Finding the best aprés ski bars in South Lake Tahoe (SLT) is like shooting fish in a barrel — tucked amongst numerous casinos, it's hard to miss. You'll find a plethora of outdoor fire pits and a high density of bars (and clubs) ready for anything all within walking distance of the Heavenly Gondola. As far as ski towns go, South Lake Tahoe is known for drinking, dancing, partying and generally letting loose. I lived in South Lake Tahoe when first starting Renoun Skis back in 2012. Since then, I've been lucky to travel to many distinations around the world, but it still is at the top of my list in terms of Aprés ski scenes. The long and short of South Lake? It's just plain nutty.
Great Outdoor Vibe: Lake Tahoe AleWorX
Best pizza in town paired with music, beer, cocktails and dancing.
Short walk from the base of the Heavenly Gondola, AleWorx has live music, dance parties, outdoor fire pit, and facy wristbands so you can pour yourself your own drink. Refuel with their woodfired pizza — some of the best in town. Noteworthy cocktails too.
Address: 2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd Suite #2050, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: (530) 600-0442
Best Music/DJ: Azul
Great live music & walking distance from the base of the Heavenly gondola
Hands down the place to go for music — walking distance from the gondola at the base of Heavenly. With an outdoor stage, 'lawn' games, like cornhole it's a great place to find youself once th legs turn to jello.
Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: (530) 541-2985
Classic Pub: Mc P's
A classic pub - need we say more?
Also super close to the Gondola. You'll find a classic fare of Pub food, cheap PBR's and live music every night. If you don't mind a 10 minute walk, also consider Motts Canyon.
Address: 4125 Lake Tahoe Blvd A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: (530) 542-4435
Aprés-All-Day: Steins Beer And Drafts
It's a yurt with a view — what more could you ask for?
1/2 up Heavenly at the base of the Sky Express lift, Steins reminds us of our dasys spend in the Alps — a absolutely no frills place to grab a pint and soak in the view. Keep it clasic: grag a brat and pretzl (don't bother with the other offerings).
Address: 4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe
Phone Number: Not around here!
Loval Vibe — Whisky Dicks
It would be called a "dive" bar if we didn't say "aprés" bar — and we love it for that
I used to go here all the time. Cheap drinks, no frills, lackluster service — all the things that make up a great dive bar. Pool tables and a shuffleboard.
Address: 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd #1a, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: (530) 544-3857
Best Cocktails: Jimmy's
Great cocktails — and on the lake
A classier establishment, this is where I go for the best cocktails in South Lake Tahoe. The views of the lake and large patio make it hard to leave.
Address: 4104 Lakeshore Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: (530) 600-3501
Cover Photo Courtesy of Telegraph.