Bourbon Pub

3.9
77 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bourbon Pub is Chef Michael Mina’s lively take on the classic American Pub remixed for a new generation. This energetic take on casual dining features a playful menu of comfort food as only Michael Mina can deliver. The cuisine is paired with a healthy list of frosty libations, ales, pilsners, stouts and lagers from around the world alongside house-made infusions, barrel-aged cocktails, and seasonal punches. Modern takes on all-American classics make for culinary mashups across the burgers, fries, house-made pretzels, wings, and more that give you all the best of fine dining with a laid back, let your hair down atmosphere.
Located in the world-class mountain destination The Village at Northstar Resort, Bourbon Pub Northstar delivers the perfect treat after a day on the slopes or after hiking the trails, grab a burger crafted with the finest local ingredients paired with the perfect pint and celebrate alongside the great outdoors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.3
ambience
3.5
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Noise · Moderate
47% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service! Tokyo Fried Chicken is crazy spicy - consider yourself warned.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasn’t open. Got there for our confirmed reservation at 7:00pm and they are temporarily closed. Would have been nice to know since getting back into town was going to take an hour.

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vipKimmk
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasn’t open!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place needs to be taken off of open table. Made a reservation on open table. Was super excited to get to try the beautiful menu after a day of skiing. Showed up 10 minutes before our reservation to a closed restaurant. No phone call/text/email regarding the closure. Tried calling, went to voicemail. Very disappointed in the lack of communication to what would be their customers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made my reservation for Bourbon Pub about a week in advance via Opentable, I even received confirmation and a reminder via OpenTable only to get there to find the restaurant closed. I was left to find an alternative location to eat with my family and of course, it was very difficult considering the covid regulations. I looked on the website and did not notice any notice of closure either. Needless to say, I and my family were disappointed. someone should have done the courtesy of reaching out to me.

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vipBern
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This place was a total surprise. The food was amazing!! I live in Las Vegas and we have culinary giants here, but Bourbon Pub was a show stopper. I could not believe how well the food tasted and every item we ordered was perfect and better than expected. Our server was very informative and she seemed genuinely happy and this showed through the attention given to us throughout the meal. I have had many hummus plates and all boring and bland. BP served the best hummus plate I have had in years. So tasty and seasoned perfectly. Also ordered a side of spinach and the chef added lemon and we could not stop eating the spinach, we were fighting over it. The burgers and sandwiches were on the perfect buns, light and fluffy. The meal was so comforting we can't wait to go back again and try more items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I expected more from a Michael Mina restaurant. Service was extremely slow and the food was just mediocre. The decor felt very cold, not inviting at all. It will be a long while before we return.

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localw
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great addition to Northstar. Made for a really great 16th birthday dinner for my daughter...."OMG...Best Burger I have EVER had, Mom!!"

Bourbon Pub
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi localw, We are so pleased to hear that we made your daughter's 16th birthday! We greatly appreciate you joining us for this special occasion! Our burger is a huge hit that everyone loves to try when dining with us. Very happy to hear your service and dinner experience was nothing but memorable. We do hope you will join us again! Thank you so much! Sarah D. AGM

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vipFran
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Service was slow. Food was very good. Noise level very high. Casual dining experience. Under staffed wait staff.

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KatieD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious food!! (I had the kale salad, the turkey burger and the broccolini) Very casual environment. So happy to have something that is a step up in Northstar Village, I'll definitely be back!

Bourbon Pub
Responded on February 27, 2020

We are very delighted to hear you enjoyed our great service, along with a delicious menu! Thank you very much KatieD for the great review! We absolutely agree the kale salad, turkey burger, and broccolini are a huge hit! Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your experience and cannot wait to serve you again! Thanks so much! Sarah D. Assistant General Manager

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vipjiml
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food at Bourbon Pub was excellent.

But the restaurant itself was decorated in cafeteria chic.

It was really surprising being in Northstar how everything about the place seemed really cheap and cold even though the food was good, the decor made the whole experience seem really overpriced. I felt like I should be eating much less expensive food. Not a place that is great to hang out.

Again, the food and service was great though.

Bourbon Pub
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hello jiml, So very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and thought it was excellent! Thank you for the great recommendation. We deeply apologize about our decor and ambiance and are sorry that it wasn't a place for you to hang out at. We do understand the situation with our decor and promise we are working to make it feel like a more inviting space to dine in. Thank you for the honest critique and hope this doesn't prevent you in joining us again for our delicious food and great service!

