A great night out in Lake Tahoe can include a plethora of choices for dinner, entertainment, drinks and more. How about finding one place that can do all of that and even include the kids? The Loft in Heavenly Village offers an intimate 107-seat stadium-style theater featuring comedy, magicians and more just steps away from a gorgeous lounge and restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine, a full bar, and award-winning wine list. Open seven nights a week 4pm-2am, dinner and a show can be a perfect night out for vacationers and locals alike.
The Loft in Heavenly Village, Lake Tahoe
Heavenly Village is full of shopping, restaurants, and a movie theater and parking can be found in the adjacent parking garage, a haven from the cold and snow, and we entered the Loft from there. Downstairs on the main floor you’ll find the box office to where you can purchase new or pickup your will call tickets.Back up the stairs, immediately entering the Loft, lights are dim, candles are lit, and you feel like you’re in the hippest attic party around. Music playing, wine glasses clinking, and the soft murmur of conversation surrounds you. Leather seating, fluffy pillows, and games surround the firepit tables giving a cozy ambiance from the snowy outdoors.
We found a high top table and were greeted by Armando, who loved to chat and had the best personality in the bar. He told us about life in Italy and the best places to travel to when we plan a trip. Indecisive on the menu, we started with a bottle of wine to share, a central coast Merlot a few hours from our hometown. The aroma of chicken cacciatore filled out noses and we vowed to come back for dinner another time.The Loft Theater presents Magic Fusion starring award-winning magicians from around world performing nightly (sometimes twice a night), along with special events throughout the year. We arrived on a night when comedian/magician Joel Ward was in the house and we were thrilled to continue our evening with laughter and amazement.
Our wine was transferred into plastic glasses to take with us in the theater just steps from the dining area. An announcement was made that the show was going to start so those with tickets were to begin entering the theater. We had front row seats, but every seat in the theater is a good one. Children, families, and couples filled the space and the chandelier sparkled overhead. Joel Ward’s social media handles were posted so before and after the show you can give him and the venue a shout out.
The show lasted a good hour and was fabulous from start to finish. I personally love magic and have been to shows in Tahoe, Illusion Fusion with Alex Ramon and the amazing Penn & Teller in Vegas, and Ward was just as entertaining. I oohed and awed throughout and audience participation was a major aspect of the evening. I too got the chance to hold onto a book (Fifty Shades of Gray as a matter of fact) to be a part of one of the final acts. Myself and another guest both opened our books to a similar page and at the top of the page was a word that Ward was going to guess. We held the books and looked at eachother and thought, how is he going to do this? “It starts with an ‘F’ correct?” He asked as the adults in the audience laughed at the seeming innuendo. We both nodded. He wrote down the word on a poster board and then asked us to recite our word which was ‘Fantasizing.’ To our amazement, Ward turned the poster over and….Our mouths were gaping open and the audience roared! I got to keep the poster as a souvenir, I was sure impressed! Per usual, I sent out social media mentions and received a thank you from Joel Ward himself on Twitter, that was pretty cool!
Friends of ours who frequent Tahoe have been to the Loft in Heavenly Village 3 times in the past year, and I know this will be a spot we too will return to for an evening out!
Tickets are $27.00 (+tax/fees) for adults and $18.00 (+tax/fees) for children 16 and under and can be purchased at http://thelofttahoe.ticketfly.com/. Find the dinner menu, complete with a kid’s menu here, http://thelofttahoe.com/menu/.
Our wine and show tickets were hosted, gratuity and all opinions were our own!