Many Tahoe nightlife spots cater to rowdy snowboarders or tired and dusty hikers, but if you want to kick it up a notch, visit Cliché, located at Harrah's Lake Tahoe on the South Shore. This elegant cocktail and cigar lounge is located next to the President's Lounge on the 16th floor of the casino and has some awesome views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains.
Cliche's lounge features 50 different types of cigars — Photo courtesy of sridgway
The lounge is only open Friday and Saturday after 7:00 p.m. and while the dress is casual, hiking boots and fleece might not be de rigeaur. Opt instead for a nice shirt, shoes and maybe even your best jeans. Cliché features a unique list of the very best wines and spirits as well as fine cigars. Fifty brands, including the rare and delectable Fuente Fuente Opus X, the Zino Davidoff and Vintage Macanudos, can be savored in these sumptuous surroundings. A state-of-the-art air filtration system keeps the aromatic vapors moving, sweeping them up and out of the lounge, making Cliché non-smoker friendly as well.
Cliché's list of wines includes selections from around the world, along with fine cognacs, champagnes and designer cocktails. The best single malt scotches and vintage ports are also a specialty of this lounge with a view.