Who doesn’t love a good drink at the bar after a long day of hiking and sightseeing? Fortunately, for those planning to travel to El Dorado County, the area is dotted with amazing bars that offer the perfect blend of a delightful atmosphere, high-quality service, delicious food, and great drinks. Here are some of the most popular bars in the area that you must definitely visit:

Uncle Tom's Cabin bar Pollock Pines El Dorado County

  1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Whether you go there in summer or winter, Uncle Tom’s Cabin is surely going to leave you mesmerized. You can sip on some beer out on the deck or enjoy a glass of whiskey by the fireside when it is cold outside. If you love the vibe of old-school, Western, laid back joints in the middle of nowhere, this place is perfect for you. Here’s a fun fact: The ceiling of the bar is completely covered in one-dollar bills.

Poor-Reds BBQ El Dorado County


  1. Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q

Poor Red’s is one of the most beloved bars in the region. And for good reason. For starters, they have two bars – one indoor and one outdoor. If you are someone who doesn’t like crowded spaces, you will love the outdoor bar. And if you don’t try their Gold Cadillac, you will miss out on a classic.

PJs Roadhouse El Dorado County


  1. PJ’s Roadhouse

PJ’s boasts of good music, good food, good drinks, and a warm, friendly ambiance. It is a great place to chill with friends. Have a beer while you watch a game, play some pool, enjoy the live music or flaunt your moves on the dance floor – there is something to do for everyone.

Placerville Public House El Dorado County


  1. Placerville Public House

If you wish to get a taste of the El Dorado wine country, this is the place to be. You will be instantly enamored of the pub atmosphere that offers a unique and diverse selection of both local and regional wines, beers and dishes made from fresh, organic produce.

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