Entertainment Venues: North Shore and Squaw Valley
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    Caliente! Southwest South

    8791 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, Calif.
    The newest Kings Beach hotspot, Caliente! has raised the bar. With a perfect marriage of a casual-yet-elegant dining room, laid-back indoor bar area and a mellow roof deck with its own cabana bar, Caliente! might just be the perfect spot to celebrate in Tahoe. Try one of the house specialty cocktails like the Calientini or the Chupacabra, or one of the 100-plus varieties of tequila.

    The Grid Bar and Grill

    8545 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, Calif.
    The Grid is located in Kings Beach and offers a pool table, darts, shuffleboard, many flat screen TVs, an outdoor patio and space for live bands, making it the community’s hot spot for late night fun.

    Gar Woods Grill & Pier

    5000 North Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, Calif.
    Gar Woods has a huge deck and a pier to match for boaters looking for a nice meal or a couple of cocktails. Known for their Wet Woodies — a fruity rum-based smoothie — Gar Woods has a weekly party known as Wet Woody Wednesday that is always a good time. Also keep an ear out for live music on Friday nights.


    850 North Lake Blvd. (behind Safeway), Tahoe City, Calif.
    The new Lakeside brings back the cocktails, the pool and foosball tables, plenty of live music and the dance floor Pierce Street patrons loved, while adding TVs for sports fans and a menu filled with comfort foods.

    Jake’s on the Lake

    760 North Lake Blvd. (inside the Boatworks Mall), Tahoe City, Calif.
    Located in Tahoe City’s Boatworks Mall, Jake’s has a good sized bar area and weekly live music. The large windows in the bar overlook Tahoe City marina, so while Jake’s might not be the best late night spot, it is ideal for an evening cocktail while watching the sun set over Lake Tahoe.

    Blue Agave

    425 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, Calif.
    Blue Agave is located centrally in Tahoe City, and besides being a dynamite Mexican restaurant, its bar area has a pool table, big screen TV and weekly live music. With an extensive tequila list, margaritas, Blue Agave is a good place to party down.

    Pete ‘N Peter’s

    395 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, Calif.
    Pete ‘N Peter’s is located in Tahoe City. Pete’s is the only remaining bar-only space in Tahoe City and late night partiers downtown usually end up there. They have two pool tables, shuffle board, a juke box, walls full of sports memorabilia, a handful of TVs and a great vibe.

    River Ranch Restaurant & Lodge

    Corner of Highway 89 south and Alpine Meadows Road, Tahoe City, Calif.
    River Ranch is located on Hwy. 89 at the base of Alpine Meadows Rd. And, with regular concerts on the deck, the River Ranch is an excellent spot to boogie down into the night.

    Bar One

    Inside the Olympic House at Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, Calif.
    Named for being the first bar in Squaw Valley, Bar One is located in the Village at Squaw on the second floor of the Olympic House. Bar One houses pool tables and three TVs carrying sports action daily. The venue also hosts live music on weekends.

    The Auld Dubliner

    In the Village at Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, Calif.
    What better place is there to party than an Irish pub? The Auld Dubliner is located on the edge of the Village at Squaw. The pub serves delicious Irish fair all day long as well as pouring draught Irish ales and stouts plus an extensive whiskey list. Keep an eye out for live music as well.


    Inside the Olympic House at Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, Calif.
    Located in the Olympic House in the Village at Squaw, Zenbu is the place to go for dance music. Regular DJs and a dance floor make the daytime tapas lounge turn into a regular disco during the evening.