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It's Ale Good in Tuolumne County

Mackenzie Rodgers | 10/05/2018 | Bars & Saloons, Exploring Tuolumne County, Yosemite National Park

If you’re looking for cool vibes and cold ones, Tuolumne County is the place to be. Whether you’re making a post-hike celebration stop or taking on the town with a bar hop, we’ve got a few recommendations for you.


CRAFT beer here! Sonora Tap Room has 20 taps, a bottle fridge stocked with rare and interesting options to-go, and Jenga. Wandering the downtown for the year-round 2nd Saturday Art Night? The Tap Room is known to close down their street for the night, so locals and visitors can cheers the night away with live music and dancing.


The Evergreen Lodge Tavern, near Yosemite National Park, has had its share of adventure seekers and beer drinkers. This historic bar was established over 90 years ago, and it remains a staple in the Groveland community. The classic all-wooden tavern is a local hub for rock climbers, park rangers, and visitors just looking for a laid back atmosphere to enjoy a post park ale.


71 years of cold beers! The Sportsman Pub, AKA the Sporty, in Historic Downtown Sonora, is the only bar of its kind in the State of California, so stop by to find out why. Drop a quarter in the jukebox and have a seat at one of the oldest running bars in town.


Time traveling beer? Yea that doesn’t exist, but we’ve got the next best thing: St. Charles Saloon in Columbia State Historic Park. Welcome to the Wild West where they have pizza & beer. Yup, that’s the winning combination. If visiting this authentic Gold Rush town on a Monday, you won’t want to miss their local loved Open Mic Night.


The Service Station, in Historic Jamestown, is a hub for good food and great “Service.” Check out their NEW beer garden and play a round of corn hole under the twinkle lights. Got the pup? Sip suds on their dog-friendly patio.


The Standard Pour, in East Sonora, is a craft beer centric restaurant that offers 18 draft selections. Have you ever thought about bringing beer and yoga together? Well, The Standard Pour has! Exercise your right to party and BYOYM (bring your own yoga mat) for one of their Balance and Brews events, where folks can enjoy a relaxing yoga class followed by a complimentary pint.


Give into your sweet tooth at Indigeny Reserve. Sip hard cider, wander their organic orchard, or take a tour of the onsite distillery! Fill your senses with fall with a visit to their seasonal pumpkin patch and try their NEW pumpkin spice cider.

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