In the après-ski spirit: Spots to check out after skiing in the Tahoe Basin |

In the après-ski spirit: Spots to check out after skiing in the Tahoe Basin

Autumn Whitney
Coachman Hotel features a bar open to the public, making it a great spot to hang out after a day on the hill.
Courtesy / Matthew Bolt |

Ski and snowboard season is officially underway, which means you’re probably on the hunt for places to hit up after a long day on the mountain. Whether your interests lie in grabbing a drink or hearty meal with friends, or keeping the fun lasting all night, the Tahoe Basin has plenty of options. Check out these South Shore spots when you’re ready for après-ski entertainment.

Coachman Hotel

Newly renovated, the establishment was recently named one of the nine most Instagrammable hotels by Vogue. The hip location features a bar that is open to the public. A blend of modern and natural styles, the ambiance certainly allows you to relax after a full day.

Basecamp Hotel

Not far from Coachman lies Basecamp Hotel. The onsite courtyard is home to a beer garden that often hosts trivia nights and other festivities open to the public. This place is certainly one to keep on your radar — in early 2017 it will open up its own libation spot: Desolation Brewery.


Looking to continue the high-energy fun you found on the hill? The many casinos nestled on the California/Nevada border offer entertainment for those who want to keep the party going. From Harveys Lake Tahoe’s Cabo Wabo Cantina to Hard Rock’s Vinyl and MontBleu’s Opal and Blu Night Club, the fun never ends.

Heavenly Village

It’s difficult to name something this spot doesn’t have — shops, restaurants, live music — the list is seemingly unending. Apart from a multitude of accessible restaurants, the village also is home to an ice rink, movie theater and The Loft, a theatre featuring live entertainment.

Himmel Haus

Located at the base of Heavenly Mountain’s California lodge on Saddle Road, the German eatery is a convenient place to visit after a day on the slopes. Boasting German brews, brats and other Bavarian eats, the large portions are perfect for those who have worked up an appetite.

Sidellis Lake Tahoe

One of the new craft breweries in town, Sidellis Lake Tahoe recently opened earlier this year and has been met with much success. Known for their rotating sours, the brewery has a diverse drink menu that also includes pale ales, IPAs, porters, ciders and more. The food menu also is widespread, featuring a variety of sandwiches, salads and snacks. It has something for everyone!

Cold Water Brewery & Grill

Another new and notable South Shore craft brewery, Cold Water not only serves one-of-a-kind beer, but also delivers tasty meals. Be sure to participate in the establishment’s Flannel Fridays to receive special drink prices.

Not on the South Shore?

No problem. If you’re in Truckee, check out Bar of America — every Thursday, live après-ski music from Rustler’s Moon is sure to help you unwind, especially with a drink in hand. Even if you aren’t in town on a Thursday, don’t worry — the bar hosts live music every weekend, too.

For those in Incline Village, be sure to stop by Alibi Ale Works. This up-and-coming brewery features a variety of flavors, all made with crystal clear Tahoe water.

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