Truckee’s newest restaurant, Old Town Tap, is located in historic downtown at the end of commercial row. Husband and wife team Marlena and Luke brought their Bay Area restaurant background to Truckee and have opened up great place to stop in for a drink and enjoy lunch or dinner. Pull up a barstool at the bar as the garage style window is open at the front letting the fresh air in. “What will it be today?” the bartender asks. The choices are endless with 16 beers on tap, 12 wines on tap and Luke, the bartender, perfecting his cocktails more and more each day.
On the food front everything is suitable for sharing or for an individual meal. The environment, menu and service is perfect for going out with a group, a nice lunch, or on a private date night. The Di Stefano Burrata is a perfect starter, deliciously silky burrata cheese served with flat bread. The watermelon salad is cool and crisp with surprisingly deep flavors. The specialty pizza menu is expansive, creative, and delicious. Dessert is a must- try the soft serve ice cream which is from the specialty Petaluma family farm, the Double 8 Dairy.
It is completely worth checking out Truckee’s newest culinary hotspot to enjoy some creative flavors and a charming setting.