Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence Awarded for the 14th Year in a Row!

Friar Tuck’s just received an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for our wine list.  This is the 14th year running that we have won and we couldn’t be more proud!  We offer over 250 different wines from around the world, but with a heavy nod to Californian wines.

We are unique in that our wines by the glass are constantly changing.  At any one time, we offer 10 wines by the glass.  This is a great way to try something new or maybe something outside of your comfort zone.  We love to surprise and impress our guests with new, interesting and hard to find wines.  Every glass of wine should be an experience!  Come on in and find a new favorite.

Check out our award here!

New Fall Cocktail Menu

Fall at Friar Tuck’s Restaurant!  fallctails16

Our favorite time of year.

Stop in this weekend and get out of the rain.  Enjoy the Fall inspired decor in the bar and try one of our new Fall cocktails.

And, yes….the pumpkin martini is back!!

TataTini Time!

In honor of Breast Cancer awareness month,
we have brought back our famous TattatatiniaTinis.

Throughout the month of October, we are featuring our delicious pink martini.  And for every TataTini we sell in the month of October, we will donate $1 each to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s breast cancer programs.  Last year we raise $250.  Let’s see if we can beat that!

So come on it.  Enjoy a delicious pink martini and help a good cause.

Saving the tatas, one TataTini at a time…


40 Years of Music with Friar Tuck’s Restaurant


We are celebrating Jonathan Meredith’s 40th year of playing music at Friar Tuck’s Restaurant.  

In 1976, Meredith wandered into a new restaurant in town called Friar Tuck’s Restaurant.  It was a small bar back then but they had live music.  Meredith met Greg Cook, the owner, that night and said, “I want in.”

Meredith joined the team.  Cook’s vision of his bar had always included live music.  The small bar has since grown up around that.  It is now a full bar and restaurant, offering an extensive steak, seafood and fondue menu.  However, you will still find live music there 7 days a week.  Meredith is still a part of that, 40 years and counting.

Meredith was an instant hit when he started in 1976 and soon became an integral part of the restaurant.  He played music, he was a bartender, host and helped the owner with all kinds of odd jobs.  Meredith brought a flair and charm to the restaurant that really helped shape its personality.  Jonathan is the son of Burgess Meredith, a popular actor who starred as the penguin in the Batman TV series and as Mickey, Rocky’s manager in Rocky among other roles.
Check out our live music calendar to find out when he plays next.  Join us for an evening of food, drink, laughter and music!

Nevada City Uncorked 2016!

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Nevada City Uncorked, a walk-about- town wine event that takes place on Saturday, August
27, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., includes 19 different venues throughout downtown Nevada City. Each
location will include wine or beer tasting, and food sampling.

19 wineries from Nevada and Placer Counties, as well as one brewery will be offering their
favorite pours. Additionally all the wineries will be featuring their newest releases in celebration of the
upcoming harvest.

This year Friar Tucks will anchor the hub of Uncorked at the intersection of Commercial and
Pine Streets. Friar Tucks, an enduring Nevada City icon and oldest wine bar in California, serves as the
perfect backdrop for an afternoon of great wine and delicious food.

They will be showcasing their culinary talents, offering Crispy Smoked Pork Belly served with
watermelon & sweety-drop peppers over arugula in a cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Katoa Cellars will be at Friar Tucks, pouring their award winning wines including the 2014
Zinfandel and their eatured new release, their 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.

New this year is a raffle to win different Nevada City Vacation Packages.

Nevada City Uncorked is collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and
the Sierra Vintners Association. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 on the day of the event or $30 for
Wine Club Members of participating wineries. Each ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited wine/beer
tasting, and five food tickets. Additional food tickets are available for sale. For event information,
contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 530-265- 2692 or click Purchase tickets online at

Winners of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence!

We are proud to announce that we’ve won the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 2016!  

WineSpectatorFriar Tuck’s has won this award for their wine list for 12 consecutive years now.  With an extensive wine list with over 300 bottle options and 10 by the glass options, you’ll find something to fall in love with.

Check us out: Wine Spectator Award

Come visit us and find a new wine to enjoy or an old favorite!