10 Best Hotel Bars in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee Area

Hotel bars in the Lake Tahoe area offer a wide variety of locations to sit and have a drink, enjoy the view or watch the world go by.

For a great view at a hotel bar, check out The Living Room at the The Ritz-Carlton at the Northstar ski resort. Another great view is the Pier 111 dock bar at the Hyatt in Incline Village. Moody's Bistro & Bar in Truckee has a patio with a great view of the downtown and makes for some fun people watching. If you want to dress up a bit, head to Cliché Lounge at Harrah's to enjoy aged whiskeys, cocktails and quality cigars. Putting on your dancing clothes and high heels before visiting HQ Center Bar at Montbleu before a night of club dancing.

If you want a fun atmosphere and don't mind taking a road trip, head to the Gold Hill Hotel Saloon in Virginia City. This bar is located in the oldest hotel in Nevada. The Cutthroat Saloon in Markleeville (just south of Tahoe) is a raucous biker bar located in the Alpine Hotel.

For drinks that compliment your dinner perfectly, try The Bar at Jimmy's at The Landing. The unique wine list from Greece and Italy pairs perfectly with the Greek-California dishes served by Jimmy's chef.



Even though the Gold Hill Hotel near Virginia City is about an hour drive from the East Shore of Lake Tahoe, the hotel's bar is so much fun, especially in the winter. The Gold Hill Hotel is the oldest hotel in Nevada and you will know that you...  Read More



The HQ Center bar is located in the middle of the MontBleu hotel casino in the Stateline area of Lake Tahoe and makes for a great place to rendezvous and plan your evening itinerary. The circular bar is built around a unique fir and ice pit that...  Read More



This Baja California favorite is nestled in the woods of the lovely Lake Tahoe. Situated in Harvey's Casino Resort, Cabo Wabo promises a good time, with great food and a lively vibe. Fridays and Saturdays boast live music. Drink specials all...  Read More



The Cutthroat Saloon in Markleeville should not be mistaken for Cutthroat's Saloon at the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe. They are both completely different. The Cutthroat Saloon is located in the old Alpine Hotel right on Highway...  Read More



Moody's has become one of the best places for lunch, dinner and drinks in downtown Truckee. Their menu has been Zagat rated and they also offer a great selection of live music in their classic lounge.They are known for their season, organic and...  Read More



The Pier 111 Bar at the Hyatt in Incline Village in Lake Tahoe is a seasonal bar that is open from 11 a.m. to dusk in the summer and fall. The views from this bar are pretty spectacular and you can look out over the lake and the mountains while...  Read More



Cutthroat's Saloon in the Hyatt Lake Tahoe in Incline Village is a bar that serves up a taste of the Wild West. The decor is a fun mix of cowboy, ranch and the beauty of Lake Tahoe. The ceiling is filled with dollar bills and the massive wooden...  Read More



The Clich� Lounge, Located in the Harrah's Lake Tahoe hotel and casino, has the distinction of being one of the highest bars in the Tahoe area. Located on the 16th floor of the hotel, this hip ultra-lounge has amazing views of the lake...  Read More



The Living Room bar and lounge at The Ritz-Carlton at Northstar might just have one of the best views in the area. The large windows that surround the bar have views of the surrounding mountains and the ski slopes just above this luxury hotel....  Read More

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The Bar at Jimmy's is located inside The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa. This is an intimate bar that features interesting, onyx and granite decor and friendly bartenders. Their diverse 2,000 wine bottle vault is the highlight of this bar...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

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...  More About Christina