Best Tahoe, NV Nightlife

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    10. Red Dog Saloon

    This local favorite in the Western town of Virginia City has a bit of history attached to it as well as a fun bar and pub grub. This bar was the first place that Janis Joplin played with Big Brother and the Holding...

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    9. Genoa Bar

    The Genoa Bar is a bit of a drive down Kingsbury Grade to the small town of Genoa, but it's worth it to visit the "Oldest Continually Operating Thirst Parlor" in the state of Nevada. This bar has been continuously on...

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    7. Bridgetender

    The Bridgetender in Tahoe City is located right on the Truckee River and is a great place to have dinner and stay later for drinks and to hang out with both locals and tourists. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner...

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    5. Opal Ultralounge

    The Opal nightclub at the Montbleu resort in Stateline is a fun place to dance and party the night away. The club has a dance floor and a large bar with a variety of beers, wine and cocktails. The cover charge is $10...

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    4. Fat Cat

    This small cafe in Tahoe City is a mix of everything: sports bar meets lunch place meets gathering area meets live music venue. It is a beautiful, little place with comfy places to sit and plenty of parking. The...

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    1. Uncorked Wine Bar

    Uncorked has three locations in the Tahoe area: Tahoe City, Squaw Valley and Truckee. Each of the locations feature fine wines, cheeses and wine accessories. Join them for wines by the glass, cheese plates, wine...

    Photo courtesy of Uncorked Wine Bar

Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

About Tahoe, NV Nightlife

While the South Shore of Lake Tahoe has a few casinos and nightclubs, most of Tahoe's nightlife is at the laid-back local bars and pubs. Change out of your ski or boarding boots and into some high heels and visit the various dance clubs like the Vex at Harrah's in Stateline, the PEEK nightclub at Montbleu or the higher-end Cottonwood in Truckee. Bars like the Fat Cat in Tahoe City and the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City will have some great live music all week long.

For a little more grunge, bars like Pete n' Peter's in Tahoe City is great for shooting some pool or darts and the Bar of America in Truckee is where you might see some local and national celebrities. Visit the Genoa Bar in Genoa, NV which is the oldest working bar in the state.

If you want a little more culture, make a summer reservation at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Thousands of people every year attend this popular event where the Bard is performed on the shores of the lake. You can bring your own picnic and a bottle of wine and make it a real night out.


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Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors of the Western U.S. She spends her time hiking, camping, biking and kayaking in the mountains around her home, and snorkeling and boating in Lake Tahoe. Christina...  Read more »

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