Whether you’re putting the icing on the cake of an otherwise amazing day of skiing, or just doing some day drinking in honor of your vacation, here’s a local’s guide to the best happy hours in Tahoe South.
Jimmy’s remains one of my favorite places to imbibe in Tahoe and not just because of their new happy hour specials! Happy hour occurs daily from 3-6 pm and features a small plates sample menu from classically trained chef Maria Elia, $8 glasses of the red and white wine of the day, $5 draft beers and $8 margaritas. I love their California twist on Greek cuisine and everything on the menu is stellar. The fig, feta and pear flatbread pizza is not to be missed and the pork belly souvlaki is always a wise choice.
In addition to it’s impeccable views, The Chart House features one of the best happy hours on the lake! Sundays to Fridays from 4:30-6:30 PM, The Chart House offers a variety of $7 martinis, $6 cocktails, $5 wines by the glass, $4 well spirits and $3.25 premium drafts. If that isn’t enough to convince you to stop in, perhaps the $6 Ahi Nachos or $5 calamari small plates will.
After a long day at Heavenly, there is no need to trek far for an exceptional happy hour. Basecamp Pizza is located in the center of the Heavenly Village and features live music almost every day of the week. Happy hour occurs daily from 2:00-6:00 PM and features $5 house wine and $3 drafts. If you’re hungry after shredding all day, look no farther because their happy hour also offers a $12 personal sized pizza and draft beer special!
If pizza isn’t what you are craving, just head around the corner to the Heavenly Village’s newest addition Azul Latin Kitchen. Happy hour happens here daily from 2:00-6:00 PM and features a $5 taco and Tecate special, $5 house margs, $3 draft beers and wells, $1.50 chips and salsa and more. Just a tip though: you must sit in the bar to take advantage of happy hour prices.