10 Best Bars and Drink Parlors in Reno

Reno bars are a mixture of classy and stylish and dark and dingy. You can find your choice of vibe anywhere within a few blocks walk of downtown. In downtown, dress up and head to Roxy's bar where they offer over 100 different types of martinis. Or dress down and visit the Lincoln Lounge in the Aces Baseball Stadium. You can also walk down to the Truckee River to enjoy a draft beer outside at either the Sierra Tap House, a glass of wine at the River Room next to the Wild River Grille, or at the Ole Bridge Pub on the Riverwalk.

Just a few steps outside of downtown to the CalAve District will take you to the Nevada themed 1864 Tavern where you can enjoy their hand-crafted cocktail or fresh juice. Death & Taxes in Midtown serves stylish and unique cocktails you won't soon forget – savor them because they are not cheap. If you want a classic Irish pub, head to Ceol in Midtown for their trivia nights and live music. If you want to get out of town, head to the Red Dog Saloon up in Virginia City or the Genoa Bar (Nevada's oldest thirst parlor) in Genoa. The honky-tonk gets wild and crazy on weekends.

Great Basin Brewing Company
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One of the most popular places in Reno/Sparks for pub grub and microbrews. Great Basin is home to the hoppy Icthyosaur Pale Ale. "Gimme an Icky" is the calling card of this place located on Victorian Square. The Great Basin serves up food for...  Read More

This "old Reno" bar is located in a quaint brick building in east downtown. The cool interior has an Abe Lincoln theme and exterior also features a summer beer garden. Antique sofas and furniture decorate the bar and the crowd here is laid back...  Read More

Built by the owners of the Wild River Grille, the River Room adds fresh and contemporary cuisine and a lively ambiance to the Riverside Artist Lofts. It is located right on the Truckee River and the Riverwalk and is open year-round, 7 days a...  Read More

Roxy's Bar and Lounge
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Roxy's at the Eldorado is a popular stop for before or after dinner drinks amongst locals and visitors to the Biggest Little City. Roxy's also serves dinner, so you don't even have to leave your comfortable seat in the bar that is modeled after...  Read More

This popular bar is located right on the Truckee River and offers sidewalk seating, great beers on tap and a lively atmosphere. This place is buzzing during Reno summer events like Artown and the River Festival. It's located right behind Java...  Read More

The Ole Bridge Pub is located right on the Truckee River and offers patio seating, hardwood floors, specialty draft beers like Scrimshaw Pilsner, Deschutes Hop in the Dark IPA and Rogue John John Dead Guy Ale, organic wines and shuffleboard....  Read More

Ceol Irish Pub
Photo courtesy of Ceol

This popular pub is located just south of downtown and is a cool place to relax and hang out with friends. They have fun Irish live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Its a traditional pub setting with comfortable seating and the drinks are...  Read More


The 1864 Tavern in the CalAve District is an homage to the state of Nevada. The decor is reminiscent of a Victorian home with a slight Steampunk vibe. The bar features Silver State themed cocktails like the Gold Rush with Whiskey, Honey Clover,...  Read More

The Chapel is a small and quiet neighborhood bar in Midtown Reno where the bartender is also the owners and really knows his stuff. This place mixes their own syrups and juices that they use in their cocktails and the beer on draft is unique and...  Read More

Death & Taxes is the harbinger of what's new in Reno. This cool and stylish bar features black walls, black leather sofas, chandeliers and a wall of beautiful spirits. The signature cocktails are updated regularly and feature sensuous...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina

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