After an action packed day of fun in the sun and other activities you may be ready to retire to your Lake Tahoe Hotel and get a good night sleep so that you can do it all again tomorrow. But if you do this you will be missing out on some of the best live entertainment that can be found in Lake Tahoe after the sun goes down.  Lake Tahoe truly has an amazing night life; below you will find some of the best venues to visit in the north shore and Squaw Valley areas of Lake Tahoe.


One of a few hotspots located in Kings beach, Caliente offers just about everything you could ask for with a laid back bar area, a classy and elegant dining room and a roof deck that is complete with its own Cabana style bar. Trying the fabulous house cocktails is an absolute must some examples are the Chupacabra and the Calientini or one of over 100 varieties of tequila.

Grid Bar &Grill

Another bar in Kings beach, the grid has a great outdoor patio area for live bands to perform; you can also enjoy bar games such as shuffleboard, darts and watch sports on one of the many flat screen televisions dotted around the bar.

Gar Woods Grill and Pier

The large deck as well as the pier located at gar woods grill is ideal for boaters that are looking for a place to stop by and enjoy a few cocktails or an enjoyable meal. One of the grills specialty cocktails is the wet woodie which is a fruity smoothie with rum. Gar woods gets particular busy on Wednesdays when they host their weekly party aptly named wet woody Wednesday. You can also find live entertainment on offer every Friday night.


Previously known as Pierce Street, the new and improved Lakeside brings back its famous cocktails, foosball tables, pool tables and a range of live music and a huge dance floor as well as catering to sports fans with flats screen TVS to enjoy live sporting events. Lakeside also has a decent menu filled with a variety of comfort and bar foods.

Jake’s on the Lake

You will find Jake’s in the Boatworks Mall of Tahoe city, you can find live music every week and there is a decent sized bar. The Tahoe City Marina can be seen from the huge windows inside the bar; whilst this may not be one of the best night spots in Lake Tahoe you can still enjoy a cocktail or two whilst watching the sun set over the Lake.

Squaw Valley Venues

Bar One

You’ll find bar one inside the Olympic house within Squaw Valley, the bar gets its name from being the first bar to open in Squaw Valley. Situated on the second floor of the Olympic house in the village at Squaw Valley, the bar has plenty of pool tables as well as TVs for live sporting events and there is always live music available at the weekends.

The Auld Dubliner

This quaint Irish pub can be found on the edge of the village at Squaw Valley. With regular live entertainment and Irish food served all day along with Irish stouts, draught Irish ale and an exhaustive whiskey list there simply is no better place to party than in an Irish pub.


You will find Zenbu inside the Olympic house at the village in Squaw Valley. A regular Tapas lounge during the day that really comes to life once the sun goes down. If you like your dance music then Zenbu will not disappoint. The club has regular DJ sets and a huge dance floor which is the ideal place to let your hair down, don’t forget your dancing shoes.