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For 2
Wed, 2/21
11:30 PM
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Bar of America

258 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual (16)
  • Fun (13)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
This comfortable Bar and Restaurant in Historic Downtown Truckee welcomes diners with its warm interior and friendly efficient service. The All American menu has a wide range of classic and modern favorites, from sandwiches to steaks and seafood all distinctively paired with an award winning wine list satisfying a broad taste palate at reasonable prices.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
(Mon - Fri) from 11:30 am
(Sat & Sun) from 10:30 am

Daily from 5:30 pm

(Mon - Fri) from 11:00 am
(Sat & Sun) from 10:00 am

The Bar never closes before 11:30 pm (Sun -Thurs)
and 12:30 am (Fri & Sat)
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Phone number
(530) 587-2626
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Brinckerhoff, Chef - Chase Johnson
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Cross street
Bridge St.
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Parking details
Downtown offers ample metered parking during the day and after 6:00pm all parking is complimentary.
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Public transit
All public transit for the area stops right across the street from the restaurant, including greyhound and Amtrak.
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Known for supporting the areas best local talent, the bar hosts small intimate tunes to all out ragers with dancing til the early hours. Almost nightly you can find something happening inside the historic building.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour: October - April, Monday through Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday Night Football- through the game. Beer and wine specials, discounted appetizers and 'Cock-tails'.

Fish Taco Fridays- Fridays in winter following Happy Hour, raffle every hour and bar specials, grand prize snowboard most weeks, 6:30pm-10:00pm, "The more you drink, the more you win!"

Cock-Tail Tuesdays- May- September, 'Cock-Tails' at nearly half the price every Tuesday- All Day, All Night, All Summer!

Music After the Music - Live Music after Truckee Thursdays. All Summer.

Bi-Monthly Whiskey Tasting - The Wednesday of every other Month. Visit Bar of America's facebook page for details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 258 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJose (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined a day ago

I had “the usual” pizza-very good! My wife had the cowboy chili and gave it 👍👍 and the Parmesan truffle fries were to die for! Jordan provided exceptional service!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had to wait 15 minutes for a table for 2 despite a table for 4 being open, which remained empty the entire time we were there.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Bar of America is always our favorite spot in Truckee.

vipJerry (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The Poppers are our favorite appetizer, and should be tried by all

vipChris (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Went with a large group on a Friday night. Great service and reasonable prices for a big group. The live music was fun and the scene was bumpin’.

dining4fun (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

First time eating here. Food was good and menu had decent options. Would probably eat here’s again. Good and comfortable vibe.

Eddie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food and great service. Would definitely recommend.

Shadow1 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

The service could have received a 4 Star rating if the staff was more focused on the customer. There seemed to have a training going on for the espresso machine and the conversation regarding the proper recipe for coffee drinks could be heard by th customers. Training needs to be completed and up to speed before customers are in the restaurant.
Food was tasty and very ample.

Chris (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Great place. Met friends and their young kids for lunch. Our server, Lisa, was,awesome. Definitely recommend for lunch or dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

We are locals and have dined at Bar of America for many years. It’s a fun place to dine although it can be noisy at times. We usually order the swordfish or sea bass and have not been disappointed. The food is good and the servers are friendly.

Trace (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Bar of the Americas is located in Truckee. Offers great food, amazing cocktails and overal a great place to eat. The summer is fun because they offer outside seating! Great place for lunch and dinner! Enjoy a must stop if you are in Truckee

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Frustrating experience with the manager. Asked to sit at a table next to the one they suggested. While standing there waiting the manager said he could not make any changes cause “everything would go wrong”. Not a great start to the meal as it was literally one four top to another and within 5 minutes another group of four sat there and we both left at the same time with the same server.

Server was great. Pizza was sub par but martini was great. Too bad as the manager’s lack of any flexibility will make me think twice before returning.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Every time we come up to the Tahoe area we eat here, it’s a great solid staple. Food is always good but I. Suggest making reservations during the peak seasons!

nataliestarr (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Service is great - food delicious - good kids menu!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Not good! Would not return.