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Happy Hours

A roundup of the best in the area
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We know you love a deal, especially one on craft beer, so go get your happy on!

Truckee

Truckee Tavern and Grill

Belly up to the bar at Truckee Tavern and Grill for their nightly happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. They have $1 off draft beer, specialty cocktails, and glasses of wine, or $5 well drinks. They also have a few discounted plates such as BBQ wings, a juicy half-pound burger with fries, and their house pasta. Info: 5 to 6 p.m. every evening, (530) 587-3766, truckeetavern.com

Cottonwood

In the bar room at Cottonwood, you can enjoy discounted prices on wines by the glass, draft beers, martinis, and cocktails until 6 p.m. and all evening on Thursdays for locals night. They also offer a variety of small plates such as Tuscan meatballs, fried feta, a special appetizer of the day, and their delicious char-grilled burger. Info: 4:30 to 6 p.m. every day, (530) 587-5711, cottonwoodrestaurant.com

Pianeta

Cruise over to Pianeta when you’re done on the mountain to enjoy their drink specials: $6 house red and white wine, $5 micro brews and well cocktails, and $7 specialty cocktails. If your stomach’s growling, you’re in luck. Chow down on Pianeta’s yummy bites including a pesto caprese salad, bruschetta, and herb-marinated olives. Info: 5 to 6 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, (530) 587-4694, pianetarestraunttruckee.com

Drunken Monkey

Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. are your chance to get some of the best Japanese food in the basin for a great price. Head to Drunken Monkey for discounted bottled beers including Sapporo, as well as hot sake, white wine, red wine, ginger brew, and cold sake. Discounted food items change daily. Info: 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, (530) 582-9755, drunkenmonkeysushi.com

MakiAli

Pour one out for all the sushi lovers! Every Monday and Thursday go enjoy one of the best happy hour deals around, which sometimes cuts as much as 50 percent off of regular-priced food and drinks. Info: 4 to 6 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, (530) 582-1144, makiali.com

Old Town Tap

Who doesn’t like a $3 beer on tap? Old Town Tap has a $6 specialty cocktail, $5 glass of red or white wine, $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon in a can, $5 beer and a shot deal, and a $3 Truckee Brewing session ale. Grab a snack for $6 or less including burrata, hummus and flatbread, and warm olives. Info: 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, (530) 563-5233, oldtowntaptruckee.com

Bar of America

There’s never a dull time at Bar of America. Join them Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. for some discounted well drinks, draft beer, and house wines. Also enjoy discounted prices from the bar’s cocktail menu. Info: 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, holiday periods excluded, (530) 587-2626, barofamerica.com

Mellow Fellow

Get comfortable at the bar at Mellow Fellow in Truckee from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for a specific food menu including sliders, salads, and small bar bites. Get $1 off beer pints, as well. Info: (530) 214-8927, mellowfellowpub.com


Tahoe City

The Pioneer Cocktail Club

If you haven’t checked out Tahoe City’s newest cocktail bar, it’s time. Happy hour is from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to close. You can order half-priced pizzas, cocktail specials for $7, and an 805 beer in a can with a well shot for $7. For the night owls out there, the kitchen stays open until 11 and never closes early. Check back in regularly for special events and discounts. Info: Daily happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. (530) 523-0402, pcctahoe.com

Fat Cat Bar & Grill

Calling all football lovers. Just across the street from the lake, at Fat Cat Bar & Grill, you can have a $5 well drink or 16-ounce draft, a glass of $6 house wine, or 30 percent off all appetizers and salads. Happy hour runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. from Sunday through Friday and is extended to 9 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays for football games. Info: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Fridays, (530) 583-3355, tahoefatcat.com

Sunnyside

Want to catch some beautiful lake views? Every Wednesday at Sunnyside is Taco Night, beginning at 4 p.m. with $4 fish, carne asada, or chicken tacos. Enjoy their drink deals of $4 Pacificos and a margarita special. Info: 4 p.m. every Wednesday, (530) 583-7200, sunnysidelodge.com

Uncorked Tahoe City

Stop by Uncorked’s Tahoe City location Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Wine is $6 a glass and cheese plates are $14. Catch glimpses of the gorgeous wooden accents built by Roundwood designs at this location and at Uncorked Squaw, listed in our Après Ski Roundup (p. 36). Also, check out Uncorked Truckee for similar happy hour deals. Info: (530) 581-1106, uncorkedtahoe.com

Za’s Lakefront

With picturesque views across the lake in Tahoe City, Za’s Lakefront happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy $6 draft beer and house wine and a $4 pizza deal when purchased with happy hour drinks. On top of that there are 6o-cent wings. Info: 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, (530) 583-9292, zaslakefront.com

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

Just across from the lake and right on the Truckee River, the Bridgetender has delicious happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Well drinks are $6, a variety of house wines are $5, and a selection of draft beer is $4 or $5. Also enjoy tasty treats like bacon bleu brussels sprouts, Saag’s Bavarian bratwurst with sauerkraut, and a deep-fried sushi roll all under $9. Info: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, (530) 583-3342, tahoebridgetender.com


Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay

Lanza’s

Known for huge portions and delicious-tasting Italian food. Stop by for their daily happy hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for $1 off beer, wine, and well drinks. From Sunday through Thursday, 4:30 to 6 p.m., take 50 percent off select appetizers such as garlic bread and garlic cheese bread, garlic bread with meatball or sausage, and baked artichoke hearts. Info: drinks daily from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and drinks and food Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m., (530) 546 2434, lanzastahoe.com

