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Time to open up the summer cabins, put the boats in the water and start having fun!  Each weekend there is a party to attend as the lakefront restaurants start to open up the decks and celebrate summer in true Tahoe style.  Check the dates below and find out where to be as the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe’s best water front venues blossom into summer.  Whether it’s a Sunnyside Mai Tai, a Chamber’s Punch or a Garwoods Wet Woody, sitting on the deck with Lake Tahoe as your backdrop is something to be experienced.

Chambers Landing Bar and Restaurant Opened May 12 just in time for Mother’s Day.  With the bar perched out on a dock and accessible by boat, this is one of Lake Tahoe’s oldest bars.

Sunnyside ( will hold their 29th Anniversary and Deck Opening Party May, 27th, Memorial Day Weekend.  Come join in the silent auction, raffle, live music and of course, food served on their legendary lakefront deck.

Jake’s on the Lake ( will kick off the deck season Friday, June 3. With live music from one of Tahoe’s best bands-Ike & Martin, it is sure to be a fun party.

West Shore Café ( will be hosting their annual Deck Opening Party on Sunday, June 12 from 11am to 9pm. By this time the gorgeous summer weather should be upon us and this will be a perfect stop while boating on the lake.

Garwoods deck is always open depending on the weather.  Come by boat or land and enjoy the deck and the wide open doors that blend the inside and out.