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Welcome to Clocktower Cellar

One of the Best Bars with Restaurant in Mammoth Lakes CA

“WELL, SHOW ME THE WAY TO THE NEXT WHISKEY BAR"

- THE DOORS, ALABAMA SONG (WHISKEY BAR), 1967

Ask just about anyone to show you the way to Mammoth Lakes’ favorite local hangout and you’ll have your answer in no time flat: the Clocktower Cellar. Located across from the Village Gondola in a cozy spot underneath the Alpenhof Lodge’s clock tower, we’ve been one of the most beloved bars in Mammoth Lakes for over 35 years. 

Owned and operated by brothers Kirk and Robert Schaubmayer since the very first drink was poured, this casual and friendly pub-style restaurant started as a tavern just serving beer and wine. Needing an angle, Kirk and Robert kept adding taps till they ran out of room. The draft selection topped out at 31 until the day came when they acquired a different license enabling them to sell spirits. To make room for the whiskey bottles they lost five taps but gained over 160 selections of craft whiskeys – which gave us the most extensive whiskey collection in all of Mammoth Lakes. Not a bad trade…

Whether you consider yourself a casual sipper, a devoted connoisseur or just wanting to learn about our favorite brown liquor, we have something to offer you. Start with what makes us famous: over 160 whiskies, 26 beers on tap, and over 50 beers by the bottle from around the world served up by a staff of friendly barkeeps who’ll be your guide if the selection seems a bit overwhelming. If whiskey isn’t your thing, no need to fret. You can choose from 26 draught beers, over 50 bottled brews, wine by the glass or a decent selection of tequila, vodka and rum.

If you’re hungry, we can take care of that too. Our menu features house-made hearty comfort food favorites like burgers, sandwiches, fish tacos, “totchos” and creative daily specials.

The Clocktower Cellar is open seven days a week from 4 to 11 p.m. Be sure to join us for the best Happy Hour in Mammoth Lakes starting at 4 p.m. daily.

Our Beers & Whiskeys

Over 160 Whiskey's On Hand

Belly up to the bar and get familiar with our wide-ranging variety of brews, featuring 26 beers on tap and over 50 beers by the bottle. Not to be outdone, our extensive whiskey selection currently sits at just north of 160 offerings.

Happy Hour

Seven days a week at 4pm
We like to keep it hot with daily specials to pique your palate. From our whiskey of the week to unique dishes from the kitchen, there’s always something to surprise and delight.

Enjoy Great Food

Rather than trying to do everything average, we focus on a few things and knock it out of the park with tasty salads, sandwiches, tacos and soups. From healthy to downright decadent items, like “tochos”, this is comfort food at its very best.

About Clocktower

Come on in and take a look around at the Clocktower Cellar, one of the best restaurants and beer and whiskey bars this side of Mammoth Mountain (and the other side too!).

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