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 our world-class ski resorts surrounding our region, there’s nothing better than relaxing with drinks, friends and fun times. Here’s some great places and popular drinks to enjoy après-ski.
Miguel’s Mexican Food is located on Mt. Rose Highway, just down the road from Mt. Rose Ski Resort. Enjoy margaritas, local craft beers, and of course, fantastic food. Craving Mexican food in MidTown? Check out their location on Virginia Street.
Take a sip of history at Nevada’s oldest operating and most award-winning brewery, Great Basin Brewing Company. Both their Reno and Sparks locations have more than a dozen of their world-class micro brews on tap, as well as bottles and growlers available. Overwhelmed by the many options? Just say “Gimme an Icky!” This IPA contains a blast of Cascade hops and is named after the Ichthyosaur, Nevada’s official state fossil.
You can’t beat this après ski sunset view. Lone Eagle Grille is located on a private beach just minutes from Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village. Relax next to their oversized fireplaces overlooking Lake Tahoe, and enjoy drink and food specials from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. every Sunday through Wednesday.
Beer NV in South Reno has the largest beer selection in northern Nevada, with 60 different taps in addition to a full cocktail menu. Indecisiveness is your friend here with choices of 4 ounce pours, up to 32 ounce glasses. Browse their handy digital menus and try a little bit of everything! (Okay, maybe not all of them.) Beer NV does not serve food but accepts deliveries from the many nearby restaurants if you’re craving a snack or meal to accompany your happy hour.
Add some class to your afternoon and head to Whispering Vine Wine Co., just off I-80 in northwest Reno. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a flight of whiskey, and browse their extensive list of small plates for the perfect post-shredding snack. Not just a wine bar, Whispering Vine Wine Co. is Reno’s first premier wine store (with three Reno locations) that promises to keep their service high and their prices low and offers more than 2,400 different wines, with 1,500 under $20 and more than 450 wines under $10.