10 Best Bars in Lake Tahoe's South Shore: Brews, Cocktails and Cigars

The South Shore of Lake Tahoe is the lake's party zone. There are more bars in the south than on the north part of the lake and there are many different kinds to choose from. From elegant cocktail and cigar lounges to pubs and dive bars. The 10Best bars on Tahoe's South Shore have a little bit of everything. If you want some food with your drinks, head to the Himmel Haus for a taste of Germany or Belgium or to the new Cold Water Brewery & Grill. Another place to eat is the Brewery at South Lake Tahoe where you can pick up their Bad Ass Pizza and their Bad Ass Beer together.

If you want a little more elegance, head to the Eagle's Nest for their mojitos and martinis or to Cliché at Harrah's for their excellent drink and cigar collection. A special event or holiday should be celebrated at the 7800 Bar & Grill in the beautiful area of Kirkwood. For some more local action, head to Divided Sky in Meyers for some margaritas and live music. For something more unusual, go down the hill to Genoa and visit the oldest thirst parlor in Nevada: the Genoa Bar serves mostly beer with a western flair. 

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Whiskey Dick's the one of the original South Tahoe dive bars frequented by both tourists and locals. The saloon features live music on most weekends by alternative, rock, bluegrass and classic tunes. When the stage is not occupied, a jukebox is...  Read More



The Lucky Beaver is a 24 hours sports bar on the Nevada side of the lake that also offers video poker and a large menu full of great burgers, sandwiches, salads and an appetizer menu with chicken wings and the famous Tower of Onion Rings. All...  Read More



The comfortable and mellow bar is a little off the beaten track in Meyers, but is a popular locals spot for their drinks, food and live music. Come in for one of their famous sandwiches and stay later into the night for live entertainment and...  Read More

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With original ales and fresh pub grub, the Brewery at Lake Tahoe is another local favorite. The summer crowds will fill the outdoor tables, but the winter crowds create a cozy atmosphere for your after skiing adventures. Try the Bad Ass Ale and...  Read More



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 the bar route in this area...  Read More



This restaurant is located at 7,800 feet above Lake Tahoe. The view is excellent from just about any table and the atmosphere casual and enjoyable. The appetizers are generous and the Steamed New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels are a good choice....  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



7800 Bar & Grill is the only family owned restaurant and bar in the Kirkwood area and it shows. The place is packed on winter ski weekends and at night�especially during one of their many special events which includes free live bands,...  Read More

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Himmel Haus is a German restaurant and bierhaus featuring a wide variety of German and Belgian biers and wines with a simple menu of Bavarian-inspired food with a local California twist. The menu includes locally made and sustainably harvested...  Read More



Cold Water Brewery & Grill in South Lake Tahoe is redefining the pub with handcrafted beer and California style comfort food. Not only does the brewery serve beers like the Water House Wheat, Mr. Toad's Wild Rye, and Hall of the Gods Porter,...  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