Van Hagar


This past spring, our second-favorite Van Halen frontman opened his second bar, this one in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Which, given the fact that David Lee Roth will probably never reunite with the band, seemed like second-rate news to us. But the Cabo Wabo Cantina—or "Tahoe Wabo as it's already been nicknamed—has been going off: Opening weekend saw 3,700 customers drain 700 cases of tequila; they crowned "Miss Tahoe Wabo in May (who then became an onstage "waitress); and, this past July, Vince Neil, Mötley Crüe's former lead singer, packed the joint with big-hairs. So screw it: When the guy in the silly sombrero comes to our table and blasts his whistles—we'll tilt our heads back and take the tequila down the gullet.

Sept. 2004



Our Complete Guide to Ski Town Bars

The recipe for the perfect ski day starts with as many shots of powder as you can handle, chased by a visit to the best bar in town. Here's a guide from Skiing Magazine to ski country's most celebrated watering holes. Don't see your favorite dive anywhere? Leave a comment so we can all go there too.