If you’re in Downtown Truckee then you’re certainly not going to get bored.  You can find a wide range of venues offering almost every kind of entertainment that you could want. Here’s just a short list of what you can expect to find in and around the downtown Truckee area.

Bars and Pubs

You should start by checking out the bars and pubs on the commercial Row. The Moody’s bistro and Lounge is the best place to go if you like jazz music. It hosts free live jazz shows and brings known jazz singers every month. Paul McCartney is amongst one of the many famous artists that have been known to visit the Moody’s bistro.

If you like wines then why not try the Bacchus & Venus? The Bacchus & Venus is a wine bar that contains a diverse range of wine choices that can be ordered by either the bottle or glass, or if you are feeling particularly adventurous you can mix your wines. The Bacchus & Venus is highly recommended if you consider yourself a wine connoisseur.

The Pastime Club is a club for the younger crowd, offering a wide variety of music from bluesto punk and hip hop to acoustic and many others, it’s the ideal place to visit if you’re  looking to party and let your hair down. You may be interested to know that the pastime club is also the oldest bar in Truckee.

Relaxing Entertainment Venues

If you want to relax then you should consider checking out the Tourist Club. With a very relaxed and trivial atmosphere, the club has a pool table and a karaoke machine.While the name of the club may sound like it’s strictly for tourists, the majority of the clubs customers are actually Truckee locals. The club is the ideal place to sit back and relax while drinking a beer with your friends in a cosy and friendly atmosphere.

For a more elegant evening you can go to the Cottonwood Restaurant on Rue Hilltop off Old Brockway Road, Truckee. The Cottonwood restaurant offers live music every week and very good dining. It’s a great place to spend a relaxing evening before heading out.

Trio is located on 10292 Donner Pass Truckee. More exactly, it’s situated in the middle of Truckee’s historic Brickelltown district inside a restored mansion. With a relaxing atmosphere and live music nights it’s a great place to spend your time with your friends if you aren’t looking for a crazy night.  That mixed with its comfortable furniture it makes for a very nice place to go to before starting your evening.


The Bar of America is located on Donner Pass Road in the historic downtown. It features a variety of bands from all over California that sing different music genres such as blues, rock and so on. The historic bar features live music most of the week and features happy hour food specials from Pacific Crest Grill. Locals and tourists mix together here to create a pleasant atmosphere where people can have fun.