A girlfriend and I stayed in South Lake Tahoe for a wedding this June. There is not much going on during this off-season for Lake Tahoe, so when we wandered by Cabo Wabo on Saturday night we were just happy to find a place to hang out and have some late night cocktails (who wants to go to bed at 9pm on vacation?!)
I have been to a couple other Cabo Wabo's and the drinks at this place were much stronger than I experienced before. I am not sure if it was the particular bartenders on that night, but we ordered the "Tahoe Wahoe" and it was fantastic. This is a tough feat since I am a big fan of very strong drinks. My only slight complaint was that we were looked at with quite the disdain whenever we went up to order waters. Considering how much we were spending on these (albeit delicious and heavy handed) drinks, I felt a little miffed that they would be annoyed by a water order, but I suppose it happens.
There was also a cover band playing which was fantastic (I think they were called A Train). They played everything from modern pop to some classics and kept the crowd going. It made for a fantastic evening and we were thoroughly satisfied by the time we wobbled home a few hours later.
Based on my previous C.W. experiences, the food is generally mediocre and I am sure this location isn't much different. But for a late night scene when not much else is going on in Tahoe, this is a great spot for some drinks and dancing.
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