Après-ski is officially defined as “a social activity after a day’s skiing,” but it can also be described as a well-earned happy hour. After a day of shredding the slopes at one of the world-class ski resorts surrounding our region, there’s nothing better than relaxing with drinks, friends and fun times. Here are some great places and popular drinks to enjoy après-ski in Reno Tahoe.
After a full day of crushing it on the slopes, there isn’t a better way to wind down than with a glass of wine or a pint of beer. Stopping by any of these local watering holes is the perfect way to end your day.
The Lodge Coffee and Wine Bar – This cozy spot at the base of Mount Rose Highway shares its space with Snowind Sports so you can stop for an après-ski refresher and browse for some new gear. They serve wine, local beer, craft cocktails as well as a menu of small bites, perfect for sharing.
Beer NV – Located in south Reno, less than 30 minutes from Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, this place is the perfect après-ski spot with over 60 beers and ciders on tap.
Great Basin Brewing Company – The oldest brewery in Nevada, Great Basin is a local favorite and for good reason. Try their Deathwish APA which was made in collaboration with Reno’s Moment Skis. Oh, and try the nachos. They are delicious!
Whispering Vine – Who doesn’t like to wind down after a full day on the snow with a glass of wine? With four locations in Reno, Whispering Vine is an easy place to enjoy après-ski. Order a flight, and if you find a wine you like, buy a bottle to-go!
Alibi Ale Works – An Incline Village brewery, this is a popular spot to gather, drink and discuss the epic day you just had on the mountain.
If you’re looking to relax with a cocktail, then we have you covered. Not only do we have some of the best cocktail bars around, but our ambiance is hard to beat. Spend your evening lakeside, overlooking the river, or next to a fire pit.
Lone Eagle Grille – Located lakeside in the beautiful Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, choose your fireside drink of choice and cozy up next to one of their fire pits located right on the water. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Death and Taxes – This cocktail lounge specializes in fresh artisanal cocktails made with seasonal ingredients and house-made syrups and infusions. It’s worth writing home about.
Z Bar – With their selection of delicious cocktails and inviting patio, complete with fire pits, this bar in Midtown is the perfect spot to chill out and warm up with friends after your ski day.
The Shore bar – You just spent the day on the mountain, now you can spend your evening sitting beside a fire pit overlooking the Truckee River. This is après-ski at it’s finest.
Fireside Lounge – Located inside the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, this lounge has a vintage vibe and is perfect for groups. Grab a sunken booth and order the Scorpion – a 64 oz. signature cocktail that’s perfect for sharing.
Ready for dinner? Find a restaurant and bon appétit!
To truly enjoy an après-ski experience in Reno Tahoe, there are a few things you should try to keep in mind to make your experience that much more enjoyable and the first and foremost is to of course: relax!
Don’t forget to enjoy your vacation while you’re vacationing. It seems silly, but it happens all the time. The best thing you can do to truly get the most of your experience is to simply disconnect, ditch your ski or snowboard equipment in your room, find a band, get down to some live music (there’s likely live music, trust us) and take it all in!
No one après-skis quite like the folks in Reno Tahoe — and we just want to share the best of the best with all those who visit. So, ask a local! Get the best of the best spots to drink, dine and dance in the area after a stoke-filled day on the mountain. We promise it won’t disappoint.
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