Truckee Tavern & Grill lives up to its name. As a tavern, the bar shines with a curated selection of spirits, beer and wine. If small-batch whiskeys and gins make you smile, the cocktail offerings are sure to please. As a grill, the restaurant’s steaks and chicken entrees are sublimely cooked on a wood-fired grill. Since all offerings are made with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, the menu changes daily. But don’t let the elegant menu and surroundings fool you; stop into the Truckee Tavern & Grill on Thursdays for Burger and Beer Night, which offers $2 off burgers and a buck off a beer. Wednesdays are Wine Night, when a bottle of wine is 10 percent off and glasses of wine get a $1 discount. Happy hour is Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the bar. Being on the second floor above Truckee’s historic Commercial Row, the outdoor dining at the Truckee Tavern & Grill is a great vantage point to catch the goings-on in town.
Truckee Tavern & Grill
10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA