City Guide: What to Do in Lake Tahoe

City Guide: What to Do in Lake Tahoe

Endless adventures, epic views, and fantastic eats and drinks.
by Nick Visconti | February 29, 2024

Before DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF arrived on the scene, drinking coffee and doing stuff was already the Lake Tahoe lifestyle (plus a few beers at the end of the day). It's truly a destination unlike any other — the epicenter of West Coast outdoor activity, alpine adventure, and home to some serious R&R vibes.

What you need, we have. What you’re searching for, you’ll find. Nestled on the tranquil shores of America’s highest and deepest alpine lake is also an incredible food and drink scene. Coffee-fueled days end in evening happy hours accompanied by beautiful mountainscape sunsets.

DCDS loves being part of this lifestyle for both locals and tourists. With award-winning high altitude roasted coffees served daily in our two North Lake Tahoe coffee shops, we're excited to be the first stop in someone’s day. Blends like our infamous Hell Yeah! are keeping the caffeine scene alive as well as participating in the greater economic renaissance of our region. Give our must-dos, must-drinks, and must-eats a read and maybe, just maybe, book a ticket for what will be your most memorable getaway of the year!




Truckee Coffee Shop

10115 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, California 96161
Open Monday to Sunday 7:00 am

Incline Village Coffee Shop

907 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, Nevada 89405
Open Monday to Sunday 7:00 am

DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF is a specialty coffee company built with the belief that extraordinary coffee leads to an extraordinary life. The mantra began in the Swiss Alps in 2012 during founder Nick Visconti's pro snowboard days and continues today at our Lake Tahoe headquarters and coffee shops. As specialty coffees grow at elevations similar to that of our roastery, all our coffees are sourced from the mountains and roasted in the mountains, resulting in unparalleled sweetness only achieved by altitude roasting.


Truckee Tavern

10118 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, California 96161
Open Sunday to Thursday 4:00 pm
Friday to Saturday 4:00 am

Truckee Tavern’s food and beverage offerings include the freshest, highest quality local ingredients, farm raised, hormone-free meats and locally grown produce.” Their menu is a true testament to the incredible diversity of food available in California. Menus change with the seasons and are always perfectly paired with the best libations.


Truckee Brewing Company

10736 Pioneer Trail
Truckee, California 96161
Open Monday to Sunday 3:00 pm

Its mission is simple: Bring high-quality beer to Truckee. “Our main goal is to put out quality drinkable beer,” explains owner Dustin Hurley. “We’re just trying to focus on having the best beer. The goal is to make sure every beer that comes off the tap or that we sell, is well balanced and drinkable. If that’s not happening then we’re not happy.” Highly recommend experiencing Truckee Brewing Company on your own. The delicious beers and laid-back atmosphere are worth many visits.


Palisades Tahoe

1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, California 96146
See website for all seasonal hours of operation.

Palisades Tahoe is known around the world as a top ski resort in North Lake Tahoe. With 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains and countless epic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada, this 1960 Olympic Winter games host welcomes skiers and riders of all levels. There’s great slopeside lodging at The Village at Palisades Tahoe, year-round events, and over 50 bars, restaurants, and shops.


Alibi Ale Works

Truckee Public House

10069 Bridge Street
Truckee, California 96161
Open Monday to Sunday 12:00 pm

Incline Village Public House

931 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 pm
Closed Monday to Tuesday

Brewery and Barrel House

204 E Enterprise Street
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
Open Monday to Thursday 4:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday 12:00 pm

All of Alibi Ale Works' beers are "born and raised in Lake Tahoe, made with 100 percent Lake Tahoe water". They have a super-adventurous beer line-up that's constantly evolving with new releases every week. Their passion for brewing and commitment to quality are evident. They also have three great locations around the Lake Tahoe Area.


East Short Lake Tahoe

1924 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
Open from sunrise

The East Shore of Lake Tahoe fills family photo albums, extreme sports movie reels, and the hearts of any who seek ancient beauty. With dozens of hidden beaches and iconic granite boulders adorning the turquoise shores, this is not just a place to visit, but one to marvel at. Bring your favorite DCDS specialty latte in the morning or sip on local ales from Alibi Ale Works as you take it all in!


Mt Rose Wilderness

The Mt Rose Wilderness spans miles of breathtaking ridges, valleys, and peaks, including the aforementioned Mt Rose. Situated above 10,000 feet with 360 degree views, the vista is full of wild flowers in the spring and summer and backcountry skiing lines in the winter. Don’t let your nerves get you though, miles of trails and roadside accessible meadows are spread throughout the terrain, making it a point of interest for novice and seasoned hikers alike. 

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