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  • Monday 11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Tuesday 11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Wednesday 11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Thursday 11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Friday 11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Saturday 11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
  • American
  • Vegetarian

Cold Water Brewery & Grill in South Lake Tahoe is a well-known establishment offering a delightful combination of hand-crafted beers and a distinctive food menu. Situated in mid-town South Lake Tahoe, this local brewery is celebrated for its high-quality brews. The brewery and grill provide a warm and vibrant ambiance perfect for enjoying classic American fare and their own draft beers.

The brewery is a popular destination for both locals and visitors. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing indoor dining experience or an al fresco meal on their outdoor patio, Cold Water Brewery & Grill promises a memorable culinary adventure. With their doors open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., patrons can savor the flavors of this beloved brewery and grill.

The Cold Water Brewery & Grill in South Lake Tahoe offers a delectable array of dishes that perfectly complement their hand-crafted beers. From mouthwatering appetizers like the Artichoke Chips, Elote Dip, and Bavarian Pretzel to hearty entrees such as the Brewery Mac & Cheese, Tri Tip Tacos, and the Cedar Plank Salmon, the menu is a fusion of classic American fare with creative twists. The brewery is also known for its delicious burgers, like the CWB&G Burger and the Veggie Burger, as well as flavorful salads and sandwiches. With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and culinary innovation, every dish at Cold Water Brewery & Grill promises to delight the taste buds of locals and visitors alike.

Cold Water Brewery & Grill in South Lake Tahoe has an impressive selection of hand-crafted and distinct beers, all brewed on-site as part of their all-grain brewing operation. From hoppy and bold IPAs to smooth and rich stouts, the brewery’s offerings are a mix of different varieties that are carefully crafted. Cold Water has something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of ales, lagers, or unique seasonal brews. With about 200 gallons produced per batch, the brewery offers a wide variety of craft beers, including popular options like Big Mack IPA, Tahoe Cross IPA, Good Karma Cream Ale, Stillwater Stout, and Preachers Pale Ale. Each drop of Cold Water beer reflects its commitment to quality and craftsmanship, ensuring a memorable experience for beer enthusiasts and food lovers.

Cold Water Brewery & Grill in South Lake Tahoe is a must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts and food lovers. The brewery’s emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and culinary innovation is evident in every drop of their hand-crafted beer. With a wide selection of craft beers, including IPAs, stouts, ales, and lagers, patrons can enjoy a full range of flavors. The brewery also offers a creative seasonal food menu featuring California comfort food. Whether you choose indoor or outdoor dining, the brewery provides a relaxed and vibrant ambiance, making it the perfect setting to enjoy its delicious food and wide selection of craft beers.



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  • Aliona Gorbunova
    Aliona Gorbunova
    4 months ago

    Pros: very helpful and friendly staff Cons: picture of the $27 burger is attached.. Overall I would say it’s a great spot for happy hour, but we won’t be coming back for dinner, even though we are locals and this spot is close to our house. The menu is not vegan-friendly, but the 2 bartenders taking our order were very helpful and helped us figure out how to make some dishes vegan, but any alteration to a dish is an automatic +$4 per dish. We had three beers, one old fashioned, one burger, one salad, and one artichoke chips + ~25% tip = $140

  • Vickie Musni
    Vickie Musni
    3 months ago

    A friend from Sacramento told us that Cold Water was his “regular stop” whenever he was in the area so we went last week to check it out. We will DEFINITELY be back! We had come from a business lunch so unfortunately we didn’t try any of the food this time but the hot buttered rum hit the spot on a snowy afternoon! Loved the whole vibe of the place and the staff were really welcoming.

  • Kai Dwd
    Kai Dwd
    4 months ago

    I didn't order food in particular, but I ordered IPA beer and pretzel, but it's a bit difficult to evaluate the food. The beer taste was normal and the atmosphere was good. There is a propane firefit on the outdoor table and you can enjoy the beautiful lights in the evening.

  • Filbert Mendoza
    Filbert Mendoza
    5 months ago

    I love their truffle burger (medium doneness) with truffle fries. The burger was juicy and flavorful. The sauce it came with tied everything together but the burger was good even without it. I will come back again to eat this burger the next time I'm in the area. The waiter that served us was very attentive and helpful. While I was unable to decide between two beers to order, the waiter kindly offered to let me have a taste of both beers to ensure I ordered a beer I would enjoy with my meal. This enhanced my experience here. I ended up ordering the Big Mack IPA and enjoyed it with my burger. The parking lot is next to the restaurant and had plenty of space at the time of my visit (Saturday, late-lunch hours).

  • Javier Rey
    Javier Rey
    12 months ago

    The fish and chips were delicious. The fish was super flakey. Possibly the best I've had. I got it with a Cesar salad instead of fries which was also good. To drink I had the stout which I also enjoyed. My wife got the truffles burger which she liked. The food came very quickly and the service was great. The atmosphere is nice but pretty dark for some reason. We'll definitely try to come back here.

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