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Help Name Heavenly’s New Restaurant

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Once upon a time, there was a quaint restaurant at the top of the Heavenly Tram called Gunbarrel Grill. The Napa inspired cuisine was light and fresh, while the upscale service was attentive and accommodating.

But alas, it turns out that most skiers and riders are looking for something just a little more high energy during their lunch break. You may scratch your head and ask yourself why. But more likely, you are probably saying to yourself, duh!

That’s exactly what we said when we developed the new sports bar concept that is replacing Gunbarrel Grill this season. Located inside the Lakeview Lodge at the top of the tram, this new sports bar is well worth the effort.

First, let’s talk about the beer selection. Because everyone knows a great sports bar has a ton of different beers. And I don’t mean a ton of the light kind. I mean microbrews. 97 varieties to be exact. That’s right, a different microbrew for every trail we have on our mountain.

Next, we have to talk about the burgers. Because everyone knows a great sports bar has big, juicy, get-all-over-your-hands-and-face burgers. Our custom, made-to-order burgers let you choose your meat, your cheese, your toppings, your bread. You name it, we can probably make it because with over 250,000 combinations, there are a lot of choices.

Finally, we have to talk about the views. And I don’t just mean the lake views. Although those are the best on the mountain with 280 degree vistas of Lake Tahoe. I also mean the views of the big game. With TV’s throughout the restaurant and the biggest games always on, you can count on catching up on your favorite team’s performance.

So, what is the name of this awesome new restaurant you ask? Well, that is the problem. Even though the concept is super clear, we just can’t seem to come up with a name that does it justice. So we are hoping you can help. If you have a good idea, share it here and we just might pick your name.

~ Kelly Campbell, Marketing Manager

88 Responses to “Help Name Heavenly’s New Restaurant”

  1. Danangst Says:

    Sports Heaven!

  2. Shelly Says:

    Trambarrel Bar. Sounds good to me like when you say Hay let’s meet at TramBarrel you’ll know where to go :-) by Beck and Chel

  3. Elisha Samra Says:


  4. guest Says:

    Face Rats Bar & Grill

  5. Kurt Rix Says:


  6. Craig Says:

    WalBeer. or
    Heaven Can Wait. or
    Celestial Suds.

  7. Tom Says:

    why not call it what it’s always been called—The Top of the Tram

  8. James Book Says:

    Wow! That’s a lot of good looking beer you got there

  9. Kevin Says:

    “The Panoramic Pit-Stop” *Refuel on beer, burgers and scores*

  10. Cai_jack Says:


  11. Luey Says:

    Tracked Out….because you won’t be in there until the face is “Tracked Out”

  12. john of the mountains Says:

    Himmel Haus, oh wait..

  13. Shaunamarslan Says:

    Refuge, Barrel House or Stumble are my votes

  14. Arod9838 Says:

    Cielo http://www.merriam-webster.com/spanish/cielo Heaven 

  15. Mikey Says:

    Cloud 9 – From the burgers and brews to the views, come warm up at Lake Tahoe’s newest mountain top restaurant. Because after a long day at Heavenly, you will truly be sitting on Cloud 9.

  16. Josh Says:

    The Ale Arsenal at Gunbarrel

    or The Hopper

  17. Skatechocolate12 Says:

    i bet one of those burgers costs $273.53 haha…but i still love heavenly!

  18. Jim_cayhell Says:

    How about “top of the tram”

  19. Alexander Ugrin Says:


  20. Alexander Ugrin Says:


  21. Dale H Says:

    DownThe’Barrel Sports Bar or DownThe’Barrel Burgers & Beer.

  22. Bsouriko Says:

     Tips Up or Board Room

  23. Marshall Says:

    Beer Heaven

  24. Carson Says:

    Spirits in the Sky

    The Beer Run

  25. Karen Says:

    Heaven’s Gate

  26. Juliegearing Says:

    Restaurant name suggestion…… Stairway to Heaven

  27. Carson Says:

    Beer Barrel Run

  28. Brandon Says:

    1st Down and 96

  29. Canuto_gutierrez Says:

    When is the first day this bar will be open?
    “Heavenly’ Pow, Burgers and Beer”

  30. Bayma84 Says:

    “Namastê” One place to relax and respect each other culture, just like Heavenly does to all visitors that decided to spend their vacations on this
    ski resort!!!   

  31. MP Says:

    The Brew Cave

  32. MP Says:

    The Tavern – Brews and Views

  33. DFA Says:

    Black Out

  34. DFA Says:

    White Out

  35. DFA Says:

    White out

  36. Mtngoater Says:

    Mr. Toad’s 

  37. Cbogle33 Says:

    The Lookout

  38. Cbogle33 Says:


  39. Cbogle33 Says:

    Tahoe Taphouse

  40. TeamChrill Says:

    Sierra view Speakeasy

  41. Michaelsisko18 Says:

    Micro 97

  42. Alun Says:

    The Brewski

  43. Deb Says:

    I agree with Mikey…..Cloud 9, because everything is Heavenly!
    (first thing I thought of was Cloud 9, then I read through all the suggestions and saw his…day late, $ short!)

