this cozy bar completely…

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    River View Restaurant & Lounge

    River-view honky-tonk with live music some nights. The food is mediocre and overpriced, but the raucous and fun bar stays busy in summer. There's karaoke…

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    Half Dome Village Bar

    Directly beside the Half Dome Village Pizza Deck window, this tiny and charming bar, literally a hole-in-the-wall, pulls a couple of decent microbrews ($7…

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    Sequoia Brewing Company

    Downtown's sports-themed brewpub names its beers in honor of local landmarks: down a cold pint of General Sherman IPA or General Grant ESB. Sells food too…

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    Casto Oaks

    Stop by this tasting room to try the local tipple. Casto Oaks manages 6 acres of vineyards in Mariposa, and some of their batches have won national awards…

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    1850 Brewing Company

    Brewing their own local beer on site, this new space is modern, earthy and serves around nine rotating beers. Choose from pale ales, pilsners, strong reds…

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    Looney Bean Coffee

    Yes it's a small chain (there are branches in Mammoth, Oregon and Colorado too), but they serve fine coffee. It's a comfortable, modern space and there's…

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    Mountain Room

    Catch up on the latest sports news while knocking back draft brews at this large bar that buzzes in wintertime. The food menu (mains $8 to $16) features…

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    Jake's Saloon

    Proper small town honky-tonk with swing doors and a Wild West vibe, plus shuffleboard and pool tables. It serves Mammoth Brewery beers.