Cold Water Brewery & Grill stands out on the South Shore’s thriving brewing scene not only because it was the first all-grain brewery in the region or because it’s the only female-owned brewery around the lake. It also stands out because it’s a great brewpub with a focus on top-quality food and a wide-ranging menu. Alongside their 14 beers on tap (all brewed on site), they serve California comfort food such as fish and chips, burgers, grilled Scottish salmon, ribeye, sea bass, watermelon panzanella salad, poke bowls, rice bowls and something for every dietary consideration. People who come for the beer are always surprised by the food offerings here. The pub’s honey and amber color scheme complements the wood accents for a warm atmosphere, while the five TV screens, full bar and weekly specials and events keep things fun. Outdoor dining on the patio is available as well. If you’re looking for a great summer beer for a day on the lake, try their By Dad 4 Dads American Ale.
2544 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA