Truckee Bars

North Lake Tahoe is a stunning place to visit all year round! With epic winter adventures and stunning summer recreation, there is no end to the outdoor activities that you can enjoy in this gorgeous region! When you’re ready to hit the town for a little bit of nightlife, we’ve got your back! The charming mountain town of Truckee is a great place to find late-night spots where you can enjoy delicious food, drinks, music and more! We’ve rounded up our top five picks in Truckee to take the guesswork out of your planning! All you have to do is grab your wallet and get ready for a fun night out in the Sierra Nevadas!

Bar of America

10040 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA | 530-587-2626

Kicking off our list is one of the most popular late-night spots in Truckee! Both visitors and locals love Bar of America, where you can find awesome twists on classic bar food and a great selection of beer, specialty cocktails, music and more! Munch on some parmesan truffle fries, share the ahi poke nachos, try their awesome pizzas or indulge in the Philly cheesesteak while you sample some local beers or sip on a fun and inventive cocktail! Not only does this bar serve awesome food and drinks but they also host fun event nights and lots of live music! Live music starts at 9:30 from Thursday – Saturday and goes until late, and all the events are listed on the homepage of their website! If there’s only one place you have time to go for a late night out in Truckee, make it Bar of America! 

Donner Creek Brewing

11448 Deerfield Dr, Truckee, CA | 530-414-9923

If your idea of a late night out includes a laid back, casual vibe and heading back to your vacation rental between 9 and 10 pm, this is the place for you! At Donner Creek Brewing, you’re not going to find a ton of fancy food or swanky cocktails–what you will find is really friendly staff, incredible beers and a ton of delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and a few other perfectly simple snacks. This pico brewery is a hub for the community and you’ll often see kids and well behaved dogs just chilling in this space too! Because Donner Creek is smaller than a nano brewery, it usually has between 6-7 beers on tap that constantly rotate as new beers are produced. This is a great spot to start a late night out in Truckee and a great spot for anyone looking for a laid-back night out that ends at a reasonable time! 

The Tourist Club

10110 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA | 530-587-7775

If you’re looking for a dive bar with a lot of character, this is the place to go in Truckee! With stuffed deer heads with leis around their necks, string lights across the narrow bar and bullet holes (yes, bullet holes) in the ceiling and a handful of loyal regulars that look like they enjoy a cold beer at the end of a hard day of work, this bar has a really unique vibe that shouldn’t be missed! Despite, or maybe because of, it’s classic dive bar atmosphere, it is one of the most popular places for a fun late-night out in Truckee! With friendly staff, pool tables, and a classic jukebox, this is definitely the bar to go when you want a classic American beer and whiskey kinda night out!

Past Time Club

10096 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA | 530-582-9219

Another popular dive bar in Truckee is the Past Time Club and it’s one of those places where you can show up any time and have a great night out. You won’t find any fancy cocktails here–the drink options are beer, highballs, and shots but the staff and regulars are friendly, the pool tables and shuffleboard are a super fun way to spend an evening enjoying soaking up the unpretentious atmosphere. If you’re looking for a fun, laid back place to let loose in Truckee Past Time is a great option!

Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats

10007 Bridge St, Truckee, CA | 530-587-8688

If you’re looking for a more elevated late-night spot, Moody’s is a great option! This cozy spot in historic Truckee offers fantastic cocktails, a delicious farm to table menu and great live entertainment! With incredible service and a cozy, vintage atmosphere, Moody’s is the perfect combination of upscale bistro and lively bar and the perfect place for an elevated late-night or special occasion!

Looking for more late-night spots in North Lake Tahoe? Check out our Entertainment page!