Looking for a picturesque spot to have a drink in Nevada City? Check out the veranda at the National Hotel. The historic bar is a part of the oldest running hotel in California. While we obviously think you should come stay at the Outside Inn, you can still stop in and see the bar, grab a drink and head out to the balcony or join the lively karaoke events on the weekend. Nevada City Chamber Executive Director Cathy Whittlesey says the bar “feels like Nevada City. I love the old historic feel, the veranda and views, it’s a great place to enjoy a nice beverage.” The bar is often a happening place on weekends or events (photos below compliments of the Nevada City Film Festival). The winners of the giveaway to Harmony Books are Erin Dixon, Camille, Zoey, Ingrid and Todd Lawson. There is still a little more time to enter the Sushi in the Raw giveaway, click here to leave a comment on that blog post.
© 2014 InnSide Nevada City, © Photos by Erin Thiem and Josh Henry/Nevada City Film Festival
I went there for the first time with some friends last week. The historic feel is definitely nice, but I have to admit I wasn’t impressed with the quality of the mixology. I ordered a Manhattan with Bulliet Rye which was made without bitters. I couldn’t hear how much the bartender said it was. I handed over a twenty and got $15.50 back. So the price certainly made up for the lack of care in the preparation. I ordered another later from the same bartender and that time got $13.50 back. But even $6.50 is a good price for a call whiskey.
Thanks for reminding me that this is our favorite place to ring in the New Year. Funky and fun mixes of all ages at this bar.