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Happy hour the Tahoe South way

Posted in Nightlife | March 5, 2013 | By Tahoe South
Photo By Lauren Lindley

As a member of the Tahoe South chapter of the Girls’ Drinking Club, I consider myself an aficionado of a good drink.  And a good deal. Over the past few years, my fellow club members and I have diligently researched many of the happy hours here. Below are (more than) a few of our favorites.

Après Wine Company – It may be known for its terrific selection of wines from around the world, but Après also features great food and friendly and knowledgeable staff.  Throw in its Thursday night happy hour that goes from 4-10 pm, and you might understand why Girls Drinking Club held its inaugural meeting(s) here.  

Blue Angel Café– Its daily happy hour runs from 3-6 pm includes rotating food options (like artisanal tater tots) and drink specials. Our favorite is Wine Therapy Thursdays, where you can save 50% off any bottle of wine if you mention you’re there for “therapy.” If you like stronger stuff, the Bloody Mary has quite a kick!


Himmel Haus – A relative newcomer to Tahoe South, this authentic Germany style pub and restaurant is the real deal when it comes to German beers. Happy hour here runs 4-6 pm and includes $2 off all beer. Don’t leave without ordering the pretzel bread – you’ll be glad you did.

Kalani’s – Think Pacific Rim. Think huge happy hour menu. Think creative cocktails, beer, wine and shots. Think so? Then check out its Puka Lounge.

Riva Grill – Happy hour here includes views of the lake, occasional live music, and discounts on select menu items along with beer, wine and their signature Wet Woody. Two words – coconut prawns. You’ve been warned. If you are visiting around the holidays, they offer delicious special dinner menus as well.

Truth be told, I know I’ve only scratched the surface here. Where is your favorite happy hour in Tahoe South?  Share in the comments below – and I promise our club will be on its best behavior when we visit!

Jenn is a marketing consultant to the travel & tourism industries, but she prefers to play outside as much as possible. She lives at Lake Tahoe in order to do just that. When she isn’t skiing, hiking, mountain biking, running after her dog or enjoying the majesty of the Sierra, she’s thinking about them and planning her next adventure. 


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