Food & Nightlife

Squaw Valley Restaurants

There are over 50 different eateries in the valley, so one is spoilt for choice when it comes to Squaw Valley restaurants. Here are a handful of Squaw Valley dining options.

Graham’s Restaurant offers delightful upscale dining despite the décor not being particularly flashy. It’s old school and homely, as is the service and the menu, which is a combination of European and Californian fare. This Squaw Valley restaurant has the most amazing wine list that ranges from affordable to ridiculously priced wines. Graham’s is located about a 0.4 mile walk from the central village.

Mamasake is a local favourite and serves ‘California style’ Japanese fare. In other words, don’t expect the quality Japanese food that powder hounds have come to enjoy whilst skiing in Japan. The ‘Mamas Balls’ are good, but most serves tend to be very small for the price.

Soupa is great for cheap grilled cheese sandwich varieties as well as soups (obviously!).

Sandy’s Pub at the Resort at Squaw Creek has well priced delicious American pub fare and a primo selection of brews, wine and spirits.

The Auld Dubliner is an attempt at an Irish Bar. Whilst the atmosphere is good, the taste of the Guinness is NQR and the food is rather ordinary.

The nearby towns of Truckee and Tahoe City also have a range of restaurants.

Squaw Valley Bars & Nightlife

High Camp has some watering holes for those inclined to have an après ski drink at elevation. The Ice Bar is possibly the highlight of this area.

The Village is replete of bars. Après is very popular at Le Chamois (a fabulously classic Squaw watering hole), Sundeck Tavern, 22 – Twenty Two, and the Auld Dubliner.

For a sophisticated drink, head to the Uncorked wine bar. They have some great tasting packages where you can sample lots of different wines.

A lovely (quiet) après ski drinking location is at the base of the Squaw Creek triple chair in the Resort at Squaw Creek complex. The outdoor deck comes complete with fireplaces, gas heaters, lounges and a good range of beers.

The Squaw Valley nightlife could be defined as tame to non-existent on weekdays, whilst on weekends it can fire up a little. Le Chamois has the booze flowing 'til the wee hours as do a few other pubs, but otherwise keep your expectations a little low.

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