Lake Tahoe Northern Shore drinking and nightlife

Bar in Tahoe Vista

Gar Woods Grill & Pier

A shoreline hot spot, Gar Woods pays tribute to the era of classic wooden boats. Don’t show up for the lackadaisical grill fare, but instead to slurp a Wet Woody cocktail while watching the sun set over the lake. Be…
Bar in Kings Beach

Jason’s Beachside Grille

Looking for the party around sundown? Hit this waterfront deck with a schooner of microbrew. Never mind the unexciting American fare (dinner mains $13 to $25), like smoked chicken pasta, alongside an overflowing sal…
Pub in Kings Beach

Grid Bar & Grill

This locals’ dive bar looks rough around the edges, but happy hours are supercheap and you can catch live music, from bluegrass to punk, DJs, dancing or karaoke, or trivia nights.