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The Brewery At Lake Tahoe

The Brewery At Lake TahoeThe Brewery At Lake Tahoe

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 60
Beer Avg: 3.4

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 17.54%
$$ - reasonable

[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3542 S. Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, California, 96150-8900
United States
phone: (530) 544-2739

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Reviews by willjschmidt:
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3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

This Brewery at Lake Tahoe is more of a pizza place than a brewery. I've had all of their beers over the years and I had three the other night: IPA, Needle Peak, and the Bad Ass Ale. All of their beers are just mediocre. The IPA was one of the worst IPA's that I've ever had; severely lacking in hops. The Bad Ass Ale is anything but Bad Ass. They are all decent, drinkable beers but they are also all unmemorable and there is nothing special about any of them. Drink them with the pizza but don't stop in just to have a pint.

Now the pizza is an entirely different story. It is just flat out excellent. Perfect amount of cheese, unlimited toppings (same price for 1 or 15 toppings) fresh and excellent ingredients. Highly recommended, especially after a long day of snowboarding. It can get a little crowded so be prepared for a wait.

03-26-2007 20:26:49 | More by willjschmidt
More User Reviews:
Photo of casapy


3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

03-17-2014 22:03:43 | More by casapy
Photo of jkball01


4/5  rDev +23.1%

12-02-2013 06:00:01 | More by jkball01
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2.88/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $

I am not a fan, actually really disappointed. The beer was sub par, especially for northern California standards and the food was poor, if I wanted a Toni's microwavable pizza I would have brought one with me. Nice location and friendly staff, the beer and food need some work however.

11-27-2013 15:45:05 | More by DRTBrewster
Photo of sansho


3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-29-2013 01:07:09 | More by sansho
Photo of JackDempsy


3.96/5  rDev +21.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $

The place looks like my grandmothers house, and elevator music playing for atmosphere. Who would have thought it was a brewery? The funny thing is - the beer is fantastic!! The service was great, the price was very inexpensive, the food is better than average. This place is not in the tourist area and does have a small outside seating area, parking is good in back. My favorite place to go in South Lake Tahoe. Don't let the décor or the music selection scare you - the place is a winner - make it a destination spot.

09-08-2013 16:19:38 | More by JackDempsy
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3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$

Yesterday I went here for lunch with my family. The host was very rude to my wife implying that she couldn't count to 8 when he pointed at the large table to seat us. We got seated at the 4 person table that was next to the 8 person table. Our waiter came by and my mom asked if we could have a bigger table and he immediately gave us a six person table. There were 4 of us by the way. Our waiter was great. His name was Chris in case you go there. You want him as your waiter. The ultimate nachos were 17 dollars but they were very good. We also had the spicy ranchero pizza chips which was also very good. I chowed down on the pizza chips and my Indian Pale Ale while they chowed down on the nachos. My dad had the Washoe Wheat which is the summer seasonal. He really enjoyed the Washoe Wheat. It was a great experience. The only problem was the host who I didn't like and neither did my wife.

08-12-2013 00:12:46 | More by jeffjeff1
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3.26/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$

Visited for dinner and beers since it was within walking distance of our hotel, the Days Inn.

Basically it's a generic casual dining / sports bar that brews some of their own beers. Which is cool, but don't expect anything earth shattering. They have about 6 or 7 beers, fairly standard styles. I had pints of their flagship beer, the Bad Ass Ale, and also the porter. The Bad Ass was decent, nothing extreme like the name implies. I'd describe it as a hoppy red ale.

Our waitress was friendly and service was fine. The waitress didn't even care when the table of 10 guys next to us asked her to split the bill across 10 credit cards.

Food was a wide mix of American casual dining, with some specialty pizzas also. It was okay.

07-08-2013 22:31:03 | More by jmdrpi
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2.35/5  rDev -27.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3.25 | $$$

I'm only giving this place a 3/5 for atmosphere because of the beautiful scenery around Lake Tahoe. Of course, South Lake Tahoe is the worst part of the lake, because thats where all the people tend to flock to. But nonetheless, I'm feeling generous. Its easy to find, as its on the highway, and it often has bad traffic, so you can be creeping by at 4mph sometimes.

Quality is poor. This is beer made for tourists who don't like beer. This is not a beer destination. Ingredients are lacking. I have no idea where they actually make the beer, it does not appear to be at this location. Every beer style is average or below average. Probably the same yeast in every ale style.

Service is slow at times when its busy. Uninformed about beer is the norm.

The most interesting thing about this place is smelling the different kinds of weed people have on them, because many reek of Otto's jacket while you're there.

06-17-2013 20:57:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of Salena

3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $

The place was a nice stop after a day on the mountain hiking. Well ok.. a few hours.. still the beer was nice and cold. We had a sampler to make sure we tasted everything on tap.. I'm not big on over hoppy bears as much as my bf, but i have to say it did taste great, i believe it was the Bad Ass that i enjoyed most, besides their Pilsner. It was earlier on a Friday afternoon, so we were surrounded by a few locals, had the hot wings and they were very tasty! The two darkest beers did not do much for me, however they both had a great aroma and color. They have a logo sticker that is super awesome.. "Drink Tahoe Brew" just like the "keep Tahoe Blue" pretty cool. All in all it was a great selection. I'd recommend going if you on the hill.

10-25-2012 16:06:18 | More by Salena
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The Brewery At Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, CA
79 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.