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vipRobertB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for dinner after a long day skiing. Conveniently located in the heart of the village. Easy access.

Bourbon Pub
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you so much RobertB for the amazing 5-stars! We think Bourbon Pub is the perfect location to relax and dine-in after a long day on the slopes. We appreciate your review greatly and thank you very much for dinning in with us. See you next time after the slopes! Sarah D. Assistant General Manager

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very limited menu and mediocre cuisine. The lighting is far too bright and ambience is lacking. It is a great location in the village, but it lacks the essentials for a good dining experience.

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EugeneB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After dining at other Michael Mina restaurants, and being very satisfied with our experiences, we were disappointed with this one. The food selection was somewhat limited, and the service was spotty. While the Manager was accommodating and made up for some of the shortcomings (one entree was quite late in appearing; one entree included items the diner had requested be eliminated; one diner was told her drink of choice was not available, but when her husband went to the bar himself, he found that it was), we will give this restaurant more time to iron out their wrinkles before thinking about returning.

Bourbon Pub
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi EugeneB, First I wanted to sincerely apologize that we missed the mark this past time you dined with us. We are extremely sorry for the disappointment, as our number one goal is to make sure our guests are happy and satisfied with their experience. I will bring these points of attention to my team so we can improve upon them. We will continue to work on the miscommunication so we can provide you and our guests an over-the-top dining experience. Thank you very much. Sarah D. AGM

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vipLander
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Just not interesting food and service was slow, but they were nice. Noisy and very diner line.

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vipiMax
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

For whatever reason it took 30 min for the greeting desk to seat the ~12 people ahead of us when we arrived at the opening time — despite some having reservations for that time. Really weird and frustrating. Once inside, the food was good and interesting, and the decor is modern and fresh.

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Napagirl
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was our anniversary dinner. It was descent enough food but incredibly loud. There were lots of open tables and yet they were out of different food items. We arrived at 6:30, and I had already called the day before to verify it was our “anniversary “ dinner. When we got there we wanted a table by the window but were told it wasn’t available. No one sat at that table for the hour we were there. The waiter seemed new and frantic. Portion size was huge for the salad and very small for my steak entree. When we got to dinner they were out of ice cream so that narrowed the choices . It was extremely loud. We listened to the trick basketball competition on the tv while all the men were screaming. It definitely was not the spot for a romantic dinner, at least where we were seated. We got in and out in 45 minutes and opted to sit outside with a drink for the remainder of our evening.

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vipSameerG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food has potential but falls short.

Tokyo chicken is too bready and spicy. Needs to be very lightly battered, more chicken, and a sauce that cuts the spiciness

The double Cheeseburger could be so much better. The bun dwarfs the patties. Burger should be killer

The steak is a good idea but the ribeye isn’t high enough quality for the price point. Consider replacing with a high quality strip steak. For $50+ it should be awesome. It’s really average quality meat

Bourbon Pub
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hello SameerG, First, I want to thank you for your honest feedback, as it helps us continue to work towards bettering the restaurant and helps us improve the guest's dining experience. This critique is crucial and will be passed down to chef for review, as we want all our products on the menu to be a meal you never forget. We appreciate this review greatly and hope it doesn't discourage you from joining us again. Thank you so much for your time. Sarah D. Assistant General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was terrific, service great. My only suggestion would be to dim the lights. It was very bright

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vipfulano
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

High prices, med

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Meatball
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger was delicious. Great service.

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marcied
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Worst experience we have had in a long time. It's a Michael Mina restaurant.
It looks like a crummy big cafeteria with the brightest LED lights you can imagine.
My burger was well done with a couple of carmelized onions that were negligible. We shared a burger and caesar salad, plus one cocktail-for just under $100.

There were over 40 kids in the back room and so loud we couldn't talk. The hostess could have put us in the front room with a few minutes wait where it was at least quieter.

Truckee has lots of good restaurants and bars. Go there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was awesome and the wait staff amazing. Only down side was there was a party of 20 or more young girls dining as a group with their dads and the noise was not contained and horrendous we could not hear ourselves talk at our table. The staff was as helpful as they could be recognizing that there needs to be more done for sound proofing. I have dined here before and did enjoy that evening and the food is still great but please fix the sound.

