The National Bar or, “The Nash” as locals refer to it – is an old style, saloon type bar. A favorite to both locals and visitors alike. Cocktail hour is enhanced by the ornate back bar, originally from the dining room buffet in the Spreckels Mansion, San Francisco. In the old days, gold dust was the medium of exchange here. It was traded for 12 1/2 cent tokens, some of which can be seen, along with other artifacts, in the hotel’s museum cabinet in the lobby.
Karaoke is the main attraction on Thur – Saturday nights – but local bands also like to sneak in a show at this venue from time to time. You’ll just have to get lucky.
THE NATIONAL HOTEL
211 Broad Street – Nevada City – California – 95959 | 530-265-4551