Must-see nightlife in Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada

  • Iron Door Grill & Saloon

    Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada

    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,…

  • Alley

    Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada

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

  • June Lake Brewing

    Mono Lake Region

    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…

  • Something's busy brewing

    Mammoth Brewing Company

    Mammoth Lakes

    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…

  • Good Earth Yogurt

    Eastern Sierra

    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…

  • Mountain Rambler Brewery

    Eastern Sierra

    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…

  • Black Sheep Cafe

    Eastern Sierra

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

  • Mountain Sage

    Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada

    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…

  • Three Rivers Brewing

    Sequoia National Park

    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…

  • Clocktower Cellar

    Mammoth Lakes

    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…

  • Majestic Hotel Bar

    Yosemite National Park

    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…

  • River View Restaurant & Lounge

    Sequoia National Park

    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…

  • Half Dome Village Bar

    Yosemite National Park

    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…

  • Sequoia Brewing Company

    Sequoia National Park

    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…

  • Casto Oaks

    Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada

    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…

  • 1850 Brewing Company

    Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada

    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…

  • Looney Bean Coffee

    Eastern Sierra

    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…

  • Mountain Room

    Yosemite National Park

    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…

  • Half Dome Village Peets Coffee Corner

    Yosemite National Park

    Located within the Half Dome Village Pavilion is this little place to grab a coffee and bagel or pastry. Future plans call for a Starbucks.

  • Jake's Saloon

    Lone Pine

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