The Idle Hour

Lake Tahoe Wine Tasting Plus Lake Tahoe Live Music

Enjoy a South Lake Tahoe wine tasting experience unlike any other by choosing from a wide selection of vintners from the California wine country and beyond. Savor a sumptuous glass of wine or champagne on the gorgeous outdoor patio while taking in one the world’s best views at one of the most popular Lake Tahoe bars. The Idle Hour features a rotating assortment of boutique wines hand-selected by their knowledgeable staff. Special tastings are held weekly from 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by the owner’s favorite wineries. Check the event schedule, which is always up-to-date. Those looking for Lake Tahoe live music will enjoy tunes from pianist Kris Diehl on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.

Beyond being one of the popular Lake Tahoe bars, The Idle Hour’s retail space has an assortment of wine accessories, home decor items and more. Peruse a wide array of unique kitchen towels and dishware, wine glasses, bottle openers, stoppers, bottle carriers and much more. In addition to home goods, wine accessories and décor, The Idle Hour sells chocolates from South Bend Chocolate Company, Chukar Cherries products and Abdallah Chocolates. Abdallah Candies has a long tradition of making gourmet chocolates with the highest quality ingredients possible.

Your Lake Tahoe Wedding and Event Venue

The Idle Hour is the ideal Lake Tahoe wedding and event venue for hosting a special event or casual get-together. From unforgettable weddings to holiday office parties, family reunions and more, a venue on the edge of Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to create memories and celebrate with friends and family. Groups of up to 150 persons can be accommodated. Reserving space is easy and planning is seamless at one of the most beautiful locations in Lake Tahoe.

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The Idle Hour, Purchase a Bottle of Wine & Hangout on our Patio!

Purchase a Bottle of Wine & Hangout on Our Patio!

Shop our wide selection of exquisite wines in-store & sip it on our one of a kind outdoor patio. Our patio features... More info
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The Idle Hour, Wine Bar & Tastings

Wine Bar & Tastings

Featuring a rotating line up of boutique wine producers hand selected by our team. Delectable bites and eclectic retail... More info