When we hear the term bistro, we conjure up thoughts of a place filled with round tables, dim lighting, and guests adorned in their finest beatnik attire, snapping their fingers to the beat of the poet whispering his work on a stool in front of a single mike. Of course, we quickly realize that we are in a new millennium, and nobody uses terms like beatnik anymore. And then we also realize that we are in Moody’s Bistro & Lounge, a place that dares to make the bistro cool. Also known as Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, this moderately priced hot spot is the coolest spot in town, and is open every day from 11:30 AM until 9:30 PM.
Located at 10007 Bridge Street in Truckee
The two-story wood frame building that houses Moody’s Restaurant is made remarkable by the balcony that makes its way across the entire front façade of a historic hotel. Outside, charming wood benches and metal chairs have been known to be filled with rowdy gangs of musicians, charming diners with their talented, impromptu shows. Inside, the low lights, white clothed tables, and wood trim offers an elegant and sophisticated place to enjoy good food, great drinks, and the company of your beloved family! Weekends at Moody’s Bistro are the time for music, with local bands such as Caravan to Winterwondergrass and Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra wooing us with their skillful playing.
Happiness is a Moody’s Bistro Specialty Cocktail
While we can’t help but love the menu at Moody’s in Truckee, it’s the drinks that have captured our hearts. Featuring an extensive wine list, a wonderful craft beer list, and a specialty cocktail list divided by the decades, adventurous souls will want to drink their way across time. The cocktail menu is especially innovative and features popular cocktails from different periods in American history. Divided into categories, the Pre-Prohibition Cocktails will lead you from the mid-19th century through 1910, the Cocktails Portion features drinks from the 1920s through the 1950s, and the section titled Cocktails, The Moody’s Way, offers up specialty drinks that are hot today!
Menu’s That Change with the Season
Because not many people find a summer salad appealing in the midst of winter’s cold and gloom, Moody’s Truckee menu changes seasonally. Always maintaining excellent taste, however, the truffled deviled eggs are our favorite summer appetizer, and their pizza, pasta, and burger items will never fail you!
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Explore Downtown Truckee
Before your stop at Moody’s, stroll through downtown Truckee and discover the specialty boutiques, shops, and art galleries lining the historic district. A quick browse through the designer threads and handcrafted accessories at the boutiques or local artwork at the galleries is the perfect way to start your afternoon before settling in at Moody’s.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Find a new stylish outfit or statement pieces at Nomad’s Boutique, a specialty women’s clothing store. The attentive service is what makes Nomad’s a favorite, with friendly attendants at hand to help you find pieces to fit your style and comfort. Looking for a gift or souvenir but not sure exactly what? Stop by Truckee Variety Co. for a wide range of items including toys, games, clothing, specialty snacks and candy. You’ll find everything from arts and crafts supplies to spices, local taffy, and jewelry. For fine gifts and unique home décor, check out the handmade, artisan jewelry, artwork, home accents, and beauty products at Bespoke. This specialty boutique curates thoughtful, high quality goods that elevates the retail offerings in downtown Truckee.
Explore Local Art Galleries
As you wander along the main street in historic Truckee, you’ll encounter a number of art galleries boasting gorgeous local artwork and crafts. Find unique handmade ceramics, sculptures, and other artwork at Riverside Studios, showcasing the best of Truckee’s local handiwork. For local photography and canvases depicting the stunning Truckee surroundings, browse the artwork at Art Truckee. This venue also regularly hosts art classes like painting and glass blowing along with live music performances for a fun-filled evening of music and art. At La Galleria, find beautifully handmade jewelry and artisan home pieces of high quality befitting a masterpiece.
Visit Local Museums
Learn about Truckee’s railroad history at the Truckee Railroad Museum, set in a model train carriage near the Truckee Visitor Center. This quaint museum showcases photographs and informative panels detailing the story behind Truckee’s railroad past. The Old Jail Museum is another must for history buffs in downtown Truckee. Set in a carefully preserved 19th century jailhouse, this unique museum details the history of how the jailhouse origins and local history. Guided tours are also available with a knowledgeable local for deeper insight into Truckee’s fascinating past.
Downtown Truckee has something for everyone to enjoy, so allow yourself to explore everything this historic district has to offer before stopping in at Moody’s Bistro and Lounge.
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