With a record breaking December coming to a close, we couldn’t be more stoked for this ski season. Nothing is better than a beautiful day on the mountain, carving turns with your friends and family. But the fun doesn’t have to end after your last run. The Après Ski scene in Tahoe and Truckee is strong. Here’s our top Après spots to finish your day right.
Lovingly known as The Chammy, Le Chamois is arguably the most iconic of all Tahoe’s après spots and surely the most popular hangout in Palisades Tahoe. Crowds regularly gather on the patio and around the fire pit and it’s not unusual for The Chammy to be packed by midafternoon with skiers and riders sharing stories about their epic turns. Kids and dogs are welcome too so bring the whole crew for après fun. Memorabilia from the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, old photos and vintage skis adorn the humble, no frills bar. This is where you are guaranteed to run into good friends and make new ones over hot pizza and ice-cold beer. Extra feelings of stoke may occur. Come one or come all for high fives and good cheer. The Chammy is truly the most authentic après experiences on one of the most legendary mountains.
Check out their photo gallery below for all the Chammy shenanigans over the years.
Bar of America
After a killer-good day on the mountain, we always crave comfort food and cocktails, which is why we love going to Bar of America. Since 1974, this bar has been a watering hole for locals and visitors alike. With an old-west Americana ambiance and a large mahogany bar, you’ll cozy up and feel right at home here. The menu is an upscale take on some of our favorite feel-good dishes. Enjoy the St. Louis Guinness BBQ glazed ribs, Parmesan Truffle Fries or their classic Cowboy Chili. They also have awesome burgers, salads, seafood and vegetarian options. Don’t forget the drinks! We recommend ordering one of their craft cocktails to round out the perfect après experience. But if you’re a beer lover, you’re in luck with a large variety of brews on tap. You won’t feel bad for indulging- after all, you earned your turns and your treats.
The Cabana Bars at Northstar
The Cabana Bars at Northstar are party central for the best après ski spot in the village. With a large ice rink at its hub, fire pits and cushy sofas, it is the perfect place to kick back and soak in some classic après fun. You’ll find a welcoming space for adults and kids alike, so don’t be surprised if you end up having more than one round to warm up after making turns all day. The Cabanas have several tasty drink options to satisfy any palate (we recommended their Dirty Snowman or Killer Bloody Mary). To unleash your inner child, pick up a s’more kit to make a melty treat around the fire. The bar also hosts live bands from time to time to keep the mountain party going, even after the slopes close.
No bar feels warmer or cozier than Tahoe City’s Bridgetender Tavern, affectionately known as BT. A local’s favorite, BT has been serving up outstanding food and drinks for decades while providing a comfortable, laid-back space to share the stoke of mountain life. They are known for their burgers, but their appetizers, Fresh Mex options and salads are equally good. Plus they offer a killer Happy Hour Mon-Thurs with sushi rolls, pickle ships, shishito peppers and other amazing sharable sides that will satisfy the après ski hunger in you. With seasonal cocktails and lots of local brews available, you won’t be able to tear yourself away. BT is a place where you’ll always run into someone you know and share a drink and stories about your amazing day in beautiful Tahoe. So the questions is, will we see you there after the mountain?
Alibi Ale Works Incline Public House
If Après means good vibes and amazing beer, Alibi is your place. With 16+beers on draft at each of their pubs, plus cider, wine, nitro coffee and kombucha, there’s a little something for everyone. The Brewery and Barrel House in Inline is where the brewing magic happens but we favor the Incline Public House where you can enjoy a creative menu and cool mountain-style ambiance. With rad art adorning the walls, unique light fixtures and a stage for live music, you’ll find yourself loving the environment as much as the beer. Their menu is full of fresh, seasonal ingredients with plenty of options for vegetarians and carnivores alike, so you can après with the whole crew. Not in the North Shore? No problem. Their Public House in Truckee also serves up plenty of small bites to satisfy those post-slope cravings.
Check out Alibi’s beer menu.