Summer Like a Local at Crosby's

By Cassidy Mitchell | Friday, May 24, 2024

Imagine: It's the first day of your annual summer trip to Tahoe. You got in late last night, unpacked, settled in and are ready to kick off your vacation. But first: fried chicken and waffles with a blood orange margarita at Crosby’s. “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys is playing as you walk in. The staff welcomes you warmly and leads you to a sunny, spotless booth. You’re instantly at ease. Vacation can finally start. 

If you haven’t been to Crosby’s yet, it’s a summertime must. The all-day brunch and craft cocktails are a great place to start, but you need to try the mahi mahi tacos and Philly cheesesteak too. Stop in on the first morning of your holiday and nail down plans for the week while sipping on Crosby’s famous Grande Cadillac Margarita.

Whatever you’re looking forward to doing while you’re in the Tahoe area, Crosby’s central location makes it an easy place to pop in and out. The atmosphere will make anyone feel like they’re part of the local crowd.

Winter sports are what may have brought you to Incline Village the first time, but summertime is what will keep you coming back. Shop local at the Thursday afternoon farmer’s market with a to-go cocktail from Crosby’s in hand. Stop in for dinner on your way to free Music on the Beach any Friday evening. Sit on Crosby’s dog-friendly patio after getting off the boat. The crisp sugar pines provide shade to cool off as your tan sinks in – just add a refreshing cucumber martini.

Crosby’s patio might be Incline’s best-kept secret. Nestled into the lush trees and pine-scented air, you’ll find a relaxing atmosphere that’s perfect for hanging out with your human and furry friends. If date night and live music are among the highlights of your Tahoe trip, plan to have dinner at Crosby’s. After dancing to music at the Crystal Bay Casino, there’s nothing better than pulling up a bar stool for double-dipped wings and carne asada nachos. Or, if you prefer a slower-paced meal, cozy up in a booth and reconnect over pan-seared salmon with grilled asparagus and a cold glass of rosé.

Wherever your summer adventures take you, Crosby’s is where you hope to find yourself when the bartender does last call. Its lively and welcoming aesthetic will provide the backdrop to the most memorable night of your vacation. Crosby’s will become the place you talk about when you tell your friends back home where to visit while they’re in Tahoe. See for yourself – we’ll meet you on the patio! 


(775) 833-1030
868 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV 89451

About the Author Cassidy Mitchell
Cassidy received her master's degree in publishing and writing in Boston, where she wrote for print magazines and digitally for Wayfair's lifestyle brands. In search of sunshine, she moved to North Lake Tahoe, where she bakes, blogs and bartends. Most evenings you can find her at home with her cat, Fiddlehead, reading or researching a new project.