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DanW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service and food were both terrible. I had high hopes going in as Michael Mina's restuarants are usually good, but this place totally bombed it. I will not be coming back to this place nor recommending it to friends.

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Bikechef
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Terrible. Messy, unorganized, smelled like construction chemicals. Food was sub par at best. Dirty linen hamper on the dining room floor? Really? Michael - this feels and tastes like you phoned it in.. Awful. Please make it better. I expect so much more from the brand.

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vipFoodie2Shoes
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience1

WAY TOO LOUD!!!

Worst acoustics I’ve ever experienced in a restaurant. Couldn’t hear myself chew let alone talk. This place needs to be closed down or moved.

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Charlief
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location in the village at Northstar. nice menu, attentive staff, good facilities.

dining room a bit loud for 1/3 full.

so good that we went back the next day for lunch!

Bourbon Pub
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hi Charlief, So happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We work very hard each and every day to make sure you and our customers are happy and satisfied. We hope you join us again in the near future! Thanks so much! Sarah Dedick Assistant General Manager

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vipJMMH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Disappointed. It was a Saturday night, in a skiing village and there were several items they were either needing to substitute or completely out of. The atmosphere was stale, felt like a cafeteria. The hostess didn’t greet us properly, and we waited far too long at the hostess stand before she decided to say hello. They need to provide better service all around.

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ErikW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been to a Mina restaurant in the past and it was amazing. However, as fir this vine in Northstar I have doubts. 1. Place does not look as nice as the previous restaurant. 2. Due my daughters birthday they wanted to seat us next to the entrance door in February 20 degrees. 3. Service was average compared to another restaurant there. 4. Food. We had sashimi which was AMAZING. The butternut squash soup was to sweet and needed Alot salt and pepper. My daughter had Mac cheese which was good but not as good as Rubican restaurant. I had filet minion which was Very good but sonn mmh e parts medium rare to my request for medium. My wife had cauliflower steak which was Amazing but a little to much onions. Desert for daughter free fir birthday was nice. Warm cookies milk. She loved the cookies. Wife and I shared the s’mores pie? Surprisingly good. Total with tip 170? I had 1 beer. They also changed 3 menu options and ran out of flank steak, not that I would order it. As for the restaurant of Mina I liked , I can’t remember if it was in DC or SF that was SUPERB.
Overall in Northstar I recommend Rubican? A surprise of a restaurant with helpful service and delicious food for 1/2 price. Although their deserts we skipped.

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Jersey
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Overall great experience. Food was fantastic. Server was very knowledgeable and gave some nice recommendations. We we staying at the Ritz so for a dinner this was a awesome value. It would definitely not stop as from going back but the decor and setup was a little plain and also a little too bright. Also we sat right next to the door and host stand. Suggestion would be to put up a little pony wall or some separation. Otherwise great dinner with friends and also seemed very accommodating to kids and larger groups.

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vipCinderella
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Good option if in the Village Northstar. Interior very simple and stark looking. Great cocktails. Very tasty and nice portions of appetizers and entrees.
Had Bao, stacked nachos, wagyu beef tacos. Would recommend all.
Saw negative service reviews from first two months of opening.
Our service was especially attentive and helpful.
Ski resort inflated prices, but other than that, would recommend.

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vipKevinL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Northstar deserves a great restaurant, but this isn’t it in its current format. Ambiance is IKEA-like in its simplicity and lack of elegance. Most of the food is average and the menu isn’t very inventive. Fries were very good and desserts were above average. Steak was boring and other entrees were similar. Plus the dinner took 2 hours on a night when it wasn’t so busy. Servers try hard and are friendly. I hope this improves after some adjustment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The decor is stark, and the lighting is way too bright! The food, however, is fabulous!

Bourbon Pub
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hello, Thank you for the review and we couldn't agree more with you that the food is fun and fabulous! We are working on the ambiance of the restaurant to better enhance your dining experience with us. We do hope you join us again in the near future! Thank you so much! Sarah Dedick Assistant General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very patient with our kids but staff didn’t seem used to kids who want to get up and run around. Understandable given the servers and potential for an accident but something to consider when booking. Our waitress Megan was great but I think they were relieved when we left. Food was great if a little slow to the table but no complaints otherwise.

