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Lake Ozark Wineries, Breweries, and Bars

If there is one thing to be said about the nightlife scene at the Lake of the Ozarks, there is no shortage of places where you can find a good drink. Whether you are looking for a dignified experience like at a winery, or a casual bar to just have a good time, there are plenty of ways to imbibe libations.

We've put together a short list of destinations that show off the range of experiences available in this part of Missouri.

Shawnee Bluff

  • Address: 2430 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO
  • Hours: Sun - Wed 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Thurs - Sat: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 3.9 miles

Shawnee Bluff Vineyard & Winery at Lake of the Ozarks offers an evening of refinement for all visitors. From an extensive list of wines to taste, to a delicately crafted menu to perfectly compliment your tastings, Shawnee Bluff can elevate your romantic evening all while giving you an enchanting view of the lake.

The Lake Ozark winery also holds regular events throughout the year, such as their Vineyard Grape Stomp, and concerts from local and national artists.

Ozark Distillery and Brewery

  • Address: 1684 State Hwy KK, Osage Beach, MO
  • Hours: Wed - Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Closed Sun - Tues
  • Distance from us: 14.4 miles

Ozark Distillery and Brewery is a small, family owned business that is a standing example of how sometimes, the old-fashioned way can be the best way. They are committed to keeping the traditional methods of making moonshine alive. All of their moonshine is crafted in small batches, completely by hand using only Missouri grown corn.

Visitors can try the various flavors of moonshine available, as well as the brewery's own craft beers in their tasting room. During the sampling, visitors can try the homemade pizza as well as complimentary popcorn.

Dog Days

  • Address: 1232 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO
  • Hours: Sun - Thurs 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri - Sat 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 10.7 miles

Sometimes all you're looking for is a casual bar that can let you be yourself, while allowing you to have a bit of fun. Dog Days at Lake of the Ozarks offers just that.

Since their opening in 1993, Dog Days Bar & Grill has become one of the premier bar and grill locations in the area by offering a bit of something for everyone. For example, they have not one, but two pools on the property. One is family friendly, while the other is 21 and up with a swim-up bar.

Their menu consists of a variety of pub fare food, such as nachos, wings, and burgers, with an extensive gluten-free selection. The item they are arguably most well known for is their frozen cocktails, perfectly crafted beverages that allow you to beat the heat and are perfect during one of their many dance parties and live music events. 

The Bend

  • Address: 1622 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO
  • Hours: Tues - Sat 4 - 9 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 1.7 miles

If you are looking for a more refined dining experience to pair with your libations, you should consider visiting the Bend.

The Bend in Lake Ozark offers what you would expect from a fancier American Cuisine restaurant. From steaks and seafood, to gourmet burgers and sandwiches, every dish here is an elevated version of what you might find at restaurants elsewhere.
This bar also has an extensive wine list as well as a plethora of beers on tap that can perfectly pair with your meal. Add in a breathtaking view of the lake, and you have a perfect recipe for a night to remember.