Whitecaps Pizza

In scenic Kings Beach, happy hour zza is from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Sundays. All 16-ounce beers on tap and wines by the glass are $1 off and you can add a “monster” pizza slice for just $4.95. Info: 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Sundays, (530) 546-2200, whitecapspizza.com

Spindleshanks

Head over to Spindleshanks for their awesome all-day happy hour every Tuesday, as well as every week day from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Enjoy rotating deals such as $5 glasses of wine, $1.50 raw oysters, and taco specials. Info: Tuesdays all day, 4:30 to 6 p.m. weekdays, (530) 546-2191, spindleshankstahoe.com

Caliente

Stop by Caliente for deals on beer, wine, well drinks, tequila, the legendary “chupacabra” cocktail, and a wide selection of appetizers including the southwest chicken quesadilla, nachos con pollo, and short rib flautas. Info: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the bar; (530) 546-1000, calientetahoe.com

Las Panchitas

In the mood for some traditional Mexican food? Las Panchitas’ happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m. every day, and specials include half-price margaritas and 25 percent off all dinner meals. Info: 4 to 6 p.m. daily, (530) 546-4539, laspanchitas.com

Gar Woods Grill & Pier

Take in the beautiful Lake Tahoe from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Specials include discounted prices on “deck favorites,” appetizers, and select discounted drinks like the original Wet Woody, house wine, and draft beer. Info: 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, (530) 546-3366, garwoods.com

CB’s Bistro

Lookin’ for variety? Check out the packed menu full of favorite comfort foods, with a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. You’ll love getting $1 off of all draft beer, house wine, and appetizers including jalapeno poppers, crispy cauliflower, garlic dough knots, and fried zucchini sticks. Info: 4 to 6 p.m. daily, (530) 546-4738, cbsbistro.com


Incline

Brewforia Beer Market

From the tall pine forests in Incline Village, go enjoy a tasty happy hour at Brewforia Beer Market and Kitchen. From Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 5 p.m., take advantage of $2 off draft beer and 20 percent off cooler beers. They also have a food menu including spicy tuna handrolls, pork street tacos, a German soft pretzel, and a green chile queso plate. Info: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, (775) 298-7660, brewforia.com

Glasses Wine Bar

If you’re looking for the perfect glass of wine and maybe even a good read, try Glasses’ happy hour. They have 26 different wines by the glass, live music every Saturday starting at 8 p.m., and an in-house library for you to sit and browse. Glasses of wine are 20 percent off from 4 to 6 p.m. Info: 4 to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, (775) 298-7472, glasseswinebar.com

Alibi Ale Works

Stop by for a delicious locally-brewed beer at Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village from Monday through Friday until 5 p.m. for $1 off pints. Stay to enjoy the killer nachos in this classy yet casual spot. Also check out their Truckee location, offering similar deals. Info: (775) 298-7001, alibialeworks.com

Crosby’s Tavern

Head over 3 to 6 p.m. for 70-cent wings and $4 well drinks, micro drafts, and glasses of wine, as well as domestic drafts for $3. Other food deals include their nachos grande and Irish nachos. Info: 3 to 6 p.m. daily, (775) 833-1030, crosbyspub.com


Squaw

The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant

After a day on the mountain, go experience The Auld Dubliner’s happy hour from 2 to 4 p.m. Save $2 on all 14 draft beers; $5 Red Bull and vodka, and $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon. Try some of their delicious appetizers at discounted prices like the crispy spinach artichoke dip, two crispy fish tacos, curry chips, and Reuben-style fries. Info: 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, (530) 584-6041, aulddublinertahoe.com

Coffeebar Squaw Valley

For a break from the typical bar scene, head over to Coffeebar’s Squaw Valley location from 3 to 5 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays for $5 beer and wine specials, two-for-$12 canned red wine, and two-for-$5 Peroni and Tahoe Pale Ales. You might even want one of their fresh baked pastries to go with it. Info: 3 to 5 p.m., Fridays through Sundays, (530) 580-4200, coffeebar.com

22 Bistro

22 Bistro is located conveniently just off the slopes, right under the Squaw Valley funitel. Discounts run Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Grab a $5 draft beer, house wine, or well cocktail and check back in for rotating food specials from their menu. Info: Mondays through Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m., (530) 484-6170, 22bistro.com


Northstar

Rubicon Pizza Company

Ready for some grub from the village after hitting the slopes? Stop by Rubicon Pizza between 3 and 5 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays for $5 pints, $1 off wines and cocktails, as well as a pint and personal pizza for $14. Info: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, excluding holiday weeks, (530) 562-2199, rubiconpizzaco.com

The Grille at Sawtooth Ridge

The Grille participates in Northstar Village’s après hours from 2 to 6 p.m. daily with $5 beers and 25 percent off drunken pickles, fried in and served with delicious buttermilk ranch. Explore and indulge in the rest of the menu for a Hawaiian-inspired treat. Info: daily from 2 to 6 p.m., (530) 562-2188, sawtoothridge.com

Tavern 6330

Cozy on up by the fire at Tavern 6330 from 3 to 5 p.m. every day for happy hour specials. They have $7 well cocktails, $6 glasses of wine, and $5 draft beers. Appetizer deals include $1 off a variety of appetizers and shareable food. Info: daily from 3 to 5 p.m., (530) 562-3200, northstarcalifornia.com

TC’s Pub

Hang out at TC’s Pub for 3 to 6 p.m. daily happy hour. Drinks are $6 for well cocktails and draft beer, and Bud Lights are $3. Check back in at the pub for rotating food specials. This is a great spot for some good ol’ American comfort classics. Info: 3 to 6 p.m. daily, (530) 562-2250

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March 14, 2019