  44. Gardengreens Says:

    Falcons Roost

  45. Gardengreens Says:

    Name it for a radical mountain critter. Coyote Cave, Vultures View, Vultures Venture, Cougar Crib…..

  46. Dale Says:

    Here’s a couple more thoughts: Gunbarrel Brews or Plake’s Place

  47. Debbie Says:

    “ViewHaus”  or “BrewHaus”

  48. Debbie Says:

    Gunbarrel ViewHaus or Gunbarrel BrewHaus

  49. sam Says:

    powder keg

  50. Dan Murray Says:

    I suggest “Killebrew’s.”  It only seems like the right thing to do,

  51. VickieC Says:

    Sky High

  52. Tahoenian Says:

    There have been some awesome names suggested here!!  I am afraid this place is going to be Heavenly priced which means not too many people suggetsing names will even be able to attend and it will be for the overnight market tourists.  In that case, the cool names suggested might not fly.  Oh and since Vail owns heavenly the name will likely have to sound as wealthy as one must be to visit their properties.   Plus, this is a prime wedding spot for the resort in the off-season so that must be taken into account when conceiving the name of the Restaurant.

    I wish they would sell tix to those of us wishing to ride only the off-piste areas and not the trails :)So, where does that leave us?Vail Corp. style names:Tram Haus BreweryCafe ElevateMajestic View BreweryWhat they should name it (but wouldn’t be good for the Vail Corp. brand as it would be too fun):ALL OF YOUR NAMES ABOVE (except KilleBrew Haus as that one should be reserved for the inevitable build of a restaurant at the true top of the mountain)orTramstop Board & Brew FaceDown BreweryBrew Ha HaHeaven’s Beef & BrewMany more and how much fun it must be to be the director of Food & Beverage right now to be able to take this spot and hopefully make it amazing!Heavenly will always remain in the hearts of us true Tahoenians and even with their likely $105/day passes this year I will still be there for the days when “Minden Run”, “Fire Break, & “Palisades” are going off.  Something to be said for the off-piste of Heavenly for us lazy skiers/riders.  :)  But for all other days I will be at the Wood!

  53. Heavenly Lover Says:

    Groove Bar & Grill

  54. Jarru Says:

    heavenly bar and grill

  55. Jarru Says:

    stairway to heaven

  56. Jarru Says:

    stairway to heaven                                                                                                                                                                                        ly 

  57. daniel schrimshire Says:


  58. caligal Says:

    How about ski/snowboard terms liek: Sidewall, The Chamber, Crevasse, Fun Box, Vertical Drop, etc.

  59. Skier23 Says:


  60. Randy Brazie Says:

    I will miss the Gunbarrel Grill.  It was awesome.

  61. Jarru Says:

    Bruski burger

  62. Jarru Says:

    97 Bruski Burger

  63. Jarru Says:

    97 B&B

  64. Jarru Says:

    Mico 97 Bruski Burger

  65. Pat Cavanaugh Says:

    Bumps Brews and Burgers (BBB)

  66. Sc10 Says:

    Blue View

  67. Dabruce Says:

    Heavenly’s Sky Box sports bar.

  68. gw Says:

    tips up

  69. skiG Says:


  70. Debbie Says:

    “Epic Brew” or “Moguls”

  71. Alfredodegoyenechep Says:

    Hamburbeer by Alfredo De Goyeneche

  72. Dabruce Says:

    Heavenly’s SkyBox sports bar.

  73. Lori skinner Says:


  74. Ed Says:

    Sports Deck Bar and Grill

  75. Vivian Says:

    Top of the Barrel

  76. Ariel Says:


  77. Ekudey Says:

    Black Diamond Sports Cafe

  78. Ekudey Says:

    Black Diamond Gril

  79. Fred Motlo Says:

    How about “The Powder Keg” ?

  80. Fred Motlo Says:

    How about “The Powder Keg” ?

  81. Tahoewhit Says:

    Boards, Brews, and Views

  82. Alvin Says:

    Heaven’s Gate

  83. Cassiodebiasi Says:

    Taste of Heaven!!!

  84. MattH Says:

    “The Upper Deck”.  It probably even has that one section I always end up in where you can’t see a damn thing but the beer is still cold called the nosebleed section.

  85. Erik Says:

    What about Wasiu Tavern & Grill or Wasiu Ridge Tavern (The name Wasiu is the Indian spelling of Washoe)…or what about the GB25 Tavern? 

  86. Dale Says:

    New idea for the name: Lake View Microbrew

  87. Dean Says:

    If I wanted to watch the game, I wouldn’t do it on the slopes. On the other hand, even a small step such as fresh made burgers will improve the generally bad food selection on the slopes. It would be really nice if we can get some upscale, delicious Swiss or European mountain chow. 

  88. Christo Ball Says:

    How about Almost 99 Bottles.