Bourbon Pub
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We love having kids dine in with us here at Bourbon Pub! We provide fun and interactive kids menus and crayons for them to enjoy throughout the night. We agree with you in saying that Megan is a great server and so happy to hear that she provided you with wonderful service. However, I am very sorry the service was a slow and I promise you we are working on this to provide you and our guests with fast and excellent service. We hope you join us again!

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vipVictoriaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food and menu are pretty, but I unfortunately would not go back due to the atmosphere. We went for dinner on a ski night and the lights were turned all the way up. It felt and looked eating in like a cafeteria. Also, it was so cold inside the restaurant that we all had to keep our parkas on, and when it is snowy outside, you kind of want a cozy feeling when you are eating. Finally, it was deafening loud. I like loud, fun restaurants, but they have stone floors and even though the tables were only half-filled, it sounded like the other customers were yelling and shrieking with laughter. They put our party of 4 at a huge round table meant for 6 and we couldn't hear each other. It was definitely not was I was hoping from the famed Michael Mina group, and while the food was pretty good, next time I would definitely just stay in my hotel at Ritz and go to the restaurant downstairs! My daughter had the salmon and it was really good, and I had the cauliflower steak. The flavor was really good but super small meal for the price! The cookies and milk dessert was incredible. I hope they fix the atmosphere before we go back to Northstar! Turn the lights down, the heat up, and add some floor coverings and drapes to absorb the sound!

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JohnK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We've had dinner at Bourbon Pub twice on Saturdays and its a great addition to the Northstar Village. All the food was very good, far better than you'd expect in the mountains. The fare is more like what you'd expect in a city gastro-pub, just a bit less adventurous. The pub is a cut well above typical resort dining options. It's a little pricy, but in line with what you'd expect in a ski village. The back room can be quite loud, while the front bar room is a little tamer for dinner. Good cocktail selection and preparation, on par with a city bar. The unusual nachos, double burger, Pho sandwich, several salads, all very good.

Bourbon Pub
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hello JohnK, We too agree that Bourbon Pub is a wonderful addition to the Northstar Village and we are very excited to be serving you! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere of the restaurant. It is our number one goal to provide excellent customer service and delicious, up-scale ski food you can enjoy after a long day on the mountain. Thank you so much for the review and feedback and do hope we see you again soon!

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vipwayne
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

This has been our new go-to place at Northstar. We’ve been here half dozen times since they opened in November. The prices are resort level and the service and food have been great.

This past time was a disappointment. The waiter was great, but the food took a long time to arrive. We were there mid-afternoon and the restaurant was less than half full. The biggest complaint we have was that there was a large dog in the restaurant near us. It was jumping on its human and didn’t appear to be any type of trained service animal. My son suffers from allergies and having a dog near him in such a confined area unnecessarily was not a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service were great but the ambiance was lacking.

Bourbon Pub
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hello! Thank you so much for the 3-star review. Your feedback is crucial to our success as a restaurant. We apologize that the ambiance was lacking for you and hope this doesn't prevent you joining us again in the near future. Thank you so much for your time and hope you join us again soon!

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viptjtravel
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was expecting more from a Michael Mina project. Inside feels like a cafeteria. The menu is all over the map with Mexican, Japanese, British influence. Service was slow. Took about 45 minutes to get attention to place order.

Bourbon Pub
Responded on January 28, 2020

Hello tjtravel, We deeply regret that the service was slow for you and your guests and that the mood of the restaurant was underwhelming. We hope that this does not deter you away from joining us again in the future. Quick and excellent service is what we aim for and I sincerely apologize that it took 45 minutes for your order to get placed. We very much appreciate your feedback and do hope you join us again. Thank you so much.

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Merritt
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Boubon Pub! We’ve been here 3 times now and it’s been excellent every time. We live full time in North Lake Tahoe - Truckee and being from San Francisco, Bourbon Pub is a much welcome addition to the area. The Nachos and Tacos are delicious!! Drinks and beer selection is so good too. We have little kids and always feel comfortable dining here as a family. We will be back for sure!

Bourbon Pub
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi Merritt, We are very pleased to hear your dining experience was nothing but fantastic! We agree with you that the nachos are delicious and a fun, interactive experience when cut table-side. Thank you so much for being a loyal Bourbon Pub Tahoe regular! We appreciate your support tremendously and look forward to serving you again in the future. Thank you. Sarah D. Assistant General Manager

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Bourbon Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 562-3200.

Bourbon Pub is rated 3.9 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.